Mike Palecek

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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.

The small newspaper Mike...

Chuck Gregory

cwg-headshot Co-founder and co-host of the show, Chuck lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife Lorraine and assorted exotic pets.

He was fortunate to attend Friends Central School in the late '60s to hone the already strong core beliefs instilled in him by his parents Wayne Lawrence and Marjorie Mock Gregory. His education continued at Wesleyan University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Math and Theater, then some years later at Nova University...

Frank Cordaro

Frank is a weekly guest on our show.

Frank Cordaro is a member of the Des Moines Catholic Worker. He is a former Catholic Priest. He has himself spent years and years in federal prison for crossing the line at Offutt, and more recently has been jailed for actions against the drone facility in Des Moines.

Today the FBI raided my house...
Today the FBI raided the Phil Berrigan CW House in D.M.
And I don't know weather to sing...

Philip Farruggio

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Phil is a weekly guest on our show.

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...

Rachel Finley

A proud South Florida native, Rachel "Flow Diva" Finley has represented the state as an award winning spoken word artist at regional, national and international poetry slams. Flow Diva is a founding member of the renowned poets' collective, Chaos Theory. Ms. Finley holds a BFA in Dramatic Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and has directed plays at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, The African American Cultural Arts Center and the Alliance Theatre Lab to name a few. Rachel has...

Azzurra Crispino

Azzurra is a monthly columnist, appearing in the first week of each month.

Azzurra Crispino is the co-founder of Prison Abolition Prisoner Support (PAPS) a penpal to prisoners and peaceful street demonstration organization which has endorsed the September 9th prisoner strike. She is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Austin Community College and a contributing author to Real Drugs in a Virtual World. She is currently working on "Can't Unrape Her: Restorative Justice, Transformative Justice, and Sexual Assault", to be presented...

Ava Bird

Ava is a monthly columnist appearing the first week of each month.

Ava Bird was our very first guest and we always look forward to her visits. We love to listen to her read.

Ava's books are currently not available but you can see her blog at birdblogblast.blogspot.com

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Mickey Z

Mickey Z is a monthly columnist, appearing the first week of each month.

Born and raised in Astoria, Queens, Mickey Zessima 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...

Richard Flamer

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Richard is a monthly columnist, appearing in the second week of each month.

Since 2001, Richard Flamer and his wife, Araceli, have run The Chiapas Project, a Catholic Worker center and farm serving the poor in San Cristobal las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Sponsorship is provided by the Des Moines (Iowa) Catholic Worker Home.

Richard Flamer served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was discharged in 1971. In 1975, following collegiate studies in Vermont, he operated a rare...

Jim Fetzer

Jim is a monthly columnist appearing the second week of each month.

James Henry Fetzer (born December 6, 1940) is a philosopher of science and conspiracy theorist. Since the late 1970s, Fetzer has worked on assessing and clarifying the forms and foundations of scientific explanation, probability in science, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of cognitive science, especially artificial intelligence and computer science.

In the early 1990s Fetzer began promoting John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories,  then later 9/11...

M. K. Davis

M.K. is a monthly columnist, appearing on the third week of each month.

M.K. Davis has spent years studying Bigfoot/Sasquatch. He is an expert on the Patterson-Gimlin film. He hosts a Bigfoot radio show with Don Monroe, Bigfoot Central.

M.K.Davis has been researching the Patterson Sasquatch film for the last 18 years. He has traveled extensively and has amassed one of the largest collection of images from the film. M.K. has trekked the Bluff Creek drainage of Northern California on...

Anthony Rayson

Anthony is a monthly columnist, appearing in the third week of each month.

Anthony Rayson is an American anarchist activist and author. He runs the South Chicago ABC Zine Distro and publishes many zines and pamphlets. DePaul University Archives and Special Collections holds a collection of Rayson's zines, as well as his compiled political writings and works of incarcerated persons.

Anthony tirelessly communicates with prisoners all over the USA and publishes their writings.

From the Anthony Rayson Collection at DePaul University:

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Larry Pinkney

Larry is a monthly columnist, appearing on the third week of each month.

Larry James Pinkney is an American political activist. A former member of the original Black Panther Party, and the Republic of New Africa, he served nine years in prison in Canada and the US. Pinkney also served as co-chair of the San Francisco Black Caucus in the early 1970s, and later, as chairman of the Black National Independence Party.

Pinkney was convicted of assault and burglary charges...

Julius Awafong Teneng

Julius is a monthly columnist, appearing the fourth week of each month.

Julius is a Cameroonian living in Cameroon. He is a researcher in Political Science specialized in Political Conflicts and African Politics. Julius has a world of experience gathered from his home-based business where he has been typing and editing students' research works. He is bilingual in English and French languages. At the international level, Julius has worked for seven years with the Canadian Vote Sizing Institute based...

Karen Kwiatkowski

Karen is a monthly columnist, appearing in the fourth week of each month.

Karen Kwiatkowski, Ph.D, is a retired USAF lieutenant colonel, who spent her final four and a half years in uniform in the upper echelons of Pentagon. She shared her story about what went on during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq with the American Conservative Magazine and Salon. She writes regularly for Lewrockwell.com.

Karen U. Kwiatkowski, née Unger, (born September 24, 1960) is...

Michael Annis

Michael is a monthly columnist who appears in the fourth week of each month. He is currently taking a leave of absence but we expect to have him back soon.

MICHAEL ANNIS—poet, writer, playwright, radio commentator, founder & senior editor of Howling Dog Press—has published many of the world’s modern giants of fiction, drama, poetry and art. His projects-in-process include "Brave New World Order" , "Howling at the End of the Wor(l)ds" (collected poetry, Vols. I, II, III), and "The White Rose of Stalingrad" (screenplay),...

Susan Lindauer

Susan is a regular columnist on our show, appearing the second week of each month. She's taking some time off but we hope to have her back soon.

Susan Lindauer is an American antiwar activist and former U.S. Congressional staffer who was charged with "acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government" and violating U.S. financial sanctions during the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. She was incarcerated in 2005 and released the next year after two...