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Writer/Producer, Christopher C. Odom, Talks About His Film, "23rd Psalm: Redemption".

Christopher C. Odom is the writer, director and producer of the independent film, "23rd Psalm: Redemption."

During the spring, “23rd Psalm: Redemption” won second place in the Wilmington North Carolina Black Film Festival, and screened to packed houses at festivals in Berlin and Cannes “23rd Psalm: Redemption” has found a home! The film was picked up for national release in North America by Entertainment One. It is now available for rental, DVD, on-demand, and streaming video at Redbox, Netflix, Walmart Vudu, Target, iTunes, Amazon, and Blockbuster, among other places.

Although Entertainment One is an excellent distribution resource, “23rd Psalm: Redemption” is still an independent film, in a crowded marketplace, and it’s going to take a down-home, grass roots effort to get the word out and showcase everyone’s hard work on this very special project.

It was shot entirely in Nashville, starring Markhum Stansbury, Jr. and Mister Jones, the film features Tatyani Ali (Ashley from Academy Award Nominee Wil Smith's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"), Clifton Powell (Academy Award Winner Jamie Foxx's sidekick in "Ray"), Leslie Mills (Emmy Nominated Songwriter), and Jason Burkey ("October Baby"). The film also features music from Leslie Mills, Leslie A. Jones & Right Hand Rule, and Jesse & Alex Santoyo.

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Palestine Today: Guest -- Palestinian Edward Badeen

Edward Badeen is the president of the Association for Support of Needy Palestinian Children.

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Criminal Justice Professor and Former US Special Agent, David Long, Talks About the Failed War on Drugs

David M. Long served for nearly nine years as a special agent with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General, Division of Labor Racketeering, working union corruption and related organized crime cases in Florida. Later, he transferred to Los Angeles where he began investigating identity theft cases tied to the Mexican Mafia. In Los Angeles, he also sat on a joint task force investigating Asian organized crime and human trafficking.

As a federal agent, David began to see the unmistakable link of how the drug trade fueled, funded, and helped to facilitate crimes he investigated. It became clear to David that many of the weapons and much of the money funding these crimes could be traced to the illegal drug trade.

As a professor of criminal justice and legal studies, David became convinced that the “War on Drugs” is an unsound policy and is, in fact, doing great harm to our society in many ways. As a professor, David began to notice and conduct research into how our nation’s drug policies lead to prison overcrowding and a disconnect in our social priorities.

“It has become clear to me that while we fill our prisons with low-level drug offenders, the illegal drug trade, drug abuse and addiction continue in the face of the “War on Drugs.” Until drugs are legalized and addiction and abuse are treated first and foremost as public health issues, the nation will face continuing problems resulting from overcrowded criminal dockets, overcrowded prisons, deaths as a result of drug overdosing, street violence, the spread of diseases, ruined lives, and lost potential.”
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Palestine Today, Welcomes Journalist and Truth Teller, Alan Hart

Alan Hart has been engaged with events in the Middle East and their global consequences and terrifying implications for more than 40 years

He has worked as a correspondent covering wars and conflict, for ITN’s News At Ten and the BBC’s Panorama programme.

In 1980, Mr. Hart was intimately involved in negotiations, serving as a covert diplomat in conflict resolution, between Arafat and Peres.

He has worked as a researcher and author. His 2nd book explains why it is difficult to impossible for any Israeli prime minister, even a rational, well-motivated one, to make peace on any terms the Palestinians can accept. His latest book: Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews.

Mr. Hart has had one on one private conversations with leaders on both both sides of the conflict. With, for example, Golda Meir, Mother Israel, and Yasser Arafat, Father Palestine. From these private conservations, Alan, has heard the truth of what leaders really believed and feared as opposed to what they said in public for propaganda and myth-sustaining purposes.

Alan has long believed that what peacemaking needs above all else is some TRUTH-TELLING, specifically, with regards to the Israel/Palestine conflict, truth telling, with regards to the difference between Zionist mythology and real history, and, the difference between Judaism and Zionism.

