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Ray McGovern Recounts Being Barred from Petraeus Event, Suspects Surveillance


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Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern shares his account of being denied entry to a New York event where David Petraeus was speaking, as he was arrested and roughed up by police, and suspects the spooks were alerted by intercepted email. Continue reading Ray McGovern Recounts Being Barred from Petraeus Event, Suspects Surveillance

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Incisive Commentary on Israel/Palestine with Former UN Official Richard Falk and Israeli Journalist Ofra Yeshua-Lyth


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Richard Falk served as UN Rapporteur for Palestine 2008-2014, and Ofra Yeshua-Lyth is an Israeli journalist. They join me for this in-depth discussion on the current situation and recent events in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Continue reading Incisive Commentary on Israel/Palestine with Former UN Official Richard Falk and Israeli Journalist Ofra Yeshua-Lyth

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One Year After His Bogus Arrest, Roger Shuler Talks About the Cost of Journalism in Alabama


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Roger Shuler, the Alabama blogger who was arrested a year ago and spent 5 months in jail for practicing journalism, talks about the price he has paid, and recent events and reports that vindicate his reporting. Continue reading One Year After His Bogus Arrest, Roger Shuler Talks About the Cost of Journalism in Alabama

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Journalist Reese Erlich Offers Informed Comment on America’s New War in Syria, Iraq


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Reese Erlich has travelled widely in the war zones of the Middle East, and joins us to talk about his new book, Inside Syria. Continue reading Journalist Reese Erlich Offers Informed Comment on America’s New War in Syria, Iraq

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Hear Mumia Abu-Jamal Denounce Pennsylvania’s Unconstitutional Gag Law


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Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio explains the new law that was rammed through the legislature and signed today by the desperate governor of Pennsylvania, aimed at silencing Mumia Abu-Jamal. Continue reading Hear Mumia Abu-Jamal Denounce Pennsylvania’s Unconstitutional Gag Law

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Outspoken Katha Pollitt Stands Up for Abortion Rights with Her New Book, “Pro”


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Columnist and author Katha Pollitt dropped by the secret studio for this in-depth interview about the renewed struggle over abortion rights and birth control. Continue reading Outspoken Katha Pollitt Stands Up for Abortion Rights with Her New Book, “Pro”

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Activist and Author Sam Daley-Harris Offers Inspiration and Organizing Tips

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Sam Daley-Harris, author of Reclaiming Our Democracy returns to offer some inspiration and empowerment at a time when it's sorely needed. Continue reading Activist and Author Sam Daley-Harris Offers Inspiration and Organizing Tips

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Prof. Lance deHaven Smith Explains How “Conspiracy Theory” Label is Used to Stifle Investigations and Independent Thinking; Chew Reviews “Kill The Messenger”


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Professor Lance deHaven-Smith of Florida State University talks about his book, Conspiracy Theory in America, and how the negative implications of the label "conspiracy theorists" are used to shut down thinking and expression about obvious conspiracies involving governments and elites. Film reviewer Gary Chew returns to tell us about Jeremy Renner's new movie, Kill The Messenger. Continue reading Prof. Lance deHaven Smith Explains How “Conspiracy Theory” Label is Used to Stifle Investigations and Independent Thinking; Chew Reviews “Kill The Messenger”

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Former State Dept. Officer Peter van Buren on Obama’s War in Iraq, Syria


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"What's the point?" asks Peter van Buren at the culmination of this discussion of the new perpetual war in Syria and Afghanistan. We talk about the "allies" of America that each have conflicting agendas, and failed efforts to establish client states in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Continue reading Former State Dept. Officer Peter van Buren on Obama’s War in Iraq, Syria

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Cornell’s Eli Friedman Adds Important Context to Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests


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Eli Friedman is an assistant professor at Cornell University, focusing on international and comparative labor. He adds an important dimension--economic inequality--to the forces driving the growing protests led by students and Occupy Central. Continue reading Cornell’s Eli Friedman Adds Important Context to Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests