Emmanuel Itier - Documentaries For A Conscious Humanity

March 19, 2019

Documentaries For A Conscious Humanity — Making Peace, One Movie at a Time

Aired Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

An Interview with Filmmaker Emmanuel Itier

“If you don’t like the current programming, turn off your TV and tell-a-vision instead.” — Swami Beyondananda

Movies move us.

Sure they were originally called “movies” because they were “motion pictures”. And there is something about the total immersion in a darkened theater watching a large screen that “puts us in the picture” and creates a totality of experience that is not just intellectual, but visceral and all-encompassing. That’s why movies move us.

Can movies move us toward an actual movement that moves the world?

Our guest on Wiki Politiki this week, filmmaker Emmanuel Itier thinks so. Born in France, Itier moved to the US 30 years ago and has used his platform in recent years to promote consciousness, and political and spiritual transformation.

His most recent film — created in collaboration with Executive Producer Sharon Stone, is called WE THE PEOPLE — a worldwide exploration of the notions of politics and economics with the likes of Robert Reich, Deepak Chopra, Sharon Stone, Michael Beckwith, Nobel Peace Laureates Mairead Maguire and Tawakkol Karman, Vandana Shiva, Mark Wahlberg, and many others. Says Emmanuel, “If we cultivate caring economies and politics maybe we can build a sustainable planet full of peace, justice and love for everybody. When you watch WE THE PEOPLE you will realize we are not focusing at putting anyone, any party, down but we are focusing on the possible solution to better our Humanity and use the tools of politics and economics to build a sustainable future.”

In the subtitle, Emmanuel uses a compelling and “swami-esque” phrase, “Re-evolution” to cite the need to move beyond the old paradigm “revolution” to the far more constructive and generative “evolution” to describe the passage in front of us.

He says, “This is a re-evolution of peace and love. How can we re-invent ourselves as one humanity, all interconnected, all interdependent from each other? Yes, we need a real change, a real shift of mind set and start looking again as collaborative forces and not as competitors, a peaceful neighbors and not segregated individuals. We need also a leadership inviting us to unite beyond our difference of opinion because we share the same land under the same sky.”

Emmanuel Itier has enjoyed more than two decades of film success prior to this documentary. He directed: Tell Me No Lies (2000), Scarecrow (2002), The Invocation (featuring Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama) and Bermuda Femme (2013). He also produced: Wildflower (1999) and Scarecrow Slayer (2003). In addition, he acted as a co-producer and financing consultant for Johnny Mnemonic, Another 9½ Weeks, Shattered Image (1998), The Dentist (1996), and Progeny (1999). Itier has also been a successful music and film journalist for rock magazines, French TV networks and the Internet for over twenty years. Finally Mr. Itier was a recipient of the 2018 Global Citizen Award from the prestigious United Nation Association, and was named President of The Year 2018 by the Rotary E- Club of World Peace.

Can movies “move us” to massively mobilize and move?

Tune in this Tuesday, March 19th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET and hear what a “new edge” filmmaker has to say. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about Emmanuel Itier and We the People please go here: https://www.firstshowing.net/2018/trailer-for-doc-we-the-people-questioning-global-politics-economics/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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Peter B. Collins - Progressive Journalism in Regressive Times

March 12, 2019

Peter B. Collins – Progressive Journalism in Regressive Times

Aired Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

An Interview with Talk Show Host and Uncommontator Peter B. Collins

“Forget taking America back. Let’s take her forward.” — Swami Beyondananda

Tom Paine would have called these soul-trying times. And anyone with soul would call these “paine-ful” times. We have a president who is a bold-faced liar, and a mainstream press that prefers lying by omission and nuance. What a choice. Covert skullduggery, or overt scumbaggery. Caught between the devil and the deep blue state.

So how does one navigate these waters, when it’s hard to tell fake real news from real fake news?

Wonder no more. Our guest this week Peter B. Collins, is here to disabuse the politically abused, and hold the line for sanity and wisdom at a time when both are in short supply.

