Category: Interviews

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Antiwar Radio: Cole Miller

This interview is excerpted from the KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles broadcast of February 25th. The original is available here.

Cole Miller, Founding Director of No More Victims, discusses his organization’s work, facilitating specialized medical care for child victims of the US war in Iraq; building profiles of the children, complete with back-stories and videos, to show Americans the real people behind impersonal casualty numbers; and the work-in-progress documentary about Iraqi casualties in Fallujah and the regretful US marines who participated in the assaults.

Antiwar Radio: Maya Berry

This interview is excerpted from the KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles broadcast of February 25th. The original is available here.

Maya Berry of the Arab American Institute discusses the March 2nd briefing for congressional staffers, “Islamophobia: A Challenge to American Pluralism,” designed as a counterpoint to Rep. Peter King’s hearings on Muslim “radicalization;” the very lucrative business – the new “Red Scare” – of whipping up fear of Muslims; and the knee-jerk response of many Americans to scary sounding Arabic words they don’t know the meaning of.

Antiwar Radio: Ahmed al-Assy

Ahmed al-Assy, an Egyptian-American living in Egypt and a participant in the Tahrir Square protests, discusses how exiled president Hosni Mubarak may still be calling the shots in Egypt; the oligarchy-friendly Egyptian constitution that hinders democratic reforms; the difference between the regular army and the security forces within the Ministry of Interior; protesters in Tahrir Square and other areas, staying for the duration; and the Egyptian activists trying to keep the Gaza border crossing permanently open.

Antiwar Radio: Charles Goyette

Charles Goyette, former Antiwar Radio co-contributor and author of The Dollar Meltdown : Surviving the Impending Currency Crisis with Gold, Oil, and Other Unconventional Investments, discusses his article, “Too Late! The Government Already Did Do Something” at; how government-imposed wage and price controls lead to shortages and eventually black markets; the producer pricing pressures that are overlooked when limits are set on the price of finished consumer goods; and Ludwig von Mises’s reminder to keep the monetary system out of government hands.

Antiwar Radio: Grant F. Smith

Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses Jane Harman’s resignation from Congress, amid speculation that more information on her AIPAC dealings will soon emerge; how Harman and Alberto Gonzalez avoided legal and professional sanction but suffered damaged reputations nonetheless; the down-the-memory-hole scandals of Niger uranium forgeries and the Office of Special Plans; why the juicy tidbits revealed in Steve Rosen’s dismissed lawsuit should be enough for a multi-count indictment of AIPAC; and the uber-class of people so far beyond the rule of law, they can never be held to account.

Antiwar Radio: Angela Keaton

Angela Keaton, Development Director and Antiwar Radio producer, discusses the importance of modest individual donations during’s fund drive, and our empty roster of billionaire donors (and their accompanying agendas).

Antiwar Radio: Jeremy Sapienza

Jeremy Sapienza, Senior Editor at, discusses his nine year tenure at; his shared responsibility for choosing the pieces that get published in the viewpoints section; and the fallacies and stylistic shortcomings that get unsolicited submissions thrown in the junk pile.

Antiwar Radio: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz, managing news editor at, discusses how your donations keep him working, providing helpful and time saving news summaries, links and analysis to keep you informed on US foreign policy; Egypt’s partial reopening of the Gaza border crossing, kept closed since Hamas’s 2006 electoral victory; the midpoint (geographically speaking) of Libya’s popular revolution; why foreign military intervention on behalf of the protesters sounds like a good idea, but isn’t; and why the Saudi royal family is keenly interested in preventing a successful revolution in Bahrain.

Antiwar Radio: Rep. Ron Paul

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discusses why Congress and the White House won’t be able to resist the temptation of military intervention in Libya and Saudi Arabia (should the uprisings spread there); how the US exports inflation, since commodities are priced in dollars; Ben Bernanke’s opinion that central banks are always the solution to, not the cause of, the world’s economic problems; the dollar’s devaluation reflected in the price of gold; and why, legalized or not, competing currencies will be used in times of economic collapse.

Antiwar Radio: Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler, blogging under the pseudonym “emptywheel” at, discusses the mysterious case of CIA officer Raymond Davis and the shootings in Pakistan, doubts about his robbery story, the Obama administration’s clumsy response and their legal gymnastics in trying to arrange for diplomatic immunity to be applied and the agent released, the Pakistani public’s outrage over the incident and the large-scale covert war being waged there.

Antiwar Radio: Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell, author of the Media Fix blog for, discusses the newest released WikiLeaks documents on his 88th day of nonstop blogging, including Mariah Carey’s million dollar performance for Muammar Gaddafi’s son in 2009; the State Department cables that explain why there is no US ambassador in Libya at present; the friendly relationship between Hugo Chavez and Gaddafi; and the huge boost to Al Jazeera’s credibility (and probably ratings) thanks to their excellent coverage of Middle East uprisings.

Antiwar Radio: Michael Hastings

Journalist Michael Hastings, winner of the George Polk Award for his article “The Runaway General” in Rolling Stone magazine, discusses rumors that the military is pushing for 20 thousand troops to remain in Iraq beyond the December 2011 withdrawal deadline; the modest expectations for the July troop drawdown in Afghanistan; a preview of his next Rolling Stone article about generals spinning the Afghan War; and the starkly different accounts given by Hamid Karzai and Gen. Petraeus of an incident involving Afghan civilian casualties.

Antiwar Radio: Kevin Zeese

Kevin Zeese, Executive Director and co-founder of VotersForPeace, discusses the newly launched Bradley Manning advocacy fund, that exists to counter the smearing of Manning in mainstream media; why he should be released on bail while awaiting trial; the foundations of democracy – consent of the governed and an informed citizenry – that Manning claimed were his motivations for leaking documents, if Wired‘s chat logs are to be believed; and why the outcome of his trial can only benefit the cause of press freedom, since he’ll be a hero if acquitted and a martyr if convicted.

Antiwar Radio: Stephen Webster

Stephen Webster, Senior Editor at, discusses why Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi will either be deposed or killed within the next several days; the spectacle of Gaddafi’s incoherent, angry and bizarre speech; how the New York Times agreed – yet again – to withhold information at the White House’s request, this time about accused murderer Raymond Davis‘s CIA employment; how US demands for Davis’s release could lead to a popular uprising in Pakistan or war; and Iran’s provocative – but hardly threatening – naval transit through the Suez Canal.

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