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Dr. Tom Williams, Dr.James Dahlgren and Paul Ferrazzi All Discuss the Dangers of Fracking

Dr. Tom Williams, received his education/PhD from UC Berkeley in Geology/Zoology. His important oil and gas experiences include the following:

Important Oil and Gas Experiences

US Corps of Engineers, Louisiana Gulf-Baton Rouge Environmental/Mineral Resources Development Plan

Chevron/Morro Bay Import terminal and Pipelines - SFB/LA

Kettleman Hills/Coalinga Oil and Gas Reserves, Geology, and Paleontology

Elk Hills Naval Strategic Reserves, Production and Transmission Plan and Assessment

LA-Midland/Odessa Alaskan Crude Oil Terminal and Pipeline Plan and Assessment

ARCO refinery Shell Refiners Wilmington/Carson redevelopment

Parson Corp Endicott Arctic Ocean Oil Platform Plan, Design, and Construction Management

Downtown LA Oil Fields and Contamination, Environmental Supervisor, LA Metro Rail, Red Line, Phase 1

Philippines Oil/Energy, Geology, and Export Potentials

Sacramento Natural Gas Storage Facility Plan and Assessment

SoCalGas Co. Gas Storage Facilities, Montebello and Playa Del Rey Plan and Divestures

UAE Dubai Oil Geology and Gas Storage

CEQA Documents Review and Comments for CEQA and Applications, DOGGR Distr. 1, 2, & 4

James Dahlgren, MD, is a board certified internist, retired assistant professor from UCLA School of Medicine.  He has been in private practice in internal medicine with a sub specialty in toxicology for forty years.  He has studied and treated thousands of patients with toxic chemical injuries including number victims of toxic chemical poisoning, including the subjects dramatized in the Erin Brockovich movie.  

Currently, Dr. Dahlgren has been treating and evaluating people with exposures of oil field chemicals since the 1970s.  He is currently evaluating data from people living near the Baldwin Hills oil field.

Paul Ferrazzi is the Executive Director Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community

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Iraqi-American Dahlia Wasfi Talks About Obama's Justification for Offensive Airstrikes in Iraq

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi is an internationally known speaker and activist. Born in the United States to an American Jewish mother and an Iraqi Muslim father, she lived in Iraq as a child, returning to the U.S. at age 5. After graduating from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Biology in 1993, she earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Dr. Wasfi has made two trips to Iraq ...to visit her extended family since the 2003 "Shock and Awe" invasion, including a three month stay in Basrah in the spring of 2006. She has brought her eyewitness account of life under occupation to over 200 audiences in twenty-two United States, Capitol Hill in D.C., Ontario and British Columbia, Madrid, Spain in 2007, and the 3rd International Iraq Conference in Berlin, Germany, in March 2008. Based on her experiences, Dr. Wasfi is speaking out in support of immediate, unconditional withdrawal of American forces from Iraq and the need to end the occupation “from the Nile to the Euphrates .”
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Prof. Lawrence Davidson Deconstructs Zionism

Lawrence Davidson lectured as a professor at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. His academic work is centered on the history of American foreign relations with the Middle East.

Throughout his career, Davidson has informed public discourse with his critique of American foreign policy in the Middle East and has embarked on this endeavor in a way that promotes citizen awareness. Davidson analysis has centered on the reality of American conduct in the Middle East and has performed this analysis in conjunction with an awareness of the propaganda that has permeated this debate for the past 65 years. Given this analysis and focus, Davidson has become an outspoken and unflinching critic of the U.S. alliance with Israel and the Zionists' treatment of the Palestinian people.

Davidson is the author of several books. His latest, published in 2009, is Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest. This work locates the source of U.S. foreign policy formulation in the activity of powerful lobbies rather than in the White House or State Department.

His analyses and commentary can be found here:


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Middle East Expert, Palestinian Dr. Azzam Tamimi, Speaks about Palestine And The Massacre of Gazans/Palestinians

Dr. Azzam is a Palestinian academic and political activist.  Since July 2006, Dr. Tamimi has been the Chairman and Editor in Chief of Alhiwar TV Channel and host of two weekly programs: Muraja'at, which is a biographical series of prominent thinkers and politicians in the Arab world and Waqafat, a series that explores the history of political and philosophical thought and practice in the Muslim world.

Dr. Tamimi is also a regular political commentator on the Middle East and Islamic issues on Aljazeera, BBC and Sky News.

He is the author of several books on Middle Eastern and Islamic politics, including, Hamas, A History from Within, Power-Sharing Islam and Islam and Secularism in the Middle East, Rachid Ghannouchi, Democrat within Islamism.

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Middle East Expert, Jeff Blankfort, Says, Why Should We Care What Jewish Americans Think About Gaza

Jeff Blankfort is a Middle East analyst who has written extensively on the Israel-Palestine conflict. He is a former editor of the Middle East Labor Bulletin, a photo journalist and currently hosts a program on international affairs called "Takes on the World" for KZYX, the public radio station of Mendocino County in California.

