Progressive Commentary Hour
About this podcast
Gary Null discusses progressive issues with some of the most remarkable minds in the world.
About this podcast
Gary Null discusses progressive issues with some of the most remarkable minds in the world.
Progressive Commentary Hour
The Progressive Commentary Hour - 06.16.21
The Illusion of Evidence Based Medicine Prof Leemon McHenry is a bioethicist and emeritus professor of philosophy at California State University at Northridge specializing in medical ethics and the philosophy of metaphysics. In the past he has taught at the University of Edinburgh -- where he received his doctorate -- Old Dominion University, Davidson and Wittenberg University. Among Prof McHenry's deep concerns are the corporate hijacking of modern medicine, the loss of scientific integrity in clinical research and medical journals, and the corruption that runs throughout the pharmaceutical industry and our federal health agencies. For over 15 years he has been a consultant on medical ethics for the large law firm Baum, Hedlund, Aristei and Goldman, which worked with Bobby Kennedy on winning the case against Monsanto. Leemon has written several books on philosophy and is the co-author with psychiatry professor Jon Jureidini of the recent book, "The Illusion of Evidence-Based Medicine: Exposing the Crisis of Credibility in Clinical Research" which brings to light the history and nefarious behavior to justify why modern medicine and Big Pharma have rapidly been losing public trust.
The Progressive Commentary Hour - What's Wrong with Being Woke - 06.09.21
What's Wrong with Being Woke: James Lindsay. The Suzanne Venker Show (podcaster) James Lindsay is a mathematician, an author and cultural critic known for his involvement in the grievance studies affair with two of his colleagues, one of whom he co-authored the book, Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody. The book is Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller! --
The Progressive Commentary Hour - Tracing the timeline of the Covid pandemic and its role in the Great Reset - 06.01.21
Dr. Michel Chossudovsky is a professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa in Ontario and has been an economic advisor to many developing countries. He is the founder of the Center for Research on Globalization at the University of Montreal and founding editor of Global Research.ca. Prof. Chossudovsky is one of our leading visionaries in economic trends associated with free market globalization, having identified over the decades many of the problems in global neoliberal economics that now appear in the headlines: austerity, economic shock therapy, the association between rising poverty, the pillaging of developing nations due to the structural adjustment policies of the US led World Bank, IMF and WTO, and the criminalization of our banking system. Global Research is now one of the highly recommended sites to find excellent independent articles and analyses of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Michel has written a series of books focused on larger global issues. His most recent publication is an eBook entitled "The 2020-2021 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'Etat and the Great Reset" and can found for free viewing at GlobalResearch.ca
The Progressive Commentary Hour - 05.26.21
The forgotten brilliance of the Serbian-American scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla Richard Munson is the non-fiction author of "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern", an in-depth authoritative biography about the life and genius of the inventor and scientist Nikola Tesla. Professionally, Dick has worked on clean energy and environmental issues for non-profits, the private sector and on Capitol Hill. He is a former director of the Environmental Health Fund and was a senior Vice President of Recycled Energy Development, a company committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by capturing waste energy. He has coordinated Congressional and Senate coalitions and bipartisan caucuses on legislation addressing brownfields redevelopment, energy, environmental, water quality, and manufacturing issues. Among Dick's other books are a history of energy -- "From Edison to Enron," and "The Cardinals of Capitol Hill" -- an insider's look at the lawmakers who control government spending. His current book "Tech to Table: 25 Innovators Reimaging Food" will be released in September. His website is RichardMunson.com
The Progressive Commentary Hour - 05.12.21
Dr. Peter Reznik is a therapeutic practitioner of Mind-Body Integrative Therapy in private practice and a recognized specialist in the fields of behavior modification, mental imagery, dream work, clinical hypnosis and holistic counseling. Currently he is the co-founding clinical director of GPS for Health in New York City that offers education and counseling in mind-body therapies. He is a former faculty member of the American Institute of Mental Imagery and spent 15 years at the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine, a former director of the Petrie Institute Hypnosis, and a consultant for the American Health Foundation. Over the course of four decades he has taught and led wellness seminars across the US, in Europe, Russia and Israel. Dr. Reznik holds a masters degree in linguistics and social work and a doctorate in health and human services. He is the author of the forthcoming book "Six Pillars of Well-Being" and is the host of "Dr Peter Reznik's Toolbox" that airs every Tuesday at 2:00 pm on the Progressive Radio Network. His website is GPSForHealth.com
