April 22, 2019
Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space talks about the necessity to bring the environmental and peace movements together and to be authentic, even when your political party is on the wrong side.
Bruce blogs regularly at https://space4peace.blogspot.com/, and the Global Network website is http://space4peace.org/
Bruce is departing for Russia with a group of Global Network and Veterans for Peace members this week. You can follow their progress on his blog and donations to the Global Network can be made from their web site.
April 14, 2019
Philip Giraldi is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, which describes its mission as seeking "...to encourage and promote a U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East that is consistent with American values, protects our national interests, and contributes to a just solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It is CNIs goal to restore a political environment in America in which voters and their elected officials are free from the undue influence and pressure of foreign countries and their partisans."
Philip is a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with a PhD from the University of London in European History. He has been a security analyst and consultant as well as a speaker and writer since leaving the agency in 1992. He is also a founding member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.
Philip Giraldi's articles can also be found at unz.com, and he is regularly interviewed by foreign news agencies - unfortunately not by US corporate media.
March 25, 2019
Are you looking at the growing field of Democratic Presidential candidates and wondering who they are and who to trust? My guest this week has an informed and interesting take on the campaign and the Democratic Party itself. Benjamin Studebaker is an American doing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on economic inequality and democratic theory. Benjamin received his BA in Politics from the University of Warwick in 2013 and his MA from the University of Chicago in 2014. He blogs at benjaminstudebaker.com and has recently started a podcast with Aimee Terese called What’s Left?
This episode begins with a brief update on stories we’ve covered recently, then Benjamin and I discuss US politics and the prospects for the Left.
March 19, 2019
This episode features an interview with Christine Ahn, founder and International Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ and currently working with Korea Peace Now , a global campaign to educate, organize and advocate for a Korea peace agreement by 2020. The group is currently working to promote passage of House Resolution 152 calling for a formal end to the Korean War. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna of California on February 26th, and has 22 co-sponsors including Representatives Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawai’i. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
March 8, 2019
Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. His work has appeared in various journals, magazines and websites, as well as on radio and television.
We talk about the origins and makeup of the Gilets Jaunes protesters, Emmanuel Macron and his government, and the likely increase in protests this spring. Ramin has been covering the unusual winter protests every weekend since they began.
February 28, 2019
My guest today is a long-time anti-war activist Brian Willson. He spoke to me via Skype from his home in Nicaragua.
Brian is the author of three books, On Third World Legs, now out of print, Blood on the Tracks and his latest book is Don’t Thank Me for My Service.
We discuss his life of activism, the situation in Venezuela, US regime change attempts in Nicaragua and the state of activism and resistance in the age of Trump.
February 17, 2019
Ilhan Omar and Tulsi Gabbard are women of color who are making waves in the Democratic Party because of their anti-war stands and their strong objections to US foreign policy. We discuss each and the dilemma they pose for the establishment Democrats and their narratives.