Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cuban v. USAian Education: LOL (SOAPBOX PODCAST 9/14/14)


Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox
September 14, 2014

Cuban v. USAian Education: LOL

GUEST: CATHERINE MURPHY
TOPIC: Literacy in the Americas


Catherine Murphy is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who has spent much of the last 10 years working in Latin America. She is founder & director of The Literacy Project, a multi-media documentary project on adult literacy in the Americas.

As an independent producer, Murphy's work has largely focused on social documentaries. She has field produced films like Saul Landau's Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?, Eugene Corr's From Ghost Town to Havana, served on the production crew of Gay Cuba; and subtitled Stealing America by Dorothy Fadiman, Jaime Kibben's The Greening of Cuba, and Out and Refusenicks by Sonja de Vries. She also served an archival researcher for Susanne Rostock's recent biography of Harry Belafonte, Sing Your Song.

Murphy served as senior staff producer at the TeleSur TV Washington bureau in 2006 and has produced content for PBS, TeleSur, Avila TV, Pacifica Radio National, WBAI and KPFA.
While in Caracas in 2009, she founded Tres Musas Producciones, a collaborative production house of independent women producers working in film, music and literature.

Four short stories based on her interviews were published in Eduardo Galeano's most recent book, Espejos.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Deep State Factionalized: Review of Sibel Edmonds' book: The Lone Gladio by Cindy Sheehan

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The Deep State Factionalized
Review of The Lone Gladio by Sibel Edmonds
Cindy Sheehan

https://www.createspace.com/4787776


Since I have become an activist after my son’s death in Iraq in 2004, I have gotten out of the practice of reading fiction. The exceptions are through my iPod when I am exercising, or when I am on airplanes. And, if I do read fiction, it’s not usually international spy thriller type books.  I find those types of books too real for me now since I have been the subject of surveillance. And, since my son was killed by this “deep state,” I don’t like the traditional way of portraying the protagonists in these books as “heroes,” when I suspect in reality most of them are either boring functionaries or stone-cold killer/torturers.

However, having said all that when Sibel Edmonds, (“The Most Gagged Woman in America”) asked me if she could send me a review copy of her fictional (high stress on the "fictional") book The Lone Gladio, I readily agreed because how could I refuse someone who I hold in such high regard for her courage, intelligence, and compassion?

After the book arrived, it took me a few days to sit down and crack open The Lone Gladio, but when I finally did I had trouble putting it down.

Of course, I know Sibel’s story and I know her work with The Boiling Frogs Post and after I read The Lone Gladio, I looked more into the very real program called “Gladio B.” Gladio B is the codename for an operation that began in 1997 for ongoing relations between US intelligence, the Pentagon, and Al Qaeda. The name refers to the original Operation Gladio, in which US intelligence had relations with anti-communist groups in Europe. (From the Wikipedia page of Sibel Edmonds).

Operation Gladio is fundamental in this book because the anti-hero, Greg McPhearson is a semi-retired Gladio agent who gets drawn back into the murderous world of international intrigue and his path eventually coincides with the protagonist of the book Sibel, oops, I mean FBI analyst Elsie Simon, who is actually a hero who wants to expose the fact that many of the so-called “terrorists” are actually agents of the CIA trained by US operatives and many had meetings with high level US operatives long before 9/11/2001.

Sibel does a great job of portraying what I suspect is the reality of the slimy underbelly of the “deep state’ without turning the bad guys into noble actors or falling into the trap that the USA actually has any good intentions and sometimes, regrettably (yeah, right) has to do evil to meet those ends.

I highly recommend this book and the only mild criticism I had was that I was lost for the first several chapters but Sibel ties all those loose threads up and weaves them into a very compelling tale of intrigue and as a reader it’s fun in fiction to have those “aha” moments.

The Lone Gladio was released on September 11, 2014 and it’s factional recounting of the suppression of the events that led to such a disaster and horrendous aftermath is so important because after 13 years, many, many people are still dying and being tortured for the lies and cover-ups of that day.

In fact, the current US “peace” president and propaganda mill of the war machine are lying us right into more and more wars and we need more courageous whistle-blowers who refuse to be “gagged” to step forward and get these stories out any way that they can and Sibel is a gifted storyteller.

Get this book!