The Progressive Commentary Hour - 05.05.21
Where are we now in the pandemic and what is the science really warning us about? Dr. James Lyons-Weiler (PhD) is the CEO and Director of The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge, which perform research in the public interest aimed at finding ways to reduce human suffering using funds donated from the public . His research program is currently focused on aluminum toxicity, autoimmunity, and the differences in health outcomes between highly vaccinated and unvaccinated children. A life-long biomedical researcher, he is best known for contributions to advances in medical bioinformatics, and for his three books, “Ebola: An Evolving Story,” (2016) “Cures vs. Profits: Successes in Translational Research,” (2016) and “The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism” (2017). A true-blue academic, Dr. Lyons-Weiler has directed the analysis of data from over 100 medical studies, served as Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cancer Informatics, is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Science, Public Health Policy & the Law, and has published more than 57 papers in reputable journals. He has created an online University (IPAK-EDU), which exists to prepare the public to bring reason, logic and scientific facts to the debates in the public square. His blog jameslyonsweiler.com contains deep analysis of issues that confront us today on the mismatches that exist between biomedical science and public health policy. IPAK can be visited at ipaknowledge.org
The Progressive Commentary Hour - Part 2: Bright Green Environmental Lies - How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way
Derrick Jensen has become one of the nation’s leading voices of cultural and environmental dissent, who writes about civilization's devastating impact upon the environment and the natural world, and our society’s denial of that fact. Utne Reader listed Derrick among the 50 visionaries changing the world. In sharp contrast to environmental optimists who believe working within the corporate system will offset the tenuous planetary balance threatened by climate change, for many years Derrick has advocated for “dismantling of civilization” which can include radical dissent as well as imparting wisdom to our children. Derrick has written many influential books. His recently released “Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It” is perhaps the most important publication to date the exposes the shortcomings, fallacies, and self deceit among the leading green voices and organizations who dominate the public lectern preaching about climate change and placing faith in technological solutions and new habits of green consumerism. A new documentary film with the same title and based upon Derrick's and his co-authors' book will premier on Earth Day - April 22. Derrick also hosts a weekly radio program, Resistance Radio, on the Progressive Radio Network every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm Eastern time. He holds a degree in mineral engineering physics from the Colorado School of Mines and a masters in creative writing from Eastern Washington University. Derrick's websites are DerrickJensen.org and BrightGreenLies.com
The Progressive Commentary Hour - Legal challenges against covid vaccine mandates, death statistics and testing and an ongoing state of emergency - 04.14.21
Legal challenges against covid vaccine mandates, death statistics and testing and an ongoing state of emergency Ana Garner is an attorney who has been practicing law in New Mexico for 40 years. She holds a degree in biology from the University of New Mexico and received a law JD from the University of Mexico's Law School. Later her experience in medical litigation earned her a position at the university's law school. She is now leading the state's Stand Up mission to challenge the government's overreaching programs that have been depriving Americans of their liberties and contributing to untold physical, mental and economic hardships. Following graduation Ana pursued a law practice in medical malpractice and injuries. Last December, she and three other attorneys filed a case against New Mexico's governor and state public health officials on the handling of Covid pandemic. She is also party for a similar lawsuit filed in Ohio that includes the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services for misreporting deaths as Covid. Her group's website is NMStandsUp.org
The Progressive Commentary Hour - Guest Derrick Jensen
