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War & Peace

A Deeper Look on 07/08/10

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A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 07/08/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Interview; Andy Worthington on Guantanamo

Guantanamo Bay Prison, Now and the Future

Still open for business, still holding Prisoners, holding Military Tribunals in new 12 million dollar courtrooms. In May they banned four experienced journalists from covering hearings in the Omar Khadr trial. Congress continues to try to stop the island base's Closure.

Join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guest journalist, film producer and author of The Guantanamo Files, Andy Worthington. Get the news regarding Guantanamo, the prisoners there and the movement to close the infamous interrogation and detention center.

Voices from the Edge on 07-01-2010

program date: 
Thu, 07/01/2010

Dave Mazza talks with Justice Betty Roberts, the first woman to serve on Oregon's supreme court, about the Kagan nominations hearings and about her newly released memoir "With Grit and By Grace."

About the program…

55:19 minutes (50.65 MB)

npr mind control, talk of attacking Iran, AND interview with Poet Walt Curtis

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Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 07/01/2010

 Theresa Mitchell with the news "you're not supposed to know" interviews poet Walt Curtis about Portland's declaration of Walt Curtis Week and events to support the poet.  Theresa also takes a look at npr portrayals the Afghanistan invasion, and the  possibility and consequences of an Israeli attack on Iran. See more at Theresa's blog:  http://kboo.fm/node/22376

24:35 minutes (11.25 MB)

Tom Engelhardt on drones and U.S. detachment from war

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Fight the Empire
program date: 
Thu, 07/01/2010
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Tom Engelhardt, creator of TomDispatch.com, who's just authored the book The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s. They discuss this and Engelhardt's recent article, "America Detached from War: Bush’s Pilotless Dream, Smoking Drones, and Other Strange Tales from the Crypt."
www.tomdispatch.com/post/175265/tomgram%3A_engelhardt,_the_perfect_american_weapon/
27:57 minutes (12.8 MB)

Fight the Empire on 07/01/10

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Program: 
Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 07/01/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Tom Engelhardt on Drones

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Tom Engelhardt, creator of TomDispatch.com. They discuss Engelhardt's recent article, "America Detached from War Bush’s Pilotless Dream, Smoking Drones, and Other Strange Tales from the Crypt."

www.tomdispatch.com/post/175265/tomgram%3A_engelhardt,_the_perfect_american_weapon/

press**watch: npr mind control

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Here's some typical reporting from NPR about the war in Afghanistan. Note the use of the word “counterinsurgency” and the concern over whether a certain strategy will “succeed,” that is, whether it will subject Afghans to the will of the Pentagon.

June 30, 2010

Gen. David Petraeus' nomination as top U.S. commander in Afghanistan comes at a critical time. June has been the deadliest month for the U.S.-led coalition in the nearly nine-year-old war: More than 90 foreign troops have been killed.

Alternative Radio on 07/20/10

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Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/20/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Myths, Empire & the Middle East (lecture)

 Richard Becker - Myths, Empire & the Middle East (lecture)
Richard Becker is a writer and commentator on Middle East affairs and has visited the region on numerous occasions. He is the author of "Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire."

Press**Watch: Castro war warning

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I'll be back broadcasting this Thursday; I've been following the naval buildups versus Tehran and Pyongyang.  The war rhetoric is cranking up as well.  With the hurricane season threatening to wash oil all over the US Gulf Coast, the oligarchy is no doubt crying for a diversion. 

 

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