The Debate in the Woods

“The Debate in the Woods” was between Jack Gescheidt of The Tree Spirit Project vs Bob Strayer of the Claremont Canyon Conservancy. The monitor was Bill Lazarus.

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East Bay Area Woods and Nature Preservation Activists gathered in Claremont Canyon Preserve on July 24, 2016 to hear Jack Gescheidt of The Tree Spirit Project (center) versus Bob Strayer of the Claremont Canyon Conservancy (right).

The debate was friendly and respectful. It covered numerous issues related to the plan created by UC Berkeley, City of Oakland, and the East Bay Regional Parks, and the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) to cut several hundred thousand trees, to spray herbicide to prevent re-growth, and to create grasslands instead of re-planting other trees. The Hills Conservation Network, a coalition of a number of civic groups, has filed a law suit to stop the plan. This debate was a reflection of two persons with different philosophies and understandings about the impact of the plan on the living creatures and plants, as well as the soil and the watershed of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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The TreeSpirit Project is an environmental art project devoted to raising awareness of the crucial role trees and forests in our lives, both globally and also personally. The global and the personal are inextricably linked. TreeSpirit’s centerpiece is the world’s largest collection of photographs of naked, vulnerable humans communing with trees, created by Founder and photographer Jack Gescheidt with hundreds of volunteer participants.  All are tree and nature lovers who want to attract public and media attention to how much we need forests to mitigate climate change — and to touch our souls. Click on the photo below to watch a short video titled “The Forest and the Sea of Stumps”, an excellent review of the alarming plans to cut over 400,000 trees in the Bay Area Hills (7:44) Published on June 3, 2016 at Magmalavas YouTube Channel. A Film by Doug Prose; Music by Machinimasound & Joe Hartnett. Now in “The Politics of Trees & The Preservation of Natural Areas” playlist at SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE HEART OF BERKELEY YouTube Channel.

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Bob Strayer, Board Member of the Claremont Canyon Conservancy. The Claremont Canyon Conservancy provides stewardship and educational programs to its members and the public regarding the 500-acre, mostly wild land, Claremont Canyon at the Oakland/Berkeley border in Northern California. Address: Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705; Phone: (888) 327-2757.

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Photo by Vic Sadot taken on May 17, 2016 while hiking up a Claremont Canyon trail.

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Stop the Deforestation of the Berkeley/Oakland Hills! UC and the City of Oakland plan to use federal disaster mitigation funds to clear-cut ALL of its tall trees in the hills. They are targeting eucalyptus, pines, and acacia for complete eradication, not because of a fire risk, but instead to clear the land for facilities expansion and to continue to allow UC to avoid spending its own money to maintain its wild land properties. They have dismissed proposed “species neutral” fire mitigation strategies that would be cheaper, would use far fewer herbicides, and would be far more effective in lessening fire risk because such strategies wouldn’t accomplish this hidden agenda. inquiries@hillsconservationnetwork.org

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Click on the photo to read Dan Grassetti’s article on the cutting of these trees by UC Berkeley before the release of the environmental impact study in August 2014. The Hills Conservation Network has filed a lawsuit to stop the clear-cutting of trees under the notion that they are an “invasive species” and need to be eliminated by a chemical war on them. Dan Grassetti is the founder of the Hills Conservation Network.

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The Hills Conservation Network (HCN) filed suit to prevent the funding and implementation of these projects on March 6, 2015.  Below is the press release announcing HCN’s suit.  Please contact the Hills Conservation Network if you wish to contribute to the cost of this suit:    http://www.hillsconservationnetwork.org/HillsConservation3/Blog/Blog.html

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Ordinary, extraordinary people, all volunteers, from all walks of life,  bare themselves to boldly, playfully, feel connected again: to trees, to others, to themselves. In this case, the people gathered to defend a stand of Eucalyptus trees on the UC Berkeley campus. Click on the photo above to watch a video in which Jack Gescheidt explains the philosophy and strategy of the artistic activism of The Tree Spirit Project, a celebration of our interdependence with nature.

