Community Questions KPFA Censorship, Content, and Commitment to Free Speech Radio, and Anti-War Truth Journalism

No Lies Radio has embedded the “Truth Troubadour” YouTube Channel video titled “No Lies Radio Report Public Comments KPFA Local Station Board 9 15 18”, which was done by No Lies Radio & Berkeley Calling Blog reporter Vic Sadot. 

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The meeting was held in the North Berkeley Senior Center. It was advertised at Pacifica Network Meeting Board that it was the regular public community LSB monthly business meeting; that it would have a KPFA Manager’s Report, and that it would include closed Executive Session as part of the meeting, followed by a Public Comments session at the end. The Board deserves credit for reversing that order so that public comments could be heard by General Manager Quincy McCoy and the community-elected Local Station Board could hear public comments before they asked people to leave and that invite them back to have a say if anyone was still there at 2:45 PM. After the Public Comments the meeting moved into Executive Session, which generally results with a report to the KPFA members and SF Bay Area community at a later date. 
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The 27 minute; 13 second video is an excerpt made from the “Public Comments” section of the archived audio of the KPFA Local Station Board, which was a little over 2 hours and 34 minutes. Eighteen speakers took the opportunity to state their current concerns to the community elected local station board, management, and staff in attendance.

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The main topics of concern were the following: (1) Censorship of Guns And Butter Radio; (2) A call for KPFA to support a resolution supporting the Journalism Rights of Julian Assange; (3) Content Issues: Promotion of Mockingbird News Lies about RussiaGate, Democratic Party talking points, 9/11 Truth, foreign terrorists waging a war against the elected government of Syria, Military Intervention, and issues related to investigating historical accuracy by the use of weaponized terminology such as “Anti-Semitism” to prevent criticism of the violent military Apartheid occupation of Palestine, and the calculated use of “Hate Speech” as a cover for the Suppression and De-Platforming of those engaging in “Free Speech”.

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18 Listeners List Public Comments KPFA LSB 9-15-18 NoLiesRadioReport

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There is a disagreement over First Amendment Press Rights at KPFA Pacifica Meetings advertised as “public meetings” as distinguished from “executive session” meetings. At the last KPFA Local Station Board the LSB voted to not allow video recordings; thus censoring the press in attendance. Labor Video YouTube Channel was ordered to not film at the previous meeting and they put their camera away. In the No Lies Radio coverage of the last KPFA LSB meeting you can see that there were 2 men acting as “security” for the KPFA LSB who told the NoLiesRadio reporter, Vic Sadot, to stop filming.
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NO LIES RADIO Exclusive Report Published 8-19-18: “Guns & Butter banned by KPFA” features Bonnie Faulkner and others in the “Public Comments” session at the community elected KPFA Local Station Board Meeting on 8-18-18. Also documented on video were attempts to censor the First Amendment Press Rights of the press in attendance. Watch Bonnie and “Public Comments” now embedded at No Lies Radio at Truth Troubadour YouTube Channel by Vic Sadot reporting on Censorship at “Free Speech Radio” in Berkeley.  More on this challenge to reporter’s rights below.

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Ann Garrisson asked the KPFA Local Station Board, “Do you reall want to go on record as opposing a resolution in support of Julian Assange”? She told the Sept 15, 2018 gathering about her participation in the #Unity4J programs, and that Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame, Joe Lauria, current editor of Consortium News founded by the late Robert Parry, were participants and signatories as well as Michael Parenti. She said that Daniel Ellsberg was surprised to hear that there was resistance to supporting Assange and wikileaks.

The Importance of Supporting the Journalist Press Rights of Julian Assange: Ann Garrison Interviewed by Don DeBar, #Unity4J Vigil, 1 Sept 2018. (13 m 03) #Unity4J YouTube Channel. Join Joe Lauria, Editor in Chief of Consortium News, for a chain of interviews with Julian Assange’s supporters and friends. https://youtu.be/uyjVGryc69U

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19 Daniel Ellsberg Interviewed by Joe Lauria, #Unity4J Vigil, 1 Sept 2018 (38 m 16) #Unity4J YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/XOMkGIlns6o

At the 8-18-18 LSB Meeting, No Lies Radio reporter Vic Sadot was twice told to stop filming during the Public Comments session by two different men acting as volunteer “security”. One later apologized and stated that he thought it was not right after he had thought about it. Although the No Lies Radio reporter continued to film, as directed by the owner of NoLiesRadio, Allan Rees, the reporter was effectively prevented from covering some of the comments of Bonnie Faulkner, host of the censored 17 year old summarily terminated program called “Guns And Butter Radio”, and all of the comments by Allan Rees of NoLiesRadio, a Pacifica Affiliate.

