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Antiwar Radio: John Lindsay-Poland

John Lindsay-Poland, research and advocacy director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, discusses his article Pentagon Using Drug Wars as Excuse to Build Bases in Latin America; how using the military to fight the war on drugs only succeeds in increasing the level of violence; the range of options between current drug policy and outright legalization; how the drug crackdown has guaranteed the most ruthless individuals rise to the top of the black market; and the chorus of voices from the Mexican peace movement and victims of drug violence, speaking out against the military response to drug trafficking.

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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