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Clear Cutting the Forests of Massachusetts
The Planning Moves Ahead!

Google Scraper -wipe that Big Brother "smear"
from your shoulder when using Google

National Weather Service Report for Albany Area .
Radar Loop Note* -routine radiation releases from the Vernon VT nuclear power plant (near Brattleboro VT) are not included in local weather forecasts
. Entergy Corp. .


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Mad in America 29June05 The Freedom Center
From Labeling to Empowerment in Mental Health Care

Tim Wise 20June05

Michael Ratner 19June05

Medea Benjamin 05June05

Northampton Committee to Stop the War 03June05

Coercive Psychiatry 22April05

Yanar Mohammed
Iraqi women's rights under attack

Michael Parenti
08April05 Democracy vs. the "Bush agenda"

Vandana Shiva 10April05 India Divided

Elaine Hagopian Condensed Middle East History

The Forum
New wMA. Jails
& MA Death Penalty?

Rachel Meeropol
Secret Imprisonment & Detainees

Michael Klare
The Permanent Energy Crisis

Sut Jhally
PR industry & perception management techniques

Peter Kornbluh 2/15/05 HiFi
The Case Against Henry Kissinger in Chile

Francis Bok 2Febray05
Escape from Slavery

John Perkins 11January05
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Howard Friel 22November05
co-author The Record of the Paper

Seymour Hersh 18November04

Robert J Lifton

Noam Bahat Israeli Refusenik

Michael Klare Blood & Oil

Iraq From the Inside Vets Speak

Jimmy Massey
HiFi 9.9 meg
LoFi 4.38 meg
Former USMC Recruiter
& veteran against Iraq war

Lester Brown A Planet Under Stress

Declining Oil Supply Facing Our Future


Douglas Valentine
History War on Drugs

Dr. David Korten
Renewing the American Experiment

Amanda Romero
AFSC Colombia

William Rivers Pitt
Truth Out

Sut Jhally
Hijacking Catastrophe
9/11, fear & The Selling of American Empire

Harvey Wasserman

Tariq Ali

Bush in Babylon

Zia Mian-Nancy S. Mendez

Undoing Empire: 500 Years is Enough

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar

American Empire: Globalization, War and Religion 9/22/03

Greg Palast

The Best Democracy Money can Buy

Vandana Shiva

Corpoarate Biopiracy

Christopher Pyle
The Patriot Acts

Poets Against the War
: Sam Hamil et al.

Phyllis Bennis
Iraq, the UN,
and Empire

Percy Schmeiser


Mike Clark : Who Killed ML King? - Govt.
2/11/3 Recording remastered 05/31/07

Dr. Helen Caldicott
"The New Nuclear Danger"

Vandana Shiva

Democracy:The World Beyond Globalization

Sut Jhally
Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land: News Bias in the Israeli\Palestinian Conflict

Father Roy Bourgeois
Link restored SOA Watch: Guns, Greed and Globalization

Jill Stein M
D Human Health
and the Environment

Alfred McCoy
Drugs & Covert Warfare in the Conduct of US Foreign Policy: From Indochina to Afghanistan

John Stauber The Public Relations Industry
-Comercial Uses of Perception Management


Recent Additions

Danial Rasmussen
America’s Largest Slave Revolt
27.0 meg . 59:11

(An author to keep an eye on) In January 1811, a group of around 500 enslaved men, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the slave plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. They decided that they would die before they would work another day of back—breaking labor in the hot Louisiana sun...


Robert Meeropol
"WikiLeaks & the Espionage Act of 1917

Talk 1:01:09 37.3 Meg
Made on Saturday 1/29 Amherst Celebration of Thomas Paine.

Robert Meeropol on Wikileaks. with
music selections by Sarah McKee and Tom Neilson
This annual event on the anniversary of Paine’s birth in 1737, is organized by the local branch of Thomas Paine Friends, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes recognition of the great author-patriot-humanitarian, whose enduring 1776 pamphlet, Common Sense, called for independence and democratic government.


Meredith Aby . Bruce Miller
FBI Raids
From Minnesota Independent ....Peace activists targeted by FBI call the Minneapolis home raids harassment....
( Check out Ann Jones -a few speakers below to see why having encouraged Fundamentalist Islam was a bad idea. Very Bad. -e- )

Part1 58:35 26.8meg
29:33 13.5meg


Don't Spy on Me! Secrecy & Surveillance
The Department of Homeland Security in Massachusetts

Part 1 . 57:47 26.4 meg
Part2 . 17:43 8.1 meg

The government collects data and spies on activist in their communities across the country. Who are their targets in Massachusetts? What government agencies--locally, statewide, and nationally--are running surveillance and data collection programs here?

Bill Newman, Moderator: Director of the ACLU Western Massachusetts Legal Office

Chris Calabrese, Privacy and Technology Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative
Office: leading national advocacy efforts related to privacy and the responsible use of technology, developing proactive strategies on pending federal legislation and executive branch actions concerning data collection, surveillance, and identification systems.

Laura Rótolo, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Massachusetts: Laura leads efforts to obtain information through public-records laws on local, state, and federal domestic-surveillance programs in Massachusetts, with a focus on Department of Homeland Security and FBI programs that collect data on ordinary citizens.

Whitney A. Taylor, Field Director, ACLU of Massachusetts
As part of the ACLU advocacy team, Whitney helps develop statewide and local projects in the media, within active community groups, and in the legislature.

Barry Moser, distinguished artist and Printer-to-the-college at -Smith- College
Figure Image Composition

BarryMoser16Dec10.mp3 15Dec10

Martín Espada & Roberto Márquez

Martín Espada The Lover of a Subversive is Also Subversive

(From Event promo) Martín Espada defends what Walt Whitman called, “the rights of them the others are down upon.” He invokes the spirit of poet-advocates such as Whitman and Edgar Lee Masters to explore his own history as a poet and tenant lawyer in Boston’s Latino community.
He celebrates the poets of Puerto Rico, imprisoned for espousing the cause of independence, and the poets of the Bronx, writing bilingual poems in the voices of the dead.
Martín Espada has published seventeen books as a poet, editor, and translator. He has received numerous fellowships and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award. Espada is a Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Roberto MárquezIn this collection of essays written over many years, Roberto Márquez offers a more encompassing vision, one that respects the individual traditions of particular locales, languages, and cultures but also sees the larger themes that bind the area's literary heritage and history. Márquez is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Mount Holyoke College.


SoniaSanchez @ Food For Thought Books Fundraiser 20Nov10
Main 59:37 27.2 meg

Sonia Sanchez - A Reading & Fundraiser "Sonia Sanchez is a renowned writer, poet, playwright and activist who has been an influential force in African American literary and political culture for over three decades. She was also in the forefront of the Black studies movement and taught the first course in the country on Black Women

...(The Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies hosted a major gathering of scholars and activists, writers and artists, youth and elders, both to mark their 40th year on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, as well as to support the exchange of knowledge about the dynamic period in which academic Black Studies units like ours were established. Our conference will be held on the campus from November 18-20th)"


Kathy Kelly 14Nov10
Just Back from Afghanistan
Acclaimed peacemaker and author -comes to Northampton to share her experiences.
At Helen Hills ch Smith College

Main 50:48 23.2 meg . QA 34:21 15.7 meg . Smith Intro 3.
3 meg

Kathy of Voices for Creative Nonviolence presented a talk on Smith Campus
Sponsored By:
Spirituality in Action, Alliance for Peace and Justice, Global Action Against Poverty Everywhere, and American Friends Service Committee


Ann Jones at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley
War Is Not Over When It's Over: the US war in Afghanistan, The War in
Congo etc.

Part 1 26.9 meg 58:53
Part 2 9.57 meg 20:57

Ann Jones discusses the US war in Afghanistan -our and their- cultural misogyny.
Media Corruption etc. See her web site at

A talk well worth consideration.


25th Anniversary of the New England Peace Pagoda 2Oct10 Leverett, MA
PagotaOne 53:37 24.5 meg
PagotaTwo 48:08 22.0 meg

Comments by event attendees ( I Missed Jim Douglass) but Look below for JFK and the Unspeakable 2009 talk.

Dharma talk by Venerable Shanti Shugei, Elder Monk from Japan> Dance non-violent activist,and Congratulatory messages for the 25th Anniversary Closing Social Dance led by the Wampanoag Singers and Dancer

Afganistan, Pakistan and Iraq: The Strategy Behind U.S. Intervention
Charlotte Dennett 23Sept

Main 58:28 26.7 meg . Q&A 31:06 14.6 meg

Vermont Lawyer, Investigative Journalist, and Author, specializing in the roles of Big Oil, Pipelines (and Heroin) in US /corporate policy in the Middle East.

