Cynthia Jean Johnson and Vic Sadot of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee in Historic Fellowship Hall in Berkeley CA on 9/11/16 at the Opening Candle Lighting Ceremony for the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11/01 Terrorist Attacks on the United States of America.
TRUTH TROUBADOUR BLOG 9-21-16 Berkeley, CA: Veteran 9/11 Truth Singer-Songwriter Vic Sadot Organizes 9/11/16 Concert in Berkeley – This blog reports on the first segment from the 18 song concert. The focus is on how Vic came to write The BALLAD OF WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ at the suggestion of David Slesinger who he met at the July 22-24, 2005 DC Emergency Truth Convergence at three locations in Washington, DC: the National Press Club, Lafayette Square for a rally, and numerous sessions at American University. This segment is from the 9/11/16 Vic Sadot Concert Released audio recorded by David Yandle Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee as a “Truth & Justice Love Songs” solo concert by Vic Sadot. It opened with a Candle Lighting Ceremony by Cynthia Jean Johnson and Vic Sadot. Please share this blog and the new video! We thank you! http://truthtroubadour.blogspot.com/2016/09/veteran-911-truth-singer-songwriter-vic.html
William Rodgriguez was head janitor at the North Tower of the WTC for about 20 years. He even survived the bombing in 1993 for which the FBI was alleged to have played a major role in setting up. He came in late on 9/11/01 and threw himself into the rescue effort. He was acclaimed a hero and dined at the Bush White House until he told his story to the corporate-government press and the 9/11 Commission. Then he was shunned by that media. William Rodriguez became a leading activist and advocate for victim families and is still at that effort.
Rob and Vic Sadot performing at the July 22-24, 2005 D.C. Emergency Truth Convergence at American University. Vic also played two new 9/11 Truth songs at the rally in Lafayette Square across from the White House: “Mad Cowboy Disease” and “Are You A Citizen Or Are You A Slave?” (the latter co-written with Cindy Abromowitz)
Ray McGovern, former CIA daily briefer for several US Presidents, founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). Here he is speaking to the crowd at the D.C. Emergency Truth Convergence rally in Lafayette Square across from the White House where Vic Sadot sang his first 9/11 Truth songs. Vic went on to release a 16 song CD on 9/11/11 for the 10th Anniversary of the event titled “9/11 Truth and Justice Songs”, which remains available at CD Baby, and for which there are now videos to go with most of the songs. Some are also given away at SoundCloud by BroadsideBalladeer.
This is Donna Marsh O’Connor on 9/11/05 at the UN demanding an independent investigation and evidence of how her pregnant daughter Vanessa Lang Langdon died in the World Trade Center. Vic Sadot sang his new song, “The Ballad of William Rodriguez” at the Dag Hammorskold Plaza right after she and William Rodriguez spoke to the crowd.
The two of them teamed up on 9/11/16 to speak out. If you click on their photos here, it will take you to their 2016 9/11 presentations for “9/11 Fifteen Years Later – What Have We Learned?” (1:42:34) Other Voices, Other Choices. Donna Marsh O’Connor Introduces Ray McGovern on 9/09/16 at Binghampton University in central New York State.
For a more detailed review of Vic Sadot’s 9/11/16 concert, we refer you to the Truth Troubadour Blog on the event.
The “BERKELEY PROTEST FESTIVAL” is a Festival to Celebrate Protest in Song, Poetry, and Comedy on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10 am to 10 pm in Historic Fellowship Hall at 1924 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94709.. Country Joe McDonald suggested the idea to the Social Justice Committee of his local congregation, the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists as a fun way to do some needed fundraising. Fifty performers signed up in short order and the sign-up had to be cut off there. To Purchase Tickets in Advance, see Brown Paper Tickets! If you cannot be in Berkeley on Aug 15th, you can join us via the “CONCERT WINDOW” Live-Stream.
This photo of Country Joe McDonald was in the San Francisco Gate in an article about Joe’s upcoming speech at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on August 20 on the topic of “Music as a Vehicle for Social Change”. Thursday, Aug. 20 at 5:15 p.m. $7-$20. Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F. Click on the photo for more on that!
The sign-up for Berkeley Protest Fest (BPF) has been closed for a while now. The list of 50 performers will be posted here at the bottom, and also at Country Joe’s Web Site. Have a look around there to see Joe’s current projects too! The BPF program will run all day from 10 am to 10 pm. Each performer has 10 minutes to do one or two songs, poems, or skits. For the “protest fest” each performer will be asked to donate $5, and audience members are asked to donate a minimum of $10. This will benefit the Fellowship. Performers can do any songs they want whether original or cover. We are celebrating protest song, poetry, and comedy. We are offering an open forum to Bay Area musicians and performers to sing out, and for poets and comedians to speak out! Suggested donation for non-performers is $10. Since it is a fundraiser for one of the most dynamic and community interactive congregations in Berkeley, we most certainly do welcome larger donations.
