Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Steven Druker - Why Bioengineering Is Really Biohacking


 
Ithaca, NY; September 21, 2016

Steven Druker is a public interest attorney who founded the Alliance for Bio-Integrity and, as its executive director, initiated a lawsuit that forced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods — which revealed that the agency had covered up the warnings of its own scientists about the risks and has been consistently misrepresenting the facts.

His influential book, Altered Genes Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public, was released in 2015 with a foreword by Jane Goodall hailing it as “without doubt one of the most important books of the last 50 years.”

This is Lecture #3 in the GMO WTF! series, an independent, student-led GMO lecture series at Cornell University.

Download the audio at the a-Infos Radio Project.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Miko Peled - Freedom & Justice: Keys to Peace in Palestine/Israel


 
Syracuse, NY; September 16, 2016

From the Organizers:

Author and Activist Miko Peled, son of an Israeli general and grandson of a signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, has become an advocate of Palestinian rights and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which advocates boycotting and divesting from companies that profit off Israeli colonization of Palestinian land and other attacks on Palestinians.

In his 2012 book, The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, Peled chronicles how his views transformed from the Zionism of his childhood to unabashed support for Palestinian rights after his niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber.

Peled spoke at United University Methodist Church in Syracuse, NY.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Steven Druker - Genetically Modified Foods: A History of Deception


 

Ithaca, NY; September 14, 2016

Steven Druker is a public interest attorney who founded the Alliance for Bio-Integrity and, as its executive director, initiated a lawsuit that forced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods — which revealed that the agency had covered up the warnings of its own scientists about the risks and has been consistently misrepresenting the facts.

His influential book, Altered Genes Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public, was released in 2015 with a foreword by Jane Goodall hailing it as “without doubt one of the most important books of the last 50 years.”

This is Lecture #2 in the GMO WTF! series, an independent, student-led GMO lecture series at Cornell University.

Download the audio at the a-Infos Radio Project.

Friday, September 9, 2016

9/11 Fifteen Years Later - What Have We Learned?

 

Binghamton University; September 9, 2016

Today the U.S. and its allies are entangled in wars both known and unknown throughout much of the world, including Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Pakistan. What have we learned in the years and wars since 9/11, and where do we go from here?

This video features a short introductory talk by Donna Marsh O'Connor, who lost her pregnant 28 year-­old daughter Vanessa on 9/11. Donna is a national spokesperson for September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.

Next is a talk by ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Ray served as a CIA analyst for 27 years, from JFK to George H. W. Bush, and from 1981 to 1985 briefed one-­on-­one to President Ronald Reagan’s five most senior national security advisers.

Introduction by Caleb Schwartz, President of Binghamton University Peace Action.

This talk is also available as a 58 minute podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud.

Download the audio at the a-Infos Radio Project.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The GMO Debate at Cornell University - A Student's Perspective


 
Ithaca, NY; September 7, 2016

A talk by Cornell student activist Robert Schooler. This is the first of 11 lectures in the GMO WTF! series, and  it includes a video appearance by Frances Moore Lappe.

For more info and background:

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/the-gmo-debate-one-students-experience-of-pro-gmo-propaganda-at-cornell-university/