In her recent book, “The People v. Bush: One lawyer’s campaign to bring the President to justice and the national grassroots movement she encounters along the way”, Charlotte Dennett reports on the story of her campaign for Attorney General of Vermont in 2008, backed by legendary former LA prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi. She states that she ran for AG of Vermont due to her “disgust with the “culture of lawlessness" during eight years of the Bush administration and “the resulting lack of accountability that trickled down to our separate states and infected (Vermont’s) state government as well.”

Original broadcast June 2009
DEAD SILENCE: Fear and Terror on the Anthrax Trail
Bob Coen and Eric Nadler

Main 59:08 33.8 Meg . Question and Answers 19:46 11.3 Meg

From event Promo: "This is the untold story of the 2001 anthrax attacks and the investigation into the secret world of today’s germ-war arms race."
-Award winning filmmakers and journalists Bob Coen and Eric Nadler took a seven-year global journey into the trail of anthrax, a trail littered with dead scientists, billions in cash, and the most destructive biological arsenals known.

Recorded at Odyssey Books

William Powers 12Aug10
Hamlet’s BlackBerry
Recording 58:59 27 meg

William Powers discusses his book "Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age"

“Always connected. Anytime. Anyplace. We know it’s a blessing, but we’re starting to notice that it’s also a curse.

Recorded at Odyssey Books

Alfred W. McCoy 10April06
A Question Of Torture . Active Ingredients archival recording

57:24 26.2 Meg

from event flyer:
the CIA's secret, fifty-year effort to develop new forms of torture, historian Alfred McCoy uncovers the roots of recent scandals at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Far from aberrations, as the White House has claimed, "A Question of Torture shows abuses are the product of a long-standing covert program of interrogation."

Recorded at the University of Massachusetts Boston

nathan Green on Tibet 15July10

Recording 33 Meg 54:44
In his talk about “Murder in the High Himalayas.” Author Jonathan Green discusses the book that reviewers have said "
exposes the Chinese government's atrocities against Tibetan refugees."
He states that Tibet occupies an area equal in size to that of western Europe And that Tibet covers 1/4 of China's landmass -at an average altitude of 14 thousand feet. It possesses vast mineral and material resources.

Recorded at Odyssey Books

Joanna Lillian Brown 10July10
Hospice Care for Dying Loved Ones

Recording 47:28 21.7 meg.
Additional 7/28/10 9:56 4.5 meg.

"Additional" link fixed Nov. 16 2010
Joanna Lillian Brown presents from her newly published book, Caring for Dying Loved Ones: A Helpful Guide for Families and Friends.
Caring for Dying Loved Ones: A Helpful Guide for Families and Friends is a useful guide book for persons already caring for chronically ill or dying relatives or friends as well as those who wish to prepare for care giving responsibilities in the future.

Recorded at Food for Thought Books Amherst, Massachusetts

Col. Ann Wright
The Gaza Flotilla and Ending the Siege of Gaza

ActiveIngredients_AnnWright20June10.mp3 58:51 26.9 meg
AnnWrightPart2_20June10.mp3 8.21 meg 17:57

Col. Wright was recently freed after being detained by the Israeli Defense Force on one of the ships of the "Gaza Freedom Flotilla" -attempting to carry food and building supplies through the sea blockade to the Gaza strip.
Only 12 hours before Israeli forces boarded it on May 31 2010 and killed 9 people, including a Turkish American, Col. Wright was aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara. From her position on the flotilla ship Challenger 1 she observed Israeli soldiers rappelling down from helicopters onto the deck of the Marmara. She was taken to Israel where she was detained and then deported from Israel on Wednesday night, June 2. *(voice over needs clean up)

Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Coalition and Westerm Mass Code Pink

Gwynne Dyer
Climate Wars The Geopolitics of Climate Change

Part1 ~57:00
Part2 ~15:00

Dyer notes global warming destabilizing the planet.
Not humble but worth considering

Recorded at Odyssey Books

Thom Hartmann 28May10
(More on) Corporate Personhood

Recording 31.7 meg

-Without the endless hype ;-)!

Recorded in Northampton

See Also
Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy John BonifazJeffrey Clements
Dr. David Korten Renewing the American Experiment

Alix Dobkin 20May10

59:16 27.1 meg
My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement

From growing up in a Communist family, to coming of age under the eye of the FBI, to fame as the first artist to record an openly lesbian record album in 1973. Alix Dobkin gives listeners first-hand glimpses of daily life as a young person living under government surveillance, of the burgeoning folk music scene of Greenwich Village with Bob Dylan, John Sebastian, Buffy Ste. Marie, and Flip Wilson, and of her musical and personal development as a singer-songwriter and lesbian-feminist

Recorded at Odyssey Books

Jo Comerford April 23rd 2010
Director - National Priorities Project

The Cost of War

Part1 59:14 27.1 meg
Part2 24:10 11.0 meg

Jo Comerford, Executive Director, of the National Priorities Project

Greenfield Community College on April 23rd of 2010

Media Spin In Wartime
Michael Klare, Sut Jhally and Bruce Gagnon,

Recording 58:56 26.9

Organized by ALLIANCE FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE, a coalition of people and organizations from Northampton and nearby who came together in response to President Obama's escalation of the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It works to heighten awareness of US military action and its cost.

C.S. Manegold

Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North

Presentation 59:49 . 27.3 meg

From Event announcement:

Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North, explores the early history of black slavery in North America, revealing the interlaced stories of three families of slave-owners who lived on a New England farm first settled by John Winthrop.
This riveting history unfolds over 150 years as these families lived with slaves and profited from the slave trade in the North, the West Indies, and the American South. Isaac Royall, Jr., heir to a huge fortune made through slavery and the slave trade in Antigua, granted Harvard College funds to create a professorship of law. From that seed grew Harvard Law School

Book web site:

Recorded at Odyssey Bookshop event at Mount Holyoke College South Hadley Ma

Tom Jurivich

At the Altar of the Bottom Line: The Degradation of Work in the 21st Century

Part1 56:40 32.4 meg
Part2 16:35 16 meg

An intimate and disturbing portrait of the contemporary American workplace
In his new book, Tom Juravich takes us behind the statistics of the economic collapse and into the work and lives of Verizon call center representatives; immigrant workers in fish processing; operating room nurses; and laid off industrial workers -- American workers who are being sacrificed At the Altar of the Bottom Line

Recorded for
Book Tour at Odyssey Bookshop.


Noam Chomsky & Amy Goodman
6March10 Talk Promoted as: A Critical Perspective of Obama's Foreign Policy.

Part1 58:12 26.6 meg
Part2 33:59 15.5 meg

Recorded at Harvard University, Cambridge Ma

Howard Zinn
57:35 26.3 meg . Part2 39:01 17.8 meg
Howard Zinn at the University of Massachusetts fall 2001
Thoughts on social justice as the United States was taking a war footing.
This is an Active Ingredients Archival recording*.

Michael T Klare
Depleted World Resources

Part1 59:31 27.2 meg
Part2 26:31 12.2 meg

Dr. Michael T Klare
discusses how 21st century world conflict will be driven by competition for dwindling natural resources.

Dr. Klare is a Five Colleges professor of Peace and World Security Studies, whose department is located at Hampshire College, defense correspondent of The Nation magazine, and author of Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency (Metropolitan).

Recorded at Greenfield Community College.

Voices Of Working People's History
May Day - International Labor Day

Recording 1:49:25 Stereo 100 meg
Dramatic readings, fromthe book A People's History Of The United States by Howard Zinn. A book of the experriences of North Americans. during people who make history happen but are usually left out of the history books. -A Fundraiser for Western Mass. Jobs with Justice
Including music by Jay Mankita, Tom Neilson et al.

Recorded at Unitarian Universalist Society of Northampton & Florence

Privacy in a world of Radio Frequency Identification (R.F.I.D.)

Reverend Billy 19Dec09
and the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir

Recording Hi-Light -(lifted off camera audio) 39:56 36.5 Meg

About Us :
Statement of Belief Reverend Billy and the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir believe that Consumerism is overwhelming our lives. The corporations want us to have experiences only through their products.....

The Church of Life After Shopping is a project of The Immediate Life,.
The New York based arts organization using theater, humor, and grassroots organizing to advance individuals and communities towards a more equitable future - starting today. They state: "We partner with citizens, grassroots organizations and progressive visionaries to produce dynamic, informed public campaigns that enact our core values - participatory democracy, ecological sustainability, and the preservation of vibrant communities and local economies.

Recorded at the All Souls Church in Greenfield Ma

National Priorities Project
25 October 09
Fall Fund Raising Event

Recording 50:47 23.2meg

The National Priorities Project analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent.

-In a nation that is held hostage to it's own military spending infrastructure:
- It is critically important work!-( A.I.)

Sut Jhally 18Nov09
Advertising and the Perfect Storm
Global Warming, Peak Oil and Consumer Debt

Mission: The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.

