How does the State create the fear needed to justify its extreme security measures, and what does it cost us? Clayton Morgareidge comments on and reads from Tom Engelhardt's piece "The National Security State Cops a Feel" from the website of the American Empire Project. You can read this piece here, where you will find many links to related material.
The Most Dangerous Man in America is a documentary directed by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith. It explains what the Pentagon Papers were, traces how Daniel Ellsberg came to release them, and considers some of the consequences.
How has President Obama advanced the control of nuclear weapons after the Bush administration's failures to act? David Krieger is President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and the author of numerous books on nuclear weapons. He talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.
Open Lines: Callers share what's on their minds about Portland Police and politics.
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Host Marianne Barisonek interviews David Swanson about his new book War Is A Lie, in which he exposes the reality of why the U.S. is constantly at war. He addresses the web of lies, the taboo subjects, the false claims, and the mythic messages and lays waste to them. Your phone calls are welcome.
Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace discuss suicide among veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. They also feature an interview from the Talk Nation Radio show with 1st Infantryman Jeff Hanks who went AWOL to avoid redeployment to Afghanistan. Hanks had a panic attack at the airport when he was about to ship out for the Middle East again... he went AWOL to try to get mental health treatment. Hanks turned himself in shortly after the interview, and his efforts to get care have been mixed.