Will Grigg

American Fascism


William Norman Grigg, publisher of TheRightSource, and author of the blog Pro-Libertate, discusses America’s descent into an authoritarian fascist state, our current system’s similarity to the way things are in China and Cuba (executions, slave labor, new prisons in waiting, etc.), the Prison-Industrial-Complex, the economics of the corporate warfare/police state, its origins in the Civil and Indian wars, the solution of laissez faire, the militarization of domestic police, the American civic religion of force that makes it all possible and the push for a North American Union.

MP3 here. (46:45)

William Norman Grigg writes the Pro Libertate blog and is the founder and editor of The Right Source.

Wayne White

Marching Toward War With Iran


Wayne White, former Deputy Director of the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research Office of Analysis for the Near East and South Asia and Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute, discusses America’s march to war with Iran, Secretary Rice’s enabling of Cheney’s plot, the ratcheting up of the propaganda campaign, his belief that Iran indeed does have a nuclear weapons program, but has no intent to use them once acquired, his predictions for the massive crisis that will take place, the bad news for anyone thinking they’re actually going to mount a land invasion of Persia, the recent report by British scholars saying that plans include hitting as many as 10,000 targets, the opposition of the Joint Chiefs, the weakness of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s real authority in Iran, the EFPs and whether or not they come from Iran, Sadr and Hakim’s relations with Iran, Obama and Hillary’s threats against Pakistan and severe consequences of messing around over there, the empowering of al Qaeda that would take place in the event of war in Iran, the warping of American policy around the interests of the state of Israel and the fact that American support for Israel motivated the 9/11 plotters and pilots and creates hatred for the United States among regular people around the world every day.

MP3 here. (49:17)

Wayne White most recently served as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research Office of Analysis for the Near East and South Asia. White also served as principal Iraq analyst and head of INR/NESA’s Iraq team from 2003 to 2005. He was Chief of INR’s Maghreb, Arabian Penninsula, Iran and Iraq division and State Department representative to NATO Middle East working groups from 1990 to 2002.

Mr. White served as Political Officer at the US interest section in Baghdad in 1983.

From 1978-1979, Mr. White served as a US Sinai Field Mission peacekeeper. White joined INR/NESA in 1979 as editor of INR’s Arab-Israeli Situation Report, and as an analyst for Iraq. He then served as Senior Analyst for Syria and head of NESA’s Lebanon Crisis Team.

White has traveled extensively in West Africa, North Africa, the Levant, Iraq and the Gulf. He has received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award five times, INR Analyst of the Year, and National Intelligence Medal for Outstanding Achievement and the Secretary’s Career Achievement Award.

A Philadelphia native, White has a BA and an MA in Middle East history from Penn State University.

Patrick Cockburn

The Iraqi Disaster They Call Success


Patrick Cockburn, discusses “The Surge: A Special Report” which he wrote for the Independent, where he is Middle East correspondent: the split between the Sadr and Hakim factions; American propaganda that Iran is behind Sadr and the Mahdi Army and the “new” EFP bombs; the widespread humanitarian catastrophe; the occupation and sectarian war it has created; divisions in Kurdistan; the crisis in Kirkuk; predictions in the event of an eventual withdrawal; the redirection toward the Sunni insurgency; the unimportance of Allawi, Maliki or anyone else America installs in power; the danger to U.S. soldiers in Iraq if Cheney bombs Iran and predictions for the short and long term.

MP3 here.

Patrick Cockburn is the author of The Occupation: War, resistance and daily life in Iraq, a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for best non-fiction book of 2006.

Gareth Porter

Iran: Imperialist/Israeli War, Reasons: Lies


Historian and journalist Gareth Porter, discusses the Israeli government, Israeli Lobby and neoconservative’s responsibility for pushing the United States toward war with Iran since 2002, split opinions in the run-up to war with Iraq, the neocons recently announced upcoming propaganda push and the scoop that he can prove the Cheney regime has known since before they started lying about it that the Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFPs) are made in Iraq by Iraqis not by Iran trying to start a war with us.

MP3 here.

Gareth Porter is an independent historian and foreign policy analyst. He is also a Foreign Policy In Focus scholar. His book, Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, is published in May 2005 by University of California Press.

