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The Story Behind The My Lai Incident

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Tue, Dec. 13, 2011

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Seymour Hersh interviewed by Steve Bookshester

Examination of various aspects of the My Lai massacre, the attempted cover-up, and the military trial. - CONTENTS: “My Lai 4” - BROADCAST: WBAI, Dec. 1969.
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Food Justice & the Environment - Listen to the FULL SHOW online now –>

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FOOD FIGHT: [Music Video] A boy must escape a world where the processed food is killing his neighborhood – literally. SHARE to teach kids who is behind it, and how to escape.

“When we say we want green anarchy, a stateless society, free and in harmony with Nature, people tell us that it’s a nice dream but it’ll never happen as ‘it’s against human nature’. The point is that it has happened – green anarchy was how all people lived for a good 90% of history… how some still live better than we do today. When we point this out, people start pissing and whining about ‘going back to the caves’ and getting protective about their TV’s, cars and other fruits of ‘Progress’, particularly Lefties and ‘anarchists’ who don’t know the difference and who think ‘Progress’ is some inevitable law of Nature and not part and parcel of State society and the self-serving elites ruling it. We’ll demolish those myths.”"


“In Western patriarchal culture, both women and nonhuman nature have been devalued alongside their assumed opposites - men and civilization/culture. Nature tends to be objectified, “controlled and dissected”; nature is an object to be exploited for “natural resources” (Merchant, “Dominion” 47). Women and nature are placed together in the “Not A” category, and are often seen as objects for exploitation, “things” to be used for the benefit of the “A” category - white, property-owning males. Ecofeminists - at least in theory - oppose all forms of domination, and reject “the notion that any part of the world, human or nonhuman, exists solely for the use and pleasure of any other part” - they reject power-over (Vance 133-34). Dichotomies and hierarchies , contemporary ecofeminists note, are alien to the natural world - nature is interconnections (Y.King 461). No individual or species is privileged in the world of nature: all eat and are eaten; all become sick and die in their turn. Humans are part of an interconnected continuum of life (Merchant, Earthcare 204). In light of environmental racism and sexism, many ecofeminists call attention to the fact that environmentalists, feminists, and those fighting racism and poverty are plucking at different straws in the same broom: “The global environmental crisis is related to the sociopolitical systems of fear and hatred of all that is natural, nonwhite and female” (Riley 473).”— Lisa Kemmerer, Sister Species, p 15-16

Vegan Outreach: Against Vegan Capitalism, toward a more Radical Veganism

Towards an Anarchist Public Transit

“I am not a Leader”: Russell Means’ 1980 Mother Jones Cover Story - In a provocative piece, the American Indian Movement activist lashed out at European “death culture” and the left.

[subMedia: anarchist news and resistance]

Front End Loaders: Mi’kmaq kick out the frackers

Jam the Pipeline: New mash-up by CointeLulz jamming disinformation from TransCanda about the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Food Fight! A hungry man is an angry man; Farm land not airports

[Direct Acting Alternatives in LA]
Comida NoBombas:

Somos Comida No Bombas L.A., un colectivo horizontal repartiendo comida vegana y gratis a la gente, sobre bicis. “¡Solidaridad, no caridad!”

We are Comida No Bombas L.A., a horizontal collective sharing free vegan meals to the people, on bicycles.  “Solidarity, not charity!”

Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC):

RAC provides fresh produce for free to the surrounding community every Sunday, from 10am to 5pm in MacArthur Park, near the W 7th St. & Parkview St. intersection.


Guerilla Gardening:

Guerrilla gardening is the sharing of ill-used land to support the communities and ecosystems to which that land rightfully belongs. Guerilla gardening is essential to growing a sustainable movement free from dependance on corporate systems.

connect with local guerrilla gardening groups:

learn how to make seed bombs:
Keep Uprising on KPFA, Pacifica Radio's flagship station in Berkeley!

If you have a spare moment, please log into Facebook and ‘like’ this page to keep Uprising on KPFA, Pacifica Radio’s flagship station.

