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Blockbuster Exclusive: Investigative Reporter Beau Hodai Reveals Much About “Stingray” Surveillance

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Investigative journalist Beau Hodai returns to share his detailed report on "Stingray" cell site simulators that scoop up call data on thousands of innocent Americans, and are used in ways that appear to violate the Constitution and deceive judges, prosecutors and defendants.   Continue reading Blockbuster Exclusive: Investigative Reporter Beau Hodai Reveals Much About “Stingray” Surveillance

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Prof. Juan Cole Analyzes Israel-Gaza War, and Talks About His Book, “The New Arabs”

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Professor Juan Cole of the University of Michigan, respected Middle East commentator, goes in-depth on the Israeli war on Hamas, and talks about his fascinating new book, The New Arabs: How the Millenial Generation is Changing the Middle East. Continue reading Prof. Juan Cole Analyzes Israel-Gaza War, and Talks About His Book, “The New Arabs”

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Journalist Jason Leopold Talks About CIA Torture “Review” and Brennan’s False Statements

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Jason Leopold, an independent investigative reporter who freelances for al Jazeera and Vice, updates us on the Senate report about CIA rendition, torture and detention and the news that CIA Director Brennan's fiery comments in March, denying that  CIA improperly spied on Senate staffers, were false. Continue reading Journalist Jason Leopold Talks About CIA Torture “Review” and Brennan’s False Statements

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al Jazeera Documentary “FBI Informants” Details 3 Outrageous Domestic Terrorism Cases

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Journalist Trevor Aaronson was interviewed here in June, 2013 about his book "Terror Factory"; he now reports for al Jazeera, and returns along with Jeremy Young, senior producer in the investigations unit.  They talk about their powerful hour-long report, FBI Informants. Continue reading al Jazeera Documentary “FBI Informants” Details 3 Outrageous Domestic Terrorism Cases

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Author, Professor, Radio Host Peter Mathews Fights “Dollar Democracy”

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Peter Mathews is professor of political science at Cypress College, has run for Congress 3 times, and has a new book out that focuses on corporate influence on our political system. Continue reading Author, Professor, Radio Host Peter Mathews Fights “Dollar Democracy”

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Courageous Reporter Max Blumenthal Reveals the Lies Netanyahu Used to Justify Crackdown on Hamas


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As Israel's assault on Gaza and Hamas continues, author and journalist Max Blumenthal returns to detail how top Israeli leaders suppressed the truth about the 3 kidnapped teens for 18 days and falsely blamed Hamas, so they could justify the brutal attacks on Hamas and Gaza. Continue reading Courageous Reporter Max Blumenthal Reveals the Lies Netanyahu Used to Justify Crackdown on Hamas

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State Dept. Whistleblower Peter van Buren Says US Should Stay Out of Iraq


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Peter van Buren, author of We Meant Well and Ghosts of Tom Joad, talks about Iraq, Obama's Kill-at-will memo, and much more... Continue reading State Dept. Whistleblower Peter van Buren Says US Should Stay Out of Iraq

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“15Now” Activists Pass $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle, Next Target is Oakland

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Jesse Lessinger is National Organizer for 15Now.org and just won a campaign in Seattle to raise the minimum wage to $15.  We talk about the needs of working families and the failure of Democrats to champion those needs. Continue reading “15Now” Activists Pass $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle, Next Target is Oakland

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Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger Talks About New Aaron Swartz Documentary

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The Internet's Own Boy is a great new film about the internet prodigy Aaron Swartz.  We talk with filmmaker Brian Knappenberger about the impressive contributions of the young man who ended his life in January, 2013 while facing heavy-handed prosecution for a minor offense. Continue reading Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger Talks About New Aaron Swartz Documentary

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Expert Views on Guantanamo Controversey: Journalist Andy Worthington and Attorney Jon Eisenberg

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As political leaders attack Obama for swap of Taliban prisoners and ignore important related issues, we talk with journalist Andy Worthington about the Bergdahl trade and lawyer Jon Eisenberg about the legal battle over force-feeding Gitmo hunger strikers. Continue reading Expert Views on Guantanamo Controversey: Journalist Andy Worthington and Attorney Jon Eisenberg