12/30/22 Eli Clifton on Twitter’s Hypocritical Acceptance of US Information Operations

Download Episode. Scott brings Eli Clifton of Responsible Statecraft on to discuss the recent revelations about Twitter’s boosting of U.S. military information operations. They go over some of the details outlined in Lee Fang’s thread, which served as part 8 of the ongoing Twitter Files. Fang reveals Twitter’s hypocrisy as the firm publicly exposed and censored disinformation campaigns by foreign governments while it worked to amplify specific fake propaganda accounts at the request of the...

12/30/22 Daniel Davis: A Look at Where Things Stand in Ukraine

Download Episode. Scott interviews Daniel Davis about the state of the war in Ukraine. Davis has been watching the war closely and works hard to correct for the biases of both sides. He gives Scott a rundown of where he thinks things stand and what developments are likely in the near future. They also talk about the political situation between Washington and Moscow and highlight some of the flaws at the heart of the establishment narrative of this war.  Discussed on the show: “The...

12/22/22 Kelley Vlahos on Zelensky’s Visit to Washington DC

Download Episode. Next on Antiwar Radio this week was Kelley Beaucar Vlahos of Responsible Statecraft. Scott and Vlahos talk about Zelensky’s visit with Biden and address to Congress on Wednesday. The visit highlighted the evolving politics of aid to Ukraine and gave a window into the mainstream Washingtonian narrative of Ukraine’s current situation. Scott and Vlahos also examine the possibility of negotiations in the face of such high stakes.  Discussed on the show: Rage Against the War...

12/22/22 Connor Freeman: Biden Escalates Toward War With Russia

Download Episode. Scott’s first guest on Antiwar Radio this week was Connor Freeman, the Assistant Editor at the Libertarian Institute. They talk about the Ukrainian strikes deep in Russian territory, and the apparent green light Washington gave Kyiv to carry out more. Their reasoning? Putin hasn’t dropped a nuke yet, so there’s room to escalate. Scott and Freeman talk about the danger of this mindset and also touch on the recent Washington Post story about the lack of evidence that Russia...

12/16/22 Jeffrey Kaye on US Bio-weapons and the CIA’s Attempts to Hide Them

Download Episode. Scott talks with Jeffrey Kaye about an article he recently published on the CIA’s effort to suppress reports about the use of bio-weapons by U.S. forces fighting in Korea. The agency went to great lengths to dismiss those rumors and claims as communist propaganda and the results of brainwashing. Then in 2010, the agency declassified documents that contained evidence of U.S. bio-weapons use in the Korean War. Kaye and Scott discuss the relevant history and why it’s important...

12/16/22 Kyle Anzalone on All the Bad News in American Foreign Policy

Download Episode. Kyle Anzalone joins Scott to run through all the biggest foreign policy news of the day. They discuss the $858 billion NDAA that just passed the Senate, the ridiculous claims that Biden is in China’s pocket, the Ukrainian clamp down on the Russian Orthodox Church, the latest weapons sent to Kyiv, the Ukrainian strikes deep in Russian territory, the state of the fertilizer trade and the possibility Biden warms up to Cuba.  Discussed on the show: “Sen. Hawley Tells Blinken to...

12/9/22 Philip Weiss on the Silver Lining of an Even Worse Israeli Government

 Download Episode. Scott talks with Philip Weiss about the political implications of an Israeli government run by Ben-Gvir, a far-right extreme zionist. Weiss gives a quick background on the volatile last five years of Israeli politics before the two jump into who Ben-Gvir is and what he may do when in power. To both, Ben-Gvir represents the worst of modern Israeli politics. But there may be some upsides too.  Discussed on the show: “Israel lobby’s realignment over Ben-Gvir is giving Biden...

12/15/22 Annelle Sheline on the Delayed Yemen Vote

Download Episode. Annelle Sheline of the Quincy Institute joined Antiwar Radio to discuss Senator Bernie Sanders’s Tuesday night decision to delay the vote on the Yemen War Powers Resolution. Scott and Sheline talk about why the Biden Administration moved against it and how this delay impacts the likelihood of it passing.  Discussed on the show: “Delayed war powers vote risks further suffering in Yemen” (Responsible Statecraft)  Annelle Sheline is a Research Fellow in the Middle East program...

12/15/22 Dave DeCamp: Troubling Developments from the War in Ukraine

Download Episode. Dave DeCamp joined Scott on Antiwar Radio this week to run through some of the latest news about the war in Ukraine. The two discuss the U.S. and British personnel on the ground in Ukraine and the American plans to send more. They also talk about the U.S. plan to send Patriot missiles and the Ukrainian strikes deep in Russian territory. Lastly, they touch on the fading likelihood of peace negotiations as NATO eagerly prepares for this war to continue for years.  Discussed on...

12/9/22 Daniel Larison on the Battle to Define Conservative Foreign Policy

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Daniel Larison to discuss a piece he wrote recently that aims to rebut an article published in Foreign Policy. Larison criticizes that article, written by Nadia Schadlow, for using right-wing language to argue that conservatives have always and should always rally around the war machine in Washington. Scott and Larison talk about the absurdity of that position and observe how the opposite is true.  Discussed on the show: “The battle for who owns...

12/9/22 Misty Winston on the Global Push to Free Assange and How You Can Help

Download Episode. Scott interviews activist and podcast host Misty Winston about the persecution of Julian Assange and those who are working to stop it. Winston first gives an update on what Assange is facing right now. They then talk about the letter from major publications like the Guardian and the New York Times calling for Assange’s release as well as Elon Musk’s popular Twitter poll. Scott and Winston find these developments hopeful and frustrating because of how long Assange has been...

12/9/22 Dan Cohen on the Threat of a U.S. Invasion of Haiti

Download Episode. Scott talks with journalist Dan Cohen about the volatile situation in Haiti. Cohen recently traveled to the country to report on Washington’s targeting of opposition leader Jimmy Chérizier. Cohen explains how this situation developed, discusses the U.S. government’s goals and reflects on what it was like on the ground in the poorest country in the western hemisphere.  Discussed on the show: Cohen’s reporting from Haiti Dan Cohen is a journalist and co-producer of the...

12/8/22 Hassan El-Tayyab and Marcy Winograd on Yemen and Ukraine

Download Episode. This week on Antiwar Radio, Scott talks with Hassan El-Tayyab about the vote next week to end support for the Saudi war in Yemen. The two give a brief background on the war to explain how we got here before explaining next week’s vote. Next Scott talks with Marcy Winograd of CODEPINK. She recently published a letter to the Left, urging leftists to commit to their principles and call for negotiations to bring about peace in Ukraine.   Discussed on the show: 1833stopwar.com ...

12/2/22 John Young on Cryptome, Wikileaks and the Persecution of Julian Assange

Download Episode. Scott talks with John Young of Cryptome.org about his attempt to join the Julian Assange indictment as a co-defendant. Before Wikileaks published redacted versions of the State Department cables leaked by Chelsea Manning, Cryptome got access and published the entire collection of unredacted cables. Young believes that his inclusion in the indictment would weaken the state’s case against Assange. Scott and Young also talk about the early days of Cryptome and the state of...

12/2/22 Trevor Aaronson Gives a Window Into FBI Entrapment Schemes

Download Episode. Scott interviews journalist and author Trevor Aaronson about an article he recently published for the Intercept. Aaronson has been one of the best reporters exposing how the FBI uses paid informants to manipulate people into agreeing to carry out violent attacks and other crimes so the agency can swoop in and pretend it’s taking dangerous terrorists off the street. His Intercept article examines one such case from about a decade ago. Scott and Aaronson dig into what happened....