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From the Archive: NSA Whistleblower Russell Tice Details NSA Wiretapping of Sen. Feinstein and Other Top Officials

As news breaks of Trump-era surveillance of reporters and elected officials, we remind you that similar skulduggery occurred under Bush and Obama. Continue reading From the Archive: NSA Whistleblower Russell Tice Details NSA Wiretapping of Sen. Feinstein and Other Top Officials

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From the Archive: Conversation With Chinese Artist/Activist/Filmmaker Ai Wei Wei

After inviting Ai Wei Wei to be a major figure in "The Great Big Art Exhibition", UK organizers refused to include his contribution, which focused on Julian Assange and political prisoners. Continue reading From the Archive: Conversation With Chinese Artist/Activist/Filmmaker Ai Wei Wei

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From the Archive: Dr. Justin Frank Explains Trump’s Narcissism

There's a new documentary about our deranged former president, Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump, which prominently features our friend, Washington psychiatrist Justin A. Frank.  Here's one of ten podcasts with our favorite shrink. Continue reading From the Archive: Dr. Justin Frank Explains Trump’s Narcissism

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From the Archive: Gitmo Coverage, Prompted by ‘The Mauritanian’

Watch the feature film The Mauritanian for a true story about a Guantanamo prisoner who spent 14 years in US custody and was tortured many times.  Here are some important podcast interviews about injustice that continues today. Continue reading From the Archive: Gitmo Coverage, Prompted by ‘The Mauritanian’

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From the Archive: Author Thomas Frank Delivers Candid Criticism of Democrats

Following Tom Frank's appearance of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, here's the most recent of more than 15 interviews we did in recent years. Continue reading From the Archive: Author Thomas Frank Delivers Candid Criticism of Democrats

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From the Archive: Investigative Reporter A. C. Thompson Exposes Atomwaffen, Armed White Nationalist Group

The January 6 Capitol riot has forced the FBI and Justice Department to focus on armed white extremist groups.  But we have no indication they've gone beyond the Trump loyalists who are being investigated and charged. Continue reading From the Archive: Investigative Reporter A. C. Thompson Exposes Atomwaffen, Armed White Nationalist Group

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From the Archive: Whistleblowers Kiriakou and Hickman Finger Serial Informant Matthew Cole of The Intercept

In reaction to a new column by James Risen that includes a mini-mea-culpa about the role of The Intercept in exposing Reality Winner and Daniel Hale, here's a 2017 interview with courageous whistleblowers John Kiriakou and Joe Hickman. Continue reading From the Archive: Whistleblowers Kiriakou and Hickman Finger Serial Informant Matthew Cole of The Intercept

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From the Archive: Columbia Prof. Carl Hart Fights to End the War on Some Drugs

Back in 2013, PBC interviewed Columbia Prof. Carl Hart, an outspoken opponent of drug prohibition.  With a new book, Drug Use for Grownups, he argues that some people are more addiction-prone than drugs are addictive. Continue reading From the Archive: Columbia Prof. Carl Hart Fights to End the War on Some Drugs

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From the Archive: Journalist Reese Erlich on Sonic Weapons in Cuba and the War in Syria

Author and foreign correspondent Reese Erlich has just revealed he is dying of cancer, in a candid and somewhat amusing last column.  Here's a 2018 interview where we talked about the alleged sonic weapons aimed at US diplomats and spies in Cuba, and his reporting on the war in Syria.  Reese died on April 6, 2021. Continue reading From the Archive: Journalist Reese Erlich on Sonic Weapons in Cuba and the War in Syria