Guest: Andy Worthington; WikiLeaks media partner and author of The Guantanamo Files
On April 24th WikiLeaks released thousands of pages of classified military documents from Guantanamo. What can we learn from them and what difference do they make in the fight to close the prison? Tune in to hear Andy Worthington talk about these documents he helped release.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with historian and retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel William J. Astore about his latest TomDispatch post in which he takes up permanent-war, American-style, and its eerie similarity to “enlightened” wars fought by European monarchs centuries ago.
Noam Chomsky speaks on "Global Hegemony: The Facts, The Images"
Noam Chomsky speaks on "Global Hegemony: The Facts, The Images."
Noted intellectual and author Noam Chomsky spoke about the current state of the economy, the assault on social welfare programs, and the prospects for resistance and hope in the years to come. He spoke at the University of Oregon in Eugene on April 20th.
Recorded by Will Seaman of KBOO and pdxjustice.org
Denise Morris is in the host's chair today, bringing us Bill Resnick's inteview with David Finkel about the killing of Osama Bin Laden, some reflections on Howard Zinn's view of history, and Joe Clement's reading from Zinn's article on American Exceptionalism.
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Joe Clement is today's Well-read Red, reading from Howard Zinn's essay "Put Away the Flags," and applying its critique of American Exceptionalism to President Obama's speech announcing the killing of Osama Bid Laden. Joe also cites Martin Luther King's speech on Vietnam.
What has changed in the "war on terror" as a result of the assassination of Osama Bin Laden? Dave Finkel is editor of Against the Current and writes often about the Middle East. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how the killing of Bin Laden plays out in the region, especially in relation to the on-going uprisings against dictators.
Host Andrew Geller speaks with journalist and author Chris Hedges about his new book "The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress."
Drawing on two decades of experience as a war correspondent and based on his numerous columns for Truthdig, Chris Hedges presents The World As It Is, a panorama of the American empire at home and abroad, from the coarsening effect of America's War on Terror to the front lines in the Middle East and South Asia and the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.