From the monthly archives:

November 2009

Info on Podcast #71

November 30, 2009

Journalist Joe Lauria on US escalation in Afghanistan and the UN’s role in the fraudulent election, especially American Peter Galbraith. This is the 12th installment of the Boiling Frogs interview series, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds. Lauria relates the latest developments in the United Nations, including the controversies involving the elections in Afghanistan, the removal of […]

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Info on Podcast #70

November 24, 2009

David Krikorian, challenger to GOP Rep. Jean Schmidt of Ohio, on Schmidt’s efforts to squelch Krikorian’s First Amendment rights; attorney Jeff Haas on the govt. murder of Black Panther Fred Hampton 40 years ago; Arlo Guthrie sings Alice’s Restaurant. Krikorian ran against Mean Jean in 2008, got 17% of the vote as an independent. After […]

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Info on Podcast #69

November 20, 2009

British journalist Andy Worthington returns to update us on the delayed closure of Guantanamo and the Obama decision to try KSM and others in Federal Court in New York. Worthington is the author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison and is co-producer and presenter of the new […]

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Info on Podcast #68

November 19, 2009

Journalists Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald discuss Afghanistan and how US foreign policy and military decisions are based on miscalculated and misunderstood Afghanistan politics, history, and culture. This is the eleventh installment of the Boiling Frogs interview series, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds. Gould and Fitzgerald talk about the “real” history of Afghanistan; how the media […]

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Info on Podcast #67

November 19, 2009

Tom Hayden asks, “Why Die for Karzai?” and Gov. Don Siegelman asks, “Can I get some justice from Justice?” Hayden was an anti-war activist in the ’60’s, one of the Chicago 8 defendants, and served in the California Assembly and Senate. We talk about Obama’s pending decision on troop levels, Hayden touts the new resolution […]

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Info on Podcast #66

November 13, 2009

The Health Care Debate: Angela Bonavoglia talks about the Stupak amendment and undue influence by Catholic bishops; Dr. Len Saputo and Byron Belitsos on the defects of the House bill. Film reviewer Gary Chew on Pirate Radio. Bonavoglia is the author of Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church, […]

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Info on Podcast #65

November 12, 2009

Stephen Kohn, counsel to whistleblowers. This is the 10th installment of the Boiling Frogs interview series, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds. Kohn explains whistleblowing as a civil liberties and a First Amendment issue, the role of whistleblowers as enablers of congressional oversight, and discusses the legal and political implications involved in whistleblowing. He talks about the […]

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A Plague of Pundits

November 12, 2009

A virus unsettles the nation … and, no, it’s not swine flu. Rather, it is a plague of pundits currently hardening our national arteries with a vast over-supply of ill thought-out yet deeply felt positions. Written, spoken, broadcast, blogged or tweeted, these messages are delivered by Americans who believe in their God-given right to express […]

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One Small Step for Better Health Care; One Giant Step Backward for Choice

November 10, 2009

I’m not very excited about the health insurance reform that squeaked through the House last Saturday night. There are a few morsels in those 2,000 pages, like striking pre-existing conditions from the list of reasons for denial of coverage. But with coverage mandates, $400 billion in subsidies and a teeny weeny public option (designed to […]

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Info on Podcast #64

November 9, 2009

Nomi Prins talks about Democrats’ moves to weaken Sarbanes-Oxley and the plans to pay out record bonuses; Robert Dreyfuss talks about the “Generals’ Revolt” against Obama re: Afghanistan. Prins is a former Goldman Sachs managing director, and the author of the new book “It Takes A Pillage”; she also talks about Glass-Steagall and its repeal […]

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