Guest 1: Arun Kundnani is the author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror and a lecturer at New York University. Sarah Lazare reports for AlterNet in "The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country,"
that: "Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across
the country to report students who criticize government policies and
'western corruption' as potential future terrorists, warning that
'anarchist extremists' are in the same category as ISIS and young people
who are poor, immigrants or travel to 'suspicious' countries are more
likely to commit horrific violence.
on the widely unpopular British 'anti-terror' mass surveillance
program, the FBI’s 'Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools' guidelines [PDF
released in January, are almost certainly designed to single out and
target Muslim-American communities. However, in its caution to avoid the
appearance of discrimination, the agency identifies risk factors that
are so broad and vague that virtually any young person could be deemed
dangerous and worthy of surveillance, especially if she is
socio-economically marginalized or politically outspoken.
overwhelming threat is then used to justify a massive surveillance
apparatus, wherein educators and pupils function as extensions of the
FBI by watching and informing on each other."
said today: “The document aims to encourage schools to monitor their
students more carefully for signs of radicalization but its definition
of radicalization is vague. Drawing on the junk science of
radicalization models, the document dangerously blurs the distinction
between legitimate ideological expression and violent criminal actions.
practice, schools seeking to implement this document will end up
monitoring Muslim students disproportionately. Muslims who access
religious or political material will be seen as suspicious, even though
there is no reason to think such material indicates a likelihood of
Guest 2: Dr. Francis Boyle - Talking about
Zika Virus man-made as a GMO. Francis Anthony Boyle is a professor of
international law at the University of Illinois with degrees from the
University of Chicago, magna cum laude from Harvard Law , and further
Ph.Ds. from Harvard University.
Rosenberg, author of Pacifica in Exile Newsletter. In an unsigned
blast, former Pacifica IED Margy Wilkinson attacked her colleagues on
the national board who assisted her in taking over national leadership
in 2014 (including several she called "workables" in her notepad
) accusing them of "grabbing KPFA's money" and "redirecting it".
The board's 11-5 vote that the bequest had been redirected incorrectly to KPFA's exclusive use by Wilkinson was taken on October 29th. Taking advantage of the board's penchant for confidentiality, Wilkinson characterized
the contents of the 60-pages of related documents no one besides the
board is being allowed to see for more than a week.
Wilkinson, PNB treasurer Brian Edwards-Tiekert, and LA-based KPFA listener rep Jose-Luis Fuentes bitterly fought the release of the documentation on Thursday night to the local station boards. Wilkinson secretly
set up a duplicate nonprofit foundation in California using Pacifica's
mission statement to acquire Pacifica's broadcasting licenses under her
sole control "should Pacifica go bankrupt".
ends her screed with the comment that members of the slate opposed to
her own Siegel/Brazon faction "Members of the UCR slate have long
championed replacing unionized staff with volunteer-produced
Wilkinson in a last-minute maneuver on her very last
day as Pacifica's director appointed slate-mate Leslie Radford, an
unqualified community college instructor, as KPFK's general manager.
Radford has been aggressively replacing unionized staff with volunteer-produced programming in LA and created the biggest labor crisis for Pacifica in 16 years,
with more than 20 different grievances being arbitrated with the
SAG-AFTRA union, including withheld seniority pay, pension deposits and
union dues totaling more than $100,000 by Wilkinson as Pacifica's IED.
Melting Pot host/producer Michael Barnes became the 4th KPFK show host to quit on air Friday night saying "he was done with the place and how badly it was being managed".
cognitive dissonance indicates that Wilkinson herself does not have a
consistent set of beliefs about how Pacifica should be run, only a
willingness to do whatever she believes necessary for her own faction to
remain in power until she is able to un-hook KPFA's broadcasting
license for her own company.
Continuing on that theme, PNB
treasurer Brian Edwards-Tiekert claimed that "financial stability has
been recovered at KPFA due to windfall income" and electioneered for
The hit piece ended with a plea for loyal
Siegel/Brazonites to attempt to shut down this Pacifica In Exile
publication by filing complaints with the email service, as the faction
prefers the only information provided to members about the foundation's
governance come from them. Everything else is labeled a "conspiracy