Recording 57:22 26.2 meg . Encoded at 64kbps mono
Sut Jhally is

Recorded at Greenfield Community College


Two Lives from Guantanamo Yes- In My Back Yard.

Recording Part1 56:29 25.8 meg
Recording Part2 34:32 15.8 meg

Who are the men imprisoned at Guantánamo?

Two actors portrayed detainees Ahmed Belbacha and Ravil Mingazov, using statements the men have made and other information about their lives.

Pioneer Valley No More Guantánamos use two prisoners stories to counteract public fears that have sprung up since President Obama announced his plan to close Guantánamo (after nearly eight years of hearing about the worst of the worst).

Following the portrayals, Zachary Katznelson, Legal Director for Guantánamo Bay and Secret Prisons at Reprieve in London,
He has represented Belbacha and some 40 other detainees who have been held at the prison, including Binyam Mohamed, who returned to the UK earlier this year.

Recorded at Edwards Church in Northampton

Tariq Ali
Twelfth Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture

ActiveIngredients.TariqAli17Nov09.mp3 1:14:31 34.1 meg

Obama’s Afghan-Pak Syndrome

British-Pakistani writer, journalist, and filmmaker Tariq Ali delivered the Twelfth Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture at Hampshire College on November 17.

Ali is the author of more than 20 books, including history, politics, and fiction. His most recent books are Protocols of the Elders of Sodom (2009) and The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power (2008).

He is a regular contributor to The Guardian, New Left Review, and the London Review of Books. He has written scripts for both stage and screen and produced films and documentaries.

Ali has titled his lecture “Obama’s Afghan-Pak Syndrome.” With spillage from the war in Afghanistan destabilizing neighboring Pakistan, Ali argues that an immediate exit strategy is vital both for the region and for the United States.

The annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture honors the teaching, scholarship, and activism of the late Eqbal Ahmad, who was a longtime Hampshire College professor. Professor Ahmad’s faculty colleagues, former students, family, and friends from around the globe have joined together to make this lecture series a continuing celebration of his life and work.

Christopher H. Pyle

Recording .
52:02 23.8 meg

His latest book is titled Getting Away With Torture
Secret Government, War Crimes and the Rule Of Law

From posting:

The moral standing of the United States will not be restored, Pyle argues, until a concerted effort is made to bring our secret government under the rule of law. That American forces should torture prisoners in their °war on terror" is disturbing, but more shocking still is that the highest officials of the Bush-Cheney administration planned, authorized, encouraged, and concealed these war crimes. When the Supreme Court ruled that the officials were bound by the Geneva Convention, a Republican Congress responded by granting amnesty to all responsible, from interrogators to the president, while conservative judges erected a wall of secrecy to protect them even from civil liability.

Recorded at Odyssey Books

Norman Solomon 26Nov09
Health Care or War? -
Author and Media Critic

48:18 22.1 meg

Norman Solomon is the author of 12 books and of a nationally syndicated weekly column on media and politics, “Media Beat.” He is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts. Solomon is also national co-chair of Healthcare Not Warfare. His books include Made Love, GotWar: Close Encounters with America’s Warfare State. The National Priorities Projec

Recorded ay Mount Holyoke College


Africa, Natural Resources, Propaganda & Covert Operations
Journalists Keith Snow of Conscious Being Alliance And Jana Ridvanova.
Kieth Snow was given his 3rd Project Censored award for his reporting on Genocide In Congo
ActiveIngredientsKeithSnowJanaRidvanovaPart01.mp3 22.8 49:58

42:13 19.3 meg

the Valley Post – a new media outlet for the Connecticut River Valley. The Valley Post hosts discussion with Sut Jhally and Alexandra Russell

The moderator Eesha Williams. is editor of the Valley Post and author of Grassroots Journalism. Jhally is professor of Communication at UMass Amherst, and founder and director of the Media Education Foundation.
Alexandra Russell is outreach director at the national media reform group Free Press in Northampton. She was director of Mass. Voters for Fair Elections
.Info: Eesha Williams, 802-254-2531,

Kathy Kelly Sunday October 4th at Smith College

Main 58:13 26.6 meg
QA 19:09 Min 8.77

Kathy Kelly, the founder of Voices in the Wilderness which is now Voices for Creative Non Violent Change

Kathy Kelly has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She has been in Iraq 46 times and recently was in Afghanistan as well as the refugee camps in Pakistan. She brings stories directly from the people in these war torn nations.


Steve Early
Embedded with Organized Labor

From promo. "describes how union members have organized successfully, on the job and in the community, in the face of employer opposition now and in the past. The author has produced a provocative series of essays—an unusual exercise in “participatory labor journalism” useful to any reader concerned about social and economic justice. As workers struggle to survive and the labor movement tries to revive during the current economic crisis, this book provides ideas and inspiration for union activists and friends of labor alike."

Steve Early is a long time Labor Organizer

Main 59:18 27.1 meg
QA 25:23 11.6 meg

Recorded at Odyssey Books

Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy

ActiveIngredientsCorpPersonhood09Sept09.mp3 Recording:1:19:13 36.2 meg

Jeffrey Clements , the attorney who filed an Amicus brief representing five citizens groups arguing against expanding corporate First Amendment Rights, and a local attorney (John Bonifaz) -The Massachusetts attorney who filed a brief in the case opposing corporate personhood with national expertise on the the case -participated in a public forum on the key issues.
-John Bonifaz, legal director of Voter Action and former candidate for MA Secretary of State. Rough Edit.

Recorded at The Foundation For Media Education in Northampton, Ma


Paul Gunter 09Aug09
Recording 52:08 23.8meg

Nuclear Reactors, Security, Climate Change
Paul Gunter specializes in reactor hazards and security of operating reactors; prevention of new reactor construction; regulatory oversight; climate change; the nuclear power-nuclear weapons connection; organizing and movement-building; radiation impacts on health; and wildlife impacts.

Recorded in Northampton

Joseph Gerson
Obama, Nukes and The Nonproliferation Treaty
temp. edit Main ~59 Minutes
Q&A ~30 Minutes

Joseph Gerson, the Director of Programs and Director of the Peace and Economic Security Program at the America Friends Service Committee of New England

recorded in Amherst 31Aug09

Dramatic Reading

Recording 59:48 27.3 meg

MELTDOWN asks "What if it happened here?"
The words in the play are those of Chernobyl survivors.
The readers are western Massachusetts residents.

Voices From Chernobyl doesn't pose an abstract question but a dramatic one of interest to us in Western Massachusetts (we are living just downstream of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant).

"Meltdown" poses a direct warning to us from the inhabitants of Chernobyl
People to whom the unthinkable did happen.

Recorded at Edwards Church in Northampton, Ma.

from Alex Constantine's Blacklist...
U.S. Rep. Holt Heads Campaign to Probe CIA Practices Posted by Bob Braun/NJ Star-Ledger Columnist July 15, 2009 Saturday, July

Keith McCormick
The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis

Recording 1:06:06 . 30.2 meg

Current publications by Dr. McCormick include Osteoporosis: Integrating Biomarkers and Other Diagnostic Correlates into the Management of Bone Fragility published in Alternative Medicine Review, June 2007, and The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, released by New Harbinger Publications in May 2009.

Recorded at
Odyssey Books ..-Shop at your LOCAL Independent Bookstores! A.I.

Metal Fatigue: American Bosch and the Demise of Metalworking in the Connecticut River Valley.
- fairly minimal editing but facts salient to local manufacturing history in this area
Robert Forrant Recording 1:30:12 . 41.2 meg

Recorded at Odyssey Books


James W Douglass 20June09
JFK And The Unspeakable

Recording 56:22 . 25.6 meg . ( Intense! A.I.)
QA . 33:16 15.2 meg
JFk clip and Pat Murray intro 27:17 12.4 meg
-President John F Kennedy June 10 1963 at American University
on The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

James W. Douglass traces the transformation of President Kennedy from a conventional Cold War warrior to someone determined to pull back from the edge of nuclear holocaust.

James W Douglas has taught at the University of Notre Dame, has served as theological advisor to Catholic bishops at the Second Vatican Council, and has written several books on the theology of nonviolence. Talk Sponsored by Nehemiah House in Springfield MA


Fear and Terror on the Anthrax Trail
Bob Coen and Eric Nadler

Main 59:08 33.8 Meg . Question and Answers 19:46 11.3 Meg

From event Promo: "This is the untold story of the 2001 anthrax attacks and the investigation into the secret world of today’s germ-war arms race."
-Award winning filmmakers and journalists Bob Coen and Eric Nadler took a seven-year global journey into the trail of anthrax, a trail littered with dead scientists, billions in cash, and the most destructive biological arsenals known.