 

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Top Ten Reasons: Sandy Hook was an Elaborate Hoax

BERKELEY CALLING BLOG is re-blogging the 7-25-16 Professor James Tracy of MemoryHoleBlog post by Vivian Lee, which happens as the Democratic Party National Convention prepares to give full stage credibility to a story full of holes. Evaluate for yourself the Top Ten Reasons: Sandy Hook Was an Elaborate Hoax. Massive money laundering, cynical media manipulation, and Anti-Constitutional citizen control and disarmament in general are the motives for this “capstone event” crime against the public. This review stands up well to any attempt to cover-up the lies. Read the post and also check out the linked audio by James Tracy at his radio program Checkin’ It Out!

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Dr. Tracy, a tenured professor of media studies, was subjected to a massive nationwide smear campaign for raising the questions that every journalist, crime detective, and concerned citizen must and should be asking about every event that happens, not just this one! James Tracy was fired and there is an ongoing law suit about the matter for which donations are being gratefully accepted. Defending the First Amendment Freedom of Speech rights of others is the way to insure them for yourself. It came out in Freedom of Information Act hearings conducted by Wolfgang Halbig of the Sandy Hook Justice Project via the testimony of a City of Newtown First Selectman Llodra that the sign “Everyone Must Check In” was put there by the Department of Homeland Security! The home site for Wolfgang Halbig’s work on uncovering the Sandy Hook crimes is the Sandy Hook Justice Report. James Tracy refers to the book by James Fetzer and Mike Palacek titled “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook”, which can be bought or it can be read on line for free. It was banned by Amazon Books! Click on the photo to check out the Top Ten Reasons that Sandy Hook Was an Elaborate Hoax.

 

SF Mime Troupe Video by Vic Sadot

The San Francisco Mime Troupe kicked off its Summer 2016 Season to a large crowd in Berkeley’s Cedar-Rose Park on July 2 and 3. Then they packed everything up and did a show in Dolores Park in San Francisco on July 4. “Schooled” (6:34) is the title of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Summer 2016 musical play.

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Vic Sadot created a short  video (6:33) made from photos and short clips at the end of the show on July 3 at Cedar Rose Park. It has been posted at Vic Sadot YouTube and Truth Troubadour YouTube. The lyrics are full of one line gems that pack a lot of impact in the whole context of the storyline. Ira Marlowe runs a little Berkeley club called The Monkey House, and he is one of the most prolific songwriters in the SF Bay Area. Daniel Savio is the Musical Director for the SFMT Summer Tour. Try to remember to get the free flyer “Schooled Lyrics”, which is separate from the program. Get both! You won’t regret it!

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They will be back in Berkeley at Live Oak Park at Shattuck Ave. & Berryman St. on Saturday, July 9th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30) and Sunday, July 10th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30). To get a good seat on the grass you should get there an hour before the music and you can bring small lawn chairs and picnic stuff. The summer tour goes all the way to the grand finale at Dolores Park on September 4 and 5. There will be only one more curtain call in Berkeley at Willard Park (aka Malcolm X Park) on August 20 and 21.

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It was another great combination of script writing, comedic talent, and clever song crafting. They pass out a program with all the credits and also a Song Lryics flyer for this year’s play called “Schooled” written by Michael Gene Sullivan and Eugenie Chan. Directed by Michael Sullivan. Music & Lyrics by Ira Marlowe. Musical Direction by Daniel Savio. In “The Campaign”candidate Babbit is a Trump-like boastful character derides his oppostion saying he is: “Up against some mommy whose kid can’t make the grade… and some aging commie on the corner. Vote for Babbit! Vote for Babbit! Here’s your chance, now grab it!” Candidate Ethel retorts: This country needs citizens, awake and aware! Standing up to power and that class of billionaires! Our schools need teachers, respected and inspired! Our kids need to be taught, and not just wired!”

