Per Fagereng speaks with Ellen Brown, who developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In "Web of Debt", her latest book, she turns those skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and "the money trust." She shows how this private cartel has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and how we the people can get it back.
Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jeff Sharlett, author of the new book "The Family," about the "secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power." Sharlett is a contributing editor for Harpers Magazine and Rolling Stone.
Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of several significant, entertaining, and well-received books, including “Nickel and Dimed: on Not Getting by in America”, “Bait and Switch: the Futile Pursuit of the American Dream”, and “For Hetr Own Good: 150 Years of Expert’s Advice to Women”.
She returned to Portland on July 16 to speak at Powell’s City of Books on her latest book: “This Land Is Their Land: Reports form a Divided Nation”. Here are excerpts recorded by KBOO’s Ethan Scarl.
Celeste Carey hosts Sadie Feibel and Jeri Williams. They will discuss the success of the Diversity and Civic Leadership Organizing Project, and how this visionary project will benefit the City of Portland's efforts in diversity and civic participation.
Per Fagereng interviews Peter Erlinder, Professor of Constitutional and Criminal Law at William Mitchell College of Law. He is former president of the National Lawyers Guild. They discuss a recent article Erlinder wrote on Rwanda.
Erlinder is on the Alliance for Progressive Action Board and a Defense Attorney at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda since 2003.
Hosted by: David Barsamian
Jeremy Scahill - Blackwater: Mercenary Army (Lecture) A hidden story of the U.S. war on Iraq has been the use private contractors, a shadow force almost as big as the American army. The major company operating in Iraq and raking in millions of dollars in taxpayer money is Blackwater. The well-connected North Carolina-based firm is the elite Praetorian Guard of the so-called war on terror. Blackwater and other private armies apparently operate with no supervision or oversight. Their crimes go unpunished. Gen William Caldwell, the top spokesman for the U.S. military in Iraq, said: "Contractors are out of our lane, and we don't comment on them." Jeremy Scahill is the author of the bestseller "Blackwater: The Rise