Peter B. grew up in Cincinnati, and in high school he and his buddies built a closed-circuit campus radio station. He went to Northwestern in Chicago, and a few years later he was hosting the late-night talk show on WLS-FM (WDAI), which rose to #1. He moved to the Bay Area in 1976 as a DJ and talk show host on KOME in San Jose. In the late 1970s he was a weekend talk host at KGO in San Francisco, the market leader. For most of the 1980s he was morning personality at KRQR, The Rocker.

In 1989, he returned to talk radio at KNBR, where he was the token liberal and followed Rush each day. He followed that with an afternoon stint on KSFO, before it was sold into right-wing demagoguery. He was a satellite radio pioneer on Sirius 2003-2004, and hosted the syndicated Peter B. Collins Show from 2005-2009. He was part owner of progressive talk station KRXA in Monterey, California, which was sold in 2014.

He currently produces a daily podcast, PBC News & Comment where he covers issues that mainstream media give “blanket coverage” — meaning they cover them up with a blanket to make sure everyone is left in the dark.

Writes Peter about himself:

Peter B. Collins is burdened with too many opinions. He follows news and politics to a degree that one friend calls “borderline obsessive” and the Peter B. Collins Show is his therapy. From San Francisco, he brings you his views and analysis on important national and international issues, and interviews political leaders, journalists, authors and others who know more than he does.

If you’re curious about how a truth-telling progressive walks the line — or is it “the lyin'” — between two incomplete narratives, tune in this Tuesday, March 12th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out about Peter’s podcast, please go here: https://www.peterbcollins.com/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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Jim Rough - Wise Democracy

March 5, 2019

Wise Democracy: Accessing the Wisdom of We the People to Create Political Climate Change

Aired Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

An Interview with Author and Wisdom Council Convener Jim Rough

“If we want peace in the Middle East, first we need to create peace in the Middle West.” — Swami Beyondananda

As my colleague Bruce Lipton points out, when we are adrenalized by anger and outrage, we go into “fight or flight”. In other words, our energy flows from our cerebral cortex to our hindbrain. We become more reactive, less creative. And when we are in a political climate where outrage against the other is carefully and continually cultivated, we become downright stupid.

As many progressives can see, this “stupidization” process had culminated in Donald Trump as President. However, what many progressives cannot see is that their own blind outrage has fueled the flames of misunderstanding and taken us further from the awareness we will collectively need to “overgrow” our current corrupt political “shituation.”

Consider this quote from a New York Times OpEd piece on our “Culture of Contempt” by Arthur C. Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/opinion/sunday/political-polarization.html

This “outrage industrial complex” works by catering to just one ideological side, creating a species of addiction by feeding our desire to believe that we are completely right and that the other side is made up of knaves and fools. It strokes our own biases while affirming our worst assumptions about those who disagree with us.

Fortunately, there are some excellent tools available for we the people to not just listen to and hear one another, but to collaborate on bringing forth breakthrough solutions and “political climate change.” This week’s show is about one such tool.

In Spontaneous Evolution, in our chapter “Healing the Body Politic”, Bruce Lipton and I explored what author James Surowiecki called “the wisdom of crowds” and Tom Atlee calls “co-intelligence” as we offer example after example of how ordinary people can collectively access extraordinary wisdom. One of the specific examples we gave was the work of Jim Rough, author of Society’s Breakthrough! Releasing Essential Wisdom and Virtue in All the People. Jim is the developer of Dynamic Facilitation and exciting strategy called the Wisdom Council Process, that has been practiced widely around the world and has actually been incorporated into the Constitutions of two states of Austria.

Writes Jim:

Dynamic Facilitation is a way to spark people to achieve breakthrough progress on impossible-to-solve issues. In my seminars teaching Dynamic Facilitation participants often practice their new skills by facing impossible-seeming issues from society like climate change, partisan gridlock, threats of authoritarianism, etc. More than 25 years ago, this led to the development of the Wisdom Council Process.

Today our society is like a supertanker heading in a direction no one wants to go—trashing the planet, our democratic institutions and our people. But the “Wisdom Council Process” offers a way to quickly turn things around. It’s a way to educate the people, create shared vision, heal the partisan divide, establish new legislation, generate new technologies, etc.

