Podcast for Saturday, April 29, 2006 Shows

  • Michael Klare analyzed the Bush administration’s policy toward China in the TomDispatch.com piece "Containing China." Michael is a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College and the author of last year’s "Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum (Owl Books). Michael is the director of Peace and World Security Studies (http://pawss.hampshire.edu/) for the Five College Consortium of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
  • Aziz Huq considered our rights in a time of ‘terror’ in his TomPaine.com piece, "Distracted By Moussaoui." Aziz argues that the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui raises disturbing questions�the least of which involve his alleged role in 9/11. We also hope to discuss Jose Padilla, wiretapping, counterterrorim and accountability. Aziz is associate counsel to the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. Aziz previously clerked for the US Supreme Court and the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • live from Beirut, internationally syndicated political columnist and author Rami Khouri returned to This is Hell to discuss his recent writing including his Wednesday column, "Understanding Islamists: Hold on to Your Pants." Rami is a Palestinian- Jordanian and US citizen whose family resides in Beirut, Amman, and Nazareth. He is editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper, published throughout the Middle East with the International Herald Tribune.
  • Chris Kutalik, co-director and editor of Detroit-based Labor Notes, who wrote the piece posted at Monthly Review’s web site, “As Crisis Deepens: Is a Comeback for Labor in the Cards?‘ in which Chris looked back at the changes in the US labor movement over the last year.