Wider View Radio Podcast
Brian Willson on Venezuela, Nicaragua and Activism

Brian Willson on Venezuela, Nicaragua and Activism

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.

Walter Hixson on the Israel Lobby

Walter Hixson on the Israel Lobby

February 20, 2019

I am very pleased to welcome Walter Hixson to the program today.  Dr. Hixson is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Akron concentrating in diplomatic and cultural history.  He is the author of a number of books including The Myth of American Diplomacy: National Identity and US Foreign Policy and American Settler Colonialism: A History.  His new book, Israel’s Armor:  The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict is due out soon. His PhD is from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1986.  

The episode also includes excerpts from the speech by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the Munich Security Conference on February 17, 2019.

Women Making Waves for Democrats

Women Making Waves for Democrats

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.

Mark Sleboda on the INF Treaty and the new arms race

Mark Sleboda on the INF Treaty and the new arms race

February 10, 2019

Mark Sleboda is an international affairs and security analyst for RT, a former Senior Researcher at the Sociological faculty of Moscow State University and a former Nuclear Reactor Operator for the US Navy. Mark is currently based in Moscow. We talk about the abandonment of the cold war weapons treaties between Russia and the US.

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