Jim Rough is a social innovator and Director of the Center for Wise Democracy. As a business consultant he developed “Dynamic Facilitation” and “The Wisdom Council Process,” new tools which are used all over the world to bring transformational change to individuals and organizations. He is also a speaker, seminar leader and author of the book, “Society’s Breakthrough! Releasing Essential Wisdom and Virtue in All the People.”(2002)

If you’re ready to discover how seemingly opposite polarities can transcend the current “tug-of-war” and pull together in a “tug of peace”, tune in this Tuesday, March 5th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET: http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out about Jim Rough’s work and the Wisdom Councils, please go here: www.WiseDemocracy.org

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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Stephen Poplin - Inner Journeys, Cosmic Sojourns

February 26, 2019

Inner Journeys, Cosmic Sojourns

Aired Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 5:00 PM EST

An Interview with Transpersonal Hypnotherapist and Author Stephen Poplin

“Past lives? Been there, done that.” — Swami Beyondananda

At a time when being in the here and now can feel quite challenging, perhaps being in the “there and then” can offer us some perspective. On this week’s Wiki Politiki, we take a detour to look at the long, long, long view.

How long? Lifetimes … eons … beyond time, and what you or I would consider “reality.”

Our guest this week, Stephen Poplin, has worn many hats: political philosopher, astrologer, transpersonal hypnotherapist. It was while practicing hypnotic regression with his clients that he uncovered not just the world of past lives, but life between lives. Following in the footsteps of hypnotherapist Michael Newton, Stephen “interviewed” thousands of people in deep trance, and heard remarkable past life stories that shed light on their present life issues. His book, Inner Journeys, Cosmic Sojourns, is a fascinating chronicle of these stories.

So, one might ask, what in the world has this to do with Wiki Politiki?

In Stephen’s words, it’s a chance to “step back and view the big picture, and check out the cosmic map.” If you accept the possibility of reincarnation (Swami says, “if you don’t believe in reincarnation, don’t worry … you will in your next lifetime”), it means over many lifetimes, we’ve been nearly everywhere and seen it all. We’ve been men and women, many races and religions, and we have “done unto” just as surely as it has been “done unto” us.

The fascinating stories in his book speak to the breadth and universality of human experience, and suggest that the political tribulations we seem to be undergoing today are part of a much larger learning arc.

A lifelong learner, Stephen Poplin attended six universities in three countries, earning degrees in philosophy and humanities (his graduate work concerned inter-cultural studies, utopian literature, and comparative religions). He also studied drama therapy and psychodrama, history and civilization.

He moved to Virginia Beach, VA to study the Edgar Cayce readings, where he years gave talks at the A.R.E. (Association for Research and Enlightenment) and saw patients and taught courses at the Center for Integrative Medicine – a part of the George Washington University Medical Center, Washington DC. He also trained with Dr. Michael Newton, and is the former International Director of The Michael Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy. He currently lives in Ames, Iowa and travels frequently to Europe.

Guaranteed you will find this an intriguing, mind-bending conversation — and it may well give you some long, long distance perspective on your life, and our world.

Tune in this Tuesday, February 26th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET: http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about Stephen Poplin’s work go here: http://www.transpersonal.us/bio.html

And his Inner Journey Cosmic Sojourns book can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Inner-Journeys-Cosmic-Sojourns-hypnotherapists/dp/0998896934

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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Mauricio Miller - Most Of What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong!

February 19, 2019

Most Of What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong with Mauricio Miller!

Aired Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 5:00 PM EST

An Interview with Mauricio Miller, Founder of The Alternative Project

“The war on poverty? It’s over. The poor people have surrendered.” — Swami Beyondananda

At a time when the gap between rich and poor is the widest in ninety years, we need more funding for poverty programs, right?

Well … maybe and maybe not. This week’s guest, Mauricio Miller, author of The Alternative, points out that poverty programs over the past 50 years haven’t really moved the dial. What if the poverty programs themselves kept the conditions in place? What if the real beneficiaries have been those who have SERVED the underserved community? What if these programs promote dependency and not self-reliance?