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Will Durkee plays guitar and bass in the 3 piece SFMT Band. The actors and Troupe members go into the crowd after each play to solicit support. Their political message is able to get to the root of our social problems because they do not accept funding from corporations. The SFMT BAND is Will Durkee on guitar and bass; Dominic Moisant on percussion; and Daniel Savio on keyboards.

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This new Vic Sadot video about the 2016 SF Mime Troupe Summer Tour is set as a Creative Commons Copyright for Non Profit Use with Credits. “We are The San Francisco Mime Troupe! And we are in our 57th year of fighting oppression one play at a time!”, states Rotimi Agbabiaka when the play ends and it’s time to make the pitch for grass roots support.

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The events are Stage Managed by Karen Runk. Scenic Design by Jay Lasnik. Costume Design by Blake More. Sound Design by Keith Arcuragi and Taylor Gonzalez. CAST OF CHARACTERS: Rotimi Agbabiaka plays Thomas Jones and Arthur Quisdedo; Velina Brown plays Lavinia Jones and Estelle Partridge; Lisa Hori-Garcia plays Fredersen J. Babbit and Michiko Chimlis; and Keiko Shimosate Carreiro plays Ethel Orocuru, Tatianna, and the Choir Student. See full credit listings at Show Bios for 2016 “Schooled” Personnel. 

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SFMT also has a great online Store for SFMT promotional items!

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The key to the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s independence and artistic integrity is their San Francisco Bay Area fan-based funding. They do strategic grant fundraising that also supports the many projects they engage in. At the SFMT Merchandise Booth at every show many attractive souvenir items are available. I went for the T-Shirt this year. There is also a volunteer sign-up sheet at the merchandise booth, and you can subscribe to this unique SF Bay Area cultural project at their website. After the show, you can have a chat with the cast and crew. But on days when they have to bust everything down and haul it to the next show, they may seem weary and in a hurry. Able bodied volunteers are appreciated in most cases (lol)…

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The San Francisco Mime Troupe is indeed a precious example of community theatrical resistance to war and social injustice as well as being a participatory education vehicle for citizen empowerment. Come laugh and enjoy the sunshine as you contemplate the great difference between being “educated” to be capable of doing the critical thinking needed of citizens in a democracy; and being warehoused and “schooled” to be a pawn in the plans of the super rich psycho-patholigical predatory class out to privatize every commonwealth resource and institution on the planet. SF Mime Trouple may be a rag tag organization, but their mission is to make all the difference in the world. So…

“What are you’s gonna do about it?!!!” (Fredersen J. Babbit – Corporate School Board Candidate in “Schooled” by Michael Gene Sullivan and Eugenie Chan)

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ps I am doing my own Summer of 2016 Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign to maintain similar independence and artistic integrity intact for my own music projects. See Berkeley Calling Blog post 6-23-16: “Vic Sadot Launches IndieGoGo CD Fundraiser”. The “Truth Troubadour” CD Campaign will end on August 9!  Or go directly to Vic Sadot Launches 2016 IndieGoGo Truth Troubadour CD Fundraiser Campaign June 24, 2016 for 47 days to end on Aug 9! Please share this link now to help launch this project! Come hang out here with Vic for a few minutes!  Thanks! Vic Sadot

 

 

San Francisco Mime Troupe “Schooled” July 4 Weekend

BERKELEY CALLING BLOG July 4 Weekend with SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE – The Tony Award winning SF Mime Troupe opens in Berkeley July 2 & 3 at Cedar Rose Park, then moves on over to San Francisco’s Dolores Park for the annual July 4 gathering with its 57th season premiering “Schooled”. Opening Weekend for 2016 SF Mime Troupe Summer Tour.

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“Schooled” Excerpt from SF Mime Troupe: Education. It’s like the weather: everyone has an opinion but nobody does anything about it. That’s how Livina Jones feels about her son Tom’s new school, Eleanor Roosevelt High. With it’s old textbooks, crumbling classrooms, and racist treatment of kids just like hers Livina believes Roosevelt is exactly the sort of school that can benefit from a little free-market common sense. The nanny-state government has failed to see students as individuals, and failed to give them the real-world skills they’ll need to get ahead. So who says it isn’t time for some big money, for-profit schooling?