See NO LIES RADIO REPORT Published 8-19-18 by No Lies Radio, a Pacifica Affiliate, reporter Vic Sadot: Guns & Butter banned by KPFA – Public Comments at the community elected KPFA Local Station Board Meeting.
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On 9-15-18 Allan Rees again claimed First Amendment Press Rights on behalf of No Lies Radio, an independent Pacifica affiate stattion, to Christina Huggins, current appointed LSB Chair, who presented papers claiming an LSB right to ban video coverage. Allan Rees decided to not film at this time to avoid confrontation, time wasted in courts, and delays in reporting the public comments for 9-15-18.

An audio is usually recorded except when “executive sessions” are invoked. This NoLiesRadio video report by Vic Sadot attempts to provide visuals to represent past and current historical context to the public comments audio provided by the Pacifica archive. Whereas, the current KPFA LSB seems to have a problem with transparency in blocking other Press from video reporting its public meeting portions in spite of having an option to shout out the press and community byy invoking an “executive session”, which may sometimes be needed to discuss personnel employment related issues or matters in litigation.
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All Pacifica Meeting Notices are listed at KPFTX dot org in advance and many of them have audio archives for the public to listen to on line or to download for free. https://kpftx.org
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Daniel Borgström of Veterans for Peace, who has a great blog called “Daniel’s Free Speech Zone” was keen to alert those in attendance to alert the community to the fact that KPFA LSB elections are coming soon. He stated that MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018 is the DEADLINE for qualifying to be a voting member in the next election.  Daniel Borgström announced the formation of a slate to be called “Rescue Pacifica” for which he passed out an email sign-up sheet. He asked people to join to work together for their interests in KPFA and Pacifica, and you can sign up now by emailing to danielfortyone@gmail.com
Borgström encouraged people to find candidates with a real committment to Free Speech Radio and anti-war truth journalism, as well as transparency in governance without censorship. 
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Architect Scott Page, an active member of Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance, came out to his second KPFA Board meeting in support of Bonnie Faulkner and to speak against the termination of her long-standing GunsAndButter Radio Show. He reminisced with respect and appreciation about Bonnie and her 11 year old suddenly censored show for all the reporting and interviewing that has been presented. At 18 minutes into the video you can hear Scott say,I first heard of KPFA in 1975 when the station had the courage to read Phillip Agee’s ‘Inside the Company’ for a complete week. And it really changed my whole political structure. I didn’t know anything about what was going on. And I say, can’t we give one show one hour a week to do the thing?”
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Vic Sadot quote from the 8-18-18 KPFA LSB meeting in the screenshot above. Several speakers were interrupted by sudden bursts of loud music that seemed to be coming from a lap top at the front table. That was preserved in the audio that’s in the  Pacifica Network Archives for Meeting Information.

Important Related Links Below:

Pacifica Remembers Its Pacifist Roots by Matt Swanson-Hurley, May 25, 2015 Pacifica Network

No Lies Radio posts SF Rally To Defend Julian Assange 8 01 18 NoLiesRadio Report by Vic Sadot, and the full Labor Video Report on the Aug 1, 2018 Speak-Out for at the San Francisco Ecuador and UK Consulates: “Free Julian Assange NOW! SF Rally & Speak-out To Defend Julian Assange” http://noliesradio.org/archives/151681

Free Julian Assange NOW! SF Rally & Speak-out To Defend Julian Assange (36 m 42) laborvideo YouTube Channel Published on Aug 1, 2018. https://youtu.be/d4yHvfVMiVE

On August 1, 2018 a rally and march was held to demand the freedom of Julian Assange and against the expulsion of him from the Ecuadoran embassy in London. Speaking from New York was journalist, WBAI host and activist Randy Credico as well as OSHA whistleblower Darrell Whitman who was able to use WikiLeaks to find the connection between Obama operative John Podesta and Karen Lerner who ran the Office of Special Counsel OSC which was supposed to investigate and stop corruption in the government. Trade unionists, journalists and civil rights activists talked about the need to defend whistleblower Julian Assange and prevent his arrest and incarceration by the UK and US government. They also marched to the San Francisco UK consulate and also challenged the UK government for it’s attack on Assange. Production of Labor Video Project

 

 

Broadside Balladeer Blog Reports New Phil Ochs CD Release by Various Artists

A group called “Celebrating Phil Ochs” that was set up to celebrate the 75th birthday of topical folk singer-songwriter Phil Ochs has gone on to produce two collections of Phil Ochs songs and tributes.

