This week political cartoonist Ben Garrison returns to the program to discuss the revival of his political commentary in the midst of the most tumultuous presidential campaign in recent history. Garrison also discusses his struggle with online trolls over the past several years, the broader war on free speech and political dissent, and how such phenomena are illustrated in the defamatory campaign against Canadian Professor Anthony Hall leading to the academic’s suspension from his university post earlier this month.
In a sea of homogeneity Ben Garrison’s trailblazing work offers a truly unique perspective on political and economic concerns. Presently a freelance graphic artist, his first cartoons appeared in The San Angelo Standard Times in the early 1980s. Garrison has since been a graphic artist at the The San Antonio Express News and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
On this edition James is joined by lifelong New England resident and political activist Maureen Crowley, who over the past few years has investigated and publicly questioned the official narrative of the Sandy Hook massacre event. Maureen is perhaps best known for confronting the Newtown Public Safety and Security Commission in March 2015, where she demanded officials interrogate and explain the Sandy Hook shooting’s numerous anomalies. She has also confronted various individuals linked to the event and prodded journalists to truly investigate the incident’s many inconsistencies.
On this week’s edition James covers the police state and war on terror at home over the past week as “active shooter drills” turn deadly with live rounds fired in Florida and Tennessee. We also examine the war on free thought and speech throughout the US as exemplified by Oberlin College’s new investigation of Prof. Joy Karega for social media postings.
State and federal officials continue to collect urine samples as Miami sprays local neighborhoods with a deadly insecticide in an effort to control the Zika virus. We listen to an excerpt from an important previously-recorded interview with investigative journalist Jon Rappoport to recontemplate the dubious nature and origins of the so-called Zika outbreak.
Independent artist, author and journalist Bernie Suarez joins the program to discuss the history and modern dynamics of mass media and propaganda as they relate to government intrigue. James and Bernie also consider how corporate news media function as essentially public relations conduits to present unusual occurrences such as 9/11 and many recent mass shooting events absent any real journalistic inquiry.
James is joined by political cartoonist Ben Garrison in this encore broadcast from February 2015. In a sea of homogeneity Garrison’s work offers a truly unique perspective on political and economic concerns. Presently a freelance graphic artist, his first cartoons appeared in The San Angelo Standard Times in the early 1980s. Garrison has since been a graphic artist at the The San Antonio Express News and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.