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Ramin Mazaheri on the Kenosha protests

Ramin Mazaheri on the Kenosha protests

September 13, 2020

 Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent for Press TV in Paris where he has lived for the last 11 years.  He is also the author of Socialisms Ignored Success: Iranian Islamic Socialismas well as Ill Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’.  He is currently back in the US to cover the political situation here leading up to the election.   His reports can be found regularly on the Press TV web site.

 

In the interview, Ramin referred to his interview with Naba'a Muhammad, and his report on possible violence after the US election,, one of his reports on the Kenosha protests is here.

 

 

Narrative Management with Rick Staggenborg

Narrative Management with Rick Staggenborg

September 6, 2020

Dr. Rick Staggenborg joins me again to discuss propaganda.  This episode is a wide-ranging discussion of how narrative management is used to gain consent for war.

You can read Rick's articles on OpEdNews.com 

 

Rick Staggenborg on Propaganda - Part 1

Rick Staggenborg on Propaganda - Part 1

August 31, 2020

Dr. Rick Staggenborg is a retired VA psychiatrist and post-Vietnam Army veteran who specialized in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in his practice.  He is a trained psychotherapist with a particular interest in how perception is modified to manufacture consent for war.  Rick and I recently collaborated on a presentation to the Veterans for Peace annual convention on propaganda and with the presidential campaign in full swing, we thought it would be a good time to share this with a wider audience.

 

Margaret Kimberley on the Democratic Convention and the Election

Margaret Kimberley on the Democratic Convention and the Election

August 23, 2020

It’s always a pleasure to welcome Margaret Kimberley back to Wider View.  Margaret is the senior editor of the Black Agenda Report and a writer and activist on peace and justice issues.  Cornel West said of her latest book, Prejudential - Black America and the Presidents,

“Margaret Kimberley gives us an intellectual gem of prophetic fire about all the U.S. presidents and their deep roots in the vicious legacy of white supremacy and predatory capitalism. Such truths seem more than most Americans can bear, though we ignore her words at our peril!”

Benay Blend - The Protests in Albuquerque

Benay Blend - The Protests in Albuquerque

August 14, 2020

My guest this week is Dr. Benay Blend.  She earned her doctorate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico and has taught at the University of Georgia, Memphis State University, and the University of New Mexico. Currently, she is an adjunct professor of Native American, American, and New Mexico history at Central NM Community College in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Also, she contributes articles regularly to the Palestine Chronicle, Mondoweiss.

Greg McKelvey on the Portland Protests

Greg McKelvey on the Portland Protests

August 8, 2020

My guest this week is Gregory McKelvey. Greg is an activist and public speaker, the founder of Portland Resistance, and Vice-Chair of the Black Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon. He has been participating in and witnessing the demonstrations in Portland, Oregon.

Greg recently wrote an article entitled America, Here's the Truth About Portland's Protests that the Mainstream is Hiding.  He is also campaign manager for Sarah Iannarone, a candidate for Mayor of Portland.

We discuss the George Floyd protests as well as the upcoming election and the need for systemic change.

 

Jim Kavanagh on the George Floyd Protests, COVID, and the election

Jim Kavanagh on the George Floyd Protests, COVID, and the election

August 1, 2020

This is the first episode since our summer hiatus and I am delighted to welcome Jim Kavanagh back to kick off our 4th season of Wider View.   Jim is a former college professor and New York City native and denizen. He blogs at The Polemicist.net and his writing and analysis can be found on CounterPunch, Op-Ed News, The Greanville Post, Dandelion Salad, and elsewhere. Jim is a frequent guest on Loud & Clear and The Critical Hour on Radio Sputnik, and you can follow him on Twitter at @ThePolemicist_ and on Facebook at The Polemicist.

 

Jim refers to a recent article by Ajamu Baraka and echoes his call to expand the George Floyd protests into a struggle for the structural change that we need in this nation. 

Reflections on the Protests after the murder of George Floyd

Reflections on the Protests after the murder of George Floyd

June 7, 2020

This will be the last episode for a while as I am suspending for the summer. I took this opportunity to reflect on the demonstrations arising from George Floyd's murder by the Minneapolis police and include comments by Ajamu Baraka and Margaret Kimberley. 

Barbara Boland on Venezuela, China and the Anti-War Right

Barbara Boland on Venezuela, China and the Anti-War Right

May 20, 2020

This week I welcome Barbara Boland to Wider View.  Barbara is foreign policy and national security reporter for The American Conservative. She previously worked as an editor for the Washington Examiner and for CNS News. She is the author of Patton Uncovered, a book about General George Patton in World War II, and her work has appeared on Fox News, The Hill,  UK Spectator, and elsewhere. Boland is a graduate of Immaculata University in Pennsylvania. 

We discuss two of her recent articles for The American Conservative, How Did a Bronze Star Green Beret End Up Behind Venezuelan 'Bay of Pigs'? and 'Zombie Neocon': How This Iran Contra Architect Is Leading Trump PolicyWe also discuss China and the coronavirus accusations by the Trump Administration and the anti-war Right. 

Rob Dietz of the Post Carbon Institute

Rob Dietz of the Post Carbon Institute

May 12, 2020

My guest on this program is Rob Dietz, the Program Director at Post Carbon Institute.

Prior to joining Post Carbon Institute, Rob worked as a project manager at Farmland LP, helping to transition conventional farmland to organic. He was also the first executive director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy  taking it from an unfunded start-up organization to an internationally respected leader on new economic thinking.  He is the lead author of Enough Is Enough, a popular book on steady-state economics.

During the show, I referred to a recent article by Elizabeth Rosenthal on Kaiser Health News entitled "We Knew the Coronavirus Was Coming Yet We Failed 5 Critical Tests".  I strongly recommend this article to those of you interested in health care policy.

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