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Hit link above to go to the entire schedule! First Shows:

 

No Lies Radio FFWN Archive: Vic Sadot with Kevin Barrett

The July 1, 2016 “False Flag Weekly News” Show on “No Lies Radio” YouTube Channel is a Livestream Show in “Hangouts” every Friday morning that is automatically archived with links to all of the stories at NoLiesRadio Home Archive & Story Links

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Singer-Songwriter Berkeley Activist Vic Sadot Guest Co-Hosts with Professor Kevin J. Barrett, author of “We Are Not Charlie Hebdo”, “Another French False Flag”, and the forthcoming “Orlando False Flag: A Clash of Histories”

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Vic Sadot Guest Co-Hosts with Kevin J. Barrett. Vic was filling in for Professor Antonius “Tony” J Hall, Editor-in-Chief of the American Herald Tribune, and author of “Earth Into Property”; and Professor James H. Fetzer, Emeritus U-MN in Philosophy, both away on sabbatical studies and projects. Kevin Barrett announced the forthcoming release of a new book to be titled “Orlando False Flag”, and he asked the audience to let him know which of the two covers shown above they prefered. Vic Sadot picked the one on the left by David Dees, whose controversial art Vic has used in many of his music videos. Dees has a new full color book out titled “The Political Art of David Dees”.

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More than 33 stories were covered with short pithy commentary. The links to those stories are listed in the description box for this show at No Lies Radio: Istanbul Turkey Terror Attack at Ataturk Airport had many advance warnings fro Turkish intelligence

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The co-hosts discussed the necessity of applying the same basic questions to the Orlando Pulse Night Club as required for such crimes  as well as a keen study of anomalies, impossibilities, and interviews of victims. One of the things that happens regularly on False Flag Weekly News is comparison with facts discovered from researching past suspect events. It was noted that many Sandy Hook School alleged victim family members from Newtown, Connecticut went on TV and other media for interviews without showing much emotion. Just as the corporate media and investigators skipped much of the required research, the family members were disturbingly skipping the normal grieving process, and rushing to put up fundraising sites. Was this a way to launder money to them? Also, they pitched a political message attacking the Second Amendment Rights to disarm US citizens who played no role in the alleged attacks. This is happening in a post 9/11 era where the state security apparatus is always given more money and power when they fail, and as the state pushes to militarize local police as part of the “Homeland Security” program. Oddly, a contingent of Sandy Hook families had VIP seats at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. And the event turned into a Martial Law Drill with 10,000 troops entering people’s homes to search for one 19 year old who was accused of the crime by Jeff Bauman and a guy named Danny. See Russ Baker at Who, What, Why for excellent research on these matters. See Russ Baker’s Don’t Rush to Judgement in Orlando Shooting (22:06) Published on Jun 17, 2016 at WhoWhatWhy Org YouTube. The Fourth Amendment rights enumerated in the US Constitution for American citizens to be secure in their houses and property were violated for thousands of Boston citizens.

One of several news stories about the Orlando event was titled “Boston Crisis Actors Visit Orlando Crisis Actors in the Hospital”. It is legitimate to ask why the alleged Boston “victims” would visit the alleged Orlando alleged “victims” in a manner to draw massive publicity to drive the narrative that the US is under “terrorist” attacks in a more frequent accelerated pace under Obama compared to all Presidents before him. Why are there always drills that seem to go live? You do not want to be near a drill at a mass gathering when simple security is all that is needed. In numerous cases, the alleged “victims” not only skip the grieving process, but they also skip the physical healing process in ways that only be called “miraculous”.