To contact the Social Justice Committee call The Hal Carlstad Social Justice Center during the open hours of 1:30 – 5 pm Monday to Friday, or leave a message on the answering machine at 510-275-4272 at any time. This event is a fundraiser for the BFUU. Suggested Minimum Donation for Non-Performers is a minimum donation of $10. Even Performers & Volunteers are pitching in with donations of $5 and labor donated! Let’s keep the BFUU’s heritage of “Spirituality & Social Justice in the Heart of Berkeley” alive and strong! Check out the YouTube project of the BFUU Social Justice Committee and explore the many issue playlists being developed there at SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE HEART OF BERKELEY YouTube Channel.
Another key organizer for this event is the formidable Berkeley singer-songwriter activist Hali Hammer. She is back from Bali and raring to go! Her skills as an organizer shined in the movement to preserve the Berkeley Post Office from the trend to privatize all public assets into private corporate hands. Amazingly the people of Berkeley won! Hali Hammer was also recently at the Highlander Research and Education Center where activism is supported by the arts, especially folk music. Hali and Joe have been on several KPFA radio shows to promote the Berkeley Protest Festival, and Joe has garnered excellent press, most notably on the cover of The Berkeley Times run by Tim Kerr.
Berkeley Protest Fest Performer List Time Allocations
Watch on CONCERT WINDOW!
10:00 MC #1: Nanci Armstrong (Welcoming statement)
#1 10:10 – 10:20 am Leslie Hassberg
#2 10:21 – 10:31 am Marcie Boyd
#3 10:32 – 10:42 am Ron San Miguel
#4 10:43 – 10:53 am Nancy Schimmel
#5 10:54 – 11:04 am Rudy Hubbard
#6 11:05 – 11:15 am Dennis Fritzinger
#7 11:16 – 11:26 am Larry Montgomery
#8 11:27 – 11:37 am David “Redd” Welsh
#9 11:38 – 11:48 am Mike Margulis
#10 11:49 – 11:59 am Robert Katz
#11 12:00– 12:10 pm June Barter-Stash
#12 12:11 – 12:21 pm Bonnie Lockhart
#13 12:22 – 12:32 pm Tommi Avicolli Mecca
#14 12:33 – 12:43 pm Edward Purkey
#15 12:44 – 12:54 pm Jimmy Kelly
#16 12:55 – 1:05 pm Francis Collins
MC #2: Hali Hammer/Vic Sadot – Updates
#17 1:06- 1:16 pm Eleanor Walden
#18 1:17 – 1:27 pm Eliot Kenin
#19 1:28 – 1:38 pm Emily Yates
#20 1:39 – 1:49 pm Phavia Kujichagulia & Val Serrant
#21 1:50 – 2:00 pm Max Ventura
2 pm – 3 pm 1 hour Break for Lunch and Conversation
(2:50 blink lights and MC asks people to take their seats and get ready for the next act)
#22 3:00 – 3:10 pm Clyde Leland
#23 3:11- 3:21 pm Ilena Levy
#24 3:22 – 3:32 pm Peter Krug (moved from 5)
#25 3:33 – 3:43 pm Bryan Uhlenbrock
#26 3:44 – 3:54 pm Molly Thomas
#27 3:55 – 4:05 pm Dolores Helman
4:05 – 4:15 MC #3: Selma Spector (aka Mrs. T. Bill Banks)
#28 4:16 – 4:26 pm Gene Herman
#29 4:27 – 4:37 pm Pat Wynne
#30 4:38 – 4:48 pm Raybob Bowman
#31 4:49 – 4:59 pm Connie “Pwil” Tayler
#32 5:00 – 5:10 pm Country Joe McDonald
#33 5:11 – 5:21 pm Randy Berge
#34 5:22 – 5:32 pm Kaanii Powell Cleaver
#34 5:33 – 5:43 pm Ken Hayes
#36 5:44 – 5:54 pm Betsy Rose
#37 5:55 – 6:05 pm Marcus Duskin
#38 6:06 – 6:16 pm Carol Denney
#39 6:17 – 6:27 pm Anna deLeon
#40 6:28 – 6:38 pm Occupella
#41 6:39 – 6:49 pm Mari Mack
#42 6:50 – 7:00 pm Larry Poole
7:00 – 8:00 pm 1 Hour break
(7:50 blink lights and MC asks people to take their seats and get ready for the next act)
8:00 – 8:10 MC #4: Chris Chandler
#43 8:11 – 8:21 pm Rui Gouveia
#44 8:23 – 8:33 pm Mark (Mac) McDonald
#45 8:34 – 8:44 pm Vic Sadot
#46 8:45 – 8:55 pm Harbinger (Isaiah McLane and Alex Ristic)
#47 8:56 – 9:06 pm Yvette O’Tannenbaum
#48 9:07 – 9:17 pm Dan Cunningham
#49 9:18 – 9:28 pm Hali Hammer
#50 9:29– 9:39 pm Karl Pascal
New Truth Troubadour YouTube Channel post gets promoted by webmaster Shannon Hammock at the new web site to celebrate Phil Ochs’ upcoming 75th birthday on Dec 19, 2015.
