October 2, 2014, guests SHERWOOD ROSS, MICKEY Z, and OLE DAMMEGARD plus Phil Farruggio


Ole Dammegard

Ole had some interesting things to say about Laurel Canyon. Did our music and the whole hippie movement get hijacked by intelligence groups?


Sherwood Ross

Sherwood wondered if mass arrests are planned to consolidate totalitarian power in America. He cited the purchases (in bulk) of weapons and ammunition by the Postal Service, Department of Education, Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Department of Homeland Security 1.6 billion rounds of hollow-point ammunition and 7,000 fully-automatic 5.56x45mm NATO ‘personal defense weapons’.


It’s the Empire, Stupid with Phil Farrugio

In this new segment our regular columnist Phil Farruggio presents his thoughts on a different topic every week.

Mickey Z

Mickey and I discussed the contrast between U.S. reaction to the “Occupy” movement in Hong Kong and and here at home. We also talked about the actions in NYC last month and the need for long term involvement in order to create real change.


Chuck Gregory and Mike Palecek

I opened with an old Doors song, “The War is Over”, and then talked about the 100,000 poets for change event that Lorraine and I attended the previous week. Mike and I did an assortment of segments:

    • Chicken Little Says …
    • Sitting On The Floor At Ward Cleaver’s Feet, Listening To Ward Cleaver
    • On Babushka Kalashnikov’s Korner: The View From My Piroshki Kart
    • Our new sponsor, “Really Crappy Deal”
    • Uncle Bill’s Front Porch
    • Milk Duds Last Forever
    • News: from James Tracy on the Kennedy Assassination
    • some notes we have been receiving

from listeners … by email, chat room, telephone, telepathy and telegraph

    • Dewey Finn on Americans being contented serfs
    • Ned Schneebly: By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy
    • Francis Mulcahy: The West is striking again; it is stabbing the very center, the heart of the Arab World
    • Larry Sanders: You don’t need to be a Georgetown graduate of the diplomatic killing corps or a rocket scientist or some overpaid pig of entertainment journalism or pundit or war hero or black president or a member of the publishing class to understand what bombing Syria and Iraq and any other country means to the military and civilian murder machine
  • The News from Mt. Liberty, where Lori is helping Charlie Johnson escape the asylum. She tells him they are scared of him because he has the courage to speak out. She gets him to read to her one of his most effective letters to the editor.

Mickey Z


Born and raised in Astoria, Queens, Mickey Z. has been a vegan since 1995 and is probably the only person on the planet to have appeared in both a political book with Noam Chomsky and a karate flick with Billy Blanks.

Armed only with a high school diploma, Mickey is the author of 12 books and has spoken and lectured in venues ranging from MIT to ABC No Rio, from Yale University to Occupy Free University.

See full biohttp://newdream.us/person/mickey-z/

Phil Farruggio


Philip A Farruggio is son and grandson of Brooklyn, NYC longshoremen. He is a free lance columnist (found on WorldNewsTrust.com, TheSleuthJournal.com, Information Clearing house, Op Ed News, Dandelion Salad, Activist Post, Dissident Voice and many other sites worldwide).

Philip works as an environmental products sales rep and has been an activist leader since 2000. In 2010 he became a local spokesperson for the 25% Solution Movement to Save Our Cities by cutting military spending 25%.

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Sherwood Ross


Sherwood Ross has worked for the Chicago News Service, also as a columnist for Reuters. He has also been a media consultant to colleges, law schools, labor unions, and to the editors of more than 100 national magazines.

Sherwood was on our first show on February 3, 2011, and is a monthly columnist for the first week of each month.

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Chuck Gregory


Co-founder and co-host of the show, Chuck lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife Lorraine and their pet rat Lucy.

Chuck has done the engineering for the show since June 2012 when we moved to Blog Talk Radio from our first host, Black Op Radio. His first activism was in the late ’60s when groups from Friends Central School went to Washington for several Marches, both for Civil Rights and against the Vietnam War.

See full bio: http://newdream.us/person/chuck-gregory/

Mike Palecek


Co-founder and co-host of the show, Mike Palecek is a writer who lives in Saginaw, Minnesota, west of Duluth.

He is a former federal prisoner for peace; was the Iowa Democratic Party candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District in the 2000 election, gaining 65,000 votes on an anti-war platform in a conservative district; is a former award winning reporter, editor, publisher in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota.

See full bio: http://newdream.us/person/mike-palecek/