Jorge Alfano on TV, The Film ‘Origins’ on PRN & Trans-Pacific Partnership Roundtable on ABW Radio: A Better World Newsletter 11-16-2014

This Week’s Blog, TV & Radio Shows November 16, 2014
This Week on A Better World TV
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Jorge Alfano
 Monday November 17, 7pm EST: Mitchell’s TV guest this evening is the consummate musician, Andean priest Jorge Alfano. He is the founder and director of the Sacred Sounds Insitute. Jorge’s music has mesmerized audiences for decades, has performed shakuhachi, Japanese Bamboo Flute, for H.H. Dalai Lama several times, who loves Jorge’s moving music.  We are re-airing this inspiring show tonight!

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Additional to being trained on several instruments as a musician, Jorge was also trained in the Andes as a priest in an ancient spiritual Order there, which spiritual energy informs his music.

Jorge Alfano understands that the beauty of music can both heal and be a force of peace in the world. Both become apparent in this interview shot on location in Hollywood, FL.


This Week on The Progressive Film Hour With Mitchell Rabin
PRN Radio Tuesdays at 3pm EST. Listen by phone: 712 432-7231
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originsTuesday November 18, 3pm EST: Today’s show features a beautiful and informative film called Origins, which was just released for free viewing last week for 10 days.

A beautiful and informative film called Origins, which was just released for free viewing last week for 10 days only. Mitchell will be discussing the film with guests Dr. Pedram Shoja, O.M.D., Cliff Hodges, and Dave Asprey

The link is here to view for free:

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Dr. Pedram ShojaiProduced by Dr. Pedram Shoja, O.MD., this film goes back to what we believe is the origin of our species in the depths of South Africa and traces our eating habits from then until now, as well as customs, patterns of relating to the Earth and life itself.

Pedram Shojai ran a large medical practice. But he got tired of treating the same symptoms over and over. He wanted to understand the root causes of sickness and health. That drove Dr. Shojai to spend the last 4 years and nearly $1 million researching and producing Origins.



cliff hodgesCliff Hodges, Founder and CEO of Adventure Out, holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) where he was a Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu national collegiate scholor. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and outdoor guide; traveling the world to climb mountains, surf big waves, study with indigenous tribes, and lead groups of clients ranging from school groups to corporate executives to tap in to their true potential through wilderness adventures. Hodges also sits on the board for several nonprofit organizations and is the owner of CrossFit West – the largest CrossFit facility in the western United States. At the heart of his management style and mission statement is the desire to cultivate environmental stewardship. Hodges has been featured in international publications such as Outside Magazine and Popular Mechanics, and has starred as a survival instructor on MTV’s hit television show MADE. The principals of Adventure Out are all avid outdoor enthusiasts and intrepid businesspeople. Combined, they have surfed, climbed, scuba dived, biked and hiked their way across the globe. Their common love for empowering people and being active in the great outdoors, together with an entrepreneurial spirit, brought them to the creation of Adventure Out.

dave aspreyDave Asprey, Founder and CEO of The Bulletproof Executive, is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent 15 years and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. Dave lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his brain by more than 20 IQ points, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. Learning to do these seemingly impossible things transformed him into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, and a better father.

From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, Dave used hacking techniques and tried everything on himself, obsessively focused on discovering the answers to this one persistent question:

What are the simplest things you can do to be better at everything?

What emerged is the idea of being “Bulletproof”, the state of high performance where you take control of and improve your biochemistry, your body, and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions. It used to take a lifetime to radically rewire the human body and mind this way, if you were lucky enough to even know it was possible. Technology has changed the rules.

Dave founded The Bulletproof Executive to make these breakthroughs – and the body and brain you deserve — easily available to you in your everyday life.

This documentary is a riveting indictment of a status quo that is sickening millions and robbing so many people of health, vitality and joy. But it’s also filled with solutions and hope.

It’s a film that comes to some controversial conclusions. Whether you agree with them all or not, I’m sure you’ll find it inspiring, provocative, and uplifting. Following clips from the film will be a Round Table discussion about the salient themes raised in the film.

These experts will be joining Mitchell in the Round Table about the film’s themes of health,wellness and what we’re doing with our food supply and planet interspersed with clips from the film.

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Wednesday, November 19, 6pm EST:  Due to the profound importance of a what is called a trade agreement being negotiated in secrecy by heads of state of some 11 countries world-wide and the political, economic and jurisdictional implications of this, I am convening another Round Table this week on the subject of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, (TPP).

