From the monthly archives:

February 2011

“Wisconsin 14″ Sen. Fred Risser on the Class War Showdown in Madison; 2 Former Gitmo Guards Talk About Their Experiences and the Price They Pay for Them

February 28, 2011

Wisconsin state Senator Fred Risser, who has served in the legislature since 1956, describes the struggle that caused them to leave the state; Brandon Neely and Albert Melise, former MP’s at Guantanamo, offer candid accounts of their service and the PTSD they deal with.

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Exiled Libyan Activist Returning Home to Celebrate Qaddafi’s Demise

February 24, 2011

Libyan activist Akram Ramadan talks to us from Heathrow Airport as he prepares to return from exile. In this brief, time-sensitive interview, he predicts Qaddafi’s death (“like Hitler”) and offers a most optimistic view of a free Libya.

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Two Important Protests: Wisconsin Fights Radical Right Governor, Ray McGovern Objects to Clinton’s Foreign Policy

February 22, 2011

Citizens taking action: Robert Kraig reports from Madison on Day 8 of the struggle with new GOP governor; ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern gives a detailed account of being roughed up and arrested for protesting Secretary Clinton’s speech extolling freedom of dissent.

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Boiling Frogs: Nick Merrill, Another Innocent Victim of the Patriot Act

February 18, 2011

Nick Merrill describes his 6-year ordeal after receiving an FBI National Security Letter, enabled by the Patriot Act. As co-host Sibel Edmonds points out, only 5 people have brought legal challenges to more than 250,000 NSL’s since 9/11.

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Jason Leopold’s Exclusive Interview with Ex-Gitmo Prisoner David Hicks; Will Durst on Obama’s Budget Battle

February 17, 2011

Jason Leopold of talks about his interviews with Australian David Hicks, who was inmate 002 at Guantanamo, and the impact of his story on Leopold; Please note clarifications below; Will Durst rants about Obama’s budget battle.

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Chamber of Commerce Goons Plot Cyberwar with Chamber’s Critics!

February 15, 2011

Brad Friedman of and Kevin Zeese from detail the newly exposed plan to disrupt and discredit critics of the US Chamber of Commerce. Please share this widely, and push the corporate media to cover this episode properly!

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Susan Lindauer’s 5-year Patriot Act Nightmare; Will Durst on Reagan’s 100th

February 11, 2011

Susan Lindauer was a US intel asset who asserts she got wind of the impending 9/11 attacks in the summer of 2001, and was jailed under the Patriot Act to keep her quiet. In this detailed interview, Lindauer describes her bizarre 5-year ordeal. Will Durst offers comments on Reagan’s 100th birthday,

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Egypt Update Plus Backgrounder with Prof. Juan Cole; Libs and Libertarians Oppose Patriot Act Renewal

February 10, 2011

PBC comments on Mubarak’s refusal to step down; Prof. Juan Cole of Univ of Michigan offers history and context to the uprising in Egypt; Darryl Perry of the Boston Tea Party opposes Patriot Act renewal.

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Special Report from the Streets of Cairo

February 1, 2011

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink: Women for Peace reports on the people power that may topple the Mubarak regime.

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