Juan Cole

Bush Emulates Napoleon’s Failure


Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan and proprietor of the blog Informed Comment and author of the new book Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East, discusses the likelihood of war with Iran, Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt and the similarity to the policy of the neo-Jacobin George W. Bush, the abject failure of the “surge,” Ahmadinejad’s statement that he wished the Israeli government would fall one day, and the push in DC for an Allawi coup.

MP3 here. (19:06)

Juan R. I. Cole is Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively about modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian Gulf, and South Asia. His most recent book is Sacred Space and Holy War. His blog, Informed Comment, is a widely read source for Middle East news and commentary.

Scott Horton

Law Broken – No Comment


The Other Scott Horton (no relation), international human rights lawyer, heroic crusader against the American government’s use of torture and author of the renowned No Comment blog at the Harper’s magazine Website, explains how the Bush/Cheney administration continues to fight for their right to torture people, the roles played by former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and likely replacement Michael Chertoff in crafting U.S. torture policy, the overall politicization of the Justice Department, the U.S. Attorney scandal and bogus prosecutions of political opponents, NSA/AT&T wiretaps and the “State’s Secrets Privilege,” the Stab in Maliki’s back in Iraq, preparations for war with the Iranians and the legal framework being set up in order for the government to torture them too.

MP3 here. (47:24)

Scott Horton is a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine and pens the blog No Comment. A New York attorney known for his work in emerging markets and international law, especially human rights law and the law of armed conflict, Horton lectures at Columbia Law School. A life-long human rights advocate, Scott served as counsel to Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner, among other activists in the former Soviet Union. He is a co-founder of the American University in Central Asia, and has been involved in some of the most significant foreign investment projects in the Central Eurasian region. Scott recently led a number of studies of abuse issues associated with the conduct of the war on terror for the New York City Bar Association, where he has chaired several committees, including, most recently, the Committee on International Law. He is also a member of the board of the National Institute of Military Justice, the Andrei Sakharov Foundation, the EurasiaGroup and the American Branch of the International Law Association.

Ray McGovern

Hope the Generals Refuse Their Orders

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Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discusses the likelihood of war with Iran and his hope that the US military would simply refuse, the Democrats refusal to check the President’s war powers since pleasing the Israel Lobby is more important to her than stopping another aggressive war, the fact that the CIA says Iran is years away from the ability to make a nuclear weapon, the fact that the CIA knew for certain that Iraq had no weapons before the war, why they invaded, and how to withdraw from Iraq.

MP3 here. (41:05)

Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years – from the John F. Kennedy administration to that of George H. W. Bush. He is a co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.

Doug Bandow

Giuliani is Crazy, Unqualified


Doug Bandow, policy analyst and author of Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire, discusses the dangerous vision of Rudy “I was there that day” Giuliani as described in his recent Foreign Affairs article.

MP3 here. (20:51)

Doug Bandow is a Washington-based political writer and policy analyst and a member of the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy. He served as a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and as a senior policy analyst in the 1980 Reagan for President campaign.

He has been widely published in leading newspapers and periodicals and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows. He has written and edited several books, including Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire (Xulon Press), The Korean Conundrum: America’s Troubled Relations with North and South Korea (Palgrave/Macmillan, coauthor), Tripwire: Korea and U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changed World (Cato), Perpetuating Poverty: The World Bank, the IMF, and the Developing World (Cato, coeditor), and Military Manpower and Human Resources (National Defense University). His latest book is Foreign Follies (Xulon Press).

Michael Isikoff

Government Intelligence?


Michael Isikoff, Newsweek investigative correspondent and author of Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War, discusses the new CIA Inspector General report about their failures in the lead up to 9/11, infighting with the DIA and FBI, etc., the consensus in DC on changing Iraqi viceroys back to Iyad Allawi and the parallels to the Diem coup,the coming bogus Petraus report.

MP3 here. (12:23)

Michael Isikoff joined Newsweek as an investigative correspondent in June 1994. He has covered the Whitewater scandal, the Oklahoma City bombing, campaign finance abuses, presidential politics and other national issues. He has been a news analyst for MSNBC and a frequent guest on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” PBS’s “Charlie Rose,” and nationally-syndicated radio talk shows.

