Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Old Mole episode centering around war, weapons of war, threats of war, and the national security state. We hear from David Krieger, an expert on nuclear weapons and their abolition; from the Movie Moles about Daniel Ellsberg and the parallels with Julian Assange; from Larry Bowlden about a novel raising questions about war reporting; and, in a piece presented by Clayton, from Tom Engelhardt on the growth of the national security state.
How does the State create the fear needed to justify its extreme security measures, and what does it cost us? Clayton Morgareidge comments on and reads from Tom Engelhardt's piece "The National Security State Cops a Feel" from the website of the American Empire Project. You can read this piece here, where you will find many links to related material.
Tom Devine, Legal Director at the Government Accountability Project.
Healthwatch is off this month.
Instead host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Tom Devine, Legal Director at the Government Accountability Project. Mr. Devine has assisted over 5,000 whistleblowers in defending themselves against retaliation and in making a difference, such as shuttering accident-prone nuclear power plants, checkmating repeated industry ploys to deregulate government meat inspection, and blocking the next generation of the bloated and porous “Star Wars” missile defense systems. He has authored or co-authored numerous books, including "Courage Without Martyrdom" and "The Whistleblower’s Survival Guide", law review articles, and newspaper op-eds, and is a frequent expert commentator on television and radio talk shows.
Open Lines: Callers share what's on their minds about Portland Police and politics.
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Tonight on Circle A Radio we will bring you audio from the sixteenth annual anti racist action network conference. This year, the conference was in Portland, Oregon from July 22 to the 25, 2010. We’ll focus on the Anti Racist Action History Panel, and the panel on Self-Defense, called Prepared, Not Paranoid: Conflict Resolution & Confrontation Management.
Tonight we speak with Author and Activist William Hathaway about his new book Radical Peace. Hathaway joined the special forces to study and write about war. He has since become an accomplished writer and voice of the strong anti-war movement. His most recent book, Radical Peace, is a collection of personal stories from war resisters that encompasses a full spectrum of resistance, from property destruction and deserting to meditation.
Floodlines is a firsthand account of community, culture, and resistance in New Orleans in the years before and after Katrina, by Jordan Flaherty. Instead of a traditional book tour, Jordan has helped organize The Community and Resistance Tour, which seeks to communicate about current struggles for justice and liberation. The tour also seeks to connect communities of liberation, and to build relationships between grassroots activists and independent media.
On this show, we speak with Jordan Flaherty, we’ll listen to other audio supporting the The Community and Resistance tour, from Jesse Muhammad, Sunni Patterson, and Mic Crenshaw.