After the uprisings in Tunis and then Egypt, many commentators were hesitant to embrace the as democratic. In The Guardian, Slavoj Zizek calls out this hesitation and the sometimes racist rationale that backs it up as hypocrisy. What's going on in Egypt IS democracy, as as Zizek puts it in an interview on Al Jazeera "universalism at work," but there is nothing to fear unless you are part of the power elite.
Today's Old Mole, hosted by Joe Clement shown to the left, features an ongoing discussion about the Egyptian revolution, a review of the film Biutiful, an article about the revolutionary arab spirit, and the almost forgotten women of blues and the jazz historian who rescued them.
It's a special half-hour Air Cascadia show. Susan Lindauer is the CIA asset who came close to stopping the Iraq war through back-channel negotiations…only to be arrested and incarcerated in a Texas prison. Her book, ‘Extreme Prejudice’ is a true life spy thriller that goes inside the Iraqi Embassy and FMC Carswell prison hospital. Lindauer is the featured guest on Air Cascadia for the KBOO News and Public Affairs All-Day Extravaganza.
Coming up on PressWatch: Theresa Mitchell will explain how she forced a credit card collector to withdraw its lawsuit. Could the technique be used to liberate credit debtors, and destroy the bottom-feeder industry? Get a pencil!