Dahr Jamail


Dahr Jamail, unembedded independent journalist now back in the U.S., discusses the absolute humanitarian catastrophe that the U.S. has created in Iraq, the fact that all the propaganda about the surge is “working,” is a bunch of lies, increasing casualty rates for the American soldiers, compares the recent redirection toward the Sunni insurgency to an earlier plan which failed in Fallujah in the spring and summer of 2004 and measures the fate of Nouri al-Malaki’s government in the face of the proposed Allawi coup.

MP3 here. (16:29)

In late 2003, Weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people and US soldiers, Dahr Jamail went to Iraq to report on the war himself.

His dispatches were quickly recognized as an important media resource. He is now writing for the Inter Press Service, The Asia Times and many other outlets. His reports have also been published with The Nation, The Sunday Herald, Islam Online, the Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, and the Independent to name just a few. Dahr’s dispatches and hard news stories have been translated into French, Polish, German, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and Turkish. On radio as well as television, Dahr reports for Democracy Now!, the BBC, and numerous other stations around the globe. Dahr is also special correspondent for Flashpoints.

Dahr has spent a total of 8 months in occupied Iraq as one of only a few independent US journalists in the country. In the MidEast, Dahr has also has reported from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. Dahr uses the DahrJamailIraq.com website and his popular mailing list to disseminate his dispatches.

Corbett Edge O’Meara

Government Persecutes Detroit 4 Defense Witness


Corbett Edge O’Meara, a defense attorney from Detroit, discusses the horrendous persecution of his client, Omar Shishani, for testifying for the defense in the bogus case of the “Detroit Sleeper Cell.”

MP3 here. (21:54)

Corbett Edge O’Meara is an attorney in Detroit.

Warren Richey

Padilla Not Proven Guilty, Convicted Anyway


Warren Richey, reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, discusses the case against Jose Padilla, the state’s inability to prove the extent of his involvement with al Qaeda and the broad conditions under which the government will now detain an American citizen without trial.

MP3 here. (41:26)

Warren Richey is a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor.

Lew Rockwell

Central Banking, Inflation and Empire


Lew Rockwell, founder and president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, discusses the corruption of the modern conservative movement, the detrimental effects the Federal Reserve System has on the economy, and how it perpetuates the warfare/welfare state.

MP3 here. (40:34)

More here.

Lew Rockwell is the founder and President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, Vice President of the Center for Libertarian Studies in Burlingame, California, and publisher of the political Web site LewRockwell.com. He served as Ron Paul’s congressional chief of staff between 1978 and 1982.

Gareth Porter

Really Debunking the War Party’s Lies About Iran


Gareth Porter, historian and reporter for IPS News, explains how the American occupation only exacerbates the situation in the Iraq, how local Sunnis have always been better equipped than the U.S. to handle al Qaeda in Iraq and debunks the administration’s propaganda about Iran in Iraq.

MP3 here. (42:21)

Gareth Porter is an independent historian and foreign policy analyst. He is also a Foreign Policy In Focus scholar. His book, Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, is published in May 2005 by University of California Press.

Rep. Ron Paul

Republic or Empire? Easy Choice


Presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul M.D. discusses the economic consequences of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the scars of PTSD and the administration’s betrayal of wounded veterans, how nice it would be if the War Party had to clean up the DU, why the U.S. should withdraw from Iraq as soon as physically possible, the role of the Military-Industrial-Complex in determining foreign policy, the likelihood and possible consequences of war with Iran for our troops in Iraq, our economy, and our liberty, why all the tax money spent militarily “securing” recourses is being wasted due to a mistaken and outdated mercantilist understanding of economics, the failure of the Congressional Democrats to check the war powers of the president, why U.S. intervention on behalf of Israel is bad for us, bad for them and bad for their neighbors, America’s deteriorating relationship with Russia and China and why the U.S. government should stay out of Darfur.

MP3 here. (29:55)

(All my previous interviews of Dr. Paul here and here.)

Dr. Ron Paul is a Republican member of Congress from Texas and candidate for President of the United States.

James Bovard

Rule of Law Dies, America Yawns


James Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses the Padilla case, torture by the Bush regime and the capacity of the general public to overlook the evidence.

