Presswatch

PressWatch is a weekly counterpropaganda and Left opinion program hosted by Theresa Mitchell; expect analysis, alternative news, humor, and transgender politics.  

 

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Presswatch on 05/14/09

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Thu, 05/14/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Theresa hosts a special extended edition of Presswatch for Membership Drive.

Presswatch on 05/07/09

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Thu, 05/07/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Ye scurvy barrrnacles! Harken!

Thursday I be preparin' to launch PrrressWench with Peter Leeson, who has written "The Invisible Hook," (get it?), a history of the democracies that we call historic pirate society. 'Tis an eye opener and no mistake.

I need PIRATES who be ready to say "ARRRGH" a lot in the background.

And then I need rum! A lot of rum!

How did the pirate raise his mast?

He used a wench!

Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet?

Because they can spend years at C!

Yes, I'll be using BOTH THOSE AWFUL JOKES AND MORE, so be sure to put in a landin' party. Or at least tune in.

Presswatch on 03/12/09

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Thu, 03/12/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Host Theresa Mitchell speaks with professor Paul Zarembka, author of "The Hidden History of 9-11."

Zarembka will be lecturing and signing his book on Saturday, March 14th at 2PM at Laughing Horse Books, 12 NE 10th Ave, Portland Oregon

Zarembka addresses the question of how much insider trading occurred in the days leading up to 9/11. Also, how compromised is the evidence against alleged hijackers because of serious authentication problems with a key Dulles Airport videotape? To what extent does the testimony of more than five hundred firefighters differ from official reports of what happened at the World Trade Center buildings that day? How inseparably connected are Western covert operations to al-Qaeda?
How is Islamophobia used to sustain US imperialism?

Paul Zarembka is professor of economics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Editor since 1977 of Research in Political Economy, this series of twenty-four annual volumes addresses economic and political issues from the perspective of the social classes involved. He is the author of Toward a Theory of Economic Development and editor of Frontiers in Econometrics. Daniel McFadden’s chapter in the latter was a cited motivation for McFadden’s 2000 Nobel Prize in Economics. Zarembka is coeditor of Essays in Modern Capital Theory. He has been a senior researcher at the International Labor Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, a Fulbright-Hayes lecturer in Poznan, Poland. Currently working within the Marxist tradition on a book on the accumulation of capital, he been a union president on his campus and is currently its grievance officer for academics. The Hidden History of 9-11-2001 first appeared in 2006 as part of the Research in Political Economy series.

Presswatch

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Thu, 01/29/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Host Theresa Mitchell speaks with Jack D. Forbes, author of "Columbus and Other Cannibals." Forbes is professor emeritus and former chair of Native American Studies at the University of California at Davis. He was instrumental at the start of the Native American Movement in 1961, and went on to found Native American Studies programs across the country as well as an indigenous university.

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Thu, 12/25/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Theresa Mitchell hosts a special hour-long show with an emphasis on the God delusion.

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Thu, 11/06/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Theresa Mitchell hosts a special one-hour version of the show.

Presswatch on 10/09/08

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Thu, 10/09/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Host Theresa Mitchell interviews Peter Phillips. Phillips and Project Censored co-authored the new book Censored 2009,  reflecting media research from March 2007 to April 2008. Introduction by Cynthia McKinney. Cartoons by Khalil Bendib.  This year’s top stories include real news from Iraq, behind the scenes plans for the Security and Prosperity Partnership ("NAFTA on steroids"), US militarization of Latin America, an Executive Order to seize protesters’ assets, and the Act to rout out “Homegrown Terrorism.” Featuring contributions by Yes! Magazine, FAIR, the Index on Censorship, the Center for Media and Democracy; Project Censored special research on media reform in the Truth Emergency movement, and much, much more.

Presswatch on 10/02/08

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Thu, 10/02/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

A special one-hour Membership Drive Edition on the financial crisis. Theresa interviews Robin Hahnel, professor emeritus of economics at American University and currently visiting at Portland State University. Hahnel's most recent books are "Panic Rules!: Everything You Need to Know About the Global Economy," "The ABCs of Political Economy: A Modern Approach," and "Economic Justice and Democracy: From Competition to Cooperation."
 

Presswatch on 09/25/08

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Thu, 09/25/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

A special one-hour Presswatch featuring host Theresa Mitchell speaking with David Ray Griffin about his new book, "The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé." In this book Griffin updates"The New Pearl Harbor" chapter-by-chapter. He says the case against the official account constructed by independent researchers - who now include architects, engineers, physicists, pilots, politicians, and former military officers - is far stronger than it was in 2004.

