On this week’s episode of Real Politik James speaks with environmental activist and award-winning filmmaker Michael J. Murphy, director of What in the World Are They Spraying? (2010) and Why in the World Are They Spraying? (2012). The feature-length documentaries have brought the controversial topic of geoengineering or “chemtrails” to an entirely new level.
James is joined on this week’s Real Politik by Mickey Huff, director of the internationally-recognized media education and activist organization Project Censored,. Huff is professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay area. He is also co-host with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips of the Project Censored Show. The program airs weekly as part of The Morning Mix on Pacifica’s KPFA Free Speech Radio in Berkeley, CA. He is also on the steering committee of the Media Freedom Foundation, Banned Books Week, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, and the National Coalition Against Censorship. More…
Free Mind Films’ New Feature-Length Documentary
Author James Perloff and Free Mind Films producer Chris Emery join James on this week’s Real Politik to discuss ShadowRing, Free Mind Films’ most ambitious project to date. The full-scale historical overview of the world’s power elite is scheduled for release June 6th on DVD and June 11th via pay-per-view. Perloff and Emery explain their roles and experience in the film financing, production and marketing.
Directed by Austin Green (A Noble Lie, State of Mind) ShadowRing provides a broad-ranging history charting the hidden influence of the transnational power elite on American foreign and economic policies over the past century. The film’s script was written by Perloff, based on his books, The Shadows of Power (1988) and Truth is a Lonely Warrior (2014), and narrated by Hollywood producer and actor Kevin Sorbo.
Internet traffic is buzzing about Jade Helm, a U.S. military exercise scheduled to begin July 15 (but according to latest reports in June) and end on September 15. It is to take place across a number of states, especially in the Southwest, and involves several branches of the military, including the 82nd Airborne, Navy Seals, Green Berets, and other Special Ops.
There is broad concern that the drill will transition into the onset of martial law. Some factors fueling the alarm: (1) No drill this extensive has ever occurred before; (2) it includes nighttime activities, air drops near towns, and attempts to infiltrate and “blend in” with civilian populations; (3) the exercise is unlawful as it violates the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits domestic deployment of federal troops in civilian areas (section 4 of the Constitution allows it in cases of “domestic violence,” but that is clearly not the situation here); (4) the operation’s field map has labeled Texas, Utah, and certain Southern California counties as “hostile” territory – troubling, since these areas also happen to contain populations especially known as constitutionalist, religious, and/or patriotic.
Veteran Alternative Health Advocate and Media Producer Gary Null Responds to KPFA’s Censorship
By Gary Null
On May 8 MHB carried news of Pacifica Network station KPFA’s decision to censor an interview of alternative health advocate, broadcaster, and independent media producer Gary Null conducted by Bonnie Faulkner and scheduled to air on May 6. The discussion centered on the vaccines and California’s SB277 legislation targeting families that question or choose to have their children opt out of the federally recommended vaccine schedule. Shortly thereafter KPFA program director Laura Prives issued a statement seeking to justify KPFA’s decision by attacking Null through a number of unfounded and inflammatory statements. Below is Null’s recent response to Prives.-JFT
Alternative media pioneer and political commentator Michael Rivero joins James on this week’s Real Politik. Rivero is the founder of whatreallyhappened.com and host of The What Really Happened Radio Show, syndicated Monday thru Friday on Genesis Communications Network, and available daily via streaming and podcast here.
The two discuss Rivero’s political awakening, his twenty year involvement in alternative media as a blogger and broadcaster, the ingredients of What Really Happened’s continued success, and national and global events that portend a new era of social and political awareness. With the idea of renewal in mind, Rivero is working on a book, The Blueprint for the New America, which he plans to have completed in 2016.
By Patrick Murphy
Listening to James’ fantastic interview with James Perloff, I developed a thought. The topic was the bit just after the halfway mark, when he was talking about the history of television, and how the bad guys got those machines into our houses as a sort of Trojan Horse, a gift that anyone with a mind crafted in Western Civilization would look forward to receiving. Leave It To Beaver warmed our hearts; Lucy made us laugh. No one could object to the content back then. It was anything but the Devil’s Box.
This week’s guest on Real Politik is political cartoonist Ben Garrison. In a sea of largely homogeneous editorial cartooning, Mr. Garrison brings a truly unique voice and vision. Presently a freelance commercial artist, Garrison’s first cartoons appeared in The San Angelo Standard Times in the early 1980s. He was also a graphic artist at the The San Antonio Express News and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
In 2008, the big banks were bailed out, which served as Garrison’s wake-up call. Like many other outraged Americans, he wrote his senators and congressman, urging them vote against the bailout, but he was ignored. The bailout marked the point where Mr. Garrison felt he had to do something. He wanted to ring alarm bells and so he became a citizen muckraker. In 2009 he began drawing editorial cartoons that skewered the Federal Reserve and the growing police state in America. The Internet made it possible for his cartoons to be seen by millions all over the world. The Internet also made it possible for anonymous entities to deface his work, libel his name and make him into the most trolled cartoonist in the world.
On November 30, 2014 Independent Media Solidarity, a collective of independent researchers and video producers, released its groundbreaking documentary, We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook. The two-and-three-quarter hour presentation lays out compelling evidence and analyses suggesting that the December 14, 2012 Newtown shooting was an emergency exercise presented by government, law enforcement, and major media as a genuine event.
On this week’s edition of Real Politik we are joined by Kris Millegan, publisher of that modest yet significant book imprint, TrineDay. Millegan discusses how in the late 1960s his father, a veteran OSS and CIA operative, explained to him that the world’s major institutions were greatly influenced by “secret societies.”