news, activism, leaders

leave comment

micro blog


rss feed


external RSS feeds

RSS feeds intro

good sites


new chgs

fresh playlist

playlist intro


my RSS opml

A-Infos Radio Project



FLOSS/Software Libre



Shortlist: Independent Alt News sources



Peter Martin Phillips Intro

Robert Parry Intro

Peter Dale Scott intro

William K. Black Intro

Ray McGovern Intro

Seymour M Hersh

William F Pepper intro

Joe Lauria Intro

Sharyl Attkisson intro

Thomas Linsey Intro

Stephen F Cohen Intro

John Kiriakou intro

Lance deHaven-Smith intro

Micky Huff intro

Kathy Kelly intro

Eva Bartlett intro

Michel Chossudovsky Intro

Vanessa Beely Intro

MMT Economist L. Randall Wray intro

Michael Hudson Intro

Steve Lendman Intro

William Binney Intro

Alison Weir intro

Margaret Flowers intro

Andrei Raevsky “the saker” intro

Ellen Brown Intro

Dave Winer Intro

Dave Lindorff intro

Eric Zuesse Intro

Abby Martin Intro

Gareth Porter intro

Stephen Gowans intro

David Talbot intro

Norman G Finkelstein intro

News Websites I’m vetting/trying out

Authors I am watching/vetting


activist tweet ideas/microblog

Below are short posts linking to an article or podcast.

I sample a wide variety of Internet sources via RSS. The goal of these posts is to introduce legitimate news websites, writers and podcasts.

Pls share, tweet, blog, or group-email; promote the article, message, website, or journalist. | co founder Pam Popper

We will assist in the development of state associations that can support these lawsuits; and help to recruit lawyers, to develop legal strategy, to identify and train expert witnesses, and to raise money.

How: By filing lawsuits like the landmark suit filed first in Ohio claiming that there is no emergency and that the government’s response and restrictions are unwarranted. has activist groups in several states working on health freedom/ anti jab-mandates. I understand MA has had notable results.

Dan Kovalik | author : “How CIA the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia” 57 min

In 1994, Ukraine voluntarily gave up its nuclear weapons. As part of the deal, Russia and the U.S. agreed to “respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine . . . and that none of their weapons will ever be used against Ukraine except in self-defense.” Putin has embarked on a full-scale invasion of the country with the clear intention of overturning its government and taking over the country. Yet, there are many in the U.S., including Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, who sound like Putin apologists in their coverage of the war. We speak to Dan Kovalik, author of “The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia.” He helps explain that thinking and its connection to the Russia-Trump collusion hoax. | update since 2012 coup

posted Thu 02 Dec 2021

Our guest Anton Chaitkin’s new book Who We Are – America’s Fight for Universal Progress, from Franklin to Kennedy digs deeply into the historical realities which presaged the inequality struggles of today, namely the fight for the rights of humanity over the power of privilege and money.

What If The Big Reveal Already Happened?

the Big Reveal has already happened. All of the information needed to show people that we are ruled by murderous tyrants who shouldn’t be left in charge of their own children much less a globe-spanning empire is already publicly available. Any new information that got added on top of that would be treated the same way it’s been treated up until now: narrative managed and memory-holed into oblivion.

New changes to Twitter make it even worse for free software users

On IRC and other internal office chats, FSF staff will also often use the Nitter service as a way to view and share microblog posts made to Twitter or to check things like hashtag uses. Nitter uses Twitter APIs to show tweets in a way that’s compatible with both freedom and privacy, since the JavaScript it serves is freely licensed. Yet such setups only work for now. It’s never comfortable to rely on third-party clients, as Twitter can disallow them at any time, and has done so in the past.

‘Regulating The Internet Won’t Fix A Broken Government’ | terrifying sec 230 workarounds considered in UK

Above is an interview of Heather Burns from:

Google Bans from Advertising on YouTube

I am an experienced journalist and filmmaker. My documentary work has appeared on major television networks around the world. For ten years, I was the Executive Producer of Counterspin, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s news channel’s primetime daily debate program. I am the creator and host of, distributed on YouTube and its website.

“nothing to hide…what do I care” | privacy | Gus Hosein

“nothing to hide…what do I care” | privacy | Gus Hosein

“Chris Hedges talks to Matt Taibbi journalist and author, about the rapidly disintegrating media landscape and its consequences.”

Eric Weinstein snip on postmodernism / “self editing” - Lex interview:

“3 chess moves:”

“map the silence…the number of dogs that don’t bark…you gotta be kidding!”

“favorite movie 1971:”

Greenwald quits “The Intercept” | Oct 30 2020

This is consistent w/my concerns about “The Intercept”.

The new mailing list model is bizarre — journalists are ditching the web and going back to email! A censorship issue in part?

Spoiler Effect Article-Collection update.

“The classic case was that the people voted for the Lesser Evil and got both.”

A Biden Presidency Means “The Return of the Blob”

Obama-Biden’s geopolitical accomplishments include a drone war, or Hellfire missile diplomacy, complete with “kill lists”; the failed Afghan surge; the “liberation” of Libya from behind, turning it into a militia wasteland; the proxy war in Syria fought with “moderate rebels”; and once again leading from behind, the Saudi-orchestrated destruction of Yemen.

Stephanie Kelton explains Government “spends first” … deficits … treasury sales not mandatory:

Harvard Prof Lessig on State Leg. intervening on 2020 election

This podcast is legally intricate; had to re-listen quite a bit.

On MA election; pluralitiees; RCV; multi candidate districts

Home for podcasts above:

Libyan Muammar Gaddafi 9/2009 speech to United Nations General Assembly:

Prof Tony Monteiro – blk males vote vs trump

Per Prof Edward Curtin, “The Intercept” sponsored a workshop with Bellingcat.:

I’m cautious when reading The Intercept. It does good work, but my research suggests it’s also censored/slanted.

open/3rd pty 2020 presidential debates | all videos

debate 3 Sat Oct 24

debate 2 Denver Th Oct 8 2020

debate 1 Chicago We Mar 4 2020

civi vs soldier deaths – 9:1 in modern war

dues paying membership|mass membership org

Bruce Dixon/Howie Hawkins | blding a mass mem org | dues paying members | 2016 1h video


Green members are committed to Green principles and a spirit of activism, and we show this by investing in the Green Party. Like union members, Green Party members identify with the key values of our organization; so we invest in it, are afforded a voice and a vote in it, and are a part of something that benefits the whole. Nonmembers are encouraged to join us, but they do not get to decide the course our organization until that time.

drop boxes for your ballot | bypass postal mail

socialist/activist coalitions, blocks/super-coalitions – conflicts | Michael Albert | ZMag/RevZ

Long, pedantic, but pithy/interesting. “discusses some of the kinds of differences that arise among people engaged in activism and suggests…”

9/25/20 Jessica Katzenstein on the Militarization of American Police

164 swat raids daily.

Good several min section at 00:26:45

Katzenstein estimating 60,000 raids per year. With so much military equipment being funneled to police departments from the military and Homeland Security, Scott describes the situation as hardly any different than a foreign army patrolling—and subjugating—an occupied country.”

Germany 1840s through Bismark (much on him), pretty good:

Dan Griffin – bubble/cohort model: test, quarantine, repeat until 14 days “clean” or 10d after positive test if recovered

Skip to 11:45, esp 12:29+

IMP 15:14+ : Anyone w/in 6’ of infected… for 15min should get tested:

  • takes 2-14 days from exposure to infection and subsequent disease/pathology/sickness-symptoms
  • 2-14 days from exposure to infection – some may never get disease nor any symptoms – still can infect others
  • soln: Suspected exposure event, then 14 day quarantine. No sooner than day 3 of quarantine get the test; day 7 or 10 is also reasonable for 1st test. Test again on day 14 to escape quarantine.
    • 17:10 If test positive or show tell-tale sars covid 2 symptoms, then isolate for 10 additional days – if you are symptom free now, you should not be a spreader, and you may join the cohort.

2020 WI voter purge list

Check for your name here:

US B52s flying regularly along Russian border. Russian pilots losing patience.

9/25/20 Gilbert Doctorow on the US Government’s Provocative Russia Policy | interview - mp3

Appears to be Belarus related. | Dr Michael Mina
Rapid, inexpensive paper strip tests can tell you whether you are contagious. Research shows that if taken frequently, these tests could help drive COVID-19 infections close to zero.

Prof Mark Crispin Miller on propaganda sep 2020

Global Research interview starts at 00:29:36

Prog Commentary hour interview by Gary Null:

I may not agree w/70yr old Mark C Miller’s “facts”, but I do agree with his views on propaganda – he teaches a class in propaganda. He may be censored/fired soon – let’s hope not.

Far uv-c light bulbs “safely” disable viruses

In depth, far uv-c” researcher interview:

No known impact on human skin or eyes, but 220 nano-meter “far UV C” destroys viruses in in mid air.

Hard Crackers - 3 nights of the Kenosha uprising |

Important/good/long article about courthouse centered “large multiracial crowd” protest.. and subsequent night’s shooting by Kyle R..Goes into detail about the fires, the crowd actions, mood… until 3am. Six arrests on 1st night.

Having seen the carnage in Kenosha up close, we are convinced this is the wrong path. But what is the alternative? How can we build active self-defense against armed fascists and the state, without falling into the trap of making our primary political activity an engagement with these forces of repression on their preferred terrain? The answer cannot be resolved on paper, but we can say for sure it will be guided not by what we want to destroy, but what we want to build: communities of solidarity, inclusivity, and radical equality, based on human needs and not the dictates of profit.

The last 3 paragraphs of the article are interesting, but inconclusive.

Peace activist David Swanson interviews Main Sen Candidate Lisa Savage
Audio Interview | Covers RCV | rank choice voting

podcast – Intro to Mutual Aid | NYC

Nader on spoiler effect
skip to 50:30

Vaccines Licensed for Use in the United States | vaccine inserts/warnings

refering article:

Rania Khalek 1st hand account of Beirut explosion | Other witnesses

Rania Khalek audio:

Investigative report Kristina Borjesson interviews Charlotte Dennett

BEIRUT: ACCIDENT OR ATTACK? Investigative reporter, attorney and author Charlotte Dennett, who was born in Beirut, worked as a reporter there and is an expert on Middle East affairs, explores the historical context in which the enormous explosion at Beirut’s port occurred and talks about who stands to benefit from the bloody chaos and what agendas are in play in that part of the world.

TWIV podcast |chart of PCR CT level vs time vs xmital

03:10 - 14?+

Dave Lindorff | how 2 western “spies/traitors” saved Russia saved from annihilation by USA

Dave Lindorff interview | Remembering Ted Hall and Klaus Fuchs

A mythology surrounding the dropping of the omnicidal ‘Fat Man’ and ‘Little Boy’ atomic bombs was fostered after the fact by an America eager to maintain its mantle of supreme power, while posturing as saviour and moral arbiter of the newly unmade World. The story, still told and retold today, portrays the United States as a reluctant warrior forced into World War II, and forced to end the Pacific war quickly in order to save lives; in short, forced to destroy cities to save them.

imp podcast series from workers world on China| Essential Dissent WWP

I have only sampled one of the above.

Who The Democratic And Republican Party Censors Are|

Center for Media and Democracy | CMD

Ted Rall

Progressives Should Boycott Biden

virologists optimistic! $1 low sensitivity covid test, could drop R significantly if done daily

The test exists, but is not a product now.

This Week in Virology | mp3

02:22 Guest researcher Michael Mina introduced. 13:37 - 15:04+ : critical section.

Strongly suggest you listen/re-listen . Show notes

The test is quick and can be done at home. It does not catch early covid, but when it indicates covid, Michael Mina claims it is accurate and self quarantine should start.

Michael Mina | “Med Cram” video snips / 5 min


Michigan Goes to Supreme Court to Reverse Laws Easing Initiative Signature Gathering Restrictions During Pandemic

The legal petition/pdf | No. 20A1

MA Initiative for Ranked Choice Voting Qualifies for November 2020 Ballot

Federal District Court Opinion Extending the Time for Oregon Initiative Proponents to Collect Signatures

Plaintiffs argue that these requirements are unconstitutional as applied during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and related government regulations that limit social interaction. Defendant Beverly Clarno, Oregon’s Secretary of State, counters that the initiative requirements are constitutional and that pandemic- related regulations do not alter their constitutionality.

Ballot Measure Featuring RCV Submitted in North Dakota

Acceptance speeches by Angela Walker and Howie Hawkins. Good intro/background on Walker.

42:10 Representing Green Party, Margaret Kimberly

49:11 Ajamu Sibeko Baraka

List of discredited foreign policy NYT reporters by Scott Horton.
Skip in 17:41

slavery reparations | 2 podcasts

: William A. Darity Jr, Kirsten Mullen, Thomas Craemer |radioopensource

Richard Epstein, Chicago Law, NYU Law, and Hoover Inst

File under “anti-spoiler” article – boycott Biden | Ted Rall

Joe Lauria on Assange |detailed background, longish, re-listen to this!
interview M Flowers/Kevin Z: skip in 28:38

1960s Indonesian Genocide | Rania Khalek & Kevin Gosztola interview of Vincent Bevins

“Vincent Bevins, the author of The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program That Shaped Our World

Jun 17 update on Covid, by TWIV virologist panel.

( This Week in Virology: )

Reps. Bowen, Brostoff: Joint statement on incident at Speedway gas station in Menomonee Falls.

press release June 2020

“What happened at that gas station last night was racist, plain and simple. I’m calling on the people of Menomonee Falls to acknowledge the racism in their community and work as hard as possible to make their city welcoming to everyone. In light of the recent violent comments and hostility shown towards the Black community by a number of individuals, including some of their own local elected officials, Menomonee Falls has a lot of work to do. Black people in 2020 shouldn’t have to worry about a Trustee joking about police using live ammunition on protesters, or something as simple as trying to patronize a store without being turned away because of their race,” said Rep. Brostoff.

Recent citizen-action Battleground WI discussions on #GeorgeFloyd

New to me:

In December 2018, the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25) and the Sanders Institute issued an open call to all progressive forces to form a common front.

Do’s and Don’ts of Covering Protests

Michael Hudson |audio/mp3| May 2020 interviewed on  perma-link

Marxist economist Michael Hudson covers stock buy backs (divestment for a given company), China’s handling of debt defaults; debts/bonds that can’t and won’t be repaid, manipulation of the stock market (Fed may be directly buying stocks [we do not know]); and the false aspect of the current stock market “recovery”– in his view it positions smart players to exit without big losses.

Extensive coverage of GeorgeFloyd protests across USA. Mon 01 Jun 2020

Overt Texaco (Chevron now) Env Crimes in Equator , June 2020

Steve Donziger Paul Paz y Mino. Multi billion dollar ruling.

23:40 -

Consider boycotting Chevron gas stations.

Hedges – why Bernie did not run as an independent. What the Dems did to Nader, McGovern.

Apparently Kent State shootings were effective in quelling antiwar movement.

skip in 21:00

29:00 Madison WI

WEC: Releases analysis of absentee voting in April 7 spring election

Howie Hawkins interviewed by Mike Albert on supporting Biden in battleground states| May 17 2020

spoiler effect / lesser of two evils

Howie is relentlessly questioned: why won’t hold his nose and support Biden in the swing/battleground states, while also pledging to fight most of Biden’s policies should Biden be elected. Howie and Albert remain friends. Howie defends his position well.

“Archetypal Wounds and Their Healing Fields”

shame, abandonment, betrayal| mind-body/culture| your “biometric information field”| within and

16:00 shame/honor, abandonment/commitment, betrayal/loyalty

Videos of 2020 Green Party Presidential Debates

WI Citizen Action analysis of Apr 2020 WI Primary



WI Citizen Action Battleground WI podcast

2016 WI recount notes | raw plain text

Joe Lauria on Assange, Manning, Wikileaks |Mar 2020

China’s statement on Covid-19 timeline

The model has been updated to cover not two but three possible public reactions:

(changes noticed on Thu 02 Apr 2020)

  • Limited action /pink/
  • 3 months of Stay at home (poor compliance) /grey-green/
  • 3 months of Stay at home (strict compliance) /turquoise/


The happy case means no hospital overload in WI, through June.

Dr. Fauci Answers Trevor’s Questions About Coronavirus | youtube - Trevor Noah
13 min, down to earth, good advice.

:2024-01-10 Wed:5czwWnhV:end:5czwWnhV:}

jitsi vs zoom;; update on open source meeting tools

jitsi vs zoom | hackernews

Update on Thu 21 Sep 2023:

The most popular jitsi server now requires the person that “opens the mtg” to authenticate with big tech. Not ideal, but only they have to, attendees do not – started about a month ago.

It’s good to know there are alternate free jitsi servers. Here is one I’m trying:

Update on Sun 02 Jan 2022: Jitsi keeps getting better. Unfortunately, I think it still is not suitable for large groups. It’s worked well for a group I’m in with up to 20 people.

AUDIO: Usually good, never noticed large delays (Telegram vid chats may have these). Desktop Jitsi provides a virtual lobby room that allows you to check your own audio before you join a meeting,

Screen sharing: excellent. Cross sharing is practical - everyone can share at same time.

Metrics/troubleshooting, provides: net through put stats; summary totals of “human speaker” talk times

chat: no facility to do a 1 click save chat log, but you may Ctrl-A Ctrl-C it ( do a clipboard copy ).

recording/streaming: Streaming to youtube supported; recording to drop box is supported.

license: GPLV?

Setup: macos folks have to give their browser right to “record screen”.

I’ve used jitsi regularly since Mar 2020. I’m still a happy user in Dec 2022. It uses several google hangouts conventions (uses google’s WebRTC) . Not sure how it holds up under our currently highly loaded (covid19) networks.

Listened to this…Speaks favorably of jitsi for small groups, and discusses mumble, and several other tools:

( I think the pirate party in MA uses ‘mayfirst’ servers.)

Mayfirst has a RSS feed for their podcasts:

– My sense is that jitsi works OK for groups w/up to 35 people (Sep 2021).

For the desktop, you do not have to install anything. For a smartphone, I suugest you install their jitsi app.

You may call into a meeting via a plain old telephone landline.

jitsi help

Jitsi shows your network stats if you move your mouse cursor to the thumbnail view of “yourself” , and then hover over the bar-graph-icon. Lost packets seem to correlate with bad audio. You are also shown upload and download speeds in units of kbps ( kilo (i.e. thousand) bits per second.

could not hear Alice … bug:

I could not hear Alice, so I closed the browser tab and rejoined and in the new instance I could hear Alice.


Netflix had made themselves “antifragile” by employing software they called “Chaos Monkey,” which regularly and randomly brought down Netflix servers. By continually crashing their own servers, Netflix learned how to nevertheless keep other portions of their network running.

Apr 7 election | live alone? – getting your vote witnessed | request ballot thru Mar 30 |in person voting iffy

You may request an absentee ballot through Mar 30:

According to citizens action (Thu Mar 26) /skip in 44:20/ due to the “Safer at Home” directive, you do not have to upload an ID – if you select “indefinitely confined” – please listen to the citizens action audio for confirmation.

Open question: If you live alone, what is a safe way to get your ballot witnessed? Put ballot on the desk, walk 6 feet away, have witness sign…?

USPS Statement on Coronavirus

Per Citizen Action discussion, increasingly looking like in person voting may not happen. Citizen Action discussion of Apr 7 election (skip in 36:40 or 35:30 )

I have been following this site – – for a while (a year or so?) , and find interesting thinking there:

( long w/many links )

Assange case gets mainstream coverage (7min)! Tucker Carlson interviews activist Roger Walters (pink floyd):

Press Release: Recognition of the Rights of the Menominee River | February 18th, 2020

With the river facing grave threats from water pollution, global warming, and the proposed open-pit gold-zinc mine known as the “Back Forty Project,” the Tribe determined that to the protect river it “must secure the highest protections for the river through the recognition of the river’s inherent and legal rights.”

London panel discussion on “Imperialism on Trial- Free Julian Assange” | ~2.5hrs audio

Here’s the audio.

Presenters: Craig Murray, Alexander Mercouris, Eva Bartlett, Peter Lavelle, George Gallaway, Brian Becker, …( several others ). Pls listen!

Legal updates from two lawyers on NYC 911 grand jury status

“Worth the Price? Joe Biden and the Launch of the Iraq War”

interview of Matthew Hoh (audio), also

As chair of foreign relations cmte Biden played a key role in enabling the 2003 Iraq War.

Assange Torture and Interrogation | Karen Kwiatkowski

Torture usually fails to get results, but it sometimes works and it is morally unacceptable in my opinion. Chemical/drug torture was successfully used to get encryption keys from Assange. Assange has been “destroyed”, and mental recovery will take years, or may not happen.

Background on Karen Kwiatkowski.

Per Karen: troops from our “endless wars” return to mostly “red states”, explaining at home, the absurdity of said wars – leads to support in red states for non interventionist foreign policy.

Gareth Porter interview on Iran. Nuclear weapons policy/lack of threat. Why USA has been daemonizing Iran since Reagan

Long must listen history of Iran since Carter – US/Reagan Iraq support for Iran/Iraq war; the truth about Iran nuclear weapons policy/lack of threat.

Rich source of info. I like the interviewer/host despite his libertarian beliefs.

Open letter dialog continues on ‘spoiler effect/safe-state-strategy’

continued by Z Magazine / Mike Albert [“Disagreement and Vituperation”] I do not agree w/Albert, but he attempts to be very fair and rational. He claims some of the GP debate/response was unfair/overly-aggressive, and praises Hawkin’s for his level headed response (earlier podcast?). I think this 23min talk is worth listening to:

Iraq War US Vet testimonials|Michael Prysner @EyesLeft Podcast
Skip in 52:30 for selected (“Winter Soldier” |March 2008) USA Iraq War Vet testimonials. I’ve listened to the 15 min from the start, and about 15 min at the end – all good, but painful to hear. We should be referring current soldiers to this podcast since the provide systematic support for soldiers that what to get out of the military. About Face: Veterans Against the War | youtube channel



“I am grateful for the resolve of the jurors who held out and caused today’s hung jury…It shows that the overreach in foreign policy of the Trump Administration is not popular among the American public.” Flowers and Zeese are members of the Maryland Green Party. “We stand with Greens and other progressives everywhere, who are proud of the actions that Flowers, Zeese and the others, in favor of peace and the self-determination of autonomous nations,” stated Hawkins. “This shows that Greens are willing to do whatever is necessary to stand up for justice.”

NYT Reporter Interviews Sputnik News “On the record”
Skip in 22:20.

Interview of Elias Davidsson who wrote “Hijacking America’s Mind on 9/11”
Actions by Bush to expand responsibility of FEMA to handle terrorist attacks, in May 2001: 11:10.

Ellen Brown interviewed by Tony Gosling on public banking | skip in 30:05
Japan may buy bonds to stimulate their economy and then simply ‘hold on to them’; i.e. effectively forgiving them? Despite this they have low inflation. Not that Japan is a perfect model…

Marxist economist Michael Hudson addresses Poor Peoples Campaign | audio
Multiple references to Marx “Capital, Volume III”. Typical “information dense” Hudson, worth listening to twice.

Interesting historical commentary on Israel since 1967 |Prof Walter L Hixon

‘The Fever’ by Wallace Shawn | read out loud

The Torturers and the ‘Ticking Bomb’: How Torture Became Routine in the Global War on Terror

Tom Perez Stacks 2020 Convention Committees With ‘From the Swamp’ Nominations | rootsaction

Comprehensive coverage of who’s who in DNC 2020: Platform Committee; Rules Committee; Credentials Committee

Original article |Common Dreams

Contested races Milwaukee Tue Feb 18

Handy list of races

H Hawkins responds to ‘Open Letter’

The Open Letter and the DNC | Rob Urie

How to Organize Your Workplace Without Getting Caught | Portside

Stories from the 2019 VZ Embassy Protection Collective Jan 24 2020 | podcast


MKE Stand for Peace Video | Sat Jan. 25 — Global Day of Protest — No war on Iran!

Statements by FRSO, PSL and WI Green Party:

Good turnout from MKE End the Wars Coalition, MKE “Stand for Peace” regulars, FRSO, PSL, and WI Green Party. 220 cities participated according to Brian Becker (‘loud and clear’).

Evers Creates Nonpartisan Redistricting Panel | “People’s Maps Commission”

a January 2019 Marquette University Law School poll that asked about redistricting showed that 72% of respondents supported having a nonpartisan commission draw the maps, with only 18% saying the Legislature should draw them.

Jill Stein on Assange and the New McCarthyism | CN Live video

52 min:

Iraq Conflict History 2011-2020 | Sami Ramadani

Skip in 32:20. Fairly long, and detailed insider narrative – must listen.

My notes on Sami Ramadani

Anti-War activist Mike Prysner Interview @EyesLeftPod

example EyesLeft podcast | 2018-6-30

Carl Grossman on militarization of space / new Space Force |audio interview

Global Network - Keep Space for Peace!:

Trump: Make space great again | Intrepid

Wisconsin Appeals Court Stays Voter Purge Ruling Decision Means More Than 200K Names Will Remain On Voter Rolls For Now

A Wisconsin appeals court has granted a stay of a ruling that could have immediately purged more than 200,000 voters from Wisconsin’s registration list.

video| Cheri Honkala & team [March on DNC 7/13/2020]| near MKE Fiserv Forum 1/10/20


Cheri Honkala and her Poor People’s Army team plan to come to Milwaukee frequently between now and July to plan their March on the DNC actions. Her team is not the same as the local MKE Coalition to March on the DNC.

[Poor People’s Army]

Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
1505 W Allegheny Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Phone: 215-869-4753

#LivesOverLuxury March on the DNC video | Nov 2019

Michael Albert on GP Spoiler effect – open letter to GP/H20 | 20m podcast

I disagree w/Albert, but it’s worth our analysis.

Albert is responding to Hawkin’s:

Michael Albert.

Kevin Barrett (Madison WI) and J Michael Springmann comment on murder of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

Kevin Barrett lives in Madison. Veteranstoday is admittedly a strange website, but the video is from “press tv”.

I respect both Kevin Barrett and J Michael Springmann.

measuring targets of us imperialism: history, economics, geopolitics, culture and iran

By part time Milwaukeean and MKE End The Wars Coalition member, Harry Targ.

As Iranian soldiers refused to fire upon street demonstrators, President Carter’s National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, urged the president to send troops to Iran to save the U.S. regional policeman, the Shah, from overthrow. That proposal was rejected by Carter. […]

In the 1980s, to challenge Iran’s potential for becoming the hegemonic power in the Gulf, the Reagan administration sided with Iraq in the brutal war between it and Iran. In 1988, shortly before the end of the Iraq/Iran war U.S. planes shot down a civilian Iranian airliner killing 290 people aboard. […]

since a hostile Iran could control the Strait of Hormuz, the Iranian revolution of 1979 posed an increasing geopolitical problem for American dominance.

contracted smearing of Svetlana Lokhova. @RealSLokhova 12/12/19 | Jul 2016 Russiagate

Much to unpack/fascinating. I plan to listen twice.

John Rawls - maximize state of “least well off” in society

Skip in 01:30. Philosophical analysis of: liberal democratic society; distributive justice; inequality; primary social goods.

John Rawls, also

A Theory of Justice

Skip in 27:05 for interview of resigned Newsweek journalist Tareq Haddad.

52:52 update on OPCW leaks.

Further Proof: U.S., UK, & France Committed War-Crime on 14 April 2018

White Helmets; OPCW; Douma | Eric Zuesse 12/29/2019

Journalist Patrick Lawrence - first to write a prescient piece calling Russiagate a fraud. | Lawrence interview | mp3

Patrick Lawrence

July 26 2016: Shades of the Cold War: How the DNC fabricated a Russian hacker conspiracy to deflect blame for its email scandal

OPCW Douma Docs | Wikileaks
x-CIA/torture whistle-blower John Kiriakou interviewed about his new and prior books. Topics: CIA torture; CIA vs FBI interrogation techniques; Brenann, George Tenet, Bush/Cheney, Gina Haskell; reporters/researchers: Patrick Lang, Phil Giraldi, Larry Johnson;

media blackout on OPCW worker leaks

3rd-gen dissident/organizer Max Wilbert interviewed by Derrick Jenson

Key concepts/strategies for effective activism/direct action.

Max Wilbert is a third-generation dissident who grew up in Seattle’s post-WTO anti-globalization and undoing racism movement. He has been an organizer for more than 15 years.

Max is a longtime member of Deep Green Resistance and serves on the board of a small, grassroots non-profit. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Communication and Advocacy from Huxley College.

Andre Vltchek reports on Hong Kong

Notes on Andre Vltchek

Andre and the interviewer Chris Cook focus on the strength of western propaganda.

Ranked Choice Voting Finds Support In Illinois

fascinating 2017 insider analysis of CIA, DIA, DOD, NSA … Brennan, Clapper, Flynn, Murray… |John Kiriakou

Kiriakou interview starts 10 min into podcast. CIA, DNI, DIA, DOD, NSA, JSOC, IQT/In-Q-Tel

details on Boliva

What happened – 1980+ to Pensions, 401ks, Health Insurance Costs|Jack Rasmas

Proof that America’s “Deep State” Exists and Controls the Government

A must read! Nothing that new but pulls together crucial evidence about ‘hack or leak’/Russiagate.

The Navy Installed Touch-screen Steering Systems To Save Money. Ten Sailors Paid With Their Lives.


Fascinating article and discussion. It does not inspire confidence!

Calculate and offset your CO2 emissions!


Bellingcat - a questionable news source

Lies, Newsweek and Control of the Media Narrative: First-Hand Account — Tareq Haddad

Tareq Haddad recently resigned from Newsweek. Long article.

Dr. Lee Artz, How to Stage a Coup! Media, Politics, and Interventions in Bolivia |Purdue

Details on ~80 min talk:

 How To Stage A Coup
 1 Recruit, fund opposition for “democracy”
 2 Media propaganda, slander, disinformation
 3 Organize disruption (students, middle class)
 4 Buy, bribe allied support (e.g. OAS, Lima Group)
 5 Misinform public w. fear, threat, values
 6 Plan/ respond to crisis w. post Coup government

Why Won’t Foxconn Tell Wisconsin What It’s Building? - Slashdot

Documents obtained by The Verge show that Wisconsin officials have repeatedly – and with growing urgency – warned Foxconn that its current project has veered far from what was described in the original deal and that the contract must be amended if the company is to receive subsidies. Foxconn, however, has declined to amend the contract, and it indicated that it nevertheless intends to apply for tax credits.

Michael Hudson on gov creation of money.

A must listen July 2019 interview in Winnipeg CA, suggest listening several times.

skip in 10:05 Interview of Michael Albert of Znet on Socialism

Focuses on tension between working class and “professional/coordinating class”. The < 1% “owners” are not so visible; they use “coordinating class”. Jack Rasmas and Michael Albert have an interesting debate.

Dems agree to a horrible National Defense Authorization Act | OpEdNews

Why President Assad’s interview was suppressed

Phil Taylor interviews Steven Sahiounie | podcast

Former Israeli Spy Ari Ben-Menashe on Israel’s Relationship with Epstein

Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign Policy Catastrophes – Eric Zuesse

Ralph Nader on Impeachment of Trump

Donald Trump’s Big Abuses of Power Demand a Big Impeachment

Fri Dec 6 MKE sit in at Wells Fargo - 2min video

6 min video - Milwaukee Climate Strike Rally and March

the movie “For Sama” is propaganda…

The movie covers “east Aleppo in the years 2012 - 2016”.

Most residents of east Aleppo did not want the militants to take over their neighborhoods. The short video, Nine Days from my Window, shows the takeover in one neighborhood. Many civilians fled the east side of Aleppo after the “rebels” took over. […]

This short video describes the situation in west Aleppo, completely ignored by For Sama.

Alex Brower and 10 others (2019/12/08):

Yesterday I and the rest of the Milwaukee 11 demanded @WellsFargo stop funding fossil fuels. We were arrested as part of the civil disobedience. I stand by my actions.

11 Arrested at Peaceful Sit-in in Milwaukee | People’s Climate Coalition - downtown MKE

11 individuals were arrested during a peaceful sit-in at Wells Fargo Bank on Wisconsin Ave, while hundreds rallied and march to the intersection of Water and Wisconsin in demand that Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase Banks stop loaning to fossil fuel companies and their executives and instead reinvest those funds in renewable energy, green infrastructure and sustainable and equitable practices.

Yesterday I resigned from Newsweek after my attempts to publish newsworthy revelations about the leaked OPCW letter were refused for no valid reason.

( Nov 2016 ) On security best practices and activism. Not great, but a few good ideas.

mp3 audio episode-25

Alternate link:

Progress made in Chicago Black Lives Matter work

Must listen recording by Dale Lehman on 2019-11-22. More details

Dec 6 2019 James Corbett “The Douma Hoax: Anatomy of a False Flag”, on Douma OPCW Whistleblowers.

(Dec 2019) He has served his time; now in prison “only because USA wants to extradite him”. Forced to war prison uniform. Deprived of reading glasses. No laptop or computer access. In poor health. Many “hoops” to go through if you want to visit him.

US government drops case against Max Blumenthal after jailing journalist on false charges

“I’m relieved the government has finally decided to drop these phony charges against me. But I’m also disgusted,” Max Blumenthal said, “because I should never have been hauled out of my house and thrown in jail for an obviously politically motivated, false allegation that the police failed to investigate.”

i plan to read this soon

I need to re-listen. Very imp Ellen Brown audio/podcast, on repo market bailout, public banking etc.


‘executive order for a 14-member “Public Bank Implementation Board.”’

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor signs oil lobby-backed bill criminalising free speech - World Socialist Web Site

Gray Zone’s Ben Norton is new to me.

Jill Stein Asks Federal Court to Bar Philadelphia ES&S Vote-Counting Machines | Ballot Access News

“Fair Maps for Wisconsin Summit” video by Dan Folkman

“Wisconsin’s Democratic governor signs oil lobby-backed bill criminalising free speech”

By signing the legislation Evers made Wisconsin the tenth state to adopt legislation written by the oil companies which further enhances the power of the state in penalizing protesters. In fact, the Wisconsin law has the exact same language as “critical infrastructure” bills that have passed with bipartisan support in North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Iowa, Louisiana, Indiana, Tennessee, Texas and Missouri. […]

The sight of thousands of workers, students and indigenous peoples united together against the class enemy has led to the concerted effort to pass the latest raft of anti-democratic laws.

60 Minutes piece “How the Russians Hacked the 2016 Election.” Rebuttal by William Binney and Ray McGovern here:

Vanessa Beeley discusses Syrian “White Helmets”, “May Day Rescue”, Syrian Red Cresent, and Syrian Civil Defense.

What the judge does not tell the jury is that they actually have the power to judge both the facts and the law. But some juries figure that out on their own. If they conclude, as a matter of individual conscience, that the law is evil, immoral, or tyrannical, it is within their prerogative to acquit the accused even if they are convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that he did in fact commit the offense.

long termism, long term view of humanity, consequences of our decisions

Existential risks to future of humanity listed/discussed. 2000 centuries of civilization so far, potentially many many multiples of that are possible if we do not lock in extinction. skip to 5:20

The Rights of Nature | Kat Houghton | TEDx Ashville NC

Ashville NC Climate bill of rights.

The Grass is Greener – 2019-11-23 – Noelle Hanrahan on Mumia Abu Jamal and Prison Radio

Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement | 68 min on US-backed far-right military coup in Bolivia

Ben Norton

interviewed by Joe Lauria Consortiuim News Editor on Nov 24 Save .ORG |

Help stop the sale of Public Interest Registry to a Private Equity Firm

It is certainly the privatisation of a not-for-profit monopoly into a for-profit one, which will benefit a few by inconveniencing millions of others. | Nov 21

Jeanine Áñez, was not the president of the senate; she belonged to the minority opposition party in the senate. And she took advantage of the fact that the legislators of both houses were not there, were in hiding, weren’t able to assist in the discussion, so there was no quorum. So she spoke before a plenary that wasn’t a quorum. I was not legal; you didn’t have enough members of the senate that were present. And declared herself president of the senate, before then saying, “OK, if I’m president of the senate, then that makes me president of the country.”

Peoples of the World With Evo | Nov 15

An Open letter (~2pages) signed by anti-imperialist organizations and individuals … Add your name/organization

We, allied anti-imperialist organizations and individuals across the world condemn the rightwing coup against indigenous president Evo Morales that forced him and other members of the Bolivian government to resign.

This is a world writable google doc that you or your org may sign. Signin to google and use this link:

Click on ‘Organizations and Individuals’ in the left-side “outline”. This list is interesting - at least one WI activist signed. The doc is open/vulnerable – let’s hope it is not vandalized.

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus capitulated to the surveillance state last week, by supporting a continuing resolution that included a three month extension of Patriot Act mass surveillance authorities, which they claim to oppose. As Ed Snowden revealed, the NSA and FBI were using Section 215 of the Patriot Act to obtain the records of virtually every phone call made in the U.S. It was due to expire in December. The CPC could have demanded serious reforms, or forced the law to sunset. Instead, they gave in. On the bright side, activists now have three months to hold every member of Congress’ feet to the fire to insure a repeal of Section 215.

This is current annual goal for FCNL advocacy teams.

There are two AUMF laws in place now from 2001 and 2002. Repealing and then replacing with a new AUMF is not what we want.

Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice & Sustainability | calendar

Worth bookmarking. Covers WI and Northern IL. | Oct 2019

The neoliberal western advisors who took control of these economies – as if this was the only alternative to Soviet bureaucracy – imposed crushing austerity programs to restore macroeconomic “stability” meaning security of their land and infrastructure grabs. […]

The Baltic states, especially Latvia, have lost about 30 percent of their population since the 1990s, especially those of working age. In Latvia, about 10 percent of the loss were Russians who exited shortly after independence. The other 20 percent have subsequently emigrated.

Also referenced here

The action is the first of its kind by a state political party in the United States.

“The American Carbon Bomb” .

Fracking => Texas and PA to become huge CO2 sources.

Skip in 29:55 for Interview of former USA Green Pty VP candidate Ajamu Baraka on permanent war.

“where is the anti-war movement?”
About 30min audio (m4a). Warning: From a conservative website, I am still evaluating. Still it is an interesting discussion about the Iran Internet blackout after the fuel price hikes.