MP3 here . (34:45)

James Bovard serves as a policy advisor to The Future of Freedom Foundation and is a frequent contributor to Playboy, American Spectator, and Investor’s Business Daily. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reader’s Digest, New Republic, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Newsweek.

Carah Ong


Carah Ong, Iran Policy Analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, discusses the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Senate’s recent call for them to be reclassified as a terrorist group, the Iranian peace offer of 2003, and some of the likely economic implications of a war against Iran.

MP3 here. (13:14)

Carah Ong is the Iran Policy Analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation.

Stu Bykofsky

Does America Need Another 9/11?


Stu Bykofsky, a writer for the Philadelphia Daily News discusses the ideas in his article “To save America, we need another 9/11” (which he has clarified).My apologies to Stu for Hannitizing him after promising not to.

MP3 here. (18:08)

Transcript here.

Stu Bykofsky has been a columnist with the Philadelphia Daily News since 1987. Prior to the column, his assignments included theater critic, TV critic, copy editor, general assignment features reporter. A native of New York City, Stu has won numerous public service and journalism awards. His professional affiliations include the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and Philadelphia’s Pen and Pencil Club. He supports civil-rights, human-rights and animal causes. He is married.

Mikey Weinstein

American Talibs Indoctrinating US Troops


Mikey Weinstein, former Reagan White House counsel, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and author of the book, With God On Our Side: One Man’s War Against an Evangelical Coup in America’s Military discusses the American Taliban takeover the Armed Services and the I.G.’s newest whitewash.

MP3 here. (15:37)

Mikey Weinstein is an attorney and businessman who served 10 years’ active duty as an Air Force Judge Advocate (JAG) at military installations from California to Washington, D.C. The former federal prosecutor spent three years in the Reagan White House and served as the Air Force’s first Chief of Telecommunications and Information Systems Procurement Law.Mikey’s family has deep and distinguished military-academy roots spanning nearly 60 years: His father is a Naval Academy graduate; and Mikey, his brother-in-law, eldest son and daughter-in-law are all graduates of the Air Force Academy (from where his youngest son is scheduled to graduate in 2007). Mikey and his wife of almost three decades, Bonnie, reside in Albuquerque, N.M.

Charlie Savage

Big Brother Surveillance State Being Set Up Around You Now


Charlie Savage, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the Boston Globe discusses his recent article, “U.S. Doles Out Millions for Street Cameras.”

MP3 here. (15:16)

Charlie Savage, a reporter for The Boston Globe’s Washington, D.C., bureau, was awarded a 2007 Pulitzer Prize for his work on presidential signing statements. His is the author of the forthcoming Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy (to be released in September).

Scott Kohlhass

War Czar Floats Conscription Plans


Scott Kohlhass, former chair of the Libertarian Party of Alaska and founder of DraftResistance.org, discusses War Czar Lute’s trial balloon about reviving conscription and explains how Selective “Service” is unknowingly enlisting individuals in over half of the American States.

MP3 here. (28:28)

Scott Kohlhaas is former Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Alaska, and founder of DraftResistance.org.

Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Who’s Arming and Fighting Who in Iraq?


Los Angeles Times reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske discusses the U.S. military’s deal with the Sunni insurgency and whether or not Iran is responsible for backing the Shi’ite groups using the new EFP roadside bombs against American forces.

MP3 here. (21:13)

Molly Hennessy-Fiske is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

Anthony Weller

Nuking Nagasaki: Censored Dispatches Discovered


Author and musician Anthony Weller discusses First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War, the lost articles of his father, Pulitzer Prize winner George Weller, the first American into Nagasaki just a month after the bombing. His stories contained information about the actual effects of nuclear war, “Disease X” – radiation sickness – and the governments unwillingness to provide any type of medical care for its victims. Weller also opened one of the largest of the POW camps, and reported the conditions there.

MP3 here. (42:55)

Born in 1957, Anthony Weller is both a writer (novelist, poet, and journalist) and a musician (jazz & classical guitarist, composer).

Anthony Gregory

Libertarianism and War


Anthony Gregory discusses how war destroys liberty rather than protects it and American foreign interventions since World War I have only set up for the next one.