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The first collection was released in 2015. It was titled “We’re Going To Say It Now!”. The new 2018 CD is “We’re Going To Say It Again!” See Broadside Balladeer Blog article below for the details and links!
 
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Blog, August 30, 2018: Celebrating Phil Ochs Group Releases 2018 Phil Ochs Tribute CD #2 Titled: “We’re Gonna Sing It Again!”.
Produced by Shannon Hammock.

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Note: Vic Sadot blogs at several blogs. Broadside Balladeer Blog deals with political folk music, especially the Phil Ochs legacy. Truth Troubadour Blog deals with 9/11 and deep politics. BERKELEY CALLING BLOG covers free speech issues in Berkeley and the Bay Area or in general. Notices of new blogs are ofter reported at Berkeley Calling and at VicSadot.com.

Bonus! I was 25 years old when I interviewed Phil Ochs in May 1973… 

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1973 Phil Ochs Audio Became a 2015 Vimeo Video: “Phil Ochs May 1973 Interview: Nixon, Watergate, & South America” by Vic Sadot & Rich Lang (30:10) Vic Sadot Broadside Balladeer Vimeo Channel. Phil talks about Nixon, Watergate developments, the TV show he was on the day before, and his travels in South America. 

Berkeley Livestream Listening Room Deep Truth Visionaries Speak Out Conference by NoLiesRadio: Report on the Mockingbird Media Panel

This is a report on the Friday Mockingbird Media panel of the Berkeley NoLiesRadio Livestream Listening Room for the Deep Truth Visionaries Speak Out conference on the weekend of June 8-19, 2018. The title of the opening panel of the 2018 “Left Out Forum” was titled “Mockingbird 2.0: Propaganda, Fake News, and Censorship”.

You can watch these archived Friday and Saturday panel videos or the upcoming Sunday live panels with a small donation to No Lies Radio! You choose the Amount of your Donation! $20 is suggested. Any size donation appreciated. Donate more if you can! Share the links! For tickets & details on the Deep Truth Livestream, see the Free Archive after 6/22/18 http://noliesradio.org/archives/147338

Panelist Ray McGovern was roughed up by Capitol Police for shouting out questions that the Congressional Panel refused to ask of Trump CIA nominee Gina Haspel, who had operated a secret torture site in Thailand and had a role in destroying the video evidence of the torture sessions. See Ret. CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Brutalized By Police At Haspel Confirmation (2 min 34) Published on May 9, 2018 at ZeroHedge Janitor.

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Alison Weir was speaking in San Jose while we were doing this livestream. So her presentation for this panel was pre-recorded. Mockingbird 2.0: Propaganda, Fake News, and Censorship panel. Alison Weir’s topic was “How Pro-Israel Thought Police Are Silencing Americans”. http://ifamericaknew.org/about_us/

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Alison Weir is a journalist who reports at “If Americans Knew” blog, President of the Council for the National Interest (USA), and author of “Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the US was used to create Israel”. http://againstourbetterjudgment.com
The Saturday panel on Palestine was one of the panels censored from participation by the “Left Forum” the week before in NYC. In addition to Alison Weir, the Deep Truth Livestream panel includes Ziyad Shihadah – Being Gazan: Transcending the Psychological Blockade (pre-recorded); Samir Salem – Documenting Gaza: A Visual Catalog of Brutality and Resistance; and Kathy Shihadah – Invisible Blockades: Impediments to Peace in Gaza.

Excerpts from Israel-Palestine News by IfAmericansKnew blog: “The Left Forum, the largest leftist conference in the country, has a history of censoring views they do not support. In 2017, four of our five panels were banned. Our group responded by organizing a highly successful alternative conference we dubbed the “Left Out Forum.” This year, 2018, all of our panels were banned, once again with zero explanation. Refusing to be silent, we created an alternative online conference for the weekend following the Left Forum and called it Deep Truth: Visionaries Speak Out…

Despite last year’s challenges, we were hopeful and confident that the Left Forum would accept our panels this year in light of their 2018 Left Forum theme, “Towards a New Strategy for the Left.” Their theme proclaimed: “Unity allows for differences and embraces other voices—it does not squelch them. We do not have to block dissent and critical self-analysis.” In January, 2018, we wrote the Board to say we were delighted with their theme and hoped to work with them this year, but given the difficulties we had the year before, we requested they guarantee us that if they approved our panels, they would not renege and censor them. We were answered with silence.”

