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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.

Monisha Rios on Hybrid War and Puerto Rico Independence

Monisha Rios on Hybrid War and Puerto Rico Independence

May 5, 2020

I am very pleased to welcome Monisha Rios back to Wider View.  Monisha is a Gulf War Era Army Veteran and a Doctoral Candidate on Liberation Psychology. Her research focuses on the militarization of psychology in the United States. Her work is geared towards building a grassroots movement to conduct a peoples' inquiry into the U.S.'s use of psychological warfare against the peoples of the world, including its own citizens, and to amplify the voices of those who are most impacted by U.S. wars, centering the voices of indigenous communities. She is also the creator of MIRA, a grassroots research project that focuses on moral injuries related to the causes and consequences of U.S. wars.

During our conversation, Monisha mentioned the organization Vamos, which sees its mission as  "Puerto Rico empowered, where our people, as people who think and feel, unite in community and sovereignly exercise the construction of a sustainable, inclusive, caring, democratic, fair, equitable, prosperous, healthy and happy country."  Their website is https://www.vamospr.org/

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