Most people, even educated and politically attentive, don’t know about the TPP or what it’s about or its implications, which is why we’re doing a third show on this.

In short, what is being called a ‘trade agreement’ such as NAFTA and others, is more accurately a political coup d’etat through which a corporate advisory counsel’s decision-making would have authority over sovereign nation’s democratically elected officials, e.g., Congresses, Parliaments, Prime Ministers and Presidents.  Sovereign nations could be sued for profits which were projected by a given company’s accounting departments but not realized (for any number of reasons, including inferior product, service or not finding the assumed presence of natural resources in a given location).

Food, air, water, soil, product. worker safety and environmental protection laws and regulations currently in place in the U.S. would be in complete jeopardy due to the terms of this onerous, so-called Trade Agreement that President Obama is seeking to sell to Congress and to the American People.  As usual, our representatives don’t read the text of the agreement but their usually young staff interns do and “pre-digest” the salient items for the politician they work for.  In this case, almost none of the text has been made available to even Congress it’s so ‘secretive’!  Our guests have managed to get hold of some of the paragraphs, sufficient to know why this agreement is so anti-democratic, anti-sovereign and a legal document which would spell the end of Democracy

To add insult to injury, Obama is seeking ‘fast-track’ approval of it.  What does that mean?  It means that it’s an up or down vote, no discussion or negotiation in Congress, no addition, modification or deletion of amendments.  It means that the vow our elected officials made to uphold the Constitution and the will of their constituents, fast-track prevents that vow from being realized.  They can only vote yay or nay. Democracy as we know it, ailing in this country as it is, would be explicitly, not just implicitly replaced by a legally-mandated Corporatacracy.

So our actions here are these: 1: urge and demand that our representatives in Congress vote NO to fast-track; and 2: vote NO to the passage of TPP in toto.  The lies around it: it will provide more “JOBS”.  That’s the holy word, the sacred cow of politics.  It’s jobs alright–in the lowest-wage countries corporations can find.  Don’t kid yourself for a nano-second that it means “U.S. jobs”.  It’ll be good for the U.S. economy. Wrong again: it’s good for multi-national corporation’s own economy, not the U.S. economy!  There is no advantage for Americans whatsoever, only the loss of the status of our statutes, loss of sovereignty (unbelievably!) and loss of Democracy.

With this said, I hope you now understand why a grass-roots education of People on all socio-economic levels in our country need to know what is going on behind closed doors.  An ounce of prevention is worth, in this case, a ton of cure.  Please tune in and post the link of this and last week’s show in all of your social media and lists. Here’s the link:

Joining in discussion with Mitchell is Arthur Stamoulis, Director of the Citizen’s Trade Campaign, Melinda St. Louis, International Campaigns Director with Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and Adam Weissman of Global Justice for Animals and the Environment.

arthur stamoulisArthur Stamoulis is Executive Director of Citizens Trade Campaign, a national coalition of labor, environmental, family farm, consumer and human rights organizations working together for trade policies that promote a just and sustainable global economy. Citizens Trade Campaign was the first to publish leaked text of several of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chapters, and organized protests and other civil society responses at each of the TPP negotiating rounds to take place in the United States. It is currently coordinating national campaigns around the TPP and Fast Track.

Prior to joining Citizens Trade Campaign, Arthur directed the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign. He also served as director of government affairs for Clean Air Council, an editor at Common Courage Press and economics editor for Clamor Magazine.

Arthur is based in Portland, OR, so if you’re thinking of inviting an expert to your event on the west coast, be sure to mention his name when using the contact form.

melindaMelinda St. Louis is International Campaigns Director with Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, where she works with international allies to roll back WTO financial deregulation and to stop expansion of harmful trade agreements.
Ms. St. Louis monitors U.S. trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization, as well as regional and bilateral talks, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and coordinates with civil society partners around the globe to promote the public interest in the context of these globalization and international commercial agreements.

Before joining Global Trade Watch, St. Louis was director of policy and campaigns for Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of 75 organizations dedicated to ending the cycle of crippling debts Africa, Asia and Latin America.
She is the former executive director of Witness for Peace, a national grassroots organization that supports peace, justice and sustainable economies in Latin America and the Caribbean by challenging harmful U.S. military and economic policies in the region. As mid-Atlantic organizer for the Campaign for Labor Rights, she mobilized consumer campaigns in support of workers’ struggles in sweatshops across the globe.