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Screenshot of Suzie Dawson of wikileaks, speaking as part of the Mockingbird 2.0: Propaganda, Fake News, and Censorship panel. Her topic was titled “Julian Assange: Censored to Death?” Much of the discussion was about Assange’s history and current status, about his position as a journalist, and what she has learned as a wikileaks insider. The moderator Tom Kiely posed one tough question about a comment by Julian Assage where he said he found 9/11 conspiracy theorists to be “annoying”. She seemed unaware of the comment by Assange. She claimed that there was a lot of 9/11 related revelations posted at wikileaks website. It seemed to be a fair discussion of legitimate concerns. 9/11 Truth activists will be sure to follow her advice and go to see what’s actually posted at wikileaks about the crimes of 9/11 and the Anthrax Attacks, and how they were used as traumatic conditioning of the public and as a “Deep State” policy coup on the US political policies at home and abroad.
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Screenshot of Vic Sadot, organizer of the Berkeley No Lies Radio Livestream Listening Room, asking a question that challenges the Truth Movement to get involved in demanding the release of the 6,700 pages of the 2014 Senate Report on CIA Torture. In December 2016 President Obama classified the Torture Report top secret for another 12 years. Thus Obama made the actual report unavailable to the public that paid for the report, and delaying or burying all prospects for prosecutions and the legal discovery process. The public only got a 500 page summary of the Senate Torture Report, which discredited the US image and integrity globally since there is no attempt to get right with international treaties against torture to which the USA is a signatory.

Here is an excellent review of the 500 page summary of the Senate Report on US Torture released to the Public by the Senate Intelligence Committee in December 2014: Torture Architect Tries to Justify Program … Fails Miserably By Washington’s Blog Global Research, December 16, 2014 http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/12/torture-911-evil-last-13-years.html

Join the BORDC campaign! The Bill of Rights Defense Committee: Will the Senate Torture Report Disappear? May 2, 2016 by Chip Gibbons. We demand the release of all 6,700 pages of the US Senate Report on the US Use of Torture! 

This “Deep State” illegality of torture was green-lighted for continuation by the Obama regime’s complicity in the cover-up and refusal to prosecute what is clearly illegal in US and international law. So Trump appointed torture advocates to the State Dept and the CIA and got enough “bi-partisan” support from both of the pro-war corporate monopolization parties to get the criminals appointed in 2018.

Panelist Ray McGovern was roughed up by Capitol Police for shouting out questions that the Congressional Panel refused to ask of President Trump’s nominee CIA nominee Gina Haspel, who had operated a secret torture site in Thailand and had a role in destroying the video evidence of the torture sessions. See “Ret. CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Brutalized By Police At Haspel Confirmation” (2 min 34) Published on May 9, 2018 at ZeroHedge Janitor https://youtu.be/uxzdXsgPkJI

Vic cited the 2013 documentary by Adnan Zuberi, “9/11 in the Academic Community”, and the two professors quoted in the trailer for the film to present a question about why the US Truth Movement has not prioritized the issue of “Torture Accountability” while instead spending enormous amounts of time and energy trying to get some “classified” 28 pages from a long discredited 2002 Joint Congressional Inquiry Report on 9/11 that served as the first official cover-up of the crimes of 9/11 and the subsequent Anthrax attacks on the US Congress itself.
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Professor Michael Truscello of Mount Royal University states: “25% of the footnotes in the 9/11 Commission Report are based on torture testimony.” Professor Graeme MacQueen of McMaster University, author of “The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for Domestic Conspiracy”, says, “They made it (torture) the core of their story and they d
on’t discuss that these guys were tortured.”

Watch the trailer for the “9/11 in the Academic Community” documentary by Adnan Zuberi. It’s about 3 minutes long, and it’s followed by the full movie in a Truth Troubadour playlist. 

9/11 in the Academic Community” (58:05) 911TVorg YouTube Channel. Now in the “9/11 & Other False Flag Investigations” playlist at “Truth Troubadour” YouTube Channel. 

