Host Per Fagereng interviews Conn Hallinan, columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus, about two of his recent articles. In "Death at a Distance: The U.S. Air War," Hallinan says "an enormous intensification of U.S. bombardments" in Iraq and Afghanistan entails an "increasing number of civilian casualties ... and the growing role of pilot-less killers in the conflict." His most recent piece is "The Surge: Illusion and Reality," which argues that a decrease in attacks on U.S. troops is more the result of political decisions by the U.S. government and Iraqi groups than the result of more U.S. troops in Iraq.
Per Fagereng hosts talk radio this morning with special guest, Kurt Liebezeit, a local Peak Oil Activist. Listen to Per and Kurt discus Peak Oil and the Economy, while fielding questions, opinions, and discussions with our listening audience.
Per Fagereng interviews John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. He'll talk about his latest book, The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption, an exposé of international corruption — and what we can do about it.
Davis says, "Our world, our old world that we have inhabited for the last 12,000 years, has
ended, even if no newspaper in North America or Europe has yet printed its
scientific obituary. This February, while cranes were hoisting cladding to the
141st floor of the Burj Dubai tower (which will soon be twice the height of the
Empire State Building), the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological Society of
London was adding the newest and highest story to the geological column."
Per Fagereng and Sue Supriano host this program starting off our special Peak Oil Dayprograms. His guests include analyst, author and activist Antonia Juhasz, whose new book is "The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry - And What We Must Do to Stop It."
Host Per Fagereng interviews Charlie Stephens, a former Senior Policy Analyst with the Oregon Department of Energy, Mr. Stephens created Oregon’s Sustainable Building Tax Credit Program and is a leading expert on sustainable community development, energy efficiency strategies and new technologies.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Jeff Albert, one of the founders of The Aquaya Institute, about "Freshwater Scarcity and Its Effect on the Struggle for Arab-Israeli Peace." Jeff Albert, PhD, is a water resource specialist and the 2005 recipient of EPA's Bronze Medal for his work on drinking water in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami. Between 1998 and 2001, Albert worked at the Israeli Water Commission, the agency with prime responsibility for water allocation.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Saul Landau, scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. He has been a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies since 1972. He has written 13 books, thousands of newspaper and magazine articles and reviews and made more than 40 films and TV programs on social, political, economic and historical issues. He is Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly Pomona University. They'll discuss two recent articles by Mr.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Ravi Batra, professor of economics at Southern Methodist University and author of The New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos. Batra predicted the financial meltdown way in advance, offering his latest forecast in February last year to Texas Monthly: “When the American bubble starts to burst around mid 2007, and beyond, foreign investors will head for the exits…” Now that the American housing bubble is bursting at the seems, Batra’s biggest fear is that foreign investors will indeed head for the exits, and the already feeble dollar will collapse. Then we will see a rapid unraveling of our debt based economy, rising unemployment, bulging poverty, and big stock market crashes.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Avigail Abarbanel, a former Israeli soldier who now lives in Australia. She says her army experience turned her into a pacifist. She is the Canberra director of Deir Yassin Remembered. She is a psychotherapist in Canberra.
Host Per Fagereng interviews Ellen Hodgson Brown, author of The Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth about Our Money System and How We Can Break Free. Ellen Brown says the banking system has been contrived so that big banks always get bailed out by the taxpayers from their risky ventures, but the scheme has reached its mathematical limits. There isn't enough money in the entire global economy to bail out the banks from a massive derivatives default today.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Canadian journalist and author Eric Margolis about Afghanistan and other issues.
Eric S. Margolis is an award-winning, internationally syndicated columnist. His articles appear in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Times of London, the Gulf Times, the Khaleej Times and Dawn.
Host Per Fagereng starts his new program "Fight the Empire" with an interview with journalist Pepe Escobar on Pakistan, Afghanistan and "Pipelineistan." Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times and an analyst for the Real News.
Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch is on break this week and next. Instead we hear a special 1-hour "Fight the Empire" show with Per Fagereng. The topic is Iran: Elections, Power and Protest. The guest is Muhammed Sahimi, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Southern California. Several of his articles about the election are available at: http://tehranbureau.com/?s=+MUHAMMAD+SAHIMI .
Per Fagereng speaks with Norman Solomon about the State Budget Crises, with a focus on California. How is war spending gutting our State coffers? Norman Solomon is a nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics. He has been writing the weekly "Media Beat" column since 1992.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with James Kunstler, author of numerous books including World Made By Hand,The Long Emergency, and The Geography of Nowhere. He discusses his predictions for 2010 and the future in general.
Who killed Marine ColonelJim Sabow? Host Per Fagereng speaks with the Colonel's brother Dr. David Sabow, who has been pursuing the case for over ten years.
Marine Colonel James Sabow's death was very controversial. In 1991 Sabow, a fighter pilot and a hero of the Vietnam War before becoming the third ranking officer at the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, was found dead behind his home at the base, a shotgun blast to his head, blood splattered across the backyard.
