Dennis Bernstein interviews Michael Parenti, author, historian and media critic, who discusses US activities in the Middle East and implications of the 2008 US Presidential election. His latest book is Contrary Notions, the Michael Parenti Reader.
And on the Block Report hear about The Decline of Black Radio. The guest is Iyanna Jones - filmmaker of Disappearing Voices, the Decline of Black Radio, written and narrated by Bob Law, and directed by U-Savior. www.disappearingvoices.com, www.blockreportradio.com
Per Fagereng interviews professor and writer Richard Falk about the pipeline-geopolitics involved in the conflict between Russia and Georgia and the mainstream media's coverage of the situation. Falk is the author of more than 20 books, including "The Costs of War: International Law, the UN, and World Order after Iraq."
Frann Michel hosts this program which features an explanation of what's going on between Russia and Georgia (and the US); a review of the documentary about a high wire exploit at the World Trade Center in 1974; and an introduction to Los Angeles's Thai Town.
Last week, Bill Resnick began a conversation with urban naturalist Mike Houck about restoring Portland's ecosystem and making it part of a sustainable environment. Part 2 of this interview was not aired this week so we could bring you a live interview about a breaking story -- the Russia - Georgia conflict. But you can hear Part 2 of The Sustainable City here.
If you want a clear explanation of what's going on between Russia and Georgia (and the US), listen to this conversation between Middle-Eastern expert Stephen Zunes and the Old Mole's Bill Resnick as they lay out the background and the probable outcome. See also his current article in the Huffington Post.
Host Joe Uris steers the ship solo thru 2 issues, one local and one international.
Locally, we're centered on Mike Erickson's [Wiki] 2004 "vacation" in Cuba, where he lost all of the receipts and other paperwork showing that his vacation was, in actuality, a humanitarian mission, carrying medical supplies to a Cuban clinic that doesn't seem to exist.
Internationally, of course, is our relationship with Russia, now that they've demonstrated their admiration for US Foreign Policy thru mimicry, by brutally invading another sovereign nation under the guise of "Liberation." Because they can.
Host Stephanie Potter will interview two organizers of No More Victims who seek to raise public awareness and make a personal response to the US occupation of Iraq by bringing a 5-year-old victim of a US air strike to Oregon--for medical care, friendship & hope.
An interview with Robert DreyfussOn issues related to US presence in the Middle East: Iraq, Iran, an
For nearly fifteen years, Robert Dreyfuss has worked as an independent journalist who specializes in magazine features, profiles, and investigative stories in the areas of politics and national security. In 2001, he was profiled as a leading investigative journalist by the Columbia Journalism Review, and two of his articles have won awards from The Washington Monthly. In 2003, Dreyfuss was awarded Project Censored’s first prize for a story on the role of oil in U.S.
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews guest Andy Worthington, author of TheGuantanamo Files: The Stories of The 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.They discuss the trial of Salim Hamdan, a driver for Osama Bin Laden. What did we learn from this , the first United States war crimes trial since WWII. More from Andy Worthington can be found at www.andyworthington.co.uk/
Scott Forrester presents part 2 of an interview with Dean Larry Velvel of the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover and organizer of the Conference on War Crimes and the law-breaking of the Bush Administration. He discusses war crimes in history and related issues.
The first US War Crimes Tribunal since WWII concluded this past week with the sentencing of Salim Hamdan. Author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison, Andy Worthington talks about some of the lessons to take away from it.