Obama Buries Torture Report For Twelve Years (12:52) The Jimmy Dore Show YouTube Channel Published on Dec 16, 2016: President Barack Obama will keep from public view a report detailing the ways the United States CIA has committed the war crime of torture. https://youtu.be/knsFEpmiSfc

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Alison Weir was speaking in San Jose at this time. She sent in a pre-recorded video for the kickoff panel of the weekend long “Deep Truth Visionairies Speak Out”  Conference for the panel titled “Mockingbird 2.0: Propaganda, Fake News, and Censorship”. She participated live in the Saturday forum. Photo by Vic Sadot.
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Screenshot of Mark Crispin Miller from the NoLiesRadio “Deep Truth” Livestream

Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media studies at New York University, speaking in the first panel of the weekend long Deep Truth conference on Friday, June 8, 2018. The opening panel session is titled the “Mockingbird 2.0: Propaganda, Fake News, and Censorship”. Mark did a great job at kicking off the weekend and opening the Deep Truth Visionaries Speak Out Livestream Conference. His topic was “The Silence of the Left” and it was a remarkable historical review replete with examples of media manipulation resulting in alarming losses of liberty and civility in our society of perpetual “war on terror”. 

Mark Crispin Miller Blog http://markcrispinmiller.com

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Gerry Docherty, Professor of History, speaking in the first panel of the weekend long Deep Truth conference panel on Friday, June 8, 2018 titled the “Mockingbird 2.0: Propaganda, Fake News, and Censorship”. The title of his presentation is “How History Gets Memory Holed”.

More on Gerry Docherty’s work:
Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War – Hardcover – September 1, 2014 by Gerry Docherty and Jim MacGregor. Review by Antony C. Black at Global Research July 19, 2017. https://www.globalresearch.ca/hidden-history-the-secret-origins-of-the-first-world-war/5600090

Gerry Docherty – “Feeding the Enemy ” – A Lecture about Herbert Hoover and the Commission for Belgian Relief (CBR) & Profiteering & Political Machinations of WW I (1 h 09 m 08) Published on Nov 28, 2014 at Beyond the Centenary 1914 – 1918 YouTube History Channel https://youtu.be/Udhq5YocJvE

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Lori Fohl, in the Berkeley NoLiesRadio Livestream Listening Room, an activist with the Northern CA 9/11 Truth Alliance, asked a question about Russiagate, the “Steele Dossier”, and Trump’s actual policy direction. This is about 3 hours and 18 minutes into the Friday, June 8, 2018 kickoff panel session titled “Mockingbird 2.0: Propaganda, Fake News, and Censorship”. Cynthia Jean Johnson, smiling at right, was on the No Lies Radio livestream listening room event team.

Watch all of these great panels in archived for your listening convenience for a small donation to No Lies Radio! You choose the Amount of your Donation! $20 is suggested. Any size donation appreciated. Donate more if you can! Share the links! For tickets & details on the Deep Truth Livestream, see http://noliesradio.org/deeptruth
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For musical commentary, please visit the Vic Sadot & Truth Troubadour YouTube Channels. Try “Full Spectrum Dominance” as it relates to this topic!

If we don’t want to descend into a stinkin’ fascist state

We better make some better history before it’s all too late!

Now the media manipulators make a false world view!

Make the victims the aggressors! Make the lies seem true!

Making death and destruction from tax dollars spent!

Making ill-begotten profits for the one percent!


Full spectrum dominance is the policy

Making systemic violence and tyranny!

Full spectrum dominance makes us all the enemy!

But a better world is possible! This ain’t the way it has to be!

This ain’t the way it has to be!

By Vic Sadot

Vic Sadot has been active with No Lies Radio as a reporter, False Flag Weekly News guest host, video and music creator, and as an event producer since 2008. Vic is active with IAmTheFaceofTruth 9/11 Truth visibility and education project founded by Claudio Marty and the related Facebook page for California Activists for 9/11 Truth. See also the Facebook info sharing page called Truth Movement Integrity Activists. Explore the many links on this page that have been embedded in this Berkeley Calling Blog. Four of Vic Sadot’s music career CD’s remain available at CD Baby. The Offiical Home Site for Vic Sadot Music is http://www.vicsadot.com

Vic Sadot blogs at Truth Troubadour Blog at Blogspot on 9/11 related issues, on Broadside Balladeer Blog at Blogspot about political music, and at Berkeley Calling Blog at WordPress concerning the living legacy of free speech in Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Vic is active in the music video community at YouTube with Vic Sadot YouTube and Truth Troubadour YouTube channels, and Vic presents a diverse offering of poets and balladeers at Vic Sadot Vimeo.

