Podcast for Saturday, December 13, 2008 Shows

Lew Daly is a senior fellow of Demos and the author of God and the Welfare State. Lew is co-author of the new book, “Unjust Desserts: How the Rich are Taking our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take it Back” (New Press). Steven Kinzer, author of “Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii Read more

Podcast for Saturday, August 23, 2008 Shows

Barbara Crossette wrote the article “After Musharraf” for The Nation this week. Barbara is a former foreign correspondent for the New York Times, was South Asia bureau chief from 1988 to 1991 and UN bureau chief from 1994 to 2001. James K. Galbraith, author of the new book, “The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Read more

Podcast for Saturday, August 2, 2008 Shows

Christian Parenti returned to This is Hell! Christian is the author of, most recently, “The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq” (New Press). This week, he wrote the Nation piece, “Class Struggle in the New China.” Peter Rogers who wrote the Scientific American article, “Facing the Freshwater Crisis.” Peter argues that, “As demand for Read more

Podcast for Saturday, April 5, 2008 Shows

Haifa Zangana, author of “City Of Widows: An Iraqi Woman’s Account of War and Resistance” (Seven Stories). Haifa was a prisoner of Saddam Hussein’s regime. She is a weekly columnist at al-Quds newspaper and a commentator for The Guardian, Red Pepper and al-Ahram Weekly. Gary Brecher writes the War Nerd column at eXile.ru. Gary’s first Read more

Podcast for Saturday, December 8, 2007 Shows

Maurice Carney is the Executive Director of Friends of the Congo, which “was established at the behest of Congolese human rights and grassroots institutions in 2004, to work together to bring about peaceful and lasting change in the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire. The Friends of the Congo is led by people of African Read more

Podcast for Saturday, June 9, 2007 Shows

Robert Dreyfuss (http://www.robertdreyfuss.com) is Rolling Stone’s national security correspondent, and the author of "Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam." Robert’s work also appears in The American Prospect, The Nation, Mother Jones, and the Washington Monthly. We talked with Robert about his piece at TomDisppatch, "Financing the Imperial Armed Forces." Neil Watkins, Read more

Podcast for Saturday, May 26, 2007 Shows

journalist Spencer Ackerman is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect and a national security correspondent for The Washington Monthly. Spnencer’s piece, "Training Iraq’s Death Squads," ran at The Nation’s web site. Greg Palast returned because everyone’s emailing us his article, "The Goods on Goodling and the Keys to the Kingdom," and an interview Greg Read more

Podcast for Saturday, April 14, 2007 Shows

Ben Dangl, author of "The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia." (AK Press) Ben is an editor and writer at both Upside Down World (http://upsidedownworld.org/) and TowardsFreedom.com (http://www.towardfreedom.com/home/).Read an excerpt from Ben’s book re-titled, "The U.S. ‘War on Drugs’ Is an Assault on South America�s Poorest" at AlterNet. live in the Read more

Podcast for Saturday, February 17, 2007 Shows

Thant Myint-U, a former fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, is the author of "The River of Lost Footsteps: Histories of Burma" (Longitude Books). Thant worked on Burma issues for Human Rights Watch and the US Committee for Refugees. He is the grandson of former UN Secretary-General U Thant and is a former UN peacekeeper himself. Read more

Podcast for Saturday, September 30, 2006 Shows

Jon Wiener returns to talk about his book, "Gimme Some Truth: the John Lennon FBI Files," (http://www.LennonFBIfiles.com/) which are the basis for he new movie, "The US versus John Lennon." Jon was on a few weeks ago to discuss the Chicago Eight and his book, "Conspiracy on the Streets." Jon’s Freedom of Information Act case, Read more

Podcast for Saturday, August 5, 2006 Shows

live from Beirut, Mitchell Prothero is on assignment for US News and World Report in Lebanon. Mitchell writes the "Lebanon Journal" report for US News. His most recent post is entitled, "Scenes from a war zone." Salon.com also posts Mitchell’s work. His most recent post there is entitled, "The ‘hiding among civilians’ myth." You can Read more

Podcast for Saturday, May 27, 2006 Shows

journalist Patrick Cockburn Middle East correspondent since 1978 for the Independent. Patrick is the author of this October’s "’The Occupation: War, Resistance and Daily Life in Iraq" (Verso Books). He was awarded the 2005 Martha Gellhorn prize for war reporting in recognition of his writing on Iraq. Patrick was one of the few journalists to Read more