Recorded at Odyssey Books

Christopher Pyle 02June09
Recording 1:13:02 33.4 meg

Chris Pyle is a teacher, scholar, and political activist whose interests range across history, law, and politics, with an emphasis on civil liberties.
Professor of Politics Specialization Constitutional law, civil liberties, and the rights of privacy.
In 1970 Pyle disclosed the military's surveillance of civilian politics and- servreved as a consultant to three congressional committees and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Recorded at The Amherst Unitarian Society

Dr. Helen Caldicott 10April09
HelenCaldicott10April09.mp3 59:45 27.3 meg
CaldicottQA.mp3 20:57 9.59 meg

Dr. Helen Caldicot at Latchis Theatre Brattleboro VT
She discussed the aging - 35 Yr old - Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
The plant is now being run at 120 percent of it's originally designed power output capacity by the Entergy Corp.

Thanks to Frances Crowe for getting a dvd of the talk.
It was Produced by Samantha Pirnak
for Brattleboro Community Television |

Reminder: Capitalism & Sociopathy - A Bad Combination

War Crimes, Accountability, Prosecution

59 minute radio edit 27 meg.
Main 48:54 22.3 meg . Q&A 47:01 21.5 meg

Amherst Women In Black and PDA America present a conversation with John Bonifaz
and David Swanson.

Is it still a crime if a President does it? If Obama keeps the powers Bush seized, what powers do we have? If war criminals walk, what will prevent war crimes? .

Bill McKibben
"350 The Most Important Number in the World"
Main 59:19 27.1 meg . QA 14:35 6.7 meg

From event promtion: In this new lecture, McKibben melds his insightful understanding of communities, environmental policy, and climate change into a call for climate action and offers alternatives for individuals as well as collective engagement with this critical issue. McKibben is the best-selling author of Deep Economy.

- A call for climate action now.
This event was co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Center for the Environment and the Kestrel Trust.

The Attack on Climate-Change Science: Why It's the O.J. Moment of the Twenty-First Century By Bill McKibben February 25, 2010

Turning Hope Into Action 20March09

Recording ~ 2:00:00 55 meg HopeIntoAction_20March09ActiveIngdntsMedia.mp3

Quick And Dirty Version of the event with only minor gain leveling.

A Forum for the Community on Healthcare & the Economy
Moderated by JOHN NICHOLS political reporter for The Nation
Featuring: CONGRESSMAN JOHN CONYERS Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Author of HR 676-- The United States National Health Care Act
ROBERT POLLIN Professor of Economics, UMass Co-director of Political Economy
Research Institute JACKIE WOLF, PhD
Co-chair of MassCare DONNA SMITH National Co-chair of Healthcare NOT Warfare Campaign Featured in Michael Moore's film SiCKO

Recorded at Northampton Highschool


Combatants For Peace 15March09
Recording* 1:03:03 28.8 meg

Former Palestinian fighter, Bassam Aramin, and former Israeli soldier, Yaniv Reshef, members of the Jerusalem-based Combatants for Peace (C4P),at Congregation B'nai Israel, under the sponsorship of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom/Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace. * I was able to record speaker main comments only (A.I.)

The local chapter of Brit Tzedek was established seven years ago as part of a national effort to create a grassroots organization within the American Jewish community to advocate for a negotiated resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Recorded in Northampton, Ma

P Sabin Willet

Intro 12:02 5.51meg
ActvIngrdntsPSabinWillet.mp3 59:11 25.9 meg

-Sabin Willett was the chief counsel for the Uighurs so.
they promise to be a big issue in the coming months-

Noted Guantánamo Attorney P. Sabin Willett gave a talk on "Closing Guantánamo:
"Can President Obama Repair Torture's Wreckage?"

Recorded at Smith College Thursday, February 12

-Pioneer Valley attorney Buz Eisenberg introduced Willett. Eisenberg represents several Guantánamo prisoners and is president of the International Justice Network, which provides legal representation to detainees held abroad in the “war on terror.” The event is presented by the Smith College Anthropology Department and the Pioneer Valley Coalition Against Secrecy and Torture with the support of the American Civil Liberties Union.

I Have A Dream Of Unity: A Change Embraced
-An evening of reflections on race, justice and peace to honor the life, work and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
An Event facilitated by Keith Harmon Snow of to Benefit & The Youth Action Coalition

Cynthia A. McKinney

Recording 56:07 25.6 meg . Former U.S. Rep (D-GA) Cynthia Mckinney as she recounts the ordeal aboard the ship "Dignity"-- sailing from Damascus to Gaza in the Mediteranean Sea with tons of medical supplies for Gaza --when it was rammed by Israeli Defense Forces as it traveled towards Gaza with medical relief supplies. She also recounts the Israeli response and discusses the peace movement, war n Congo, and the importance of naming the true roots of problems in today's world.

Dr. Enoch Page -anthropologist and race studies scholar

Recording 28:01 12.8 meg . Dr. Enoch Page discusses issues of social justice and media, and critiques the Obama Administration and the names the problem of white supremacy in today's culture.

-More from this event to come/improved audio as time allows.

Recorded in Northampton, Ma on January 19, 2009

Robert Fisk at Seattle Public Library 09Sept08
Discussing his new book The Age of the Warrior

Audio file:


Project Censored 2009
Twenty-seven million slaves exist in the world today, more than at any previous time in human history....,

Free Radio Santa Cruz on Radio4All site.
Subtitle: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Follow the Program Type: Speech
Featured Speakers/Commentators:
Naomi Klein

Follow the above link to download the talk and Q&A

FRSC special broadcast of the talk given by Naomi Klein

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world-- through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.

Rick Wolff
Recording 56:02 25.6 meg

During a
Media Education Foundation recording of a new project . Professor of Economics Rick Wolff University of Massachusetts at Amherst discusses the real causes of the fiscal meltdown. And the economic destruction of the Working -(Middle) Class in a short sighted effort to pump up corporate profits and CEO bonuses.
New edit Posted 27 Feb 09

Contact Rick Wolff 545-6351 .

Michael Ratner
Recording 58:18 26.6 meg

The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by Book, offers evidence that top government officials are guilty of war crimes. With Intro by Dr. Chris Pile

Visit sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Coalition Against Secrecy and Torture

Recorded at Odyssey Books

Victor S. Navasky 13Aug08
"Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq" - the definitive collection

Part1 13.2 meg
Part2 13.4 meg

Readings from the new book that is "A definitive collection of misinformation- systematically categorized, indexed, and footnoted for your convenience - of authoritative misinformation, disinformation, misunderstanding, miscalculation, egregious prognostication, boo-boos, and just plain lies, about the Iraq War."

Recorded at
The Odyssey Bookshop
South Hadley Ma.

Rudy Perkins 26June08
The People of Iran

Recording 1:18:23 35.8 meg

In this talk Rudy Perkins discussed his recent trip to Iran. Rudy Perkins is a long-time peace activist, attorney and co-founder of Swing the Vote. He toured Iran as part of a "citizen diplomacy" delegation organized by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), from May 1 to May 13, 2008.
Sponsors included the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran, SAGE, Northampton Committee to Stop the War in Iraq, and
Western Mass AFSC +

Recorded in Amherst, Ma

Best Of A.I.
John Stauber
The Public Relations Industry

Main 46:07 21.1
Q&A 22:56 10.4

While in the area for the Media Education Foundation production of "Toxic Sludge Is Good For You - The Public Relations Industry Unspun" John Stauber spoke at Food for Thought Books

John Stauber's interests are in the "perception Management" PR & propaganda industries.
Learn about the business of corporate shaping of human ideas.

PR Watch ,

Chris Carlsson 15May08
27:22 12.5 meg
30:04 13.7 meg

Chris Carlsson is an author and the director of the multimedia history project in San Francisco, Ca. He serves there as publisher, editor, and community organizer.

Recorded at
Food for Thought Books Amherst, Massachusetts

Voices Of Working People's History
May Day - International Labor Day

Recording 1:49:25 Stereo 100 meg
Dramatic readings, from people who make history happen but are usually left out
of the history books. -A Fundraiser for Western Mass. Jobs with Justice
Including music by Jay Mankita, Tom Neilson et al.

Recorded at Unitarian Universalist Society of Northampton & Florence

Access to the Internet: Broadband & Telecommunications 30April08
in Western Mass.
With Sharon Gillett, Commissioner, MA Dept. of Telecom. and Cable

Recording 1:51:26 44.6 meg

More info:
1. Where can I find more information about the cable franchise process?

2. How can I provide comments/input about the ongoing competitive cable franchise?

3. How can I contact the DTC? Phone: 617-305-3580 Address: Two South Station, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 Web:

If you were unable to make it to our Forum, please note that an unedited audio transcript of the Forum is currently available on the STS website:

Recorded at The University of Massachusetts

Richard Heinberg 27April08
The Looming Crisis in Oil Depletion
and How Pioneer Valley Towns Can Prepare For It Starting Now
-( the title)

Program 59:38 . 27.2 meg

Recorded at Hampshire College


Derrick Jensen 26April08
Deep Green Resistance

Recording 1:17:58 35.6 meg
Program 58:59 . 27 meg

"Does anyone think this culture will voluntarily transform to a sustainable way of living?"

