Bill reminds us of the role the US government had in building Al Qaeda during the Cold War and their support of dictatorships in Muslim countries. These twin strategies gutted labor and otherwise left movements in these countries, leaving the closest thing to a voice of the people in the hands of conservative groups inclined to the use of terror. Bill advocates empowering those (left, labor, peace and environmental) movements that constructively advocate for people's interests and eliminate the conditions of terrorism instead of targeting terrorists.
Today's show, hosted by Joe Clement, is relatively shorter because of the pledge drive. We hear about the death penalty and law day, Islamophobia and Islamic feminism, the right and wrong way to think about Oregon's budget problems, and a short commentary on the assissination of Osama Bin Laden.
Is the expansion of military influence in determining US policy. it a threat to our form of government?
Military insider Jonathan Stevenson thinks so. Contributing writer in the May Issue of Harper’s Magazine and professor at the US Naval War College, his cover article titled Owned By The Amy: Has the President Lost Control of his Generals? What differnce will the changes announced by the White house make as Obama.moves Pannetta to the Pentagon and Petraeus to the CIA. Get a different and important view on the growing Military influence on Foreign policy.
Setting Foreign Policy;The Increasing Influence of Our Professional Military
The Expansion Of Military Influence in determining US policy. Is it a threat to our form of Government?
Well Military insider Jonathan Stevenson thinks so. Contributing writer in the May Issue of Harper’s Magazine and professor at the US Naval War College, he asks the Question. "Has the President lost control of his Generals?". Tune in to A Deeper Look, this Thursday morning at 9:30 am. Get a different and important view on the growing Military influence on Foreign policy.
The more things change... The latest WikiLeaks dump exposes the gulag at Guantanamo Bay.
The prison at Guantanamo Bay is a lingering blight of Bush's -- and now Obama's -- War on Terror. The latest WikiLeaks dump exposes the flimsy evidence on which some people are still being held, and the apparent indifference with which others were released. And once again, the documents confirm that torture is an accepted instrument of U.S. foreign policy. Abe and Joe sift through the leaks and ponder whether the Bill of Rights will ever again be in vogue.
Physicist and activist Vandana Shiva discusses "War on Earth"
Vandana Shiva - War on the Earth (interview)
The predatory practices of corporations are increasingly turning our fragile garden into a junkyard. Citizens are told by their political masters and the corporados who pay them that there is no alternative. That’s true if one’s only concern is profits. That approach is fast turning our planet into a toxic waste dump. The landscape of environmental devastation extends from radiation leaks in Japan to drilling in the Alberta tar sands to hydofracking in Pennsylvania and New York to leveling mountains in West Virginia to more drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. However in India, the site of some of the worst corporate abuses, there is tremendous popular resistance.
Opposing Portland's Rejoining the Joint Terrorism Task Force
Democracy Here: Host Joe Meyer looks at the debate, protest and opposition to Portland's rejoining the Joint Terrorism Task Force. We hear citizin voices from the March 10th protest as well as interviews with David Fidanque of the Oregon ACLU and local attorney Greg Kafourey. Produced by Ross Freeman Levin and Joe Meyer.