Sonali says,

“The official reason being given for Uprising’s removal is that other programs are already covering the issues we do. This is strange given that all good journalistic enterprises are expected to cover the issues of the day. On Uprising, we have strived for journalistic excellence and progressive values since our inception in 2003. Currently Uprising is one of the highest rated programs on KPFK in Los Angeles, where the program is produced. Over a dozen stations nationwide carry Uprising’s weekly syndicated digest.

We were informed this week that KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley was considering taking Uprising off the air. Since 2009, the weekly syndicated version of our popular LA-based radio program has been airing on Saturdays at 11 am on KPFA, the flag-ship Pacifica station.

If you think Uprising should stay on the air on KPFA, please contact their interim Program Director, Carrie Core at or 510 848-6767 ext. 209. And please spread the word to others!

Transmitter Fund Launched To Keep Radical Radio Atop the Empire State Building: WBAI-FM, Pacifica Radio Since 1960, Tries to Survive Hurricane Sandy Forced Move

NEW YORK…. The iconic non-profit public radio station WBAI 99.5 FM has launched an emergency campaign appeal to raise half a million dollars in March and stop the possible shutdown of its operations and the loss of its transmitter atop the Empire State Building.
The campaign titled “The Transmitter Fund” aims to raise the funds needed to bring current the transmitter tower rent, which fell drastically behind in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

If sufficient funds are not raised in time, the station will lose its transmitter and may never go back on the air in New York City again. You can donate immediately by going to “The Transmitter Fund”.   WBAI 99.5 FM was already struggling with escalating rent costs and, like most non-profits, with declining revenue as a result of the economic downturn of 2008.

Hurricane Sandy forced WBAI from its broadcast facilities in lower Manhattan.  Confronted with this situation, the staff and volunteers came together as never before, moving the station out of its former home in just a matter of weeks.

WBAI 99.5 FM, part of the Pacifica network, is the only alternative listener supported, non-commercial public radio station in New York City.  It takes no underwriting or commercials and is subject to no censorship or sponsorship pressure.

“WBAI has served its listeners since 1960 with all of the major progressive, socially conscious, culturally important and revolutionary voices of the last half century and today. Every political and cultural icon and social movement from Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Abbie Hoffman, William F. Buckley, Angela Davis, Michael Moore and Chris Hedges to Iran-Contra, anti-fracking and the Occupy Movement have been on our airwaves,” says Interim Executive Director Summer Reese.

“Saving this radio station, with its incredibly strong signal, is important not just to public radio listeners in the tri-state area, but to the integrity of a free society which requires a free press and alternatives to mainstream corporate media outlets. The future of WBAI is actually bright, so long as we are able to overcome the present crisis. We are actively negotiating the purchase of a building, which will give us a permanent home that we own and significantly reduce our fixed costs on an ongoing basis” says Reese, “but first we have to save our transmitter and stay on the air.”

Help Keep WBAI Broadcasting in New York - Please Donate Now!

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Santa At Tiffany’s, That’s Not Funny, Author Merrill Markoe and music from Will Ryan. Featuring Rick Overton, Frank Conniff, Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Chris Pina and Jeremy Kramer. Written by Steve Rosenfield, Frank Conniff and Guy Nicolucci. Please share us with your friends.


Time to kill the lies with The Hics with this sexy, groovy and tangible auditory epi-pen. If you live in the Los Angeles area, then you may have heard of 90.7 FM KPFK Pacifica Radioin which case you will know of the Truthseekers Friday Night Radio Program  (which may also be true even if you do not live in the area. At any rate, this radio station, program, and dj left me obsessing over the identity of this song for 3 days. 

I googled every lyric, every phonetic variation of what I thought the DJ had announced, and found nothing. Calling the radio station like a deranged stalker, I was met to answering machines. Finally, I emailed the DJ. Unfortunately, and a little to my shame, he wrote me back explaining that he was in a car accident the day prior and rightfully so had not gotten around to posting up the track list on their website. Well when he finally felt better (Gods be praised!) He posted the list, and I keyed in on the song.

