We hear from the series Law and Disorder. Jonathan Hafetz, staff attorney of the ACLU, discusses the case of Ali Al-Marri and whether the President can declare legal residents, including American citizens, enemy combatants. And journalist Jeremy Scahill talks about "20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House."
Dennis Bernstein speaks with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern about Obama's decision to keep Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense and with Project Censored's Peter Phillips about his recent trip to Venezuela for the elections there.
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program has discussions of the collapsing economy, the politics of humor and irony in popular entertainment, and the situation in Afghanistan. To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, follow the links below.
This show also featured songs with words by Woody Guthrie, set to music by Billy Bragg. Unfortunately copyright limitations require us to limit the length of the clips available on the web. The album is Mermaid Avenue.
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.
On the Old Mole Variety Hour, film theorist Robert Samuels talks with Jan Haaken about the politics of comedy and irony in entertainment, as for example in Madagascar 2, Tropic Thunder, Religulous, and W. Bill Resnick and Economist Arthur McEwan discuss the spiraling economic crisis. And Clayton Morgareidge looks at the situation in Afghanistan in light of President-elect Obama’s policy to ramp up the war there.
Members of Northwest Vets for Peace interview Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End: the Iraq War in Context.
Michael Schwartz, professor of sociology and faculty director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, has written extensively on the war in Iraq at websites including TomDispatch, ZNet, Asia Times, and Mother Jones, and in numerous magazines, including Contexts, Against the Current, and Z Magazine.
The conflict in the Congo, in central Africa, continues to be one of the most violent and ongoing wars on the planet. With a new administration coming in, some Congolese activists see hope on the horizon.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Kambale Musavuli, a student in North Carolina active in the group Friends of the Congo, on the hope he has placed in the Obama presidency.