1/4/24 Trevor Aaronson on the FBI’s Latest Entrapment Scheme

Download Episode. Scott talks with journalist and author Trevor Aaronson about an article he published recently at The Intercept. The piece tells the story of Jason Fong, a young Chinese American who was targeted online by some undercover law enforcement officers and federal informants who attempted to persuade him to commit violent acts to further his beliefs. Aaronson lays out the details of Fong's story and argues that it is another example of federal law enforcement working to create and...

1/4/24 Matthew Hoh on the Lessons of Obama’s Afghanistan Betrayal

Download Episode. Matthew Hoh joined Scott on Antiwar Radio this week. They discussed Hoh’s experience waking up to the true nature of war while serving in the military. And they talk about his attempt to get Obama and the Democrats to end the wars in the Middle East just as they had promised to. Discussed on the show: The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam A Bright Shining Lie by David Halberstam  Matthew Hoh is associate director at the Eisenhower Media Network and formerly worked...

12/29/23 James R. Webb on the Problems with RFK Jr.’s Views on Gaza

Download Episode. Scott is joined by veteran, journalist and former RFK Jr. policy advisor James R. Webb to discuss his resignation from the campaign. Kennedy has thrown his support not only behind the state of Israel but behind their indiscriminate tactics in Gaza. Scott and Webb talk about why this is morally abhorrent as well as politically and strategically foolish. Discussed on the show: “Israel has waged one of this century’s most destructive wars in Gaza” (Washington Post) Jim Webb’s...

12/28/23 Jim Ostrowski on the Effort to Keep Trump Off the Ballot

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Jim Ostrowski of LibertyMovement.org to discuss the ongoing legal campaigns against Donald Trump. The news about Maine broke hours after recording, so Scott and Ostrowski focus on the ruling in Colorado. They also discuss some of the shortcomings of Trump’s first term. Discussed on the show: “How Trump Plans to Wield Power in 2025” (New York Times) “Houthis and Saudis Commit to New Ceasefire and Roadmap for Peace” (Antiwar.com) Jim Ostrowski is an author...

12/28/23 Robert A. Pape on Israel’s Major Strategic Mistake

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Robert A. Pape to discuss the dangerously flawed assumptions behind Israel’s strategy in Gaza and with the Palestinians more broadly. Scott and Pape talk about how these same mistakes have been made numerous times in recent decades by the United States and Russia, always with the same bad results. They also touch on the difficulties the Israeli government would encounter if it attempted to take full control of the West Bank. Discussed on the show: “Israel’s...

12/28/23 Roger Waters Talks About Gaza and Debuts His New Song, Under The Rubble

 Download Episode. Roger Waters returns to the show to discuss what’s happening in Gaza. Waters is horrified by what the Israeli government is doing. He explains why, presents how he thinks this needs to end and debuts his new song about the atrocities the people of Gaza are experiencing called Under the Rubble.  Discussed on the show: “My Heart is Heavy: To Whom It May Concern, Please STOP” (Palestine Chronicle) The General's Son by Miko Peled “Hamas Committed Documented Atrocities. But a...

12/21/23 Jeremy Hammond: Yes, What’s Happening in Gaza Is a Genocide

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Jeremy Hammond to talk about the war in Gaza. They discuss Israel’s strategy of making Gaza uninhabitable and look at the relevant history that has led to this moment. They also discuss the proper language to use when talking about the conflict. Hammond argues that what Israel is currently doing meets the definition of a genocide and that people shouldn’t shy away from using that word. Discussed on the show: Obstacles to Peace by Jeremy Hammond “Visualizing...

12/21/23 Angela McArdle on How the Libertarian Party is Opposing the War State

Download Episode. Libertarian Party Chair Angela McArdle returns to the show to talk about the upcoming antiwar rally and the broader antiwar strategy of the Party. She shares the plans in the works for a second Rage Against the War Machine rally in Washington DC early next year. They then talk about the importance of having the country’s biggest third party stay committed to a doctrine of strict noninterventionism and a willingness to work with any political faction to push back against the...