Thus, Alan Hart, believes that it is perfectly possible to be passionately anti-Zionist (anti Zionism’s colonial enterprise, that is) without being in any way, shape or form anti-Semitic.

Mr. Hart's last piece: Farewell Israel: myth and reality: http://www.alanhart.net/farewell-israel-myth-and-reality/

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Palestine Today: Guest, Israeli Author and Peace Activist Miko Peled

Mr. Peled is a peace activist who dares to say in public what many choose to deny. Mr. Peled was born in Jerusalem into a well known Zionist family. His grandfather, was a Zionist leader and signer of Israel’s Declaration of Independence. His, father, Matti Peled was a young officer in the 1948 war and a general in the war of 1967, when Israel conquered the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and Sinai.

Mr. Peled’s book: The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.
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Today on Palestine Today, Palestinian student, Majd and American journalist, Alison Weir

Today, British journalist and live from Gaza, Harry Fear, will provide a live interview with Palestinian business student, Majd.

In our second segment, American journalist and the executive director of "IfAmericansKnew" will provide insight into the American media and the USS Liberty.

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Former FBI Agent, Coleen Rowley, Talks about Chechen Terrorist and the Neo-Cons

Coleen Rowley is a former FBI agent and whistleblower, and was a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) candidate for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district.

Shortly after becoming a Special Agent with the FBI, Rowley was assigned to the Omaha, Nebraska and Jackson, Mississippi Divisions. Beginning in 1984, she spent six years working in the New York Office on investigations involving organized crime. She also served in the U.S. embassy in Paris and the consulate in Montreal. In 1990, she was assigned to the FBI's Minneapolis office, where she became the chief legal adviser.

After the September 11, 2001, attacks, Rowley wrote a paper for FBI Director Robert Mueller documenting how FBI HQ personnel in Washington, D.C., had mishandled and failed to take action on information provided by the Minneapolis, Minnesota Field Office regarding its investigation of suspected terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui. Moussaoui had been suspected of being involved in preparations for a suicide-hijacking similar to the December 1994 "Eiffel Tower" hijacking of Air France 8969. Failures identified by Rowley may have left the U.S. vulnerable to the September 11, 2001, attacks. Rowley was one of many agents frustrated by the events that led up to the attacks, writing:

During the early aftermath of September 11th, when I happened to be recounting the pre–September 11th events concerning the Moussaoui investigation to other FBI personnel in other divisions or in FBIHQ, almost everyone's first question was "Why?--Why would an FBI agent(s) deliberately sabotage a case? (I know I shouldn't be flippant about this, but jokes were actually made that the key FBI HQ personnel had to be spies or moles, like (Robert Hanssen), who were actually working for Osama Bin Laden to have so undercut Minneapolis's effort.)

Rowley testified in front of the Senate and for the 9/11 Commission about the FBI's internal organization and mishandling of information related to the September 11, 2001, attacks. Mueller and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) pushed for and got a major reorganization, focused on creation of the new Office of Intelligence at the FBI. This reorganization was supported with a significant expansion of FBI personnel with counterterrorism and language skills.

Rowley retired from the FBI in 2004 after 24 years with the agency. She jointly held the TIME "Person of the Year" award in 2002 with two other women credited as whistleblowers: Sherron Watkins from Enron and Cynthia Cooper of WorldCom. She also received the Sam Adams Award for 2002.

Today, we discuss her piece titled, 'Chechen Terrorists and the Neocons. Which can be read here: http://consortiumnews.com/2013/04/19/chechen-terrorists-and-the-neocons/ Read the rest of entry »

Palestine Today -- Guest, Palestinian journalist Noor Hazeen

Latest updates from Gaza, with Palestinian journalist, Noor Hazeen. And Harry's interview with a Palestinian. Then, open phones. Read the rest of entry »

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Palestine Today -- Guest, Palestinians Hisham Zreiq and Noor Harazeen

On Palestine Today, our guest is Palestinian filmmaker, Hisham Zreiq -- we will discuss his film The Sons of Eilaboun and the Nakba. Also, we will get the latest updates, re Gaza and Israeli airstrikes, from Palestinian journalist, Noor Harazeen.

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