War & Peace

Domestic tranquillity

June 16, 2009

There's something about having a leftist politician (and I use that term loosely) in the White House that brings out the crazies. We all remember how it happened under Bill Clinton, and it's clear that it's even more of a problem under Barack Obama. In fact, since his inauguration, there has been an incidence of right-wing domestic terrorism about every two and a half weeks.

Eight episodes of right-wing extremist violence in four and a half months. We haven't gone four weeks since February without some poor guy -- always with a long history of mental illness, usually with a record of military service and/or domestic violence, and invariably jacked up on a toxic cocktail of white male privilege; us-versus-them enemy seeking; fury at women, blacks and/or Jews; and a belief that the world as he knew it was ending unless he took up arms -- taking out his gun and offing innocent Americans in a suicidal bid for glory.

Remember how bent the conservatives got back in April when the Homeland Security Department warned us about right-wing domestic terrorism? Well, they were right. I wonder when we're going to start waterboarding white Republicans to gather information on the next attack?

-A

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/16/09

Air date: 
Tue, 06/16/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A survey of the conservative zeitgeist yields stupidity and murder

While Joe takes a vacation, Abe takes a pass through conservative airspace, and flushes out words and deeds ranging from the merely stupid and offensive to the violent and murderous. Michelle Obama's ancestor? A gorilla! How to stop an abortion doctor from doing his work? Shoot him dead? How to get back at the Jews? Open fire in the Holocaust museum!

Are these incidents connected? Yes, they likely are. But not in the manner you might think. They are the sights and sounds of aggrieved white privilege.

Elections in Iran

program date: 
Sun, 06/14/2009

 

 

The untold story behind the elections in Iran: the movement for a secular society.  Bill Resnick reads from an article by Saeed Rahnema, "Choosing the Lesser Evil."

6:27 minutes (3.69 MB)

INTERVIEW WITH JIM ENNES PART 1 - SURVIVOR 1967 ISRAELI ATTACK ON THE USS LIBERTY.

program date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009

Following his enlisted tour, he worked as an investigator for Retail Credit Company (now known as Equifax Corporation) while attending San Francisco State College at night on the GI Bill. Upon receiving his degree in business administration he applied for Naval Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in 1962. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest since he retired from the Navy in 1978.     

20:22 minutes (18.65 MB)

USS Liberty: Survivors of the 1967 Israeli attack

program date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009

James Marquis Ennes, Jr., a survivor of the 1967 attack by Israel on the American intelligence ship USS Liberty and one of the creators of The USS Liberty Memorial Web Site, is an American citizen and a retired career US Naval Officer. He was born in New Jersey in 1933 and was raised in New York, Texas, Illinois, Washington State and California.

56:59 minutes (52.17 MB)

Israel and the Misuse of Anti-Semitism: Maxine Fookson

program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2009

Forum on “Israel and the Misuse of Anti-Semitism: Jewish Activists Speak out”. This forum was recorded at Portland State University in May. The first speaker is Maxine Fookson, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Portland who is active in issues of war, poverty and oppression affecting children.

9:17 minutes (8.5 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/09/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 06/09/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

A representative of Amazon Watch reports on last Friday's incident in Peru in which Peruvian police forces killed 25 unarmed Indigenous people who were protesting free trade laws and the ongoing destruction of their land.

And veteran war correspondent Robert Fisk, author of Pity the Nation and The Age of the Warrior, talks about President Obama's speech delivered in Cairo last week.

Obama in Cairo

program date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009

 

 

Bill Resnick reviews President Obama's speech in Cairo addressed to the Muslim world, drawing on Stephen Weissman's article in Truthout.

Photo: AP

9:22 minutes (5.37 MB)

USS Liberty: Interviews by Dr Stanley Monteith - Liberty Radio - PART 2

program date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009

Dr Monteith of Liberty Radio interviewed two survivors of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.

 

The Liberty was attacked in International waters by the Israelis on June 8, 1967.

 

The name of the survivor who was interviewed is Gary Bummett.

 

45:02 minutes (41.24 MB)
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