Blankfort participated in a conference on Israel's nuclear weapons held at the Spy Museum in Washington DC and sponsored by the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy.


Audio of that summit, can be heard here:


Jeff is a frequent guest and in this show we discuss the massacre of Palestinians by Israel. 

Jeff's latest article for Counterpunch calls for the month of August to be action time for Palestine:

Read here: http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/01/let-august-be-action-time-for-palestine/

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Israeli Author And Peace Activist, Miko Peled, Spills The Beans About Israel

Miko Peled is a peace activist who dares to say in public what others still choose to deny. Born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well known Zionist family, his grandfather, Dr. Avraham Katsnelson was a Zionist leader and signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. His Father, Matti Peled, was a young officer in the war of 1948 and a general in the war of 1967 when Israel conquered the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and Sinai.  Peled’s unlikely opinions reflect his father’s legacy. General Peled was a war hero turned peacemaker.


Miko grew up in Jerusalem, a multi-ethnic city, but had to leave Israel before he made his first Palestinian friend, the result of his participation in a dialogue group in California. He was 39.


Peled addresses Zionist myths head on.  He insists that Israel/Palestine is one state—the separation wall notwithstanding, massive investment in infrastructure, towns and highways that bisect and connect settlements on the West Bank, have destroyed the possibility for a viable Palestinian state. The result, Peled says is that Israelis and Palestinians are governed by the same government but live under different sets of laws.


At the heart of Peled’s conclusion lies the realization that Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace as equals in their shared homeland.

In his book, “The General’s Son,” reveals his family history, his journey to becoming a peace activist and honestly addresses Zionist myths. 

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Jewish American Author, Rich Forer, Talks About Israel

Though not a religious Jew, Rich Forer had been a loyal defender of Israeli policy all his life and zealously supported Israel's 2006 invasion of Lebanon. In response to what he perceived as growing global anti-Semitism, he became a member of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Angry that two of his most trusted friends resisted his views and surprised that a long-time Jewish friend would suggest that his opinions were not as factually based as he assumed, Forer began an intensive study of the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict, determined to discover the facts for himself.

With an uncompromising commitment to the truth, he went far beyond his original intention, even challenging his very identity. Reaching into the depths of himself, in a remarkable moment he underwent a spontaneous spiritual transformation in which he awoke to his true identity, beyond the limits of the ego and its enforced loyalties.

Feeling how his attachment to Israel had blinded him to the human dimension of the conflict and had led him to reject the other in a heartless way, Forer realized that the true root of conflict is one's presumed identity and the beliefs and images that emanate from and reinforce that identity, and that these presumptions are false and unnecessary. He discovered that in Truth we are all Muslim and Jewish, Palestinian and Israeli. Forer had recognized the heart of Judaism, which embraces the Universal and identifies with all of humanity.

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Filmmaker And Author, Jeremiah Camara Asks: Why Are Black Folks So Religious (Part 2)

Jeremiah Camara is the producer, writer and director of the full-length, documentary film entitled, Contradiction: A Question of Faith. Contradiction explores the impact of religious loyalty and how an unyielding commitment to faith in an omniscient and omnipotent being is affecting society, particularly the African American segment.

Camara made the film seeking to understand the paradox of the saturation of churches in Black communities coexisting in the midst of poverty and powerlessness and if there is a correlation between high-praise and low productivity. Read the rest of entry »

Prince Abdul Ali Seraj of Afghanistan Talks About His Country

Prince Abdul Ali Seraj is a direct descendant of nine generations of Kings of Afghanistan. He is the nephew of His Majesty King Amanullah (1919-1929), who was known as the Victor of Afghanistan, the grandson of His Majesty Amir Habibullah (1901-1919), and the great-grandson of His Majesty Amir Abdurrahman (1880-1901), who was known as the Iron King. His ancestry continues back for ten generations to His Majesty Amir Dost Mohammad, who assumed the throne in 1827. The Seraj part of Prince Ali's name comes from the title given to King Habibullah -- 'Seraj -ul- Millat wa deen' (Light of the Nation and Religion). Read the rest of entry »

Activist and Writer Scot Nakagawa Talks about the Mass Murders in Santa Barbara

Scot got his first job as a community organizer in 1979, and since then has worked in community campaigns, social research, public policy analysis and advocacy. He has been a literacy teacher, a service provider, and an activist ever since. Before forming ChangeLab, Scot served as the Field Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Associate Director of the Western Prison Project (now the Partnership for Safety and Justice), Executive Director of Social Justice Fund Northwest, Executive Director of the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation, and as Education Co-Coordinator of the Highlander Research and Education Center. Scot’s primary work in progressive social change has been as a social movement analyst with a particular emphasis on analyzing and creating strategies to counter racial violence and structural racism.

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