Peekay Boston is an Australian comedic commentator who created an 11:30 video titled “Surely This Is Normal… Or Is It??” at Peekay Boston YouTube Channel. (11:30) Peekay Boston says, “Jeff Bauman a Great American Hero… How can Anyone say that what we see in the Iconic Boston photo of him in a wheelchair is Not Normal?” Bauman not only lost two legs. He also got “hero” status when he identified the two Tsarnaev brothers to the FBI as the “terrorist” bombers! The other “hero” was the Cowboy Hat wearing Carlos Arredondo, who rescued Bauman by breaking all standard medical protocols by putting Bauman in a wheel-chair instead of flat out on a stretcher with legs raised and tourniqueted to reduce blood loss. Why did the many trained doctors and nurses who participate in the annual Boston Marathon “Mass Casualty Drill” not rescue Bauman properly if it was indeed real and not the annual drill done with “unwitting participants” gone live? How does breaking the protocols make you a hero instead of the subject of a lawsuit? Why did the huge number of medical professionals and ambulances available and participating in the annual drill not rescue Bauman? Is that normal? The fact that Jeff Bauman was released from the hospital just 11 days after allegedly losing two legs, and the fact that he was fully recovered 19 days later, smiling and waving the flag at the Boston Bruins hocky game is, well, “NORMAL” in post-9/11 America! In an interview Bauman even explained his miraculous and rapid recovery to his being part of the PR campaign called “Boston Strong”. He answered that his doctors said he was a ‘wolverine’.” Yet Dr. Stan Monteith, a doctor  who has performed amputations and who can also think critically, is quoted in this video as saying none of this is “normal”. Dr. Monteith concludes, “I think that this young man was a ‘crisis actor’.” The alleged mother at the Olando alleged shooting massacre named Christine did a TV spot the night of the shootings and was talking about doing something about the assault weapons instead of being at the hospital or the morgue to find out the fate of her alleged son. A couple days later she is beaming a smile and holding hands with Anderson Cooper in the way we witnessed during the Christmas TV scenes from Sandy Hook and from happily “grieving ” parents and children at other recent events. It’s tabloid soap opera “news”. Meanwhile TPP is secretly being formulated, drones are wiping out children in foreign villages, elections are being “fixed”, proxy armies hooked on amphatamines and wahhabist religion are destroying Israel’s neighbors, and NATO is amassing troops and missiles all around Russia.

Judge Napalotano’s revelation that nobody died until the Swat Team went into the Pulse Night Club after several hours waiting outside contradicts the story told by the witnesses who went on TV right away to tell the story of the scene of carnage they saw. Oddly they showed no signs of trauma or PTSD for having gone through an event they described as “horrific”.

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The New York Times used the “false flag” terminology last week, which is rare. But it mocks critical thinkers as “conspiracy theorists” for asking the standard questions that come quite naturally before you even come up with any theory at all. All journalists, detectives, and citizens must always ask of every violent criminal event: who? what why? how? means? motive? opportunity? who benefits? how? how much? who suffers? how? how much? But the goal of psychological operations is to get you to react emotionally and to implant a story before you do the rational processing. It’s called “trauma-based conditioning”… and the manipulation of that cognitive imprinting.

In spite of some flippant comments on Private Manning’s openly stated gender choice, and some uncomfortable Islamic positioning by Kevin Barrett, Vic Sadot stood up for war crimes whistle-blower Private Chelsea Manning by explaining that he respected her for her stand against war crimes, and that he felt strongly enough about it that he had changed the gender of his support song for Manning out of respect for her telling the truth about the war crimes of the Corporate Empire. See Courage To Resist – Free Chelsea Manning at Truth Troubadour YouTube. She is serving a prison sentence of 35 years and the Organization called “Courage To Resist” is working on a legal appeal and on galvanizing popular support for Manning. Vic read a quote from Chelsea Manning’s Warning Statement on the Orlando Pulse Night Club media event that was published in The Guardian (UK) June 13, 2016: “An attack like this is carefully planned and executed to maximize attention by inflaming the passions of a helpless public. Because of this, the response can be more dangerous than the attack. The refrains of “safety and security” have, for many years, been used as a tool by the powerful to justify curtailing civil liberties and emboldening backlash against immigrants, Muslim people and others”.

