2001 Podcast Archive

15 december 2001 That day’s complete broadcast

The final hour.


8 December 2001 That day’s complete broadcast

  • This includes the first hour in which we talked with Denis Halliday, former United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, who resigned his post in protest over sanctions’ devastating impact on the Iraqi people. He was later nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The second hour

  • During the second hour we interviewed John Miller, Media & Outreach Coordinator at the East Timor Action Network, also joined us. John talked about the breaking news that President Ford and Henry Kissinger gave the “green light” to Indonesia on their legally problematic invasion of East Timor which would turn into one of the worst human holocausts of the twentieth century.

The final hour.

  • In our last hour we talked with Moscow Times columnist Chris Floyd who authors “The Global Eye” and Michael Ruppert who rights for his publication From the Wilderness. This interview begins toward the end of the previous hour.

1 December 2001 That day’s complete broadcast

  • This includes the first hour in which we talked with writer and filmmaker John Pilger. Pilger writes for the Guardian and the New Statesman and was one of three writers Ed Herman mentioned as doing exceptional work sine September 11th. The other two were Greg palast and the Independent’s Robert Fisk. We scheduled Fisk for our December 15th show but, unfortunately, the international phone call to Mr. Fisk did not go through.

The second hour

  • During the second hour we interviewed Tahmeena Faryal of the Revolutionary Women of Afghanistan.

The third hour.

  • During the third hour we talked with Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch, Justin Mossa of the Center for New Community, a group that monitors hate groups in the Midwest. We also spoke with Kathy Kelly of Voices in the Wilderness who gave us a live report from Voices’ march for peace. The protest included family members of those who died on September 11th.

The final hour.

  • In our last hour we talked with Dawn Plummer of Friends of the MST (the Brazilian Landless Reform Movement).

24 november 2001 The opening music for this week’s show is “Thank Christ for the Bomb” by the Groundhogs. That day’s complete broadcast

  • This includes the first hour in which we talked with London Guardian columnist Gregory Palast. This was Greg’s third appearance on our show. Just before this interview, Greg broke his story, “FBI and US Spy Agents say Bush Spiked bin laden Probes before 11 September” and had just written a follow-up to his “Theft of Democracy” series on the Bush-Gore debacle.

The second hour

  • During the second hour we interviewed Dan Lazare about his new book, “The Velvet Coup: the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the Decline of American Democracy

The third hour.

  • During the third hour we talked with Chalmers Johnson, the author of “Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire” and is an advisor to the Japan Policy Research Institute.. We also had a follow-up report about what happened at the prior week’s IMF/World Bank/G20 protest in Ottawa with Jamie Kneen of Global Democracy Ottawa and Mining Watch.

The final hour.

  • In our last hour we talked with Edward Herman, professor emeritus of finance at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the author of numerous books including “The Global Media: the New Missionaries of Global Capitalism” and he co-authored “Manufacturing Consent” with Noam Chomsky.

17 November 2001 That day’s complete broadcast

  • This week’s show was only one hour long, but it included a live interview from the IMF/World Bank/G20 summit in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with Tony Clarke, director and founder of the Polaris Institute. It was followed up by a live interview from Fort Benning, Georgia, home of the School of the Americas, during the twelfth annual protest against the school.. We talked with School of the Americas Watch media outreach director Eric LeCompte. Eric was on just a few weeks earlier when he was not allowed into Canada due to his political activism. Click here to go down to that interview.

10 November 2001 That day’s complete broadcast

  • This week’s show was only one hour long, but it included a live interview from the WTO ministerial meetings in Dohar, Qatar with Ziad Abdel Samad, executive director of the Arab NGO network for Development, a coalition of human rights, environmental, labor and other groups.

3 November 2001 That day’s complete broadcast


27 october 2001 That day’s complete broadcast

  • This morning’s broadcast was just one hour long and included an interview with Danny Muller of Voices in the Wilderness, a group that goes into Iraq to give medical aid despite the sanctions against that country. Danny lost a cousin and four friends in the World Trade Center disaster.

