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The Show: Russell Means

Russell Means will be the featured guest on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio on Wednesday, December 10th.

Means will be on at 12:15PM Eastern.

Russell Means is a prominent American Indian best known for his political activism on the behalf of American Indian and libertarian causes and acting in movies such as The Last of the Mohicans and The Pathfinder. He is the author of the autobiography, Where White Men Fear to Tread.

The Scott Horton Show airs Monday through Friday from 12PM-2PM Eastern on KAOS 92.7FM. Additional feeds and archives available at Antiwar Radio.

The Show: Joseph Salerno

Joseph Salerno will be the featured guest on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio on Tuesday, December 9th.

Salerno will be on at 1:30PM Eastern.

Joseph Salerno is a senior fellow at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, professor of economics at Pace University, and editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

The Scott Horton Show airs Monday through Friday from 12PM-2PM Eastern on KAOS 92.7FM. Additional feeds and archives available at Antiwar Radio.

New Comment System

I have upgraded to WordPress 2.7 and with it comes a new comments system that makes it possible to, amongst other things, have author-specific comment styles. I altered my own and Scott’s styles which took effect retroactively so you can go back in previous posts and see how they look different. I can control font, font-color, background-color, and other things. I will accept submission from you all as to what kind of style you want to use.
Note: this only works if you are signed in to the site when you post. Otherwise the site doesn’t know who you are and the style isn’t applied. Very few of you currently sign in when you comment, you usually just fill out the comment form instead, which is actually the slow way of doing it.
If you choose to have a style applied to your comments, sign in and post a reply to this post containing your desired style elements in CSS format. The format is as follows:

font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
font-weight: bold;
color: #CCCCCC;
background-color: #333333;

If you don’t understand these values please do some research into what they mean. The colours I’m using here are hexadecimal values, and can be looked up as well. For reference, the font-family currently in use on the site is the one that appears above. If you choose a wacko font nobody has on their computer, then the system will default back to this (Everyone has Helvetica that’s using Windows or Mac) so it’s a good idea to stick to one of the Microsoft core fonts. I will not be altering font-size for anybody. Remember, when you post your comment, sign in.

The Show: Andrew Bacevich and Jesse Trentadue

Andrew Bacevich and Jesse Trentadue will be the featured guests on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio on Friday, December 5th.

Bacevich will be on at 12:15PM Eastern and Trentadue will be on at 1:15PM Eastern.

Andrew Bacevich, a retired Army Colonel,  is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University and author of Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism and The New American Militarism. Jesse Trentadue is a lawyer from Utah who’s suing the government over the murder in custody of his brother Kenny.

The Scott Horton Show airs Monday through Friday from 12PM-2PM Eastern on KAOS 92.7FM. Additional feeds and archives available at Antiwar Radio.

The Show: Thomas Woods

Thomas Woods will be the featured guest on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio on Wednesday, December 3rd.

Woods will be on at 12:15PM Eastern.

Thomas Woods is an American historian and New York Times bestselling author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. He is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, co-editor of We Who Dared to Say No to War, co-author of Who Killed the Constitution?, and author of the upcoming book Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse.

The Scott Horton Show airs Monday through Friday from 12PM-2PM Eastern on KAOS 92.7FM. Additional feeds and archives available at Antiwar Radio.

Once again Derek would rather live in Thailand than almost anywhere else on earth

“Thailand’s constitutional court on Tuesday disbanded the ruling People Power Party (PPP) and two of its coalition partners for electoral fraud. The parties’ leaders, including Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat, have been banned from politics for five years. The announcement came hours after an antigovernment protester was killed at a Bangkok airport.”

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1202/p99s01-duts.html

Imagine if this whole situation had taken place here in America or in the ‘first world’ country of your choice.  It would have been like Waco.  And if not like that, at the very least the protesters would have been much more thoroughly brutalized by the police ‘tactical’ units and all swept into jail for ‘terrorism’ of some sort or another.  Think if it had been LAX…

In Thailand it resulted in a rolling back of yet another set of corrupt players.  I’m sure all of the ‘law and order’ types would say that this is *exactly* why we need police, SWAT, etc…  I gotta tell you, a change in government like this for us every few years would be a great thing.  As well as the ability to ban people from government office for x amount of years after they were thrown out.

For all the statists out there…  who really think we need all that overhead to get along…  I was actually in Thailand during the last ‘coup’.  Guess what?  NOTHING happened.  I could still buy groceries, I could still goto movies, etc…  A properly setup govenment in some ways should be so detached from daily life that when it is gone…  it takes a while for people to even notice.

addendum:  yes, I know how awful their prisons are.  yes, I know the USA has set up CIA extradition prisons there.  Nowhere is perfect and the USA can strong arm a lot of places.  But in general, yeah.  I would much rather live there than almost anywhere these days.

The Show: Frida Berrigan and Chris Hedges

Frida Berrigan and Chris Hedges will be the featured guests on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio on Tuesday, December 2nd.

Berrigan will be on at 12:15PM Eastern and Hedges will be on at 1:15PM Eastern.

Frida Berrigan is Senior Program Associate of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation, a columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus and a contributing editor of In These Times magazine. Chris Hedges is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute, columnist for Truthdig.com and bestselling author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and co-author of Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians.

The Scott Horton Show airs Monday through Friday from 12PM-2PM Eastern on KAOS 92.7FM. Additional feeds and archives available at Antiwar Radio.

Keith Preston’s “Free Enterprise: The Antidote to Corporate Plutocracy”

I wanted to pass along a link to an essay that I think you all should read. Preston is what I guess he would call a “left-libertarian” or “anarcho-socialist”, or perhaps he has another term. Anyway, the piece is brilliantly constructed and it won the Chris R. Tame Memorial Prize. I think it would be interesting to read the end, and then backtrack to see how he gets there. Here’s a paragraph that not many people here would be inclined to fully agree with:

An economy organized on the basis of worker-owned and operated industries, peoples’ banks, mutuals, consumer cooperatives, anarcho-syndicalist labor unions, individual and family enterprises, small farms and crafts workers associations engaged in local production for local use, voluntary charitable institutions, land trusts, or voluntary collectives, communes and kibbutzim may seem farfetched to some, but no more so and probably less so than a modern industrial, high-tech economy where the merchant class is the ruling class and the working class is a frequently affluent middle class would have seemed to residents of the feudal societies of pre-modern times.

The Show: Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel will be the featured guest on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio on Monday, December 1st.

Heuvel will discuss her latest article on TheNation.com, “Smart Defense” at 12:15PM Eastern.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, a graduate of Princeton University, is the editor and publisher of The Nation magazine and co-editor of Taking Back America: And Taking Down the American Right. She can be found frequently commentating on politics on MSNBC, CNN and PBS and writing the blog “Editor’s Cut” on TheNation.com.

The Scott Horton Show airs Monday through Friday from 12PM-2PM Eastern on KAOS 92.7FM. Additional feeds and archives available at Antiwar Radio.

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