 

Presswatch on 06/12/08

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Thu, 06/12/2008 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Host Theresa Mitchell interviews investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill about the new edition of his book Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army. Scahill will be speaking at Powell's City of Books on Sunday, June 12th at 7:30PM.   

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Tasers, intimidation, and new mind control technology...

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Wed, 12/19/2007

Tasers, intimidation, and mind control technology under Bushite fascism

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Naomi Klein and "The Shock Doctrine"

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Wed, 12/05/2007

Naomi Klein discusses imperialism, torture, and the Chicago School of predatory economists with Theresa Mitchell.  Preceded by a discussion of the current propaganda preparing the public for war with Iran in the Spring.

It pays to monitor terror exercises...

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Wed, 10/17/2007

The warning of a sudden terror exercise in the refinery "national sacrifice area" in Texas came last night; the suspicious blast came early this morning.  It would appear that monitoring exercises like Vigilant Shield and TOPOFF is essential to our survival.

TOPOFF 4: Captain May

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Wed, 10/10/2007

The world's largest counter-terror exercise is centered next week in Guam, Arizona, and...Portland?  As thousands of armed government agents descend on PDX, can we be sure no "false flag" event will ensue?

Six loose nukes?--or a propaganda stunt?

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Wed, 09/05/2007

Loose nukes, or a propaganda stunt?  Theresa Mitchell digs for details from military personnel and the Web.   The more one looks, the less likely the story appears.

Capt. May interview/Noble Resolve pt. 4: Death Map

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Wed, 08/15/2007

Capt. May of Ghost Troop, military affairs correspondent for the Texas Iconoclast, discusses the ongoing revelations about the Noble Resolve exercise scheduled for Aug. 20 in Portland, including the exposure of a detailed atomic blast map composed in April by a neocon-led study group.  See portland.indymedia.org and texasicon.com

Noble Resolve monitor--part 3

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Wed, 08/08/2007

More info on Noble Resolve from research and listeners' comments; update on Valiant Shield massive naval war games, upcoming Malabar war games in India

July 19th PressWatch: war provocations

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Wed, 07/18/2007

Discussing the Noble Resolve and TOPOFF exercises in the context of US war porovocations, including 9/11

Presswatch 2-21-08

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Theresa Mitchell hosts Presswatch, the News You're Not Supposed to Know.

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The best program on the airwaves.

We need more programs like this.  Theresa, you are fantastic!

a new story idea!

How about a story about Theresa Mitchel's suggestion on Indymedia that a person with a military background should not be protected from harassment?

 

03-25-10

Gald you are back.  Tell it like it is sister!

One Love

Michelle

Virus researcher live next week on PressWatch

The creator of recombinomics.com, internationally reknowned virus researcher Dr. Henry Niman, will be interviewed August 13th on PressWatch at 9AM. Call in with your comments.

Don't Inject Me (the Swine Flu Vaccine Song) by the Health Range

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiXmw5a9kiM

 

Michio Kaku at http://kboo.fm/node/13358

It was a blast getting to meet Michio Kaku, the co-founder of String Theory. The man is a titan, not because he's eclipsing Hawking's and Sagan's video legacy, but because he's constantly contributing to the cutting edge of theoretical physics. One of the first (off-air) things I asked him was whether he was the exercising sort, because I couldn't figure out how he did so many things without collapsing from exhaustion--he's been on book tour for a month now, has another month to go, he's being filmed for a new 12-part series based on his book Physics of the Impossible--and he seemed quite poised. But he says he's not an exerciser, although he likes to figure-skate (!!).

Well, when conducting the interview on air, I figured it out. At one point in the audio ( http://kboo.fm/node/13358 ) you can hear him say the phrase "like this phone interview." But he was right in front of me. I noticed then that his eyes drifted to his right while he was expounding, and his left eye had an occasional rapid dance to it. He was working on his theory as he responded to my questions! I think he was probably developing mathematical solutions--just a feeling. But it was clear that he could meta-multi-task. I mean, I had his attention, it's just that he had SO MUCH MORE BRAINPOWER to work with, that he could have a lively conversation with me, and do some intellectual heavy lifting at the same time. Damn.

