The Shift Episode 66: #WildCatStrikeUSA2021 with Teodrose Fikremariam

Please pay attention to this special episode featuring the editor and principal writer at The Ghion Journal, Teodrose Fikremariam. Teodrose has been writing for years, describing a political landscape rife with miscommunication and replete with disinformation designed to sow the seeds of division. After the events at the Capitol building on January 6th, 2021, he has had enough. The storming of the Capitol has been called a coup attempt and an insurrection by many in the mainstream and the echo chambers of social media continue to polarize American political discourse to the point of what some describe as a cold civil war. This political division comes at the heels of a summer of violence across the country as the Black Lives Matter movement hit the streets to protest racial disparities and the disproportionate use of police violence against people of color. Political and racial tensions are at an all-time high. All of this in the midst of an economic lockdown that has many American families stressed to the breaking point. Teodrose understands that such division is not the way to a peaceful and prosperous nation. Clearly, divide and conquer techniques have been used by elites for millennia to solidify power and the profound increase in wealth and power for those at the top of the pyramid over the past year should make us all wonder if we are not getting played. In order to encourage a spirit of unity, Teodrose has called for a workers strike on inauguration day, January 20th, and is asking truckers across the nation to park their rigs on highway choke points across the nation to tell our leaders that enough is enough. Word is rapidly spreading through #WildCatStrikeUSA2021. Please listen in as we discuss the issues that brought us to this place, and provide the solutions through solidarity. This is just the beginning. Find out more about Teodrose and his work at

The Shift Episode 65: The Thick Red Line with Howard Lichtman

Enjoy this episode of The Shift as host Doug McKenty discusses the idea of The Thick Red Line with organizer Howard Lichtman. While the Thine Blue Line is commonly understood to be that fine line between the police and criminals that threaten the fabric of the communities they are entrusted to protect, the Thick Red Line represents the boundary between police and law-abiding, non-violent citizens that are all too often harassed, fined and even jailed for crimes that are not crimes. Though there is often the political will to create laws that punish non-violent actors, the drug war and consensual “sex crimes” being just a few examples, the police are the final arbiters of the laws enforcement, and the ones who ultimately decide to use violence in their implementation. The Thick Red Line is an organization that educates police and helps them organize to stand up to the political forces that ask them to cross the line between protecting the public, and harassing the innocent. Stay tuned as this conversation reveals the difference between a just and an unjust law, and asks communities and police departments alike to work together to ensure that police remain the good guys even when asked to participate in actions that violate others. Join the movement and find out more at

The Shift Episode 64: The Ph Miracle with Dr. Robert Young

Welcome to this 64th episode of The Shift where host Doug McKenty discusses the Ph Miracle with naturopathic doctor Robert Young. Dr. Young has developed a diagnostic and treatment protocol utilizing live blood microscopy and body Ph that appears to have amazing effects on patients whether they suffer from serious illness or are just looking to alleviate mild symptoms and wish to pursue a pain-free, long-lasting lifestyle. His theory relies on the idea that the body works best in an alkaline environment and he posits that nearly all diseases prevalent in Western societies, and across the world, can be traced back to a diet and lifestyle that promotes a highly acidic internal environment. According to patient testimonials, Dr. Young’s treatment protocols have been used to heal many with even the most advanced cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and other life-threatening conditions at a fraction of the cost of typical allopathic treatments. Find out more at

The Shift Episode 63: Free Speech, Assange and the Storming of the Capitol with Steve Poikonen

Enjoy this 63rd episode of The Shift as host Doug McKenty discusses the state of these turbulent times with Steve Poikonen of Slow News Day. Steve was in Washinton DC the week of January 3rd initially to cover Judge Baraitser’s final decision concerning the extradition case of Julian Assange. Unbeknownst to him, that Wednesday would become one of the most controversial in American history as Trump supporters from all over the country amassed to rally in support of the President. The rally, of course, resulted in the storming of the Capitol Building which caused many Congresspeople to flee for safety and disrupted the planned certification of electoral college votes. Choosing to stay an extra day to cover the event, Steve found himself an eyewitness to these unprecedented events. Stay tuned for this exciting conversation that covers the gamut of the current political crisis from the perspective of this independent journalist, free Assange activist, and eyewitness to last week’s mayhem in Washington DC. Find out more about the work of Steve Poikonen, including the weekly Free Assange Vigil, on the web at, on YouTube at Slow News Day, and on Twitter @SlowNewsDayShow.

The Shift Episode 62: The Great Reset with Alison McDowell

Stay tuned for this conversation between host Doug McKenty and activist Alison McDowell, whose blog Wrench in the Gears, dives deep into the inner workings of the World Economic Forum and the many corporations behind the worldwide movements known as The Great Reset and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Her impeccable research skills and unfailing dedication to follow the money trail has resulted in the exposure of a plan by the billionaire class to create not only an Internet of Things, but an Internet of Bodies. Through the use of cutting edge nano and blockchain technology, the Great Reset includes plans to collect the health and biometric data of each individual to be securitized, monetized and traded on a commodities exchange. The “new normal” will contain a realty whereby the rich can make bets on the poor and profit off the success or failures of the many who will be left destitute by economic lockdowns ostensibly intended to slow the spread of Covid. While much of this sounds too crazy to be true, Alison provides the primary sources and makes the connections that once seen, cannot be unseen. Find out more at

The Shift Episode 61: What it Takes with Foster Gamble

Welcome to the 61st episode of The Shift where host Doug McKenty is pleased to introduce guest Foster Gamble to the show. Foster is the executive producer and principle narrator of the Thrive Documentary series, the first of which ranks as one of the most watched documentaries in world history. The much anticipated release of Thrive II: This is What it Takes continues the story of Foster and his wife Kimberly as they travel the world in search of a philosophy that exposes corruption while cultivating social and economic systems within which humans can thrive in a sustainable environment, existing in harmony with the natural world. What they discovered on their journey is that these ideas already exist. Using ancient wisdom and modern science, the Thrive documentaries explore the possibilities that lie beyond the materialistic world view currently propagated by corporations and governments around the world. Based on the idea of a unified field of consciousness, this docuseries explores how a wholistic, energy based belief system can be utilized to improve the human condition which would result in a thriving world for all. To watch the documentaries, and subscribe to help make the transition, go to