Bright Green Environmental Lies - How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way Derrick Jensen has become one of the nation’s leading voices of cultural and environmental dissent, who writes about civilization's devastating impact upon the environment and the natural world, and our society’s denial of that fact. Utne Reader listed Derrick among the 50 visionaries changing the world. In sharp contrast to environmental optimists who believe working within the corporate system will offset the tenuous planetary balance threatened by climate change, for many years Derrick has advocated for “dismantling of civilization” which can include radical dissent as well as imparting wisdom to our children. Derrick has written many influential books. His recently released “Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It” is perhaps the most important publication to date the exposes the shortcomings, fallacies, and self deceit among the leading green voices and organizations who dominate the public lectern preaching about climate change and placing faith in technological solutions and new habits of green consumerism. A new documentary film with the same title and based upon Derrick's and his co-authors' book will premier on Earth Day - April 22. Derrick also hosts a weekly radio program, Resistance Radio, on the Progressive Radio Network every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm Eastern time. He holds a degree in mineral engineering physics from the Colorado School of Mines and a masters in creative writing from Eastern Washington University. Derrick's websites are DerrickJensen.org and BrightGreenLies.com
The Progressive Commentary Hour - Cancelling those who question the official vaccine narrative
Del Bigtree is one of the preeminent voices of the Vaccine Risk Awareness Movement. He is a founder CEO of the non-profit, the Informed Consent Action Network, or ICAN, a global network that investigates drug and vaccine fraud. The organization has already won several lawsuits against US Government agencies Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, CDC and FDA. Earlier Del's career as an Emmy winning producer of the CBS talk show, The Doctors, changed profoundly after he produced the documentary about Dr Wiliam Thompson, Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, which greatly contributed to increasing public awareness against pharmaceutical tyranny. Del’s current internet news show, The HighWire, is a fast-growing program in the natural health arena with over 75 million views. But Del is probably best known for his powerful speeches that weave shocking truth, searing wit and dynamic passion into an experience that is often described as electrifying. The Highwire can be heard on Bitchute, Rumble and other alternative video sites that do not censor.
The Progressive Commentary Hour - How everything can collapse and considering that another end of the world is possible
Dr. Gauthier Chapelle is a Beligian scientist, author, climate activist and interdependent researcher in biomimicry and a new discipline of collapsology -- the study of how integral systems peak, break down and collapse. He was trained as an agricultural engineer at Catholic University of Louvain and received his doctorate in biology from the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences of Belgium. Dr. Chapelle is one of the leading European pioneers in biomimicry and co-founder of the Biomimicry Europa Association -- the science of finding strategies in nature to mimic in order to address human design challenges. In the past Gauthier was a scientific manager developing climate educational tools in polar regions for the International Polar Foundation, and has research in Antarctica and on the infamous Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. He is published in peer-review scientific journals and is the author of several books, the latest being "Another End of the World is Possible," co-authored with French scientist Pablo Servigne and Raphael Stevens, which addresses the urgency of finding ways to adapt ourselves to inevitable collapses in the environmental and socio-economic systems. He is also the host of "The Work That Reconnects" network, based on the teachings of environmental activist and Eco-Buddhist philosopher Joanna Macy for learning how to face crises. Its website is WorkThatReconnects.org
The Progressive Commentary Hour - Guest Alix Mayer
Alix Mayer serves Robert Kennedy Jr's Children’s Health Defense as a Board Member and authors science articles. She is President of the new California Chapter of Children’s Health Defense. In the 1990s, at the age of 29, she ran a worldwide research group at Apple until six vaccines physically disabled her and gave her brain-damage. Sequelae included: encephalopathy, encephalitis, nausea, chronic fatigue, arthritis, digestive issues, and insomnia. Twenty-plus years later, Alix manages a recovery of about 80%. An award-winning blogger since 2005, she has published almost 900 articles, most on the topic of health and medicine. From 2008 to 2018, Alix worked part-time as a health strategist with clients suffering complex illness. In 2018, she retired from health consulting to devote her time to the vaccine movement. Alix grew up in the Oscar Mayer family. She is a graduate of Duke University (BA) and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (MBA.). For more information visit the ChildrensHealthDefense.org
The Progressive Commentary Hour - 03.10.21
