Joe Clement hosts this show which deals with the global US national security state; the successful outcomes of the California prison system hunger strike, labor struggles in a Star Trek ("Deep Space Nine") episode; and the recent movie Hope Springs.
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Inmates in California's high security prisons went on a well-organized hunger strike last summer to protest the massive use of solitary confinement, as The Left & the Law reported in July. Today Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken discuss the several positive outcomes of that strike in terms of demands met by the authorities. Photo by Cinabrio Blog.
10:40 minutes (6.11 MB)
We are being reminded daily these days of the size and scope of US power around the world: seven or eight hundred military bases, surveillance of everyone everywhere, and air strikes anywhere from drones in the sky. Here Bill Resnick and Bill Smalldone discuss the continuing growth of the national security state. Bill Smalldone teaches history at Willamette University and is the author of several books. He recommends this piece by Tom Englehardt, and books by Chalmers Johnson. 14:54 minutes (8.52 MB)