*broadcasters: not FCC complaint without editing

Recorded at University of Massachusetts


Michael T. Klare 21April08
Rising Powers Shrinking Planet

Recording 33:53 . 15.5 meg

MKlare21April08QA_AImedia.mp3 37:31 17.1 meg

April 10 1st out talk at UMass

MKlare10April08_AImedia.mp3 40:14 18.4 meg

MKlare10April08QA_AImedia.mp3 25:12 11.5 meg

Professor Michael T. Klare of The Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies program (PAWSS)- discusses issues related to his new book :
Rising Powers
Shrinking Planet

The New Geopolitics of Energy

Recorded at Hampshire College and UMass


Banafsheh Aklhaghi 09April08
National Security Within a Human Rights Framework

Program 59:32 . 27.2meg

"Ms. Akhlaghi explores how national security objectives can be achieved through a human rights framework, and how human security as the genesis of the dialogue can lead to effective national and international security policies. In her talk, she looked at successful models in Northern Ireland, truth and reconciliation commission of South Africa and the redress movement in the United States can aid in providing a new perspective in our approach today."

Recorded at Hampshire College

Naomi Tutu 28Feb08
South Africa's Truth & Reconciliation Hearings

Program 58:59 27meg

Archbishop Desmond Tutu headed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Nelson Mandela's new government. Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and founder of Tutu Foundation-Naomi Tutu recounts the events of the Truth & Reconciliation Hearings on Apartheid.
A Guest of Weissman Center at Mount Holyoke College. Naomi Tutu Spoke there February 28 2008.


Andrew Flood 27Feb08
Anarchism in the U.K.

Recording 1:10:38 32.3 meg

Recorded at Food for Thought Books, Amherst MA

Deepa Fernandez

Recording 1:14:14 33.9 meg

Deepa's web site
first book, "Targeted," is forthcoming from Seven Stories Press in July, and is about the growth of industry that is profiting greatly at the expense of immigrant rights while simultaneously investigating the stealth movement of white supremacist ideology from the fringe of American society into the halls of Congress and into immigration legislation that we are seeing today.

Recorded at Food for Thought Books, Amherst MA

Shabnam Hashmi
Fascism in India

Recording 55:30 25.4 meg

Shabnam Hashmi,is an anti fascist activist and educator from India.
She spoke with Sangeeta Kamat for Active Ingredients. Issues covered include the recent electoral victory of the religious nationalist party ( Hindu fascists ) in the state of Gujarat. And the related implications for secular democratic politics of India and the world. .

Recorded by Ed Russell in Northampton, Ma
Thanks to Tim Scott for aranging the recording.

Preventing War On Iran 20Feb08
A public forum held at the American Legion Post 271 Hadley Ma

PreventingWarOnIran20Feb08AImedia.mp3 Complete 1:48:52 . 49.8 meg

One Hour-(ish) Program 59:41 27.3 meg

Norma Akamatsu 6:37 3 meg . Pioneer Valley Coalition to Prevent War in Iran

Dr.Michael Klare 17:28 . 8.0 meg .
-Oil, Geopolitics and the History of U.S. Involvement,
Peace and World Security Studies Hampshire College

Ira Helfand 6:05 . 2.8 meg Public Health Consequences of War On Iran
- Physicians for Social Responsibility

Amir Mikhchi 7:25 . 3.4 meg - An Iranian Viewpoint

Tyler Boudreau 16:03. 7.35 meg The Disparities of War - former Marine Capt. in Iraq

Congressman Richard Neal and
Congressman John Olver.
Congressmen Richard Neal & John Olver 7:51 12.7 meg

Time to revisit(?) 12November02 talk of Dr. Helen Caldicott? -restored 3March08
She examines issues raised in her book, "The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush's Military-Industrial Complex"

Will millions die for the US demand for oil? . When excerpting audio for broadcast -please- attribute so that those interested may download the entire audio file.

Partial List of Co-Sponsors: American Friends Service Committee, Arise for Social Justice, Bob Feuer for Congress, enviro show - wxoj, Faculty for Israeli Palestinian, Peace 5 Colleges, First Churches Peace and Justice Committee, Flyby News, Food for Thought Books, Haydenville Congregational Church Peace & Justice Steering Committee, Iraqi Children's Art Project, Middle East Peace Coalition, Mount Toby Friends Peace and Social Concerns Committee, Northampton Committee to Stop the War in Iraq, Northampton Friends Meeting, Northampton FriendsMeeting Peace and Social Justice Witness Committee, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Pioneer Valley Coalition Against Secrecy and Torture, Pride and Joy, Progressive Democrats of America/Northampton Chapter, SAGE, Sisters of St. Joseph, Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, Social Workers for Peace and Justice, The New England Peace Pagoda, The Order of the Whiteoak World Druid Council, Veteran's for Peace-Chapter 95, West Springfield Citizens for Peace, Western Mass Code Pink, Western Mass Iraq Moratorium Coalition, Western Massachusetts Immigrant Workers Rights Coalition, WMass Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice, Women' Congress for Peace Active Ingredients

Daniel Ellsberg
A Coup has occurred

Program 59:26 27.2 meg

Additional comments 2:18:23 . 55.4meg

The American Civil Liberties Union Massachusetts Chapter Held a Membership Conference Titled: Reclaiming Our Civil Liberties

Daniel Ellsberg, leaker of the Pentagon Papers, was the keynote speaker who opened the event. He stated that a coup has taken place in the United States, and warned that we are in the midsts of a permanent Police State. Congress is unlikely to do anything to stop its construction, unless assertive citizen action is taken NOW.

Recorded at Bentley College
Waltham Ma


John Bonafaz 17Jan08
Who Owns Our Elections?: The Struggle to Reclaim Our Vote and Our Democracy. Voting Machines
59:57 27.4meg

Recorded at ACTV Amherst

Richard Shelton & Ken Lamberton 14November07
Stories from the other side of the razor wire.

Recording 58:38 26.8 mb
These two authors met in an Arizona prison: Shelton a teacher of writing, Lamberton an inmate who would spend twelve years behind bars. They read from their respective memoirs, sharing reflections on prison life.

Recorded at Food for Thought Books
Amherst MA

Green Scare/San Francisco 8 05November07
The latest excuse for runaway government power
Talk brought to FFTbooks by reVoltairine


SaraWald_AshanteAlston GreenScare_AImedia.mp3 1:24:22 38.6 meg

Recorded at Food for Thought Books
Amherst MA

Daniel Lerch 01November07
Planning for Post Carbon society after the age of peak oil

Program 59:00 27 meg

Recorded at Amherst College
Edited by Mary Serreze

Tom Hayden 30October07

Program 59:49 27.3 meg

Dahr Jamail 23October07
Independent journalist in Iraq

Program 45:57 21.0 meg

Recorded at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst Ma
Sponsored by Haymarket Books and Co-sponsored by the International Socialist Organization, and the UMass chapter of the Campus Antiwar Network.


Tariq Ali 2003 restored link

Program 1:00:00 27.4 meg

In October 2003 Tariq Ali, spoke at Mount Holyoke College in Hadley Massachusetts. Considering Tariq Ali anticipated much of what has transpired since that time In Iraq- It may be time well spent - to listen to that talk again -
Iran is next.


Dahlia Wasfi 04/10/07
Program 59:18 27.1 meg

"Dahlia Wasfi, MD of Global Exchange shares her experiences living as a civilian in Iraq.
Dr. Dahlia Wasfi is one of a small number of Americans who has had an on the ground civilian experience in post-U.S. invasion Iraq. In early 2006, Dr. Wasfi spent three months visiting her family in Basrah and Baghdad while documenting the war's impact on the Iraqi medical system. She returned to the U.S. haunted by her experiences."

Recorded at Elms College, Chicopee Ma

Jill Stein 27Sept07
Is a former candidate for Massachusetts Governor and for Ma Secretary of State -Rough edit

Recording Jill Stein(MD) 58:28 26.7 meg.
She's a founding member of The Massachsuetts Coalition for Healthy Communities

Constitution Day

57:13 26.1 meg

Attorney Buz Eisenberg, law Prof. Bruce Miller

Recorded at Amherst College

Iran: Local Iranians' Views and Experiences

Recording 59:43 27.3 meg
Three Iranians who have done their graduate work in Massachusetts speak about their personal experiences in connection with current political and social issues in Iran:
Mina Safizadeh, PhD in Sociology from Boston University
Fatemeh Giahi, PhD in Nutrition from U Mass
Amir Mikhchi, ABD in Economics from U Mass
Panel Chair: Joel Dansky, Hampshire College Counselor. Co-sponsored by Western Massachusetts AFSC and the Offices of the First Year Class Dean and Associate Dean of Smith College.

