Category: Interviews

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Antiwar Radio: Richard Cummings

Why did America invade Iraq?

Oil? Israel? …

Jets, bombs and taxed dollars.

So says Richard Cummings as he explains the story behind his Playboy.com article “Lockheed Stock and Two Smoking Barrels“: the direct role in policy-making played by Lockheed Martin and the rest of the Military Industrial Complex and the amount of money they loot from the U.S. Treasury.

Also discussed: whether the National Review is a CIA front.

Richard Cummings taught international law at the Haile Selassie I University and before that, was Attorney-Advisor with the Office of General Counsel of the Near East South Asia region of U.S.A.I.D, where he was responsible for the legal work pertaining to the aid program in Israel, Jordan, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is the author of The Immortalists, The Pied Piper – Allard K. Lowenstein and the Liberal Dream, and the comedy, Soccer Moms From Hell. He holds a Ph.D. in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.

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Antiwar Radio: Charles Goyette

Announcing the addition of the great Charles Goyette to Antiwar Radio at Antiwar.com!

Charles was fired by Clear Channel and hired by Air America for his opposition to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He is known as the “most independent talk show host in America” and now hosts the morning show on the 50,000 watt KFNX AM 1100 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Antiwar Radio: Aaron Glantz

Aaron Glantz, unembedded reporter for InterPress Service and Antiwar.com and author of the House Speaker-praised book How America Lost Iraq, talks about why America’s presence in Iraq is making things worse for Iraqis rather than staving off disaster, antiwar active-duty G.I.’s who are petitioning congress to bring them home and the devastating consequences this war has had for America’s physically and mentally wounded soldiers.

Antiwar Radio: Greg Palast

Investigative reporter and Armed Madhouse author Greg Palast discusses the new Iraqi oil law, the fight inside the American government over what that law should be, “the surge” and what he describes as a proxy war in Iraq between Iran and Saudi Arabia over the control over the price of oil.

MP3 here.

Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Armed Madhouse (Penguin 2006). His first reports appeared on BBC television and in the Guardian newspapers. Author of another New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Palast is best known in his native USA as the journalist who, for the Observer (UK), broke the story of how Jeb Bush purged thousands of Black Florida citizens from voter rolls before the 2000 election, thereby handing the White House to his brother George. His reports on the theft of election 2004, the spike of the FBI investigations of the bin Ladens before September 11, the secret State Department documents planning the seizure of Iraq

Antiwar Radio: Charles Featherstone

LewRockwell.com‘s Charles Featherstone explains that humans are born free and allow governments to exist to protect their natural rights rather than existing at the pleasure of the state as attorney general Alberto Gonzales thinks and ponders the consequences of the behavior of the Bush/Cheney crew for the rest of the establishment and their projects.

MP3 here.

For the last decade, Charles Featherstone has worked as a reporter and editor at a couple of wire services and daily newspapers in the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Right now, he works as a part-time editor for the Saudi Gazette and studying under a Masters of Divinity program at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Journalism is no longer his calling, if it ever was.

Antiwar Radio: Frida Berrigan

For Monday January 22, 2007, Antiwar Radio features Frida Berrigan, senior research associate at the World Policy Institute and member of the National Committee of the War Resisters League about her great article “Raptors, Robots and Rods from God,” on the subject of the U.S. military’s plans for the future technology of mass murder.

MP3 here.

Frida Berrigan is a Senior Research Associate with the Arms Trade Resource Center of the World Policy Institute. A graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, Frida worked with a Central America solidarity organization for two years before coming to the World Policy Institute. Maintaining an interest in U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America, she also focuses on nuclear weapons policy, weapons sales to areas of conflict particularly in SE Asia, and military training programs. Most recently she has published articles in the Providence Journal, the Nonviolent Activist and the Hartford Courant.

Antiwar Radio: Frida Berrigan

For Monday January 22, 2007, Antiwar Radio features Frida Berrigan, senior research associate at the World Policy Institute and member of the National Committee of the War Resisters League about her great article “Raptors, Robots and Rods from God,” on the subject of the U.S. military’s plans for the future technology of mass murder.

MP3 here.

Frida Berrigan is a Senior Research Associate with the Arms Trade Resource Center of the World Policy Institute. A graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, Frida worked with a Central America solidarity organization for two years before coming to the World Policy Institute. Maintaining an interest in U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America, she also focuses on nuclear weapons policy, weapons sales to areas of conflict particularly in SE Asia, and military training programs. Most recently she has published articles in the Providence Journal, the Nonviolent Activist and the Hartford Courant.

Antiwar Radio: Gareth Porter

My guest on Antiwar Radio for January 16, 2007 is historian and analyst Gareth Porter from IPS News on why America’s policy toward Iran has not really changed despite the Bush administration’s recent seemingly more aggressive pronouncements and actions, their policy of backing the Iran parties in Iraq and Iran’s spurned attempts to make peace with the U.S.

January 15, 2007 – Becky Akers

The second guest on Antiwar Radio for Monday, January 15, 2007 is Becky Akers from LewRockwell.com on the subject of the NYPD’s entrapment and conviction on terrorism charges of a young New Yorker named Shahawar Matin Siraj and the persecution of his family for his supposed crimes.

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