MP3 here. (34:30)

Anthony Gregory is a research analyst at the Independent Institute, a public policy research organization that analyzes government policy and suggests nonpartisan, peaceful, free-market solutions to today’s social and political ills. He is also a policy advisor to The Future of Freedom Foundation, a guest editor for Strike the Root, and a columnist for LewRockwell.com.

Gareth Porter

US Still Backs Iran in Iraq, Now Sunni Insurgents Too


Historian and journalist Gareth Porter discusses the reasoning behind the government’s lies that Iran has been supplying the bombs that are killing G.I.s in Iraq, the likely consequences of backing the Iran factions, SCIRI and Dawa even as the U.S. gives up fighting the Sunni insurgents and have begun to arm them.

MP3 here. (32:54)

Gareth Porter was co-director of the Indochina Resource Center, an antiwar lobbying organization in Washington, DC, from 1974 to 1976. He has written about negotiated settlements of wars in Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Philippines and is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. He is a reporter for IPS News and writes regularly for the American Prospect.

Raymond Offenheiser


Raymond Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America, discusses the new report “Rising to the Humanitarian Challenge in Iraq,” the catastrophe that the American invasion of Iraq has caused and his view of what should be done about it.

MP3 here.

Raymond C. Offenheiser is the president of Oxfam America, a non-profit international development and relief agency and the U.S. affiliate of Oxfam International. Oxfam works to end global poverty through saving lives, strengthening communities, and campaigning for change. Since Mr. Offenheiser joined Boston-based Oxfam America in 1995, the organization has grown more than fourfold in size and has positioned itself as an expert on international development and global trade.

James Ridgeway

In Search of John Doe 2: Feds Lied About The OKC Bombing


James Ridgeway, DC bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine, discusses his new article, “In Search of John Doe No. 2: The Story the Feds Never Told About the Oklahoma City Bombing;” the ordeal of Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue and his brother Kenneth, who was tortured and murdered by government agents in his Oklahoma prison cell in a case of mistaken identity – they thought he was Richard Guthrie (likely one of the many neo-Nazi “John Does” involved in the Oklahoma City bombing), the Treasury and Justice Department informants inside the plot, complicity by the media and Congress in the cover-up, the DoJ’s prosecution of their own best witness in order to obstruct justice in the McVeigh and Nichols trials, and the possible role of former German army officer Andreas Strassmeir.

MP3 here.

James Ridgeway is Mother Jones’ Washington bureau chief. A longtime Washington correspondent for the Village Voice, Ridgeway helped launch the modern muckraking era when he revealed that General Motors had hired private eyes to spy on a then-obscure consumer advocate named Ralph Nader. The expose prompted hearings on Capitol Hill (in which G.M. President James Roche was eventually forced to apologize to Nader) and made Nader’s book, “Unsafe at Any Speed,” a bestseller.

Ridgeway has written 16 books, including 2005’s “The Five Unanswered Questions About 9/11.” His broad-based national reporting has appeared in publications ranging from Harper’s to The Economist and the New York Times Magazine. He is known for his writing on the American right wing, from the mainstream conservative movement to the far right. He has also reported many international stories, including the coup in Haiti and the democratic revolution in Eastern Europe. Ridgeway co-directed “Blood in the Face,” a companion film to his book by the same name, as well as “Feed,” a documentary on the 1992 presidential campaign. Recently he launched Ridgewayng.com, a web site for short news videos.

See Also: Jesse Trentadue and Mother Jones’ document stash.

The Secret Life of Bill Clinton by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Scott’s Complete OKC soundbite file.

Scott’s 4 interviews of recently deceased investigative reporter J.D. Cash here.)

Bruce Fein

Life, Liberty, Property on the Ropes, The Constitution in Exile


Former Reagan Lawyer: New Executive Order So Broad Even Senator Clinton’s Property Could Be Seized Over Iraq Policy Questions.

On Friday, former Assistant Deputy Attorney General Bruce Fein, in describing a new “Orwellian” executive order granting the Treasury Department unprecedented power to seize Americans’ property, told Antiwar Radio that the language of the order is so broad that it would be “arguable” that the government could even site Senator Clinton’s requests to the Pentagon for information about withdrawal plans, recently denounced by the Defense Department, as proof of “a significant risk” that she could do something else which might undermine the Iraqi government – and hence lose all her property with no recourse. The rest of us too.