Vijay Prishad 11August07

The closing keynote address of UMass GEO -(Grad Students Union)
for the 16th CGEU conference

Program 57:53 26.4 meg

"...In the face of increasing corporatization of both public and private universities we would like to take the opportunity of this year's conference to address this trend from our unique positions as organized student employees. This corporatization is taking many forms: including the dismantling of academic programs, attacks on student and faculty governance structures, and attempts to roll-back our hard-won benefits, and in some cases on our entire unions.
At the 16th CGEU conference we would like to focus on the possibilities for strengthening our own organizations while linking up with the rising wave of student and labor activism in and around our universities...."

McKibben 13July07
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

. 51:11 23.4 meg
19:43 . 9 meg

...The author of books including The End of Nature, journalist McKibben describes how the concept of relocalization is already blossoming around the world with striking results. “How is our nation going to cope with global warming, peak oil, inequality, and a growing sense of isolation? – we need to create ‘depth’ through local interdependence and sustainable use of resources..

Recorded at Odyssey Books

Vijay Prishad 06March07
THE DARKER NATIONS: A People's History of The Third World
"... A landmark study that offers an alternative history of the Cold War from the point of view of the world's poor."

Raw Recording Time 1:13:46 33.7 meg

-recorder had some errors when taped but- mostly here.

Recorded at Food for Thought Books, Amherst MA

John Judge 03April07
CIA Spin in US media (etc.)

Interview 22:47 10.4meg

Recorded in Northampton Ma

Gray Water Guerrillas

Dam Nation: Dispatches from the Water Underground
Rough recording (profanity)

Main: 56:39 25.9 meg
Q&A: 17:36 8:06 meg

Dam Nation - combines an analysis of water's history with the active fight for its future.
- Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Laura Allen (et al)...restoration activists and educators, demand a new approach for American watersheds and taxpayers: the restoration of the water commons. ...Wide-ranging articles link diverse grassroots struggles with analysis of urban infrastructure, and river restoration with experiments in alternative water systems.. "

Recorded at Food for Thought Books

Clean Transportation in the Valley 22June07
a presentation by MassBike's James Lowenthal

Recording 57:31 . 26.3 meg

Energy, Safe Bike Commuting etc.
Pedal People Northampton Ma alternative transport/hauling coop

Recorded at the Media Education Foundation

Camilo Mejía 20June07
Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Mejía

Recording 1:15:06 34.3 meg

Introduction poetry reading by Martine Espada
From event promo. "Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejía became the new face of the antiwar movement in early 2004 when he applied for a military discharge as a conscientious objector. After serving in the Army for nearly nine years, he was the first known Iraq veteran to refuse to fight, citing moral concerns about the war and occupation. Despite widespread public support and an all-star legal team, Mejía was convicted of desertion by a military court and sentenced to a year in prison, prompting Amnesty International to declare him a prisoner of conscience."

Recorded at Odyssey Books


Frances Crowe 21March07
Her life of Activism

Interview 56:24 32.2 meg

Ed Bullins 31May07
Program highlight - The Hungry One -
13:04 6.0 meg

"Boston-based playwright who is probably the most celebrated playwright to come out of the Black Arts Movement."

Recorded at Food for Thought Books

Jonathan Hutto Sr

Program 59:57 27.4 meg
Q&A 44:21 20.3 meg

Jonathan Hutto Sr. is co-founder of Appeal for Redress, the online anti-war petition campaign organized by active-duty GIs. He spoke on the campaign to end the war in Iraq, and to ensure just treatment for returning veterans.

Sponsored by the ARISE Peace Committee, the Northampton Committee to Stop the War in Iraq, AFSC, SAGE, and Traprock Peace Center.

Recorded in Springfield Ma.


14th Dalai Lama 09May07

Recording 57:27 27.2 Meg

Smith College, Hampshire College and the Tibetan Association of Western Massachusetts welcomed the 14th Dalai Lama to the Pioneer Valley on Wednesday, May 9, 2007.

Recorded at Smith College

Torture, Extraordinary Rendition & Indefinite Detention
What will America Stand For? 25April07

A Pioneer Valley Committee Against Secrecy and Torture event

Intro 04:21 2.0 meg
Main 58:27 26.7 meg
Q&A 42:02 - 19.2 meg

Featuring: ACLU Attorney Buz Eisenberg, Law Professor, Attorney Bruce Miller, and human rights activists Scott Langley and Sheila Stumph.

The panelists addressed the social, legal and moral consequences of U.S. policies of labeling (as “enemy combatants”), indefinite detainment, torture and extraordinary rendition of person of Middle Eastern Origin. - Over 400 men are still imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, Cuban detention facility, and unknown numbers have been sent to numerous prisons around the world, having not been charged with a crime. (A.I. -some are tortured To Death)

At this juncture due to the Military Commissions Act, detainees have no right to a fair hearing of their grievances, or Habeas Corpus. Some are held in CIA “Black Sites” inaccessible to the public, some in prisons in countries that routinely practice torture.

Legislative resources etc.

Act Against Torture
Amnesty International
Witness Against Torture
Human Rights Watch
American Civil Liberties Union
Center for Constitutional Rights
Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Recorded at Smith College, Northampton Ma.

Joan Roelofs 18April07
The Invisible Hand of Corporate Capitalism - temp version

Main 41:23 18.9 meg
Q&A 51:59 23.7 meg

... War-mongering corporations such as Halliburton draw a lot of negative attention today, yet there lies a force even more politically powerful in the world that receives little, if any, scrutiny: huge foundations, such as the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the Carnegie Endowment, and now the Gates Foundation. These "foundations" are completely undemocratic- in no way are they accountable to voters or stockholders. Their money comes from the wealthiest individuals in the world. The foundations hold multi-billion dollar endowments. They fund very selectively and strategically, and, despite their glossy images, they fund with one over-arching interest: to expand and protect monopoly capitalism around the globe and squelch radical opposition movements that could challenge the hegemony of a political and economic system that benefits only the rich.

Joan Roelofs' Publications
Recorded at Hampshire College.
Event organized by Hampshire College Union of Activists

Deborah Kaufman & Alan Snitow 16April07
Thirst water privatization - temp. version
Authors Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman, discussed their new book, Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water. (They are the producers of the award-winning documentary film "Thirst".)

Main 41:42 19.0 meg
Q&A 27:06 12.4 meg

... There is a new citizens-revolt movement taking place under the radar of the national media in towns and cities across the United States against the corporate takeover of water, a necessity of life that touches everyone at home. But water is rapidly being transformed from a public trust into a product to be bought and sold to the highest bidder.

Recorded at Odyssey Books

Shane Jones 11April07
Hands Off Venezuela -temp
48:26 22.1 meg http://www.ShaneJones11April07_AImedia.mp3
20:47 9.5 meg ShaneJones11April07QA_AImedia.mp3

Recorded at Hampshire College

Jeremy Scahill 9April07
Blackwater: The Rise of the Most Powerful Mercenary Firm in the World

Recording 57:57 33.1 meg

From event listing: Blackwater protects the top US officials in Iraq, yet the public knows almost nothing about their quasi-military operations, which range from the blood-soaked streets of Fallujah to rooftop firefights in Najaf to the hurricane-ravaged US gulf to Washington DC. “Jeremy Scahill’s exposé of the Blackwater mercenary firm forcefully demonstrates the grave dangers of outsourcing the government’s monopoly on the use of force.” – Joseph Wilson, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq

Recorded at Odyssey Books


Pat Patfoort
Nonviolent Conflict Resolution: from Schoolyards to War Zones - temp

05April07Part1 56:27 25.8 meg

05April07Part2 40:52 18.7 meg

A talk by Belgian-Flemish anthropologist, educator, and peacemaker Pat Patfoort.
Pat Patfoort is the co-founder and director of the Fireflower Center for Conflict Management in Brugge, Belgium.
The author of numerous books and articles, Ms. Patfoort has lectured at universities throughout Europe and the U.S. Applying her unique theory of conflict transformation, she has been a teacher/trainer with children and parents, families, students and teachers, and in workplaces and prisons. She has also facilitated dialog and reconciliation projects in the Caucasus, Kosovo, Rwanda, the Congo, and Senegal.

Recorded at Wellspring House, Ashfield Ma.

Sut Jhally 08March07
The Factory in the Living Room: How Television Exploits it's Audience.

Program 59:44 27.3 meg*

Sut Jhally is a UMASS Amherst professor in Media and the Executive director of Valley Free Radio’s origional license holder: The Foundation for Media Education Sut's background was as a Sociologist.
Sut appeared as speaker at the UMass Amherst
2006 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

Professor Jhally discusses how media critics tend to focus on how powerful messages in movies, programs and advertising affect the public. He contends, however, they miss something else. Professor Jhally will explore the issue from a different angle: how the profit-driven commercial media organize themselves like the rest of industrial capitalism ­ to extract value from their workforce. When people sit in their homes watching commercial media, he says, their time is organized and sold in the same way that the activities of factory workers are controlled and organized. But in the living-room factory, there are no child labor laws.*Audio clip from 1989 film How to Get Ahead in Advertising


Ending the War in Iraq: Is Impeachment Necessary?

