Rob Kall is executive editor, publisher and website architect of OpEdNews.com, Host of the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show (WNJC 1360 AM), and publisher of Storycon.org, President of Futurehealth, Inc, and an inventor . He is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com
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(23 comments) becoming a conscious eater is a kind of activism that impacts the environment, spending that formerly went to big bad corporations, including Big Agra, Big Pharma, fortune 1000 producers of processed foods, personal health, fitness and connecting locally, just for starters. Conscious eating is a major non-electoral way to walk your talk and make a difference.
(11 comments) Mandela was probably the most revered, most beloved living hero in the world. His life exemplifies the monomyth/hero's journey archetype that Joseph Campbell and others have described. More, it suggests some ways that the heroic journey can be further understood and emulated
(5 comments) It is sad that the US and the UK, which used to be the shining examples of press freedom are becoming, instead, excuses and examples that authoritarian regimes will be able to use to justify mistreatment of the press.
transcript of the interview I did with Coleen Rowley on October 16, 2013, shortly after she'd returned from her Moscow meeting with Edward Snowden.
(1 comments) Peter Ludlow writes frequently on digital culture, hacktivism, and the surveillance state. I got in touch with Peter because he did an oped for the New York Times titled, "The Banality of Systemic Evil" which is mostly about whistleblowers and their response to, well we'll talk about it...
(2 comments) How the government and corporations are doing an end run around the constitution to spy on our lives.
(4 comments) Today, workers and supporters protested for fair wages and decent treatment. Braving icy cold weather, between 150 and 200 workers and supporters gave talks, then a group, joining arms, blocked Broadway, in front of a Walmart Express store.
(12 comments) On Twitter, they're calling it #Brawlmart, with many reports of fights of things on sale.
We Are Stardust. We Are Golden and We've Got To Get Back to the Garden.... Giving Thanks for Joni Mitchell
(3 comments) visiting Joni Mitchell via youtube-- some of her hits, a new interview and a tribute to her.
How Smart Phone Apps Are Changing a Generation: Howard Gardner and Katie Davis Intvw Transcript part 2
(2 comments) Howard Gardner talks about multiple intelligences and then, Howard Gardner and Katie Davis, authors of App Generation, discuss how smart phone apps are changing Identity, Intimacy and imagination in the App Generation
(36 comments) When you think of dynasties, you might think of the ancient Chinese. Or, rather, you might think of Walton or Koch, Rockefeller, Bush, DuPont, Vanderbilt and Mellon. There are a lot of international dynasties, as discussed in this Forbes article, but I'm talking about the USA. I don't like the fact that a number of American dynasties already exist, and I find the idea that many more are germinating to be abhorrent.
As Writing and the Gutenberg Press Changed the World, Are Apps Creating an App Generation? Howard Gardner & Katie Davis
(2 comments) Interview with Multiple Intelligences genius Howard Gardner and co-author Katie Davis discussing how apps are creating an Apps generation
(20 comments) Bill Maher did a short interview with Radley Balko last week. This is the transcript of my 75 minute interview with him.
Have Right-Wingers Hacked the ACA/Obamacare/Healthcare.gov Website... and is it a Freedom of Speech Issue?
(48 comments) There's talk that the healthcare.gov website has been hacked and subjected to Denial of Service DDOS attacks.
Radley Balko has written a brilliant, powerful book Rise of the Warrior Cop, documenting the terrifying militarization of America's police forces.
Giving Power to Citizens Over Government, Providing Tools to Expose the Secrets of Billionaires and Corporations;
(2 comments) Transcript of my interview with transparency warrior Ellen Miller, executive director and co-founder of the Sunlight Foundations. She answers my questions, such as: How are transparency and power connected? How is secrecy used as a weapon, as a strategy? What's the relationship between secrecy and democracy? How are connections between us tied to transparency? What is transparency, how does it make democracy better?
(15 comments) Voting is bad news if people think that all they need to do is vote. Voting is bad news if people think that all they need to do is vote. There are many ways to change things, to fight the machine, the system, besides voting. Those ways are essential. If people who vote think they are doing enough, then voting itself becomes dangerous.
(70 comments) Just how evil have the CIA, NSA, the FBI, military intelligence and other agencies become? Let's start with the fact that their heads, Clapper and Alexander, have lied to congress, with the protection of the President and the heads of the intelligence committees.
