War & Peace

Veteran's Voice on 07/16/10

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Fri, 07/16/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Peace Movement's Progress

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace interview David Swanson about his recent article "The Peace Movement's Progress."

David Swanson is the author of "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union" by Seven Stories Press (2009) and of the introduction to "The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush," by Dennis Kucinich (2008).

Guantanamo Still Open For Business, Author Andy Worthington

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 07/08/2010

Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp

28:35 minutes (26.17 MB)

Fight the Empire on 07/15/10

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 07/15/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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How much of the domestic war on terror is a self-created phantasm?

Host Per Fagereng interviews Stephan Salisbury, cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of Mohamed's Ghost's: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland, who explores a little known world of government informants and terror entrapment policies to ask the question: How much of the domestic war on terror is a self-created phantasm of the governmental/law enforcement imagination?

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/13/10

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Tue, 07/13/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Who needs facts when you've got opinions?

Facts? Don't bother me with the facts. An article from the Boston Globe discusses the ramifications of a University of Michigan study which shows that reality has very little bearing on one's deeply held opinions, whether right or wrong. In fact (so to speak), the study suggests a perverse tendency to cling even more tightly to one's beliefs whenever reality proves to be inconvenient.

With Joe on vacation, Abe probes the murky waters where faith and fact overlap.

Gareth Porter on the War in Afghanistan

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Wed, 07/07/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving.

Today's topic is the War in Afghanistan, and her guest is independent historian and foreign policy analyst, Gareth Porter.  We ask "Why are we sending our Children off to War, and how can we AVOID losing them?"

Callers suggested the following web sites for further reading on the topic:

GI Rights Hotline - Military Discharges, UA/AWOL and Military Counseling

53:12 minutes (24.36 MB)

A Deeper Look on 07/08/10

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 07/08/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Interview; Andy Worthington on Guantanamo

Guantanamo Bay Prison, Now and the Future

Still open for business, still holding Prisoners, holding Military Tribunals in new 12 million dollar courtrooms. In May they banned four experienced journalists from covering hearings in the Omar Khadr trial. Congress continues to try to stop the island base's Closure.

Join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guest journalist, film producer and author of The Guantanamo Files, Andy Worthington. Get the news regarding Guantanamo, the prisoners there and the movement to close the infamous interrogation and detention center.

Voices from the Edge on 07-01-2010

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Thu, 07/01/2010

Dave Mazza talks with Justice Betty Roberts, the first woman to serve on Oregon's supreme court, about the Kagan nominations hearings and about her newly released memoir "With Grit and By Grace."

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55:19 minutes (50.65 MB)

npr mind control, talk of attacking Iran, AND interview with Poet Walt Curtis

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Presswatch
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Thu, 07/01/2010

 Theresa Mitchell with the news "you're not supposed to know" interviews poet Walt Curtis about Portland's declaration of Walt Curtis Week and events to support the poet.  Theresa also takes a look at npr portrayals the Afghanistan invasion, and the  possibility and consequences of an Israeli attack on Iran. See more at Theresa's blog:  http://kboo.fm/node/22376

24:35 minutes (11.25 MB)

Tom Engelhardt on drones and U.S. detachment from war

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 07/01/2010
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Tom Engelhardt, creator of TomDispatch.com, who's just authored the book The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s. They discuss this and Engelhardt's recent article, "America Detached from War: Bush’s Pilotless Dream, Smoking Drones, and Other Strange Tales from the Crypt."
www.tomdispatch.com/post/175265/tomgram%3A_engelhardt,_the_perfect_american_weapon/
27:57 minutes (12.8 MB)
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