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From the Archive: Here’s the Greg Palast Interview That YouTube Just Removed

At the end of May, YouTube sent me a notice that it had removed an interview from my collection on their channel.  I appealed, and they denied my appeal. Continue reading From the Archive: Here’s the Greg Palast Interview That YouTube Just Removed

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From the Archive: Tom Hayden Talks About His Cuban Comrade, Ricardo Alarcon

Ricardo Alarcon, former leader of Cuba's National Assembly, UN Ambassador, and confidante of the Castro brothers, died in Havana on May 1, 2022.  Alarcon and the late Tom Hayden--leader of the anti-war movement who became a California state senator--were both inspired by C. Wright Mills. Continue reading From the Archive: Tom Hayden Talks About His Cuban Comrade, Ricardo Alarcon

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From the Archive: How the Chernobyl Disaster Caused Implosion of Soviet Union

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has brought Chernobyl back into the news. Reliable reports indicate that the Russian takeover presents some risks, but the reactors and spent fuel are already cold, so a nuclear incident is unlikely.  Harvard History Prof. Serhii Plokhy offers fascinating comments on the full impact of the 1986 meltdown, a major factor in the breakup of the USSR. Continue reading From the Archive: How the Chernobyl Disaster Caused Implosion of Soviet Union

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Mondays With Feldo

Your humble host has become a regular contributor to the David Feldman podcast, appearing most Mondays at about 9pm EST, 6pm PST.  You can watch the session live on YouTube (search for David Feldman) or catch the podcast here after it's posted on Tuesdays.  Here's the show from 2.21.22, PBC at 4:08. And here's the show recorded 2.28.22, PBC at 4:10.  The show from 3.7.22 is here, PBC joins at 4:13.  The March 14 epsiode is here, PBC joins at 4:02 with Trevor Aaronson of The Intercept. Continue reading Mondays With Feldo

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From the Archive: Scott Ritter on Mike Flynn’s Ejection from the Trump Administration

On a recent David Feldman podcast, your mostly-retired host recapped Aaron Maté's recent critical review of false reporting about Russiagate, including articles that won Pulitzers.  Feldman pushed back with skepticism regarding the Mike Flynn imbroglio;  PBC shared that view before this show with Scott Ritter. Continue reading From the Archive: Scott Ritter on Mike Flynn’s Ejection from the Trump Administration

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From the Archive: Joe Hickman Blew the Whistle on Burn Pits Over 5 Years Ago

On Veterans Day 2021, Joe Biden acknowledged that thousands of Iraq veterans were exposed to toxic burn pits; but he's not doing much to force the VA to recognize the serious illnesses of at least 60,000 troops. Continue reading From the Archive: Joe Hickman Blew the Whistle on Burn Pits Over 5 Years Ago

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From the Archive: Co-authors Kiriakou and Hickman Detail the Case of Abu Zubaydeh

On October 6, 2021 the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the government's assertion of "state secrets privilege" to prevent the disclosure of key facts about the torture of Abu Zubaydeh that are not remotely secret. Continue reading From the Archive: Co-authors Kiriakou and Hickman Detail the Case of Abu Zubaydeh

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From the Archive: David Cay Johnston on Corporate Scammers, Including P G & E

On the David Feldman Show taping of September 30, we discussed California wildfires, many of which have been caused by the negligence of our rogue utility, P G & E.  This 2012 interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston includes his comments on P G & E and its "stranded costs". Continue reading From the Archive: David Cay Johnston on Corporate Scammers, Including P G & E

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Post-Retirement Special: 20 Years On, 9/11 Coverup Is Holding Firm, Protected By Gatekeepers in Government, Media and Academia

Despite the evident failures of foreign and domestic policy triggered by the events of 9/11, disprovable myths of the official narrative are treated as gospel, as obvious contradictions are dismissed as "debunked conspiracy theories".  Continue reading Post-Retirement Special: 20 Years On, 9/11 Coverup Is Holding Firm, Protected By Gatekeepers in Government, Media and Academia

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From the Archive: Accused RFK Assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, Wins Provisional Parole After 55 Years

At the end of August, 2021, Sirhan Sirhan--convicted for the muder of Bobby Kennedy--was granted parole, subject to review by California's governor.  While Sirhan took responsibility for the crime, it appears he didn't actually kill RFK. Continue reading From the Archive: Accused RFK Assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, Wins Provisional Parole After 55 Years