‘New Bolivian government taking TeleSUR off the air in a process of “reorganizing” the media’

the new government has effectively declared the deposed Movement to Socialism (MAS) party illegal, arresting MAS officials and forcing others into hiding or exile in what new government minister Arturo Murillo called a “hunting” down of political opponents.

“A Syrian Kurdish Perspective featuring Kovan Direj” podcast w/interviewers Dan Wright & Joanne Leon.

I found this a bit slow and difficult, but well worth listening to – lot’s of general background on Syria. Kovan is a “life time” resident of Aleppo.

opcw whistleblower on alleged April 7, 2018 Douma chemical attack

‘WikiLeaks Exposes Doctored OPCW Report on Alleged CW Attack in Syria’

The whistleblower said “this misrepresentation was achieved by selective omission, introducing a bias which undermines the credibility of the report.”

Material was redacted “at the behest of the Office of the Director General.”

Related analysis (audio) :

Warning: This is by a leftist blogger LOUIS PROYECT with entirely the opposite view of the whistleblowers; i.e. he strongly supports OPCW basing this on work by GPPI researchers Theresa Lütkefend and Tobias Schneider

Tips on leaving facebook and google. Reasonably complete; appears they update this.

Right to a Healthy Climate Ordinance

Five members of the Washburn County Community Rights Alliance (WCCRA) attended the November town meeting at the Chicog Town Hall the evening of November 13th. One of the members of the WCCRA lives in the township. Back in April of 2019, with the help and support of the WCCRA, the Chicog Town citizen introduced the first version of our Right to a Healthy Climate Ordinance.
Side effect of this March 2019 article – IMP long list of alternative news websites and authors to review.

Ray McGovern on Biden’s vulnerability.

In this video Biden admits on the record to essentially using a billion dollar line of credit as a bribe to get the prosecutor fired.
Police/swat team militarization; hidden police faces – police anonymity;body cams; right to video police w/your phone; right to not give out phone password; Interview with victim


Prof William Robertson interviewed on Boliva. Prof of Latin American Studies, at UC Santa Barbera; also in their Global International Studies Program.

27:42 > Prof Jeb Spraque, UC Riverside. On Bolivia. His blog:

The Bolivian Coup Is Not a Coup—Because US Wanted It to Happen | FAIR US staged coup d’état in Bolivia | Intrepid

“Crime Against Democracy”: U.S. Backed Fascist Coup in Bolivia –

OFAC economic and trade sanctions
“The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is a financial intelligence and enforcement agency of the U.S. Treasury Department. It administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.”

Sanctions guide.

OPCW [Douma, Syria] | Caitlin Johnstone

… leaked Engineering Assessment claiming the chlorine cylinders found at the crime scene were unlikely to have been dropped from the air, and that it was far more likely that they were manually placed there, i.e. staged, by the occupying opposition forces in Douma.


RAY McGOVERN: Ukraine For Dummies – Consortiumnews
John Brennan’s CIA Trump Task Force, by Philip Giraldi - The Unz Review
Boeing plane manufacturing quality control vs safety| Ralph Nader. Whistleblower John Barnett. Boeing marketeers vs engineers.

voting : Trust The Blog — OSET Institute - Open Source Election Technology
DEFCON VotingVillage (@VotingVillageDC) | Twitter

The Ultra-Costly, Underwhelming F-35 Fighter -
Defend GP activists Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. (1) BLOC (@blocbyblocMKE)
Weapons inspector Scott Ritter.

11/2017 Driscoll’s berries back on boycott list

Found on #boycottdriscools

they exploit and abuse their workers, paying as low as $6 a day (often under threat of reporting their undocumented workers to ICE)

Skip in 24:08.

Driscoll’s berries are now back on the boycott list.

$6 a day for 12-15 hours work is explotation, #boycottdriscools

skip in 11:56 “work week radio” 11/28/2017 podcast

#BoycottDriscolls - has flyer you may print -

2017 April Mass PirateCon audio and video

load my playlist to VLC

Skip to next section for what this playlist is.

quick start | 1 line tip

Copy this playlist URL to your clipboard:

linux or macOS | dialog box or menu


( Command-n in macOS )

allows you to paste in the playlist URL in a dialog box. The same step using the GUI menu is:

Media > Open Network Stream…

Then paste in my playlist URL:

linux VLC | hotkey

Assuming you now have the playlist URL in your clipboard; open VLC, place your mouse pointer anywhere in the VLC window, and “type”:


An “Open URL” box should popup, and be filled in w/the playlist URL. You may now click on “Play”.

Long Podcast Playlist, updated nightly

Since ~2007, nightly around 9:15pm Chicago time, from my podcast RSS feeds, I post my ~8 hour audio playlist. There is no music, it’s a progressive mix of: politics; deep state analysis; finance/banking/economy; environment; foreign policy; philosophy; software development; history; general news; labor news; law; science; health/diet …

I manually order & edit the ~8 hour play list as a PLS file starting from the results of a ‘goldenpod’ podcatcher search of my RSS feed list. Several previous play lists are combined w/the recent one, so playing the entire list should take days. The top dozen or so items in the list are “the best”.

The file format is PLS format which should be understood by VLC, or the mpv player. In the past firefox and chrome “knew what to do” with these playlists – sadly, not anymore in 2021; fortunately media player software like VLC “grok” PLC playlists.

Warning: In between each manually edited nightly playlist, I leave a range of “leftover query entries” which you may not reach until say 10 -14 hours; after these are the prior night’s manually edited nightly playlist, and so on… The “leftover query entries” may be marginal or bad quality – I leave them in because sometimes I overlook valuable entries, and want to be able to find them later.

Milwaukee air quality


Peter Hudis Intro

Heard Hudis 1st on this podcast:

They focus on “Life After Capitalism” and his book

The first section I started re-listening to starts at 18:24.

Key section 26:55 - 28:00

He introduces the concept of ‘State-Capitalism’, where industries are nationalized but workers have only swapped capitalist elitist rulers for state ones.

Hudis overview


Review: Peter Hudis, Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

European Economic Union History Nice historical overview, starts in 1957.

M825A1 artillery shell; WP/White Phosphorus “quiet shell”; air burst at altitude by dial-in fuse delay

If used at high altitude the danger is less, and the argument that the M825 WP shells are “safe” is closer to true.

Accrding to IHS Jane’s Weapons Technology Analyst commenting on the discussions surrounding the Israeli use of white phosherous agents in Gaza, “The round so far specified as being fired are the M825A1 which is purely an air-burst white phosherous smoke projectile.” the analyst said. ‘It’s construction and function is highly elaborate and I would say deliberately so to make it inappropriate for anti-personnel use’. M825A1 shell is not defined as an incendiary weapon by the Third Protocol to the Convention on Conventional Weapons because its principal use is to produce smoke to protect troops. White Phosphorous weapons banned by theprotocol are ground or low level burst weapons designed primarily for anti-personnel use. The primary function of the M825A1 is for the rapid creation of a highly effective, but short lived visible and infrared smoke screen.

During the opening stages of Cast Lead land campaign, these munitions were employed at relatively low altitude,

Outside the house lay evidence of the shelling Mrs Halima described. Two white phosphorus shell cases, originally painted light green but burnt by detonations with the metal bent back like tulip petals, were on the ground.

One still had the four tell-tale angle-irons inside to indicate a 155mm white phosphorus shell and was packed with unburned chemical. A poke with a stick to expose the chemical to oxygen was enough to set it burning again, sending out white smoke.

“The boom kicked the dust around the pit as they ran through the drill again and again, sending a mixture of burning white phosphorus and high explosives they call ‘shake ’n bake’ into a cluster of buildings where insurgents have been spotted all week.”

M825 white phosphorus. The M825 WP projectile is an FA-delivered 155-mm base-ejection projectile designed to produce a smoke screen on the ground for a duration of 5 to 15 minutes. It consists of two major components–the projectile carrier and the payload. The projectile carrier delivers the payload to the target. The payload consists of 116 WP-saturated felt wedges. The smoke screen is produced when a predetermined fuze action causes ejection of the payload from the projectile. After ejection, the WP-saturated felt wedges in the payload fall to the ground in an elliptical pattern. Each wedge then becomes a point or source of smoke. The M825 is ballistically similar to the M483A1 (DPICM) family of projectiles.

M110A1 White Phosphorus (WP) projectiles are available for 105mm and 155mm howitzers.

The M110 / M110A1 White Phosphorus (WP) projectiles are available for 105mm and 155mm howitzers. Used for screening, spotting and signaling purposes, they have an additional incendiary effect on a target and processes casualty producing effects. This burster-tube type projectile is ballistically similar to the M107 HE (155mm)and M1(105mm) projectiles. It can be fitted with a mechanical time Super Quick fuze M582 or M557/M739 PD fuze.

Jan 2009 White Phosphorus Used by Israel

Gary Null Show Thu Apr 6 2017

Report excoriates Israel’s use of white phosphorous in Gaza

Israeli rebuttals on use of White Phosphorus

… the M825A1 is not a weapon

The American 155mm M110A1 artillery shell is a white phosphorus MUNITION. It’s full to the brim with solid white phosphorus. THIS is what will burn you.

I lean away from above article, but will try keep an open mind.

The author claims the felt pads covered in WP burn out quickly. Her own video shows that the bright glow abruptly stops soon after hitting the ground; but I noticed a dim glow on the ground persists, and that smoke continues - so her own video (the first one shown) does not seem to support her. Another link below suggests they burn continuing to make smoke for about 10 min.

Below I follow up below with related links:

Neil Gibson, technical adviser to Jane’s Missiles and Rockets, insisted that the M825A1 was a WP round. “The M825A1 is an improved model. The WP does not fill the shell but is impregnated into 116 felt wedges which, once dispersed [by a high-explosive charge], start to burn within four to five seconds. They then burn for five to ten minutes. The smoke screen produced is extremely effective,” he said.

The M825A1 shell can create a smokescreen that lasts about 10 minutes and contains 116 felt wedges impregnated with white phosphorus that jettison and automatically ignite when they come in contact with the air.

“Coalition forces use these rounds with caution and always in accordance with the Law of Armed Conflict. When M825A1 rounds are employed, they are done so in areas free of civilians and never against enemy forces,” Scrocca said

US use of White Phosphorus

Economic Motive for America’s Current Wars by Eric Zuesse

Russia has long been the chief seller of energy — mainly gas and oil — in the world’s largest energy-market: the EU, or Europe.

Zuesse says the Obama administration

started, by no later than 2011, its preparations for a coup in Ukraine, which occurred in February 2014, to overthrow the democratically elected President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, who, as had been planned and expected by the U.S. government, turned down the EU’s offer of membership because the highly uneconomic arrangement that the EU was offering would have cost Ukraine an estimated $160 billion. The U.S. government knew he’d turn it down, which is why, when he did say no, on 21 November 2013, the Obama regime had everything prepared to launch

The EU nations weren’t eager to take that $160B burden onto themselves, it was laid entirely upon Ukraine, take-it-or-leave-it, and Ukraine rejected it — and so rejected the rest of the U.S. team’s offer. But Obama’s agent who handled Ukraine continued to run into resistance from the EU, because EU leaders weren’t as fascist as today’s U.S. leaders are. On 4 February 2014, in a phone call to the U.S. Ambassador in Kiev, Obama’s agent on Ukraine said “F—k the EU!” about Europe’s concerns, and to impose atop the post-coup government “Yats” or Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who would do what the U.S. government wanted and would ignore the needs of either Ukrainians or Europeans.

US support of violent neo-Nazis in Ukraine: Video Compilation

Syria Conflict- Index/Capstone Links

Collection of ‘this-blog-internal’ links on Syria Conflict. I organized my Syria links and quote snips, which have been collected over the years. Following through these links should take a few days. Have made an effort to ‘vet the writers’ - typically a 20-40 min web search on them. Several I read or listen to regularly; some maybe new to me – I try to indicate how familiar I am with a writer.

table of contents

List of Syrian-Conlict Journalists and sources

Michel Chossudovsky Intro

on Syria

Seymour M Hersh

on Syria

Gareth Porter

on Syria

Stephen Gowans intro

on Syria

Eric Zuesse Intro

on Syria

Vanessa Beely Intro

on Syria

Rick Sterling Intro

on Syria

Eva Bartlett intro

on Syria Prof Tim Anderson Intro

on Syria

Chris Kanthan intro

on Syria

Citizen Journalist Mark Taliano intro

on Syria

Tulsi Gabbard Intro

on Syria

Abby Martin Intro

on Syria

Origins and Overview of Syrian Conflict 2011+

Us war in Syria planned since 1983 ?

veteranstoday articles need close scrutiny/fact checking, given that warning, take a look:

‘Deliberate Destabilisation of Syria’ by Sheila Coombes

Apr 2014, S Hersh. the-red-line-and-the-rat-line

The Revolutionary Distemper in Syria That Wasn’t by Stephen Gowans 10/2016

What we do know for certain is that on April 25, 2011, nineteen Syrian soldiers were gunned down in Daraa by unknown assailants. The names, ages, dates of birth and death, place of birth and death and marital/parental status of these 19 soldiers are documented in a list of military casualties obtained from Syria’s Defense Ministry.

The list was corroborated by another document – given to me by a non-government acquaintance involved in peace efforts – that details 2011 security casualties. All 19 names were verified by this second list.


April 10 was also the day when we learned of the first massacre of Syrian soldiers – in Banyas, Tartous – when nine troops were ambushed and gunned down on a passing bus.


Ashton disclosed suspicions that pro-west snipers had killed both Ukranian security forces and civilians during the Euromaidan protests.

Says Paet: “All the evidence shows that people who were killed by snipers from both sides, among policemen and people from the streets, that they were the same snipers killing people from both sides…and it’s really disturbing that now the new (pro-western) coalition, they don’t want to investigate what exactly happened.”

A recent German TV investigation the sniper shootings confirms much about these allegations, and has opened the door to contesting versions of events in Ukraine that did not exist for most of the Syrian conflict –


Since early 2011 alone, we have heard allegations of “unknown” snipers targeting crowds and security forces in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Ukraine. What could be more effective at turning populations against authority than the unprovoked killing of unarmed innocents? By the same token, what could better ensure a reaction from the security forces of any nation than the gunning down of one or more of their own?


In early 2011, U.S./UK special forces used Jordan’s military base to organize protests against Assad in a border town called Daraa. With Muslim Brotherhood’s organizational skills and Saudi Arabia’s deep pockets, the protests spread thru Syria. Soon, an organized and armed militia known as Free Syrian Army (FSA) was created by the outsiders.


2011: Special Ops from U.S./UK/Turkey were inside Syria, training the rebels

jan 2017

The demonstrations started in Daraa, a small border town of 75,000 inhabitants, on the Syrian Jordanian border, rather than in Damascus or Aleppo, where the mainstay of organized political opposition and social movements are located. (Daraa is a small border town comparable e.g. to Plattsburgh, NY on the US-Canadian border).

Here are the simple facts: Libya and Syria were a tad bit too independent and successful, and thus have been targeted by globalists for a long time. Ukraine, which borders Russia, is a treasured piece on the geopolitical chessboard – get Ukraine and Crimea, you weaken Russia immensely.

The fundamental ploy in Libya, Syria and Ukraine was the same: rile up the population and then stage a coup in the midst of chaos, while claiming to liberate the people.


Let’s hop on the time machine back to 2011…


Apr 2014, S Hersh. the-red-line-and-the-rat-line

the gas used didn’t match the batches known to exist in the Syrian army’s chemical weapons arsenal


The joint chiefs also knew that the Obama administration’s public claims that only the Syrian army had access to sarin were wrong. The American and British intelligence communities had been aware since the spring of 2013 that some rebel units in Syria were developing chemical weapons.


The UK defence staff who relayed the Porton Down findings to the joint chiefs were sending the Americans a message, the former intelligence official said: ‘We’re being set up here.’ (This account made sense of a terse message a senior official in the CIA sent in late August: ‘It was not the result of the current regime. UK & US know this.’)


Dempsey’s initial view after 21 August was that a US strike on Syria – under the assumption that the Assad government was responsible for the sarin attack – would be a military blunder, the former intelligence official said. The Porton Down report caused the joint chiefs to go to the president with a more serious worry: that the attack sought by the White House would be an unjustified act of aggression.


The Obama administration has never publicly admitted to its role in creating what the CIA calls a ‘rat line’, a back channel highway into Syria. The rat line, authorised in early 2012, was used to funnel weapons and ammunition from Libya via southern Turkey and across the Syrian border to the opposition. Many of those in Syria who ultimately received the weapons were jihadists, some of them affiliated with al-Qaida.


A highly classified annex to the report, not made public, described a secret agreement reached in early 2012 between the Obama and Erdoğan administrations. It pertained to the rat line. By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria. A number of front companies were set up in Libya, some under the cover of Australian entities. Retired American soldiers, who didn’t always know who was really employing them, were hired to manage procurement and shipping. The operation was run by David Petraeus, the CIA director –snip

The operation had not been disclosed at the time it was set up to the congressional intelligence committees and the congressional leadership, as required by law since the 1970s. The involvement of MI6 enabled the CIA to evade the law by classifying the mission as a liaison operation.


‘The consulate’s only mission was to provide cover for the moving of arms,’ the former intelligence official, who has read the annex, said. ‘It had no real political role.’


Washington abruptly ended the CIA’s role in the transfer of arms from Libya after the attack on the consulate, but the rat line kept going. ‘The United States was no longer in control of what the Turks were relaying to the jihadists,’ the former intelligence official said. Within weeks, as many as forty portable surface-to-air missile launchers, commonly known as manpads, were in the hands of Syrian rebels.

So called Syrian chemical weapons Incidents

4/4/2017 Trump’s Idlib/Khan Shaykhun Syria Missle Strike

Aug 2013 Syria “Sarin Gas” incident

Syria: Whose Sarin? London Review of Books, S Hersh, 12/19/2013

4/4/2017 Trump’s Idlib/Khan Shaykhun Syria Missle Strike

The Syria Idlib/Khan Shaykhun attack on Apr 4, and the US missile response on Apr 6:

The missile attack on Shayrat airbase:

Gareth Porter Interview Sep 2017 on Apr 4 Syria Khan Shaykhun incident

peterbcollins comments

Have We Been Deceived Over Syrian Sarin Attack? by Gareth Porter 9/13/17

a conventional weapon dropped by a Syrian plane struck barrels of a pesticide that created deadly phosphine gas that caused symptoms paralleling those of sarin and capable of causing mass casualties.


Chemical weapons have only very small amounts of explosives in the “burster mechanism”—enough to open up the bomb to disperse the chemical, but not enough to cause a crater in the pavement. If a chemical munition had contained enough high explosives to create a large hole in the pavement, it would have burned up the chemical to be dispensed and could not have caused the mass casualties seen in Khan Sheikhoun.


less than two hours after the alleged explosion at the site, showing (at 1.12) the road near the crater completely clear of pieces of asphalt and other debris.


It was not the first time that those working under al Qaeda authority had arranged a falsified bomb crater scene to shape international opinion. After an attack on a Syrian Red Crescent aid convoy west of Aleppo last September, the White Helmets photographed the crumpled tailfin of a Russian OFAB-250 bomb in a crater in a warehouse.


the known characteristics of aluminum phosphide and the symptoms of the victims all indicate a very different explanation: A Syrian high explosive bomb hit supplies of aluminum phosphide stored in a building in the northeast area of Khan Sheikhoun, releasing a cloud of deadly phosphine gas, which caused the deaths and injuries.


accounts from a number of eyewitnesses indicate that an airstrike hit a two-story building about 240 meters southwest of the crater the local authorities and activists claim had been left by the strike, as well as a second building another 100 meters southwest. Photographs in a report by activists belonging to NGOs who support the armed opposition show (pp. 34-35) what had been a two-story cinderblock building that was completely destroyed by the airstrike.


The initial Russian-Syrian account of the event also distracted attention from the real Syrian airstrike in Khan Sheikhoun and the question of what they anticipated would be the consequences of bombing supplies of aluminum phosphide.

The article continues, but I stopped here.

Craig Murray intro

Work by or about Craig Murray

Robert Stuart intro


TODO - same person?:

work by or about Robert Stuart


20min+ Nov 2017 Podcast about 2013 Sarin, skip in 6:22

Aug 2013 Syria “Sarin Gas” incident

20min+ Nov 2017 Podcast, skip in 6:22

Syria: Whose Sarin? London Review of Books, S Hersh, 12/19/2013

[Syria: Whose Sarin? London Review of Books, S Hersh, 12/19/2013](#punch_SyriaO072O_Whose_SarinO077O_London_Review_of_BooksAcomaA_December_19AcomaA_2013)

6/25/17 S Hersh: Apr 4 Khan Sheikhoun bombing/Apr 6 US Missile Strike

The highly decorated Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh is back again, throwing yet another monkey wrench in the propaganda narratives of the US war machine.

Hersh’s latest piece, titled “Trump’s Red Line”, was published in the German publication Welt am Sonntag, reportedly after London Review of Books backed out for fear that it would make them “vulnerable to criticism for seeming to take the view of the Syrian and Russian governments”.

Below I quote from where I first found the article this morning (6/26):

Russian intelligence, which is shared when necessary with Syria and the U.S. as part of their joint fight against jihadist groups, had established that a high-level meeting of jihadist leaders was to take place in the building, including representatives of Ahrar al-Sham and the al-Qaida-affiliated group formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra. The two groups had recently joined forces, and controlled the town and surrounding area. Russian intelligence depicted the cinder-block building as a command and control center that housed a grocery and other commercial premises on its ground floor with other essential shops nearby, including a fabric shop and an electronics store.


“It was an established meeting place,” the senior adviser said. “A long-time facility that would have had security, weapons, communications, files and a map center.” The Russians were intent on confirming their intelligence and deployed a drone for days above the site to monitor communications and develop what is known in the intelligence community as a POL – a pattern of life.


“It was a red-hot change. The mission was out of the ordinary – scrub the sked,” the senior adviser told me. “Every operations officer in the region” – in the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, CIA and NSA – “had to know there was something going on. The Russians gave the Syrian Air Force a guided bomb and that was a rarity. They’re skimpy with their guided bombs and rarely share them with the Syrian Air Force. And the Syrians assigned their best pilot to the mission, with the best wingman.” The advance intelligence on the target, as supplied by the Russians, was given the highest possible score inside the American community.


“This was not a chemical weapons strike,” the adviser said. “That’s a fairy tale. If so, everyone involved in transferring, loading and arming the weapon – you’ve got to make it appear like a regular 500-pound conventional bomb – would be wearing Hazmat protective clothing in case of a leak. There would be very little chance of survival without such gear. Military grade sarin includes additives designed to increase toxicity and lethality. Every batch that comes out is maximized for death. That is why it is made. It is odorless and invisible and death can come within a minute.


evidence suggested that there was more than one chemical responsible for the symptoms observed, which would not have been the case if the Syrian Air Force – as opposition activists insisted – had dropped a sarin bomb, which has no percussive or ignition power to trigger secondary explosions. The range of symptoms is, however, consistent with the release of a mixture of chemicals, including chlorine and the organophosphates used in many fertilizers, which can cause neurotoxic effects similar to those of sarin.


“Did the Syrians plan the attack on Khan Sheikhoun? Absolutely. Do we have intercepts to prove it? Absolutely. Did they plan to use sarin? No.


“What doesn’t occur to most Americans” the adviser said, “is if there had been a Syrian nerve gas attack authorized by Bashar, the Russians would be 10 times as upset as anyone in the West. Russia’s strategy against ISIS, which involves getting American cooperation, would have been destroyed and Bashar would be responsible for pissing off Russia, with unknown consequences for him. Bashar would do that? When he’s on the verge of winning the war? Are you kidding me?”


Within hours of viewing the photos, the adviser said, Trump instructed the national defense apparatus to plan for retaliation against Syria. “He did this before he talked to anybody about it. The planners then asked the CIA and DIA if there was any evidence that Syria had sarin stored at a nearby airport or somewhere in the area. Their military had to have it somewhere in the area in order to bomb with it.” “The answer was, ‘We have no evidence that Syria had sarin or used it,’” the adviser said. “The CIA also told them that there was no residual delivery for sarin at Sheyrat [the airfield from which the Syrian SU-24 bombers had taken off on April 4] and Assad had no motive to commit political suicide.”


Sarin actually is very easy to detect because it penetrates paint, and all one would have to do is get a paint sample.


The intelligence made clear that a Syrian Air Force SU-24 fighter bomber had used a conventional weapon to hit its target: There had been no chemical warhead. And yet it was impossible for the experts to persuade the president of this once he had made up his mind.


“Everyone close to him knows his proclivity for acting precipitously when he does not know the facts,” the adviser said. “He doesn’t read anything and has no real historical knowledge. He wants verbal briefings and photographs. He’s a risk-taker. He can accept the consequences of a bad decision in the business world; he will just lose money.


Option two was a slap on the wrist: to bomb an airfield in Syria, but only after alerting the Russians and, through them, the Syrians, to avoid too many casualties. A few of the planners called this the “gorilla option”: America would glower and beat its chest to provoke fear and demonstrate resolve, but cause little significant damage.

R Parry Jun 7

White House Declassified Four Page Report Accusing “Assad Regime” of Using Chemical Weapons “Against Its Own People”

The above pdf link is from global research.

I find it interesting that the pdf contains no fonts, it is an image; I find that annoying - makes it harder to quote.

The report discredit’s itself in the last paragraph reasserting that Assad used CW in Aug 2013 - this has been proven wrong by Seymour Hersh.

The data provided in these photographs make it clear that the WHR made no serious attempt to collect data that would support its “confident assessment” that there was data to unambiguously support a conclusion that the Syrian government executed a sarin attack as indicated by the location and characteristics of the crater.

The airstrike she saw appears to be the one that was the objective of the Syrian operation in Khan Sheikhoun. The mushroom cloud she saw seems to be the widest of the three mushroom clouds shown in a video taken sometime after the explosion.

Dr. Theodore Postol of MIT, who debunked the original official claims of the location of rockets that hit Syria’s Ghouta area with what appeared to be sarin on August 21, 2013, has come to a different conclusion. Postol says that the carcass of the delivery vehicle – shown in last week’s video and in still photos of the small crater – indicates that the chemical attack was not delivered via airstrike but from the spot on the road where it was found.


Peter Ford is emphatic that this incident will spur ISIS or others to stage similar attacks to trigger further USA (misinformed/wrongful) retaliation.

by Chris Kanthan

Russia’s military insisted that the chemicals were dispersed when Syrian warplanes bombed a facility where militants stored chemical weapons (CW). Russian Deputy Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told the UN Security Council that neither Moscow nor Damascus bore any responsibility for the attack, adding that the video footage was «staged». «All of this is being done to create the necessary information and propaganda environment», said Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman.

Indeed, the exposure to sarin begins to target the muscle and nervous system almost immediately but the pictures show White Helmets handling the corpses of people without sufficient safety gear. Only masks are used, they don’t bother about the exposed skin! It strikes an eye.

The Russian Defense Ministry said the Syrian military carried out airstrikes in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4, hitting production facilities where terrorists stored chemicals, which were previously used in Iraq and the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has dismissed any accusations that the Syrian Army deployed chemical weapons in Idlib.

Russia’s Defense Ministry later said that on April 4, the Syrian air force had delivered an airstrike on the eastern outskirts of Khan Shaykhun to destroy militant facilities used to produce chemical bombs. These bombs were sent to Iraq and were previously used in Aleppo.

NYT v. Russia on Tuesday’s Syria CW Attack by Stephen Lendman

US afraid of real investigation into Syria chemical incident – Russian deputy UN envoy

Rick Sterling Apr 7

Syria Conflict - misc on going article or audio collection

Journalists covering Syria.

Vanessa Beely interviewed by Gary Null about Damascus snipers in Feb 2018

Vanessa is a young, self funded on the ground investigative journalist in touch with the Syrian people.

ckuw/global research on False narratives from Left on Syria Conflict | audio/mp3

audio: Kurds/YPG by Steven Gowans Jul 2017

Eva Bartlett 27min video interview 5/4/2017

Eva Bartlett:

The Revolutionary Distemper in Syria That Wasn’t by Stephen Gowans 10/2016

Canadian Stephen Gowans 10/2016 The Revolutionary Distemper in Syria That Wasn’t

Vanessa Beely interviewed by Gary Null on Syria:

The Real Syria Story No One Wants You to Know About per ‘Newsbud’:

Groups Against USA Involvment in Syria

Centre for Counter Hegemonic Studies (CCHS) conference

White Helmets (Syria)

for nearly 4 years, Russia tried to introduce evidence to the UNSC in order to prove assertions made by the Syrian Human Rights Observatory and the White Helmets were, in fact, fabrications by pro-terrorist propaganda organizations funded by western intelligence agencies.

Vanesa Beely on white helmets:

Corbett Report: The White Helmets are a Propaganda Construct:

Gary Null supplied these two reports in Oct 2017:

Oct 9 Guardian Attack on Vanessa Beeley’s coverage of White Helmets

40 min video interview of Vanessa on Oct 9 2017:

parent article for above video

Syria Conflict Websites

These sites are in my RSS feed list or otherwise notable:

Stephen Gowans blog

You may need to scroll past Stephan’s 1st post:

Search of

Search of

Search of

Search of

Stephen Gowans intro


What’s Left

work by or about Stephen Gowans:

Stephen Gowans Syria Articles in “What’s Left”

Book Review: Washington’s Long War on Syria, by Stephen Gowans


June 2017 interview

Sep 2017:

Reese Erlich


Reese Erlich’s history in journalism goes back over 40 years. He worked as a staff writer and research editor for Ramparts, an investigative reporting magazine published in San Francisco. Today he works as a full-time print and broadcast, freelance reporter. He reports regularly for National Public Radio, ABC (Australia),and Radio Deutsche Welle. His articles appear in Vice News and Foreign Policy. His television documentaries have aired on PBS stations nationwide.

familiarity: 1st heard on Mon 16 Apr 2018

Work by or about Reese Erlich

Gareth Porter intro


Investigative historian and journalist on the national security state and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (2014).

Gareth Porter books

The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (2014) by Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter writes for or syndicated by these sites

Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist and winner of the 2012 Gellhorn Prize for journalism. He is the author of the newly published Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare.

Hands Off Syria Coalition ( Presentation — New York City, July 2017

Vanessa Beely Intro

2018 Vanessa Beeley named by NCTJ as one of Britain’s ‘Most Respected Journalists’

According to the NCTJ, this year’s awardees were nominated by other professional journalists who picked “who they most respect in the media,” and “most embodies the values of journalism that they respect and adhere to,” as part of the NCTJ’s Journalists at Work 2018 survey.

On the ground, self funded, investigative journalist covering Syria, Gaza, and Yemen conflicts. Associative editor at Part of a US Peace Council delgation to Syria in 2016. Known for her coverage of white helmets.

She takes risks, reports from Syria war zones - Aleppo and Damascus for example.

Daughter of Sir Harold Beeley K.C.M.G C.B.E. Middle Eastern Advisor to Ernest Bevin and Special Envoy to Cairo during both Suez Crises.

I am an independent researcher, writer and photographer. I am 100% self-funding which enables me to maintain my independence, unlike so many of the mainstream media and state sponsored so called independent media outlets who are influenced by their donor agendas. I focus also on peace activism and defend the sovereignty of nations and the self determination of their peoples without foreign intervention or destructive meddling in independent state affairs.


My work is re-published at the Ron Paul Institute, Global Research, Dissident Voice, Sott., Greanville Post, The London Journal among others

Critics of Vanessa Beeley

Guardian Attack on Vanessa Beeley’s coverage of White Helmets

What makes her an authority on Syrian politics when she doesn’t appear to have any experience at all outside of that independent research? Did her father’s stature give her entry to the inner circles of Assad? How can she claim there was no 2011 popular uprising against Assad when Syrians & Palestinians who were there testify otherwise?

misc articles/videos w/or by Vanessa Beely:

Tulsi Gabbard Intro

Tulsi Gabbard: A few Articles/Videos about or by :

bill, HR 608, the Stop Arming Terrorists Act


late Apr 2017, Centre for Counter Hegemonic Studies (CCHS) conference

Addresses Syria Conflict.

Conference preview featuring Prof Tim Anderson

Conference videos:

Brendan Stone interview of Prof Tim Anderson covering the conference.

Opposition press coverage pre-conference

Centre for Counter Hegemonic Studies (CCHS)

The Centre for Counter Hegemonic Studies (CCHS) was formed in early 2016 after concern that many western academic bodies constrain, censor and marginalise counter-hegemonic or anti-imperial research and discussion, due to their close ties with government and corporate sponsors.

This conditioning of debate over imperialism, neo-colonialism and struggles for self-determination limits research and debate. It places an effective gag on academic discussion of important contemporary matters.

Don Debar CPR intro

cpr news podcast

Senior Producer at Community Public Radio in NYC. Don seems to be an older seasoned (reporter?) , w/smokers voice, is cynical about Dems; possibly Marxist–Leninist.

I have listened to him on and off over several years, and he is gradually making a better and better impression. A bit old fashioned “in a good way”, focuses on real news, and is not afraid to use bulk on the 30 min on a verbatim recording of a press conference for example. He has a set of interesting correspondents - he interviews each of them repeatedly on a particular weekday, including one in Moscow.

I think I’m getting the RSS feed indirectly through (yes you have to weed through a bunch, but I automate that). You can get the shows direct from:

Example show:


Might be best way to reach:

Cheryl Curtis 911 Researcher Intro

911 Wake-up Call Podcast

Credits: 9/11 Wake-Up Call is a weekly program that challenges the official account of 9/11, which cannot possibly be true, through interviews with key members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, audio clips of revelant speeches, and through discussion of the latest 9/11 and related deep state news. Notes: 9/11 Wake-Up Call is produced in the studio of WWUH 91.3 FM at the University of Hartford and airs weekly on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm and again at 8:00 pm at WWUH 91.3 FM and on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm on WESU 88.1 FM at Wesylan University. It can be heard streaming live at both stations. It is also now carried by No Lies Radio. Earlier editions of the show can be found at

Cheryl and Kevin Barrett have worked together, both have been active at the left forum in 2016/2017.

Email: Cheryl -at-
WWUH 91.3 FM at the University of Hartford
WESU 88.1 FM

Media Integrity in General

On going collection of links.

M Huff/Proj Censored 20190712 | mp3

fake news & truth emergency: 1:35 Clinton election loss blamed on fake news: 02:50 examples: 4:42 nothing new …5:51 fake news is propaganda: 6:24 fake news “how to” Edward Bernes 8:17

On ‘prop or not’ list:

partial list of sites deprecated by google, by Gary Null, 2017

Google notified us that any commercial accounts we had with them were canceled and there was no recourse.

“Fake News” I’m not sure we’re all talking about the same thing. | Project Censored mp3; Dec 2017

Amy Goodman ‘Democracy Now’ Integrity

Open Letter to Amy Goodman ‘Democracy Now’ re Syria Coverage Skip in 15m42s for discussion of ‘Democracy Now’ Syrian coverage.

Washington Post Integrity

how could Hiatt still have the same important job at the Washington Post after being catastrophically wrong about the justifications for going to war and after smearing war critics who tried to expose some of Bush’s lies to the American people? How could the U.S. news media be so upside-down in its principles that honest journalists get fly-specked and fired, while dishonest ones get life-time job security?

New York Times Credibility

New York Times: Great Paper. Great Propaganda Organ | Centre for Research on

Michael R. Gordon Intro/crediblity

he was the co-author with Judith Miller of the infamous NYT story which claimed that Saddam Hussein was trying to obtain aluminum in order to build atomic weapons. This claim was used by the US government to justify the invasion of Iraq but, as we know, it turned out to be false.

My List of RSS Feeds

Here’s the list:

This list is automatically built from my firefox book marks. Not updated unless I exit firefox; I might do that 6 times per month?

To keep it simple, it’s sorted, flat, w/no folders.

I think that using RSS feeds is an effective, convenient way to gather news from a greater breadth of websites and an easier way of evaluating websites for quality and “freshness/update rate”. This list has grown and been pruned over years.

My hunch is over 50% of these RSS feeds are political. There are a significant number of wonderful progressive sites. I include sites that are new/unknown/just trying; and some that I have mixed feelings about.

political, economic or environmental sites; most w/RSS feeds

See also my list of leaders.

Most of these come out of the above list. This list is manual, ie not automated - last updated on Fri 22 Sep 2017.

Included are a few ( less than 10 ) sites run by intelligent/knowledgeable/prolific, hyperbolic, egotistical, and occasionally “dead wrong” personalities. I try to watch myself, to not get trapped by these types; nonetheless, I like to think of myself as tolerant. If the value they provide out weighs their (sometimes significant) faults, they stay on list.

Websites I strongly question

These are sites I’m currently avoiding, and do not recommend:

Aaron Mate comments on bellingcat:

Thot Exp – Fed gov builds $1M Hwy; Transactions: Treasury/Fed/Taxes

Assume a Congress budgeted for a new Federal HWY which costs 1 Million dollars ($1M).

Pls edit/correct my assumptions below. This relatively simple case ends up being quite complex. I want to understand each step. Also, if we can just stick reasonably close to the flow I outline in this example, with minimal deviations, I think it may help me understand.

Caveats on my Confusion

Treasury has power to “spend money into existence” (FED can not do this). Warren Mosler says the Treasury spends first, borrows later; I do not understand this. The fact that I’m missing the significance/meaning of this may be a key to my confusion.

I suspect my lack of understanding for the special powers of a Central Bank may also be an issue.

The process “walk through” step by step

Treasury spends the 1M first, then borrows

From R Wray, I understand the way US treasury spends money is by writing checks against it’s account with the Central Bank (the Fed), right? Treasury can not bounce checks. So when it spends the $1M, it’s account w/the Fed is debited $1M, right? This seems to contradict the idea that Treasury is spending $ into existence.

T-bills worth $1M are created/sold by Treasury to private banks

If Treasury does not have the money in CB (ie the Fed), then I understand one way to go is to create/issue new T-bills to raise this cash. These T-bills obligate the bond issuer (the Treasury) to pay principal and interest. These new issue T-Bills are sold to private banks and the dollars received go into the Treasury’s Fed account so Treasury can now spend to build the Fed Hwy.

Fed buys T-bills from private banks, Treasury now owes Fed T-bill principal & interest

I think that Randall Wray also said that the above T-Bills are then sold by the private banks to the Fed. Why? Is this step critical/needed?