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SF Bay Area Spring 2018 Action in Oakland CA To End the Wars at Home and Abroad

In the aftermath of President Trump’s rash and reckless launching of missiles on Syria in some illogical and illegal display of brute destructive power, there was a call by a broad coalition of anti-war groups to rally in various cities in the USA and around the world. The theme on the Bay Area notice I heeded said “End the Wars at Home & Abroad”, and that’s the link to reports from various locations gathered in one place.

This blog will have a mix of photos that I took at the colorful and spirited Anti-War march on April 15, 2018 in Oakland, CA, and some screenshots from the 3 minute video I made called Salute to the Spring 2018 Oakland Anti-War Rally Participants”.
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Lake Merritt made a beautiful natural back-drop to the stage as you can see in the photos. The speaker above is Pierre Labossiere of the Haiti Action Committee. International Solidarity Against War was a theme I appreciated among the speakers. The event began at 11 am with a gathering of the crowd at the Amphitheater on Lake Merritt. It was sunny and festive and something of a grand re-union of veteran peace and justice activists from throughout the SF Bay Area mixed with a new wave of youthful anti-war demonstrators. I certainly enjoyed chatting with the kindred spirits I’ve come to know since moving from Delaware and planting my roots here in 2008.  At 11:30 am speakers and music began to be presented. 
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Lucky for me that I got a photo and video clip of myself by Gypsy Taub. I returned the favor by taking photos of her and her kids. I was heeding the 911TAP (9/11 Truth Action Project) call that was posted by IAmTheFaceOfTruth Facebook 9/11 Truth visibility group to demonstrate and communicate 9/11 Truth at these Spring 2018 Anti-War Marches. I was also heeding the call by this local San Francisco Bay Area Anti-War Coalition that was posted on Facebook. There are lots of links from other partiicpants posted there since the event.

One thing that motivated me and hundreds of thousands of other people of conscience to get out to the Spring 2018 Anti-War Action was that Trump had just bombed Syria without consulting the US Congress or waiting for evidence from an investigation. He put himself on shaky Constitutional grounds there. But the Democrats seem to want war too. And they would rather talk about Russia-gate and Stormy Daniels and Trump Tweets… They will talk about anything but how Obama continued Bush policies and how Hillary Clinton could lose to a chump like Trump by seeming to be the greater of two evils as the pro-war candidate.

The last time Trump bombed Syria after the last false flag chemical attack one year earlier, he did so under pressure from Israel and the NeoCons and NeoLiberals occupying the swamp of corruption that is the US Congress in the District of Columbia. This demo took place a couple days after IDF snipers had murdered unarmed protesters in the Gaza strip of occupied Palestine for calling for an end to the Apartheid occupation and for recognition of their right to return to their lands in Palestine. The war on Yemen by Saudi Arabia with US-Israel support was also addressed. Likewise Trump’s bellicose threats toward Iran and North Korea, and the seemingly endless war on Afghanistan where the black market of poppy fields and vast mineral resources are the plunder.
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Clicking on the above photos will link you to the Vimeo or YouTube posts of my 3 minute “Salute” video. Salute to Spring 2018 Oakland Anti-War Rally Participants” (3 min/ 9 seconds) SF Bay Area Anti-War Rally Report on April 15 Tax Day Peace March from the Lake Merritt Amphitheater to downtown Oakland by Vic Sadot at Vimeo. (1920 x 1280) Vic uses a mix of photos and video clips and the “Truth Troubadour” CD licensed recording of “Masters of War” at CD Baby.

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The march went from Lake Merritt for several city blocks to arrive at Oakland City Hall for another round of speakers and music in Oscar Grant Plaza (aka Frank Ogawa Plaza).
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BROADSIDE BALLADEER BLOG: “Salute to Spring 2018 Oakland Anti-War Rally Participants”
TRUTH TROUBADOUR BLOG: April 16, 2018 “Salute to Spring 2018 Oakland Anti-War Rally Participants” (Note: The best quality, typo & timing edited, final cut version is the video at Vimeo and at Vic Sadot YouTube. This Truth Troubadour blog uses the first post at the Truth Troubadour YouTube Channel that had some typos and tighter timing snyc with lyrics corrected in the later versions.)
Official Site for Vic Sadot Music is VicSadot.com 

9/11 Truth & Justice Songs  9/11/11 by Vic Sadot at CD Baby

Free Political Songs by Broadside Balladeer Vic Sadot at SoundCloud! Here’s one for the occassion! Post 9/11 Love Me I’m A Liberal
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Post 9/11 Love Me I’m A Liberal by Vic Sadot on 9/11 Truth & Justice Songs CD (2011) audio on CD Baby YouTube Artist Collections CD Playlist

