7/1/22 Alan MacLeod on the Alarming Number of Ex-FBI Agents Working at Twitter

Download Episode. Scott talks with Alan MacLeod about the reporting he’s done on the surprising number of former FBI agents who have joined the content moderation department at Twitter. He runs through some specific examples of people who have spent their careers working for the Bureau before pivoting to join the tech company. He also talks about the research he’s done into Facebook, Google, TikTok and Reddit.  Discussed on the show: “The Federal Bureau of Tweets: Twitter is Hiring an Alarming...

7/1/22 Diego Rivera on Defend the Guard and the Art of Effective Activism

Download Episode. Scott interviews Diego Rivera, a veteran and activist, to talk about Defend the Guard legislation. The bill, which has been introduced in nearly all the State Legislatures, aims to block the deployment of National Guard troops to foreign combat operations unless Congress actually declares war. Rivera details the new initiative Bring Our Troops Home, the group behind Defend the Guard, is rolling out to train people in the art of effective political activism. Scott and Rivera...

7/1/22 Shireen Al-Adeimi: The Ceasefire in Yemen is Not Enough

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Shireen Al-Adeimi to discuss the war in Yemen. They talk about the War Powers Resolution in Congress and the Ramadan ceasefire, which is holding for now. Al-Adeimi points out that the Saudis dropping their support for former President Hadi was not actually a step towards peace. Instead, they turned to a “council” made up of rival warlords who appear destined to use violence in their disputes rather than diplomacy. But, she points out, the Saudis cannot...

6/30/22 Hassan El-Tayyab on the Tripartisan Campaign to End the War in Yemen

Download Episode. Hassan El-Tayyab is back to provide an update on our effort to end U.S. support for the Saudi war in Yemen. There is currently a War Powers Resolution in the House of Representatives with a Senate version on the way. Scott points out that Biden is headed to Saudi Arabia soon to ask Crown Prince bin Salman for oil. We need to do everything we can to force U.S. military support off the negotiating table before he even lands in Riyadh. Call 833-STOPWAR right now to get connected...

6/27/22 Dan Steinbock: How Hawkish Democrats Make Money Pushing War

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Dan Steinbock to discuss an article he wrote about the network of Democratic organizations running American foreign policy. Steinbock has dug deep into the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and WestExec Advisors, two organizations that have allowed top foreign policy officials to make money cycling between government, think tank and advisory roles. Steinbock also takes a step back and examines how these organizations are connected to weapons...

6/27/22 Dave Decamp on Ukraine, NATO and Antiwar.com

Download Episode. Scott interviews Antiwar.com News Editor Dave Decamp about the recent developments in Eastern Europe. First, they examine Lithuania closing the easement into Russia’s Kaliningrad territory. The move is a dramatic escalation that Scott and Decamp say points to the dangers of war guarantees. Next, they turn to the recent report in the New York Times about the CIA’s presence on the ground in Ukraine. Decamp echoes the Daniel McAdams argument that, by talking with the Times, CIA...

6/20/22 Ramzy Baroud on Israel, Palestine and Mali

Download Episode. Scott is joined by journalist and author Ramzy Baroud to discuss the deterioration of Israeli Politics and the war in Mali. Israel will hold its fifth election in four years after yet another failure to form a government. Baroud gives some background on Israel’s issues and explains why they show that the ideals of its founders have collapsed. Scott and Baroud also discuss the war in Mali, examining how a seemingly simple intervention by NATO into Libya brought about deadly...

6/20/22 Connor Freeman on the Effort to Sabotage the Iran Nuclear Deal

Download Episode. Scott interviews Connor Freeman, Assistant Editor at the Libertarian Institute, about the ways some American and Israeli officials are hindering JCPOA negotiations. Freeman has been following the story closely and gives a thorough background on the developments since Biden took office. He also lays out the many ways Israel has been using violent means to ensure no agreement will be reached between Iran and the United States.   Discussed on the show: Connor talks JCPOA on...

6/17/22 Ray McGovern on the Russian Invasion: What He Missed and What It All Means

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Ray McGovern to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Like many, McGovern was surprised that Putin chose to actually invade Ukraine. He explains why he had been confident Russia would not invade earlier this year and how his analysis of Russia’s goals has changed since then.  Discussed on the show: “Did Obama Know ‘Russian Hacking’ Was a Fraud?” (Antiwar.com) “Some Lemmings Wear Wooden Shoes; and Factoring in China” (Antiwar.com Blog) The Doomsday...

6/17/22 Kevin Gosztola: Julian Assange Extradition Approved by the UK

Download Episode. Kevin Gosztola joined Scott on Antiwar Radio to discuss the most recent developments in the Julian Assange Case. Gosztola presents a primer on who Julian Assange is for those who are unfamiliar with him or who only know of the Collateral Murder video and 2016 election leaks. He then clarifies the charges brought against him. Last week, the UK approved Assange’s extradition to the United States. This is a step in the wrong direction, though it will give Assange’s team the...

6/17/22 Max Blumenthal on Paul Mason and British Intelligence’s Crusade Against Independent Journalism

Download Episode. Scott interviews Max Blumenthal about what’s been happening between Paul Mason and The Grayzone. Mason is a British Trotskyist turned Neocon who never stopped identifying with the left. He has built up a reputation in British media as a leftist while building relationships with British intelligence officials. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Mason decided to wage an all-out war on any media establishments that showed even a hint of skepticism towards the pro-NATO...

6/17/22 Douglas Macgregor on the Lies Getting Ukrainians Killed

Download Episode. Scott is joined by retired Col. Douglas Macgregor to discuss an article he wrote about the war in Ukraine. Macgregor points to the lies that got us into a situation earlier this year where a Russian invasion was inevitable and the lies that are allowing the war to grind on. He goes through how the Russian goal has shifted from one of Ukrainian neutrality to one of Russian annexation. Macgregor says there’s no going back to a Donbas region without Russian troops. The question...

6/3/22 Aisha Jumaan on How You can Help End the War Against Yemen

Download Episode. Aisha Jumaan from the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation joined Scott on Antiwar Radio to discuss the war in Yemen. Despite little to no media coverage, which Jumaan recently wrote about, the war in Yemen as well as the consequences of that war is the worst catastrophe happening in the world today. Even though progress has been made with a ceasefire, Jumaan reports on how the humanitarian crisis is getting worse. Together, they explain how you can help the grassroots...

6/3/22 Hassan El-Tayyab: Some Good News on Yemen

Download Episode. Hassan El-Tayyab came back on Antiwar Radio to give an update on the effort to end the war in Yemen. First, Scott and El-Tayyab discuss the last-minute extension of the two-month ceasefire. El-Tayyab reports that airstrikes have stopped completely and crucial fuel supplies have finally been allowed into the country. That said, there has still been some difficulty getting medicine in, although relief teams are working on the issue. They then turn to Congress, where some...

6/3/22 Tom Secker on the Pentagon’s Control Over Top Gun: Maverick

Download Episode. Scott interviewed British journalist Tom Secker about the Pentagon’s role in producing Top Gun: Maverick. The Department of Defense has an entire office set up to work with Hollywood. They give producers access to some military personnel as well as equipment in exchange for the final say over the script. Secker has gone through many documents over the years to find exactly what the military has changed in popular films. But with the Top Gun movies, the relationship is on a...