Theresa

well waddaya know

Theresa Mitchell

Thursday's audio: http://kboo.fm/node/6089

Friday, February 29, 2008
a lovely day for revolution

Years after left commentators (like myself) began pointing out that we had a million people in prison--no, two million--no, more than any other country in history--no, two-point-two million--it's come out that one in a hundred persons is actually behind bars in this massive prison state:

http://rawstory.com//printstory.php?story=9483

What's left to say? If punishment stopped drug use, it would have ended in the Seventies, and if capitalism were the ultimate system, it would not be constantly associated with crime. I maintain that a capitalist society deserves crime--especially a cruel capitalist nutcase society like this one, in which people must rob banks to pay for their young children's cancer treatments. Well, no one can argue now that we aren't getting what we deserve! One in a hundred--incredible! Nearly three million completely chained and enslaved!

This is not enough for the police-state mentality, which also wants to criminalize dissent. Dig this:

"DEVICE WILL HELP SAN JOSE CONTROL LOUD CROWDS

By Sean Webby

San Jose Mercury News (2/25/08)

Think louder than a jet engine. Think the front row of a Metallica concert. Think of the piercing scream of a smoke alarm - inches from your ear.

Now, imagine a bad guy, holed up with hostages, refusing to budge, surrounded by sharp-shooters and anxious neighbors. [notice how the discussion is immediately drawn to scary criminals rather than to the demonstrators this will be used on--tm]
Instead of bullets, San Jose police can blast him with the latest in high-tech cop gadgetry: a dish-shaped, sonic weapon.
This ear-splitting, mind-blowing device is growing in popularity around the globe, used by soldiers flushing terrorists out of caves in Afghanistan to cruise ships scaring off pirates in the sea off Somalia.
So why did San Jose plunk down $27,000 in state grant money for its own Long Range Acoustic Device?
Police say it will be used mostly as a high-grade sound system to clearly amplify a police officer's order at great distances. But it can also be used as another of the department's "less-lethal" weapons, along with Tasers and 40mm projectile guns.

....[more at san jose mercury news]
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Of course, LRAD is not just a loudspeaker, but a focused sound device that can torture an individual in a crowd or make her think the voice of God or demons or whatever is speaking only to her.

Our mental conditioning towards fascist collaboration is at an advanced stage. I had to attend a training class for security and safety on my job—I drive a municipal bus—and in stead of teaching us how to deal with the inevitable strong earthquake for this region, or how to manage after strong storms, we were shown pictures of bombs and told to sweep the bus after every trip. We were told about the appearance of weaponized anthrax, and warned to call if someone left their backpack on the bus.

I was furious at this blatant fearmongering and risked my job speaking out against it at the meeting. The response was interesting; it was as if I could not be heard. I was ignored studiously, as if I were the voice of Satan. “Anthrax?” I jeered, “there’s no anthrax.” And indeed the only weaponized anthrax available, Ft. Detrick’s special de-staticized powder, was unlikely to re-appear considering that Lt. Col Philip Zack is out of the country. But we were to pretend that the stuff could appear at any time, and we’re expected to help create a a hysteria, the next time someone spills their flour or Coffee-Mate or whatever.

If there were any truth to the post-9/11 fearmongering, one might expect some furious defense from the instructor of the class when I raised objections. But there is of course no reason to do all the ridiculous things we do in the name of security, because the threat is far less significant than the threat of car accidents, smoking-related disease and deaths, alcohol-related injury and deaths, and deaths from poor nutrition. Compare the numbers of deaths in the US over the past ten years, add in death and injury from crime, and the ratio is staggering. Terrorism is not a statistically significant problem in the US. The only reason to undertake all of these ridiculous measures is to keep the population fearful and under control. And it’s worked beautifully. I refused to let some poor shmo put his gasoline-powered scooter on the bus, because of course the potential gas spill could injure dozens. He was too dim to understand, and felt persecuted, but there was nothing I could do; as I drove away, another Einstein commented that it was a good thing I had not allowed the man on, because ‘he could be a terrorist and might have wanted to blow us up.’ I don’t blame people with mental disabilities for their condition; it’s shocking to think on, but nonetheless true, that half the population, by definition, has an IQ in the double digits. I blame vicious demagogues for taking advantage of them. And as the neocon demagogues know, there is a strong intimidation factor to a blatantly false idea, when it is repeated as gospel by the masses of weak-minded, politically uneducated people.

Don't let it stand. Say something.

Well Waddaya Know

Thank you for writing this article. It is such a shame that the American people can be suckered into believing anything. The chances of a person being killed by a terrorist in the United States is 1 in 100,000. The chances of someone being killed by disease, car accidents, suicide, pollution is 1 in the 1000+. It is all political hype to get people to support Bush and make him and the oil companies that he represents richer. He cares nothing about the American people or how many of us he sends over to fight and die for his war. Thank you again for writing this and hopefully the American people will read it and actually open their eyes to what is happening in the USA!

 

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