Where does that Fed get money to buy these T-bills? Why do they do this? This step is confusing, how does the Fed have the power to do this? Into which “account” do these Fed purchased T-bills go; is there a label or name for this account?

assume these T-bills finally are paid in full, transaction complete

Now the Treasury’s obligation w/r to those T-bills is “to the Fed” - this confuses me, since as I understand it, annually the Fed will return the interest paid by the treasury on these bonds back to the treasury - does that mean interest on these bonds is moot/don’t care/effectively zero? Is this a magical side effect or power of the Cental bank?

The treasury is still obligated to pay off the principal on above T-bills. The Treasury dollars received for the sale of the T-bills have been spent by the Treasury on Fed HWY X. I do not see how dollars can simply be “shifted” from one account to another to pay off the principal as W. Mosler seems to sketch out.

Let’s assume the treasury raises enough funds through taxes in it’s acct w/the Fed to to pay off the principal on the T-bills when they mature. At this point then I assume the treasury’s account w/the Fed is debited the value of the T-Bill principal, and then the T-bills are marked as paid in full, right?

What major points did I miss? Pls correct my mistakes.

Thanks for your help. I’m excited about MMT, but clearly have much to learn.

Intro/Promo/Wrapper for MMT

This work should position you to counter aguments that ‘we do not have enough money’ to address healthcare, ecology, education etc; that we must sell off and privatize to eliminate public debt.

Per Modern Money Theory - Public/Federal debt is necessary if you have a sovereign currency and a high foreign demand for your currency, as USA does.

I’m very excited about MMT/Modern Money theory. It has ground breaking theories and concepts that may positively change your understanding:

It discredits main stream (Krugman for ex) economics; the Milton Friedmen/Chicago School; as will as Hayek /Austrian School of economics.

Related quote from Michael Hudson:

So we’re classical economists. Hyman Minsky was the main modern monetary theorist. Heterodox meant that he got his ideas largely from Marx. You can say classical political economy reached its logical conclusion with Marx. Capital was the last great work of classical economics, and showed where its logic was leading.

To get started here is a collection of MMT videos and articles:

short video: How Does The Federal Government Actually Spend

Modern Money Theory; Federal Deficits; Purpose of Taxes

Paraphrasing L. Randall Wray:

In general every sovereign gov has had it’s own money. Taxes are not required for Federal spending. Federal deficits do not lead to bankruptcy. The fundamental purpose for Federal taxes is to create a demand for currency

Despite what all the libertarians say, the Fed is not private:

If taxes do not fund spending, what does?

Printing money; hyperinflation; resource constraints

No financial constraint to printing money, only resource constraints | Randal Wray

Do you have enough workers, enough engineers, enough raw materials, if so, just print money, and start the project!

There are some parallels with a farmers barn raising operation. People collectively agree to work on a neighbor’s barn contruction project. The debt transfer is intangible, but surely debt in created “out of nothing”, and real collectively agreed upon work is done.

Medicare for all ex; Government rationing (as in WWII), or act to increase supply side

balanced budget; trade deficit; private sector deficit rare but dangerous; sectoral balance

The government fiscal balance is one of three major financial sectoral balances in the national economy, the others being the foreign financial sector and the private financial sector. The sum of the surpluses or deficits across these three sectors must be zero by definition.

Response to Milton Friedman / Chicago School

L. Randall Wray and Michael Hudson Video on MMT Sep 2012

video: ‘Modern Money & Public Purpose 1: The Historical Evolution of Money and Debt’

On Tue 14 Mar 2017, I’m still listening to this video, very good.

I’ve known of/listened to Michael Hudson for years. L. Randall Wray is new to me.

How Bankers Became the Top Exploiters of the Economy by M Hudson 3/15/2017

Has nice intro to Modern Money Theory.

2016 Election Process Integrity

Will keep collecting links on: voter suppression, and computerized election rigging.

If I read above, right Clinton fraud is suggested by the chart (col 4 less than 0) in 3 states: MN, WA, and NY. The fraud in MN may have flipped the state to Clinton.

Five states had a discrepancy of under 1%, so no obvious fraud - OR, NH, MI, CA, and TX.

The remaining 20 states on the chart all (col 4 greater than positive 1%) had more than 1% discrepancy suggesting fraud in Trump’s favor.

Congratulations on meeting the recount costs for Wisconsin.

Election integrity experts have independently identified Michigan,
Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as states where “statistical anomalies”
raised concerns.

all you have to do is go to one of the small towns carrying the sign-in log as required by Wisconsin law and look for the dozen or so people that never existed – how hard can that be?

Wisconsin’s GOP is one of the most corrupt organizations on earth, same issue we had in Ohio. This is why Sheldon Adelson spent the millions to get Walker and Synder into governorships along with John Kasich and so many others.

Russia on our Election

Election Mechanics

black box voting fraud (DRE fraud)

Dr Jonathan Simon, Nov 2014 computerized election fraud

Bob Fitrakis

[Bob Fitrakis Interview: 2016 Lawsuit Filed in Ohio Against Exit Polling Company Edison Research]

Edison as monopoly…

Bob Fitrakis interview

‘Fooled Again and Loser Take All’, by Mark Crispin Miller

US Republican election fraud machine

Trump bldings as money laundering mechanism

In USA, laws allow shadow companies with obfuscated owners to make huge real estate purchases. This is a favored money laundering mechanism used by the mob. One Russian mobster bought a mansion from trump for $100M. Trump may not be doing anything illegal, but his seems comfortable dealing w/organized crime.

Dave Emory interview of Daniel Hopsicker here covers this

Snowden as ‘limited hangout tease’

I’m not decided either way, but I lean towards the theory that Snowden is still working for USA intelligence.

           Sibel Edmond’s story was pure dynamite but was strongly suppressed.
           Sibel Edmonds is one the greatest America heroes to ever live, and
           is of the quality of Gweneth Todd who some believe single handedly
           stopped another Mideast Invasion that could have started a nuclear WW3.
It is also interesting to note that these limited hangout actors
have themselves participated in the attacking of 9/11 truth
activists. Assange has provided the most scolding attack stating
’I’m constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false
conspiracies such as 9/11’ (Bell, 2010). Glenn Greenwald, who
brought Snowden forward, is not interested in veering from the
official 9/11 story and instead focuses on ‘blowback’ being the
cause of terrorism (Greenwald, 2013).
Naomi Wolf (2013) has stated that during his interview he looked like
‘someone who had learned his talking points’ and his message
promoted fears that an oppressive government would want to instil in
other would-be whistle-blowers; such as the idea that you will lose
everything by standing up against it,
Before shooting into mainstream fame, Wikileaks received an endorsement
from Cass Sunstein suggesting that ‘they have immense potential’
(Sunstein, 2007). This should be of immediate concern to anyone looking
for legitimacy in leaked information, as Sunstein is the author
of a 2008 paper where he advocated the ‘main policy idea’ and
‘promising tactic’ of using ‘cognitive infiltration’ to disrupt
and break up ‘ideological and epistemological complexes’ that
investigate and promote anti-government conspiracy theories.
the founder of Cryptome and mentor of Assange, John Young, denounced
Wikileaks in 2007 as a CIA front (Tarpley, 2013).

If the CIA had wanted to silence Assange, they could have subjected him to the classic kidnapping aka rendition, meaning that he would have been beaten, drugged, and carted off to wake up in a black site prison in Egypt, Poland, or Guantanamo Bay. Otherwise, the CIA could have had recourse to the usual extralegal wetwork. We must also assume that the new US Cybercommand with its vast resources would have little trouble shutting down the Wikileaks mirror sites, no matter how numerous they might be. –snip The Pentagon papers had been carefully selected by the CIA itself to cover up CIA war crimes in Vietnam, blaming these on the US Army wherever possible, while also obscuring the CIA’s massive program of drug production and narcotics smuggling. The Pentagon Papers systematically hid the salient political fact of the entire Vietnam era, which is that President John F. Kennedy before he was assassinated was preparing to end the de facto US combat role in that country. Instead, Kennedy was systematically demonized and smeared, emerging as the villain of the piece.

even before the document dumps had begun, Wikileaks had received a preemptive endorsement from none other than the notorious totalitarian Cass Sunstein, later an official of the Obama White House, and today married to Samantha Power, the author of the military coup that overthrew Mubarak –snip Sunstein’s article entitled “Brave New WikiWorld” was published in the Washington Post of February 24, 2007, and touted the capabilities of Wikileaks for the destabilization of China. –snip Upon examination, we find that the Pentagon papers tend to cover up such CIA crimes as the mass murder mandated under Operation Phoenix, and the massive CIA drug running associated with the proprietary airline Air America.

Mort Sahl

And then we got onto the Pentagon Papers. Sahl had claimed during his act that The New York Times hadn’t reprinted the Pentagon Paper for October 2, 1963, in which, he said, President Kennedy ordered all American troops out of Viet Nam, an order later withdrawn.

The lawyers furnished Carson with cue cards as to how to question Garrison. But still, Garrison did fairly well and Carson came off like the hatchet man he was prepped to be. The host was very angry with Sahl for getting him into this sticky situation. Afterwards, he yelled at him: “You will never be on my show again.”

Dr Les (Leszek – Leslie) Sachs

On Snowden

the US government apparatus, was long ago captured by a ’Deep
State - shadow government’ apparatus of America’s top wealthy
political families, who ‘own’ (control) all 3 branches of the US
government plus all US major media, and who use the CIA as their
those previous NSA whistleblowers, were not part of the CIA
scheme being currently enacted in ‘Operation Fake Dissident’
with Edward Snowden. Those previous whistleblowers, without
the intense promotion of the CIA media companies, have long
languished little-known, with their statements mostly obscured in
the archives of ‘conspiracy’ websites, hidden under Google’s 5
levels of internet suppression
Less wealthy but still among the top 125 billionaires in the
world, is Pierre Omidyar, whose CIA-tied funding helped set
the stage to spill blood in Ukraine, and who has rewarded the
fake ‘Snowden journalist’ Glenn Greenwald, with US $50 million
CIA-backed dollars, to create a company of so-called ’brave
journalism’, ‘FirstLook’, a hollow and empty fraud.

Limited Hangout

Pierre Omidyar

Another so-called fact-checking operation is listed, Politifact. It is
a project of the Tampa Bay Times and the Poynter Institute and shares
a donor with the Clinton Foundation, the Omidyar Network, created by
eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.


Russell Tice former intelligence analyst for the United States

mimetic desire; scapegoat-mechanism vs Paraclete/Holy Spirit self judgment/tolerance

M Hudson, World Congress on Marxism, 2015, Paradox of Financialized Industrialization

Warren Mosler videos

Thot exp - under threat, earn/then pay me 1 fiat chit before you leave

MMT Modern Money Theory collection

basics/ref doc: Modern Money Mechanics | pdf

Modern Money Theory (MMT) Academics

See intro to Modern Money Theory first.

Warren Mosler intro

His website


William K. Black Intro

William K. Black
Ph.D., University of California at Irvine
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
Associate Professor of Economics and Law,
Executive Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention
Research Interests: Public Finance, Regulation, White-Collar Crime, Political Economy.

blackw -at- | Law 1-300B , Manheim 203B

Stephanie Kelton Intro

University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC)
Department of Economics
Haag Hall 211
5120 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110

Haag Hall location/map

by or about

Michael Hudson Intro

Research Associate
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson NY US 12504-5000
Fax: 845-758-1149
E-mail: michael.hudson -at-

Also working w/Peking Univ in Bejing China

Michael Hudson
Ph.D., New York University
Visiting Distinguished Research Professor

Research Interests: Money, Financial History,
Balance-of-payments and Flow-of-funds Analysis.

hudsonmi -at-

by or about Michael Hudson

MMT Economist L. Randall Wray intro

L. Randall Wray
Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis
Professor, Senior Research Associate - CFEPS
Research Interests: Critique of orthodox monetary policy,
and development of an alternative, Full Employment Policy,
Modern Money, and Monetary Theory of Production.

wrayr -at- | Manheim 202C

Senior Scholar L. Randall Wray is a professor of economics at Bard College. His current research focuses on providing a critique of orthodox monetary theory and policy, and the development of an alternative approach. He also publishes extensively in the areas of full employment policy and, more generally, fiscal policy. With President Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, he is working to publish, or republish, the work of the late financial economist Hyman P. Minsky, and is using Minsky’s approach to analyze the current global financial crisis.

E-mail: wray -at-

What Happens at the Treasury and the Fed When Congress Spends

Randall Wray

My notes:

Spending: Fed credits creditors’ bank reserves. Taxing: Fed debits tax payers’ banks reserves.

3:18 What is the Fed? Fed is the USA central bank; the treasury’s bank and fiscal agent. Fed makes all the treasury payments. To pay a contractor the Fed credits the contractor’s bank reserves. Next the contractor’s bank credits their checking account. 4:26 Paying taxes: tax payer writes check to treasury, treasury presents it to the Fed, the Fed debits tax payer’s bank’s reserves, tax payer’s bank then debits tax payers checking account. Up until 1913, US gov had no central bank; it spent budget dollars (printing the money if required), and burned up ( destroyed ) the equivalent amount of incoming tax dollars.

Wynne Godley Intro

Text from Activist Signs I’ve Built & Used

click here for sign text

The text was extracted from latex source code used to make pdfs which were then emailed to kinkos and printed, typically about yard-sign sized, but some were up to 4’ wide.

I also have a similar collection of “bumper sticker” slogans that I plan to post in the next couple of weeks.

Charities, Authors (buy their books) endorsed by “us”

Managing Stress/Cortisol, Dr. Sara Gottfried

Guy R McPherson Intro

Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, at University of Arizona.

email: Guy.R.McPherson –AT–

some of Guy Mcpherson’s work

( Youtube ) Panel in San Mateo

Sep 14 2015, Mcpherson part 1

Milwaukee July 12 Wed talk

Global dimming largely from coal fired power plants is preventing about a 4 deg C heat rise.

We’re on the verge of a multi Giga ton methane burst from the polar region.

Unitarian Church Review of MKE July 12 Wed Climate Chg talk by Guy McPherson

page with video:

You will have to work a bit and scroll down/look – the video is dated ‘July 13 at 11:18pm’, and is annotated with “Abrupt Climate Change by Dr. Guy McPherson”.

August 2017 Page 7

Dr. Guy McPherson Challenged, Angered and Cheered Audience
                       By T$_rerry Wiggins

On July 12, First Church hosted nearly 150 people to listen to
Dr. Guy McPherson talk about Abrupt Climate Change. His
fundamental points were that:
* Humans have been given a terminal diagnosis
* What shall any of us do and how shall we live, given that

He thinks most climate scientists are guilty of malpractice for
not giving the diagnosis that self-reinforcing cycles of climate
change are making our planet uninhabitable for humans.

Due to technical difficulties, he was not able to present his
slides with scientific data. He orally presented studies with
names of authors, dates, and journal titles.

Dr. McPherson is accused of not promoting hope, which he
defined as wishing for an outcome over which one has no
agency. Though he is “hope-free,” he does not suggest inac-
tion, but rather, live in the present.

His three bits of advice:
1. Remain calm. Nothing is under your control. It doesn’t
    matter what’s going on around you. It matters how you
    respond to it. Act but do not be attached to the outcome.
2. Pursue excellence because at the end of the day you only
    report to you.
3. Pursue love. Do what you love. Get off the treadmill of
    just making a living.

After the presentation, several of the attendees commented
and sent emails about the “goofy science” he proffered. Yet
others see him as their hero.

Is he a “goofy professor” (New York Times), “Doomist cult
hero” (Michael Mann in Washington Post that day) or a solid
scientist? You may judge for yourself at where his talk was live

Guy R McPherson critics

Climate Change Tipping Point

Book: Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind

Guy Mcpherson



moral climate change syllogisms

History GM Take Over of Streetcars

Surviving Cancer

Tips for Surviving Cancer

CBC on War of 1812

series on History of Secularism

Fractional Reserve Banking / pub banking

51 percent threshold for Union voice too high

I listened to parts of this speech two or three times - new concepts for me. US and Canada are the exception with the 50%+1 rule.


Vaccines tag on

short 3 part series by Gary Null Jan/Feb 2018

Skip in 39:14 on:

Skip in 31:25 on:

Skip in 42:00 on: Prof Brian Hooker.


Robert F Kennedy JR Commonwealth Club Speech on thimerosal in vaccines

Dr Jordan B Peterson Intro

Sun 01 Feb 2015

Gary Null, must listen video: GMO foods and Monsanto


Sun 04 Jan 2015

support anti-austerity MI activist Rev Pinkney as Jan 15 sentencing approaches

60+ year old Berrien County/Benton Harbor MI community activist Pinkney, convicted in Dec 2014 of 5 counts by an all white jury, w/apparently no evidence is facing a draconian prison sentence for a crime he apparently did not do.

What you can do:

Pinkney related news

66yr old Benton Harbor, MI economic and social justice activist Rev Edward Pinkney convicted, threatened w/25 years in prison.

(Dec 2014) I’ve listened to this man in interviews over the last 8 weeks or so - he does not strike me as someone who would forge petition dates.

Recently he spoke to the UN about the water issue in Detroit and Benton Harbor.

On Nov 8 2014, I met w/some WI state green party people, several of which knew more than I about Pinkney, one of which has known of him for about 10 years, and strongly vouched for his integrity, calling him a “political prisoner”.

Pinkney needs our support.

Milwaukee WJN leader/activist Jennifer Addison

Executive Director at Wisconsin Jobs Now

large yard sign design ~3 foot x 2 foot

Relatively cheap; very durable, storm and wind resistant; waterproof. Should scale to at least 4 foot x 3 foot. Sign itself is on 1/4” plywood, and is only attached along it’s top edge so it’s free to swing in the wind.

Sign example photos

Classic, old school T-posts provide the strong support and adjustable height- compensates for hills, sign can be level w/posts at uneven height.

T-post image

The horizontal support for the sign was the toughest step to solve. The solution involves specialized “wedgeloc” brand t-post brackets - let me know if you come up w/a cheaper, yet convenient solution.

The sign copy, printing, and lamination.

This was my first time laminating. Not sure if I bought the right stuff, but it worked- the sign survived a few rain storms. > School Smart Laminating Film, 1-1/2 mil, 1 inch Core, 25 inch X 200 feet Roll

Fedex charges about $3/square foot to laminate; this approach saves money.

One side of the laminate film is less shiny, that is the side that should contact the paper.

I went to an office store and got a large piece of paper-foam board, to put down on the floor as a worksurface (‘Royal Eco Brites 30” x 40” White Foam Board’). This cost about $7, and is not ideal, since the foam ‘gives’ a bit too much; your pressing down with a hot household iron, so you need a flat surface, and you have to protect it from the heat. A desk blotter might have been better, but they are over $25.

Having done just 3 signs, I have not perfected the lamination process, I get some uneveness or “rippling/cupping”. I set the iron to slightly under the “cotton setting”. I use blue painters tape to put the sign down on the floor on top of the paper-foam board.

To apply the heat, I placed an 8.5 x 11 piece of blank printer paper between the iron and the film. That worked OK, but a larger sheet of paper would have been better. I started near the center of the sign, working outward.

Some ideas to minimize “ripples” I have not tried, so they may help or hurt:

getting sign printed

I use Latex for type setting software to create a pdf. Just email the pdf to kinkos, giving them the border dimensions. The sign pictured cost about $4 to print.

canvassing alone tips

I’m not an expert, but thought this was worth sharing. Grateful for constructive additions and comments.

some challenges: Your hands and fingers are writing, knocking on doors, shuffling papers. Your doing desk work outside in the wind, standing up in unfamiliar territory. You have a list, map, lit to hand out, and lit just to present. You’re dealing w/ households that have multiple roommates, with duplexes, backyard or side “A” suffix apts, single families, and locked apt blgs.

Park your car in the middle of your turf - advantage: it’s never that far away - disadvantage: your turf paperwork ordering is a bit more challenging

Consider picking the next address from the list without looking at the name, keep that address in your head, walk up w/eyes on the residence, not on your clipboard, knock and ring door bell; then in the wait time, look at the clip board at your address, for completion - look carefully for the next new address; finally read all the names of voters you need to ask about. If you do not look for the next new address, you might find the next page contains a person you did not ask about it the current address.

If no one is home do not make yourself suspect, do not twist your neck to look through another window “to see if they’re really home”; put the literature in the door, before marking them not home.

Some people are concerned about, and guard their privacy. Introduce yourself, tell them who paid for the database (your turf list). Explain that voting tendencies are modeled from public voting records; ie either you did or did not vote. Closed primaries, where you vote all republican or all democrat help “clue in” the behavioral model. I emphasize that I’m just a volunteer, that I have no direct connection w/the org that owns the database. I could use some help dealing respectively w/these people - they may not want to disclose their position.

Walk all the way to the neutral ground, ie the public sidewalk before writing your notes.

common mistakes:

In a dense residential neighborhood, I think you can hit about 50 doors in 3 hours. Typically more than half do not answer, and perhaps 40-50% of the time when they answer the door, none of your target voters are home - so you need a speech/strategy for people not on your list.

Cell Phone Radiation Health Risks

12 tips to avoid ill affects from cell phone radiation - EMF meter review - Demo of phone call - measuring the radiation

How WiFi and Other Electromagnetic Fields Cause Biological Harm


When the term was reintroduced in the 1980s in connection with Augusto Pinochet’s economic reforms in Chile, the usage of the term had shifted. It had not only become a term with negative connotations employed principally by critics of market reform, but it also had shifted in meaning from a moderate form of liberalism to a more radical and laissez-faire capitalist set of ideas. Scholars now tended to associate it with the theories of economists Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman,4 along with politicians and policy-makers such as Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and Alan Greenspan

Neoliberals believe that society functions best when corporations are publicly furnished with what they need to survive and thrive. Socialists feel this way about the public, not corporations.


Socialists’ proposed healthcare solution, Medicare for All, would wipe out the private health insurance industry. This is clearly not a neoliberal proposition, as it results in less capitalism, not more. Socialists’ ideal healthcare solution, nationalized medicine, is entirely anathema to neoliberals, who only make allowances for the welfare state when it runs parallel to and supports, rather than supplants, private industry.

Repeat post from Mar 2011

John Taylor Gatto:

20110223 Glen Ford on Black Agenda Report on DetroitSchools:

RSS overview. Your Website & Podcast Needs a RSS feed

Also an argument for everyone to find a good/free RSS reader, and start mining Internet for articles and podcast through your list of RSS feeds.


(Rich Site Summary; originally RDF Site Summary; often called Really Simple Syndication)

If you do not have an RSS feed your missing the sector of tech savvy / news junkie RSS users, many of which have been using RSS since roughly year 2000! I’m willing to check my RSS feeds many times a day, each time getting a quick time sorted summary of your latest articles. You configure your RSS client to update your feeds automatically, perhaps once every 2 hours.

I visit the feeds of several hundred RSS feeds daily; the heart beats/clicks/waits/mental cost of visiting each site manually/directly is too much/I will not do that. Visiting a site directly requires a wait for it to load, and then additional effort to see if anything is new. Visiting an RSS feed is fast, ad-free, and all the new article summaries show up at the top, with on the order of one line per article.

Analogy: Checking RSS is like looking at your new email sorted by date and time, with latest at the top; in RSS you select among the top 10 (10 is a site by site setting, some are 100+) latest articles by their 1 line headlines or titles (analogous to email ‘Subject’ lines).

RSS got bootstrapped between 1997 and 1999

RSS advocacy articles

Why RSS Feeds Are Far Better Than Social Control Media & So-called ‘News’ Portals | Apr 2021

Please Add RSS Support To Your Site

Now Is the Perfect Time for an RSS Renaissance (Apr 2018)

The Case for RSS

RSS: there’s nothing better

It’s time to head back to RSS? (

RSS Is Better Than Twitter | Hacker News 2019

Good News: RSS is “built in” to some blog software

I understand from a Wordpress savy friend that RSS feeds are automatically made by and built in to Wordpress; I assume this is case for other blog sw packages. So, blog authors may have RSS feeds but not be aware of nor promote them (feed links may not be displayed) which leads to next topic - finding feeds.

How to find RSS feeds

Links may literally say something like ‘RSS Feed’, or they may signal that a link is an RSS feed via the a smaller version of this orange symbol.

Tools exist to search a page for RSS feeds in the html header of a given web page; often the home page. RSS feed Links only in this header, do not show up visibly on the page; so a tool to list them is imp.

Firefox 52 provides a button to feed RSS feeds ( feeds placed in html header) on a web page:

RSS News Readers;RSS Feed clients; RSS feed readers/aggregators | software

I use liferea. I have also used firefox live bookmarks (now defunct); also a text-based/CLI tool called newsbeuter.

2019 lifehacker RSS client review

Podcasts should have a dedicated RSS feed

As a rule, if your podcast does not have an RSS feed, I will not listen to it - my podcatching software will not find it.

When your podcast is in an RSS feed, then with podcatcher software you can manually or automatically generate a playlist, from the list of RSS feeds you have subscribed to. I listen to such a playlist daily. I’m liable to automatically hear your show more often this way, since I do not have to click-click-click my way to your website to listen to the show.

Here is an overview of sites with podcast RSS feeds that I subscribe to.

History of podcasts

Actual credit for the invention of the podcasting model goes to Dave Winer. Software developer Winer helped create Really Simple Syndication (RSS) — a basic web feed simplifying the process of subscribing to websites and other online media. He used RSS to deliver his audio program, Morning Coffee Notes, just a day before Curry’s program debuted.

Winer included the new functionality in RSS 0.92[10] by defining a new element11 called “enclosure”,12 which would simply pass the address to a media aggregator. On January 11, 2001, Winer demonstrated the RSS enclosure feature by enclosing a Grateful Dead song in his Scripting News weblog.13

RSS Feed Readers

background/advocacy of/on RSS | RSS articles

I Still Use RSS | Hacker News | 2021

RSS Feed Reader Tools


I use firefox livebookmarks which are ‘built in’.


When I use chrome I do not use RSS feeds, so I have no direct experience here.

Other Browsers

You on your own. Suggest you search for:


Podcast Feeds


Lester R. Brown

Stats and Lists - Misc


Defense and Military

Military Bases

United States military deployments

Recent Wars Impact–present)

artic ice stats

Stats Econ

Stats Energy

Stats World Grain Prices

US Federal Debt

Federated FLOSS Social Media Intro

I’m trying out as an FLOSS alternative to twitter. What pushed me was a (too technical) developer video from this year’s libre planet conference.

Here’s are a few of the federation instances; from :

The list leaves out which is closed to new users, but still quite active.

This should introduce you:

James Livingston Intro (Rutgers)


video on his book ‘No More Work: Why Full Employment Is A Bad Idea’

For centuries we have believed that work is where we build character, and that the labor market allocates incomes more or less rationally. These beliefs have become delusions. What then? Why do we hold fast to full employment as the cure for what ails us, and retain faith in the labor market’s efficiencies? Livingston is Professor of History at Rutgers., and delivered this lecture at the University of Pittsburgh on March 18, 2017

Public Banking

3 part series on State Public Bank of North Dakota

Ellen Brown Intro^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

By or about Ellen Brown

TUC radio: EllenBownPublicBank TWO

google calendar guest perms: See guest list << DISabling this | exposing gig email address lists

Google Calendar events have a setting:

    guest permissions

         See guest list <<< be sure this is unchecked.

Consider a long list like example-group– that is one of the calendar event guests. IMHO it’s best not to expose email addresses, so privacy is protected, and list members’ exposure to subsequent spam is limited.

Conclusion: as a rule uncheck “See guest list” for a calendar event.

Group Emailing Best Practices

You may anger your group members if you have their addresses in the To: or Cc: headers – email address sharing can lead expose recipients to spam.

Many or most email clients require that you put something in the ‘To:’ header.

For a large mailing list, the ‘To:’ header should only have a single empty group address; with typically this group name:

To: Undisclosed recipients:;

There is nothing special though about ‘Undisclosed recipients’, you could be more descriptive as in:

To: fellow workers:;

The important part is ‘:;’, i.e. since there are no email addresses between the : and the ; you have an acceptable ‘empty’ list of email addresses. You place the list of actual email addresses in the ‘Bcc’ header.

Your group list of personal email addresses belongs in the Bcc header.

Alternatively, use a listserve/email list/google group, or a forum tool.

Exposing email addresses in To: and Cc: can lead to spam

All it takes is for one person on the list to have their mail account or computer compromised; or for someone to post the email with all the email addresses visible in the To: field to a web server which does not obfuscate email addresses, then every one on the list may get spam.

Viruses can break into address books and harvest email addresses. I assume some mail clients offer to auto build address books from incoming email; or cache these addresses somewhere that they may be scraped. I just received raunchy spam from w/a “From” address matching an old tenant; clearly they did not send it.

Another scenario - someone in the group forwards the email to a friend, it gets forwarded again … eventually the list is in hands of someone with a business interest in the group so the spam starts.

If email addresses are shared less, we all get less spam.

Keeping To: and Cc: free of personal email addresses

It’s possible that someone may want to be a member of the mailing group but still not want to share out their email address; the group admin could honor this.

The general rule for a “subject area” mailing list, for example a group about “electric scooters” is that no ones’ email address is exposed unless they post to the group.

Example header for posting to yaml “subject area” mailing list:

From:    "Martin Eisengardt" <>
Subject: [Yaml-core] yaml spec on comments

For an activist group there is a need and an enthusiasm to work together and coordinate; still pls be mindful about explicit email addresses, privacy, and spam.

perma link: RFC 2822 ‘Group Address’

“Undisclosed recipients” is an empty ‘Group Address’

RFC 2822                Internet Message Format               April 2001

A.1.3. Group addresses

From: Pete <pete@silly.example>
To: A Group:Chris Jones <c@a.test>,joe@where.test,John <jdoe@one.test>;
Cc: Undisclosed recipients:;
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1969 23:32:54 -0330
Message-ID: <testabcd.1234@silly.example>


   In this message, the "To:" field has a single group recipient named
      A Group
   which contains 3 addresses, and a "Cc:" field with an empty
   group recipient named
      Undisclosed recipients.

When you send out an email to a group of people, simply putting them all on the to field is bad form. First, it exposes all the email addresses, so everyone can see everyone else’s emails. Second, if someone accidentally hits “Reply All” instead of “Reply” their response can easily be sent to the entire group instead of just you.

“Conspiracy Theory” as weaponized term

weaponized term “conspiracy theory”: a conspiracy to: gaslight; to silence / discredit those w/the capacity for independent thought |

SCADS/War Crimes | Lance deHaven-Smith: State Crimes Against Democracy | 2017 | weaponized language/dialog-shutdown tool: conspiracy theory | CIA 1967 1035-960 |

Project Censored podcast

conspiracy as weaponized term
00:43:06 |

JFK on conspiracy | Tony Gosling’s snip from Tim Gielen

JFK on conspiracy
00:50:32 |

Mark Crispin Miller | Odysee video

Skip to 00:18:38 :

Michael Parenti | Are you a Conspiracy Theorist? | 2 min

“Conspiracy Theory” is a “weaponized term” invented/promoted by the CIA in the ’60s after the JFK assassination. The memo is 1035-960 (see below).

CIA Document 1035-960

I’m still reading the material that follows, so I do not entirely endorse Project Censored’s view.

Here is a link to entire 53 page 1035-960 pdf, unfortunately it’s partially paywalled: A 14 page related (and ‘free’) version: which came from:

What follows is just the first few pages of 1035-960. The source for this section is:


CIA Document 1035-960

[Concerning Criticism of the Warren Report]

1. Our Concern. From the day of President

Kennedy's assassination on, there has been

speculation about the responsibility for his

murder. Although this was stemmed for a time by the

Warren Commission report, (which appeared at the

end of September 1964), various writers have now

had time to scan the Commission's published report

and documents for new pretexts for questioning, and

there has been a new wave of books and articles

criticizing the Commission's findings. In most

cases the critics have speculated as to the

existence of some kind of conspiracy, and often

they have implied that the Commission itself was

involved. Presumably as a result of the increasing

challenge to the Warren Commission's report, a

public opinion poll recently indicated that 46%

of the American public did not think that Oswald

acted alone, while more than half of those polled

thought that the Commission had left some questions

unresolved. Doubtless polls abroad would show

similar, or possibly more adverse results.

2. This trend of opinion is a matter of concern to

the U.S. government, including our organization. The

members of the Warren Commission were naturally

chosen for their integrity, experience and

prominence. They represented both major parties, and

they and their staff were deliberately drawn from

all sections of

|> the country. Just because of the standing of the |> Commissioners, efforts to impugn their rectitude and |> wisdom tend to cast doubt on the whole leadership |> of American society. Moreover, there seems to be an |> increasing tendency to hint that President Johnson |> himself, as the one person who might be said to |> have benefited, was in some way responsible for the |> assassination.

Innuendo of such seriousness affects not only the

individual concerned, but also the whole reputation

of the American government. Our organization

itself is directly involved: among other facts, we

contributed information to

|> the investigation. Conspiracy theories have |> frequently thrown suspicion on our organization, |> for example by falsely alleging that Lee Harvey |> Oswald worked for us. The aim of this dispatch is |> to provide material countering and discrediting |> the claims of the conspiracy theorists, so as to |> inhibit the circulation of such claims in other |> countries. Background information

is supplied in a classified section and in a number

of unclassified attachments.

|> 3. Action. We do not recommend that discussion of |> the assassination question be initiated where it is |> not already taking place. Where discussion is active |> [business] addresses are requested:

a. To discuss the publicity problem with [?] and

friendly elite contacts (especially politicians and

editors), pointing out that the Warren Commission

made as thorough an investigation as humanly

possible, that the charges of the critics are

without serious

|> foundation, and that further speculative discussion |> only plays into the hands of the opposition. Point |> out also that parts of the conspiracy talk |> appear to be deliberately generated by Communist |> propagandists. Urge them to use their influence to |> discourage unfounded and irresponsible speculation.

Notice the use of the term ‘propaganda assets’, and the focus on book reviews:

** b. To employ propaganda assets to [negate] and

refute the attacks of the critics. Book reviews and

feature articles are particularly appropriate for

this purpose. The unclassified attachments

to this guidance should provide useful background

material for passing to assets. ** Our ploy should

Amusing choice of the word ‘ploy’:

** material for passing to assets. Our ploy should

point out, as applicable, that the critics are (I)

wedded to theories adopted before the evidence was

in, (I) politically interested, (III) financially

interested, (IV) hasty and inaccurate in their

research, or (V) infatuated with their own

theories.** In the course of discussions of the whole

phenomenon of criticism, a useful strategy may be to

single out Epstein's theory for attack, using the

attached Fletcher [?] article and Spectator piece

for background. (Although Mark Lane's book is much

less convincing that Epstein's and comes off badly

where confronted by knowledgeable critics, it is

also much more difficult to answer as a whole, as

one becomes lost in a morass of unrelated details.)

4. In private to media discussions not directed at

any particular writer, or in attacking publications

which may be yet forthcoming, the following

arguments should be useful:

a. No significant new evidence has emerged which

the Commission did not consider. The assassination

is sometimes compared (e.g., by Joachim Joesten

and Bertrand Russell) with the Dreyfus case;

however, unlike that case, the attack on the Warren

Commission have produced no new evidence, no new

culprits have been convincingly identified, and

there is no agreement among the critics. (A better

parallel, though an imperfect one, might be with

the Reichstag fire of 1933, which some competent

historians (Fritz Tobias, AJ.P. Taylor, D.C. Watt)

now believe was set by Vander Lubbe on his own

initiative, without acting for either Nazis or

Communists; the Nazis tried to pin the blame on the

Communists, but the latter have been more successful

in convincing the world that the Nazis were to

blame.) […] | found in Dec 2022

Mockingbird Journalists

here is a brief historical note on how at the height of the Cold War the CIA developed it’s very own stable of writers, editors and publishers (swelling to as many as 3000 individuals) that it paid to scribble Agency propaganda under a program called Operation Mockingbird. The disinformation network was supervised by the late Philip Graham, former publisher of Timberg’s very own paper, the Washington Post.

Alsop is one of more than 400 American journalists who in the past twenty‑five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters. Some of these journalists’ relationships with the Agency were tacit; some were explicit. There was cooperation, accommodation and overlap. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services—from simple intelligence gathering to serving as go‑betweens with spies in Communist countries.

Jim Garrison has a lot to say about press misinformation.

CIA’s Use of ‘Propaganda Assets’ in the Media:

Kevin Barrett on “conspiracy theories”

Any media outlet that uses the terms “conspiracy theory” or “conspiracy theorist” without explaining that these terms are part of a psychological warfare operation by the perpetrators of State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADs) is participating in those crimes.

Peter Phillips sociology of conspiracy class

Peter Martin Phillips Intro

Professor Peter Phillips

Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Peter Phillips is a Professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University since 1994, former Director of Project Censored 1996 to 2010 and President of Media Freedom Foundation 2003 to 2017. He has been editor or co-editor of fourteen editions of Censored, co-editor with Dennis Loo of Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney 2006, editor of two editions of Progressive Guide to Alternative Media and Activism 1999 & 2004. His most recent book is Giants: The Global Power Elite from Seven Stories Press August 2018. He was a co-host of the weekly Project Censored show on Pacifica Radio with Mickey Huff 2010 to 2017 originating from KPFA in Berkeley and airing on forty stations nationwide. He teaches courses in Political Sociology, Sociology of Power, –snip


He directed Project Censored from 1996 to 2010.

by or about Peter Martin Phillips

His 1994 PhD thesis - phillips_relative.pdf 224 pages; “A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club”

Aug 2018 book: ‘Giants: The Global Power Elite’


my familiarity: 5+ years

Jim Garrison Intro

July 15, 1967 27 min video response to NBC “hatchet job”:

Micky Huff intro

Mickey Huff is the current director of Project Censored, founded in 1976, and is president of the Media Freedom Foundation. To date, he has edited or coedited eight volumes of Censored (published by Seven Stories Press in NY) and contributed numerous chapters to these works dating back to 2008. Additionally, he has coauthored several chapters on media and propaganda for many other scholarly publications. He is currently professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is cochair of the history department. Huff is cohost with former Project Censored director Peter Phillips of The Project Censored Show, the weekly syndicated public affairs program that began in 2010, which originates from the historic studios of KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkeley CA, and airs on 40 stations around the He sits on the advisory board for the Media Literacy and Digital Culture graduate program at Sacred Heart University, and serves on the editorial board for the journal Secrecy and Society.

