Wider View Radio Podcast
Margaret Kimberley on Assange, Abortion and Protest

Margaret Kimberley on Assange, Abortion and Protest

May 26, 2019
My guest is Margaret Kimberley, Senior Columnist and Editor of Black Agenda Report. 
 
We discuss the charges against Julian Assange, the response of the mainstream media and their role in promoting wars;  then we talk about the recent anti-Choice legislation in several states, the role of the Democratic Party in that development and the ineffectiveness of recent protest movements.  
 
I think this is a very important conversation for all those on the Left who want things to change.
 
You can read Margaret's columns at Black Agenda Report and on her blog Freedom Rider .  The article we discussed is Abortion Rights and the Power of Protest.  
Dan Kovalik on the rush to war in Iran and Venezuela

Dan Kovalik on the rush to war in Iran and Venezuela

May 20, 2019

My guest today is labor and human rights attorney Dan Kovalik.  Dan teaches international human rights law at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of a number of books including “The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran” and soon to be released, “The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: How the U.S. Is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil”.  

We discuss the ways the US is working to start wars in Iran and Venezuela and our nation's utter disregard for international law - when it applies to us at least.

 

 

Taking a long look at Hassan Nasrallah’s view of Daesh and US foreign policy

Taking a long look at Hassan Nasrallah’s view of Daesh and US foreign policy

May 14, 2019

This episode is based on a a speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah given on May 2nd of this year.  In his speech, Nasrallah addressed the conflict in Syria and Hezbollah's role in it, as well as the origin and continued threat posed by ISIS or Daesh.  The full video and transcript of the speech can be found on Vineyard of the Saker.  

 

Since the publication date of this episode falls near the commemoration of the Nakba, I also quote from an article by Miko Peled, "Deal of the Century Adds 'New" to the Four Thousand Year Old Name 'Palestine'" and from the web site al-nakba-history.com, a comprehensive source for historical information about Palestine and the Zionist settler colonial project there.

Danny Haiphong - American Exceptionalism & American Innocence

Danny Haiphong - American Exceptionalism & American Innocence

May 5, 2019
In this episode I talk to Danny Haiphong, author, with Roberto Sirvent, of American Exceptionalism and American Innocence - A People's History of Fake News from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.  Danny is well known to progressives for his columns for Black Agenda Report.  As Cynthia McKinney says "By carefully exposing the destructive myths that sustain U.S. empire, this book provides an intellectual anchor that will surely disrupt and unsettle the powers that be.”   We hope she's right!
 
 

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