Dr. Meryl Nass is an internal medicine physician in Maine and activist who specializes in treating patients with Gulf War syndrome, adverse reactions from the anthrax vaccine and vaccine safety and efficacy in general. In the past she has testified on six separate occasions before Congress on behalf of veterans suffering from the causes of Gulf War syndrome. Meryl is also active in opposing vaccine mandates and critiquing the false claims and fear mongering about infectious disease epidemics and corruption within the medical industrial military complex. She serves on the Board of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, a non profit organization run by Vera Sharav that advances medical ethics that uphold human rights and protect humans from wrongful medical interventions. Her work is cited in many professional articles and publications. She holds degrees from MIT and her medical degree from the Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr Nass' website where she blogs is AnthraxVaccine.blogspot.com Dr. Peter Breggin has been called the “conscience of psychiatry” during his outstanding career to reform the mental health field. Dr. Breggin is a Harvard trained psychiatrist and a former consultant for the National Institutes of Mental Health. He is one of our nation's most important critics of the current conventional psychotherapeutic approaches in treating mental disorders in both adults and children, particularly the epidemic use of psychoactive drugs. Along with his wife, he is the founder of the Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, a non profit organization providing scientific-based information on dangers and adverse effects of psychiatric drugs. Dr. Breggin has written many important and award winning books. Especially notable are "Medication Madness" and his later “Guilt, Shame and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions.” His most recent book is "Covid-19 and the Global Predators: We Are Their Prey"
The Progressive Commentary Hour - Corruption Wikipedia and its biased agendas
Dirk Pohlmann has a long career as a journalist, business owner and entrepreneur including a spinoff of the prestigious Max Planck Institute, and as a film director and producer. He has directed over 20 films and aired on National Geographic, Discovery, the History Channel Canada, and in Australia, Russia and throughout Europe. Dirk was also a specialist in cold war intelligence operations and has written extensively on the subject. He is the author of the book "The Ecological Disaster" with Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges and Nafeez Ahmed. Dirk, along with his colleague Markus Fiedler have been critically evaluating Wikipedia and its internal operations to expose its biased agendas under the disguise of being a legitimate encyclopedia. Together they have published their series "Stories from Wikipedia" -- in German -- which present new material every three weeks, and produced two documentary films "The Dark Side of Wikipedia" and "Censorship," which detail how the site has become a systematic problem that threatens a free society. Dirk was also instrumental in winning the first lawsuit for libel and slander against a senior Wikipedia editor on behalf of author Elias Davidson, who had provided evidence that no Muslims had hijacked the planes on 911. This is a landmark trial and hopefully will pave the way for others who have had their reputations defamed and destroyed on Wikipedia to have legal recourse and to begin sending shivers through the ideologues on Wikipedia. Although in Germany, his Wikipedia investigation website is WikiHausen.de
The Progressive Commentary Hour - The Great Reset and the role of the pandemic to advance its agenda
Petr Koenig is a geopolitical analyst and a former senior economist at the World Bank and World Health Organization, who specialized in water and environmental economics for 30 years in countries around the world. He currently consults for the Swiss Development Cooperation, an international agency working with humanitarian aid delivered by th Swiss Confederation as part of its foreign policy to alleviate poverty around the world and promote human rights. Peter also lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He is the author of "Implosion: An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed, and is a co-author of Cynthia McKinney's book "When China Sneezes: From Coronavirus Lockdown to the Global Politico-Economic Crisis." His articles are frequently published on Global Research, New Eastern Outlook and other online sites.
Progressive Commentary Hour - Looking back at Syria, the White Helmets and what is happening now?
Vanessa Beeley is a British investigative journalist and photographer focusing on the conflicts in the middle east – particularly in Syria, Gaza and Palestine, Iraq, Egypt and Yemen. She is an associate editor of 21st Century Wire and was a member of a peace finding mission to Syria organized by the US Peace Council. She is a contributing writer for the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine, the Dissident Voice and manages the website The Wall Will Fall where she blogs about her travels and reports from the Middle East. Vanessa's articles appear in Mint Press News, Russia Today, Last American Vagabond, 21st Century Wire and many others. She was a finalist for the prestigious Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, which has previously been awarded to Robert Parry, Patrick Cockburn, Robert Fisk and others. Last year she received the Serena Shim Award for uncompromised integrity in journalism. Her website is TheWallWillFall.org