On this episode University of California Davis Professor of Asian American Studies Darrell Hamamoto joins James to discuss a wide variety of issues spanning from organized religion to public health, the politics of higher education and what passes for critical thought and analysis in today’s academy.
This week a pre-recorded interview is featured between James Tracy and Kevin Barrett that originally aired on Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio September 15. They discuss recent threats to academic freedom and tenure protections, modern academe’s indifference toward critical analysis of 9/11 and the war on terror, and unusual features of recent “mass shooting” mediated events.
Adding to the intrigue of this specific session are the odd audio difficulties that seemed to intensify as Tracy and Barrett began to address certain subject matter. The technical problems eventually hindered the interview to such a degree that the Skype connection was abandoned in lieu of telephone.
On the eve of a potential vote in the United Nations to grant formal statehood to Palestine we speak with freelance journalist and Palestinian rights activist Eva Bartlett. Bartlett lived in the Gaza Strip for three years between 2008 and 2013. She was also aboard the Dignity, one of five Free Gaza missions to successfully sail to the Strip in 2008.
Bartlett accompanied Palestinians in ambulances during the 2008/2009 Israeli attacks on Gaza, and documented Israel’s violent November 2012 campaign against Palestine from a central Gaza hospital. Bartlett has worked extensively with Gaza’s fishermen and farmers, accompanying them as they come under fire from the Israeli army.
On this episode James speaks with Minnesota-based author and homeopathic physician Dr. Cilla Whatcott on the contemporary wide scale acceptance of homeopathy throughout the world in countries including the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, and Cuba.
The two also discuss the research and practice of homeoprophylaxis, a safe and natural alternative to conventional vaccination, the dominance of US healthcare by insurance companies and pharmaceutical cartel, and how people can seize control of their health through alternative medicine.
On this week’s episode of Real Politik Australia-based independent researcher Allan Powell joins the program to discuss his deep research on the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. Mr. Powell lays out his analysis focusing on a set of images provided in the Vimeo video below.
He argues that the apparent investigation and police report of the incident carried out by Connecticut State Attorney Steven Sedensky and State Police released in late 2013 defy normal protocols. Further, there are clear contradictions and suggestion of a coverup based on the documents’ various disclosures concerning the crime scene and related evidence.