Faculty - History,
Pleasant Hill Campus, Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

    mhuff -at-

Pleasant Hill google map

Pleasant Hill google map, zoomed out

Mickey Huff is the Director of Project Censored and is a member of the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation. He is currently an 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. The program airs as part of The Morning Mix on KPFA in Berkeley, CA on Pacifica Radio, and is rebroadcast on the Progressive Radio Network online out of New York City. He is also on the board of directors of No Lies Radio and is a former advisor to the Students for a Democratic Society at DVC. Huff regularly holds forums on campus with authors and activists from across the country to discuss issues surrounding history, critical thinking, and current events.

Robert Parry Intro

Active on Consortiumnews, IMHO he is a prolific writer of long/challenging, in depth political investigative stories.

Not without a few faults or blind spots:

when it comes to 9/11 Parry refuses to publicly debate David Ray Griffin or any other major 9/11 personality, plus he likes to point the finger at the Saudis but refuses to do so when it comes to the Israelis and their powerful Israeli/Jewish lobby

Kevin Barrett Intro

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is Host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly LIVE call in radio show. He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

No Wikipedia entry.

familiarity: Not sure, probably following him since 2007.

Work by or about Kevin Barrett

Neocons’ History

The History of the Neocon Takeover of the USA

Here is an interview by Kevin Barrett of the authors of the article: ‘The History of the Neocon Takeover of the USA’.

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould claim that the first Neocons were Trotskyites.

Ran out of time but hope to dig into this more. website

Stumbled over this website, theSaker - example article. Not endorsing it, but I will keep checking back there; I like their tag line “Stop the Empire’s war against Russia”.

Born and raised in Switzerland by Russian parents who were refugees from the Bolshevik Revolution, “the Saker” studied in the United States and lived and worked in Europe as a military analyst. Opposed to the destruction of successive countries in Eastern Europe (aka the US/NATO wars), he reinvented himself as a software engineer who now lives in the United States (as he puts it, “the Imperial Homeland”). Frustrated by the ongoing destruction in Europe, he started to blog.

The rest is history. When war in the Ukraine splashed its way across Western headlines, readership at The Vineyard of the Saker exploded.

James Burnham Intro

Orwell restating Burnham:

Power can sometimes be won or maintained without violence, but never without fraud, because it is necessary to make use of the masses, and the masses would not co-operate if they knew that they were simply serving the purposes of a minority.

Oswald Spengler’s ‘The Decline of the West’

Albert Wohlstetter Intro

1946 Churchill Iron Curtain speech

Foundation for cold war.

PGP Crypto Overview


If the term ‘key’ is used alone, think of it as the entire public/private (secret) key pair, and any subkeys.

If I understand correctly, the collection of a key and the sub keys bound to it are called a ‘key block’; so for example when you exchange public keys, they are really ‘public key blocks’.

Expect to be confused, this is complicated, and it inevitably is explained in a way that over simplifies it. Feel free though to interrupt with questions. Fortunately the #gnupg IRC group, and mailing list are active and responsive.

Carefully Choose “Real Name String” and email addr for your key

You will create a public/private key pair which represents you w/a ‘uid’: “Real Name String”, like “John R Doe”, coupled w/a current, stable email address. Sub strings of either of these may be used at the commandline or in a key server search to select the key. Ideally the Real Name String or email will uniquely identify you and your key.

Ways of getting public keys of each other

gnupg setup; suggest installing the 2.1.x branch

Much of the informal help on the web is for the 1.4 branch, you have been warned. The #gnupg IRC group steered me to the 2.1.x branch; I seem to have fewer issues with it. The 2.1.x branch makes it simpler to move your secret key offline, and works well with the gpg-agent.

$GPGHOME dir and gpg.conf

gpg2 will create $GPGHOME/ and gpg.conf when you first use it.

I spent time trying to optimize my gpg.conf; this is the template I settled on.

At a minimum I suggest these additions to gpg.conf:

    default-key YOUR_DEFAULT_KEY_EMAIL


    # When outputting certificates, view user IDs distinctly from keys:

    # Display long key IDs
    keyid-format 0xlong

    # List all keys (or the specified ones) along with their fingerprints

    # You should always know at a glance which User IDs gpg thinks are legitimately
    # bound to the keys in your keyring:
    verify-options show-uid-validity
    list-options show-uid-validity

    # prevent version string from appearing in your signatures/public keys

        # For --sign-key

gpg-agent cache-ttl

The time interval that the agent will cache your password is configurable. I find the defaults too short; hence the changes below:

bob@epjdn:~/.gnupg $ ls -log gpg-agent.conf; cat gpg-agent.conf
-rw-------. 1 561 May 22 06:49 gpg-agent.conf
# `--default-cache-ttl N'
#      Set the time a cache entry is valid to N seconds.  The default is
#      600 seconds.

default-cache-ttl 1800

# `--max-cache-ttl N'
#      Set the maximum time a cache entry is valid to N seconds.  After
#      this time a cache entry will be expired even if it has been
#      accessed recently.  The default is 2 hours (7200 seconds).

pinentry-program /usr/bin/pinentry-curses

diceware for passphrases

This 1 line perl script, wrapped in a bash function is used to create passphrases:

$ type -a _make_passphrase_diceware
_make_passphrase_diceware is a function
_make_passphrase_diceware ()
    Credit to
    See full blown script: roll-diceware - Generate Diceware pass-phrases
        Copyright (C) 2004 by James S. Seymour, Release 0.0.1.

    perl -F'\s+' -anE 'push @w,$F[1] . " ";END{$r.=splice @w,rand @w,1 for(1..6);say "$r"}' ~/iBASHrc/for/usersTSR/db/diceware.wordlist.asc

we’re assuming your name is Bob Covert

create your identity, your keypair

Ideally do this step on an air-gapped computer or one that can be temporally disconnected from Internet, so your secret (private master) key is never exposed to Internet; after creation, move secret key to thumb drive. This computer need only be offline for the time it takes to create the key and move it to backup thumb drives.

You might be tempted to publish this new public key to Internet. Suggest you consider this a test run, and that you delete and start over a time or two; even practice a dry run key exchange first before you publish to a keyserver. Once published you can revoke, but not delete; revoked key is there forever.

Walk though Key Creation & Exchange

This is the bulk of this post, and is long. “: #*” (bash NOPs) are used like markdown headers to document current focus or purpose.

We’re assuming your name is Bob Covert, and you want to exchange public keys with Alice Terminello where both of you meet face to face at a crypto party.

For this example on fedora 24, gpg2 was already installed by root on host “epjdn”, but bob, and alice have never touched it.

# 08:52:54 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ : # setup gpg
# 08:53:14 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -k
gpg: directory '/a/bob/.gnupg' created
gpg: new configuration file '/a/bob/.gnupg/dirmngr.conf' created
gpg: new configuration file '/a/bob/.gnupg/gpg.conf' created
gpg: keybox '/a/bob/.gnupg/pubring.kbx' created
gpg: /a/bob/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
# 08:53:29 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ install -m 600 ~theauthor/iBASHrc/gpg.conf.templ.minimal ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf
# 08:53:46 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ cd .gnupg/
# 08:54:31 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ sed -i '1cdefault-key' gpg.conf
# 08:54:35 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ head -3 gpg.conf

# 08:54:42 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ install -m 600 ~theauthor/iBASHrc/gpg-agent.conf.templ   ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf
# 08:55:05 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ _make_passphrase_diceware
krebs knick 96th gist nag lame
# 08:55:48 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ : "Secret key about to be made, so Disconnect from Internet until it's off this host."
# 08:59:08 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ : # Make new key.
# 08:59:56 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --full-gen-key
gpg (GnuPG) 2.1.13; Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Please select what kind of key you want:
   (1) RSA and RSA (default)
   (2) DSA and Elgamal
   (3) DSA (sign only)
   (4) RSA (sign only)
Your selection? 1
RSA keys may be between 1024 and 4096 bits long.
What keysize do you want? (2048) 4096
Requested keysize is 4096 bits
Please specify how long the key should be valid.
         0 = key does not expire
      <n>  = key expires in n days
      <n>w = key expires in n weeks
      <n>m = key expires in n months
      <n>y = key expires in n years
Key is valid for? (0)
Key does not expire at all
Is this correct? (y/N) y

GnuPG needs to construct a user ID to identify your key.

Real name: Bob Covert
Email address:
You selected this USER-ID:
    "Bob Covert <>"

Change (N)ame, (C)omment, (E)mail or (O)kay/(Q)uit? o
We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.

    │ Please enter the passphrase to                       │
    │ protect your new key                                 │
    │                                                      │
    │ Passphrase: ******************************__________ │
    │                                                      │
    │       <OK>                              <Cancel>     │

    │ Please re-enter this passphrase                      │
    │                                                      │
    │ Passphrase: ******************************__________ │
    │                                                      │
    │       <OK>                              <Cancel>     │

We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.
gpg: key 0x42874D18E36EC84D marked as ultimately trusted
gpg: directory '/a/bob/.gnupg/openpgp-revocs.d' created
gpg: revocation certificate stored as '/a/bob/.gnupg/openpgp-revocs.d/B123D2BFC40AF8133B6977C342874D18E36EC84D.rev'
public and secret key created and signed.

gpg: checking the trustdb
gpg: marginals needed: 3  completes needed: 1  trust model: pgp
gpg: depth: 0  valid:   1  signed:   0  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 1u
pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [S]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 []

# 09:01:28 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -K
sec   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
ssb   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]

# 09:14:27 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -k
pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]

# 09:14:31 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --edit-key
gpg (GnuPG) 2.1.13; Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Secret key is available.

sec  rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: SC
     trust: ultimate      validity: ultimate
ssb  rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: E
[ultimate] (1). Bob Covert <>

gpg> addkey
Please select what kind of key you want:
   (3) DSA (sign only)
   (4) RSA (sign only)
   (5) Elgamal (encrypt only)
   (6) RSA (encrypt only)
Your selection? 4
RSA keys may be between 1024 and 4096 bits long.
What keysize do you want? (2048) 4096
Requested keysize is 4096 bits
Please specify how long the key should be valid.
         0 = key does not expire
      <n>  = key expires in n days
      <n>w = key expires in n weeks
      <n>m = key expires in n months
      <n>y = key expires in n years
Key is valid for? (0) 2m
Key expires at Sun 30 Jul 2017 09:15:26 AM CDT
Is this correct? (y/N) y
Really create? (y/N) y

    │ Please enter the passphrase to unlock the OpenPGP secret key:  │
    │ "Bob Covert <>"                                    │
    │ 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x42874D18E36EC84D,                       │
    │ created 2017-05-31.                                            │
    │                                                                │
    │                                                                │
    │ Passphrase: ******************************____________________ │
    │                                                                │
    │         <OK>                                    <Cancel>       │

We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.

sec  rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: SC
     trust: ultimate      validity: ultimate
ssb  rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: E
ssb  rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: 2017-07-30  usage: S
[ultimate] (1). Bob Covert <>

gpg> quit
Save changes? (y/N) y
# 09:16:00 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -K
sec   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
ssb   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
ssb   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

# 09:16:06 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -k
pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
sub   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

# 09:16:12 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ : # Backup this key, including secret key 'forever'.
# 09:17:15 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ _bd -a keybirth -d ~/attic
+ echo '_tar_dir_: creating [/a/bob/attic/epjdn..gnupg.1705310917.keybirth.tar.gz]'
_tar_dir_: creating [/a/bob/attic/epjdn..gnupg.1705310917.keybirth.tar.gz]
+ sleep 4
-rw-rw-r--. 1 12809 May 31 09:17 /a/bob/attic/epjdn..gnupg.1705310917.keybirth.tar.gz
# 09:17:31 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ : In real world case "attic/" would be a thumb drive
# 09:18:53 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ : # Disconnect thumb drive now, so secret key can go offline.
# 09:20:00 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ : # rm secret key from our key ring.
# 09:21:01 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --with-keygrip --list-key
pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
      Keygrip = C999595DE26BB23E12C0B48580AFA366F154F915
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
      Keygrip = 0EBDF6B21939E2A9DD08047256EEFE37C09B7900
sub   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
      Keygrip = 484B65BB1A926C883EFF7FD25FA15236CAB201E0

# 09:21:14 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ rm private-keys-v1.d/C999595DE26BB23E12C0B48580AFA366F154F915.key # From pub Keygrip above.
# 09:21:54 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -K
sec#  rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
ssb   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
ssb   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

--snip : # Stay offline, chg pp for our key.
# 09:32:22 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ _make_passphrase_diceware
noaa duet dicta shako topic r's
# 09:32:32 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --edit-key bob
gpg (GnuPG) 2.1.13; Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Secret key is available.

pub  rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: SC
     trust: ultimate      validity: ultimate
ssb  rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: E
ssb  rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: 2017-07-30  usage: S
[ultimate] (1). Bob Covert <>

gpg> password
gpg: key 0x42874D18E36EC84D/0x42874D18E36EC84D: error changing passphrase: No secret key

    │ Please enter the passphrase to unlock the OpenPGP secret key:  │
    │ "Bob Covert <>"                                    │
    │ 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x2C8F26845441B0A3,                       │
    │ created 2017-05-31 (main key ID 0x42874D18E36EC84D).           │
    │                                                                │
    │                                                                │
    │ Passphrase: *******************************___________________ │
    │                                                                │
    │         <OK>                                    <Cancel>       │

    │ Please enter the passphrase to unlock the OpenPGP secret key:  │
    │ "Bob Covert <>"                                    │
    │ 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x2C8F26845441B0A3,                       │
    │ created 2017-05-31 (main key ID 0x42874D18E36EC84D).           │
    │                                                                │
    │                                                                │
    │ Bad Passphrase (try 2 of 3)                                    │
    │                                                                │
    │ Passphrase: ******************************____________________ │
    │                                                                │
    │         <OK>                                    <Cancel>       │

    │ Please enter the new passphrase                      │
    │                                                      │
    │ Passphrase: *******************************_________ │
    │                                                      │
    │       <OK>                              <Cancel>     │

    │ Please re-enter this passphrase                      │
    │                                                      │
    │ Passphrase: *******************************_________ │
    │                                                      │
    │       <OK>                              <Cancel>     │

gpg> quit
# 09:34:12 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $  : # Reconnect Internet. Secret key off line on thumb drive, and cur key has new pp.

How Bob and Alice validate the other’s public key

prepare paper slips w/public key real name, email & fingerprint

After your key is created run and print out ‘gpg -k’:

# 09:26:44 Thu 170601 ~
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -k bob
pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
sub   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
--snip/improved example:
# 10:50:08 Fri 170602 ~
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -K --fingerprint --with-icao-spelling
sec#  rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
                        "Bravo One Two Three  Delta Two Bravo Foxtrot
                         Charlie Four Zero Alfa  Foxtrot Eight One Three
                         Three Bravo Six Niner  Seven Seven Charlie Three
                         Four Two Eight Seven  Four Delta One Eight
                         Echo Three Six Echo  Charlie Eight Four Delta"
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>

Exchange these paper slips with each other.

When “gpg signing”, the two of you, meeting in person at the crypto party, will provide each other with this paper slip, and also present another suitable printed proof of identity.

After pub key is imported to your key ring, and before you sign it, run ‘gpg2 -k’ and validate that it’s uid and fingerprint agrees w/the paper slip.

Bob initiates key exchange w/Alice

# 09:37:54 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --armor --export |mailx -s"My pub key, not encrypted. Pls sign and email back."
# 09:40:01 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ : "Wait for alice's pub key and our looped-back/signed pub key."
--SNIP/switch to alice:
# 09:41:02 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $
# 09:41:02 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ scan last
    1  05/31 09:40-05 bob My pub key, not encrypted. Pls sign and email back.<<-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- mQINBFkuzJ4BEADDBaZwUrOC5zja5W34Or381BBbrSit5uTVb9CAPfNX
# 09:41:17 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ : # Setup gpg.
# 09:41:59 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 -k
gpg: directory '/a/alice/.gnupg' created
gpg: new configuration file '/a/alice/.gnupg/dirmngr.conf' created
gpg: new configuration file '/a/alice/.gnupg/gpg.conf' created
gpg: keybox '/a/alice/.gnupg/pubring.kbx' created
gpg: /a/alice/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
# 09:42:11 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ cd .gnupg
# 09:42:27 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ install -m 600 ~theauthor/iBASHrc/gpg.conf.templ.minimal ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf
# 09:42:42 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ install -m 600 ~theauthor/iBASHrc/gpg-agent.conf.templ   ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf
# 09:42:54 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ ls -l g*conf
-rw-------. 1 alice crew  561 May 31 09:42 gpg-agent.conf
-rw-------. 1 alice crew 1955 May 31 09:42 gpg.conf
# 09:43:08 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ sed -i '1cdefault-key' gpg.conf
# 09:43:21 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ head -3 gpg.conf

# 09:43:34 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ _make_passphrase_diceware
rl ussr dogma phd 76 gay
# 09:43:52 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ : # New key, disconnect Internet, we are creating a secret key.
# 09:45:04 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --full-gen-key
gpg (GnuPG) 2.1.13; Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Please select what kind of key you want:
   (1) RSA and RSA (default)
   (2) DSA and Elgamal
   (3) DSA (sign only)
   (4) RSA (sign only)
Your selection? 1
RSA keys may be between 1024 and 4096 bits long.
What keysize do you want? (2048) 4096
Requested keysize is 4096 bits
Please specify how long the key should be valid.
         0 = key does not expire
      <n>  = key expires in n days
      <n>w = key expires in n weeks
      <n>m = key expires in n months
      <n>y = key expires in n years
Key is valid for? (0)
Key does not expire at all
Is this correct? (y/N) y

GnuPG needs to construct a user ID to identify your key.

Real name: Alice Terminello
Email address:
You selected this USER-ID:
    "Alice Terminello <>"

Change (N)ame, (C)omment, (E)mail or (O)kay/(Q)uit? o
We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.

    │ Please enter the passphrase to                       │
    │ protect your new key                                 │
    │                                                      │
    │ Passphrase: ************************________________ │
    │                                                      │
    │       <OK>                              <Cancel>     │

    │ Please re-enter this passphrase                      │
    │                                                      │
    │ Passphrase: ************************________________ │
    │                                                      │
    │       <OK>                              <Cancel>     │

We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.
gpg: key 0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 marked as ultimately trusted
gpg: directory '/a/alice/.gnupg/openpgp-revocs.d' created
gpg: revocation certificate stored as '/a/alice/.gnupg/openpgp-revocs.d/6DC0004391EBA35873AA148CCAFCD0074F93BB48.rev'
public and secret key created and signed.

gpg: checking the trustdb
gpg: marginals needed: 3  completes needed: 1  trust model: pgp
gpg: depth: 0  valid:   1  signed:   0  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 1u
pub   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [S]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 []

# 09:46:41 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 -K
sec   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
ssb   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]

# 09:46:47 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 -k
pub   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]

# 09:46:52 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --edit-key
gpg (GnuPG) 2.1.13; Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Secret key is available.

sec  rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: SC
     trust: ultimate      validity: ultimate
ssb  rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: E
[ultimate] (1). Alice Terminello <>

gpg> addkey
Please select what kind of key you want:
   (3) DSA (sign only)
   (4) RSA (sign only)
   (5) Elgamal (encrypt only)
   (6) RSA (encrypt only)
Your selection? 4
RSA keys may be between 1024 and 4096 bits long.
What keysize do you want? (2048) 4096
Requested keysize is 4096 bits
Please specify how long the key should be valid.
         0 = key does not expire
      <n>  = key expires in n days
      <n>w = key expires in n weeks
      <n>m = key expires in n months
      <n>y = key expires in n years
Key is valid for? (0) 2m
Key expires at Sun 30 Jul 2017 09:47:21 AM CDT
Is this correct? (y/N) y
Really create? (y/N) y

    │ Please enter the passphrase to unlock the OpenPGP secret key:  │
    │ "Alice Terminello <>"                            │
    │ 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0xCAFCD0074F93BB48,                       │
    │ created 2017-05-31.                                            │
    │                                                                │
    │                                                                │
    │ Passphrase: ************************__________________________ │
    │                                                                │
    │         <OK>                                    <Cancel>       │

We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.

sec  rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: SC
     trust: ultimate      validity: ultimate
ssb  rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: E
ssb  rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: 2017-07-30  usage: S
[ultimate] (1). Alice Terminello <>

gpg> quit
Save changes? (y/N) y
# 09:47:49 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 -K
sec   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
ssb   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
ssb   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

# 09:47:54 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 -k
pub   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
sub   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

# 09:47:57 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ : ## Backup key including secret key 'forever'.
# 09:48:53 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ _bd -a keybirth -d ~/attic
+ echo '_tar_dir_: creating [/a/alice/attic/epjdn..gnupg.1705310949.keybirth.tar.gz]'
_tar_dir_: creating [/a/alice/attic/epjdn..gnupg.1705310949.keybirth.tar.gz]
+ sleep 4
-rw-rw-r--. 1 12768 May 31 09:49 /a/alice/attic/epjdn..gnupg.1705310949.keybirth.tar.gz
# 09:49:13 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ : ## 'Thumb drive (attic) disconnect.'
# 09:50:02 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ : ## rm secret key:
# 09:50:39 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --with-keygrip --list-key
pub   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
      Keygrip = B4C5A27C51651F0E36E9C4B2AC0E10D48B05332A
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
      Keygrip = A9199F15961702F26194F1E6ED68EE9312218AA6
sub   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
      Keygrip = A3D00D811998EDECD38064B2E814A31B60321952

# 09:50:57 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ rm private-keys-v1.d/B4C5A27C51651F0E36E9C4B2AC0E10D48B05332A.key # From pub key keygrip.
# 09:51:40 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 -K
sec#  rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
ssb   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
ssb   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

# 09:52:07 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ : # Still off Internet. Chg passphrase from backed up secret key value.
# 09:54:29 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ _make_passphrase_diceware
mid 234 abe 999 sibyl lo
# 09:54:49 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --edit-key alice
gpg (GnuPG) 2.1.13; Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Secret key is available.

pub  rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: SC
     trust: ultimate      validity: ultimate
ssb  rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: E
ssb  rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: 2017-07-30  usage: S
[ultimate] (1). Alice Terminello <>

gpg> password
gpg: key 0xCAFCD0074F93BB48/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48: error changing passphrase: No secret key

    │ Please enter the passphrase to unlock the OpenPGP secret key:  │
    │ "Alice Terminello <>"                            │
    │ 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x022B72323C881C49,                       │
    │ created 2017-05-31 (main key ID 0xCAFCD0074F93BB48).           │
    │                                                                │
    │                                                                │
    │ Passphrase: ************************__________________________ │
    │                                                                │
    │         <OK>                                    <Cancel>       │

    │ Please enter the new passphrase                      │
    │                                                      │
    │ Passphrase: ************************________________ │
    │                                                      │
    │       <OK>                              <Cancel>     │

    │ Please re-enter this passphrase                      │
    │                                                      │
    │ Passphrase: ************************________________ │
    │                                                      │
    │       <OK>                              <Cancel>     │

gpg> quit
# 10:00:30 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ : Stay off line.
# 10:02:15 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ : # "Sign Bob's key.  We need the secret key, stay offline, goto thumb drive."
# 10:03:11 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ c a
# 10:03:14 Wed 170531 ~/attic
# alice@epjdn $ ls -l
total 16
-rw-rw-r--. 1 alice crew 12768 May 31 09:49 epjdn..gnupg.1705310949.keybirth.tar.gz
# 10:03:19 Wed 170531 ~/attic
# alice@epjdn $ _ut
_ut    _utc   _utf8@
# 10:03:19 Wed 170531 ~/attic
# alice@epjdn $ _ut epjdn..gnupg.1705310949.keybirth.tar.gz
total 32K
-rw-------. 1 alice crew 2.6K May 31 09:42 dirmngr.conf
-rw-------. 1 alice crew  561 May 31 09:42 gpg-agent.conf
-rw-------. 1 alice crew 1.9K May 31 09:43 gpg.conf
-rw-------. 1 alice crew 1.3K May 31 09:46 trustdb.gpg
-rw-rw-r--. 1 alice crew 2.4K May 31 09:46 pubring.kbx~
drwx------. 2 alice crew 4.0K May 31 09:46 openpgp-revocs.d/
drwx------. 2 alice crew 4.0K May 31 09:47 private-keys-v1.d/
-rw-rw-r--. 1 alice crew 4.0K May 31 09:47 pubring.kbx
# 10:03:55 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ export GNUPGHOME=$PWD
# 10:04:19 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 -K
sec   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
ssb   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
ssb   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

# 10:04:36 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 -k
pub   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
sub   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

# 10:05:15 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ : ## "Import bob's unencrypted pub key, then sign."
# 10:05:48 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ scan last
    1  05/31 09:40-05 bob My pub key, not encrypted. Pls sign and email back.<<-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- mQINBFkuzJ4BEADDBaZwUrOC5zja5W34Or381BBbrSit5uTVb9CAPfNX
# 10:05:52 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --import < /a/alice/Mail/inbox/1
gpg: key 0x42874D18E36EC84D: public key "Bob Covert <>" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1
# 10:06:38 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --sign-key

pub  rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: SC
     trust: unknown       validity: unknown
sub  rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: E
sub  rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: 2017-07-30  usage: S
[ unknown] (1). Bob Covert <>

gpg: using "" as default secret key for signing

pub  rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: SC
     trust: unknown       validity: unknown
 Primary key fingerprint: B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D

     Bob Covert <>

How carefully have you verified the key you are about to sign actually belongs
to the person named above?  If you don't know what to answer, enter "0".

   (0) I will not answer. (default)
   (1) I have not checked at all.
   (2) I have done casual checking.
   (3) I have done very careful checking.

Your selection? (enter '?' for more information): 2
Are you sure that you want to sign this key with your
key "Alice Terminello <>" (0xCAFCD0074F93BB48)

I have checked this key casually.

Really sign? (y/N) y

    │ Please enter the passphrase to unlock the OpenPGP secret key:  │
    │ "Alice Terminello <>"                            │
    │ 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0xCAFCD0074F93BB48,                       │
    │ created 2017-05-31.                                            │
    │                                                                │
    │                                                                │
    │ Passphrase: ************************__________________________ │
    │                                                                │
    │         <OK>                                    <Cancel>       │

# 10:07:23 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --list-sigs
gpg: checking the trustdb
gpg: marginals needed: 3  completes needed: 1  trust model: pgp
gpg: depth: 0  valid:   1  signed:   1  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 1u
gpg: depth: 1  valid:   1  signed:   0  trust: 1-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 0u
pub   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
sig 3        0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
sig          0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
sig          0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>

pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [  full  ] Bob Covert <>
sig 3        0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sig 2        0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
sig          0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
sig          0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>

# 10:07:37 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ : ## Loop back signed key via email, also to self.  Assume mail queues OK, since we are offline.
# 10:10:03 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --armor --export bob | gpg2 --sign --encrypt --armor --recipient bob |mailx -s "Your pub key signed by me. Pls use --decrypt."
gpg: using "" as default secret key for signing
# 10:11:03 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --armor --export bob |mailx -s "Bob's pub key signed by me."
# 10:11:25 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ : ## Mop up temp dir.
# 10:11:49 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg
# alice@epjdn $ cd
# 10:11:51 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ echo ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/
.gnupg/      *
# 10:11:51 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ echo /a/alice/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/ |at now +1 hour
warning: commands will be executed using /bin/sh
job 73 at Wed May 31 11:13:00 2017
inbox has mail
# 10:13:31 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ unset GNUPGHOME
# 10:14:03 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ pgrep 'gpg-agent.*alice'
+ command pgrep -l -f -a 'gpg-agent.*alice'
+ pgrep -l -f -a 'gpg-agent.*alice'
25746 gpg-agent --homedir /a/alice/.gnupg --use-standard-socket --daemon
26607 gpg-agent --homedir /a/alice/tmp/_untartmp.dl.UEUPyGO8/.gnupg --use-standard-socket --daemon
# 10:14:40 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ kill 26607
# 10:15:17 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 -k
pub   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
sub   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

# 10:16:16 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ scan last
    2  05/31 10:11-05 alice Bob's pub key signed by me.<<-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- mQINBFkuzJ4BEADDBaZwUrOC5zja5W34Or381BBbrSit5uTVb9CAPfNXss+MAFhf QvuXhcjitCmyW
# 10:16:30 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ : ## Import key we just signed. Ok to be online now.
# 10:17:11 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --import < /a/alice/Mail/inbox/2
gpg: key 0x42874D18E36EC84D: public key "Bob Covert <>" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1
gpg: marginals needed: 3  completes needed: 1  trust model: pgp
gpg: depth: 0  valid:   1  signed:   1  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 1u
gpg: depth: 1  valid:   1  signed:   0  trust: 1-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 0u
# 10:17:35 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --list-sigs
pub   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
sig 3        0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
sig          0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
sig          0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>

pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [  full  ] Bob Covert <>
sig 3        0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sig 2        0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
sig          0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
sig          0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>

# 10:17:46 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ : # Export/Email our pub key to new contact.
# 10:19:21 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --armor --export alice | gpg2 --sign --encrypt --armor --recipient bob  |mailx -s "My public key. Pls use --decrypt. Pls sign and return."
gpg: using "" as default secret key for signing
gpg: signing failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
gpg: [stdin]: sign+encrypt failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
# 10:19:53 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ _gpa
-bash: _gpa: command not found
# 10:20:15 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ _gpg
+ echo hi
+ gpg2 --clearsign /a/alice/tmp/_gpg.yv6hS
gpg: using "" as default secret key for signing

    │ Please enter the passphrase to unlock the OpenPGP secret key:  │
    │ "Alice Terminello <>"                            │
    │ 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x88764F991B6EF0AB,                       │
    │ created 2017-05-31 (main key ID 0xCAFCD0074F93BB48).           │
    │                                                                │
    │                                                                │
    │ Passphrase: ************************__________________________ │
    │                                                                │
    │         <OK>                                    <Cancel>       │

# 10:20:39 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --armor --export alice | gpg2 --sign --encrypt --armor --recipient bob  |mailx -s "My public key. Pls use --decrypt. Pls sign and return."
gpg: using "" as default secret key for signing
# 10:20:45 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ : # "Wait for email w/new-contact-signed pub key (our's)."
--SNIP/switch back to bob:
# 09:40:21 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -K
sec#  rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
ssb   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
ssb   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

inbox has mail
# 10:23:43 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -k
pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
sub   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

# 10:23:49 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ tt
inbox+ has 3 messages  (1-3);        (others).
    1  05/31 10:11-05 alice Your pub key signed by me. Pls use --decrypt.<<-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- hQIMAyyPJoRUQbCjAQ//ap86oYy3IFTt+ZUDZr8bRKK+Vg/Aew0qLkztArZEgpu4 pAIL
    2  05/31 10:19-05 alice My public key. Pls use --decrypt. Pls sign and return.<<-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- hQIMAyyPJoRUQbCjAQ/+MHxyioyfSfufuxkiCbpg2odLTin6jnZ/dZbTpul/
    3  05/31 10:20-05 alice My public key. Pls use --decrypt. Pls sign and return.<<-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- hQIMAyyPJoRUQbCjARAAqsXVsxkf327VRemiidU6vEjH2/oSowd4g0Q5PAjh
# 10:25:00 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ rmm 2
+ command rmm 2
+ rmm 2
+ command folder
+ folder
inbox+ has 2 messages  (1-3);        (others).
# 10:25:15 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ : # Sign alices pub key first.  Key signing is done off Internet.
# 10:26:23 Wed 170531 ~/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ c a
# 10:26:25 Wed 170531 ~/attic
# bob@epjdn $ ls
# 10:26:36 Wed 170531 ~/attic
# bob@epjdn $ _ut epjdn..gnupg.1705310917.keybirth.tar.gz
total 32K
-rw-------. 1 bob crew 2.6K May 31 08:53 dirmngr.conf
-rw-------. 1 bob crew 1.9K May 31 08:54 gpg.conf
-rw-------. 1 bob crew  561 May 31 08:55 gpg-agent.conf
-rw-rw-r--. 1 bob crew 2.4K May 31 09:01 pubring.kbx~
-rw-------. 1 bob crew 1.3K May 31 09:01 trustdb.gpg
drwx------. 2 bob crew 4.0K May 31 09:01 openpgp-revocs.d/
drwx------. 2 bob crew 4.0K May 31 09:15 private-keys-v1.d/
-rw-rw-r--. 1 bob crew 4.0K May 31 09:16 pubring.kbx
# 10:27:00 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ export GNUPGHOME=$PWD
# 10:27:19 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -K
sec   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
ssb   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
ssb   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

# 10:27:37 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --decrypt < /a/bob/Mail/inbox/3 | gpg2 --import
gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x2C8F26845441B0A3, created 2017-05-31
      "Bob Covert <>"
gpg: public key decryption failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
gpg: Total number processed: 0
# 10:29:43 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ _gpg
+ echo hi
+ gpg2 --clearsign /a/bob/tmp/_gpg.7zbo5
gpg: using "" as default secret key for signing

    │ Please enter the passphrase to unlock the OpenPGP secret key:  │
    │ "Bob Covert <>"                                    │
    │ 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x09611F04F4147BC6,                       │
    │ created 2017-05-31 (main key ID 0x42874D18E36EC84D).           │
    │                                                                │
    │                                                                │
    │ Passphrase: ******************************____________________ │
    │                                                                │
    │         <OK>                                    <Cancel>       │

# 10:30:55 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --decrypt < /a/bob/Mail/inbox/3 | gpg2 --import
gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x2C8F26845441B0A3, created 2017-05-31
      "Bob Covert <>"
gpg: Signature made Wed 31 May 2017 10:20:45 AM CDT
gpg:                using RSA key 0x88764F991B6EF0AB
gpg: Can't check signature: No public key
gpg: key 0xCAFCD0074F93BB48: public key "Alice Terminello <>" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1
# 10:30:59 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --sign-key alice

pub  rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: SC
     trust: unknown       validity: unknown
sub  rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: E
sub  rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: 2017-07-30  usage: S
[ unknown] (1). Alice Terminello <>

gpg: using "" as default secret key for signing

pub  rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48
     created: 2017-05-31  expires: never       usage: SC
     trust: unknown       validity: unknown
 Primary key fingerprint: 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48

     Alice Terminello <>

How carefully have you verified the key you are about to sign actually belongs
to the person named above?  If you don't know what to answer, enter "0".

   (0) I will not answer. (default)
   (1) I have not checked at all.
   (2) I have done casual checking.
   (3) I have done very careful checking.

Your selection? (enter '?' for more information): 2
Are you sure that you want to sign this key with your
key "Bob Covert <>" (0x42874D18E36EC84D)

I have checked this key casually.

