Category: Interviews

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Antiwar Radio: Kurt Haskell

Kurt Haskell, Detroit area attorney and passenger on the “Christmas bomber” flight 253, discusses the arrest of a second man that an FBI agent insinuated was carrying a bomb, the inconsistent statements from the FBI and US Customs – particularly from spokesman Ron Smith – and an account of the sharply dressed man of Indian appearance who helped suspected bomber Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab board the plane in the Netherlands.

Antiwar Radio: Philip Giraldi

Former CIA and DIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses evidence that documents touted by the London Times contradicting the 2007 US National Intelligence Estimate on Iran are forgeries, the history of Rupert Murdoch-owned media passing along propaganda from Israeli and British intelligence, how bogus news stories create a deeply ingrained false narrative and distort public perception, the overwhelming Congressional support for warlike sanctions on Iran, the possibility Osama bin Laden is long-dead and how ending military occupations would almost completely eliminate terrorism. (The other bogus article Scott was trying to think of.)

Antiwar Radio: Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files, discusses Brian Ross’s ABC News report linking released Gitmo inmates with the Northwest Airlines bomb attempt, the popular belief that both guilty and innocent Gitmo inmates can never be released, blowback from US airstrikes in Yemen and the fading John Durham CIA torture tape investigation.

Antiwar Radio: Doug Casey

Doug Casey discusses the impending “greater” depression that will make the 1930s look like boom times, how the world’s governments are working in unison on economic problems – but are completely wrong, the increasing difficulty of rolling over US government debt and the growing chance for a major war between world powers.

Antiwar Radio: Michael Anthony

Interview conducted by Antiwar Radio producer Angela Keaton.

Michael Anthony, author of Mass Casualties: A Young Medic’s True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq, discusses the military’s neglect of suicidal soldiers, officers more interested in self-promotion than doing their jobs, veterans’ struggles with family life and homelessness and how the process of becoming a man in the military sometimes involves refusing orders.

Antiwar Radio: Michael Prysner and James Circello

Michael Prysner and James Circello, staff members of March Forward!, an antiwar organization for active duty soldiers and veterans, discuss the bigotry ingrained in military culture that dehumanizes the enemy du jour, the class struggle between enlisted soldiers and officers, the intentional “draw fire” missions that boost an officer’s career while endangering troops, double-dipping retired generals who get paid to propagandize for more war, the continued deployment of soldiers with PTSD and the Pentagon’s fear of a mass GI desertion.

Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald, former constitutional lawyer and current Salon.com blogger, discusses the media driven myth of a truly oppositional US political system, hypocritical progressive support for the same Obama policies that were denounced during the Bush administration, how conservative outrage over FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society subsided when the programs were continued by Republican presidents, the unusual upholding of the Constitution in ACORN’s lawsuit (PDF) against Congress and the open question of whether the Supreme Court will allow indefinite detentions of “enemy combatants.”

Antiwar Radio: Candace Gorman

Candace Gorman, Chicago civil rights attorney representing two Guantanamo detainees, discusses the delays in getting habeas corpus hearings for her clients, the inadequate health care afforded Gitmo inmates, Matthew Waxman’s role in having “enemy combatant” status reviews redone until the results were favorable to the government, why detainees headed to Illinois will probably get military tribunals and Gorman’s own attempt to sue the NSA for tapping her phone.

Antiwar Radio: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald, former constitutional lawyer and current Salon.com blogger, discusses the media driven myth of a truly oppositional US political system, hypocritical progressive support for the same Obama policies that were denounced during the Bush administration, how conservative outrage over FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society subsided when the programs were continued by Republican presidents, the unusual upholding of the Constitution in ACORN’s lawsuit (PDF) against Congress and the open question of whether the Supreme Court will allow indefinite detentions of “enemy combatants.”

Antiwar Radio: Mark Emery

Mark Emery the “Prince of Pot” discusses the explosion of drug offense incarcerations since the 1980s, his movement to legalize marijuana in North America, the punitive costs of openly defying anti-drug laws (as civil disobedience?) and the close association (real or imagined) between marijuana and the antiwar movement

Antiwar Radio: Martin Chulov

Martin Chulov, Baghdad correspondent for the Guardian of London, discusses the ecological disaster in Iraq, diversion of water from the Tigris and Euphrates by Syria, Turkey and Iran, the fate of Iraq’s Marsh Arabs, greatly increased birth defects in Fallujah, the few remaining foreign journalists covering Iraq and the near-certainty that the US occupation will soon be over.

Antiwar Radio: Will Grigg

Will Grigg, author of Liberty in Eclipse, discusses the RAND Corporation’s Army-commissioned study for a militarized “Stability Police Force,” the attempted legalized circumvention of Posse Comitatus and the end of distinction between civilian and military law enforcement, the slippery slope from a civilian criminal suspect to an enemy combatant and the tyrannical reign of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Antiwar Radio: Andrew Cockburn

Andrew Cockburn, author of Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy, discusses the historical and continuing US support for Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program, how the CIA and State Department stymied attempts to stop A.Q. Kahn early on and how US safeguarding efforts allow Pakistan’s nukes to be more fully and rapidly deployed.

Antiwar Radio: Per Bylund

Per Bylund discusses the confiscatory nature of “national defense,” the ability of individuals to defend themselves without state intervention, common ground between Left and Right anarchism and the debate about whether private property can exist without the state.

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