What if the current way of giving help has left people helpless, and actually created a “industry” that makes sure the problem stays in place, largely unsolved?

Here is a quote from The Alternative that may shed some light on the “shadow” of anti-poverty programs:

In a letter to pastors, while in the Birmingham jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote:

“I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate.” Noting their paternalism, he continued, “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill.”

Mauricio’s understanding comes from his own upbringing in a single-parent family. His mother — proud, resourceful, independent and smart — found herself up against stereotyped images of who people thought she was, and a social welfare system that discouraged all of those things!

After years of watching that same system disempower and fail to serve the next generation, he presented California’s then-Governor Jerry Brown with a radical plan to encourage poor communities to cultivate their own resources and find their own solutions. He founded the Family Independence Initiative (FII) in 2001, to capture the stories and data which demonstrate that low-income families, when working together, have the capacity to help themselves and help one another towards sustained upward mobility. Now working independently on the “Alternative Project”, Mauricio seeks to utilize those proof points to challenge the negative stereotype that low income families are “takers” from society. The project advocates for investing directly in family and group self-determined efforts, increasing mobility and their contributions to society.

In recognition of his unconventional approach to generating economic mobility among low-income families, Mauricio was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship in 2012. He was appointed by President Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions, is an Ashoka Fellow, a Prime Mover Fellow and a Purpose Prize winner among other awards. He was honored with an invitation to President Clinton’s 1999 State of the Union address, has served on bank and philanthropic boards and started small businesses. He is the author of “The Alternative: Most of what you believe about poverty is wrong” among other publications.

If you’ve wondered why the issue of “poverty” has been so intractable this past half-century, you’ll definitely want to catch this lively discussion. Tune in this Tuesday, February 19th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about Maurico Miller and The Alternative please go here: https://www.thealternativebook.org/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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The “Green Economy” In Action

February 12, 2019

Aired Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 5:00 PM EST

The “Green Economy” In Action

An Interview Purium Co-Founder Dave Sandoval

“We don’t need to save the planet, just spend it more wisely.” — Swami Beyondananda

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about “green jobs” and the Green New Deal as a way of restoring the ecology and renewing the economy. However, the overall plan seems to gloss over the inconvenient truth that we must restore the soil and microbiome, and “overgrow” chemical farming and glyphosates (Round-Up) that depletes our soil.

Our guest this week on Wiki Politiki is Dave Sandoval, co-founder of Purium, provider of plant-based nutritional products since 1994, and a successful “green” entrepreneur who DOES care about the soil. As Swami has said, “Going green can get us out of the red and keep us in the pink.”

Dave Sandoval, has made it his life’s mission to change the world for the better. From nutrition and the environment to domestic violence and poverty, Dave has advocated on behalf of many causes. He’s invited people into his home to personally help them get healthy, lose weight or achieve their goals. And, through his mentorship program, he has inspired all kinds of people, including celebrities, to get out into the world and make a difference. Dave founded Purium in post-riot Long Beach with Gandhi’s philosophy, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

That’s when he started making 100% pure products out of his home in 1994, and he now has 100 pharmacists and almost 30,000 salespeople around the world working for his company Purium Health Products, which hit $47 million in revenue last year and is expecting to hit $75 million in revenue this year — a 276% growth in just three years.

If you’re curious how your buying choices can enrich the soil as well as your own microbiome, and wondering how and what you eat impact your wellbeing, please tune in for this discussion with a leading edge business person with top-line products and a triple bottom line, tune in this Tuesday, February 12th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET – http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about Dave and Purium, please go here: http://www.purehealthnetwork.com/page3/page3.html

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

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The Yellow Vests vs. Vested Interests - A People’s Upwising

February 5, 2019

Aired Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 5:00 PM EST

The Yellow Vests vs. Vested Interests – A People’s Upwising

An Interview with American Ex-Pat and Marxist-Humanist Scholar Richard Greeman

“We have a deeply-divided body politic. Half the people believe our system is broken, the other half believe it is fixed.” — Swami Beyondananda

We are living in what Tom Paine would have called “soul-trying” times.