Really sign? (y/N) y

# 10:31:25 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --list-sigs
gpg: checking the trustdb
gpg: marginals needed: 3  completes needed: 1  trust model: pgp
gpg: depth: 0  valid:   1  signed:   1  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 1u
gpg: depth: 1  valid:   1  signed:   0  trust: 1-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 0u
pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
sig 3        0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
sig          0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
sig          0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>

pub   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [  full  ] Alice Terminello <>
sig 3        0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sig 2        0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
sig          0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
sig          0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>

# 10:31:53 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ : ## Email new contact pub key we just signed to contact and ourself.
# 10:32:38 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --armor --export alice|gpg2 --sign -encrypt --armor --recipient alice|mailx -s "I signed your public key. Use --decrypt."
gpg: problem with the agent: Inappropriate ioctl for device
gpg: [stdin]: symmetric+sign+encrypt failed: Operation cancelled
Null message body; hope that's ok
--snip: Typo above "-encrypt".
# 10:33:52 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --armor --export alice|gpg2 --sign --encrypt --armor --recipient alice|mailx -s "I signed your public key. Use --decrypt."
gpg: using "" as default secret key for signing
# 10:34:56 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --armor --export alice|mailx -s "I signed alice's public key. You should import it."
# 10:35:22 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ : # Mop up.
inbox has mail
# 10:36:06 Wed 170531 ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg
# bob@epjdn $ cd
# 10:36:09 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ echo ~/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/.gnupg/
S.gpg-agent=       dirmngr.conf       gpg.conf           private-keys-v1.d/ pubring.kbx~       trustdb.gpg
S.gpg-agent.ssh=   gpg-agent.conf     openpgp-revocs.d/  pubring.kbx        random_seed
# 10:36:09 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ echo /a/bob/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/
.gnupg/      *
# 10:36:09 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ echo /a/bob/tmp/_untartmp.dl.AcaXbQuO/ | at now +1 hour
warning: commands will be executed using /bin/sh
job 74 at Wed May 31 11:37:00 2017
# 10:37:25 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ unset  GNUPGHOME
# 10:37:36 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -K
sec#  rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
ssb   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
ssb   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

# 10:38:00 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 -k
pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
sub   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]

# 10:38:16 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ tt 3
inbox+ has 3 messages  (1-4);        (others).
    1  05/31 10:11-05 alice Your pub key signed by me. Pls use --decrypt.<<-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- hQIMAyyPJoRUQbCjAQ//ap86oYy3IFTt+ZUDZr8bRKK+Vg/Aew0qLkztArZEgpu4 pAIL
    3  05/31 10:20-05 alice My public key. Pls use --decrypt. Pls sign and return.<<-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- hQIMAyyPJoRUQbCjARAAqsXVsxkf327VRemiidU6vEjH2/oSowd4g0Q5PAjh
    4  05/31 10:35-05 bob I signed alice's public key. You should import it.<<-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- mQINBFku1ywBEACfv1tTjp4dkQhb+P/dkjJnBYuR8/0i0gS/7m5tgQLFF
# 10:38:30 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --import < /a/bob/Mail/inbox/4
gpg: key 0xCAFCD0074F93BB48: public key "Alice Terminello <>" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1
gpg: marginals needed: 3  completes needed: 1  trust model: pgp
gpg: depth: 0  valid:   1  signed:   1  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 1u
gpg: depth: 1  valid:   1  signed:   0  trust: 1-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 0u
# 10:39:23 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --list-sigs
pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
sig 3        0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
sig          0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
sig          0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>

pub   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [  full  ] Alice Terminello <>
sig 3        0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sig 2        0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
sig          0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
sig          0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>

# 10:39:36 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ : # Import my pub key, now signed by alice.
# 10:42:55 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --decrypt < /a/bob/Mail/inbox/1 | gpg2 --import
gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x2C8F26845441B0A3, created 2017-05-31
      "Bob Covert <>"
gpg: public key decryption failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
gpg: Total number processed: 0
# 10:44:50 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ _gpg
+ echo hi
+ gpg2 --clearsign /a/bob/tmp/_gpg.WHcnV
gpg: using "" as default secret key for signing

    │ Please enter the passphrase to unlock the OpenPGP secret key:  │
    │ "Bob Covert <>"                                    │
    │ 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x09611F04F4147BC6,                       │
    │ created 2017-05-31 (main key ID 0x42874D18E36EC84D).           │
    │                                                                │
    │                                                                │
    │ Passphrase: *******************************___________________ │
    │                                                                │
    │         <OK>                                    <Cancel>       │

# 10:45:46 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --decrypt < /a/bob/Mail/inbox/1 | gpg2 --import
gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x2C8F26845441B0A3, created 2017-05-31
      "Bob Covert <>"
gpg: Signature made Wed 31 May 2017 10:11:02 AM CDT
gpg:                using RSA key 0x88764F991B6EF0AB
gpg: Good signature from "Alice Terminello <>" [full]
Primary key fingerprint: 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
     Subkey fingerprint: 88CA 5836 B635 B567 654F  2BBB 8876 4F99 1B6E F0AB
gpg: key 0x42874D18E36EC84D: "Bob Covert <>" 1 new signature
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:         new signatures: 1
gpg: marginals needed: 3  completes needed: 1  trust model: pgp
gpg: depth: 0  valid:   1  signed:   1  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 1u
gpg: depth: 1  valid:   1  signed:   0  trust: 1-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 0u
# 10:45:55 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ gpg2 --list-sigs
pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [ultimate] Bob Covert <>
sig 3        0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sig 2        0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
sig          0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
sig          0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>

pub   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [  full  ] Alice Terminello <>
sig 3        0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sig 2        0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
sig          0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
sig          0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>

# 10:46:03 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $ : # DONE: "Bob's pub key is signed, Alice's also and both on Bob's keyring.
# 10:48:18 Wed 170531 ~
# bob@epjdn $
--SNIP/swto alice:

# 10:22:42 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ tt 3
inbox+ has 4 messages  (1-4).
    2  05/31 10:11-05 alice Bob's pub key signed by me.<<-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- mQINBFkuzJ4BEADDBaZwUrOC5zja5W34Or381BBbrSit5uTVb9CAPfNXss+MAFhf QvuXhcjitCmyW
    3  05/31 10:33-05 bob I signed your public key. Use --decrypt.<<
    4  05/31 10:34-05 bob I signed your public key. Use --decrypt.<<-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- hQIMAwIrcjI8iBxJAQ/7Bcso29vreR3PARHeWrsZeGEXhXf3mV6N90YX//mbOShj 6q2zJZ8i4W5
inbox has mail
# 10:49:11 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ rmm 3   # Bob's gpg-agent failed since pp not loaded.
+ command rmm 3
+ rmm 3
+ command folder
+ folder
inbox+ has 3 messages  (1-4).
# 10:49:33 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ : # "Import new-contact-signed pub key (ours)."
# 10:50:29 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --decrypt < /a/alice/Mail/inbox/4 |gpg2 --import
gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x022B72323C881C49, created 2017-05-31
      "Alice Terminello <>"
gpg: Signature made Wed 31 May 2017 10:34:55 AM CDT
gpg:                using RSA key 0x09611F04F4147BC6
gpg: Good signature from "Bob Covert <>" [full]
Primary key fingerprint: B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
     Subkey fingerprint: CDD9 E4DE 942B 1118 541C  4ACA 0961 1F04 F414 7BC6
gpg: key 0xCAFCD0074F93BB48: "Alice Terminello <>" 1 new signature
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:         new signatures: 1
gpg: marginals needed: 3  completes needed: 1  trust model: pgp
gpg: depth: 0  valid:   1  signed:   1  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 1u
gpg: depth: 1  valid:   1  signed:   0  trust: 1-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 0u
# 10:51:28 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --list-sigs
pub   rsa4096/0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = 6DC0 0043 91EB A358 73AA  148C CAFC D007 4F93 BB48
uid                   [ultimate] Alice Terminello <>
sig 3        0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sig 2        0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x022B72323C881C49 2017-05-31 [E]
sig          0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x88764F991B6EF0AB 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
sig          0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>

pub   rsa4096/0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31 [SC]
      Key fingerprint = B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
uid                   [  full  ] Bob Covert <>
sig 3        0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sig 2        0xCAFCD0074F93BB48 2017-05-31  Alice Terminello <>
sub   rsa4096/0x2C8F26845441B0A3 2017-05-31 [E]
sig          0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>
sub   rsa4096/0x09611F04F4147BC6 2017-05-31 [S] [expires: 2017-07-30]
sig          0x42874D18E36EC84D 2017-05-31  Bob Covert <>

# 10:51:39 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $ :  # DONE: "Both pub keys signed and on alice's keyring"
# 10:52:09 Wed 170531 ~
# alice@epjdn $

Simple Use case examples PGP

Example of clear signed msg

# 14:29:03 Thu 170601 ~
# bob@epjdn $ echo Hi 1 2 3.|gpg2 --clearsign
gpg: using "" as default secret key for signing
Hash: SHA256

Hi 1 2 3.

# 14:29:28 Thu 170601 ~
# bob@epjdn $ echo Hi 1 2 3.|gpg2 --clearsign 2>/dev/null |gpg2 --verify
gpg: Signature made Thu 01 Jun 2017 02:29:34 PM CDT
gpg:                using RSA key 0x09611F04F4147BC6
gpg: Good signature from "Bob Covert <>" [ultimate]
Primary key fingerprint: B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
     Subkey fingerprint: CDD9 E4DE 942B 1118 541C  4ACA 0961 1F04 F414 7BC6
# 14:29:35 Thu 170601 ~
# bob@epjdn $ echo Hi 1 2 3.|gpg2 --clearsign |mailx -s "Clear signed msg"
gpg: using "" as default secret key for signing
--SNIP/switch to alice:
# 14:31:30 Thu 170601 ~
# alice@epjdn $ scan last
    6  06/01 14:30-05 bob Clear signed msg<<-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 Hi 1 2 3. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIqBAEBCAAUBQJZMGtjDRxib2JAenEzcS5vcmcA
# 14:31:37 Thu 170601 ~
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --verify < /a/alice/Mail/inbox/6
gpg: Signature made Thu 01 Jun 2017 02:30:43 PM CDT
gpg:                using RSA key 0x09611F04F4147BC6
gpg: Good signature from "Bob Covert <>" [full]
Primary key fingerprint: B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
     Subkey fingerprint: CDD9 E4DE 942B 1118 541C  4ACA 0961 1F04 F414 7BC6

sign, encrypt and email

# 14:30:44 Thu 170601 ~
# bob@epjdn $ echo Hi 1 2 3|gpg2 --encrypt --sign --armor --recipient alice|mail -s 'secret00'
gpg: using "" as default secret key for signing
--SNIP/switch to alice:
# 14:31:44 Thu 170601 ~
# alice@epjdn $ scan last
    7  06/01 18:55-05 bob secret00<<-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- hQIMAwIrcjI8iBxJARAAoAuzpIvzbfT7GaG+up0aqSdFYBB5Nkobwb4xM37sEsTm gq9amtP1RLp8ALpEcmE/d8j0b5wNmK7Qi5vB+bhN59z
inbox has mail
# 18:56:33 Thu 170601 ~
# alice@epjdn $ gpg2 --decrypt < /a/alice/Mail/inbox/7
gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit RSA key, ID 0x022B72323C881C49, created 2017-05-31
      "Alice Terminello <>"
Hi 1 2 3
gpg: Signature made Thu 01 Jun 2017 06:55:06 PM CDT
gpg:                using RSA key 0x09611F04F4147BC6
gpg: Good signature from "Bob Covert <>" [full]
Primary key fingerprint: B123 D2BF C40A F813 3B69  77C3 4287 4D18 E36E C84D
     Subkey fingerprint: CDD9 E4DE 942B 1118 541C  4ACA 0961 1F04 F414 7BC6

Jeffery Blankfort - Senior pro-Palestinian interviewer/activist Intro

Jeffrey Blankfort is a self-styled Middle East analyst who freelances in print and radio. He writes frequently and is an occasional radio host on community radio station KZYX in Mendocino, California, and on KPFA, the Pacifica flagship station serving the San Francisco Bay area. Blankfort earned a modest reputation in the sixties as a photojournalist active in the anti-Vietnam War movement and as a supporter of the Black Panther Party. Raised in a non-Zionist Jewish family, he has been a militant anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian activist since 1970, when he visited Jordan and Lebanon. In 1987 he co-founded the Labor Committee on the Middle East and served as editor of the quarterly publication Middle East Labor Bulletin from 1988-95.

Blankfort’s “Takes on the World” podcast RSS feed

Jeffery Blankfort - Senior activist/KZYX-KZYZ radio journalist

3 ‘red line’ diffs between Israel and JFK

His photography

Diana Johnstone Intro

This interview about the Apr 2017 French Election with Jeffery Blankfort introduced me to American Expat / Paris European Politics writer Johnstone. @04m08s: Macron was productised and marketed by “globalized elite and deep state” in “an all out add campaign”.

France: Another Ghastly Presidential Election Campaign; the Deep State Rises to the Surface

Counterpunch Articles

Diana Johnstone podcasts as of 5/19/17

On Fri 19 May 2017 , I retroactively searched my logs for Johnstone podcasts, most of which I still have to listen to:


tips for brain and memory health

5/18/2017 Commonwealth Club Lecture

Dr. Dale Bredesen Intro

methylcobalamin or B12

Hamilton, Ontario CA,_Ontario

Zoomed out:

Zoomed in:,_Ontario


McMaster University CFMU

CFMU started out as McMaster Radio in 1963 and was run by the BSB (Board of Student Broadcasting.) The studios were in the basement of Wentworth House and as Bruce Beghamer ’67 recalls, ’We originally piped broadcasting to the residences. It was quite the adventure back then. We had a very small budget from the MSU, but we had huge heart and enthusiasm from our radio members.’ Prof Tim Anderson Intro

Dr Tim Anderson +61 2 9351 4783
Department of Political Economy
Email: T.Anderson -at-
BA(Econ) Murdoch PhD Macquarie
Senior Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

The Dirty War on Syria: Professor Anderson Reveals the “Unspoken Truth”

Unusual Sources PodCast

local activist Brendan Stone Intro

Brendan Stone is a graduate student at York University in Toronto, and an activist in Hamilton, Ontario.

He became involved in anti-war activism after taking part in the movements that coalesced against NATO’s war on Yugoslavia in 1999, and the build-up to war in Iraq in 2003. Since that time, he has drawn inspiration from the Haitian people’s grassroots resistance to neo-liberal colonialism, and the popular politics emerging in South America.

Short Head/shoulders video of Brendan

Unusual Sources PodCast

Email implied by Unusual Sources dowload URLs: BrendanStone -at-

York University in Toronto

Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) Intro ;

Since September 2001, we have established an extensive archive of news articles, in-depth reports and analysis on issues which are barely covered by the mainstream media.

In an era of media disinformation, our focus has essentially been to center on the “unspoken truth”.

During the invasion of Iraq (March-April 2003), Global Research published, on a daily basis, independent reports from the Middle East, which provided an alternative to the news emanating from the “embedded” journalists reporting from the war theater.

Michel Chossudovsky

Michel Chossudovsky Intro

My wikipedia entry is subject to a routine almost daily wave of wiki-smear and disinformation.

Here is a Biographical summary

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research. He has taught as visiting professor in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Latin America.

He has undertaken field research in Latin America, China, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and has written extensively on the economies of developing countries with a focus on poverty and social inequality.

Ottawa Ontario

University of Ottawa

Zoomed in:

Zoomed out:

Ottawa (Ontario CA) overview

Zoomed in: <

Zoomed out:

Dave Winer Intro

Prof Henry A Giroux Intro

Professor, Department of English & Cultural Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
McMaster University
Kenneth Taylor Hall Rm. 129
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M4


His primary research areas are: cultural studies, youth studies, critical pedagogy, popular culture, media studies, social theory, and the politics of higher and public education. He is particularly interested in what he calls the war on youth, the corporatization of higher education, the politics of neoliberalism, the assault on civic literacy and the collapse of public memory, public pedagogy, the educative nature of politics, and the rise of various youth movements across the globe.

example talks

Project censored interview. Social Contract in jeopardy; cruelty/ large chunks of populous now “disposable”:

Where is the Outrage? Critical Pedagogy in Dark Times:

Gary Null Intro

Look for a sub link to a text box “email form”.

Dr. Gary Null

An internationally renowned expert in the field of health and nutrition, Gary Null, Ph.D is the author of over 70 best-selling books on healthy living and the director of over 100 critically acclaimed full-feature documentary films on natural health, self-empowerment and the environment. He is the host of ’The Progressive Commentary Hour” and “The Gary Null Show”, the country’s longest running nationally syndicated health radio talk show which can be heard daily on here on the Progressive Radio Network.

Throughout his career, Gary Null has made hundreds of radio and television broadcasts throughout the country as an environmentalist, consumer advocate, investigative reporter and nutrition educator. More than 28 different Gary Null television specials have appeared on PBS stations throughout the nation, inspiring and motivating millions of viewers. He originated and completed more than one hundred major investigations on health issues resulting in the use of material by 20/20 and 60 Minutes.

Tireless, has his own unique “take”; an interesting interview style - he asks 3 and up to 5 questions in one shot. Egotistical, eccentric, and driven - yes, but as far as I know he is principled, fair; puts effort into connecting with many types/classes of people.

He does a daily weekday (often a monologue) show that combines: review of current research on diet, health/exercise; and his take on politics/often foreign policy. One day per week he does “The Progressive Commentary Hour” ;usually intense 1:1 interview of a political expert.

Dr. Jack Dresser | PhD clinical psychology | intro

BA, Pomona College. Ph.D., clinical psychology. Army psychologist during VN War. Private practice 15 years, specializing in transactional analysis and family systems. Developed ego state psychodrama method. Developed numerous school-based prevention programs and first offender DUI diversion (designed for early intervention) programs in California and Oregon under county contracts and federal US Dept of Education grants. Alcohol harm reduction research under NIAAA (NIH) grants for c. 15 years. Designed web-based risk reduction training programs for commercial alcohol servers and university Greek organizations. Bi-weekly columnist two years for the Springfield News in Oregon before its demise at the hands of its national owner, Lee Enterprises (after 104 years). Opinion pieces have also been published by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Eugene Register-Guard, Eugene Weekly, Counterpunch and Global Research. Current member, International Society of Political Psychology. Current national vice-chair, Veterans for Peace working group on Palestine and the Middle East. Current co-director, Al-Nakba Awareness Project focused on the Israeli dispossession and occupation of Palestine (see website).

( former or current? ) board member | Political Psychology Research, Inc.

Jack Dresser, Ph.D., Research scientist. Dr. Dresser is a research psychologist with a large non-profit institute. He has deep concerns for national politics and supports the PPRI mission in its efforts to study public desires and promote better government for the people. | may or may not be his

Work by or about Jack Dresser

Racism, Empire, and Survival | Jack Dresser’s KEPW show | Eugene OR

Jack’s weekly Radio show | RSS feed

Steve Lendman Intro

As far as I know in 2021 Lendman no longer does an interview show, but he still blogs actively.

Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or achived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.

I was born in 1934, am a retired, progressive small businessman concerned about all the major national and world issues, committed to speak out and write about them. Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at Also visit his blog site at and listen to the Lendman News Hour on Monday - Friday at 10AM US Central time for cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on world and national issues. All programs are archived for easy listening. But he does not tweet.

Progressive Radio Network (PRN)


audio shows with out RSS feeds

The Grass is Greener: Babette Grunow and Gary Grass

Local Milwaukee show, Saturdays @ 8 pm.

Weekly discussions between your hosts, local attorney Gary Grass and activist Babette Grunow, and our guests, concerning current topics interesting to us: criminal justice, human rights, labor, the environment, or whatever.

WI Pirate Pty, Joseph Thomas Klein

p2p /global commons intro/ FLOK (Free Libre Open source Knowledge)

free libre open knowledge FLOK


flok on reddit

tweet ideas/links – blog vim mark T

Latest first. Links and quotes to inspire tweets.

Skip in 26:21. Chris Hedges referenced/responded to by Gary Null. rough quote:

only non violent rebellion can stop climate break down…
if we do not replace the ruling elite soon …”

32:22 Gary Null responds ( long rant ) 48:30 Less than 10 years to save planet. 56:40 “We’re not going to have a mass uprising… we’re not in enough pain yet…”

34 point comparison Hillary Clinton vs Bernie Sanders Skip in 29m22s.

Balfour letter;Israel History

Balfour letter


Created 2 Nov 1917 Location British Library

Author(s) Walter Rothschild, Arthur Balfour, Leo Amery, Lord Milner Signatories Arthur James Balfour

Purpose Confirming support from the British government for the establishment in Palestine of a "national home" for the Jewish people, with two conditions

The Balfour Declaration was a British government public statement made during World War I, to announce their support for the establishment of a "national home" for the Jewish people in Palestine, then part of the Ottoman Empire. The declaration was contained in a letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. The text of the declaration was published in the press on 9 November 1917.

Article from Al Jazeera, w/ 48 min video by Mohammed Salameh.

1948 Skip in 03m08s.

Moslem Intro

Shia / Sunni world maps

Halford Mackinder Intro

The Geographical Pivot of History

real inflation / cost of living changes

CELDF,, PCOLAD collection

I am inspired my this community rights legal/bottom up movement. I have been following it for years. Consider studying their work and volunteering for them.

This is an ongoing collection of links on,, and POCLAD. Some of the key people/founders in this bottom up legal movement are: Richard Grossman, Jane Anne Morris (Madison WI, died 2019), Thomas Linsey, and Paul Cienfuegos.

key community rights quotes/principles

People are soverign over their government.

Corporate charters were far more dependent on public approval/control – 100 years of law changes in favor of corps has given corps more rights than individuals.

As historian Richard Grossman once declared, the bedrock functioning of all current economic systems requires control over Earth’s resources, and the labor necessary to extract them. For that purpose, those economic systems create centralized authorities that either control natural resources and labor themselves, or create the conditions for private entities to do so.

In the United States, our federal and state legal systems fall into the latter category—serving to protect, insulate and enhance the authority of private entities to run the show.

This is why ecosystems and nature are considered “property” in the eyes of the law. […] They begin changing it by seizing their municipal governments to free themselves from a number of controlling legal doctrines of the past. These include: corporate constitutional “rights” that guarantee that corporate decisions override community decision-making; the authority of state government and the federal government to protect business entities by preempting the community from adopting laws that interfere with corporate proposals; and the legal doctrines that require the state government’s pre-approval for lawmaking by the community.

By forcing a recognition of their own right to govern themselves, and using that right to stop that which is harming them, people and communities seek to put capitalism in a box. It is a box in which projects that violate the rights of communities and nature are prohibited.

Jane Anne Morris

Paul Cienfuegos workshop May 6 2019

Paul gave a 3 hour presentation/workshop at the Social Justice Center in Madison last night, on “Protecting the Rights of People and Nature by Dismantling Corporate Rule”:

workshop photos

Audio of talk

Paul calls people to order at about 50 sec mark.

Local ordinances can be drafted so that the prohibitions they contain are coupled/protected by “onion layers” – provided by a community bill of rights (embedded in each ordinance). Challenges to these must attack the community bill of rights. We’re up against 100+ years of corporate law, but the steps taken by have resulted in over 200 such ordinances since 1999 – most of these are still in place. It’s possible for local ordinances to survive in conflict/tension with state or federal law; the hope is they will support real local changes, and provide pressure for eventual change at the federal or state level.

If you need another reason to consider running for office this could be it.

Paul Cienfuegos: absolute must listen, CELDF, listen twice to CienfuegosTHREE.mp3, and harvest some quotes for bumper stickers:

CELDF democracy school


Another must listen Tom Linzey of #CELDF/Democracy Schools (skip in 35:12):

must listen on bottled water, rights for aquifers, CELDF, democracy schools:

CELDF/Maine ground water:

Ecuador Adopts New Constitution - With CELDF RIGHTS of NATURE Language:

Power, Democracy and Deadly Law

(skip 11m00s into above for Tom Linsay “envision Spokane”)

Thomas Linsey Intro

Esq., Executive Director. Thomas is a co-founder of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and serves as chief legal counsel.

Contact: and 717-498-0054

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) – a nonprofit law firm that has provided free legal services to over five hundred local governments and nonprofit organizations since 1995.

sampling of articles/interviews of Thomas Linsey

Paul Cienfuegos intro

by or about Paul Cienfuegos

intro to comm. rights - talk in Viroqua WI 5/30/2018

part 1

part 2 < >

part 3

part 4

part 5

Richard L Grossman intro | 1943 - 2011

Corporate personhood had its roots in an 1819 U.S. Supreme Court case, Dartmouth College v. Woodward, which declared that corporations are creatures of private contract law, not public law. It was later given a boost with a controversial headnote in an 1886 case, Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad case, which declared that corporations are “persons” in the constitutional sense, thus preventing government from regulating their rates.

Work by or about richard grossman

2006 must listen Richard Grossman CELDF:

must listen, 1996 speech by my hero (recently died) Richard Grossman:

from on Grossman:

Ralph Nader called him the ‘historian of corporations’ and a new, inspiring reading of history was his special gift. Richard said that the American revolution was fought less against the crown but against the crown corporations. And he believed that it’s time to remember that fight and assert sovereignty of the people over the corporate state and ask: Why should the many be governed by the few?” In the last 15 years he had been an important member of POCLAD, the Project on Corporations, Law and Democracy and CELDF, the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. His lasting legacy are the Democracy Schools that continue to be taught across the country, and a pamphlet: Taking Care of Business describes the process of de-chartering corporations.

must listen (covers Richard Grossman of CELDF):

Collection of Richard Grossman’s writing:

TalkingStickTV - Richard Grossman - Q&A from Challenging Corporations:

familiarity: 2010 or before

John Raines intro


He and is fellow team members exposed FBI project COINTELPRO.

Anand Gopal Intro

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is a powerful NGO, with a massive budget, close links to Western governments, and significant influence in international institutions. Its publications reflect the absence of professional standards, research methodologies, and military and legal expertise, as well as a deep-seated ideological bias against Israel.

when it comes to the Arab world’s conflict with Israel, the non-governmental behemoths whose public relations machines match that of the UN—Humans Rights Watch and Amnesty International—have a slant that is every bit as biased, and every bit as eye-rolling, as the UN’s. For years the two organizations could consistently distribute Israel’s sworn enemies’ version of the facts with complete impunity.

Susan Lindauer Intro

She sometimes speaks “ahead of herself”, and is a bit to the right of me. I’m impressed by her drive, her courage, and think on balance she is a force for good.

Work by or about Susan Lindauer

Issa Amro Intro

Issa Amro Trial

Palestinian Situation

1950 ‘Sands of Sorrow’ film on 750k arab refugees. posted on twitter by @jamesperloff


Syria maps



Abu Kamal,40.936667,12z?hl=en

Iraq maps






History of cryptome from

John Young (Cryptome)

positions or interests

No to CBDC
recognize and reject cancel culture
add the ERA to US const | Womens equal rights ammendment
resolve/reinvestigate assassinations: JRK; Malcom X; RFK; MLK; Wellstone; JFJ JR ...
reel in trangender excesses -- mandatory pronouns; child age drugs or operations
end the FED; pass the NEED act
restore Medical practice to precovid norms
"move to amend"
Anti Empire/Imperialism.
Restore draft, and increase draft age.
Workers bill of rights.
Environmental bill of rights to clean air and water.
Unfence, unwall, rewild.
Same-day voter registration.
Election Day holiday.
Right to affordable higher education.
Man made climate chg.
Restore fairness doctrine.
Fed Gov: put 40 million back to work.
Modern Money theory.
Public Banking.
Right to hold Mass/General Strike/Sympathy Strike.
Constitutional Amendment for "right to vote".
Setup (WI or your state) state public bank.
Break up top 10 banks.
Voter verifies paper receipt is correct & saved by voting machine.
Tax the rich, walk back tax cuts.
Walk back corp tax cuts.
Debt jubilees as needed.
End Fed Gov debt ceiling.
Forgive Student loans.
Stop residential foreclosures until depression ends.
Employee owned/run/democratic workplaces.
Cut Fossil Fuel Subsidies.
Increase Renewable Energy Subsidies.
No voter id.
Human rights.
Register/regulate APAC.
No cell towers next to schools.
No wireless Internet in schools.
Guaranteed Minimum Income for All.
Medicare for All.
Rights for Ecosystems/Ecuador Constitution.
Pro FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software); GNU/Linux.
FLOK (Free Libre Open Source Knowledge).
OSEE (Open Source Everything Engineering) Open-Source Everything Manifesto.
Green Party.
Pirate Party.
Restore Glass Steagall.
Repeal 2013 NDAA Act.
Restore 1933 (NRLA) Wagner Act.
Lance deHaven-Smith: State Crimes Against Democracy.
Review/reveal Project Mockingbird.
Review/reveal Project Phoenix;The Phoenix Program.
Review/reveal Project Gladio.
Review/reveal Project MK-Ultra.
Review/reveal Project Condor.
Anti 'Right to Work' (for less).
Repeal Patriot Acts.
Reinvestigate 911.
Prosecute Neocons for Iraq War.
Follow Geneva Convention.
No Torture.
Israel BDS.
Anti DRM.
5 Trillion Dollar USA Infrastructure Restoration Project.
Stop/prevent drone surveillance.
Stop Internet surveillance.
Paper ballots, no blackbox voting.
Repeal Commissions Act of 2006.
Open source voting software.
Ban some, otherwise strongly  regulate derivatives.
1% Wall Street Sales Tax.
100 year zero interest "infra structure project" Fed loans to states.
Rank choice voting.
Gerrymander reform.
Net neutrality.
Pro choice.
Pro FLOSS/Copyleft.
Reform Fed 'black budget'.
Reform SEC.
Nationalize FED.
Audit FED.
Anti privatization.
Pro public schools/anti privatization.
Anti Chicago-School-of-econ.
Anti Leo Straus.
Anti Hayek.
Anti Mosanto/GMO.
Protect public parks.
Protect public wildlife refuges.
Stop all fossil fuel harvesting.
End gov subsidies to fossil fuel industry.
Wind and Solar.
Increase corporate taxes.
Tax the rich.
Currency sovereignty.
Government owned central bank.
Save the Boreal Forest.
Stop Irresponsible Old Growth Forestry.
Pro open currency.
Pro social contractual block chain currencies.
Community Control of Local Police.
Stop Militarization of Police.
Police Accountability.
10 Million new trees per state per?
Pro electric car.
Pro mass transit.
Protect public water systems.
Anti software patents.
Pro organic.
Pro "move to amend".
End nuclear power.
Cut defense spending.
Stop arms sales to Saudis.
Pro Union.
Pro organic foods.
Cut Israel support by 2/3s.
Revoke corporate charters as needed and it's needed!.
Pro coop, worker run, 1 employee 1 vote.
Walk back US empire.
Dismantle Homeland Security.
Breakup media monopolies.
Limits to growth;The DeGrowth Paradigm.
Subsidize a free press.
Close 60% of US military bases.
Hands off:
md_dnl    Baltics,

Wayne Madsen intro


Leo Strauss Intro

Safari Club


Reporters, leaders, historians, scientists … Mostly forces for good; some for destruction. No particular order.

Michel Chossudovsky Intro

William K. Black Intro

Robert Parry Intro

Kevin Barrett Intro

Don Debar CPR intro

Micky Huff

Peter Hudis Intro

Steve Lendman Intro

Ellen Brown Intro

John Young (Cryptome)

Wayne Madsen intro

Leo Strauss Intro

Stephanie Kelton Intro

Michael Hudson Intro

MMT Economist L. Randall Wray intro

Stephen Gowans intro

Vanessa Beely Intro

Tulsi Gabbard Intro

Tony Gosling Intro

Ray McGovern

Susan Lindauer Intro

Dr Jordan B Peterson Intro

James Livingston Intro (Rutgers)

Gary Null Intro

Warren Mosler intro

Thomas Linsey Intro

Prof Henry A Giroux Intro

Guy R McPherson Intro

Gareth Porter intro

Jim Garrison Intro

James Burnham Intro

Abby Martin Intro

Albert Wohlstetter Intro

Jeffery Blankfort - Senior pro-Palestinian interviewer/activist Intro

Diana Johnstone Intro Prof Tim Anderson Intro

local activist Brendan Stone Intro

Cheryl Curtis 911 Researcher Intro

Assata Shakur

WWP Workers World Party

Milwaukee WWP

Bryan T Pfeiffer is a dynamic speaker who spoke at MCAT demonstration in Jun 2017. He appears to be a regular writer for

Jordon B Peterson

FSRO Freedom Road Socialist Organization


Unfortunately, yes.

In 1999 a section of the organization based in Chicago and Minneapolis split off. The overwhelming majority of comrades of color and most of the overall membership, the National Executive Committee and the local branches (which we call districts) stayed with the organization. Yet those who left chose to keep the name Freedom Road Socialist Organization. It is a good name.

by or about FRSO

Shawn ?? (in his 20s or 30s?) of FSRO spoke and mceed at the June 2017 MCAT event.

2015 FBI raid of antiwar frso

DSA Democratic Socialists of America

Milwaukee DSA

Meetings - are they twice per month, on a weeknight? Watch:

Typical meeting location: LAMA Clubhouse at 1535 W Mitchell St.

Overview of Milwaukee Socialist Groups/Leaders

WWP Workers World Party

FSRO Freedom Road Socialist Organization

Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba

MKE’s Art Heizer

James Godsil’s Milwaukee Renaissance Wiki

MKE RR worker WWP writer, Steve Millies Intro

  1. Steve Millies is a railway worker and Workers World Party writer.

Milwaukee Rebellion vs Racism. Talk by Steve Millies Sep 2, 2016

In 1974, there were 424 strikes involving at least a thousand workers. Thirty-five years later, in 2009, there were just five of these strikes in a country with over 300 million people.

Amtrak Tragedy & the war against railroad workers.

Russell “Texas” Bentley (Donbass Region of SE Ukraine) Intro

His ‘Russell Bentley’ youtube channel

email: russellbbentley -at- gmail -dot- com

David Bollier Intro


Dave Lindorff intro

selected or collected work by Dave Lindorff

Gerald Sussman | Portland State Univ intro

Work by or about Gerald Sussman

Gerald Sussman is professor of urban studies and international and global studies at Portland State University.

Elinor Ostrom Intro

works and collections by Elinor Ostrom

Rick Sterling Intro

Covers Syria conflict.

Email: rsterling1 -at-


Rick Sterling is a retired electronics / aerospace engineer. He has supported struggles against imperialism and for justice in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East since the early 1970′s and is currently on the boards of Mt Diablo Peace Center in Walnut Creek and the Task Force on the Americas in Marin.

In 2018 Rick has been a guest on ‘Loud and Clear’|Sputnik News.

By or about Rick Sterling

Interview in Mar 2018:

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse Intro

As of Wed 05 Jul 2017, I did a through search for Eric Zuesse. He is 60+, prolific, and widely published, but not much in the way of bio info on him.

where his articles get posted

work examples

on Sy Hersh marginalization

MH17 Investigation

search for his books on amazon

Sami Ramadani

Sami Ramadani is an Iraqi-born lecturer in sociology and writes on Iraq and Middle East current affairs. He was a political exile from Saddam’s regime but campaigned against US-led sanctions and the invasion and occupation of Iraq. He is a member of the steering committee of Stop the War Coalition.

Work by or about Sami Ramadani

familiarity: since Mon 20 Jan 2020

Nolan Higdon intro


Nolan Higdon is a professor of English, Communication, and History of the US and Latin America. He is a co host of the Project Censored Radio Show.

Nolan Higdon is a professor of English, Communication, and History of the US and Latin America in the San Francisco Bay Area. His academic work focuses on nationalism, propaganda, and critical media literacy education. He sits on the boards of the Media Freedom Foundation, Sacred Heart University’s Media Literacy and Digital Culture Graduate Program, the Union for Democratic Communications Steering Committee, and the Northwest Alliance For Alternative Media And Education. Higdon is ta co-founder for the Global Critical Media Literacy Project. He has contributed chapters to Censored 2013-2017 as well as Stephen Lendman’s Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III (2014). He has published articles on media and propaganda including “Disinfo Wars: Alex Jones War on Your Mind (2013),” “Millennial Media Revolution (2014),” and “Justice For Sale (2015).” He has been a guest on national radio and television programs.

articles by Nolan Higdon

FED as effectively private institution

Jack Rasmus alternativevisions AV_062317.mp3

Most credible overview I have heard. Technically, yes there is some federal government or citizen reps running the FED, but they have as a rule been cooped by banking. The FED is a corporation.

Start listening at 8m10s.

simplicity/productivity of plain text files

“Always bet on text.”

Plain text is a non proprietary “lowest common denominator”. It is readable and writable by almost every word processor, and by definition all text editors. It’s a building block/foundation for most computer code. Plain text email is still common and useful. Plain text is universal/portable/compatible.

Plain text is also known as ‘text file’ or ‘flat file’:

ASCII Ribbon Campaign

Ray McGovern Intro

Articles of talks by Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern Spring 2016

Rumsfield complaining about protest signs claiming GW Bush a war criminal. His silent/peaceful protest at Hilary speech that lead to him being forcibly carried away ; to bleeding wrists in handcuffs.

Ray McGovern on Ukraine

And three weeks before the putsch in Kiev, U.S. State Department planning to orchestrate the removal of the Ukraine’s duly elected President Viktor Yanukovych and select new leaders for Ukraine was placed chapter and verse on YouTube in the form of a four-minute intercepted telephone conversation between Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland and the yes-ma’am U.S. Ambassador in Kiev, Geoffrey Pyatt.

Kiev’s Maidan Revolution: Victoria Nuland’s Coup to Bring Ukraine into NATO by Ray McGovern

Thu 14 Apr 2011

video Ray McGovern Speaks Out on Bradley Manning Torture the Constitution and War

Fri 04 Mar 2011

Ray McGovern interview after he was beat up…:

Sat 21 Aug 2010

Ray McGovern:

Wed 30 Sep 2009

Ray McGovern (skip in 8m):

Wed 26 Aug 2009

Ray McGovern on FOI torture report (~5:30):

Sat 14 Mar 2009

Ray McGovern must listen (twice would be good):

Wed 29 Oct 2008

Ray McGovern on impeachment and War crimes; supporting Cindy Sheehan (skip 16m30s in):

Michio Kaku Intro


Stephen F Cohen Intro

Stephen Frand Cohen is an American scholar of Russian studies. His academic work concentrates on developments in Russia since the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and the country’s relationship with the United States.Cohen, who received his Ph.D. in government and Russian studies at Columbia University, became a professor of politics and Russian studies at Princeton University in 1968, where he taught until 1998.Since 1998, Cohen has been professor of Russian Studies and History at New York University, where he teaches a course titled Russia Since 1917. He has written several books, including, Rethinking the Soviet Experience: Politics and History Since 1917; Sovieticus: American and Soviet Realities; Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography, 1888-1938; and most recently, Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia. He is also a CBS News consultant as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

By or about Stephen F Cohen.

Twitter search:


Commonwealth Club speech “The Ukrainian Crisis - It’s not All Putin’s Fault”

Bashar al Assad

Syrian presidential election, 2014,_2014

DAMASCUS: A delegation of parliamentarians from different countries, who were in Syria to observe the elections on Tuesday, has endorsed the country’s electoral process.

It said the elections were “free and fair” and held in a “democratic environment, contrary to Western propaganda”. The delegation held the US and its allies responsible for war crimes committed against the Syrian people. “We call upon these countries that support state sponsored terrorism to cease and desist from supplying material support in these efforts,” said the delegates in a statement The delegation includes lawmakers from countries, including Brazil, Uganda, Venezuela, Russia and Iran.

1963 Syrian coup d’état'état

Kristina Borjesson

Intense investigative reporter/journalist. I need to vet her a bit more. Have been listening to her since Mar 2019.


The Whistleblower Newsroom, a platform by whistleblowers, for whistleblowers and about whistleblowers with journalists Celia Farber, Kristina Borjesson and their whistleblowing guests Who stood up for the truth when others wouldn’t

Andrea Mérida Cuéllar

Work by or about Andrea Mérida Cuéllar,_2020

Stein, Cobb, Zeese, Mérida:

familiarity: Aug 2020

Venezuela Collection of Notes

For our VZ cmte work I agreed to provide some links, quotes/snips on the current situation. I’m always trying to vet my sources, both the writers and the websites – but at this point “trusted short list” list; I that will take time. Today Tue 02 Apr 2019 I spent a couple of hours reviewing the DSA VZ national mailing list. I am not a member of the DSA, but they have a large membership, and it is interesting to watch them coordinate.

I did spend some time on VZ stats, and some links cite the CIA fact book. I will take a break for rest and feedback- Wed 03 Apr 2019.

VZ Stats

misc VZ stats

comprehensive (31 December 2013) summary:

Clickable year by year articles for last 20+ years:

2006-2016 life expectancy

What the Statistics Tell Us about Venezuela in the Chavez Era:



Net migration rate 2000-2017:

rank of 142 (negative 1.2) on Wed 03 Apr 2019:

net migration rate -1 person per 1000 in 2017

recent articles or podcasts on VZ

Tony Solo interviews:

Under Chávez, poverty in Venezuela was cut by more than a third, and extreme poverty by 57 percent (CEPR, 3/7/13)

Snips from Feb/Mar 2019 VZ DSA email mailing list

A tool DSA uses

RA has been consistent in opposing US militarism and Interventions

Cicilline bill


email snips from VZ DSA mailing list

Date: senders: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 16:16:33 -0500
From: bloodmario <bloodmario --at-->
Maduro is the elected president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,
and if we stand with his nation then we stand with its president. The
Venezuelan people are far, far more ideologically mature than the American
people are–they are more dynamically political than we are, and they have
tasted freedoms I have never known in America–they take over their work
places, pushing capitalist employers out; they labor in worker
cooperatives; and they live in communes. They worked collectively on
drafting a constitution that represents a revolutionary human-rights
perspective we can only dream about as Americans. Their constitution
recognizes rights to food and shelter, healthcare and work, and every
hypothetical person in the document is referred to pronominally as “he or
she.” Maduro is the sovereign who represents that constitution today. I’m
not going to position myself against a historical force of that stature and
significance from my apartment in New York. Maduro is a leader for the
human aspirations of the entire world in a way that no American president
ever is. It’s laughable for an American to criticize what the Venezuelan
people who elected Maduro last year have accomplished in Venezuela compared
to what little we as a people have accomplished in our own country in the
last 20 years. Last I checked, we were still fighting for Medicare for All.

