Stephen Zunes talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick as they review the democratic uprisings in the Middle East and US foreign policy in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian impasse. Zunes teaches at San Francisco State University and writes for Foreign Policy in Focus and the Huffington Post.
Against the efforts of right-wing pundits and politicians to ridicule and delegitimize programs that help the least well-off among us, our Well-read Red Frann Michel cuts a wide, debunking swathe throught their noxious, weedy field of myths and deceptions. You can read this piece here.
Distracted by the sexual scandal involving its recently resigned leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn we may be distracted by the world-wide damage done by the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Tom Becker reads this piece from Alertnet by Nomi Prins, the title of which sums it up: "Dominique Strauss-Kahn Sits in Prison While the IMF Keeps Ravaging Entire Economies Every Day."
The Catholic Church commissioned a study to determine the cause of sexual abuse by priests of children and concluded that the 1960s and the sexual revolution are to blame. Our Old Moles Jan Haaken and Bill Resnick discuss the issue.