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 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.
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.
This is a wide-ranging and delightful conversation with Catherine Shakdam. Catherine is a geopolitical analyst and commentator on the Middle East with a special focus on Yemen and the Gulf Countries. She is also a researcher with Al Bayan Centre for Planning & Studies and the founder of Veritas-Consulting. Her book Arabia’s Rising: Under the Banner of the First Imam is available on Amazon.
Catherine is currently working on several book projects which are scheduled to be published in 2019. Her website is http://www.catherine-shakdam.com/
Dr. Afrasiabi earned a PhD in Political Science from Boston University under the supervision of Howard Zinn and has taught at the University of Tehran and was a research scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and Binghamton University. He is the author of numerous books including Looking for Rights at Harvard, Iran’s Nuclear Program: Debating Facts Versus Fiction, and After Khomeini: New Directions in Iran’s Foreign Policy.