 

Project Censored interviews William Pepper, King Family Attorney, on the evidence at the 50th Anniversary of the Murder of Martin Luther King

The Plot to Kill King” – Project Censored Radio Show on KPFA PACIFICA in Berkeley, CA 4-06-18. Mickey Huff and Ken Burroughs of San Francisco University interview William Pepper, author of three books about the Murder of Martin Luther King. https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=282877

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Book Cover: The Plot to Kill King published 2017 by Skyhorse Publishing
William Pepper explains that he met Dr King because King wanted to speak with him about his reporting from Vietnam, particularly due to his photos published in Ramparts Magazine in 1967 showing the effect of the war on the children of Vietnam. Pepper got to know the family as a result of his first book in 1995, Orders To Kill. The King family and William Pepper visited James Earl Ray in prison. They were convinced that he was not the killer. They came to believe that he had not acted out of racist hatred toward MLK, but rather as a patsy in a large conspiracy involving criminals in and out of government. Efforts to get a new trial and medical help for James Earl Ray failed, and he died in prison.

The King family decided to file a civil trial in Memphis in 1999. William Pepper was the lawyer for the King family in their civil trial victory at which a unanimous jury of 6 whites and 6 blacks convicted former Memphis cop Loyd Jowers and “unnamed government co-conspirators” for the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pepper’s second book was released in 2003 on Verso Books. It tells about what came out in the trial and was put into the public historical record. The transcripts from the trial can be read at the King Center website.

The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia USA King Family Statement & Transcripts from the Assassination Conspiracy Trial Victory in Memphis in 1999
http://www.thekingcenter.org/assassination-conspiracy-trial

My song highlights some of the most disturbing items that came out in the trial, and my video used the photos from that book with permission of William Pepper. The song bears the same title as the book, “An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King”. The recording with Eric Golub on violin from the 2016 “Truth Troubadour” CD was aired on this program from 17:34 to 22:20 on Project Censored – The Plot To Kill King 4-06-18.

An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King (2013) (5:31) Truth Troubadour YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/fcoZ3jMXrww

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William Pepper is the author of three books about the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. The interview moves on to discuss what he discovered in his third and last book, which was published in 2017 by Skyhorse Publishing. The third book is titled The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

William Pepper claims that an enormous amount of additional information has been gathered since the second book published 15 years earlier. Project Censored Guest Host, Ken Burroughs asks Dr. Pepper about the new revelations about how Dr King died that are in his last book. Dr. Pepper names the shooter as Memphis cop Frank Strausser. He names the doctor in the hospital who smothered Dr. King under a pillow as Dr. Breen Bland. He tells the sources for this information. He names other “co-conspirators” who were already named in his last MLK book.

William Pepper was the keynote speaker at the annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival on 9-11-17 in Oakland, CA, which is sponsored by the Northern CA 9/11 Truth Alliance. All the films and speakers were live-streamed and archived by No Lies Radio at their Vimeo channel. Click on the photo to go to the part 6 section archive where William Pepper is the keynote speaker afterbeing introduced by Bonnie Faulkner, host of the Guns & Butter Radio show, which is also broadcast from KPFA PACIFICA in Berkeley, CA. 
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William Pepper and Vic Sadot chat in the lobby of the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA on 9-17-17. He’s receiving the “Truth Troubadour” CD that has the song “An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King” as song #6 of 18 on the Dec 2016 CD Baby release.

Dr. William F. Pepper – Keynote Speaker “9/11 Truth Film Festival” 9-11-2017 Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, California (52 min/27 sec) No Lies Radio Vimeo Archive  https://vimeo.com/233568273 

Note from William Pepper to Vic Sadot for writing this song about his second of three books about the murder of Dr Rev Martin Luther King, Jr. The re-make video with Eric Golub in the studio soundtrack was done in 2013. The master-mix of the song was finally released on Dec 19, 2017 on the “Truth Troubadour” CD at CD Baby:
Thanks so much for the effort you and others are making in the common struggle to air the truth about how this Republic, and each one of us, lost Martin. Thank you for taking the time to put some important history into a ballad. This, of course, is the role of the Balladeer without whom much of history would be lost, especially in our time with the consolidation of control of the mainstream media. I am grateful.” Bill Pepper

WHO KILLED MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND WHY? By William Pepper, Published at Popular Resistance 4-02-18 by Kevin Zeese 

