Stephen Zunes who writes for Foreign Policy in Focus (www.fpif.org) talks with Bill Resnick about the impact of US foreign policy in the Middle East and what lies ahead. The Well-read Red presents revisits the class structure of capitalist society. The Movie Moles comment on "Reel Bad Arabs", a documentary about the demeaning depiction of Arabs in movies. Larry Bowlden reviews "Making it Up" by Penelope Lively. And there are two light, satirical pieces about recent political actions.
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A large protest that blocked Independence Avenue in Washington D-C ended yesterday with the arrest of 59 people. Using bikes and non-violent methods the group of citizens successfully stopped traffic for two hours in protest of the war. To find out more I spoke with Rachel Howtfrom Students For a Democratic Society.
The criminalization of political demonstrators is analyzed by Heidi Bagosian of the National Lawyers Guild, talking with Bill Resnick. Well-read Red Frann Michel satirizes the official cover story that anarchists in police custody leap out of high windows. Tom Becker reviews the medical uses of marijuana down through the ages and its latter-day criminalization. And Mike Snedeker talks with Bill Resnick about steroids and atheletes.