While progressives are still baffled as to how Donald Trump became President and continue to be pulled into the very “resistance” that energizes Trumpism, a growing number of Americans are awakening to the political “shell” game. Regardless of which party wins, when it comes to the fundamental focus and rules of governance, those who already have too much money, power and influence seem to have the final say.

Consider that under Obama (and Hillary as Secretary of State) we had the same neocon / neoliberal foreign policy as under Bush and Cheney. And even the Huffington Post has had to admit that income inequality became worse under Obama than it was under George W. Bush.

The narrative playing on the mainstream is still about the growing list of “hopefuls” for the 2020 Presidential campaign, while the condition of the body politic remains “hopeless” unless we do a mass detox off of “hopium” and “deniatol.” What is needed is a true “2020 vision” to help we the people overgrow our corrupt and dysfunctional system, from the grassroots up instead of the top down.

Fortunately, there is true hope on the horizon and it comes from the folks who helped us with the first American Revolution — France. You’ve probably been hearing about the Yellow Vest movement, which has been presented as one of those nationalistic, xenophobic “right wing” movements that seem to be sweeping Europe and the rest of the world.

Not so fast, says my Wiki guest this week, Richard Greeman, an American expatriate living in France and a bona fide leftist. What he has observed first-hand is a movement of ordinary people tired of being told, “Let them eat cake” by a Marie Antoinette sound-alike Emmanuel Macron, who is an investment banker disguised as a “socialist.” As Greeman tells us in the interview, this is a from-the-ground-up movement that has rejected any affiliation with any party, right and left. This is the true “peoples upwising.”

Richard Greeman is a self-described “Marxist-humanist, libertarian socialist and anarchist revolutionary”. He calls himself a red diaper grandbaby because his maternal grandfather was an admirer and follower of socialist presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs. When labeled a communist by a classmate as a child, Richard replied, “I’m a commonist — I am for the common people”. A graduate of Yale, Richard was one of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). After the fall of the Soviet Union, he traveled to Russia where he deepened his studies of Victor Serge, a Marxist anarchist internationalist novelist. In 1997, he helped establish the Victor Serge Public Library in Moscow and in 1998 co-founded the Praxis Research and Education Center in Moscow. Long story short, he brings a lifetime of awareness and perspective to a vexing movement … the Yellow Vest uprising in France … and the “vested interests” that are looking to dis-inform and misinform us on that topic.

The mainstream press has painted it as a right wing movement, and indeed the press has cherry-picked right wing extremists to interview to “represent” the movement. Tune in this Tuesday, and get a more balanced picture of what is happening in France — and what COULD happen hear if progressives and populists ever got together for a generative conversation.

If you’re feeling that currently the American body politic is stuck inside an unworkable system called “Futilism,” please catch this broadcast to discover how an angry uprising has led to an “upwising” where French citizens are working together for a change, to challenge a toxic and unworkable system that makes the elites richer and richer and the rest of us … not so much.

Tune in this Tuesday, February 5th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET: http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about Richard, please go here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Greeman

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

If you LOVE what you hear, and appreciate the mission of Wiki Politiki, “put your money where your mouse is” … Join the “upwising” — join the conversation, and become a Wiki Politiki supporter: http://wikipolitiki.com/join-the-upwising/

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It’s Time For Right and Left to Come Front and Center to UNRIG the System

January 29, 2019

Aired Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 5:00 PM EST

It’s Time For Right and Left to Come Front and Center to UNRIG the System

An Interview with Represent.Us National Organizing Manager James Jameson

“It seems that government of, by and for the people is missing a key component — the PEOPLE.” — Swami Beyondananda

I’ve said it before, and it is worth repeating.

In these times of intense political polarization, we have a DEEPLY UNITED body politic. More than 90% of us agree — we aren’t being represented … the two-party system is rigged … we need to make sure that the “free speech” of unbridled campaign spending doesn’t drown out the free speech that points us beyond the status quo.