I’m a big fan of a Canadian
Marxist named Stephen Gowans, and in the following excerpt from a blog post
written in 2011, he discusses three sorts of imperialist leftists. I’ll
just quote his assessment of the last group, the neither/nor group. This
group is Bernie’s group–and Gowans finds them the most revolting of all.
They are the passive, crybaby imperialists, who are confused and hurt by
the crimes of both sides, and are incapable of doing anything about either,
but invariably side weepingly and helplessly with the stronger of the two.
Gowans uses an analogy very like the one I just mentioned, comparing
Bernie’s review of Maduro’s rap sheet to the review of Mike Brown’s foibles
that invariably preceded reports of his murder. Gowans agrees with me that
a preface like that will only be proffered by an apologist for the cops.
Date: senders: Sun, 24 Feb 2019 16:08:52 -0500
From: bloodmario <bloodmario --at-->
Venezuela has been accepting aid from Russia, China, other countries, and
the UN no problem. The ONLY aid he’s rejecting is the regime-change-stunt
aid America is trying to use its military to force into Venezuela through
NATO Colombia and fascist Brazil. Anyway, if the US was so hot to help
Venezuela, it would keep its stupid aid shipments and lift the sanctions
that are directly responsible for the entirety of Venezuelan suffering
right now, since they make it impossible for the Venezuelans to receive any
oil revenues or access either its international accounts or international
credit. has been doing good reporting on all this in the last few
weeks–but so have a lot of other outlets including the indispensable
Venezuelanalysis and Internationalist 360.
Date: senders: Sun, 24 Feb 2019 16:54:20 -0500
From: bloodmario <bloodmario --at-->
I thought I would provide some basic information on the
situation in Venezuela from alternative sources, since it seems like we’re
coming from all over the place on this issue. All of these were written in
the last several weeks, so none of them deal with the humanitarian-coup
stunt directly, but they are essential reading to understand what’s going
on in this act of American aggression against Venezuela all of us are
talking so much about lately.

The following article is full of links to important sources, and it was
written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers:

This one is basic information about the general tactic of using USAID and
other humanitarian NGOs as the tip of the spear in covert American
aggression and sovereignty-violation operations:

And finally, this report at the Grayzone Project is about how the CIA and
NGOs like the NED cultivated opposition leaders like Leopold Lopez and Juan
Date: senders: Sun, 24 Feb 2019 18:01:56 -0500
From: bloodmario <bloodmario>
We can debate more about this, but there is nothing any more suspect about
the Grayzone than there is about the Daily Beast or the *Washington
Post*. I’ve been following Blumenthal and Rania Khalek for years, and to my
mind, they are essential nodes of information for leftists. Believe me–I
read invective directed at them every day. Oh my God–I don’t even know how
they can live on this earth, they are demonized so routinely. It is
impossible to be unaware of the controversy surrounding Blumenthal, and to
have been aware of it for years–but like I said, I’ve been reading the
basic group around the Greyzone from even before they assembled under
that name at Alternet, and before Khalek lost her job at the *Electronic
Intifada, *and I see very, very little merit to the arguments incessantly
made by their detractors.

No matter where your news is coming from, the most dangerous propaganda
conspiracy on the face of the earth is the Washington Consensus. So there’s
little to fear from Max Blumenthal, comparatively. Max will not be running
death squads through Latin America, putting the severed heads of unionists
at the end of poles.
From: peacepuravida <peacepuravida --at-->
Subject: Re: Slogans and Chants for 3/9 and 3/16
No coup, No sanctions, No war - Hands off Venezuela covers it well!

Interesting stats from their, email blast tool follow. One of us should study the tools provided by “Roots Action”:

Date: senders: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:04:10 -0800
To: DSA Venezuela Solidarity
From: Bert Knorr <bert.knorr --at-->
Subject: Re: Tell Congress: No War on Venezuela
Here’s the breakdown of the Roots Action email blast by state and CD.
California leads the list w 1687 to Feinstein and Harris.
NY is second with 735 to Gillibrand and Schumer.

On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 6:27 AM Bert Knorr <bert.knorr --at--> wrote:
> Almost 9000 people responded to our email blast.
> Total actions taken 8915 The number of times the submit button was
> clicked.
> Total messages sent 26601 When an action is submitted, one message is
> sent per target. For example, if you targeted the US Senate, “total
> messages” should be about 2 times the number of actions.
> (e.g: There are 0, 1, or 2 US Senators for each citizen – depending on if
> the state or territory has senators, and if they are seated).
> Number of targets receiving messages 532 Total number of legislators
> and/or custom recipients receiving messages
> Distinct messages composed 410 Total number of subject lines and/or
> messages that were edited by the supporter to create unique subjects and
> messages.
> Number of distinct supporters 8648 Total number of supporters who
> clicked the submit button.

Adm. Craig S. Faller

Apparently “head of the United States Southern Command”.

Furthermore, “The United States military has concluded that more than 1,000 Cuban military and intelligence advisers, working with the Russian government, have been instrumental in keeping the top echelons of the Venezuelan military loyal to Mr. Maduro, Admiral Faller added.”

DSA Venezuela Solidarity Committee Call 2/20/19

copy of the proposal we’re getting Seattle DSA members to sign

asking the local council to endorse our local March 16th event.

fact sheets, summaries, faq, statements/demands, activist tips, twitter guidelines

Activist kit, Feb 2019:

From: DSA Venezuela Solidarity
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 21:44:39 -0500
Subject: VZ fact sheet for protests
To: DSA Venezuela Solidarity
A number of folks have requested a succinct fact sheet on the situation in
VZ they can hand out at protests tomorrow and in march. Thanks to the
excellent work of Ryan Brown (thanks Ryan!), we now have one, that you can
find here. Feel
free to adapt it to your chapter’s needs …

UN OHCHR release denouncing the sanctions:

twitter tips

twitter tips from Feb 2019

Date: senders: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:03:52 -0800
To: DSA Venezuela Solidarity
From: Mayap Flores <mayapflores --at-->
Subject: Re: Fliers to distribute
Here’s the original fact sheet made by Ryan:
Date: senders: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:34:19 -0500
From: Alexander Main <main --at-->
Subject: Re: Dianne F. replied to VZ email campaign
This the Merkley Senate resolution prohibiting
unauthorized military involvement in Venezuela. There are exactly zero co-sponsors.

Subsequent post/ related link S. J. RES. 11:

DSA Venezuela Solidarity Weekly Report

flyer example from DSA email

temp image:

OCR translation of portions from their flyer:

NO coup - NO war - NO sanctions

On Saturday, March 15, thousands of people will march in Washington, DC. against the Trump administration’s effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela and a new devastating war there. The aggressive policy against Venezuela repeats the ugiy pattern of wars for regime change in the oil-rich countries of Iraq and Libya.

National Security Advisor John Button is reading from

the same script, declaring a “troika of tyranny” in Latin America (like George W. Bush’s “axis of evil”) as a precursor for regime change first in Venezuela, and then Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump officials are openiy talking about seizing Venezuela’s vast oil reserves - the largest in the world.

It is time to stand up and with a clear voice say NO to the newest example of the “Monroe Doctrine,” which the US. government has used for over two centuries to repeatediy invade Latin America and Caribbean, control its politics and extract its resources.

The White House aims to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro and replace him with Juan Guaidé. Guaidé is a U.S.-tmined operative who was unknown to the vast majority of Venezuelans before he proc|aimed himself president - at Vice President Mike Pence’s urging. A|though Guaidé has the backing of Trump, the CIA, and the Republican and Democratic Party leaderships alike, huge numbers of Venezuelans have marched to reject this coup and defend their independence.

graphic flyer ideas

Overview of Western Sanctions on Venezuela 2014+

(just started/TODO on Wed 03 Apr 2019 )

Western Media Biased Venezuela Coverage

VZ material from here and below was added prior to March 2019.

Make No Mistake: There is a media blockade against Venezuela

Since April 4th, opposition militants have been carrying out targeted acts of violence, vandalism and arson, as well as deliberately clashing with security forces in an attempt to plunge the country into total chaos and forcefully remove the elected socialist government. It is the continuation of an 18 year effort to topple the Bolivarian revolution by any means necessary — although you may have seen it miraculously recast in the mainstream media as “promoting a return to democracy” in the country.

an 18 year effort to topple the Bolivarian revolution by any means necessary — although you may have seen it miraculously recast in the mainstream media as “promoting a return to democracy” in the country.

This narrative cannot be described as even a remotely accurate interpretation of the facts, and so it is important to set the record straight.

but failed to acknowledge that a pro-government march of similar size, if not greater, was also held the same day. They simply erased the actions of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people. Whichever news agency you check, be it the BBC, the Washington Post, CNN, or any other corporate outlet, you will find the same, uniform consensus in their Venezuela coverage. There are no words to describe this state of affairs other than a total media blockade.

I spent 30 min this morning in early July 2018 trying to find articles and bloggers in support of the current gov in Venezuela. There appears to be an usually strong bias on twitter, and in general web searches for Venezuela in favor of the “failure of socialism”, and the over throw of Maduro.

Venezuela solidarity/anti-right sources

Venezuela economics; related right wing actions

Aug 2017 interview of reporter Abby Martin.

Abby Martin interviews Dan Kovalik: Human Rights Hypocrisy — Colombia vs. Venezuela

labor & human rights attorney Dan Kovalik intro

DAN KOVALIK is a human rights and labor rights lawyer and peace activist. He Has contributed to articles in CounterPunch, Huffington Post, and TeleSUR. Currently he is teaching International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. ( From : )

George Monbiot Intro

stall chop-down for Bay View copper beach tree


Let’s mobilize to stall the destruction of this tree long enough to give it a memorial celebration.

People to contact for the stall effort:

Regular meetings (when scheduled) are normally held the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00pm at the South Shore Park Pavilion (2900 S. Shore Drive).

friendsofsouthshorepark -at- gmail -dot- com

Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic, 4th District


Marina.Dimitrijevic -at- milwcnty -dot- com


Mondragon cooperatives

Mosul Iraq (maps),43.1929732,7z?hl=en

Western 5th Column NGOs

NED National Endowment for Democracy

USAID intro

NED National Endowment for Democracy

Larry Diamond intro

WI Recount “Reform” Bills Worsen Already Opaque Elections, Critics Warn

July 11, 2017 | Sean Steinberg

Snips from the article:

Under Assembly Bill 153 and Senate Bill 102, candidates cannot request recounts unless they finish within one percent of the winner. The proposal would also reduce the time available for candidates to petition for recounts.

Tusler appeared to dismiss Stein’s justification for initiating the recount, when he noted that “the skeptical viewer” could easily believe she was using the recount to raise funds for her Green Party.

Despite the court ruling out a manual recount, FairVote credits the Wisconsin process with shedding light on “more than 11,000 errors in how ballots were counted on election night.” Among those errors, according to McKim, were “massive issues with counting and reporting the write-in votes,” “widespread problems processing early and absentee ballots,” and “scattered electronic miscounts.”

“Ideally all states would have robust post-election audits that would hand-recount a statistically significant random sample of the ballots cast to ensure that the election results are accurate. In practice, few states do this,” Wilson told WhoWhatWhy via email. “Whether the canvass boards are equipped to do it does not mean that they DO do it.”

McKim agreed. “You also need to be aware that election officials (municipal clerks and county clerks) generally are NOT professional managers of the sort you see in other IT-dependent operations, such as banking, retail uses of computer technology, or other government functions,” she wrote. “DO NOT assume that basic, common-sense quality-assurance practices taken for granted outside elections are used when counting votes.”

Though she described them as “absolutely inefficient,” McKim said that “in the absence of routine audits, recounts are necessary.” The good news, she added, is that “recounts are expensive, but routine audits need not be.”

In fact, the routine-audit solution proposed by SAVEOurVotes’ Wilson receives widespread support among election integrity activists, including Pam Smith, a consultant to the advocacy group Verified Voting.

“That should be the primary focus going forward: better audits can deter fraud and tampering, can uncover it if sufficiently robust, and can provide evidence of what the correct outcome should be, if actual voter intent is examined. If a robust audit is conducted after each election, the need for recounts should be reduced significantly,” Smith told WhoWhatWhy. “Right now, the state’s audit law needs work before it can be said to be an essential safeguard for the security of Wisconsin’s elections.”

While some may consider such safeguards too expensive, advocates believe they are vital to support healthy elections.

“When you consider what is at stake — the legitimacy of our democracy — it seems valuable to invest the time and effort to confirm that election results are fair and accurate. People quickly lose interest in participating in a process that they feel is rigged,” Wilson said.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are, essentially, weapons in the imperial arsenal. Their value to the empire increased exponentially when Barack Obama adopted humanitarian intervention as a pillar of American war doctrine. Who better than self-styled human rights activists to justify humanitarian wars?

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch denounce Russia and China as enemies of human rights in Syria, because they have resisted a catastrophic western military assault on that country. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch actively campaign for wars – and they always turn out to be the same wars that Washington is planning to wage. They provided much of the propaganda ammunition for the U.S. and European war against Libya, giving credibility to lies about an imminent massacre in Benghazi. Both organizations are imposters on the world scene, pretending to care for human rights while advocating that the U.S. and its friends trample on the national sovereignty of weaker states – as if human rights can exist outside the framework of international law.

Just War Theory


law of just war and drones

SOA School of Americas / Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation

Film 1994 ‘School of the Americas Assassins’ produced by Produced by Robert Richter, narrated by Susan Sarandon

Above Youtube is a must watch.

SOA almost shutdown:

We’re only 30 or 40 votes short of winning. That means that if people around the country hear about this and write their congressman, we can win.This is an issue that we can win on. | –Congressman Joseph Kennedy II in 1993

Partial transcript of film

SOA protester discusses going to prison:

1981-83 Slaughter in Guatemala

over 200,000 children had lost at least one parent in the killings

Argentina Dirty War … started in 1968 and was officially implemented in 1975

In Argentina, up to 30,000 people were forcibly disappeared during the Dirty War.

1989 The six Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador

Chile under Augusto Pinochet’s military regime 9/1973 to 4/1990.

Scholars estimate that the real number is between 150,000 and 300,000 victims.

94 per cent of the verified testimonies include incidents of torture.

NAFTA reform

Plan to keep collecting articles here.

Above includes a chart of NAFTA tribunal cases or ‘NAFTA Cases & Claims’, many fortunately dismissed. A notable case is ‘ETHYL v. CANADA – MMT GASOLINE ADDITIVE’ , Ethyl won 13 million see p 11 of investor-state-chart.pdf; also p 21 in this pdf.

The pacts provide foreign firms with a way to attack domestic public interest , land use, regulatory and other laws

investor state cases are litigated outside any domestic legal system in special international arbitration bodies of the World Bank and the United Nations. A three person panel composed of private attorneys listens to arguments in the case

if a corporation wins its investor state case, the taxpayers of the “losing” country must foot the bill.

On page 11:

the Canadian government announced that it would settle with Ethyl, paying $13 million in damages and legal fees. Unusually, the Canadian government simultaneously announced it would reverse the ban on MMT – only recently passed to protect its citizens – allowing the toxin to reenter Canada’s gasoline supply .

Black Budget; Fed Defense Budget; Trillions Unaccounted

Catherine Austin Fitts - Defense admitting ‘losing’ $6.5 trillion

Moslem Brotherhood

official website

the Qur’an is the Constitution

a transnational Sunni Islamist organization founded in Egypt by Islamic scholar and schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna in 1928.[1][2][3][4] The organisation gained supporters throughout the Arab world and influenced other Islamist groups such as Hamas[5] with its “model of political activism combined with Islamic charity work”,[6] and in 2012 sponsored the elected political party in Egypt after the January Revolution in 2011. However, it faced periodic government crackdowns for alleged terrorist activities, and as of 2015 is considered a terrorist organization by the governments of Bahrain,[7][8] Egypt, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s goal, as stated by its founder al-Banna was to drive out British colonial and other Western influences, reclaim Islam’s manifest destiny—an empire, stretching from Spain to Indonesia.

after the revolution Gamal Abdel Nasser, the leader of the ‘free officers’ cell, after deposing the first President of Egypt, Muhammad Neguib, in a coup, quickly moved against the Brotherhood, blaming them for an attempt on his life. The Brotherhood was again banned and this time thousands of its members were imprisoned, many being tortured and held for years in prisons and concentration camps. In the 1950s and 1960s many Brotherhood members sought sanctuary in Saudi Arabia.

the Muslim Brotherhood has never attempted to create a branch for Shia,

Brotherhood members fought alongside the Arab armies during the 1948 Arab–Israeli war, and, after Israel’s creation, the ensuing Palestinian refugee crisis encouraged more Palestinian Muslims to join the group.

During the early years of the Second World War, British strategy towards the Brotherhood in Egypt mainly involved attempts to suppress it. Yet at this time the Brotherhood, which was allied to the political right, also enjoyed the patronage of the pro-British Egyptian monarchy, which had begun to fund the Brotherhood in 1940. King Farouk saw the Brothers as a useful counter to the power of the major political party in the country – the secular, nationalist Wafd Party – and the communists. A British intelligence report of 1942 noted that ‘the Palace had begun to find the Ikhwan useful and has thrown its aegis over them.’ During this time, many Islamic societies in Egypt were sponsored by the authorities to oppose rivals or enhance the interests of the British, the palace or other influential groups.

9/14/01 AUMF Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists

Ukraine Conflict

Snipers at Ukraine’s Maidan confess to shooting both sides in Italian report ignored by MSM | The Vineyard of the Saker

Participants in 2014 Ukrainian coup



It is also likely that Trump’s gaggle of White House generals, led by Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis and national security advisor H.R. McMaster, have kept the Pentagon in check, preventing a reprise of the mutiny that sabotaged President Obama’s cease-fire and intelligence-sharing agreement with Russian forces in Syria, on September 17 of last year. In a blatant rebellion against civilian authority, U.S. warplanes killed 100 Syrian soldiers at Deir Ez-Zor, allowing ISIS to overrun half the city. The next week, with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at his side, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee, “The U.S. military role will not include intelligence sharing with the Russians.” The Pentagon had “punked” lame duck President Barack Obama and his secretary of state, John Kerry.

Trump this summer defied the War Party and its corporate media mouthpieces, negotiating a cease-fire with the Russians in several regions of Syria, to be followed by additional truces, and ending the CIA’s not-so-covert role as Grandmaster of Islamic Jihad. It seemed…unreal.

Trump could not resist a Twitter retort. “The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad,” he wrote, effectively declassifying the now-defunct (are we sure?) CIA terror campaign.

Anti Assad Evidence; Syrian repression

in May 2007, Syrian courts sentenced leading dissident Kamal Labwani and prominent political writer Michel Kilo to long jail terms for their peaceful activities, only weeks after jailing human rights lawyer Anwar al-Bunni.


On July 28, 2009, the government detained Muhanad al-Hasani, a human rights lawyer and the foremost monitor of the State Security Court. Three months later, on October 14, 2009, it detained Haytham al-Maleh, 78, a human rights lawyer who criticized the regime’s policies


The crackdown began in August 2001. On August 9 the security services detained Ma’mun al-Homsi, a deputy in the People’s Assembly known for his criticism of the regime. Subsequent arrests of prominent political and rights activists soon followed, and within a month, Syrian authorities had arrested 10 opposition leaders, including two members of parliament, and cracked down on civil society advocacy groups. The two lawmakers, al-Homsi and Seif, were convicted of “attempting to change the constitution by illegal means” and “inciting racial and sectarian strife,” and sentenced by the Damascus Criminal Court to five years in jail. The other eight activists, Riad al-Turk, Aref Dalilah, Walid al-Bunni, Kamal al-Labwani, Habib Salih, Hasan Sadun, Habib `Isa, and Fawwaz Tello, were referred to the Supreme State Security Court, which issued prison sentences of between two to ten years.


Dr. Kamal al-Labwani, a physician and founder of the Democratic Liberal Gathering, was sentenced in May 2007 to 12 years in prison for “communicating with a foreign country and inciting it to initiate aggression against Syria” after he visited the United States and Europe in the fall of 2005,


As one human rights lawyer told Human Rights Watch recently, “I cannot go on like this. I keep getting called in for interrogation. Every time I go, I don’t know if I will be detained or not.”


After Bashar al-Asad assumed power, he removed the outright ban on independent publications, but introduced a new Press Law (Decree No. 50/2001), promulgated on September 22, 2001, which provided the government with sweeping control over newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals,

Syria ranked near bottom of list for press freedom

Luciana A Bohne Intro

Per Don Debar she is a retired Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (English?) Professor. Film critic, writer (often on Marxist analysis, and history). Still writing in 2017 for

email: lbohne -at- edinboro -dot- edu

Edinboro (English?) Professor … Luciana Bohne was born in 1939. Luciana currently lives in Edinboro . … she lived in Edinboro , PA from 1974 to 2013. After high school, she went to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


Did not find her here:

Got some hits here:

She was an editor for: Search for Bohne in – has an email address for her.

A few articles by Luciana A Bohne


Luciana Bohne is co-founder of Film Criticism, a journal of cinema studies, and teaches at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. She can be reached at: lbohne -at- edinboro -dot- edu



Luciana Bohne interviewed by Don Debar on Russian revolution

Multi part Don Debar ongoing series of Luciana Bohne interviews over several weeks of Wednesdays.

Sorry my list of all the podcasts in this series below is incomplete, will try to update.

Charlottesville Police Inaction: Part of a Nationwide Development

I respect the author Peter Dale Scott

Here is the article:

The Charlottesville PD was inactive against right-wing violence; the Berkeley police department was inactive against left-wing violence. Question: were both instances cases of police just not wanting to get involved, or were they tacitly approving violence by actors they approved of?

David Brock

Brock’s empire, including Media Matters, American Bridge, ShareBlue, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, served as a hit squad for the Clinton campaign last year. –snip

Brock, known for his silver pompadour and penchant for high drama, is a controversial figure among Democratic operatives. Nurtured in the netherworld of the far right, Brock was a foot soldier in what Hillary Clinton famously dubbed the “vast right-wing conspiracy” before converting. (He earned his stripes by slurring Anita Hill as “a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty.”)

After recanting and changing sides, Brock nevertheless prides himself on being as ruthless and amoral as the operatives on the right, –snip

F. William Engdahl


Muslim Brotherhood Worth listening to several times.

911 research

seismic evidence

Barbera Honegger

She’s a bit unusual - in 2017 she still refuses to setup a website; but is a tenacious old style researcher.

911 28 pages release, analysis by Barbera Honegger

Barbera Honegger Aug 19 2017 interview:

35:38 USA paid to support and train hijackers inside USA.

36:22 “Bander Bush” was honary member of Bush family. Bander was in on 911 planning.

36:50 Obama kept it classified.

37:14 Obama’s mother in CIA.

37:35 Saudi disinfo campaign. They immediately lied about the released content of 28 pages.

38:14 Saudis’ using 12 lobbying firms to get 28 pages release “undone”/reclassified.

38:40 Saudis’ lying to US Vets. “Put them up” at Trump tower to manipulate them for lobbying Congress to stop lawsuites against Saudis. USA families now suing.

39:40 Saudi trump card - they know they did not execute 911 plot.

40:20 No evidence that any of the alleged 19 hijackers got on the planed.

41:08 48 hours after 911, 6-10 high jackers confirmed as still alive.

41:30 / 41:50 “Lead high jacker” Mohamed Atta contacts father after 911 attacks. Father said son works for Mosad. 6-10 hijackers show up alive. Mohamed Atta spoke fluent hebrew.

Mohamed_Atta Intro!

TODO - sourcewatch/others

James W. Loewen

James W. Loewen on Confederate Statues / Nadir of American race relations 1890-1940

David Swansen interviews Lowen in Aug 2017

(permaculture) Mark Shephard

Tony Solo Intro

Nicaraguan journalist Tony Solo (not his real name) is interviewed, typically for 30 min, once per week by Don Debar. Solo covers Latin America politics.

Tony Solo’s real name is Steven Sephten(spelling?)

Example podcast:

Tortilla Con Sal:

“Tortilla con Sal is an anti-imperialist collective based in Nicaragua producing information in various media on national, regional and international affairs. In Nicaragua, we work closely with grass roots community organizations and cooperatives. We strongly support the policies of sovereign national development and regional integration based on peace and solidarity promoted by the member countries of ALBA.”

Aleppo Syria zoo rescue/Aug 2017

After a labor of Hercules, the heavy cages were unloaded from the trucks and the 13 new residents were gently introduced into their new enclosures. The animals were of course confused, exhausted and testy, but we were thrilled that our wards were finally safe in their new homes.

We humans were also exhausted, but elated. I had slept no more than a few hours for days and was groggy from jet lag and fatigue. But Four Paws had achieved the impossible and shone a beacon of humanity into the boiling darkness of Syria’s civil war.

As a final sign of good karma, lioness Dana gave birth to a feisty little girl who begins her life in a far better place.

Eva Bartlett intro


Her blog:

Eva Bartlett is an independent writer and rights activist with extensive experience in Syria and in the Gaza Strip, where she lived a cumulative three years (from late 2008 to early 2013). She documented the 2008/9 and 2012 Israeli war crimes and attacks on Gaza while riding in ambulances and reporting from hospitals. Since April 2014, she has visited Syria 7 times, including two months in summer 2016 and one month in Oct/Nov 2016 and her latest visit in June 2017 (to Aleppo, Homs, al-Waer, Madaya, al-Tall, Damascus). Her early visits included interviewing residents of the Old City of Homs, which had just been secured from militants, and visiting historic Maaloula after the Aramaic village had been liberated of militants. In December 2015, Eva returned to old Homs to find life returning, small shops opened, some of the damaged historic churches holding worship anew, and citizens preparing to celebrate Christmas once again. On her 5th visit in June-August 2016, …

Eva Bartlett articles appear in these sites

Abby Martin Intro Abby Martin

Abby Martin work samples

8/7/17 Abby Martin Exposes Zionism & Israel on Joe Rogan Podcast (Strong Language):

Abby Martin interviews Dan Kovalik: Human Rights Hypocrisy — Colombia vs. Venezuela

Eric Margolis Intro


As a war correspondent Margolis has covered conflicts in Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Sinai, Afghanistan, Kashmir, India, Pakistan, El Salvador and Nicaragua. He was among the first journalists to ever interview Libya’s Muammar Khadaffi and was among the first to be allowed access to KGB headquarters in Moscow.

A veteran of many conflicts in the Middle East, Margolis recently was featured in a special appearance on Britain’s Sky News TV as “the man who got it right” in his predictions about the dangerous risks and entanglements the US would face in Iraq.

Eric Margolis articles published here

/Afghanistan/ As US Empire Fails, Trump Enters a Quagmire

Afghanistan is of geopolitical importance. It is a place where the US can impact China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ to Europe where China can take the place of Russia and the United States in providing wealthy Europeans with key commodities like oil and gas. Just as the United States has stayed in Germany, Italy and other European states and Japan after WW II, and in Korea after the Korean war, the empire sees a need to be in Afghanistan to be well positioned for the future of the empire. Terrorism is not the issue, economic competition with China, which is quickly becoming the leading global economic power, is the real issue.

Of course, the war also ensures immense profits for the war industry. St. Clair emphasizes that “in 2016, the Pentagon spent $3.6 million for each US soldier stationed in Afghanistan.

US Attorney Stanley L. Cohen intro



Stanley Cohen interviews

Citizen Journalist Mark Taliano intro


2017 book: Voices from syria

Sep 2017 Interview of Taliano by Kevin Barrett


Robert Miranda campaign for lead free water lead removing tap water filters

Lead in water lines/lead pipes is a big issue in Milwaukee now.

The ZeroWater® Pitcher and filters are certified by NSF International for standards 42 and 53.

Fabian Maldonado for Mayor of Racine TODO: Get this endorsement link on Fabi’s website.


4601 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI 53403

Monday – Friday: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday: 10AM – 4PM
Sunday: 10AM - 3PM

General questions: Fabi for Mayor

2017 Jun 14 Interview

Talking Racine (Ken Yorgan) interviews members of the Racine Green Party. The Racine Green Party is grassroots activists, advocates for social justice, environmentalist, nonviolent resisters and regular citizens who’ve had enough of corporate dominated politics. The Green Party is calling for a citizen referendum to all but eliminate the consequences of casual marijuana use. Another of the major initiatives of the Racine Green Party is to halt the taxpayer funded construction of the so called “arena project.”

A new voice FOR Racine

We are strong only when we stand together. Our goal will be to not only bring our diverse communities together, but to build a strong and thriving Racine. It’s time to lead the charge! Please vote for me September 19th.

As a long-term resident of Racine, I will bring the citizens’ views to the mayor’s office. With low voter turnout, it is apparent our electoral process and the responsibility of voicing everyday citizens’ concerns is no longer a high priority to our current elected officials. There are about 78,000 people here in Racine and only 8,000 to 14,000 vote. Why would we expect otherwise when the city council silences our voices on critical infrastructure spends like the arena? Or turning off street lights instead of installing renewable energy in neighborhoods to save on electricity? I will work to end this disconnect.

While I wear my progressive values like a badge at all times, I also respect the traditions of our government. I have the skill set to read through lengthy and often times dry legislation. I have no problem turning government communications into common everyday concepts so the citizens are aware of what we are doing and, most importantly, how it impacts them and future generations. I will do this once elected to office.

I have chosen to build a progressive coalition in Racine. We need people who are willing to sacrifice for this beautiful city and there are many opportunities to fulfill your civic duties. Racine has water quality and preservation concerns that need more citizen input. We have infrastructure issues that need forward thinking solutions. I welcome you to join me in engaging these committees and organizations. It’s time the everyday people take on representing ourselves.

Racine Green Party

‘Talking Racine’ Youtube Channel


Racine Green Party

Co Chairs: Sandra Flunket, Fabian Maldonado

Racine Green Party

‘Talking Racine’ Youtube Channel Milwaukee; mke350; Milwaukee350

Lee Fang Intro



William F Buckley JR

Thoughts On Charlottesville by Art Heitzer

original source

From Turner Board President Art Heitzer:

[NOTE: this summary & analysis by our president is being shared for educational & discussion purposes, and has not been voted on by the Milwaukee Turners Board as a statement of policy or formal position.]


The day after a “white nationalist” gathering led to violent attacks directly killing one and wounding many others in Charlottesville, VA last month, President Donald Trump observed that there was“hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.” He later asserted that there were “very fine people” and bad people on both the “Alt-right” and the “alt-left.”[1]

Many have criticized him for these and his other related remarks.[2] [So what are the facts?]

1.  About 1,000 mostly white males came to Charlottesville, VA on August 11-12, 2017 to participate in a “Unite the Right” rally, also stated to be in defense of a monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, in what the city government had renamed as Emancipation Park.  This gathering included “white nationalists,” neo-nazis, supporters of the KKK, and a variety of newer groups, and included prominent white supremacists who were scheduled to speak.  They have been called  the “alt-right,” a term coined by one of their leaders, Richard Spencer, and also used by Steve Bannon, who as head of Breitbart News declared it was “the platform for the alt-right.”[3] Bannon was the “Chief Strategist” to President Donald Trump at the time of the violence in Charlottesville.  He has since given up his position in the White House and returned to head Breitbart.

1A. Many of them marched in a (tiki) torchlight parade on Friday night August 11th,    surrounding a church where Black clergy and others gathered to express their opposition to racism and hatred.  The marchers chanted the nazi slogan “Blood and soil” (from “Blut und Boden”),[4] “You will not replace us,” and “Jews will not replace us!”[5] They confronted and attacked a group of University of Virginia students and staff who were by a monument to UVA founder Thomas Jefferson.  Friends of UVA library employee Tyler Magill, reported that he was hit in the neck by a torch during that attack; he later suffered a stroke which his doctors attributed to recent trauma to his neck. He is 46 years old and white.[6]

1B. As seen live on national cable news on Saturday morning, the white nationalists included many in black uniforms dressed much like riot police, carrying shields and clubs, and wearing helmets.  Some were armed with pepper spray; others openly carried assault rifles which is evidently allowed in Virginia, an open carry state. With them were others carrying flags with the nazi swastika,  neo-nazi symbols, and confederate flags.

2.  On Friday evening in a church, and on Saturday at Emancipation Park, many more thousands of mostly Charlottesville people gathered to show their opposition to white supremacy.  While Donald Trump called them the “alt-left,” there is no such entity.  These local residents and students were of many colors and ethnicities.  Among them were some people called Antifa (short for Anti-fascists), who are decentralized, autonomous and sometimes anarchists (who are against authority).  Antifa believe that white racist groups are a threat when they take the public space and intimidate people of color and others, and that to prevent this they should be physically confronted if necessary.[7]

3.  Absent an imminent threat to violence, mainstream U.S. law interpretations hold that expressing racial hatred and supremacy is protected free speech, and the same for advocating violence or genocide if such action is not imminent (a “clear and present danger”). This is not true in many other nations where “group defamation” is recognized and is not considered protected.  In Germany, based on 12 years of nazi rule and the the Holocaust, it has been illegal since the nazi defeat in 1945 to publicly display the  swastika , and nazi parties are banned. This was true under the U.S. occupation of Germany, and has continued since.  In the U.S., millions of persons were forcibly imported, killed, enslaved and sold over a period of some 250 years; this was justified by an ideology of white supremacy based on skin color. That ideology was then also used to justify denying African Americans equal rights for most of another century. This legacy has not been recognized as justification for similar measures here which  the U.S. had mandated against the nazis in Europe, and which are still in force today. There is some irony in this, as the London Economist noted, “indeed, the Nazis were inspired by Jim Crow laws and studied segregation as a possible model for German society.”[8]

4. On Saturday August 12, Charlottesville and Virginia police corralled the armed “white nationalists” together with thousands of anti-racists, and for approximately one hour stood on the perimeter with little or no intervention, as members of the “alt-right” kicked and clubbed people of color and protesters. Some of the anti-racists fought back at times, but without similar weaponry.

4A. DeAndre Harris, a local African American teacher and DJ, was brutally beaten on the ground right across from the police station, breaking his wrist and a tooth, among many injuries, and requiring eight staples to his head. This took place without any prompt police intervention. Afterwards he and other witnesses reported little interest from the police or FBI. After two weeks, single charges each of “malicious wounding” have been brought against two white males: an admirer of Hitler from Ohio and a second man in Georgia for being a part of this attack, which included at least six people repeatedly punching, kicking and beating Harris with metal poles as seen and video recorded by a journalist who was interviewed on Democracy Now.[9]

4B. Another white supremacist from Maryland who claims to be a KKK Imperial Wizard pointed a pistol and evidently shot a round into the crowd, towards an anti-racist with an aerosol can used to burn a white supremacist flag; the alleged shooter has been charged, including with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school.[10]

5.  The City of Charlottesville had tried to locate the “alt-right” demonstration to a different location but in response to a lawsuit by the ACLU, a judge upheld their “right” to rally at the park. After watching rather than trying to stop the violence, city authorities declared an “unlawful assembly.” In responding to attempts by Virginia’s governor to blame the ACLU for the violence, its VA Executive Director replied, “In fact, law enforcement was standing passively by, seeming to be waiting for violence to take place, so that they would have grounds to declare an emergency, declare an ‘unlawful assembly’ and clear the area.”[11] The ACLU later said they were misled by the white nationalist rally leaders who promised to be nonviolent, and the ACLU also said it would consider whether not to intervene on behalf of armed groups or where there was a potential for violence.[12]

6.   All of the incidents and attacks described above were well before a nazi sympathizer from Ohio drove his car into and then back over innocent protesters, killing a white Charlottesville paralegal, Heather Heyer and seriously wounding 19 others.

7.  Some people who oppose racism believe that the best approach is to ignore rather than confront such organized racist manifestations, even if that means to allow them to take the public space. This includes the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has litigated, researched, and done much education regarding what it considers to be hate groups, and argues that counter-demonstrating against racist extremists gives them publicity they would not get otherwise. Some  liken the antifa to being similar to the racist right, in tactics if not in ideology. Some suggest creative alternatives to confrontations.[13]

8.  The current controversy has been linked to the attempts to remove from the public space monuments to leaders of the confederacy, who took up arms against the United States in order to defend the institution of slavery.  The vast majority of these monuments were not erected shortly after the war, but were established at the height of the Jim Crow period, in which Blacks were denied equals rights, including the right to vote.  From about 1880 through the 1920’s, this followed the violent destruction of reconstruction governments throughout the South, in which poor whites and poor blacks had united to establish governments which provided for equal rights, established free public schools for the first time, and many other reforms.  These fusion governments were protected by federal troops until 1877, when violence and terror tactics were used to disfranchise African Americans and intimidate or their white allies. The KKK was the primary organization used to reverse Reconstruction and re-establish white racial rule. As late as 1898 the duly elected government of Wilmington NC had persisted, only to be overthrown in what has been called the only coup d’état in U.S. history, accompanied by killing many Blacks and forcing over 2,000 to flee. This was a history that these monuments do not tell.  Rather they were erected, according Univ. of North Carolina History Prof. Karen L. Cox “as part of a campaign to paint the Southern cause in the Civil War as just and slavery as a benevolent institution, and their installation came against a backdrop of Jim Crow and oppression of African Americans. The monuments were put up as explicit symbols of white supremacy.”[14]

9.  The Milwaukee Turners was founded by German immigrants and refugees from the failed democratic revolution from 1848-49.  They were strong abolitionists.  The founder of the Milwaukee Turners and at least six American Turners served as Generals in the Union army.  After President Lincoln agreed with the appeals by Frederick Douglass, and many others (including Karl Marx) that it was necessary to arm African Americans to fight for the Union cause, the Civil war took a decisive turn.  While the troops  were generally segregated, and only whites could be officers, it was a Turner general who was honored to command the African American troops which then seized and occupied the capital of the confederacy, Richmond Virginia, near the end of the Civil War.  In 1911, as Jim Crow was being strengthened in the South — accompanied by monuments which are now being challenged and removed — the Milwaukee Turners established their Civil War monument to honor 26 members who gave their lives for the Union cause and to abolish slavery.