As part of a story on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France being closed, Vic took the opportunity to mention the SF Solidarity with French Workers action at the SF French Consulate; The use of “terrorism” by President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls to issue sweeping executive decrees to wipe out workers’ hard won rights and benefits when the austerity measures cannot be passed in the French National Assembly…

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Senator John McCain’s 2016 Republican Party primary opponent, former state Senator Dr. Kelli Ward, bluntly accused McCain, President Barrack Obama, and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of creating ISIS, and she blamed McCain for treason by declaring that his support for the Islamic State was getting Americans killed: “Arizona needs a Senator who represents Arizona, not ISIS!” Similarly a New York Times reporter named Mark Mazetti wrote that black market CIA arms for the US-Israel-Saudi-NATO mercenary proxy army in Syria was getting Americans killed.

Kevin Barrett cited an Los Angeles Times article and interpreted that the Settlement announced by Presidents Erdogan of Turkey and Netanyahu of Israel betrays Mavi Marmara Gaza Freedom Flotilla crew members killed in International waters by Israeli commandos. The co-hosts said they were eager to hear what Ken O’Keefe had to say since he was sailing on that ship in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla attempt to break the blockade of the people being collectively punished in the Gaza strip of Occupied Palestine.

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Discussion of Washington Post article on Jewish Voice for Peace leader Rebecca Vilkomerson’s call to boycott Israel. Kevin and Vic discussed some of the Anti-Apartheid Occupation groups’ infighting over Gilad Atzmon, Ken O’Keefe, Alison Weir, and others for taking a more strident and independent view than the Jewish-led pro BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) group regarding the seemingly endless occupation of Palestine due to US support. Vic mentioned Alison Weir’s new book “Against Our Better Judgment”;. She is the founder of an organization called “If Americans Knew”. Alison Weir recently had some critical exchanges with JVP. Vic commended JVP and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters for their new film “The Occupation of the American Mind” (Vic wrote 2 different positive but critical reviews in Berkeley Calling & Truth Troubadour Blogs). Click on the photo of Ken O’Keefe to hear his testimony after being beaten by Israeli commandos for disarming two of them who boarded and murdered Turkish citizens on the Mavri Marmara ship partipating in the Free Gaza Flotilla to end the blockade of Gaza.

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Israeli Intelligence Chief makes public statement that the defeat of ISIS in Syria with Russian help would not be good for Israel; Brexit and what it means to have the British people to vote to leave the super-imposed unaccountable bureaucracy headquartered in Brussels, Belgium known as the EU (European Union).

Discussion moved to the 2016 Election and corporate media attention focused on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. One story by J C Collins in Philosophy of Metrics Blog was about how Rothschild money had saved Trump from bankruptcy during his foray into crime-related gambling casinos, thus making him beholden for his subsequent “success” story. A recent Trump speech was cited for its severe critique of Clinton that is likely to be popularly received. A 2013 Trump Endorsement of Zionist Likud Party President Netanyahu is little known because it was only run in Israel. Watch the 34 second clip on YouTube!

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The American Jewish paper Forward ran an article titled “Elizabeth Warren Is the Surprising Israel Hawk on Hillary Clinton’s Vice Presidential Shortlist”. The author mocked Bernie Sanders supporters saying: “Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and liberal champion. Warren would be the natural pick to win over supporters of another progressive Democratic icon – Vermont senator Bernie Sanders. The Bernie or Bust crowd, who are still uncomfortable with Clinton, may find Warren’s positions on social and economic issues just as exciting as Sanders’s. But on Israel they disagree. Sanders made a point of challenging the party line by criticizing Israeli policies and demanding a Democratic platform that recognizes Palestinian rights; Warren chose to challenge progressives with a strong pro-Israel stance, much closer to that of the Democratic establishment…”. The pro-war and pro Israel positions of all major party Presidential candidates may not be well-known, particularly in the case of allegedly “progressive” Democrats like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Sanders played to his base by not attending the AIPAC convention, and this drew criticism from Warren.