Ms. St. Louis has lived and worked in Nicaragua and El Salvador, and currently serves on the boards of the Latin America Working Group and Witness for Peace. She received an M.P.P. in International Policy
and Development from Georgetown University.

adamAdam Weissman works with Global Justice for Animals and the Environment opposing trade agreements that endanger animals, the environment, food safety, and the human rights of communities on the frontlines of environmental struggles. He also works with TradeJustice NY Metro, a coalition of diverse social movement organizations united in opposition to NAFTA-style trade agreements. In two decades of activism, he has worked with numerous organizations including the Wetlands Activism Collective, Global Sweatshop Coalition, A for Anarchy,, Rainforest Action Network, Wildlife Watch, the War Resisters League (both at the national level and via its northern NJ local), The National Child Rights Alliance, the Animal Issues and Trade Justice working groups of Occupy Wall Street, and many others.

Adam has been an activist for human rights, animals rights, and environmental defense for over 2 decades. He is the founder of Global
Justice for Animals and the Environment, an organization devoted to opposing free trade agreements that undermine animal and environmental
protection, violate the rights of indigenous communities, and compromise food safety. He also works with TradeJustice NY Metro, a coalition of labor, environmental, animal rights, AIDS activist, food justice, queer liberation, international solidarity, and immigrant community
organizations committed to opposing the global expansion of the NAFTA free trade model.

In December 2012, Mitchell interviewed Mitch Jones of Food & Water Watch on the TPP, and it’s clearly time to do so again in light of its potentially imminent signing.



Mitchell’s Heaven On Earth in NYC, Next Class on Dec 4, 7-9pm

m rabinA continuation of what began many years ago in workshops that I’ve been leading, and continued forward through several of the groups I’ve facilitated at retreats over the years offered by activist/nutritionist radio celebrity Gary Null, asked by several of the latest participants to do so “back home” in NY.
Indeed, we had an excellent first gathering and started up the momentum yet again.
Next class: Thursday, Dec 4, 7-9pm & every other Thursday, TRS, 40 Exchange Place, 3rd flr.
While there is a developmental aspect to it, you can start anytime, sooner of course, the better so to get the most out of it.
These workshops include the participant learning Stress Management techniques, from Chi-Kung exercises and meditation to Mind-Body/Holistic Perspectives, health and wellness practices, the role of emotions and mind in health & well-being and disease, as well as the principles of Sacred Stewardship, awakening the Soul through uncovering Life-Purpose and moving into action toward empowerment, wellness, meaning, well-being and prosperity on all levels.
These are some of the areas we’ll be addressing using group dialogue, Therapeutic Theater and other ways of activating our creativity and human potential. I’ll be introducing participants to Higher Brain Living, accessing the other 95% of our human potential, as well.
If interested in attending, please contact me at and put into the subject line: Heaven On Earth. $40/person. Short walk from Wall St. express stop.
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Mitchell is Now Offering Higher Brain Living Sessions in NYC
higher brain livingA revolutionary gentle touch technique that releases the grip of the fear and stress based “lower brain” and moves energy and metabolism to the “Higher Brain,” where all of your joy, passion, and purpose live.Founder of Higher Brain Living, Dr. Michael Cotton has spent his lifetime finding correlations between brain physiology, high-level consciousness states, and culture.
Click here for Dr. Cotton’s website
Want to move yourself and our society out of a fear-based one? Move the energy in your brain to the other 95% of its potential.  Mitchell Rabin is one of the first 200 people in the world trained as an advanced facilitator in this technique and has begun seeing clients in NYC.  To schedule, call 212 420-0800.
Harmonic Energetic Balancing Program

hebAnd with something we use as a stand-alone, without any counseling, is the Harmonic Energetic Balancing Program, which shapes the energy field per one’s own affirmative statements and declarations in language one wants to shape oneself with. It’s like being an artist with words and thoughts, mixed with frequency, shaping a hologram we call you. For more detailed information and a request form go to:



Read Mitchell on Huffington Post & Natural News
the-huffington-post-with-mitchell-rabinFor over two years now, Mitchell, invited by Arianna Huffington, has been writing for the Huffington Post. The subjects range from how to deal with stress to socially-conscious business, from challenging hydro-fracking to how to develop sustainability, green-thinking and humanity in the new-paradigm corporation & society. Go to: for a list of all the blogs/articles.
And after reading, comment away! I love to hear from you and learn from your feedback.
Then there is Mike Adams’ which is another place where I’ve published articles on Health, Stress, Total biology and Wellness, a site that tells so much about what’s really going on in our society, you really don’t want to miss it! Go to: for articles I’ve written there.
And after reading, comment away! I love to hear from you and learn from your feedback.

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