Book Mole, Larry Bowlden, reviews Pat Barker's award-winning "Ghost Road." It's the third in a trilogy about World War I. Larry explains:
"This is not a glorification of war book. Instead, it talks of the the war and battlefield in graphic and horrible detail that shows the bravery of the men who fought, but also the corruption of the British class-system and the money-interests of big business, especially as the war drags on long after it should have - with men dying not to the secure the victory, but to line the pockets of businessmen who are more interested in profits than the lives of soldiers."
Go to Larry's blog for this review and others in printed format.
Palestine and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
This month on the Recovery Zone, the focus will be on Palestine. Host Stephanie Potter will speak with Alaina Melville and Joe Walsh on what is happening on the ground in both the West Bank and Gaza, how the US got involved and what's happening here in Oregon. Alaina will share her experiences from a work camp she attended this summer in the West Bank with the IsraeliCommittee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Katherine Hughes about the case of Dr. Rafil Dhafir, who was a respected oncologist in New York state when, in 2003, he was charged with using his humanitarian organizaton, Help the Needy, as a front for terrorist activities. He was held withthout bail for 31 months and then sentenced to 22 years in a U.S. prison.
Katherine Hughes has followed his case for years and she believes that Dr. Dhafir's real crime was speaking out against the U.S. and U.K.-sponsored UN sanctions on Iraq.
Howard Zinn on Emma Goldman, Anarchism & War Resistance
Howard Zinn - Emma Goldman, Anarchism & War Resistance (lecture)
AR celebrates the life and legacy of America’s great historian Howard Zinn with a whole month of programs. Since its inception he was an integral part of AR. He was a friend and mentor to us and countless others. Howard Zinn would have been 88 on August 24th.
Host Per Fagereng interviews professor and retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich about his new book Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War. Bacevich presents the origins of the unchanging American military policy which was forged at a moment when American power was at its height. He also exposes the preconceptions, biases, and habits that underlie our pervasive faith in military might.
Andrew Bacevich, professor of history and international relations at Boston University, retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of colonel. He is the author of The Limits of Power and The New American Militarism.
Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace interview Jim Bunker, President of the National Gulf War Resource Center about Desert Storm and Gulf War Illness. The National Gulf War Resource Center is made up of Veterans and non-Veterans who want to get to the bottom of Gulf War Illness. They also will discuss the rare disease mesothelioma, an asbestos cancer that is common among veterans.
Tom Becker hosts this program dealing with the fight to protect net neutrality from the big media corporations; understanding personal traumas in the context of the politics of terror; the fake crisis in Social Security; Native American thinking about sustainability; and the US military as our biggest jobs program.