Per Fagereng interviews Dr. William Pepper about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Pepper is the author of An Act of State, a compelling and authoritative account of how King’s challenge to the US establishment led inexorably to his murder. William Pepper was a young journalist, just back from Vietnam, when he first met Martin Luther King Jr. His photographs and first-hand accounts of the war prompted King’s unflinching opposition to the war. His investigations of King’s assassination included extensive interviews with James Earl Ray. Pepper is an English barrister who convenes a seminar on International Human Rights at Oxford University and maintains practices in the US and the UK.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with political analyst and author Michael Parenti about his new book,God and His Demons, a look at the dark side of religion, the many evils committed in the name of godly virtue throughout history. Michael Parenti has won awards from Project Censored, the Caucus for a New Political Science, the city of Santa Cruz, New Jersey Peace Action, the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Religion in Higher Education, and other organizations.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Portland resident Burton White about the San Francisco City Hall Uprising in 1960, 50 years ago this week. Both Fagereng and White were arrested at the San Francisco City Hall. They were part of a group of people protesting the House Un-American Activities Committee or HUAC, which was holding a hearing in San Francisco. Police turned fire hoses on the protesters inside the City Hall. A total of 68 people got arrested.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Tom Engelhardt, creator of TomDispatch.com, who's just authored the book The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s. They discuss this and Engelhardt's recent article, "America Detached from War: Bush’s Pilotless Dream, Smoking Drones, and Other Strange Tales from the Crypt."
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.
Mike Ruppert, the founder and former editor of From The Wilderness, a newsletter and website dedicated to investigating political cover-ups. He is now CEO and President of Collapse Network, Inc. Mike Ruppert will discuss peak oil and the looming currency war. Ruppert was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Collapse, in which he was interviewed about his theories, writings and life story.
Host Per Fagereng interviews Joshua Holland about his new book, THE FIFTEEN BIGGEST LIES ABOUT THE ECONOMY (AND EVERYTHING ELSE THE RIGHT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT TAXES, JOBS, AND CORPORATE AMERICA). Joshua Holland exposes the most repeated, most publicized lies of the Right, and reveals their all-too-real consequences.
Joshua Holland is a senior writer and editor at AlterNet, responsible for coverage of the economy, globalization, and immigration.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Mike Ruppert, author of Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. They will discuss the New Year, the new Congress, peak oil and the future.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Palestinian scholar and social entrepreneur Dr. Nasser Abufarha, author of The Making of a Human Bomb: An Ethnography of Palestinian Resistance (The Cultures and Practice of Violence).
Abufarha earned his PhD in Cultural Anthropology and International Development from the University of Wisconsin in 2006. His first book, which focuses on landscapes, the environment and violence, was published by Duke University Press in 2009.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Juan Cole about the current uprising in Egypt and his book Engaging the Muslim World.
Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. For three decades, he has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. His most recent book is Engaging the Muslim World (Palgrave Macmillan, March, 2009) and he also recently authored Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
Host Per Fagereng speaks with writer, reporter, photographer and humanitarian Ann Jones about her article "In Afghanistan, a Woman's Place Is at the Peace Table," which says "Let women play a bigger role in the country's affairs and see what happens to the peace process."
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.
Peter Bergen is the national security analyst for CNN. In his recent book The Longest War, Bergen writes that Osama bin Laden fell victim to hubris. With his 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center, according to Bergen, bin Laden and his al Qaeda organization over-reached and paid the price.
Per Fagering hosts Stephen Glain, author of State vs. Defense, the Battle to Define America's Empire, described as a masterful account of how sixty years of American militarism created the Cold War, fanned decades of unnecessary conflict, helped to fuel Islamist terror, and threatens to bankrupt the country. In eye-opening fashion, State vs. Defense shows how America truly operates as a superpower and explores the constant tension between the diplomats at State and the warriors at Defense.
Host Per Fagereng interviews journalist Pepe Escobar about Libya. According to Escobar, the next step is to get American hands on Libyan oil, and, in his words, “if this is the way that US and NATO goes, we’re going to have Iraq 2.0.”
"Unless you change how money works, you change nothing. We live in an infinite growth economy, in other words -- a ponzi scheme. Infinite growth on a finite planet is not possible. Those species who cannot get out of their paradigm are doomed to go extinct. Can we disengage from our paradigm?" Host Per Fagering speaks with Michael C. Ruppert, who is probably best known for having accurately predicted the 2008 financial crash, Peak Oil and its impacts. In April of this year he issued a compelling and detailed alert on Collapsenet that warned of a major economic implosion, followed by massive civil unrest starting in late July which is still unfolding and leading to “the collapse of human industrial civilization”.
Host Per Fagereng interviews Michael Hudson, Staff Writer at iWatch News about the legacy of corruption that still plagues Bank of America and a pattern of fraud at Countrywide Financial Corp., once the nation’s largest mortgage lender.
Per Fagereng guest hosts. His topics include the supposed Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador. He also speaks with Malik Rahim, community activist from New Orleans who is here at the Salem occupation.
Malik Ramin will be speaking in Oregon:
Sunday, Oct 12, Corvallis, Unitarian Fellowship, 3 pm
Tuesday, Oct 18, Portland, First Unitarian Church, 12th and Salmon, Elliot Chapel, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm), donations welcome
Above - Saudi Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir was the target of the alleged bomb plot.
We have everything we need to create a decent world, so why do we need rich investors to get good things done? In his book Sacred Economics, Charles Eisenstein tells how money stands in the way of human fulfillment.