Come to find out that this is a demo version :-0. Amazing nonetheless. The Ambient pressure that dissolves into a breath of cool air, as well as lyricism that may or may not illustrate a position we all have been placed in at one point in our lives. This collision and communal labor works in conjunction with the auditory receptors and translators in the brain to produce a high that, well at least for me, lasts for days. 

More to come on my feelings about The Hics. 

  • The Boy Scouts of America's gay ban is partially lifted
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  • OutCasting - Edition 17

Since the late 1970s, the Boy Scouts of America (B.S.A.) has had a policy that bans gay youth and adult leaders from membership in the Boy Scouts.  In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that B.S.A. had the legal right to continue this discriminatory policy.  In the years since, organizations have been formed to fight the ban through other channels. 

Meanwhile, B.S.A. has ejected Scouts and adult leaders whose homosexuality came its attention.  Others, after becoming aware of the policy, left Scouting on their own.  Untold numbers have declined to get involved at all.

On May 20, B.S.A., which is facing declining enrollment and a loss of support from, among other entities, some of its corporate supporters, will vote on lifting the ban — but only to the extent that it covers youth Scouting members.  Under the proposed change, gay adult leaders will still be banned.

If this nuanced change is adopted, will it make it safe for gay Scouts to come out?  What message does it send?  Will it be enough to enable B.S.A. to regain some of the support and membership it has lost?  Perhaps most importantly, why is the B.S.A. reluctant to make a sweeping statement that discrimination is simply wrong?

This week’s edition of OutCasting explores these complex issues through discussions with people who are or have been involved with the fight to overturn the ban, including:

  • Evan Wolfson, the civil rights attorney who represented a gay Scout whose ejection from Scouting led to the U.S. Supreme Court case Boy Scouts v. James Dale;

  • Zach Wahls, the executive director of Scouts for Equality;

  • Mark Noel, the executive director of the Inclusive Scouting Network who was ejected under the gay ban shortly after the Supreme Court decided the James Dale case;

  • Michelle Tompkins, national media manager of the Girl Scouts of the United States;

  • Christoph, who left Scouting;

  • David, a current Scout who opposes the ban; and

  • Michael, who is still closeted in Scouting.

This edition is also being carried nationally on the Pacifica program Sprouts.


Comedy’s Ron Babcock and I did this for Studio 33 last year, and we’re thinking of turning it into a series. It’s my Maltese named Little Guy. And sometimes we call him Sizzle. Ron Babcock’s a really funny guy, and we use all the time on our radio show for Pacifica. Speaking of which. Laraine Newman will be our special guest next week! Also, while we’re on the subject of radio and podcasts, you can download all our shows going back three years on iTunes. For free!!!
Exclusive: Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa

In a Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive, we air a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. The speech was recorded by Saul Bernstein, who was working as the European correspondent for Pacifica Radio. Bernstein’s recording was recently discovered by Brian DeShazor, director of the Pacifica Radio Archives.

“It is a question of whether we are making any real progress in the struggle to make racial justice a reality in the United States of America. And whenever I seek to answer that question, on the one hand, I seek to avoid an undue pessimism; on the other hand, I seek to avoid a superficial optimism. And I try to incorporate or develop what I consider a realistic position, by admitting on the one hand that we have made many significant strides over the last few years in the struggle for racial justice, but by admitting that before the problem is solved we still have numerous things to do and many challenges to meet. And it is this realistic position that I would like to use as a basis for our thinking together tonight as we think about the problem in the United States. We have come a long, long way, but we have a long, long way to go before the problem is solved.”


My first report highlighting a major immigration policy issue aired today on Free Speech Radio News, under the Pacifica Foundation . FSRN is an international news public radio program. For more coverage, please check back here for updates. For photo captions, please click the photo.