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Third Parties making progress with so much loss of credibility in the two monopoly parties that have a private corporation set up to run Presidential debates with rules that exclude candidates from other major American political parties. Kevin pointed to an article in the Indianapolis Star about Libertarian Presidential candidate and former Governor Gary Johnson polling higher than in past elections.The article said Johnson got an astounding 10% in a recent national poll, and reported: “He called for the legalization of marijuana, term limits for politicians, free markets, fewer regulations on small businesses, a less interventionist military philosophy, reform of Social Security that includes means testing and a raised retirement age, and a replacement of the current tax structure with a flat consumption tax. “If you do away with the corporate tax,” he said, “you will issue pink slips to 80 percent of the lobbyists in Washington.”

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Vic Sadot, a Green Party member since 2007, pointed out that Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and VP candidate Honkala were arrested in 2012 when they demanded the right to participate in the 2012 US Presidential Debate at Hoftra University on Long Island, New York. Not only were they arrested, but they were handcuffed to metal chairs for 8 grueling hours. Vic challenged Democratic party members who claim that the Green Party acts as a “spoiler” of their corporate pro-war candidates. He challenged Democrats to help stop this kind of treatment of other popular American Presidential candidates, saying: “All you Democrats gotta deal with that! When you say “Oh you guys are spoilers… No! You guys are spoiling democracy”. Vic Sadot met Jill Stein in person at the Berkeley Post Office on June 3, 2016, and he encouraged her to make “Torture Accountability” a major 2016 election issue and to join the BORDC (Bill of Rights Defense Committee) campaign to demand the release of all 6,500 pages of the 2014 Senate Torture Report. Only a 500 page summary has been released to the public, and it effectively repudiates the 2004 9/11 Commission Report written by Philip Zelikow. Washington’s Blog brilliantly and logically explains why this should be important to everyone, especially the genuine 9/11 Truth & Justice Movement.  Based on Washington’s Blog, Vic explained  that the 500 page summary of the Senate Report on US Torture absolves some key people, such as Abu Zubaydah, who confessed under tortue to all manner of things he did not do, and such “testimony” was made central to the “official conspiracy theory” story about 19 Arabs led by a former CIA asset named Osama bin Laden. And that mythology was used to make foreign and domestic policy for the last 15 years! The US has built magnificent museums to sanctify that story!

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In the “Good News” department, the FFWN Co-Hosts noted that a Former Chilean Military Officer during Pinochet Coup Was Found Guilty in Florida for the Murder of legendary Chilean folk singer Victor Jara. The civil law suit was won by California-based Center for Justice & Accountability.

Other stories discussed were the following: A CBS News report on a 91 year old Pennsylvania man who lectured school groups about his experience at the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp. He was exposed to be a Holocaust Hoaxer and apologized for having only been a tourist there after WWII. A Recreational Cannibis Legalization Referendum got sufficient signatures to be on California Nov 2016 election ballot according to the San Francisco Gate. The same measure failed in 2010. Medicinal marijuana is already legalized and providing taxes to local communities. Near the end of the 59 minute show Vic plugged some of his most recent blogs at Berkeley Calling Blog: USS Liberty Vet Don Pageler spoke in Historic Fellowship Hall in Berkeley, CA on June 25, 2016 about the attack on the USS Liberty by Israel on June 8, 1967; SF Solidarity with French Workers 6-14-16;  A Review of the Documentary Film & the BDS Movement titled “The Occupation of the American Mind”; and Vic Sadot Launches IndieGoGo CD Fundraiser for a CD to be titled “Truth Troubadour” 6-24-16.

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To learn more about No Lies Radio, the participants in the False Flag Weekly News Radio Show (links to their work) that happens every Friday morning at 8 am PST; 9 am MTN; 10 am Central; 11 am EST; and 5 pm Paris, please check out the blog promoting this July 1 show. Vic Sadot to Guest Co-Host NoLiesRadio Friday July 1 Morning Show. Press Release by Vic Sadot at BERKELEY CALLING BLOG 6-29-16