Consider the 2014 study by Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page that concluded that the USA is for all intents and purposes an “oligarchy” because the views of the general public have very little sway over what legislation does or doesn’t get passed — particularly when the public will is in conflict with the special interests who “own” the politicians. Consider this mind-blowing statistic: On average, a US Senator must raise $14,000 a month for six years to pay for her or his re-election campaign. That’s some $30.6 million! Do the math … do the aftermath!

Meanwhile, according to CBS News some $6.8 billion was spent on the 2016 Presidential election, while just 31% of the people thought the election process “was working as well as it could.”

If we consider that $6.8 billion is larger than the economies of Argentina and Poland, that’s a lot of money to spend on a campaign that leaves 70% of us unsatisfied!

Fortunately, my guest today James Jameson, the National Organizing Director of Represent.Us, is here with some good news for a change — anti-corruption and election reform activists from across the political spectrum are uniting to “unrig the system” — and are planning their second annual Unrig the System Summit in Nashville at the end of March.

James Jameson is an experienced political activist, who has worked on several successful campaigns in New England. Starting off with fundraising for the 2012 Marriage Equality campaign in Maine, James has led canvas efforts in three states and field efforts in two. During the 2016 election cycle, James was the New Hampshire Out-of-State Director for Bernie Sanders before joining his National Advance Team, traveling to 27 states, and building rallies of thousands of people. Since first getting into political campaigning, James has been passionate about electoral reform, and was involved with Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting victory.

Represent.us has as its key platform piece the American Anti-Corruption Act, whose intention it is to:

* Stop political bribery by making it illegal for lobbyists to lobby a politician and donate to their campaign. You can lobby, or you can donate, but you can’t do both.
* End secret money so Americans know who is buying political power.
* Fix our broken elections so the people, not the political establishment, are the ones in control.

If you’re tired of the “dogma-eat-dogma” battle of the two political sides, you will find this conversation quite refreshing, as James discusses the American Anti- Corruption Act, and the dozens and dozens of successful state and local campaigns to end gerrymandering, install “ranked-choice voting” and other voting reforms, and establish public financing of elections. Check out the “explainer videos” on the Represent.us site below … and join the campaign and “upwising” if you can!

Tune in this Tuesday, January 29th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET: http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

Or, find us on the Wiki archives on Wednesday: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about Represent.us, please go here: https://represent.us/

And to find out about the Unrig the System Summit, go here: https://unrigsummit.com/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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Enlightened Capitalism - It’s NOT An Oxymoron

January 22, 2019

Aired Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Enlightened Capitalism – It’s NOT An Oxymoron

An Interview with B Corporation Pioneer John Montgomery

“It’s time for the Golden Rule to overrule the rule of gold.”– Swami Beyondananda

Our show today is about Enlightened Capitalism and NO that is not an oxymoron, at least not according to today’s guest. At the same time we have to acknowledge that UNENLIGHTENED CAPITALISM has been allowed to run rampant, and people are starting to notice, particularly young people.

Last October, an astounding public opinion poll came out indicating that one third of Millennials identified as socialists.

Might this be seen as a sign that capitalism as it has been practiced has failed us? Thanks to a meme cultivated by economist Milton Friedman over 40 years ago, the ONLY purpose of a corporation is to make profit for its shareholders, and since the Citizens United Supreme Court decision nine years ago, it seems that corporations have taken upon themselves the right to extract and exploit in perpetuity, and send the cleaning bill to future generations.

More and more awakening individuals are recognizing that this form of extractor capitalism — what Naomi Klein calls “disaster capitalism” — is not only obsolete but obsolethal. This old form of capitalism is doomed, and the question is can it evolve? Or will it die, possibly taking Western Civilization with it?

Our guest today John Montgomery is a champion of a new form of enlightened capitalism called the B Corporation, B standing for benefit … as in benefitting the world at large and not just the shareholders “at small.”

