Host Will Seaman speaks with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies about the upcoming 8th anniversary of the war in Iraq, the continuing occupation of Iraq, President Barack Obama's foreign policy and the uprisings in Middle Eastern countries.
In the wake of the US Helecopter gunship killing of nine Afghan boys gathering wood protests have erupted in their village of Nanglam and in the capital Kabul. Protesters carried signs saying " Death, death to America". The real cost of the U.S. war on Afghanistan is incalculable according to peace activist Kathy Kelly. Even corrupt Afghan President Karzai called the American apology “not enough”. Tune in for the human cost of the War in Afghanistan.
Theresa Mitchell with the "new you're not supposed to know." Kadafy blames protests in Libya on Al Queda, Gov. Walker in Wisconsin shows himself to be lickspittle for the bankster class. British judge rules Julian Assange to be deported to Sweden. U.S. preparing "full range of options" for oil-rich Libya, including unspecified unilateral action -- bombing? The Blue Heron paper plant closed down -- recycling won't happen there in Oregon City. Lots of people lose jobs -- Chinese are breaking the American recyling plants by setting lower prices -- this doesn't need to happen. But coupled with Big Pipe -- we may someday be swimming and fishing in the Willamette River! Billions hidden in offshore banks. A billion is a LOT of money.
Last week, 45 people were arrested in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, for watching a video on the uprising in Egypt. They were charged with treason and were tortured by government personnel. One of the detainees was pushed out of a second floor window resulting in a broken leg. Some of the detainees are HIV positive and in need of their life-saving medicine. All have been denied access to medical treatment, lawyers and proper meals.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with writer, reporter, photographer and humanitarian Ann Jones about her article "In Afghanistan, a Woman's Place Is at the Peace Table," which says "Let women play a bigger role in the country's affairs and see what happens to the peace process."