5/11/18 Ray McGovern on his arrest protesting Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing

Ray McGovern, co-founder of VIPS, joins Scott on the show to talk about his recent arrest for protesting Gina Haspel's CIA confirmation hearing. McGovern begins by sharing what he got up and said during his protest and what he saw and heard before being removed from Haspel's hearing. McGovern then discusses Haspel's record of torture and how she has escaped any accountability for her actions. McGovern's latest article is "Will A Torturer Become CIA Director?" You can read all of his work at...

5/9/18 Karen Greenberg on the history of the U.S. torture program and Gina Haspel’s involvement

Fordham University law professor Karen Greenberg joins Scott to discuss the history of the United States torture program. Greenberg makes the case that Haspel was just one cog in the wheel of the U.S. torture program and that a whole torture network was held completely unaccountable. She describes the earliest days of the U.S. torture program in the aftermath of 9/11 and how it exploded into the spotlight in the wake of the Abu Ghraib scandal. Read her latest article, "The hearings for Trump’s...

2/9/18 Andy Worthington on Trump’s plans for Guantanamo and the rehabilitation of George W. Bush

Investigative journalist Andy Worthington returns to the show to discuss the absurd rehabilitation of George W. Bush by the left. Worthington recalls the early days of the Bush-Cheney administration and the crimes committed at Guantanamo and the murder of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. Worthington then breaks down the various elements of the U.S. torture network and the long draw down of Guantanamo starting in the Bush days, but which has never reaching its conclusion. Finally Worthington...

10/13/17 Andy Worthington on the latest hunger strikes at Guantanamo

Author and director Andy Worthington returns to the show to discuss his latest article, "New York Times Finally Reports on Trump's Policy of Letting Guantanamo Hunger Strikers Die; Rest of Media Still Silent." Worthington details the legacy of hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay and explains that the U.S. is facing the awful decision whether they should they let prisoners starve themselves to death or use grotesque measures to force feed them to keep them alive. According to Worthington the...

9/15/17 John Kiriakou on blowing the whistle on the CIA torture network

Famed whistleblower John Kiriakou, the former chief of counter-terrorism operations in Pakistan, returns to the show to discuss his latest book on Abu Zubaydah "The Convenient Terrorist" which he co-authored with Guantanamo whistleblower Joseph Hickman. Kiriakou retells his history at the CIA and explains why the crux of the Abu Zubaydah saga were Zubaydah's lies about supposed ties between al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, which helped the U.S. spin the lies that led to the Iraq War. Kiriakou...

The Antiwar Comic: War Crimes Paradox

Bradley Manning is getting a push these days with the trial heating up.  (Although, who really knows what's going on when they won't let the crowd-funded stenographer in.) Let's all hope Bradley goes free.  If not after this trial, maybe he'll get pardoned after the next presidential election. For more comics visit:

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The Deafness Before the Storm

The Persecution of John Kiriakou

Why is Georgia Secretly Giving Student Test Scores to Military Recruiters?

Israeli Leader Sharpens Call on U.S. to Set Limits on Iran

How We Became Israel

Remember When Obama Thought the FISA Amendments Act Was Imperfect?