War & Peace

Presswatch on 12/16/2010

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Presswatch
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Thu, 12/23/2010

Todays topics include; the new tax bill and its effect on our society (including health care and social security), North and South Korea, and other news stories.

28:17 minutes (19.42 MB)

Returning vets at risk for suicide -- a challenge to mental health care in the armed forces

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Fri, 12/17/2010

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace  discuss suicide among veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. They also feature an interview from the Talk Nation Radio show with 1st Infantryman Jeff Hanks who went AWOL to avoid redeployment to Afghanistan. Hanks had a panic attack at the airport when he was about to ship out for the Middle East again... he went AWOL to try to get mental health treatment. Hanks turned himself in shortly after the interview, and his efforts to get care have been mixed.  

52:14 minutes (23.91 MB)

A Deeper Look on 12/23/10

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 12/23/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Guantanamo; Year End Wrapup: Interview with Andy Worthington

Guantanamo; Year end Wrap-up: Interview with Andy Worthington

What should the government be able to keep secret? Were the WikiLeaks a good thing?

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Tue, 12/21/2010

 What should the government be able to keep secret? Were the WikiLeaks a good thing?

 The release of secret U.S. State Department diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks has prompted a draconian response, ranging from calls for founder Julian Assange's assassination to repeated attempts to shut down WikiLeaks and its satellite Web sites. Attacks from leading American political and media figures -- not to mention Assange's arrest -- suggest that it's a far graver sin to expose secrets than to govern under their aegis.

56:48 minutes (26 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/21/10

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Tue, 12/21/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What should the government be able to keep secret? Were the WikiLeaks a good thing?

 The release of secret U.S. State Department diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks has prompted a draconian response, ranging from calls for founder Julian Assange's assassination to repeated attempts to shut down WikiLeaks and its satellite Web sites. Attacks from leading American political and media figures -- not to mention Assange's arrest -- suggest that it's a far graver sin to expose secrets than to govern under their aegis.

Is piercing the veil of government secrecy a good thing? Is WikiLeaks endangering national security, or providing a public service? Is an independent Web-based entity fulfilling the role that the American press has largely abdicated? With Joe on vacation, Abe looks at the fallout.

 

December 20 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 12/20/2010

 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.


56:23 minutes (32.26 MB)

Book Mole: "Double Vision"

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Mon, 12/20/2010

 What it means to be a war reporter is one central theme in Pat Barker's  2003 novel Double Vision, reviewed here by Larry Bowlden.  More of  Larry's reviews can be found here.  

7:11 minutes (4.12 MB)

The Impending Police State

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Mon, 12/20/2010

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.  

 

 

 

8:57 minutes (5.13 MB)

Movie Moles: "The Most Dangerous Man in America"

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Mon, 12/20/2010

The Most Dangerous Man in America is a documentary directed by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith.  It explains what the Pentagon Papers were, traces how Daniel Ellsberg came to release them, and considers some of the consequences.

14:48 minutes (8.47 MB)
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