On this episode we feature a pre-recorded interview with James Tracy, who was a recent guest on BBS Radio’s “The People Speak” with host Steven Johnson. Tracy discusses his experience of being targeted and stalked by Lenny Pozner and Pozner’s “HONR Network,” and how media mis-reporting of the harassment contributed to Tracy’s termination from his tenured faculty position at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
FAU President John Kelly, Source: Janke Foundation
FAU President John Kelly’s administration is regarded by some professors at the south Florida university as the most anti-free speech and anti-faculty in the school’s history. In late 2015, for example, Kelly attempted to end tenure at the university. Hostility toward free speech has been further demonstrated not only in Tracy’s firing, but in a 2015 effort to end tenure, in addition to numerous threats Kelly has made to professors who’ve made public remarks he doesn’t favor.
On this inaugural edition of Real Politik from August 2014 James discusses 9/11, the “war on terror”, intellectual freedom, and “conspiracy theory” with Islamic Studies scholar, journalist, and pioneer 9/11 Truth activist Kevin Barrett. Dr. Barrett is a regular columnist at Iran’s Press TV, editor at Veterans Today, and host of Truth Jihad Radio.
Barrett holds a doctorate in Arabic Studies from The University of Wisconsin. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (Progressive 2006) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (Khadir, 2009).
Jim Fetzer and Mike Palecek, the editors of the new book Nobody Died at Sandy Hook: It Was a FEMA Drill to Promote Gun Control, join James for the hour to discuss how they put the volume together and why the official narrative of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre doesn’t add up. They also explain recent efforts to undermine the book on such platforms as Amazon.com and how the title reveals the true dimensions of the Obama administration and Connecticut State officials’ efforts to manipulate public opinion.
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.