Progressive Democrats of America forum in Greenfield March 10 2007

John Bonifaz 21:40 9.9 meg,

Constitutional attorney, founder of the National Voting Rights Institute and author of, Warrior King: The Case for Impeaching George Bush.” Co-Founder of Board member, Progressive Democrats of America.

Cindy Sheehan 10.9 meg 17:40

— Mother of Casey Sheehan, killed in Iraq in April 2004. She has protested Bush’s lies and policies at his Crawford, Texas ranch, the White House and across the country. Co-founder and president of Gold Star Families for Peace. Author of Peace Mom: a Mother's Journey Through Heartbreak to Activism.
Board member, Progressive Democrats of America.

Dan Dewalt, 8.4 meg 18:04

Citizen activist from Newfane, Vermont, spearheading the movement in Vermont and New England for holding the Bush administration accountable through impeachment.

Audience Q&A

Part1 24:00 10.9 meg
25:02 11.4 meg


John Nichols 13Dec06
The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders' Cure for Royalism
Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation, an editor at The Capital Times, and the author of The Rise and Rise of Richard B. Cheney and Jews for Buchanan.

Program 59:57 . 27.4 meg

Recorded at Odyssey Books

Scott Ritter
Target Iran*

Ritter main 29:00 16.6 meg

Ritter Q&A 28:44 16.4 meg

Former US Marine Ritter served from 1991 to 1998 as a United Nations weapons inspector in the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM). UNSCOM was charged with finding and destroying all weapons of mass destruction and WMD-related manufacturing capabilities in Iraq. Scott Ritter was chief inspector in fourteen of the more than thirty inspection missions in which he participated.

Before the 2003 US attack on Iraq Scott Ritter refuted the Bush administration's claims of hidden Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

Ritter argues that the US is currently staging forces for a attack on Iran. He states that the US is likely planning on employing the use of nuclear weapons in such an attack. (
AI opinion- It is worth noting that if the use of US WMDs occurs- the world is unlikely to politically recover.)

A Traprock Peace Center event
Recorded at Woolman Hill
Deerfield Ma (by E. Russell *Replay permitted for non-profit & non-commercial use, with attributions, no changes and notice. Audio © Traprock Peace Center; all rights reserved.


Combatants for Peace 18Jan07

CombatantsforPeace18Jan07_AImedia 45:59 26.3 meg
CombatantsforPeace18Jan07QA_AImedia 57:58 32.5 meg

Former Israeli soldier Elik Elhanan, and former Palestinian combatant and Israeli prisoner Sulaiman Al Hamri, are the leaders of the one-year-old Israeli-Palestinian organization, Combatants for Peace, that advocates non-violent alternatives for achieving a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their visit was part of a 22-city national tour to the United States, sponsored by the largest national American Jewish peace movement dedicated to the resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their Northampton and Amherst visit is hosted locally by the Western Mass chapter of Brit Tzedek v‚Shalom, a four-year old chapter that brings peacemakers from the region.

The Amherst-based Veterans Education Project (VEP) is co-sponsoring the event. VEP trains U.S. military veterans to share their stories in ways that educate the public about the realities and costs of war of war, and that encourage audiences to think about alternatives to violence and conflict.

The Combatants for Peace movement was founded in 2005 by Israelis and Palestinians who were once actively involved in perpetuating the cycle of violence. They decided to put down their weapons, and to fight instead for peace through dialogue, reconciliation and educational outreach. In addition to organizing countless meetings between Israeli and Palestinian veterans, the Combatants for Peace have worked together to raise the consciousness in both larger Israeli and Palestinian societies of the aspirations and fears of those on the "other side," and in so doing to create partners in dialogue.

Recorded at the Bangs Community Center


Bruce Miller 14Dec06

Program 47:07 . 21.5 Meg
The "Military Provisions Act of 2006" and the destruction of constitutional protections for U.S citizens -(AI description)

Recorded in Amherst Ma.

Arik Ascherman 05Dec06
Israeli "Rabbi for Human rights"

Recording 50:45 . 23.2 meg

Arik Ascherman is Co-Director of Rabbis for Human Rights*, a rabbinic voice of conscience in Israel

Recorded 05 December 06
Smith College Northampton

*AI does not necessarily endorse RfHR. This recording is provided for your critical review.


Kathleen Cleaver
Former National Communications Secretary of the Black Panther Party

Recording . 1:02:14 . 28.4 meg

One of the points Kathleen Cleaver makes: contrary to media portrayals of Panthers as mostly aggressive,
sexist/males - the majority of Panthers were female.

Name in full: The Black Panther Party for Self Defense

Recorded 06Nov06 at UMass Amherst History Dept's 2006 Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series

Sara Flounders 04Nov06

SaraFlounders04 Recording
38:59 17.8 meg
SaraFloundersQA_Recording 33:44 15.4 meg

Flounders, Co-Director of the International Action Center*, speaks on "Lessons from Lebanon 2006"

Flounders was a member of the Delegation from the "Campaign for Accountability on US/Israeli War Crimes in Lebanon and Palestine" that traveled to Lebanon immediately after the US/Israeli bombing ended.
Recorded Northampton Ma


Malik Rahim 26Oct06

MalikRahim Recording 41:07 . 18.8 meg

Malik Rahim, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, former Black Panther, and Green Party member (former candidate for public office), met with friends in his kitchen last year as it became apparent that there was no government social contract post-Katrina.
They resolved to find solutions to the devastation of so many lives, and COMMON GROUND was born. Common Ground Relief lives its motto, "SOLIDARITY NOT CHARITY." Over the past year Common Ground has distributed food, water, clothing, and other necessities to poor people in the Ninth and Lower Ninth Wards of New Orleans.


Recorded 26 October 06 at the First Churches, Northampton Ma

Jill Stein How Corporations Are Infiltrating State and Local Government and Plundering Our Democracy SHAYS 2 presents:

JillStein102506_AImedia.mp3 53.18 24.4meg
JillStein102506QA_AImedia.mp3 45:04 24.6 meg

J. Stein discussed how w Shays2 can expose and challenge this critical situation that threatens to rip away our democracy through corporate power at the state level over our local Western Mass municipalities. And examined ways to work with all the groups in the Valley to confront this systemic problem —affecting all of our campaigns for sustainable, local, living economies and communities--at the source.

MCHC is a watchdog for state government, an independent grassroots voice For communities, and a defender of democratic principles.
* The Open Meetings Law — a cornerstone of democracy — does not apply to our State Legislature, nor does the Public Records Law! The Mass. Legislature actually exempted itself from the Open Meetings Law as well as the Public Records Law.
* Massachusetts is one of only 8 states without those democratic protections for public access and transparency at the state level.

This is one of the reasons why bills — written by Lobbyists — are routinely rammed into law without meaningful public review.

Jill Stein is the Green-Rainbow party candidate for Secretary of State in

Diebold voting machines et al -come to Massachusetts?

Kyle Hence . Writer/Producer: interview
9/11: Press for Truth

Radio Program
57:36   32.9 meg -(80kbps encoding: to prevent flanging)

Kyle Hence Writer/Co-Producer of the film 9/11: Press for Truth
Using mainstream media sources this new film critically examines the US government's and the 9/11 Commission's findings about what really happened on 9/11.
And why members of the 9/11 Families Steering Committee are dismayed.
Now including Paul Thompson's 22July05 Congressional testimony addressing the 9/11 Commission's failure to face facts.


Program Q&A 32.2 meg 58:32

Kyle Hence the 9/11 Press for Truth executive producer argues the 9/11 Committee hearings be reopened -Only this time as an actual objective investigation
Interview below.*

Recorded October 10 at Hampshire College

*Audio clip from 1989 film How to Get Ahead in Advertising

Darfur Intervention? 6July06
Exerpts from a discussion on Intervention, Regime Change & The Politics of Genocide in Sudan.   With comments by: Sara Flounder, Keith Harmon Snow, Elliot Fratkin and Enoch Page. Darfur oil map at Traprock Peace Center

27.5 meg . time 1:00:08

Recorded at Smith College

Betsy Leondar-Wright
The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide -Co-author
United for a Fair Economy

Audio Recording 14.2 meg time 31:12

Al McCoy 10April06
A Question of Torture

Active Ingredients Radio Program Time 59:42 . 27.3 meg

from event flyer: the CIA's secret, fifty-year effort to develop new forms of torture, historian Alfred McCoy uncovers the roots of recent scandals at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Far from aberrations, as the White House has claimed, "A Question of Torture shows abuses are the product of a long-standing covert program of interrogation."