(13 comments) The reality is it does not take fifty percent plus one to make change happen. Far fewer people are necessary. The need for 50% +1 is an illusion used to control the masses. If the people who are oppressed are awakened, it takes a tiny fraction of 50% +1. If you're reading this, you've almost certainly awakened already. Our challenge is to wake up the people who are not reading Opednews.
(29 comments) General Keith Alexander lied to congress. That was reason enough to fire and prosecute him. Now, he's gone further, calling for stopping the press. This is bad for America and bad for democracy and press freedoms everywhere.
(8 comments) I spent a bit of time in at the Sycamore Illinois Pumpkin Festival. There was some great creativity, mostly by kids under 12, with more or less parental help. Here is a sampling of the hundreds of pumpkin works of art.
This is a transcript of an interview with Glenn Greenwald done in 2011, broadcast on November 2, 2011. We started off talking about his book, With Liberty and Justice for Some. unfortunately, we tried a new transcriptionist and the transcript was rife with errors. I finally got around to correcting it this past weekend. Unfortunately, most of the things we discussed are still relevant, two years later.
(5 comments) Marina Sitrin talks about horizontalism and the horizontalidad movement in Argentina
(240 comments) -billionaires are freaks of nature. In nature, giants are bizarre, freakish anomalies, and they don't survive long. Billionaires should be treated the same way. They are malignant symptoms of civilization.
(16 comments) That's right. While most teapartiers are senior citizens already on socialized medicine-- Medicare-- not needing health insurance, trying to keep those without from getting it, the few under Medicare age may be, as my mother used to say, cutting off their noses to spite their face. They are refusing to look at the programs available to them under Obamacare.
(88 comments) It's usually right wingers-- Republicans and Libertarians who take stances opposing government. This anti-government stance has become a meme that many moderates are embracing. Maybe it's time for people on the left to take their own stance criticizing government and own the meme. I think we can do it while separating out the baby from the bathwater.
(23 comments) Let's get one thing straight. Obamacare is not, as Kathleen Sibelius has argued, a website. It's a major program. Facebook and Twitter and Google are websites. But the ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare is far more than just a website.
(55 comments) Ebay billionaire Pierre Omidyar has announced that he's funding a journalism project with Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras & Jeremy Scahill, starting with $250 million bucks. Omidyar reportedly intends to create something that brings together some of the best writers who have followings. Here's my list of progressive journalists who'd fit Omidyar's criteria & who I would be excited to see hired and provided with a staff
(3 comments) Here's a different way to think about biting an apple
Could Obama Nomination of Jeh Johnson to Dept of Homeland Security Presage Intent to End the War on Terror?
(13 comments) Frankly, I was expecting someone really bad to be appointed. There may be a ray of hope with this nomination. Obama may have selected Johnson, who served as the top lawyer-- ie., General Counsel, for the Pentagon, during his first term in office-- as the person who may be able to transition the US from a war on terror to a law enforcement effort against individuals.
(7 comments) I've tried repeatedly to sign on to the Obamacare website. In my professional opinion, it's awful. The people behind the site should be fired and exposed. There are so many problems with the website it is hard to tell where to start.
(30 comments) These issues may not have the sexy sizzle that Miley Cyrus and the Ted Cruz sponsored shutdown have, but THEY are the battlelines where the future of American justice and democracy are being fought.
(2 comments) The shutdown reminds me of this old joke The different parts of the body were arguing over who should be boss.
(37 comments) Sometimes, out of something or from someone that seems really crazy, we find unexpected beauty, magic and a reminder of what's important.
(48 comments) Was it really necessary for the police to fire on a mother and baby?
(28 comments) Eating simpler, healthier, more local food is one way you can fight back against corporatization and globalization, and against the insane, unsustainable, planet destroying consumer culture.
(37 comments) I'm excited. This pope Francis could change things. It'll take a lot. I've long thought the Catholic Church, through it's leadership and stances, has been one of the most evil forces on the planet. This new pope could be changing things. It could be huge. Let's hope he stays alive long enough.
(54 comments) Americans are among the most duped and deluded people in the world-- by our politicians, our economic system and our mainstream media.
Syria Distraction Gone, What Will Obama Use to Cover Passage of TPP or a Comparable Sneak Attack on the Middle Class?
