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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 05/17/12

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Thu, 05/17/2012 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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News You're Not Supposed to Know

Is the Euro collapsing? Will the Chicago NATO summit culminate with a fascist crackdown? What's the latest on the Occu-Flu? Get the latest NewsYou're Not Supposed To Know.  Help KBOO raise $1000 during this show and get a free e-book!

Presswatch on 03/29/12

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Mickey Huff of Project Censored

Theresa Mitchell hosts a special one-hour version of Presswatch. Her guest is Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, editor of Censored 2012: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2010-2011, and a member of the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation. He is currently an associate professor of history at Diablo Valley College (DVC), located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Huff is radio co-host of the Project Censored Show with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips.

Presswatch on 03/08/12

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Thu, 03/08/2012 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Patriarchy, viewed via the transgender lens!

 Yes, there will be headlines; but then I'd like to talk about patriarchy, and invite your calls.  I lived as a male for 43 years, most of that time believing that I was one; now I've lived for a decade as a transwoman.  The view from here: we live in an artificial, longstanding, dehumanizing system of domination, immiserating women and choking the vitality of men.  I'll explain....

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Presswatch for 01-12-2012

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Thu, 01/12/2012

Topics include the Afghanisatn incident, war is psychosexual, the impending war with Iran, the latest of Fukishima, Arctic methan plus listener calls.

  • Length: 26:50 minutes (24.57 MB)
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Presswatch on 12/29/11

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The news you're not suppposed to know from 1811, a review of 2011 and listener calls.

  • Length: 56:45 minutes (51.96 MB)
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Presswatch for 12-22-201

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Thu, 12/22/2011

Topics include the National Defense Authorization Act, global warming releases greenhouse gasses, Mayan ruins in Georgia and listener calls.

  • Length: 27:23 minutes (25.06 MB)
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Presswatch for 12-15-2011

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Thu, 12/15/2011

Topics include the situation in Iraq, the Jazz timber sale in the Bull Run Watershed, a letter from port truck drivers andf listener calls.

  • Length: 25:35 minutes (23.42 MB)
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Presswatch for 12/08/2011

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Thu, 12/08/2011
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News You're Not Supposed to Know
 
The latest news from the Occupation Movement, protests at the white house, Newt Gingrich, problems with oysters, mysterious bruises and other injuries in Japan, global warming and the occupation, housing issues, changes to the post office and listeners' calls.
  • Length: 70:33 minutes (64.6 MB)
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Presswatch for 12/01/2011

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Theresa Mitchell with News You're Not Supposed to Know.   News of spying devices, the Faciast Playbook, crime rates and the Occupation, Senate bill 1867, the changing face of law enforcement in America, bank bailouts, and listener calls. 

  • Length: 26:53 minutes (24.6 MB)
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Presswatch for 11/17/2011

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Theresa Mitchell with News You're Not Supposed to Know.  News of the occupation, activities of the N17 coalition, local calls and a report from the Steel Bridge Occupy Sit-in.
  • Length: 25:51 minutes (23.66 MB)
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Occupy Portland! What about those "problems"?

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Thu, 11/10/2011

Host Theresa Mitchell takes on the rumors and accusations about Occupy Portland pointing the finger right back at the system that has created the problems represented by street people with mental health issues.She takes on the media that has worked hard to stir up fears of violence.

  • Length: 30:39 minutes (28.07 MB)
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Presswatch 11/03/11

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Per Fagereng guest hosts today. He speaks with John Miller, National Coordinator of the East Timor and Indonesia Network or (ETAN) about a Protest to Reject Honoring Henry Kissinger by the New-York Historical Society.

On Monday, November 7, protesters will gather outside the Waldorf Astoria Hotel to express their outrage at the honoring or former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger by the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS).

John Miller says “Kissinger’s policies were from the 1% for the 1%, and the 99% suffered the consequences. The survivors of those policies can not forget and neither should we.”

Historians criticized the politicization of the society: "With this honor, the society throws away 200 years of distinction, sacrificing its standing, subverting and junking a major historical institution by politicizing it. While N-YHS has a right to its politics, there's no doubt that in bestowing this honor on Kissinger those politics are vile. The trustees of this once-great Society should resign. We need a new New York Historical Society," wrote Jesse Lemisch, Professor of History Emeritus, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York and Staughton Lynd, Independent Historian said in a statement.

Among the organizers of the upcoming demonstration are ETAN, War Resisters League NYC, War Criminals Watch, Code Pink, Campaign for Peace and Democracy, World Can't Wait, Brooklyn For Peace and Veterans for Peace–NYC Chapter 34.

http://www.etan.org/etan/2011micaapp.htm

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Presswatch 10/27/2011

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Thu, 10/27/2011

Theresa Mitchell and the news you are not supposed to know.  News:  The shooting of a Marine in Oakland, BP oil confirmed in the gulf.  Interview with William Black about BofA's moving it's derivatives to be covered by the FDIC.

  • Length: 27:20 minutes (25.02 MB)
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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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