MP3 here.

Bruce Fein, former Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Reagan administration and co-founder of the American Freedom Agenda, explains the broad powers over Americans’ property claimed by George Bush in his new executive order, “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq.” Fein says that Senator Hillary Clinton’s property could be seized under this order for “undermining the Iraqi government” by asking the Pentagon if they have a plan for withdrawal, which she was denounced for doing just last week by Deputy Secretary of Defense for Policy, Eric Edelman. Also, the American Freedom Agenda, the Unitary Executive theory, the “living Constitution,” NSA spying, National Security Letters and administrative subpoenas.

Bruce Fein graduated from Harvard Law School with honors in 1972. After a coveted federal judicial clerkship, he joined the U.S. Department of Justice where he served as assistant director of the Office of Legal Policy, legal adviser to the assistant attorney general for antitrust, and the associate deputy attorney general. Mr. Fein then was appointed general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, followed by an appointment as research director for the Joint Congressional Committee on Covert Arms Sales to Iran. He recently served on the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Presidential signing statements.

Robert Parry

Mass Death in the Terror War


Investigative reporter Robert Parry explains why just about everything the government says about U.S. policy in the Middle East is a damned lie and what the truth is instead.

MP3 here.

Robert Parry, who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek, runs ConsortiumNews.com, and is the author of Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq and the brand new Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush.

Sheldon Richman

Laissez Faire Anti-Imperialism


Sheldon Richman, editor of The Freeman, discusses the history of American imperialism and the growth of domestic government since America lost the Spanish-American war, the roots of Anti-American terrorism (Bush I and Bill Clinton), laissez faire economics, libertarianism and social Darwinism.

MP3 here.

Sheldon Richman is editor of The Freeman, published by The Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York, and serves as senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation. He is the author of FFF’s award-winning book Separating School & State: How to Liberate America’s Families; Your Money or Your Life: Why We Must Abolish the Income Tax; and FFF’s newest book Tethered Citizens: Time to Repeal the Welfare State.

Glenn Greenwald


Glenn Greenwald, author of A Tragic Legacy: How a Good Versus Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency discusses the president’s psychopathic religiosity, black and white world view and the consequences.

MP3 here. (38:15)

Glenn Greenwald was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book How Would a Patriot Act?, a critique of the Bush administration’s use of executive power, released in May 2006. His brand new book is A Tragic Legacy.

John Soltz

Pat Tillman Murdered?


John Soltz from Co-Founder and Chairman of VoteVets.org, discusses the newly released information about the mysterious death of football player-turned soldier Pat Tillman and George Bush’s recent invoking of “executive privilege” in the cover-up.

MP3 here. (19:36)

Jon Soltz is the Co-Founder and Chair of VoteVets.org.

William Lind

How to Win in Iraq


Military strategist William S. Lind explains how the invasion of Iraq has benefited stateless terrorist groups and the logic behind his proposal for withdrawal.

MP3 here. (16:53)

William Lind is Director of the Center for Cultural Conservatism at the Free Congress Foundation. He is a former Congressional Aide and the author of many books and articles on military strategy and war.

Karen Kwiatkowski

Americans Waking Up to Reality


Ret. Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski Ph.D discusses the “good news” about people waking up to the corruption of the American Empire and its threat to our liberty, the mysterious death of Pat Tillman, her time observing the necons lie us into war in Iraq from her desk at Near East South Asia at the Pentagon in the run up to war and her take on the surge.

MP3 here. (35:49)

LRC columnist Karen Kwiatkowski, Ph.D., a retired USAF lieutenant colonel, has written on defense issues with a libertarian perspective for MilitaryWeek.com, hosted the call-in radio show American Forum, and blogs occasionally for Huffingtonpost.com and Liberty and Power. To receive automatic announcements of new articles, click here.

Andy Worthington

America’s Guantanamo Gulag


British historian Andy Worthington discusses the plight of over 700 so-called “enemy combatants” at the Guantanamo Bay prison, who’ve been kept illegally, often times on bogus evidence with no defense.

MP3 here.

Andy Worthington is a British historian, and the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (to be published by Pluto Press in October 2007).