Celebrating Phil Ochs Blog 8-08-17: New Phil Ochs Interview From 1973 Released To Celebrate His 75th Birthday. Founded by Shannon Hammock with a companion page at Facebook.
SUMMARY OF CONTENT: This interview took place in Washington, DC on WGTB Radio with Rich Lang, Host of Interface, a WGTB Public Affairs Program; Vic Sadot, Interviewer; Sound Engineer: Skip Pizzi. (Total time interview: 28 min, 54 sec)
Rich Lang announces “Interface” show and introduces Phil Ochs and Vic Sadot. Vic explains that Phil is in DC for a week long engagement at The Cellar Door. He then asks Phil about Watergate and what the Senate and the press are doing. Phil talks about “the Watergate conspiracy”, the possibility of impeachment of President Richard Nixon; Rich asks Phil what about Vice President Spiro Agnew; Nixon in the polls, the significance of Attorney General John Mitchell admitting to breaking the law. Phil expresses surprise that Judge Sirica pursued the Watergate case thus far, talks of the lack of character of Eliot Richardson, quotes John Lennon’s song, Working Class Hero, refers to “crooks” and “creeps” (Committee to Re-Elect the President), mentions FBI Director L. Patrick Gray admitting to having destroyed evidence, refers to the break-in to the office of Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg. Phil talks about his appearance on a TV show called “Panorama” the day before and what members of the international press, who were also on that show, were saying about the “Nixon scandal”. Phil comments on the superior nobility and utility of a parliamentary vote of no confidence compared to the impeachment process offered in the US Constitution.
Phil Ochs sings Here’s to the State of Richard Nixon, an update of a song he had previously written and released as Here’s to the State of Mississippi. Only Lyrics in white text on black background during the song segment.
Vic Sadot asks Phil Ochs about his travels in recent years. Phil covers the globe with his commentary on Vietnam and Cambodia, and his report on his most recent travels to Chile, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Bolivia, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Bali, Jakarta, Singapore, Thailand, the Phillipines, “and Philadelphia”. Phil describes the struggle going on in Chile. Salvador Allende, a socialist who nationalized the copper mines, a great national asset of Chile, that had come to be owned by ITT Anaconda. This interview is in May 1973, 4 months before the coup by General Pinochet, when ITT and CIA activities against the Chilean government are being discussed. The coup came on September 11, 1973. Phil cites the assassination of the head of the Chilean Armed Forces (General René Schneider) as a “false flag” operation to make it seem like the newly elected socialist government was attacking the Chilean military. Phil talks about the movie “State of Siege” and the nature of the movement in South America. He describes the tactics of the Tupamaros in Uruguay, and tells the story of being at a university in Uruguay when it was surrounded by the army and shots were exchanged. Phil tells about being tracked and interfered with by Interpol and being taken to a prison. We discuss the role of universities in South America. He says that folk singers make the juke box but it is still mostly romantic subjects rather than political. Phil talks about the CIA financing of a spiritual movement in Chile to drain youth from the revolutionary political movement in Chile. (There may have been more in this interview, but it appears that WGTB’s reel to reel tape ran out here.)
TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA – VOLCANO, NEW VIDEO FOR ANTI-APARTHEID SONG BY VIC SADOT: Gina Lobaccaro was inspired to do a music video interpretation of a 1988 Anti-Apartheid song by Vic Sadot titled “Volcano” from an LP titled “Ride the Wind”.