– Art Heitzer,


[2]John Oliver’s Aug. 13, 2017 indictment was among the most powerful, at

[3] See

[4]‘Blood and soil’: Protesters chant Nazi slogan in Charlottesville – CNN

[5]“Jews Will Not Replace Us” in Charlottesville – YouTubeVideo for “jews will not replace us”? 0:42 ; and ‘Jews will not replace us’: Vice film lays bare horror of neo-Nazis in America, at

[6]University librarian suffers stroke after UVA protest injury (Cville Nazi …\_librarian\_suffers\_stroke\_after\_UVA\_protest\_inju...;

[7]“Who are the antifa?” Mark Bray, The Washington Post, Aug 16, 2017, at:

[8]See “How Germany responds to ‘blood and soil’ politics” – The Economist, and compare to a contemporary left view from Berlin, at by U.S. expatriate Victor Grossman, August 18, 2017 at

[9] See DeAndre Harris Was Savagely Beaten by White Supremacists in Virginia. Why Only Two Arrests So Far? Democracy, Aug. 31, 2017, at\_harris\_was\_savagely\_beaten\_by.  This British tabloid report, contains graphic photos of his injuries, at


[11]ACLU of Virginia Response to Governor’s Allegations that ACLU is Responsible for Violence in Charlottesville, August 14, 2017, at

[12]“After Backing Alt-Right in Charlottesville, A.C.L.U. Wrestles With Its Role,” by JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN (“It indicated on Thursday that, in evaluating whether to take free-speech cases involving public gatherings, the group would consider the potential for violence at the event and whether protesters were going to be carrying firearms.”), at

[13] See, e.g., “Punching Nazis, counterprotests are not the only way to oppose white supremacy,”

[14] “The whole point of Confederate monuments is to celebrate white supremacy – The memorials are a legacy of the brutally racist Jim Crow era.” by Karen L. Cox August 16, 2017, at:\_inl&utm\_term=.e2c6f6fd931e

Dr. Ken Yorgan (Racine Green Party)

‘Talking Racine’ Youtube Channel


Intro Eric Hansen author, advocate and commentator; the Upper Great Lakes

Rania Khalek intro


Rania Khalek is an independent journalist reporting on the underclass. She is a regular contributer and member of the editorial board at The Electronic Intifada. Her work has also appeared at Truthout, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Salon, AlterNet, Vice and more.

podcast rss feed

I was refered to Rania from another local activist.

familiarity: Last then 6 months (as of Sat 10 Mar 2018)

by or about Rania Khalek

Milwaukee IWW


By or about IWW

Milwaukee IWW GDC; IWW General Defense Committee

The national website above makes a good first technical impression on me (ignoring content).

The General Defense Committee is the community self-defense arm of our labor union, the Industrial Workers of the World. The IWW is a democratically-run union for all workers that believes we can use collective action to improve our working conditions and our lives. The GDC takes these principles and applies them to organizing in defense of our communities, especially in support of targeted groups such as immigrants, racial and religious minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community.

IGD has this article on the Sun 7pm Aug 13 Riverwest rally in response to Charlottesville. Notice the effort to blur out faces in photos.


Who we are:

[It’s Going Down ][is a digital community center from anarchist, anti-fascist, autonomous anti-capitalist and anti-colonial movements. Our mission is to provide a resilient platform to publicize and promote revolutionary theory and action.]

What we do:

We publish original content alongside anonymous submissions as well as repost articles from websites which share our perspectives.

We maintain active Twitter, Instagram and Facebook social media accounts, in addition we publish a yearly magazine.

We offer this website through Tor Hidden Services @ http://IGDNEWSdjfmg7kxu.onion ( please download and use Tor Browser).

We are anarchists:

We act in the spirit of autonomy, mutual-aid and solidarity.

They appear to coordinate w/IWW. Not sure what to make of them.

They also have this podcast feed:

sign: Climate-Stabilize! De-Militarize! De-Privatize!

pdf of sign; 24” x 12”

Climate-Stabilize! De-Militarize! De-Privatize!
    Don Fitz
    A National Committee member of the Green Party USA.

Global Population


Seymour M Hersh

work by or about

Ron Unz Intro

Max Blumenthal


Stale, when I checked on Sat 30 Sep 2017:

Max Blumenthal articles appear here





PropOrNot list

Who’s Behind PropOrNot? George Eliason Explains the US Govt Propaganda Ring

Google search de-ranks black-listed-sites in search results. | Nov 26 2022

Facebook’s policy on “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations” (DIO) has become “an unaccountable system that disproportionately punishes certain communities,” Sam Biddle reported for the Intercept in October 2021. The policy, he reported, includes a “blacklist” of more than 4,000 people and groups, “including politicians, writers, charities, hospitals, hundreds of music acts, and long-dead historical figures.” The list, which Facebook employs some 350 specialists to maintain, is not public—despite calls for its release by legal scholars, activists, and Facebook’s own oversight board, the Intercept reported.

Another wave of Internet Social Media acct purges|Oct 2018 project censored

Chris Hedges, Aug 2018. On PropOrNot; search engine censorship. SKIP in 38m 27s.

Dec 2017 Joe Lauria interview (mp3)

Google blacklist/quarantine ‘blocked website’ list - ‘The New Censorship’ by Robert Epstein

Google intensifies censorship of left-wing websites

Dec 2017 Chris Hedges/TruthDig on deranking

Google’s Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results

Google announces moves to censor RT and Sputnik

youtube - Oct 29 2017 On Contact: The Silencing of the Left with Robert Scheer

partial list of sites deprecated by google, from Gary Null

Gary Null mentions which does not show an explicit list.

Skip in 29:20 for a list of sites now deprecated by google. At 29:48 Gary Null lists Richard (Gale or Gill?) is one of his scholars that took on the task of identifying some of the sites targeted for “banning or ignore” by google, list starts at 30:19:

TODO - disamb this list

Other (non google) web censorship

April 2018:


jsonline coverage

meeting youtube video Sat 9/22

Other than Louis Butler, everyone that spoke seemed to think the deal was certain – “the train has left the station”.

Foxconn is a Tawain co. This factory will be the largest in USA - 20 million sq feet.

Lena repeatedly complained about inadequate funding and planning for job training, thta would prepare her constituents for the Foxconn positions.

One third engineers ( R&D facility ); 1/3 jobs requiring 2 yr degrees - factory/assy work; 1/3 facility management, warehouse work and transport.

We already have $22 round trip service Milwaukee to Sturtevant WI.

Expecting need for new housing, for nationwide, and international influx of engineering talent.

Implied April 2018 Supreme Ct election could result in Foxconn law being over turned.

Any appeal of amendment 808.055 (Electronic Manufacturing Zone), goes immediately to the (stacked) Supreme Ct. This is legislation that restructures Judiciary process. “Automatic Stays pending appeals … reviewable by Supreme Ct … removing digression from trial court judges”

1:07:38 Marbarry vs Madison

“The court determines what the law is… The law is what we (the court) say it is.”


Wisconsin has executive, judicial, and legislative branches, but unlike other states where these are fairly clearly separated realms, Wisconsin has instituted a juristition class refered to as a “zone of shared powers”. For a given law or rule in the “shared power” class, which ever branch “speaks last” on that topic ‘controls’!

Notable people at mtg

As usual, there were politicians in the audience: Judge Rebecca Dallet (running for WI Supreme ct), State Rep Fred Kessler, and Tony Evers running for governor.


Sen Lena C Taylor, @SenTaylor


Dr Eve Hall

Timothy R. Sheehy
president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
Jamaal Smith
racial justice community engagement manager at YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.
Gerard Randall
  • executive director of the Milwaukee Education Partnership
  • head of the board for Social Development Commission (SDC)


Cost per job: (4 * 10^9 dollars)/(13 *1000 jobs) = $308K/job

Gerard Randall (local/MKE) Intro


Coverage of Gerard Randall

Randall represents Milwaukee Public Schools on the 18-member board. He is executive director of the Milwaukee Partnership Academy. He’s also a former member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.

For nine years, Randall was president and CEO of the old Private Industry Council of Milwaukee County, a federally financed agency charged with training and finding jobs for Milwaukee’s unemployed.

Douglas Engelbart Intro's_Law

DNC 2016 Hack vs Leak IT Forensics

William Binney confirms covers download speed consistent with local hack

Atty Scott Horton Columbia Unv Intro

Philip Giraldi Intro

Peter Van Buren Intro

Peter Van Buren article collections


Col Andrew J. Bacevich, Sr. Intro

Andrew J. Bacevich article collections

Dr. Jonathan Simon Intro

collections of articles by Jonathan Simon

Karen McKim Intro


Karen McKim interviewed or covered here:

Mark Crispin Miller Intro


by or about Mark Crispin Miller

As I recall, he was one of the first to support the 2016 GPUS/Stein driven presidential election recounts, based on anomalies he found when analyzing the results.

(Sep 2021) In my opinion he desserves our support – he is under attack, and fighting to keep his position.


Project Censored Podcast

Project Censored Podcast RSS feed:

Election Integrity Tech

WI Election Integrity Resources/Links

Project Censored Election Integrity Update Oct 2017

Today Oct 8 2017, there is an election integrity conference in progress in Berkeley, CA.

Wisconsin’s Karen McKim, who worked tirelessly on the Stein 2017 recount is a speaker there.

Karen McKim talk on fall 2018 5% voting hand recount audit

Here is an interesting project censured pre conference interview with Voting Rights Task Force members Mark Crispin Miller, and Jonathon Simon.

Jon Rappoport Intro

His name is familiar, but I really do not know much about him as of Sun 08 Oct 2017.


familiarity: still following sporatically Fri 13 Apr 2018

work by or about Jon Rappoport

elite television news anchors

Misc Recent US War-Related Propaganda

These 3 podcasts unfortunately are not attributed properly with sources. In general I do vouch for Gary Null’s integrity – he put this audio together.

Part 0. East Aleppo Syria White Helmets. Skip in 48:54

Part 1. East Aleppo Syria White Helmets. Skip in 37:00:

Part 2. This is will worth listening to, and it’s claims in general can be checked fairly easily. It’s about the US War-Related Propaganda leading up to the 2003 Iraq War. Skip in 24:56:

Corp Media News Propaganda; Examples/Strategy

Intended as one stop collection for notes on Internet censorship, and media propaganda.

Big Tech acct takedowns | audio/overview

William Colby on CIA assets in press

The late William Colby, CIA director from 1973 to 1976, has been quoted ( by Barbera Honegger ) as saying: “The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” Whether or not Colby was quoted correctly, the experience of the past several decades suggests it is largely true. Better sourced is a quote from William Casey, CIA director from 1981 to 1987: “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

Rolling Stone Bernstein cover story 10/20/1977 ‘THE CIA AND THE MEDIA’

short video - CIA Admits Using News To Manipulate the USA

“Live list” | propganda/censorship articles


Misc Recent US War-Related Propaganda

“Conspiracy Theory” as weaponized term

Edward Bernays Intro

Mockingbird Journalists

USA News Media Worked Hand in Glove w/CIA & Why the Church Committee Covered It Up BY CARL BERNSTEIN

Jim Garrison has a lot to say about press misinformation.

Media Integrity in General

Amy Goodman ‘Democracy Now’ Integrity

Washington Post Integrity

New York Times Credibility

Michael R. Gordon Intro/crediblity

White Helmets (Syria)

6/25/17 S Hersh: Apr 4 Khan Sheikhoun bombing/Apr 6 US Missile Strike

4/4/2017 Trump’s Syria Missle Strike

Edward Bernays Intro


Leading mainstream media outlets and establishment-approved Web sites are now teaming up with Google, Facebook and other technology companies to develop algorithms to bury or remove content from the Internet that doesn’t march in lockstep with what is deemed to be true, which often simply follows what U.S. government agencies say is true.

Yet, the documentary evidence is now clear that the U.S. government undertook a well-defined strategy of waging psyops around the world with regular blowback of this propaganda and disinformation onto the American people via Western news agencies covering events in the affected countries.

During more recent administrations, euphemisms have been used to cloak the more pejorative phrase, “psychological operations” – such as “public diplomacy,” “strategic communications,” “perception management,” and “smart power.” But the serious push to expand this propaganda capability of the U.S. government can be traced back to the Reagan presidency.

Alexander Azadgan Intro

No wikipedia, wikispooks or sourcewatch bios as of Fri 13 Oct 2017.

He’s an outspoken American of Iranian heritage.

Alexander Azadgan is a multi-awarded professor of Strategic Global Management & International Political Economy. He is also a senior geopolitical analyst with Iran’s Press TV, Russia’s Sputnik Radio as well as other alternative global radio & TV outlets. His works also gets broadcasted on Russia’s Tsargrad TV. He comments on a wide variety of international relations, geo-socio-economic, cultural, religious & strategic geopolitical issues, especially those pertaining to the Middle East, North Africa, Eurasia, Europe & North America regions.

auto “bio sketch” at Orange Coast College

Alexander Azadgan’s youtube channel “Truth/ Justice/ Peace”

This fascinating Oct 2017 interview with Tony Gosling introduced him to me: UK’s ‘Dialect Radio’ interview, skip to 24:53

Tony Gosling Intro


raw URLs to a few podcasts/mp3s:

This ‘program’ has some of his work:

Youtube Interview in May 2017, by

linkedin Tony Gosling

Robert David Steele intro

work by Robert David Steele

Biphasic sleep – “first sleep/second sleep”

Ekirch has found that the two periods of night sleep were called “first sleep” (occasionally “dead sleep”) and “second sleep” (or “morning sleep”) in medieval England.

They would sleep for about four hours, wake up for two to three hours, then go back to bed for another four hours. They also took about two hours to fall asleep.

It appears it was common for humans to go to bed two hours after dusk, wake in the middle of the night for a couple of hours to smoke, talk, pray or even have sex, then go back to sleep until morning. It wasn’t until the 19th century that people began sleeping in one block.

Within an hour or so after sunset, persons retired to bed, slept for about 4 hours and then woke up. They remained awake for a few hours and then returned to sleep at about 2 am for another 4 hours or so. Written records from before the first century onward indicate that the period between first and second sleep afforded persons a chance for quiet contemplation, but persons also rose from bed during this interval and did household chores or visited with family and friends.

Black is Back Coalition

Black is Back Coalition News

Gregory Ford intro


Gregory Ford articles and interviews

Iraqi WMD and Torture Bombshell: Greg Ford Interview by Barbara Honegger

Kevin Barrett interviews Gregory Ford

Milwaukee Citizens Action

To pay and join MKE coop group:


Nan Kim Intro

William Binney Intro

Likable/interesting former NSA senior technical director.

articles or interviews by William Binney

On 2016 DNC Heak or Leak Issue:

Alison Weir intro


sample of work by Alison Weir

Skip in 29:49 for Alison Weir on history of Zionism, and origins of Israel. - covers her visits to Israel, and history of Zionism.


Currently “vetting” this group.

Life After Hate Youtube Channel

Angela King intro -


work by Angela King


about Angela King

Salvador Allende intro

articles about Salvador Allende

Chilean President Salvador Allende was the first democratically-elected Marxist president in Latin America. Here is his final speech before his death in the U.S.-backed coup by Augusto Pinochet.

ISIS intro

Al-Qaeda Intro

Andrei Raevsky “the saker” intro'The_Saker'


work by or about Andrei Raevsky

Mark Z Jacobson /climate/


example work by or about Mark Z Jacobson

Gilad Atzmon intro

example work by Gilad Atzmon

A controversial/challenging talk on political correctness, identity politics, the new left; with QA session:


2011+ Libya War Overview :libya

Apr 2019

Nov 2018

Oct 2017

Mar 2015 Gary Null Interviews…

Lessons from Libya: How Not to Intervene

In September 2013, a Harvard University study stated that Gaddafi had not in fact targeted civilians or used indiscriminate force, that Islamists were indeed dominant in the ranks of rebel forces and that the intervention had not only dramatically increased the number of casualties in the conflict, but also exacerbated “human rights abuses, humanitarian suffering, Islamic radicalism, and weapons proliferation in Libya and its neighbors”.

Julian Assange

Libya, more than anyone else’s war, was Hillary Clinton’s war. Barak Obama initially opposed it. Who was the person championing it? Hillary Clinton. That’s documented throughout her emails. She had put her favoured agent, Sidney Blumenthal, on to that; there’s more than 1700 emails out of the thirty three thousand Hillary Clinton emails that we’ve published, just about Libya. It’s not that Libya has cheap oil. She perceived the removal of Gaddafi and the overthrow of the Libyan state — something that she would use in her run-up to the general election for President.

James & Joanna Moriarty podcast–present)

Barry Seal Intro

Eugene Debs Intro

The speech that lead to is imprisonment - skip to 35:17 - :

Udo Ulfkotte Intro


work by or about Udo Ulfkotte

Gekaufte Journalisten (Bought Journalists)

Youtube: Journalist Udo Ulfkotte: German Media PsyOps

GE Mark I Reactors in USA - same containment design used at Fukushima

The Mark I has design problems, the NIRS has said.

"Some modifications have been made to U.S. Mark I reactors since 1986, although the fundamental design deficiencies remain," the NIRS said.

The following 23 U.S. plants have GE boiling-water reactors (GE models 2, 3 or 4) with the same Mark I containment design used at Fukushima, according to the NRC online database:

Plants from above near Milwaukee WI

Mark Sleboda Intro


work by or about Mark Sleboda

Example video:

James W Douglass Intro

work by or about James W Douglass

~2013 James Douglass interview

Frank Gardiner Wisner Intro

USAID intro

City of Raqqa Syria

news articles on Raqqa

2013 death at Henkel Aerospace in CA; 2017 Strike - Safety-Cond

Skip in 20:04: At 23:25 Strom Engineering scabs discussed.

Eight four Henkel Aerospace IAM 1584 workers went on strike on October 16, 2017 at Henkel’s Bay Point plant in California to protect their health and safety conditions at the plant that manufactures adhesives for Boeing and other airline companies. The company has prevented proper health and safety conditions which directly led to the death in 2013 of a temporary worker 26-year-old David Eleidjian who was also an ex-Marine.

backround articles on Strom Engineering

William F Pepper intro

Martin Luther King Assassination

Work by or about William F Pepper

Sad that these links go stale, today Tue 10 Apr 2018 I had to comment out two of them.

MLK “wrongful death civil trial, King family vs. Loyd Jowers …”:

2007 speech by Lawyer William F Pepper on US State Crimes Against Democracy:

His book ‘Act of State’

review of ‘Act of State’

Milwaukee Community Brainstorming

Breakfast: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Dr. Pamela Malone
Department of Sociology, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Saint Matthew C.M.E. Church
2944 North 9th Street (Parking off 8th St. between Locust and Chambers)

Sat Nov 18 2017 Milwaukee Community Brainstorming panel on IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS

Click here for mp3 audio of presentation

Speakers or Gov Office Holders

Judge Joseph Donald

Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 2.

His talk: 01:40 - 16:40.

Test he took shown he (a black) is biased against blacks:

His mother carefully taught him as young child how to behave in rich white peoples homes around white adults and children his age, as she worked as a housekeeper in Patrick Cudahy’s house. The freeway project forced a move as he grew up, causing a black migration - he describes the reaction of whites to new black neighbors. He thinks it can be strategic to use the word ‘biased’ instead of racist when appropriate. Yes there is “implicit bias”.

Ms. Nichole Yunk-Todd

Division Administrator, Milwaukee Youth Services

Her talk starts 17:24, through 31:10

Topics: “automatic vs controlled thought processing”; “association tests”; “blackness associated w/fear, crime and poverty”; “sub dominate group”; “social cognition measurements”, ‘shooter bias’: association of black face with “shooter/gun holder”; “authority/decision makers”; “critical race theory”; judging “sub dominate group” group by it’s worst members, dominate group by it’s best.

Remedy: Decrease social distance. Increase high quality social interactions.

Dr. Harry Oden

Retired MPS Principal, Educational Consultant, Motivational Speaker.

Starts 31:56, ends 53:18

Former basketball player - 1 of 3 blacks at Univ MN/ Duluth; 60+ but still athletic. Very ‘big on public schools’. Was discriminated against in MPS after college. MPS delayed hiring, once hire he was given “bad assignments”. Found his niche in MPS as teacher, and honored administrator; did much to mediate/reduce conflict among students, and between student factions, black and white. Judge a person by what is coming from their heart, not your first auto-impressions. Racism in education is as rampant as ever. Unfortunately education about profit now.

question and answer starts at 53:18

Tim Burns - WI Supreme Ct Candidate

Not a speaker, just one of several politicians there. Had good discussion w/him about economics.

Harvard Prof Michael Sandel - public debate on immigration

Civilized, well moderated, interesting public discussion of the immigration issue:

Skip to 46:06 for summary.

Harvard University political philosopher Michael Sandel

Charles Hugh Smith intro


I am not a Mises/Austrian econ fan.

Work by or about Charles Hugh Smith

Phyllis Bennis intro


by or about Phyllis Bennis

Ted Rall intro

Work by or about ted rall

Ted Rall (Author of “Snowden”) in Conversation with Paul Constant:

David North Intro

by or about David North

22 April 2016 - Beware of Anti-Union World Socialist Web Site

Jul 2009:

book - A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony 1990 -2016

Socialist Equality Party (SEP)


Joe Lauria Intro


Work by or about Joe Lauria

Has long bio also.

“The Democratic Money Behind Russia-gate”

Peter J. Lavelle Intro

Peter Lavelle @PLCROSSTALK

Work by or about Peter J. Lavelle

Ron Jacobs

Did not find much specifically on Ron Jacobs.

Was alerted to him by this 90+ min video titled “Ron Jacobs presents: Revolution in the Air? The 1960s Become the 1970s and the S**t Hits the Fan”.

From the comments below the above video:

Ron Jacobs is a leftist activist, library worker and writer. His published works include The Way the Wind Blew: A History of the Weather Underground, a political crime fiction trilogy called The Seventies Series and a collection of essays and other musings titled Tripping Through the American Night. His articles, essays and reviews appear regularly in Counterpunch (online and print), Dissident Voice, and numerous other journals around the world.

By or about Ron Jacobs

Search Counterpunch for Ron Jacobs

Who Did in the Counterculture? An Interview With Ron Jacobs

The Way the Wind Blew: A History of the Weather Underground

Milwaukee ISO

Milwaukee ISO events

ISO / e International Socialist Organization.

By or about ISO

Alan W Moore

He is now focused on the Municipalist Movement. Prior to that he was involved or watching the ‘squatters’ in NYC.

With photo:

Alan W. Moore is an art historian and activist whose work addresses cultural economies and groups and the politics of collectivity. Moore helped to found ABC No Rio after participating in Colab’s Real Estate Show (1979), one of the best-known artist squat actions in New York history. He is the author of Art Gangs: Protest & Counterculture in New York City (2011), which explores the work of artist groups formed after 1968, such as the Art Workers Coalition and Group Material, collectives that greatly informed today’s international art world. He is also the co-editor of the book ABC No Rio Dinero: The Story of a Lower East Side Art Gallery (1985). Moore earned a PhD in art history from the City University of New York and his writings have appeared in such publications as Julie Ault’s “Alternative Art NY” and Blake Stimson and Gregory Sholette “Collectivism After Modernism.”

Met him in Dec 2017 at a Milwaukee IWW meeting, and again at an ISO sponsored anti-Trump-tax-bill rally on Mon 18 Dec 2017. He handed out an issue of, which he edits.


By or about Alan W Moore Video on ‘squats’.

Municipalist Movement

Municipalist Manifesto

Warning: This Chicago based, “lumpen” site is a single-page style website, slow to load, and without many internal links, so you may need to adjust your reading style: Search it for “Issue #130 • Summer 2017”. Near there you should see an article titled “Building a Municipal Movement”. “Lumpen mag” has Alan W Moore as one of the editors.

Here is a snip from the Fall 2017 hardcopy of “Lumpen mag”:

The proxmity of local governments to the people makes them the best opportunity we have to take the change from the streets to the institutions. Cities have always been a place of encounter, of exchange of ideas, of innovation, and when necessary, of revolution.

lumpen-radio may or may not be on the air?:

Dr Amos N. Wilson intro

By or about Amos N. Wilson.

Speech that spurred my interest, skip in 23:38 for intro, speech starts at 27:45:

Robert Scheer intro


By or about Robert Scheer

This ‘On Contact’ audio interview by Chris Hedges prompted me to look into Bob Scheer; skip in 3:29:

See it on youtube - Oct 29 2017 On Contact: The Silencing of the Left with Robert Scheer

Dr Victoria Sweet intro

By or about Dr Victoria Sweet

Dr. Victoria Sweet: “God’s Hotel” | Talks at Google


Chiang Kai-shek

Dr Howard H. Wayne

about or by Dr Howard H. Wayne



heartmath; heart rate variability

David Wolfe intro /vegan diet/

7 countries in 5 years General Wesley Clark

General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - Seven Countries In Five Years

General Wesley Clark: The US will attack 7 countries in 5 years

Manfred Petritsch Alias “Freemann” intro

work by or about Manfred Petritsch



mercantilist Jean-Baptiste Colbert

quick review of video conference call tools

In 2019, seems the best choice for group meetings/conferences using either: landline phones; or desktop/laptop web-browser-calls; or their smart phone app.

I suggest leadership, as in co-chairs/committee chairs, register a free personal account with, and start hosting monthly meetings with it. For each account you get a dial up number and a stable/memorable URL ( e.g. ). As the account owner you ‘start’ the meeting.

I made an ‘organizational’ account [ login as ] – a minor advantage is we could share this account amongst meeting chairs, and then have only one dialup number; still, you may want to “keep it simple”, and use your own account.

Everyone that wants to see or do screen sharing, or use video conferencing during meetings should register a free account; otherwise they can use the dialup number.

freeconferencecall supports landlines or web conference calls; and most of the other features we need; for free as I understand now.

** freeconferencecall mobile/dial-up calls via T-mobile cost extra

** freeconferencecall mobile/dial-up via google voice cost extra

** freeconferencecall mobile/dial-up via voip users may fail – rings and then ‘blocks’ in silence

Follow this link, then scroll down:

freeconferencecall Not free for phone carriers | impacts t-mobile plans for example

If you use an audio only (mobile or ll) phone connection to the meeting your phone carrier will be charged. This is not the case if you use the web client or app which routes audion through your data plan/Internet – then it is free.

The company makes its money by routing non-toll-free calls through lesser-used exchanges around the country for a small fee provided by the exchange provider. That’s because most of us have national calling plans where the cost of the call is included. But the traffic is valuable for the exchange because they get a fraction of a cent from the carriers for every minute that an incoming call connects through them.

Has MP4 or M4A local recording feature. TODO/explain.

google hangouts

discord evaluation

Discord is a gamer inspired alternative to slack. Slack was based on 1990s IRC chat. Discord provides text and voice channels, and video calls. The free version of discord seems to provide more features than slack. The discord license is troubling.

Good tool, but concerned about the license.

It provides encryption, but apparently not end to end encryption?

I need to re evaluate my bias against discord – not sure if it is warranted.

When you interact with us […] we may collect information from you […]

any messages, images[…] or other content you send via the chat feature

it may be in their business model to track our input words to anonymize them and then sell to advertisers;


Discord probably sells all the voice data to google (and probably to anyone who pays the price)

Designed for gamer community, not business; but that should not deter us.

matrix using riot client

Advanced, 1.0 version released in June 2019; somewhat challenging for non tech people.

Provides end to end encryption.

We’re watching riot/matrix for possible future (not immediate) use.

Free Telephone Conference Calls Not Free (T-Mobile)

Conference bridge call:

Keep in mind, my focus here is on using your land line or mobile phone to join a meeting; their web based client is entirely free.

Google voice can’t be charged due to a court ruling so they blocked those numbers.

DIY Linux:

HANGOUTS video calls HOWTO / group meetings

To prepare for the HANGOUTS video meeting, login to the google account that will be used in the meeting. One way to do that is open up gmail and login, otherwise goto

Next open up your google chrome browser and go to

Make a bookmark of that URL, for the next meeting.

Prepare the sound on your computer. Ideally you use ear buds with a built in microphone, to minimize echo or feedback. You should test your sound. If you do not use ear buds, you may need to mute your microphone as a rule when not talking.

If you are there before the call has started, you may wait until the host calls you; or start a hangouts chat with the host to get instructions – use their google acct email address to start the chat.

If the host provided a URL to join the chat room for the meeting, paste that into your browser and the text chat window should open. If the upper left you should see a green video camera icon – click on that to join the video call. If you still have trouble, then call or text for help.

google HANGOUTS setup for video or voice calls, sms texting

Purpose: introduce HANGOUTS for desktop or phone.

Scope: setup of HANGOUTS on laptop/desktop or phone via google’s chrome browser for chats, or google video calls.

HANGOUTS features:

skype comparison: HANGOUTS is integrated w/google business apps, and youtube. Skype is less Linux friendly.

FACETIME comparison: facetime only runs on Apple/IOS.

TODO - zoom comparison.

First step is to create a google account.

load the HANGOUTS app on your phone

google HANGOUTS is a free phone app available for Android and IOS.

These web search may help you find the app for an Apple iphone/IOS.

In Feb 2018 this was a good link to the HANGOUTS app of your iphone.

google HANGOUTS is also available as a URL in your desktop/laptop chrome browser: (be sure to bookmark this)

The HANGOUTS app icon is a green double-quotes symbol, as in: ”. The phone app can do almost every thing the desktop version can. It’s fun to walk around w/your phone in a video call.

install google’s chrome browser on laptop or desktop

Best support on the desktop/pc for HANGOUTS is w/ the google chrome browser.

make a favorite or bookmark for

google undersells HANGOUTS on the desktop; so if you do not make a bookmark, and put it somewhere so you can find it your liable to forget how to start it up. Once it’s up I just leave there 24/7 as one of my first pinned tabs in chrome.

sound headphones/mic hardware for laptop/desktop

For a google video or desktop/laptop audio phone call - you can get a set of ear buds with a tiny microphone for about $20. These ear bud/microphone combos work fine. They have a 3.5mm plug with 4 conductors (ground, left, right, and mic). They typically plug into your laptop (you may need a mic/earphone splitter adaptor for your PC).

Also if you buy ear buds w/mic, ‘skullcandy’ brand has a 2 year warranty, so save the receipt; typically they go bad after less then 2 years of moderate to heavy use, since the wires get flexed so much.

sound and camera settings setup for laptop/desktop

These steps vary depending on your OS, so I leave the details to you.

Most laptops have webcams built in. You can buy a USB cabled webcam for around $25 (e.g. Logictech) and connect it to your laptop or desktop. You can get along without any webcam, but of course you need a mic and speaker or ear buds.

For a laptop or desktop, sound can be challenging. Suggest you buy ear buds at Target for about $20 that have a mic.

To prepare for a audio or video call take some time to review how to check your

Testing your mic and sound on laptop/desktop

‘forever link’ for a future HANGOUT meeting

You may create a link that allows anyone with the link to join a future video/audio hangout conference meeting. To make a ‘forever link’ for a future HANGOUT meeting go to:

You may name this HANGOUT, and the name is long lasting. In future you can join this hangout using “start conversation” > HANGOUT-NAME-HERE

In the new window click on ‘COPY LINK…’. You may now close this tab.

Save the link you copied to your clipboard to an email or your calendar. Test it once - it should open an empty hangout; then close it. You may use and reuse this link for your next meeting(s) - send the link in your meeting invite.

Muting your mic or blocking your webcam

Once the google video call is in progress, within the main window that shows the video, move your mouse to the lower center, and a mic and webcam icon should show up. These are on/off (mute) toggles.

You can see when others have muted their mic – helpful for cases when they are unaware of this.

misc google hangouts tips

HANGOUTS Help forum:!forum/hangouts!forum/hangouts

finding people for a HANGOUT or chat; establishing access; invites

As a rule the google people finder may not find valid gmail addresses or google account names (Fname Lname for ex); do not be discouraged by this - not sure what allows accounts to be found - possibly these settings. The safest approach for a new/1st time HANGOUTS connection is either to connect through their fulling specified (ie do not expect in auto completion) email address or the phone number they gave to google.

To start a chat or a HANGOUT with a new person:

Click on ‘+ New Conversation’, enter their email or phone number, then the default is you “invite them” and you wait until they accept - could take days. The exception is that you connect w/them right away - this happens when the your you are connected to has adjusted their settings.

If you do not connect right away, but the “invite goes through”, and you have to wait for their response, you should take the time to make a note of the FIRSTNAME LASTNAME that is displayed in the banner line of the window within which the invite is made.

Once they accept, they will show up in your hangouts list as “FIRSTNAME LASTNAME” which may or may not be consistent with their email; so it’s best to “take notes” of the respective email / “FIRSTNAME LASTNAME” values.

It seems accounts may be visible in a HANGOUT you’re part of, but “unfindable”. Last night I was in a HANGOUT and I carefully copied two names of people listed in the hangout (one a gmail address, the other a FIRSTNAME LASTNAME) , I was unable to ‘find’ those people searching by FIRSTNAME LASTNAME via:

after the hangout was closed.

I believe the solution is to mkae a 1 to 1 ‘+ New Conversation’ with these people to establish a 1:1 trust.

make it easier to reach you in HANGOUTS

(updated on Thu 18 Oct 2018 10:42:30 AM CDT )

People unfamiliar w/HANGOUTS may never connect to others trying to reach them, because google invites first and the invitee must read the invite and approve. Below is a way to speed this up - it has not caused spam for me as a rule, and this can be un-done at any time.

make it easier to reach you in HANGOUTS (avoids invitation delays)

- Go to and login to google.
- In upper left click on the 3 parallel horizontal lines (hamburger menu).
- settings > Customize invite settings

      If you select “Customized”

          ( tested on Thu 18 Oct 2018 )
          The defaults are good. I was able able to connect via

              + New conversation > EMAIL_ADDRESS

          Suggest you use this “Customized” setting w/o changing any defaults.
          You may now stop reading if you selected “Customized”.

          It should also allow connects directly using phone number. (not tested)

      If you Select “Recommended”

          People with your phone number and people with your email address can
          contact you directly, everyone else can send you invitations.
          I have not tested this.

Hangouts includes a variety of settings that govern whether or not people can get in touch with you if they know information such as your email address and mobile number. You can tweak these options if you want to make it easier or more difficult for people to find you on Hangouts.

In Gmail, click the down arrow next to your name. In the Chrome Hangouts app, click the menu button in the top left corner. Select Customize invite settings to make changes. You can choose to allow conversations at any time, allow invitations, or block everything (if people don’t have your contact information).

Checking/Accepting HANGOUTS invitations

video-help on accepting hangouts-invites

Phone, Desktop or Laptop:

Inviting NewPerson to HANGOUTS

- On phone open HANGOUTS, tap the plus sign in lower right, tap ‘New Conversation’.
  On desktop open and select ‘New Conversation’ in upper left.

- Enter NewPerson’s email address – it will not auto complete, so you
  have to manually enter all letters. You can also connect via phone number,
  but I suggest using email address; ie email associated w/their google account.

check HANGOUTS, sms, and chat history, re-start old HANGOUT

see also:

How to share out your desktop in a video call

In the initial chat window from which you started the call, ie the one that has avatars of the participants in the call:

freeconferencecall setup/how to

I suggest all WIGP and GMGP committee chairs create a free account with, and start hosting monthly meetings with it. The National GP is using it, I have experience with it in other groups also.

Everyone that wants to see or do screen sharing, and use video conferencing should also make an account. Otherwise people without an account may join meetings with any phone, including a landline.

It supports landlines or web conference calls; and most of the other features we need; all for free.

scroll down:

Max Keiser intro

YouTube Channel: “Max Keiser TV”



Stacy Herbert


Dr. Stephen Phinney intro

Work by or about Dr. Stephen Phinney

Dr. Stephen Phinney - ‘Recent Developments in LCHF and Nutritional Ketosis’ (Part 1):


What they reported was that people consuming less than 4 grams of sodium per day had a sharply increasing risk of death, almost doubling when they got down to 2 grams/day of sodium. In contrast, with higher sodium intakes, the risk of death rose very slowly beginning with intakes above 6 grams/day.

ANSWER Coalition - Act Now to Stop War and End Racism

Brian Becker intro

Brian Becker. is the National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition and a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Becker has been a central organizer of the mass anti-war demonstrations that have taken place in Washington, D.C. over the past decade. [1]

familiarity: Since Jan 2018.

work by or about Brian Becker

Canceled in Oct 2020: Co-host was John Kiriakou.

book: “Storming the Gates: How the Russian Revolution Changed the World”

Nationbuilder Community Support

My goal was to find websites, mailing lists, IRC channels, or meetup groups; ie find the free/open community of users that uses Nationbuilder. After about 45 min I punt, at least for now - Tue 23 Jan 2018. It appears to be a “somewhat closed” disjointed set of users – perhaps they mostly pay consultants to setup their Nationbuilder sites? It’s also challenging to come up with appropriate search terms since Nationbuilder is itself a CMS / portal. Was not helpful to me.

twitRSS feed:

Developers/Nationbuilder “partners only” (aargh):

Suggestions/Issues with Nationbuilder code

Nationbuilder Users’ Groups, meetup group, nationbuilder communities

This may or may not help.


See their ‘Why NationBuilder’ link.


John Kiriakou intro

familiarity: since Oct 2017

First CIA agent to publicly step forward and describe to the media the CIA’s established use of waterboarding as an interrogation tactic.

Kiriakou is a founding member of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.[20] In September 2015, Kiriakou and 27 other members of VIPS steering group wrote a letter to the President challenging a recently published book, that claimed to rebut the report of the United States Senate Intelligence Committee on the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture.


by or about John Kiriakou

Walter Cronkite after Vietnam Tet Offensive

Skip in to 25m 00s

creating google account

Pretty straightforward, just go to In the normal case a gmail address is created for you as part of the process.

In Jan 2018, they still allow dormant accounts to persist for years. I find this a plus.

new google account without gmail address

You make a new google account w/o creating a gmail email, but you still have to register a new google account – using your non google email address in the process. Watch carefully, early on they give you the option of using a non gmail email address.

People that want to invite you to HANGOUTS may do so using the non gmail email address which is associated with your google account.

space weather, solar activity, radio interference

Caitlin Johnstone intro

familiarity: found in Feb 2018

per consortiumnews:

**Caitlin Johnstone is a rogue journalist, poet, and utopia prepper who publishes regularly at Medium. Follow her work on FacebookTwitter: @caitoz, or her website. She has a podcast and a new book Woke: A Field Guide for Utopia Preppers.