(11 comments) Oh, sure, AIPAC and Israel were lobbying hard for an attack on Syria, to soften Assad so the conflict could continue. But I think there's more at stake here. Obama's going to use something like a Syria attack to distract from some very vile deeds he'll be perpetrating on the American 99%.
(19 comments) With the amount of Cesium sitting in endangered storage tanks at three to four times what was in Chernobyl, and risk of leaks rising, the Japanese government has taken over the clean-up of the Tokyo Electric Power Company ( TEPCO) reactor site, at Fukushima.
(64 comments) It is time for American Jews to take a stand against AIPAC, to put America first, to put peace first.
(30 comments) John Kerry is looking a bit different lately, and people are talking about it. His eyes are looking different and he's doing an odd thing with his tongue. It is making me and a lot of other people wonder. What do you think?
(8 comments) It seems pretty clear, at this point, that President Obama does not have a serious plan for what to do with Syria. Oh, he wants regime change, but when it comes to his plan to attack Syria, he has made it clear that what he wants to do is send a message and make it clear. What name or description should be used to describe Obama's use of missiles to send a message?
(50 comments) The members of Parliament have shown the rest of the world what abject, worthless, useless cowards the majority and the leadership of congress probably are.
(44 comments) this is a meandering rant, spurred by a goofy libertarian article I rejected.
(38 comments) there are so many things wrong with the way Syria will be handled. And sadly, we can be just about certain, in advance, that these will all happen.
(6 comments) my first day checking it out, with more info from wikipedia on the new Aljazeera America
(40 comments) When it comes to real men, men who have shown great courage in the face of enormous risk to their future lives and freedom, we live in times when some of the most courageous are LGBT.
Ramping Up Intimidation of Journalists: Obama's UK Stasi Poodles Detain Glenn Greenwald's Partner, Steal Digital Gear
(3 comments) Earlier today, Glenn Greenwald's Brazilian partner, David Miranda was held by UK authorities using anti-terrorism laws, for nine hours.
(5 comments) Well, there have been a lot of these studies done. Again and again it shows that monkeys know exactly how to react when they are treated unjustly, unlike people
(11 comments) The situation in Egypt is grim and getting very bad
(21 comments) Wired magazine has a new article: Test case: is Breaking Bad's Mr White a psycho? The story looks at Walter White's evolution over five seasons and finds that indeed, Mr. White does become a psychopath drug maker, dealer and killer, according to the criteria by Robert Hare, the man considered the world's expert on psychopaths. So I applied a similar approach to Obama, Politicians, and Corporate Execs.
(8 comments) I watched Elysium last night. It was successful. It made my blood boil and my teeth clench. The movie delivers a powerful message. We are already living in a hellish world where the elite and powerful are living lives of luxury off the backs, off the deaths of the 99.9 percent. It's no wonder that this movie has been panned by so many mainstream critics.
(17 comments) Jaleesa Martin, of Newport Tennessee, went to court with her husband in a dispute over their child Messiah's last name. They left the court having a baby with a new first name, because the "judge" didn't think the baby deserved such a special name.
(12 comments) A Quinnipiac Poll measuring "thermometer" of voters' attitudes towards political figures found Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton tied at 44.2 each, leading all other Democrats, among independents.
(6 comments) it hit me as odd, when I heard on the radio that overnight, Samsung stock value had dropped a billion dollars-- because of the decision by Obama, communicated by US Trade Representative Michael Froman, to overturn the court ruling that favored Samsung. It's the first time such a veto has been made in 25 years.
(64 comments) There are cowards, and there are heroes, like whistleblowers, as I'll talk about later in this article. But this article started out because I began thinking about how so many people are not even able to be cowards.
(27 comments) Yesterday Opednews and I were given the Pillar Award, at the Whistleblower Week annual conference in Washington DC.
(9 comments) Bradley Manning was acquitted on the most serious charge of aiding the enemy, a charge his defense attorneys had attempted to have dropped. But he has been convicted on a number of other charges. commentaries from leading reporters and activists from Democracy now live coverage.
(2 comments) the second half of the transcript of my one hour interview with Clive Boddy, author of the book, Corporate Psychopaths. We talk about sociopaths, psychopaths, bullies, etc, and the massive costs and damages they inflict upon businesses.