20 October 2001 That day’s complete broadcast

  • This includes the first hour in which we talked with Frida Berrigan, research associate at the World Policy Institute and author of the report, “Indonesia at the Crossroads: U.S. Weapons Sales and Military Training

The second hour

The third hour.

  • During the third hour we talked with Brooke Shelby Biggs Mother Jones writer article “Pipe Dreams” was a web exclusive on how “U.S. energy companies actively courted the Afghan regime.”

The final hour.

  • In our last hour we talked with Stan Goff, former U.S. special forces training instructor and author of the recent article, “The So-Called Evidence Is a Farce

13 October 2001 That day’s complete broadcast

  • This day’s broadcast was just one hour long and included interviews with Rahul Mahajan one of the writers for the amazing No War Collective, and Eric LeCompte. Eric was one of two School of the Americas Watch members who were held at the U.S.-Canada border for their group’s work. School of the Americas Watch informs folks in the United States school that trains “terrorists” found guilty of human rights abuses throughout Latin America.

6 October 2001 The opening music for this week’s show is something off the most recent Fugazi CD “Argument.” That day’s complete broadcast

  • This includes the first hour in which we talked with Phyllis and Orlando Rodriguez. The Rodriguez family lost their son in the World Trade Center Attack. Just like the guest from the earlier week, Matthew Lasar, who lost his Uncle Avram in the attack, the Rodriguez’s are skeptical of the Bush War plan.

The second hour

  • During the second hour we had a return visit from Howard Zinn.

The third hour.

  • During the third hour we talked with Jim Naureckas, editor of ‘Extra!’ the publication released by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, who discussed the media coverage of the events since September 11, and Jake Tapper, writer for Salon and host of CNN’s ‘Take Five,’ gave us the skinny on what’s happening on Capitol Hill.

The final hour.

  • In our last hour we talked with .Ray Raphael, author of “People’s History of the American Revolution

29 september 2001 That day’s complete broadcast

  • Our show was just one hour that week. In that hour we talked with Matthew Lasar who lost his uncle in the World Trade Center explosion. Despite Matthew’s loss, he is extremely skeptical of President Bush’s vaguely defined military reaction to the events of September 11. We also spoke with Joe Ferrara a member of the national board of the School of the Americas Watch. Mr Ferrara explained the United States government’s role in the training , exportation and harboring of terrorists.

22 September 2001 That day’s complete broadcast

  • This includes the first hour in which we talked with Howard Zinn and Edward Herman. Mr. Zinn is a historian and author of “The People’s History of the United States.” Mr. Herman is professor emeritus of finance at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the author of “The Myth of the Liberal Media” and “The Real Terror Network” and co-author with Noam Chomsky of “Manufacturing Consent.”.

The second hour

  • During the second hour we interviewed Bob Jensen. Mr. Jensen is author of the forthcoming book “Writing Dissent” and an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Jensen is among activists who are planning nationwide gatherings to protest the “war.”

The third hour.

  • During the third hour we heard the utterly amazing ranting of Michel Chossudovsky, professor of economics at the University of Ottawa and author of the book “The Globalization of Poverty” and the recent article “Who Is Osama Bin Laden?”

The final hour.

  • In our last hour we talked with Alice Slater, President of the Global Resource Action Center for the Environment.

15 September 2001 That day’s complete broadcast

  • This includes the first hour in which we were fortunate enough to have a return visit from Noam Chomsky. This is one of Noam’s very first interviews after the attacks of September 11. You can get to our first interview with Noam by clicking here.

The second hour

  • During the second hour we interviewed Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive, and Michael Albert, editor of Z Magazine.

The third hour.

  • During the third hour we talked with Danny Schechter of the MediaChannel and Stephen Zunes who is the Chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. Stephen is an expert on Middle Eastern affairs and if you click on his name you can find his writings at a group called Foreign Policy in Focus.

The final hour.

  • In our last hour we talked with David Gibbs, associate professor of political science at the University of Arizona, who gave us a summary of recent Afghanistan history.