Gina Lobaccaro selected the photos and created the composition of the visual track. Gina made the video a tribute to the late great brother leader Nelson Mandela of South Africa. Volcano explodes on the notion that the ending of Apartheid was inevitable given the sheer numbers of people involved, and the will to have freedom and justice that burns in hearts of people everywhere. At the time this song was released, the US government considered Nelson Mandela to be a “terrorist” , and he languished in prison for decades. The Volcano lyrics demanded and warned the Apartheid regime, “You better let Nelson go! You’re sitting on a volcano! And it’s about to blow! You’re sitting on a volcano!” The Crazy Planet Band line-up on this track is Vic Sadot Singer-Songwriter on vocals and electric rhythm guitar, Rob Sadot on electric guitar, Ed Gorski on keyboards, Tris Hovanec (RIP) on bass, Rob Boxturtlebob Chirnside on drums, and Ellen Lebowitz on back-up vocals. Recorded by Roger Hoilman at Sound Lab Studios, Newark, DE.
A T-shirt of the “Ride the Wind” LP cover is available at VIC SADOT CRAZY PLANET BAND T-SHIRT SHOP à CafePress.
TRIBUT à NELSON MANDELA – VOLCANO: Gina Lobaccaro a été inspiré de faire une interprétation du clip d’une chanson de lutte contre l’Apartheid de 1988 par Vic Sadot intitulé « Volcano » d’un LP intitulé “Ride the Wind”. Gina Lobaccaro a sélectionné les photos et elle a fait de la composition de la voie visuelle.Gina fait la vidéo un hommage au grand frère meneur sud-africain Nelson Mandela. Volcan explose sur l’idée que la fin de l’Apartheid était inévitable compte tenu du grand nombre de personnes impliquées et la volonté d’avoir la liberté et justice qui brûle dans le coeur des gens partout. À l’époque, que cette chanson a été libérée, le gouvernement américain a considéré Nelson Mandela d’être un « terroriste », et il a langui en prison pendant des décennies. Les paroles de Volcan a exigé et a mis en garde le régime de l’Apartheid, « Il faut que vous libérez Nelson! Vous êtes assis sur un volcan! Et c’ est sur le point d’exploser! Vous êtes assis sur un volcan! » Le line-up de CRAZY PLANET BAND (Planète Folle) sur cette piste est Vic Sadot auteur-compositeur-interprète au chant et guitare électrique rhythm, Rob Sadot à la guitare électrique, Ed Gorski sur les claviers, Tris Hovanec (RIP) à la basse, Rob Boxturtlebob Chirnside à la batterie et Ellen Lebowitz au chant de la sauvegarde. Enregistré par Roger Hoilman aux Studios Sound Lab, Newark, DE.La couverture super cool pour le LP « Ride the Wind » de Crazy Planet bande a été donnée par C. S. Wayne (RIP nous sommes éternellement reconnaissants envers vous, Curt!)
Un T-shirt de cette couverture peut être fait à VIC SADOT CRAZY PLANET BAND T-SHIRT SHOP à CafePress dot com.
Noam Chomsky and the Willful Ignorance of 9/11 – Posted on November 29, 2013 by Kevin Ryan in his “Dig Within” Blog. Noam Chomsky recently engaged in a smear campaign against Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth by misrepresenting what their efforts are, what they actually say, and their size. By not availing himself to information about 9/11 that is readily available to everyone these many years after the event, and to Chomsky himself after some 30 correspondences with author-researcher Kevin Ryan, it can only be called “willful ignorance” says the former UL chemist who became a 9/11 whistle-blower. Here is the reaction of Kevin Ryan to the unscientific American professor Chomsky’s latest anti-intellectual rant. In his Florida speech Chomsky claimed not to know the basic laws of physics, saying he would defer on that to people with doctorates. Ryan reveals what Chomsky’s gate-keeper game is all about since he has a long history of dismissing deep political conspiracies since the JFK murder-coup. Kevin Ryan is co-founder of The Journal of 9/11 Studies and has a new book out titled “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects”.
In response to a question at the University of Florida recently, Noam Chomsky claimed that there were only “a miniscule number of architects and engineers” who felt that the official account of WTC Building 7 should be treated with skepticism. Chomsky followed-up by saying, “a tiny number—a couple of them—are perfectly serious.”
If signing your name and credentials to a public petition on the subject means being serious, then Noam Chomsky’s tiny number begins at 2,100, not counting scientists and other professionals. Why would Chomsky make such an obvious exaggeration when he has been presented with contradictory facts many times?
I’ve personally had over thirty email exchanges with Chomsky. In those exchanges, he has agreed that it is “conceivable” that explosives might have been used at the WTC. But, he wrote, if that were the case it would have had to be Saddam Hussein or Osama bin Laden who…
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