Recorded at the University of Massachusetts Boston

RobertFisk 09April06
The Great War for Civilisation
Active Ingredients
Radio Program 59:58 27.4 meg

Chomsky Fisk intro 16:19 7.5 meg

Recorded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Doug Valentine
The US Government's Role in the Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

Recording Time 20:04 9.2 meg

Doug Valentine is an accredited author, researcher, and investigator. He is most well known for his book The Phoenix Program on the civilian assassination program orchestrated by the U.S. during the Vietnam war. His investigation into the Pheonix program led him to discover that U.S. military intelligence personnel were present at the location of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. He served as an expert witness on behalf of the King family for the King vs. Jowers lawsuit that alleged the U.S. Government was complicit in the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King; which the King family won.

John Judge 09April06
The US Government's Role in the Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
Active Ingredients Radio Program Time 59:52 . 27.4 meg

John Judge is an acclaimed researcher and lecturer. He is co-founder of the Committee for an Open Archives and the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA). He helped draft legislation that led to the declassification of government documents on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. John Judge currently works as the special project coordinator for Congresswoman Cynthia McKinnea and has helped draft and introduce the Martin Luther King Jr. Records Collection Act of 2005 to the House and Senate.

The Information Collective, a grassroots clearinghouse of info. on gov. policy, sponsored
The U.S. Government's Role in the Murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
featuring John Judge and Douglas Valentine.

Rev. Billy & the "Church of Stop Shopping" Gospel Choir
Bill Talen, a.k.a. "Reverend Billy," (playwright and performance artist) and his NYC-based "Church of Stop Shopping" Gospel Choir - 08April06.

Intro ala Wanita Nelson
Part1 27:54 27.5 meg
Part2 26:14 24 meg
Part3 25:49 23.6 meg

Stereo files are twice the typical size. *Fade out on closing song - due to recorder "rapture."

Recorded at Hampshire College

Bill Pepper 04April06
The MLKing family's civil law suit -for the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

Active Ingredients Radio Program Time 59:52 27.4 meg

Bill Pepper is an international lawyer and author “An Act of state” and “Orders to Kill” about the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. -In 1999 On behalf of the family of Dr. King –Bill Pepper fought and won a Civil Law suit against Loyde Jowers and “governmental agencies including the City of Memphis, the State of Tennessee, and the federal government -were party to the conspiracy to assassinate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

The facts that this trial occurred was censored by the main stream national media. On the 38th anniversary of the April 4th assassination of Dr. King- William F. Pepper Spoke at Roxbury Community College in Boston.

Kathy Kelly-Claudia Lefkoe 12February06

Radio Program 57:22 26.2 meg

On February 12th 2006-
Kathy Kelly of Voices in the Wilderness joined Claudia Lefkoe of The Northampton Committee to End the War - for a conversation about the US and Iraq - at Claudia's home Northampton. Kathy was in the area on a speaking tour sponsored by Traprock Peace Center -so- thank YOU to Traprock! Kathy Kelly is co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness -the campaign that had been organized to end UN/US sanctions against Iraq. She's been to Iraq some twenty-two times since January 1996, when the campaign began. Claudia Lefkoe had stayed with Kathy in Baghdad during the winter break from her job as a preschool teacher

Joseph Stiglitz 02March06

Radio Program 56:33 25.8 meg

A recent study by Stiglitz, a professor of economics at Columbia University, and Linda Bilmes, a budget expert from Harvard, concluded that the cost of the current Iraq war could be $2 trillion. Stiglitz and Bilmes have included costs that official estimates do not, such as
long-term medical expenses for injured military personnel.

Douglas Valentine 25January06
The Attack on Iraq
- 24 years ago

21:32 HiFi 9.86 meg

Author Douglas Valentine addresses aspects of the US role in middle eastern history

Chris Pyle & Bill Newman 19january06
Criminal Acts: Torture and Domestic Spying.

Civil Libertarians Professor of Politics Chris Pyle, and wMA ACLU director Bill Newman
at the Jones Library Amherst Ma. A Public Forum sponsored by S.A.G.E.

27.1 meg . 59:14

Christopher Pyle is Professor of Politics at Mt. Holyoke, scholar of constitutional law and outspoken defender of civil liberties. He blew the whistle on the Army's surveillance of civilian protest groups in the Vietnam war era and consulted on legislation closing it down. He sees increased threats to privacy in this electronic age.
Bill Newman is director of the western Mass. office of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. In state and federal courts he has championed freedom of speech and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.. Currently he serves as co-counsel to a detainee at Guantanamo.

Global Warming Update 04December05
Geoscientist Raymond Bradley

Bradley examines evidence that global warming roars on.
Raymond Bradley 54:22 24.8 meg

"Do it yourself" multimedia. Relevant images/graphs referenced during the talk in a
8.03 meg pdf file:

Surviving the Vernon Reactor 10Dec05

A Traprock Peace Center conference with support of the Greenfield Community College Response Initiative.

Ernest Sternglass 50:54 23.3 meg -Reloaded Dec20
of the Radiation and Public Health Project
RPHP is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization, established by scientists and physicians dedicated to understanding the relationships between low-level nuclear radiation and public health.
Ernest Sternglass covers some of the health effects of radiation on the general public.

Ray Shadis 52:29 24 meg
Technical Expert reviews some details of the "Enhanced Power Uprate" at the VT Yankee nuclear power plant.

*How far do you live from Vermont Yankee? (Vernon zip is 05354)

David Ray Griffin 11October05
The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.

Griffin argues evidence exists that indicates
the terrorist attacks of 11Sept01 were a Inside job. He notes that the Ultimate Conspiracy Theory is that 19 hijackers outsmarted the most advanced/expensive air defense system.


60:04 .
27.5 meg
26:05 . 11.9 meg

Prof. of Theology David Ray Griffin evaluates the 9/11 Commission report in detail.
At best- the Commission’s report is inaccurate. At worse: the Report is a “white wash.”

Based on existing air defense doctrine the Terrorist attacks of 11Sept01 should not have been successful. These successes must be objectively reviewed in a transparent public forum.


Kevin Pina 04November05 The Haiti Deception
-Interviewed by Paki Wieland; Kevin Pina discuses reality on the ground in Haiti after the recent US sponsored Coup.
59:15 27.1 meg
Kevin Pina is a U.S journalist and filmmaker. He is known primarily for his coverage of the human rights abuses and suppression of democracy in Haiti following the overthrow of Jean Bertrand Aristide and the installation of the interim government. Since these subjects receive little or no play in the corporate controlled media, Pina most often writes articles for, and gives interviews to the alternative media.

Michael Tigar . "The Enemy Combatant Doctrine and the Scope of Executive Power"
WNE College - School of Law

58:13 26.6 meg

Tigar focuses on the anti-terrorist case Jose Padilla v. Donald Rumsfeld, et al., and its implications for civil liberties and human rights in the United States.
Michael Tigar is a Research Professor of Law at Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C., where he teaches Federal Courts, International Human Rights, and Criminal Law. He has argued seven cases in the United States Supreme Court, and more than one hundred other appellate cases.

New England First Nuclear Institute
plenary featuring Ray Shadis & Mary Lampert
Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant emergency event planning

Noam Chomsky
11October05 Washington's Messianic Mission

Eighth Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture
at Hampshire College

59:45 . 27.3 meg

48:26 19.8 Meg
"A prolific author and influential scholar, Chomsky is known for his groundbreaking work in human language and communication and for his outspoken critiques of American media and government."

Dahr Jamail
06October05 An Independent Reporter’s View of the War in Iraq
Holyoke Community College
48:32 22.2 meg

Jamail is an independent journalist from Anchorage, Alaska who has been reporting from Iraq since November 2003. He writes regularly for the Inter Press Service and the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and has also contributed to The Nation, Asia Times and The Guardian, among others. He is the Flashpoints Pacifica special correspondent in Iraq, as well as reporting for other radio outlets such as Democracy Now!, BBC, Air Americaand Radio Hong Kong.

Western Ma Voices of A People's History


Democracy Now recorded Live for the Grassroots Radio Conference and Valley Free Radio Barnraising Northampton Ma
Hour1 1:01:28
Hour2 58:40
2+ 32:33

Progressive Democrats of America
Public Forum
John Bonifaz: the Downing St. Minutes

Intro HiFi 6.75 meg 17:22 . Main HiFi 14.9 meg 39:14 . QA HiFi 11 meg 28:54

Introduced by Tim Carpenter: Progressive Democrats of America.
Also including audio from Hijacking Catastrophe Ch 4 (By permission).

Marking the third anniversary of the preparation of "Downing Street Memo," constitutional attorney John Bonifaz addressed a crowd of over 100 at the Media Education Foundation.
Bonifaz is author of "Warrior King: The Case for Impeaching George Bush."

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