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The Scott Horton Show


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June 15 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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Grant F. Smith, William Astore, Glenn Greenwald, Michael German

Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton:

William Astore will be on to discuss his latest piece Siamese Twins Sharing the Same Brain: How the Military and the Civilian Are Blurring in Washington. Read it here.

Bio: William J. Astore, a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF) and professor of history, is a TomDispatch regular

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Grant F. Smith will be on to talk about the influence of AIPAC in the latest push for a war with Iran. Read his latest here.

Bio: Grant F. Smith is the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.

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Glenn Greenwald will be on to discuss the Wikileaks grand jury latest.

Bio: Glenn Greenwald is an American lawyer, columnist, blogger, and author. Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator prior to becoming a contributor (columnist and blogger) to Salon.com, where he focuses on political and legal topics. He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The American Conservative, The National Interest, and In These Times.

Greenwald is the author of three books: How Would a Patriot Act? and A Tragic Legacy and Great American Hypocrites.

In October 2010, Greenwald won the Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary, for his investigative article on the arrest of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning as the alleged leaker to WikiLeaks.

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Michael German will be on to discuss the FBI’s new guidelines and why the ACLU is opposed to them. Read the background article here.

Bio: Michael German is an ACLU Senior Policy Counsel and former FBI Agent

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June 10 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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David Krieger, Marcy Wheeler, Andy Worthington

Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton:

Dr. David Krieger will be on to discuss just how many nukes still threaten humanity. Read his piece here.

Bio: David Krieger is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and has served as President of the Foundation since 1982. Under his leadership the Foundation has initiated many innovative and important projects for building peace, strengthening international law, abolishing nuclear weapons and empowering a new generation of peace
leaders.

Dr. Krieger has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on issues of peace, security, international law, and the abolition of nuclear weapons. He has received many awards for his work for a more peaceful and nuclear weapons-free world.

He has been interviewed on CNN Hotline, MSNBC, NPR and many other television and radio shows nationally and internationally.

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Marcy Wheeler will be on to discuss the Thomas Drake affair. Read her coverage of the case here.

Bio: Marcy Wheeler is an American blogger who wrote in The Next Hurrah prior to contributing primarily to Jane Hamsher’s FireDogLake (FDL), since early December 2007. She also contributes occasionally to Markos Moulitsas Zúniga’s aggregated blog Daily Kos, Arianna Huffington’s aggregated news site and blog The Huffington Post, Michigan Liberal, as well as other online sites, and to the “Comment Is Free” section of the Guardian Online. She goes by the name of EmptyWheel.

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Andy Worthington will be on to talk about the latest from the Gitmo Files. Read his work here.

Bio: Andy Worthington is a British freelance investigative journalist, author and filmmaker, specializing in Guantánamo and the “War on Terror,” but also covering revolutionary movements in the Middle East, and UK politics. He writes regularly for newspapers and websites including the Guardian, Truthout, Cageprisoners, and the Future of Freedom Foundation. He also write occasionally for the Daily Star, Lebanon, the Huffington Post, Antiwar.com, CounterPunch, AlterNet, and ZNet. His website – http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/ – is one of the top 100 world politics blogs, was archived by the British Library in January 2011, and receives around 250,000 page views every month.

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June 7 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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Robert Higgs, Ray McGovern, Kelley Vlahos

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Robert Higgs will be on to discuss economics.

Bio: Robert Higgs an American economic historian, economist of the Austrian School, and a libertarian anarchist. His writings in economics and economic history have most often focused on the causes, means, and effects of government growth. He is a Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute, and is the editor of Independent Review. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Ludwig von Mises.

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Ray McGovern will be on to talk about General Keane’s push for attacking Iran. See his latest here.

Bio: Ray McGovern is a retired CIA officer turned political activist. McGovern was a Federal employee under seven U.S. presidents over 27 years, presenting the morning intelligence briefings at the White House for many of them. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).

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Kelley Vlahos will be on to discuss the Center for a New American Security annual conference. Read her latest piece here.

Bio: Kelley Vlahos has spent over a decade as a political reporter in Washington DC. Currently, she is a contributing editor for The American Conservative magazine and its daily weblog, @TAC. She is also a Washington correspondent for the DC-based homeland security magazine, Homeland Security Today, a long-time political writer for FOXNews.com, a regular columnist for Antiwar.com and a contributor to CriminalJustice.Change.org. Her web site is http://kelleyvlahos.com/

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June 6 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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Hillary Mann Leverett, John Lindsay-Poland, Eric Margolis

Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton:

Hillary Mann Leverett will be on to discuss the spin connecting Iran and al Qaeda. Read her latest here.

Bio: Hillary Mann Leverett is CEO of Strategic Energy and Global Analysis (STRATEGA), a political risk consultancy. She worked as Director for Iran, Afghanistan and Persian Gulf Affairs at the National Security Council in the George W. Bush administration. She also served as Middle East expert on the Secreatary of State’s Policy Palnning Staff, and Political Advisor for Middle East, Central Asian and African issues at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

From 2001-2003, she was one of a small number of U.S. diplomats authorized to negotiate with the Iranians over Afghanistan, al-Qa’ida and Iraq. In the Clinton Administration, Leverett also served as Political Advisor for Middle East, Central Asian and African issues for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Associate Director for Near Eastern Affairs at the National Security Council, and Special Assistant to the Ambassador at the U.S. embassy in Cairo.