Caitlin Johnstone youtube

by or about Caitlin Johnstone


Kent State Student Shootings

Feb 2018/ongoing, Russiagate; reactions to Nunes Memo; to Mueller indictment

Trying to collect thoughtful/in depth viewpoints on both sides. Undoubtably propaganda on both sides; I’m not pro Trump, nor am I a Russiaphobe.

This is an on going collection of articles - new ones will be prepended.

He (Putin) was merely at a table at which Putin happened to sit down for “maybe five minutes, maybe twenty, tops,” according to Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein who was just a few chairs away. No words were exchanged, Stein says, and “[n]obody introduced anybody to anybody. There was no translator. The Russians spoke Russian. The four people who spoke English spoke English.”

Stephen F Cohen on origins of Russiagate: Started by Brennan/CIA in 2015, later hands off to Clapper/FBI.

Russiagate or Intelgate? by Cohen 2/7/2018

Down to earth, audio interview of Cohen audio part 1 part 2

Steele’s dossier… was the foundational document of the Russiagate narrative…from the time its installments began to be leaked to the American media in the summer of 2016, to the US ‘Intelligence Community Assessment’ of January 2017….the dossier and subsequent ICA report remain the underlying sources for proponents of the Russiagate narrative of “Trump-Putin collision.

….when, and by whom, was this Intel operation against Trump started?

In testimony to the House Intelligence Committee in May 2017, John Brennan, formerly Obama’s head of the CIA, strongly suggested that he and his agency were the first, as The Washington Post put it at the time, ‘in triggering an FBI probe.’ Certainly both the Post and The New York Times interpreted his remarks in this way. Equally certain, Brennan played a central role in promoting the Russiagate narrative thereafter, briefing members of Congress privately and giving President Obama himself a top-secret envelope in early August 2016 that almost certainly contained Steele’s dossier. Early on, Brennan presumably would have shared his ‘suspicions’ and initiatives with James Clapper, director of national intelligence. FBI Director Comey… may have joined them actively somewhat later….

When did Brennan begin his ‘investigation’ of Trump? His House testimony leaves this somewhat unclear, but, according to a subsequent Guardian article, by late 2015 or early 2016 he was receiving, or soliciting, reports from foreign intelligence agencies regarding ‘suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents.’ In short, if these reports and Brennan’s own testimony are to be believed, he, not the FBI, was the instigator and godfather of Russiagate.

By Mike whitney on 2/14:

we don’t really know the extent to which the dossier was used in the creation of the Intelligence Community Assessment. (The ICA was the IC’s flagship analysis that was supposed to provide ironclad proof of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.) According to some reports, the contribution was significant. Check out this excerpt from an article at Business Insider:

Intelligence officials purposefully omitted the dossier from the public intelligence report they released in January about Russia’s election interference because they didn’t want to reveal which details they had corroborated, according to CNN.

Bottom line: Despite the denials of former-CIA Director John Brennan, the dossier may have been used in the ICA.

Regular readers of this column know that we have always believed that the Russiagate psyops originated with Brennan. Just as the CIA launched its disinformation campaigns against Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gadhafi, so too, Russia has emerged as Washington’s foremost rival requiring a massive propaganda campaign to persuade the public that America faces a serious external threat. In any event, the demonizing of Russia had already begun by the time Hillary and Co. decided to hop on the bandwagon by blaming Moscow for hacking John Podesta’s emails. The allegations were never persuasive, but they did provide Brennan with some cover for the massive Information Operation (IO) that began with him

It all started with Brennan. After Putin blocked Brennan’s operations in both Ukraine and Syria, Brennan had every reason to retaliate and to use the tools at his disposal to demonize Putin and try to isolate Russia. The “election meddling” charges (promoted by the Hillary people) fit perfectly with Brennan’s overall strategy to manipulate perceptions and prepare the country for an eventual confrontation. It provided him the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, to deliver a withering blow to Putin and Trump at the very same time. The temptation must have been irresistible.

A counterview/more mainstream - home run for Mueller; trouble for Trump, hour+ show: Tarpley might be an Anglophobe, but he is not blindly anti Russian. I still have respect for Tarpley, but sense he has changed roughly starting around the time Trump’s wife sued him.

it looks to me like Trump may have made a deal to support the attacks on Russia provided he is acquitted on charges of collusion.

The link of the plot to Putin is reduced to the allegation that the plot was financed by a St. Petersburg restauranteur whose connection to Putin is that his business once catered official dinners between Russian officials and foreign dignitaries.

long read:

Ray McGovern. :

One glaring sign of the media’s unwillingness to displease corporate masters and Official Washington is the harsh reality that Hersh’s most recent explosive investigations, using his large array of government sources to explore front-burner issues, have not been able to find a home in any English-speaking newspaper or journal.

Nunes covered a number of other significant issues:

    The committee is closing down its investigation into possible
    collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign; no evidence of
    collusion was found.

    The apparently widespread practice of “unmasking” the
    identities of Americans under surveillance. On this point, Nunes
    said, “In the last administration they were unmasking hundreds,
    and hundreds, and hundreds of Americans’ names. They were
    unmasking for what I would say, for lack of a better definition,
    were for political purposes.”

I’m weary of Larouchepac, but I think this article is worth vetting/reading:

The U.S. has no extradition treaty with Russia, and the Russian Constitution bars extradition of Russian citizens.

Russiagate’s initial narrative, that Russians hacked the DNC and John Podesta’s email accounts to damage the Clinton campaign and elect Trump, has been discredited by the work of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. William Binney, a former technical director of the NSA, states that if such Russian hacking occurred, the NSA would have the evidence of it and would have found a way to produce it. The VIPS also conducted a scientific experiment demonstrating that the source of the WikiLeaks DNC emails was a leak, not a hack.

The United States has intervened in elections all over the world, repeatedly, and, as James Woolsey recently said on Fox News, for the “good of those nations.” When someone is elected who we don’t like, like Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine, we simply launch a coup using such native assets as neo-Nazi shock troops (Ukraine) or Al-Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists (Syria).

At the beginning of 2014, an anti-Russian group of hackers, initially called “The Anonymous International,” and later, “Shaltay-Boltay” claimed that the building at St. Petersburg, Savushkina 55, housed a troll farm run by the Kremlin. Since then, this building has been photographed and highlighted endlessly by MI6, all of the British press and tabloids, the CIA, the FBI, NATO, the BBC, the State Department’s propaganda departments and NGOs, CNN and most of the rest of the mainstream American media. Infiltration operations have been run and publicized by the same people. Actions against the alleged IRA have been filed by infiltrators in the Russian courts. Any intelligent observer would ask the first obvious question: Why, if this building and the alleged company occupying it has been so repeatedly targeted by Western intelligence, would Putin be stupid enough to run an influence operation from that location targeting the 2016 elections? The answer should be obvious; he did not.

The St. Petersburg social media troll farm, at the center of Mueller’s indictment, has been a staple, endlessly photographed, infiltrated, and written about by Western Information Warriors from 2014 forward.

A huge and well-funded anti-Putin “information warfare” industry now operates in Washington, D.C., featuring the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, where none other than Dmitri Alperovitch (author of the “Russia hacked the DNC” hoax) is a fellow; the Alliance for the Defense of Democracy; the German Marshall Fund; the Information Warfare Initiative of the Washington-based Center for European Policy Analysis; the National Endowment for Democracy; and the State Department’s propaganda arms, Radio Free Liberty and Radio Free Europe. Generous funding has been provided by the likes of Khodorkovsky and George Soros. As the result of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed by Obama in 2016, millions of dollars are now flowing into this U.S. information warfare initiative.

To understand next quote the Russian Federal Security Service has the acronym FSB.

According to the Saker blog’s Russian account of the IRA, the company itself does not exist. It is a fiction created by Shaltay-Boltay, the successor to “Anonymous International” in conjunction with Western intelligence agencies. Shaltay-Boltay, Russian for “Humpty-Dumpty,” conducted a systematic campaign of hacking, leaking, and extortion against Russian officials, according to accounts of its own activities published in the Guardian. Members of Shaltay-Boltay were arrested in November 2016 together with rogue Russian FSB officers said to control their activities. All were charged with treason by the Russian government, specifically some form of collaboration with the CIA.

According to a November 2017, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty article, the FSB “cyber” division where the arrested officers worked had been in collaboration with U.S. law enforcement agencies for years.

Alexander Mercouris intro

My standard web searchs so far have not found much about him.

Alexander Mercouris is a London-based writer on international affairs with a special interest in Russia and law. He has written extensively on the legal aspects of NSA spying and events in Ukraine in terms of human rights, constitutionality and international law, being a frequent commentator on television and speaker at conferences. He worked for 12 years in the Royal Courts of Justice in London as a lawyer, specializing in human rights and constitutional law.


may or may not be him:

Articles by or about Alexander Mercouris

The Duran (Peter Lavelle) Interviews Alexander Mercouris: What is The Duran? on ‘The Duran’ youtube channel:

Alexander Mercouris intro

Managing editor of “The Duran”

The Duran |Bitchute channel

The Duran |Youtube channel

bad press on Alexander Mercouris

Work by or about Alexander Mercouris

The Duran Interviews Alexander Mercouris: What is The Duran?

old blog?

familiarity: Since ~summer 2019 or earlier?

Alex Christoforou intro

Not much info on Alex.

By or about Alex Christoforou

Mike Whitney intro

Mike Whitney writes on politics and finances and lives in Washington state. He can be reached at

An American writer who runs his his own landscape company in Snohomish, Wa, U.S., Mike Whitney regularly features on ukurnet and other websites

Work by or about Mike Whitney

After about 30 min of searches on Fri 23 Feb 2018, Mike appears to be OK/competent/experienced/interesting.

I come across a lot of junk on the Internet but was truly shocked when I saw a column by a popular left-wing writer and former local Democratic Party official named Mike Whitney that served to justify the kidnapping of Fox News journalists Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig by a Palestinian terrorist group

familiarity: First aware of him in Feb 2018.

North Korea / USA Stalemate

Interesting 10 minutes; to hear you need to skip in to 53 min mark:

U.S. Peace Council

The U.S. Peace Council was created by the Communist Party USA and was launched as the official U.S. national section of the Soviet front, World Peace Council at a November 1979 conference in Philadelphia.

Robert Roth is a retired public interest lawyer. He enforced consumer fraud and protection law as an assistant attorney-general for New York (1981-1991) and Oregon (1993-2007). Download his mini-primer of key facts and misinformation on the Syria conflict.

60+ pages:

Chris Kanthan intro

Chris Kanthan wordpress blog

a hi-tech professional in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is also a writer and an author, trying to raise awareness about politics, world affairs, food and health through non-partisan blog posts, often with a twist of satire. He loves traveling and has been to 35 countries around the world.

by or about Chris Kanthan

Judith D Schwartz intro

Judith D. Schwartz is a journalist whose recent work looks at soil as a hub for multiple environmental, economic and social challenges-and solutions. She writes on this theme for numerous publications and speaks in venues around the world.

Her 2013 book “Cows Save the Planet” looked at soil as a hub for our many environmental and economic challenges–and for solutions. In “Water In Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World”, she shows how appreciating the way water moves across the landscape offers new routes to water security, with implications for climate change, biodiversity, poverty and conflict.

Work by or about Judith D Schwartz

Robert Roth intro /retired Consumer Fraud Lawyer/

Familiarity: Discovered Feb 2018.

Seems credible, but only found a small number of articles (quite good/in depth) he wrote in a 10 minute search on Tue 27 Feb 2018.

Retired Consumer Fraud, public interest Lawyer.

Robert Roth of Eugene is a retired public interest lawyer who practiced in the field of consumer protection in New York and Oregon.

Robert Roth is a retired public interest lawyer. He enforced consumer fraud and protection law as an assistant attorney-general for New York (1981-1991) and Oregon (1993-2007).

I spent 25 years prosecuting lies in commerce for the attorneys general of New York and Oregon.

by or about Robert Roth

Syrian Forums!forum/syria-discussion-group!forum/soc.culture.syria


#SyrianWar #Syria #StopSyriaCivilWar #handsoffsyria #whitehelmets #eastghouta #endlesswar #antiwar

Syrian Solidarity Websites, supporting Syria Gov

USA Immigration Issue

This is stub entry, keep an eye on it. via

Tribalism is best understood in terms of the creation of teams through the dehumanization of an ‘other.’ Tribalism is mentally categorizing someone who is somehow different (however shallow that difference may be) and turning their value into less than that of your team or “community.”

ICE jails

Voces de la Fronterra

A good use of social media:

Example of art/creativity and collective activism:

Milwaukee Get the Lead Out

I was at the first meeting of the “get the lead out” Community Unity Assembly on Sat Feb 24.

The next meeting is

  Sat Mar 24
  2 - 4pm
  (some library)

I’m on an informal mailing list of there’s, just got one email. They have formed a “Education/Outreach Working Group”, which is planning to set up a meeting soon.

Robert Miranda mentioned FLAC several times during the meeting:

Miranda seemed to quote from a source he called “earth justice”, perhaps he was refering to this site from which I randomly selected a lead related article:

2/14/18 city hall event:

Upcoming talk by Dr Yanna Lambrinidou on Wed Mar 7, 7pm, Marq Hall Rm 100:

Dead now?:

Robert Miranda campaign for lead free water /an older blog entry/

Left Critics of “Pro Syrian Gov/ Syrian Solidarity” Movement

Sara Flounders intro

Sara Flounders has been active in progressive and anti-war organizing since the 1960s. She is co-director of the International Action Center and co-authored and/or edited 10 books the IAC published on U.S. wars and sanctions against Iraq and Yugoslavia, on U.S. use of depleted uranium weapons, on Haiti and Colombia, and on opposing military recruiters. She writes regularly for the Marxist Workers World newspaper, and speaks on U.S. imperialist aggression on alternative and corporate media outlets.

By or about Sara Flounders

Ken Stone intro

Ken Stone is a veteran anti-war, anti-racist, social justice, and environmental activist in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is the Treasurer of the Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War, a Steering Committee member of the Canadian Peace Alliance, and a former Central Committee member of the Global March to Jerusalem. He has written a number of letters and articles on the Syrian crisis for the Hamilton Spectator and Global Research and appeared numerous times on Press TV.

By or about Ken Stone.


Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act

Ukraine Conflict Misc

Voces de la Fronterra, Milwaukee

Voces de la Fronterra

  1027 S. 5th Street Milwaukee, WI 53204
  Tel: (414) 643-1620 Fax: (414) 643-1621

Amalgamated bank

Sputnik’s Loud and Clear show

Show anchors:

get the lead out

Lead is even deadlier than we feared

The study found that deaths, especially from cardiovascular disease, increased markedly with exposure, even at the lowest levels. It concluded that lead kills 412,000 people a year – accounting for 18% of all US mortality, not much less than the 483,000 who perish as a result of smoking.

Managing News Outrage, News Allergy, News Fasts, Negative Feedback/Political Disagreements w/Friends

The speaker, Byron Katie is very new to me, so she is not vetted by me. She has that story about talking calmly with her “would be” assassin; she has a good take on ones sense of self, on thoughts, on verbal assaults, on not shutting down …


Byron Katie intro

work by or about Byron Katie

I’m Afraid of Trump—The Work of Byron Katie | youtube


The encounter begins with a fundamental act of disempowerment that establishes Katie as the expert of the subject’s thoughts and problems, as someone who can say: your assertions about the future are irrational – even though the subject isn’t asserting anything about the future.

Mark Z. Jacobson intro

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Atmosphere/Energy Program
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy (Y2E2) Building
473 Via Ortega, Room 397
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Tel: (650) 723-6836
Fax: (650) 723-7058
Email: jacobson -at-
Follow @mzjacobson

B.S. Civil Engineering, B.A. Economics, and M.S. [Environmental
Engineering]( (1988) Stanford University
M.S. (1991) and Ph.D. (1994) Atmospheric Science, University of California at Los Angeles

Full Curriculum Vitae (CV)

my familiarity: Just found Mar 2018.

TODO: spend another 20 min on web searches.

by or about Mark Z. Jacobson

Calm Cloudy Winter Days over Entire Continents

Mar 2018 interview of Dr Ken Caldeira of Carnegie Institution for Science:

Skip in 4 min 40 sec discussion of continental wide “troublesome weather”.

Other key parts of the interview:

03:58 the last bit of reliability (expensive)
04:34 2 weeks out of year
05:19 batteries need to be 100x cheaper
05:44 80% as annual average
08:17 Nov 2016 Mark Z Jacobson paper
10:38 high voltage x-mission lines
21:53 whole country at 1/4 of normal load

From the journal Energy & Environmental Science is the paper: Geophysical constraints on the reliability of solar and wind power in the United States

We analyze 36 years of global, hourly weather data (1980–2015) to quantify the covariability of solar and wind resources as a function of time and location, over multi-decadal time scales and up to continental length scales. Assuming minimal excess generation, lossless transmission, and no other generation sources, the analysis indicates that wind-heavy or solar-heavy U.S.-scale power generation portfolios could in principle provide ∼80% of recent total annual U.S. electricity demand. However, to reliably meet 100% of total annual electricity demand, seasonal cycles and unpredictable weather events require several weeks’ worth of energy storage and/or the installation of much more capacity of solar and wind power than is routinely necessary to meet peak demand.

Per Caldeira batteries need to come down in cost by a factor of 100 before we could afford “several weeks’ worth of energy storage”.

Dr Ken Caldeira intro


Ken Caldeira
Department of Global Ecology
Carnegie Institution for Science
260 Panama St.
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 704-7212
kcaldeira -at- carnegiescience -dot- edu
Curriculum Vitae



my familiarity: Found out about him in Mar 2018

If he is pro nuclear power, then I disagree w/him there. That does not invalidate him as an information source. In his 2018 radio eco shock interview, I do not think Ken comes across as pro nuclear power.

by or about Ken Caldeira

youtube production intro

mobile video streams / how to Start a scheduled live stream

Once at above link, click on: Mobile > scroll to “Scheduling live streams on mobile”
As far as I understand: all of below is from within ‘main YouTube App on mobile’:

Snip of steps from

  Scheduling live streams on mobile

      Schedule a live stream on mobile

          Select the capture button.
          Select GO LIVE.
          Create a title, then select a privacy setting.
          Select More options and enable Schedule for later.
          Select the date and start time.
          Select Next to take a picture for your thumbnail. You can upload a custom thumbnail.
          Select Done.

      Start a scheduled live stream

          Select the capture button.
          Select GO LIVE.
          Select the calendar button.
          Select your live stream.
          Note: You can delete scheduled live streams by pressing the delete button.
          Select GO LIVE.

posted question Re patching mobile to preexisting ‘youtube live event’

The Question: Plan to promote a future ‘youtube live event’ already created via
laptop. At event date want to use mobile as video source for the
event. Stumped on mapping phone in as video source for the event –
ideas? (android or iphone)!topic/youtube/W_Tkz5ltnHY;context-place=forum/youtube

Depression Support & Treatment

Greater Milwaukee DBSA - Depression Bipolar Support Alliance

We get together every second and fourth Monday of the month at Independence First from 6:30-8:30.

The Milwaukee chapter of the DBSA strives to provide a safe, welcoming, and confidential forum for mutual acceptance, understanding, and self-discovery. We are here to provide the opportunity for individuals dealing with mental illness to reach out to others and benefit from the experience of those who have been there before. We look to help people rediscover strengths and humor they thought they might have lost; to motivate them to follow their wellness plans, and; to understand that mood disorders do not define who they are.

general youtube producer help!forum/youtube

Sergei and Yulia Skripal Incident

History of 1990s Yugoslovia Conflict

multi-part story:

TODO - just started Mon 26 Mar 2018

Voter Activation Network software

The Voter Activation Network (VAN) is proprietary voter file management software for Democratic or progressive identified organizations and campaigns owned by NGP VAN. An enterprise software built specifically for campaigns, it has supported the efforts of Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, as well as Hillary Clinton’s 2016 race.

Unique to VAN is their data enrichment mechanism - when campaigns identify wrong numbers, deceased voters, bad addresses, etc,… it updates the voter file of other Democratic campaigns as well.

Martin Luther King Assassination

I reviewed the links below on Tue 10 Apr 2018. You are not seeing 6 links (I commented them out) because they have gone bad. At least one was due closed youtube account.

Here’s a 2022 link, from Jack Dresser’s podcast >

William F Pepper intro

The bold, top-of-the-front-page treatment on April 2 of reporter Tom Jackman’s in-depth piece —“The Past Rediscovered: Who killed Martin Luther King Jr.?”  — represents a major turning point in the treatment of the case for the past five decades by mainstream media. Print, broadcast and all too many film makers and academics have consistently soft-pedaled ballistic, eye-witness and other evidence that undermines the official story of King’s death.

… “Conspiracy Theories” is a smear. It’s used by reporters and academics to discredit alternative researchers ever since the CIA secretly distributed to its operatives in April 1967 the now-declassified “CIA Dispatch 1035-960.” The 53-page CIA memo urged agency personnel to persuade their establishment contacts to use the term “conspiracy theorist” to undermine critics of the 1964 Warren Report on the JFK assassination, thereby helping to discredit New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison’s grand jury investigation of a fatal plot alleged to include CIA personnel scheming against the president.

Authorities have long pinned all blame for King’s murder on the ill-educated petty thief James Earl Ray, who was supposedly motivated by racism. The evidence Pepper uncovered shows that Ray’s movements were manipulated by a handler so that he would be at the scene when a professional team undertook the hit.

MLK “wrongful death civil trial, King family vs. Loyd Jowers …”:

2007 speech by Lawyer William F Pepper on US State Crimes Against Democracy:

Ron Paul interviewed on MLK “Why was Martin Luther King murdered? Ron Paul and Kevin Barrett agree: the Deep State did it”:

William Pepper - An Act of State The Execution …:

video Published on Aug 1, 2008:

Talk by William Pepper author of “An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King” and “Orders to Kill: The Truth Behind the Murder of Martin Luther King” given February 27, 2003 in Seattle.

Today, Tue 10 Apr 2018, I harvested these from my podcast logs:

Play: Project Unspeakable on the 60s assassinations

Inspired by James Douglass’ research.

Video - Project Unspeakable performed in Seattle, Nov 22, 2013 (~80min):

Video - Oct 2016 performance (1hr 54m):

Assad rejects Qatari natural gas pipeline in 2009

trying to overthrow a democratically-elected secular regime that refuses to bow to Washington’s demands to provide access to pipeline corridors that will further strengthen US dominance in the region. That’s what’s really going on behind the ISIS distraction and the “Assad is a brutal dictator” distraction and the “war-weary civilians in Aleppo” distraction. Washington doesn’t care about any of those things. What Washington cares about is oil, power and money. How can anyone be confused about that by now? Kennedy (RF Jr) summed it up like this:

We must recognize the Syrian conflict is a war over control of resources indistinguishable from the myriad clandestine and undeclared oil wars we have been fighting in the Mid-East for 65 years. And only when we see this conflict as a proxy war over a pipeline do events become comprehensible.

Robert F Kennedy Jr, 2/2016:

Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and intelligence planners quickly arrived at the consensus that fomenting a Sunni uprising in Syria to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad was a feasible path to achieving the shared objective of completing the Qatar/Turkey gas link. In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria.

Danny Haiphong intro

Very young reporter.

I am a graduate of Skidmore College. I majored in social work. I chose to major in social work because there was little else offered that I could relate to personally and politically. Most courses and majors prepared students ideologically and professionally to manage the affairs of US imperialism. By the time I had to declare a major, I was more interested in plotting and planning how to destroy this system rather then learning how to manage its affairs. It did not take very long in the social work program for me to realize social work’s historical and political function within the US imperialist system.

work by or about Danny Haiphong

Interview of him:

familiarity: First aware of him on Mon 30 Apr 2018.

Jeff J Brown intro

Work by or about Jeff J Brown

Rank Choice Voting and alternatives

ranked-choice voting can also save cities money by doing away with costly primary and runoff elections. Bringing people to the polls two, if not three, times in a given election cycle draws heavily on taxpayer dollars, and few people show up three times. Ranked-choice voting can consolidate the whole process into a single vote, lowering the cost of running elections. –snip Ranked choice could also serve as the basis for “instant runoff” elections, consolidating the primary and runoff process into a single ballot.

Lance deHaven-Smith intro


Work by or about Lance deHaven-Smith

amazon / Lance deHaven-Smith

deHaven-Smith’s term “State Crimes Against Democracy”

familiarity: several years since 2018

SCAD State Crimes Against Democracy

Lance deHaven-Smith

State Crimes Against Democracy - Lance deHaven-Smith |Youtube

Same(?) video with additional text:

Peter Dale Scott intro

David Talbot intro

Work by or about David Talbot

familiarity: several years prior to 2018

Peter Dale Scott intro

Work by or about Peter Dale Scott

familiarity: several years before 2018

Prof Piers Robinson intro


Work by or about Professor Piers Robinson


First noted on Sat 09 Jun 2018.

21stCenturyWire Patrick Henningsen intro

Peter Koenig intro


Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the World Bank and the World Health Organization around the world in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century; TeleSUR; The Vineyard of The Saker Blog; and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed– fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.

by or about Peter Koenig

The Delphi Initiative - Speech by Peter Koenig



Added Mon 11 Jun 2018.

Foxconn Overview

Stop the Foxconn Con, say WI Greens


ongoing updates on Foxconn

anti Foxconn activism

Apr 2018 Comm Brainstorming Foxconn Panel

Shake the Ground! - ground breaking ceromony protest Jun 28 2018

Funneling money to Foxconn takes away resources that should be going to fund our public schools and universities, to repair roads and bridges throughout the state, fixing the state’s segregation and incarceration problems and protecting our WI natural areas. Exemption from state environmental oversight poses the threat of water and air pollution as well as the destruction of wetlands that protect homeowners and businesses from flooding, and acting as potentially the greatest threat to Lake Michigan – part of the world’s largest freshwater reservoir. The rights of landowners and homeowners have been violated, designating their properties as blighted to seize them through eminent domain.

Anti Foxconn hash tags

#stopFoxconn #noFoxconn #FoxconnCon #FoxCONn #CorporateWelfare #greatlakes #CorruptWIGOP #ConJob #wiunion #WrongForWI

search for some Anti Foxconn hash tags

Foxconn labor record


Plans to stop Foxconn

Muni Bonds Intro

Intelligence Agencies

Milwaukee NAACP

(414) 562-1000
2745 N Dr Martin Luther King Dr, Ste 202
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

As of Wed 11 Jul 2018

Repeats every month on the third Saturday until Mon Dec 31 2018 .

NAACP Monthly Meeting
Monthly on 3rd Sat, 11:00am - 1:00pm
2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Milwaukee

Monthly membership meeting of NAACP Milwaukee Branch. The meeting is held in the basement conference room.

Peace Action Wisconsin

1001 East Keefe Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53212-1710



Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility
1015 N 10th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205

monthly mtg

Hash tags and accounts

#Right2Vote #closemsdf #august21 #prisonstrike #NationalPrisonStrike #shutitdown #halfby2030

twitter accts: @CLOSEmsdf @expowisconsin @OLBLightBrigade @wisdom4justice @JustLeadersUSA

2018 Nationwide Prison Strike Aug 21 - Sep 9

Young People’s Resistance Committee (Milwaukee)

Wisconsin Wolf Advocacy

WI Wolf Front

Friends of the WI Wolf
117 Ardmore Drive
Madison, WI 53713

Black Mama’s Bailout day (mothers’ day)

Citizen Action Wisconsin

221 S 2nd St Ste 300
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204

Midwest Activist Groups

Milwaukee NAACP

Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice & Sustainability (WNPJS)



Juliee de la Terre intro

Work by or about Juliee de la Terre

Juliee de la Terre is the director of the Sacred Water Sacred Land Institute based in south western Wisconsin. She has been advocating for the health and wellness of people and planet for three decades by initiating green businesses, engaging in political movements, developing educational and PR programs centered on ecological health and social justice, writing curricula, coordinating eco-consciousness raising events including watershed-wide Earth Day events and a trans-state Enbridge oil pipeline awareness walk in 2016.

Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio w/ Juliee de la Terre & Bill Greendeer - January 10, 2016

Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio w/ Juliee de la Terre - November 5, 2017

Earth Law Center intro

familiarity: Since Jul 2018

Kevin Zeese intro

Kevin Zeese is a public interest attorney who has worked for economic, racial and environmental justice since graduating from George Washington Law School in 1980.

He co-directs which works to build the independent movement for transformational change. Zeese co-hosts, Clearing the FOG radio …

From Oct 2019 IL GP email:

Zeese, a member of the Maryland Green Party, has been in the forefront of numerous struggles for peace and social justice, from the recent People’s Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the Planet outside the United Nations to his organizing of the Embassy Protection Collective in Washington. The Embassy Protection Collective is a group of peace activists who occupied the Venezuelan embassy in Washington with the permission of the sovereign government of Venezuela, after the Trump administration forced all diplomatic staff to leave the U.S. The Embassy Protection Collective successfully thwarted the Trump administration’s efforts to turn the embassy over to supporters of its puppet Juan Guaido, as part of its attempt to execute a coup in Venezuela. …

Zeese is one of four Embassy Protectors now facing highly politicized federal criminal charges for his role in standing up for international law and the rights of nations to self-determination. Contributions to support the protectors’ legal defense will be welcome at his appearances. (See

Work by or about Kevin Zeese

familiarity: First noted here on Thu 09 Aug 2018.

Washington Consensus

IRC intro

Kathy Kelly intro | Kathy Kelly, co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Work by or about Kathy Kelly


Norman G Finkelstein intro

Work by or about Norman Finkelstein

search for his books

search for gaza

familiarity: Since at least 3 years prior to 2018

Chicago Area Anti-War/Peace Groups/Coalitions/Activists

CCAWR Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism was strongly recommended in Sep 2018 by Dale Lehman to me as a group to get involved with for Chicago anti war activism .

The next several pages were made by walking through this list of

They all endorsed the August 25, 2018 – Rally and March “Unite Against War and Police Violence”. I selected this list somewhat arbitrarly as a way to get famaliar with Chicago antiwar groups. I attempted to find and list a few basic links for each org.

CCAWR Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism

About Face: Veterans Against the War (Iraq Veterans Against the War) – IVAW Chicago

by or about ivaw Chicago

American Friends Service Committee (afsc quakers)

Brant Rosen
637 S. Dearborn Suite 3
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-427-2533

email: Brant Rosen

by or about afsc

ANSWER Chicago

ANSWER Coalition USA

4802 N. Broadway #202, Chicago, IL 60640


by or about ANSWER Chicago

Marcia Bernsten
  Volunteer with and appears to be down or defunct
  1213 Maple Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, United States
  (847) 332-1870
  Board Member - Chicago Area Peace Action

Vicky Cervantes

news by or about

Vicki Cervantes is a founding member of the Chicago based solidarity and human rights organization, La Voz de los de Abajo. La Voz de los de Abajo was created in 1998 after Hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras. After the military coup in Honduras in June 2009, La Voz de los de Abajo helped to found the Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN). Vicki is currently the North American coordinator in North America for the HSN. She travels regularly to Honduras and spends time in the campesino and indigenous communities and with the resistance movement.

CAARPR Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

news by or about CAARPR

CAPA Chicago Peace Action; ChiPeaceAction; Evanston, Illinois

43 dissapeared in #ayotzinapa

Vincent Emanuele

by or about Vincent Emanuele

<a href=“”

Vincent Emanuele is a writer, activist and radio host who lives and works in Michigan City, Indiana. A combat veteran, Vincent joined the antiwar movement after being deployed to Iraq with the United States Marine Corps. Since then, Vincent has worked with leftwing political movements around the globe. His writings and interviews have appeared in CounterPunch, Al Jazeera, teleSUR English, ZMagazine, TruthOut and ROAR Magazine. Currently, Vincent hosts a weekly radio program called “Meditations and Molotovs,” which airs every Monday @1:00pm (Chicago Time) on the Progressive Radio Network ( He is a member of Veterans for Peace and the National Writers Union.

RSS feed to podcast

Natasha Erskine

news by or about

Speakers at the rally will include Frank Chapman, who was wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder in 1961 and a leading organizer for the Civilian Police Accountability Council; Natasha Erskine, a U.S. Air Force veteran and community organizer; and Vincent Emanuele, an anti-war veteran and community organizer.

Retired Air Force Master Sergeant and Veterans For Peace member, Natasha Erskine said, “I deployed twice, there are some guys who deployed 10 times. The VA is going to get veterans who are even more heartbroken than me when I got back, and I say this as someone who has 11 existing conditions that did not exist when I joined the airforce.”

Veteran Natasha Erskine on losing her identity in the USAF and finding it in activism:

Natasha Erskine honorably served on active duty U.S. Air Force assigned to eight bases in Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia and Florida and Turkey, Norway, Germany, Kuwait, United Kingdom. Her final assignment was HQ Air Force Special Operations Command in Ft Walton Beach, Florida. She acted as Command CV-22 Osprey Weapon System Support Manager managing joint spares acquisition for 50 multi-mission vertical-lift CV-22 aircraft valued at $4.4B. She advised AFSOC’s commanding general on logistical support and potential process gaps affecting total mission capable (MICAP) rates. Natasha executed a wide-latitude of responsibilities to ensure mission-ready aircraft availability, liaising with Defense Logistics Agency, Naval Supply Command, Joint Program Office, Air Education and Training Command, two Special Operation Wings, two Special Operations Groups and in support of various special ops deployment missions globally. She retired from active duty on February 1, 2016.

Natasha immediately began grassroots organizing; canvassing during political campaigns in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. A leader and organizer with Reclaim Chicago and The People’s Lobby; Natasha is determined to see a Chicago, Illinois and nation that works for all of its citizens.

A proud mother to her daughter Arie; a well-rounded, amazing young lady. An incoming freshman, she’ll attend one of Chicago’s Selective Enrollment High Schools. A swim, track & field and music enthusiast; Arie is excited to be on the respective school team.

Steven David Flowers, CAARPR

Not much found.

work by or about

Fox Valley Citizens For Peace And Justice

Chicago FRSO Freedom Road Socialist Organization


by or about Chicago FRSO

Frank Chapman of FRSO set the stage with an assessment of the current crisis of capitalism…

Green Party of Chicago
  Political Boundaries: City of Chicago
  Meetings: 3rd Monday of the month, 7pm, rotating location (email contact person for upcoming locations)
  Contact: GPC Chair Michael Harrington,

GPAX Green Party peace action committee

Kathy Kelly

Joleen Kirschenman

Technology consultant, organize to end wars, provide alternative media, build community gardens and promote social, economic and environmental justice.

by or about

Joleen Kirschenman of the Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism said a number of the demonstrators also were celebrating the ruling Friday of a federal judge, who found that police wrongly arrested the protesters in 2003. U.S. District Judge Richard Posner wrote in his ruling that police acted that day “without justification.”

La Voz de los de Abajo

news by or about

long time Chicago Peace Activist/Podcaster Dale R? Lehman

Found Lehman by his podcasts at

Dale Lehman/WZRD’s Programs

He shares one of his email addresses on Dale Lehman

His contact info here

In 2018, appears to live in Evanston IL, and be affiliated with neighbors4peace.

273 podcasts here:

Look at

Search for at “Dale Lehman”

Both Williams and Evanston Neighbors for Peace member Dale Lehman connected her experience to that of Steven Salaita, whose scrapped appointment at the University of Illinois under the pretext of civility and instructional fitness based on social media postings during the 2014 Gaza War saw him hounded by Zionists but also sparked a nationwide concerns about academic freedom in an age characterized by corporatized educational structures with outsize donor influence.

Neighbors for Peace - Evanston

bad link:

Northside Action For Justice

| | | Call (773) 728-2588 | 1020 W Bryn Mawr #208 | (Edgewater Presbyterian Church Bldg.) | Chicago, IL, 60660

by or about

NWSUBPEP Northwest Suburban Peace & Education Project

North/Northwest Suburban (Chicago) Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

Open University of the Left

by or about

Chicago PSL Party for Socialism and Liberation

PSL Party for Socialism and Liberation

460 W. Lawrence
Chicago, Illinois
Call (773) 885-3991

by or about

There does not appear to be an org with this name specific to Chicago as of Sat 29 Sep 2018.

by or about

Anne Scheetz, a Chicago-area doctor for Single Payer; Husband Jim Rhodes

by or about

Jim Rodes

Cindy Sheehan; Cindy Lee Miller Sheehan

by or about


Peace Mom: A Mother’s Journey through Heartache to Activism

familiarity: 10+ years

Chicago SlutWalk

by or about

Southern Illinois Peace Coalition

Contact Info
Lori Senteney
Georgeann Hartzog

by or about

David Swanson intro

has long lived and worked in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Contact email: david at davidswanson dot org

by or about


familiarity: 5+ years

Andy Thayer

co-founder of Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism

Work by or about Andy Thayer

NAARPR National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

news by or about

United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)

by or about

VVAW Vietnam Veterans Against the War

by or about

Voices for Creative Nonviolence in Chicago

1249 W Argyle St
Chicago, Illinois
Call (773) 878-3815

by or about

WRL War Resisters League

by or about

IL GP Rich Whitney

by or about Rich Whitney

Rich Whitney is an attorney, disk jockey, environmental and peace activist, co-chair of the Illinois Green Party and Green Party candidate for County Board in Jackson County, Illinois. He is active with the Green Party Peace Action Committee, United National Antiwar Coalition and Chicago Committee Against War and Racism, among other organizations.

Workers World Party Chicago

WWP Workers World Party
    Call (312) 620-2305

    1105 N. Ashland Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60622

by or about

World Beyond War Chicago

World Beyond War’s Chicago Chapter is led by World Beyond War’s Organizer Mary Dean.


Mary Dean is Organizer at World Beyond War. She worked previously for various social justice and antiwar organizations, including leading delegations to Afghanistan, Guatemala, and Cuba. Mary also traveled on human rights delegations to several other war zones, and has done volunteer accompaniment in Honduras. In addition she worked as a paralegal for prisoner rights, including initiating a bill in Illinois to limit solitary confinement. In the past, Mary spent six months in federal prison for nonviolently protesting the U.S. Army School of the Americas

Contact Mary Dean 872-223-4463.

by or about

Mary Dean

Chicago Veterans for Peace

CAWC Chicago Anti-War Coalition