ORDERING INFO:

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Gladio-Ms-Sibel-Edmonds/dp/0692213295/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410413558&sr=1-1&keywords=the+lone+gladio

Sibel Edmonds' e-Store:

https://www.createspace.com/4787776

Nook:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lone-gladio-sibel-edmonds/1120323939?ean=2940150682863






Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Last Word on the (Kennedy) Assassination (SOAPBOX PODCAST 9/7/14)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox Podcast
September 7, 2014



John Barbour

Today, Cindy chats with raconteur John Barbour.
Among other things, John hosted a talk show in L.A. for years and created the hit show Real People.

He also has long been a radical political thinker and comedian who admired Jack Paar and whose mentor was Redd Fox (we're dating ourselves, but young people: please listen!).

John became interested in the Kennedy assassination after he read a book by attorney Jim Garrison and then John interviewed him for 3 1/2 hours in what came to be, The Garrison Tapes.

Please listen to this fascinating interview and go to John Barbour's website for info on how to order his film: The Last Word on the Assassination



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Special Labor Day Podcast with Ray Light from Revolutionary Organization of Labor, USA (September 1, 2014)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox
September 1, 2014

"Workers of the world unite, the only thing
you have to lose is your chains!"
Karl Marx



On Labor Day (May Day, USA style),
Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox
Presents an exclusive interview with 
Ray Light: General Secretary of
The Revolutionary Organization of Labor, USA
Ray and Cindy chat about the organization, it's goals, the essential link between the working-class and oppressed peoples of the world AND do a little myth busting about the Soviet Union and Stalin.

ISIS Crisis: Brought to You by Israel/US (SOAPBOX PODCAST, August 31, 2014)


CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX
AUGUST 31, 2014






GUEST: BRANDON TURBEVILLE

 www.BrandonTurbeville.com


SUBJECT: ISIS in Syria and Iraq AND
Why doesn't Israel ever get attacked by
ISIS and al Qaeda 



Thursday, August 28, 2014

We Were Lied To About 9/11 - Episode 2 - Mickey Huff



MICKEY HUFF is director of Project Censored and serves on the board of the Media Freedom Foundation. To date, he has edited or coedited six volumes of Censored and contributed numerous chapters to these works dating back to 2008. Additionally, he has coauthored several chapters on media and propaganda for other scholarly publications, most recently Flashpoint in Ukraine from Clarity Press (2014). 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 Dr. Peter Phillips of The Project Censored Show, the weekly syndicated public affairs program that originates from KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkeley CA. For the past several years, Huff has worked on the national planning committee of Banned Books Week, working with the American Library Association and the National Coalition Against Censorship, of which Project Censored is a member. He is also a longtime musician and composer. He lives with his family in Northern California. He's also the associate editor of the forthcoming SAGE publication Encyclopedia of Censorship in 2017.

I apologize for the quality of the audio. One of our phones caused static. I did my best to fix it.

The song is "Killing In The Name Of" by Rage Against The Machine.

http://www.projectcensored.org
http://www.projectcensoredthemovie.com
http://www.cindysheehanssoapbox.com

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Soapbox People's Network presents... (Soapbox Podcast 8/24/14)



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On this week's Soapbox Podcast,
Cindy Sheehan
chats with two of our newest podcast
hosts:

Anthony Freda of
Freda Rants



and

Jon Gold of
We Were Lied to About 9/11

http://www.cindysheehanssoapbox.com/we-were-lied-to-about-911-hosted-by-jon-gold.html
CLICK TO HEAR JON'S FIRST SHOW

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

We Were Lied To About 9/11 - Episode 1 - Jenna Orkin



Jenna Orkin is the author of "The Moron's Guide To Global Collapse." After 9/11, she was among the first to question the EPA's announcement that the air was safe to breathe. She went on to co-found the World Trade Center Environmental Organization as well as other lower Manhattan activist organizations that revealed and testified to the EPA's lies. Later, she wrote for fromthewilderness.com, the website founded by 9/11 investigative journalist Mike Ruppert who sadly killed himself in April of this year.

The name of the song is "Killing In The Name Of" by Rage Against The Machine.

www.fromthewilderness.com
wtceo.org
www.fealgoodfoundation.com
www.cindysheehanssoapbox.com