An attorney in practice for 35 years, John founded a successful Silicon Valley law firm, now Montgomery & Hansen, LLP, in 2003 and was previously a partner or attorney at prominent Bay Area law firms. In recent years, he’s been working with socially and environmentally oriented entrepreneurs to design new forms of governance to add conscience and consciousness above and beyond just profit. He was the co-chair of the legal working group behind California’s benefit corporation legislation, which became law in 2012, and was a California Bar Association Magazine lawyer of the year and B Lab MVP and Champion awards winner for this work.

He has since become a leading authority on the benefit corporation. He is the President-Elect of the Benefit Company Bar Association, and serves on the advisory boards of B Lab Europe, the Purpose of the Corporation project and several benefit corporations. John’s work as an international advocate for the benefit corporation and the emergent impact economy inspired him to incorporate Lex Ultima in 2017.

As John will tell you, “Lex Ultima” refers to what he considers the ultimate law of the Universe — universal love. Indeed, his experience tells him that companies that “lead from the heart” are more successful in every way — more profitable, more efficient, and have happier employees who stay with the company longer.

Can more companies be inspired to do business “for the benefit of all”?

Tune in this Tuesday, January 22nd at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/ for a truly encouraging take on how the power of love can counterbalance the power of money.

Or, find us on the Wiki archives on Wednesday: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about John Montgomery and his work please go here: https://www.lexultima.com/people-1/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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From Monsanto to “Nonsanto” - Why Avoiding GMOs Improves Your Health

January 15, 2019

Aired Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 5:00 PM EST

From Monsanto to “Nonsanto” – Why Avoiding GMOs Improves Your Health

An Interview with Author, Researcher and GMO Expert Jeffrey Smith

“Weed killer is a chemical substance that kills living things, some of which are weeds.” — Swami Beyondananda

When Bruce Lipton and I published Spontaneous Evolution nearly ten years ago, in a chapter on our current economic / ecological / political dysfunction, we had a section called “Moneychangers In the Temple — Monsanto Clause Is Coming to Town”, where we talked about the lengths Monsanto (now part of Bayer — those wonderful folks who brought us Auschwitz) has gone to “own” life forms.

Short-form, they have developed genetically-modified seeds they call “Round Up ready” because they and they alone can resist the toxic herbicide in Round Up, glyphosate. The idea is to poison the soil and all non-Monsanto plants, and then sell the “remedy” so that eventually Monsanto will own the keys to life.

Despite convincing evidence glyphosate is a carcinogen, thanks to the cozy relationship between the agrichemical industry and the agencies set up to regulate it — and complicity of the mainstream press — authorities continue to say with a straight-face that glyphosate is “safe.”

Our guest this week, Jeffrey Smith, literally “wrote the book” on GMOs.

The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith was named the 2017 “Person of the Year” by Masters of Health Magazine. For more than two decades, his research has exposed how biotech companies mislead policy makers and the public, and put the health of society and environment at risk.

Mr. Smith’s feature-length documentary Genetic Roulette — The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (Aware Guide). Seen by millions world-wide, the film links genetically engineered food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, digestive disorders, and numerous other problems that have been on the rise in the US population since genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced. His books include: Seeds of Deception, the world’s bestseller on GMOs; and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. They expertly demonstrate why the safety assessments by the FDA and regulators worldwide are based on outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our top food safety priority.

Mr. Smith has lectured in 45 countries, counseled leaders from every continent, and has been quoted by thousands of news outlets including: The New York Times, Washington Post, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters, LA Times, and Time Magazine. He regularly appears on influential radio and television programs, including the BBC, NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now, The Doctors, and the Dr. Oz Show.

He is the founding executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), a leading source of GMO health risk information for consumers, policy makers, and healthcare professionals. IRT’s educational programs are driving the tipping point of consumer rejection against GMOs, which is already starting to push genetically engineered ingredients out of the market in the US.

Our interview this week revolves around his soon-to-be-released documentary with Amy Hart, Secret Ingredients, which highlights how numerous individuals and families that healed from serious conditions after switching to an organic, non-GMO diet.

If you’d like to learn how YOU can take charge of your own and your family’s health, tune in for this enlightening and encouraging conversation this Tuesday, January 15th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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To find out more about Jeffrey and his work please go here: https://responsibletechnology.org/

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