Nuclear Heartland USA Video of John LaForge Lecture on the Updated Book Nuclear Heartland by Nukewatch

“Nuclear Heartland”, the book, was first published in 1988. It listed the locations of all land-based nuclear missile silos in the United States. John LaForge of Nukewatch updated and republished a 2015 report on the status of such land-based nuclear silos in the United States.
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John LaForge presented a power-point lecture on the book and the nuclear weapons abolition movement on 10-13-16 in Fellowship Hall. The 58 minute video “Nuclear Heartland USA” was made by Vic Sadot from an audio recording by Sound Engineer David Yandle. It was published to “Social Justice in the Heart of Berkeley” YouTube on March 29, 2017.

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John LaForge of Nukewatch was accompanied on this speaking tour with German nuclear abolitionist activist Marion Küpker, who represents GAAA, Gewaltfreie Aktion Atomwaffen Abschaffen (Nonviolent Action to Abolish Nuclear Weapons). It is a German organization dedicated to the total abolition of nuclear weapons.

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Since many of us had not heard that a historic vote in the UN General Assembly was coming up on Oct 27, 2016, we learned about it from John LaForge. The vote was overwhelming to make 2017 the year to push the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty forward through UN sponsored conferences: 123 In Favor; 38 Against; 16 Abstentions. The vote was something of an act of defiance toward the Security Council, and almost all nuclear-armed powers voted no, with some notable abstentions. The mainstream media buried the story as if it was not a significant event in human history!

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The outcome of the upcoming Oct 27, 2017 UN General Assembly Vote for talks to move the NPT Treaty forward was presaged by John LaForge on Oct 13, 2016 in Berkeley. We include information of that vote with the advantage of releasing the video in late March 2017. The US, UK, and other nuclear powers boycotted the March 2017 conference. Did your media even cover the crucial talks to ban nuclear weapons from the Earth?

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The next NPT UN conference is scheduled for July 2017! Make your country attend the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty talks about the signatory obligations and the need to press this issue vital to human survival forward. Remember that previous negotiations did lead to significant affirmed nuclear disarmament and a reduction of tensions.  This was moving forward until GW Bush unilaterally withdrew the US from the ABM Treaty with Russia! Making the Middle East a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone is one of the immediate priorities of the countries pressing forward and of many nuclear abolition activists of many nations.America-sends-nuclear-bombers-to-Russian-Borders_The-National-Interest

Cynthia Jean Johson welcomed everyone to Historic Fellowship Hall in Berkeley. Author-activist Cecile Pineda did the introduction of John LaForge of Nukewatch. BFUU Social Justice Committee activists Ingrid Kepler-May and James Beatty appear in the Q&A session. Ingrid Kepler-May is in the Q&A segment at around 49:10 of the 58 minute video. She is in a discussion with speaker John LaForge about the effects of US use of depleted uranium in weapons and armor, particularly how it contaminates the environment and causes birth defects in Iraqi babies. Ingrid witnessed these results first-hand on a visit to hospitals in Iraq. The 58 minutes video was made by Vic Sadot from an audio recording by David Yandle of a John LaForge NukeWatch Book Update presentation by John in Fellowship Hall, Berkeley, CA on Oct. 13, 2016. The event was sponsored by BFUU Social Justice Committee.

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There are two a 6 minute excepted videos also posted at YouTube, one of Marion Küpker speaking about the German Peace movement, NATO, Russia, and the situation in Syria; one of the Q&A session with Ingrid Kepler-May talking about where the nuclear arms race is today and about the use of depleted uranium by the United States in weapons and war machinery armour, which when blasted to dust causes birth defects in children and cancers in others who come into contact with the radioactive dust.

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It was a stunning and memorable update presentation by John LaForge to celebrate the 2015 re-publication of “Nuclear Heartland”! The book was first published in 1988 to let Americans know where the nuke silos are, and that they make you less secure in contradiction of the stated nuclear “deterrence” goal. This only becomes apparent after you understand the war profiteering and the unacceptable risks involved in nuclear radiation, and the climate of fear needed to promote the arms race.

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Can you help to get this video seen and heard? The format is based on the usual Public Access Cable TV requirements. Anyone can download and use this video under Creative Commons Copyright with accreditation and non-profit educational use. Can you forward this to someone who does that? Or can you be the person to make that happen in your community? If so, thank you! Contact Vic Sadot at vic.bfuu.sjc@gmail.com

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