Podcast for Saturday, February 18, 2006 Shows

  • Andrew Bacevich, author of "The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced By War," (http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/HistoryOther/MilitaryHistory/?view=usa&ci=0195173384) and professor of international relations at Boston University specializing in American Diplomatic and Military History, US Foreign Policy, Security Studies. Andrew is a graduate of West Point.
  • Michael Dawson, John D. MacArthur Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago will discuss his study "2005 Racial Attitudes and the Katrina Disaster" (http://tinyurl.com/dofdu).
  • Cindy Sheehan who lost her son, Army Specialist Casey Austin Sheehan, in an ambush in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad on April 4, 2004. As the reasons for going to war were debunked, Cindy began her antiwar campaign. Since then, Cindy has founded Gold Star Families For Peace (http://www.gsfp.org/), which represents "families of soldiers who have died as a result of war and are now organizing to be a positive force in our world to bring our country’s sons and daughters home from Iraq, to minimize the ‘human cost’ of this war, and to prevent other families from the pain we are feeling as the result of our losses." Cindy is the author of "Not One More Mother’s Child" (Koa Books).
  • live from the Occupied Territories, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, Palestinian democracy activist. He was a candidate for the presidency of the Palestinian National Authority in 2005, finishing second to Mahmoud Abbas. Mustafa was detained in January while campaigning in the Arab quarter of east Jerusalem and was taken for questioning to a local police station. In January, Mustafa was elected to Palestine’s Parliament, heading the Independent Palestine party as he heads the main component of that party, the Palestinian National Initiative. Independent Palestine promises to fight corruption and nepotism, to demand the dismantling of the Israeli West Bank barrier, and to provide "a truly democratic and independent ‘third way’ for the large majority of silent and unrepresented Palestinian voters, who favor neither the autocracy and corruption of the governing Fatah party, nor the fundamentalism of Hamas."
  • and live from Haiti, we’ll get an update from independent journalist and filmmaker Kevin Pina who is also an Associate Editor of the Black Commentator (http://www.blackcommentator.com). Kevin is founder of Haiti Information Project (http://www.teledyol.net/HIP/about.html).