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John Lindsay-Poland will be on to talk about how the DOD is using drug wars as an excuse to build bases in Latin America. Read his latest here.

Bio: John Lindsay-Poland is Research and Advocacy Director of the national interfaith organization Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR). He has served as director of the FOR Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean since 1989. He is editor of FOR’s Colombia Update; founded the FOR’s Colombia Peace Presence team; and is author of articles, reports and books on U.S. military policy and history in Latin America, including: Military Assistance and Human Rights: Colombia, U.S. Accountability, and Global Implications (2010); a 2008 report (with Amnesty International); Emperors in the Jungle: The Hidden History of the U.S. in Panama (Duke University Press, 2003); and Inside Panama (with Tom Barry, 1995, Interhemispheric Resource Center).

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Eric Margolis will be on to discuss the latest developments in Yemen.

Bio: Eric S. Margolis is an award-winning, internationally syndicated columnist. His articles appear in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Times of London, the Gulf Times, the Khaleej Times and other news sites in Asia.

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June 3 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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Congressman Ron Paul, Chase Madar, Adam Morrow

Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton:

Congressman Ron Paul will be on to discuss Libya and the latest out of Congress.

Background Reading:

Bio: Dr. Ron Paul is the Republican Congressman for the 14th congressional district of Texas. Paul serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, the Committee on Financial Services and is Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy where he has been an outspoken critic of American foreign and monetary policy. He has gained prominence for his libertarian positions on many political issues, often clashing with both Republican and Democratic Party leaders.

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Chase Madar will be on to discuss the use of torture by the United States. Read his latest here.

Bio: Chase Madar is an attorney in New York and a member of the National Lawyers Guild. He writes for TomDispatch, the American Conservative magazine, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Huffington Post, The Nation and the London Review of Books.

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Adam Morrow will be on to talk about the latest developments in Egypt and Gaza.

Bio: Adam Morrow is a journalist for IPS News, working out of Cairo Egypt

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June 2 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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Seymour Hersh, Benjamin Tua, Anthony Gregory

Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton:

Journalist Seymour Hersh will be on in a pre-recoreded interview with Scott done earlier in the week. He will discuss his new article, “Iran and the Bomb: How real is the nuclear threat;” the lack of evidence for Iran’s interest in nuclear weapons after 2003, despite extensive satellite and covert surveillance (and even before then, the idea was to counter an Iraqi nuclear weapon, not threaten Israel or the US); how the 2011 NIE reinforces the 2007 assessment, and makes the harsh sanctions on Iran look even more indefensible; Obama’s acute isolation within the White House echo chamber; and some sane advice from retired ambassador Thomas Pickering: stop hectoring Iran about a non-existent nuclear weapons program and negotiate like grown-ups.

Bio: Seymour Hersh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine on military and security matters. He has also won two National Magazine Awards and is a “five-time Polk winner and recipient of the 2004 George Orwell Award.”

His work first gained worldwide recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. His 2004 reports on the US military’s mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison gained much attention.
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Benjamin Tua will be on to discuss the winners and losers in the new Middle-East. See his latest here.

Bio: Benjamin Tua is a retired Foreign Service Officer. He served in Israel from 1982-1985. He currently is an independent analyst and Foreign Policy In Focus contributor.

Anthony Gregory will be on to discuss his new introduction to Murray Rothbard’s Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy. Read his latest article here.

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Bio: Anthony Gregory is a research analyst at the Independent Institute, Editor in Chief of Campaign for Liberty, moderator of the Beacon, policy adviser to the Future of Freedom Foundation and columnist for LewRockwell.com. He guest edits Strike the Root. His writing has appeared in such places as the Christian Science Monitor San Diego Union Tribune, Antiwar.com, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, Counterpunch, the American Conservative, Liberty Magazine, the Mises Institute blog, the Stress Blog, The Libertarian Enterprise and Liberty and Power, as well as in textbooks, journals and other outlets, and has been translated in several languages. He wrote for Michael Badnarik’s 2004 campaign. He got his B.A. in history at UC Berkeley in 2003, where he wrote his thesis on the 1993 Waco disaster.

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June 1 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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Gareth Porter, Jefferey Kaye, more

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Gareth Porter will be on to discuss the Taliban and Pakistan. Read his latest here.

Bio: Gareth Porter is an American historian, investigative journalist and policy analyst on U.S. foreign and military policy. Porter has written regular news reports and news analysis on political, diplomatic and military developments in regard to Middle East conflicts for Inter Press Service since 2005.

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Jeffrey Kaye will be on to discuss the smear campaign against the “other” Scott Horton, whose award-winning article on the Gitmo murders has been attacked.

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Bio: Jeffrey Kaye is a writer and psychologist. He writes regularly on torture and other subjects for Truthout, The Public Record and Firedoglake. He also maintains a personal blog, Invictus – http://valtinsblog.blogspot.com/.

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