12/21/23 Kevin Gosztola on How and Why They Are Silencing Assange

Download Episode. Kevin Gosztola returns to the show to give an update on Julian Assange’s legal battle. He and Scott discuss the latest developments, reflect on what makes Assange such a hero and consider how his legal fight might end. Discussed on the show: Guilty of Journalism by Kevin Gosztola “Inside the CIA's secret war plans against WikiLeaks” (Yahoo News) Kevin Gosztola is the managing editor of Shadowproof. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, “Unauthorized Disclosure.”...

12/21/23 Nasser Arrabyee on the Risk of a New War in Yemen

Download Episode. Nasser Arrabyee returns to the show to talk about the dangerous situation developing in Yemen. He and Scott lay out the context. Arrabyee then gives an account of where things stand on the ground. The two then discuss the best and worst paths forward. Discussed on the show: “US to Review Terrorist Label for Houthis After Ship Seized” (Bloomberg) “Yemen peace plan at risk over Houthi attacks in shipping channels, says US” (The Guardian) Nasser Arrabyee is a Yemeni journalist...

12/21/23 Kit Klarenberg: The War in Ukraine Will End Like Afghanistan

Download Episode. Kit Klarenberg of The Grayzone was on Antiwar Radio to discuss the war in Ukraine. He and Scott talk about where the war stands right now and how the next phase will play out. They also discuss the ten-year anniversary of the 2014 coup. Discussed on the show: “Ukrainian trial demonstrates 2014 Maidan massacre was false flag” (The Grayzone) Kit Klarenberg is an investigative journalist exploring the role of intelligence services in shaping politics and perceptions. Follow him...

12/21/23 Ibra A Taher on Building an Antiwar Coalition in Oregon

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Ibra Taher, a Republican who has co-founded an antiwar coalition called Antiwar Oregon. The coalition has members from all over the political spectrum and is working to remove Oregon politicians who have been bad on the wars. He and Scott talk about the strategy and identify some of the challenges the coalition has faced. They also discuss the potential of the Defend the Guard movement. Discussed on the show: Antiwar Oregon Ibra A Taher is an activist and...

12/14/23 Jim Bovard on Washington’s Tyrannical Surveillance and Censorship of Americans

Download Episode. Jim Bovard returns to the show to discuss a pair of articles he published recently for the New York Post. The first digs into the sought-after expansion of Section 702, which would free up federal spies to surveil even more of our digital communications. They also talk about the exposure and fight against Washington’s efforts to censor the internet. Discussed on the show: “Congress wants to unleash federal spies at your hotel and coffee shop” (New York Post) “More nails in...

12/14/23 Sheldon Richman on the Long History of Jewish Anti-Zionism

Download Episode. Sheldon Richman joins the show to debunk the ridiculous conflation of anti-zionism with anti-semitism. He and Scott review the long history of Jewish opposition to the Zionist project. That leads them to today’s fights over free speech in relation to the war in Gaza. Discussed on the show: Coming to Palestine by Sheldon Richman “The Role of Zionism in the Holocaust” (True Torah Jews) “Israel Says Gaza Onslaught Will Continue ‘With or Without’ World Support” (Antiwar.com)...

12/14/23 Erik Sperling on Why the Saudi War in Yemen is Truly Over

Download Episode. Erik Sperling of Just Foreign Policy joins the show to talk about how the war in Gaza has affected the Saudi-Houthi conflict in Yemen. Sperling disagrees with some recent reports that the Houthi attacks on Israeli ships have put their peace plan with Saudi Arabia at risk. He and Scott discuss the geopolitical dynamics at play.  Discussed on the show: “Yemen peace plan at risk over Houthi attacks in shipping channels, says US” (The Guardian) Erik Sperling is the Executive...