More than a dozen protesters continue their hunger strike in Chicago today. Three local hospitals have promised to engage in dialogue that could give 12 undocumented patients potentially life-saving transplants, but protesters say they will continue until all local hospitals agree to put undocumented patients on transplant lists. Theresa Campagna reports.

Fourteen protesters began their fasts one week ago. According to organizer and hunger striker Father Jose Landaverde, Obamacare is “condemning the undocumented,” and one hospital has been quietly deporting undocumented patients to hospitals outside the US.

An April AP investigation..

To listen to the full FSRN report, click here.

Follow me on Twitter @teresinaleonora

VIDEO: Amid Drought, California Democrats Seek Republican Votes On Water Plan

VIDEO: Amid Drought, California Democrats Seek Republican Votes On Water Plan

California Democrats scrambled on Tuesday to win Republican support for a plan to improve water supplies that has been mired in regional and party politics for a year, even as the state suffers from a three-year drought that shows no sign of ending.


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Join me today on Ancestor House (MNN sat 5.30pEST): Media Matters - WBAI 75% Layoffs

Join me today hosting TV show ANCESTOR HOUSE interviewing staff members from WBAI the radio station ‘founded by pacifists in the late 1940s’, as it announces the saddening axing of 75% of its workforce. Tune in today 5.30-6.30p(NYC) online and MNN Ch34.


Joining me in the studio will be Bernard White, a member of the WBAI Local Station Board. Prior to his removal when the station’s management was abruptly changed in May 2009, he had been the station’s Program Director and has been associated with WBAI for more than 3 decades, including as co-host of “Emanations” and “Wake Up Call”. 

He is the host of “Radiovision” seen on MNN at 1pm on Thursdays and Program Director of CPR Metro, an internet radio station that streams at


Also joining me is  Cerene Roberts who is a member of both the WBAI Local Station Board and the Pacifica National Board. She has contributed to production of various WBAI programs including “Talkback”, “Wake Up Call”, “Haiti: the Struggle Continues”, and “Under the Learning Tree”. For many years, she also worked as phone room coordinator and substitute receptionist at WBAI.


I’ll be pleased to have you join me today so, Tune in 5.30-6.30p (EST) on MNN Ch34. Streamed live on the internet

So come on in to Ancestor House. In the words of Don Cornelius

'As always love peace and soul’

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Richmond Residents March on Banks Demanding Relief of Underwater Mortgages

Around 2 dozen residents of Richmond marched to Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Chase today to deliver a letter and petition in support of the city asking banks and real estate agents to allow it to purchase and refinance underwater mortgages. If the banks and real estate agents do not cooperate, the city has threatened to use eminent domain.

Meanwhile, several banks have filed a lawsuit claiming that the city of Richmond’s proposed use of eminent domain is unconstitutional.

Arielle Zionts reports:


President Obama made an announcement Saturday, stating that he wanted to go through with a missile strike in Syria, but is for now allowing U.S. Congress to vote. His statement sent a ripple of surprise, frustration, and confusion throughout the world. The world continues to wait for U.S. Congress to vote ‘yes’ or 'no’ on a missile strike in Syria.
My latest report for Free Speech Radio News discusses how some Syrian-Americans feel about the war.

Anti-war rallies planned as US moves towards military action in Syria

As the United States and France move towards military action in Syria, Syrian-Americans are voicing concern for the safety of their families back in the Middle East.  FSRN’s Theresa Campagna reports from Chicago.

To listen to and read the full report, please click here.

To read photo captions, please click the photos.


From the Soundboard is a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. On Wednesday, November 6, we will give tribute to one of the pioneers of Jazz Fusion and focus on the artist named George Duke.

George Duke is a proven funk master, highly successful producer, underrated pianist and masterful entertainer who, while never taking himself too seriously, never takes his jazz roots for granted, no matter how often he’s accused of abandoning them. "  [JEFF WINBUSH- All About Jazz]  

[Note: During this program, there will be a ticket giveaway for the upcoming Tortured Soul performance @ Drom in NYC.  I’m not going to tell you when I’m doing the giveaway, you just have to tune in and enjoy the show.]