Seymour Hersh

Preparing the Battlefield


Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, author of the book Chain of Command and many important articles about the Bush administration’s Iran policy, discusses his new one for The New Yorker magazine, “Preparing the Battlefield,” Secretary Gates’s warning about long term consequences of an air attack, the turning over of much of America’s covert action under the control of the Joint Special Operations Command to avoid oversight, the backing of Sunni radicals in Iran, Baluchistan, Kurdistan etc. in order to try to provoke the Iranian government into escalating as an excuse for war.

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Seymour Hersh is an award winning investigative reporter currently writing for the New Yorker magazine.

Anthony Gregory

Disappointed in the Democrats


Anthony Gregory, writer for the Independent Institute, the Future of Freedom Foundation, and, discusses the Republican crimes which increase the warfare/welfare/police state and how the Congressional Democrats go along, not out of fear that they’ll be called cowards, but because they simply want the power for themselves.

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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

Gordon Prather

Axis of False Accusations


Dr. Gordon Prather,’s in-house nuclear physicist, discusses the chaos of the Bush regime’s policies against the “Axis of Evil” and global non-proliferation regime, from trying to frame North Korea with the same bogus intel as they used on Iraq to trying to connect Iran and North Korea with the Israeli-bombed facility in Syria, the U.S.’s nuclear deals with India, how A.Q. Kahn’s stolen intel scheme was falsely claimed by George Tenet to be a CIA success story, the vague credentials of nuke “expert” David Albright Ph.D and how the Bush team has put us in far more danger from nuclear proliferation.

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Physicist James Gordon Prather has served as a policy implementing official for national security-related technical matters in the Federal Energy Agency, the Energy Research and Development Administration, the Department of Energy, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Department of the Army. Dr. Prather also served as legislative assistant for national security affairs to U.S. Sen. Henry Bellmon, R-Okla. – ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and member of the Senate Energy Committee and Appropriations Committee. Dr. Prather had earlier worked as a nuclear weapons physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico.

Clay Ramsay

Americans Oppose Torture Somewhat


Clay Ramsay of discusses their new poll out about world public opinion on torture, how only 53% of Americans oppose torture in all circumstances, the vast politicization of the torture issue in America, how most Americans would rather conform with the law than basic morality, American opinion in favor of talking with Iran over war and Iranian perspectives on their own regime.

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Clay Ramsay, Director of Research at PIPA and a CISSM fellow, co-founded PIPA in 1992. He regularly appears in the US and international media providing analysis of public opinion. With a background in history and psychology, he has focused on the study of ideology and mass psychology. He received his Ph.D. in History from Stanford University, has taught at Oberlin College, and is the author of The Ideology of the Great Fear (Johns Hopkins University Press). He is a faculty member of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.

Trevor Lyman

Left, Right, Libertarians for 4th Amendment


Trevor Lyman of Break the discusses the strange bedfellows project forming alliances with Glenn Greenwald and other prominent voices to stop the retroactive immunity that Congress is trying to give to the telecom industry for their crimes against Americans and hopes that going forward they will be able to continue to combine their influence to save the Bill Of Rights.

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Trevor Lyman is a musician and internet music entrepreneur from Merrimack, New Hampshire, and Miami Beach, Florida. He became famous for organizing grassroots fundraising for 2008 United States Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

Melvin Goodman

Failure of Intelligence


Melvin Goodman, author of Failure of Intelligence: The Rise and Fall of the CIA, discusses problems with the CIA, how the serial intelligence manipulator Robert Gates was brought in to replace Rumsfeld only after Rumsfeld started talking about withdrawal, the history of distorting intelligence to fit the policy, how the military runs the intelligence apparatus, Congress’s indifference to the Constitutional crisis and our inevitable failures in Iraq and the militarily-led war on terror.

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Mel Goodman was a senior analyst in Soviet affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked for two decades (1966-1986). He later served as a Soviet analyst at the State Department, and he currently is professor of international studies at the National War College and a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of three books on Soviet and Russian Affairs: Gorbachev’s Retreat: The End of Superpower Rivalry in the Third World, The Wars of Eduard Shevardnadze, and The End of the Cold War.

Juan Cole

The Real State of Iraq


Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan, discusses the American media’s abandonment of the Iraq war as a topic worth covering, the humanitarian catastrophe that continues to deteriorate, the “excess deaths” in Iraq since the invasion, the total number of Iraqis killed with American complicity over the years, America’s government’s on-off relationship with Saddam Hussein, the failure of the “surge” to allow for 5 million refugees to return to their homes.

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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.

Glenn Greenwald

Realign for Liberty!


Glenn Greenwald, blogger at and author of Great American Hypocrites, discusses the particulars of the congressional Democrats’ sellout of the 4th Amendment and complete capitulation to the Bush administrations’ lawless wiretapping program and the new realignment for liberty.

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Glenn Greenwald was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling books How Would a Patriot Act? and A Tragic Legacy. His brand new one is Great American Hypocrites.

Chris Hedges

America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians


Chris Hedges, co-author of the new book Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians, discusses the recent talk of lifting the blockade against Gaza and the horrific conditions and collective punishment inflicted by Israel, how the U.S. troops in Iraq are in an atrocity producing situation, the black-out by the U.S. media of the brutal reality of the Iraq occupation, the civilian killing “flying check points,” how the Bush regime converted the mass Muslim sympathy towards the U.S. following 9/11 into wide-spread resentment and al Qaeda’s best recruitment tool and how another attack on America will most likely turn us into a total police state.

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Chris Hedges has been a war reporter for 15 years most recently for the New York Times. He is author of What Every Person Should Know About War, a book that offers a critical lesson in the dangerous realities of war. He’s also author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.

Scott Horton

The Law vs. The Torture Regime


The Other Scott Horton, heroic international human rights lawyer, journalist for Harper’s magazine and steadfast opponent of torture, discusses his new article for The New Republic, “Travel Advisory,” the Supreme Court’s reversal of the War Party’s end-run around habeas corpus, how Bush continually ignores Supreme Court decisions, the many war crimes committed by the Bush administration principals and their lawyers, how prosecution might proceed in foreign states, how “the war council” plotted the whole torture regime, the many people who have been killed under U.S. custody, the charade of the military tribunal system, how our policy of torture is the terrorists best recruiting tool and the danger of a total police state.

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The Other 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.

Eric Margolis

You Become What You Hate


Eric Margolis discusses the widening of the hopeless U.S. occupation of Afghanistan into Pakistan, America’s siding with the formerly pro-Soviet Tajik and Uzbek forces against the Pashtuns, the hatred of U.S. actions by most of the people of Pakistan, the relative lack of danger that Pakistan’s nukes could get loose or be used, how Americans don’t recognize they are living in an empire, U.S. plans to invade Afghanistan before 9/11, why the U.S. let Bin Laden escape and the AQ Kahn nuclear black market network.

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Award winning author, columnist, and broadcaster Eric S. Margolis has covered 14 wars and is a leading authority on military affairs, the Middle East, South Asia, and Islamic movements. He is the author of War at the Top of the World. See his website.

Tom Engelhardt

Iraq Forever


Tom Engelhardt, proprietor of and editor of the new book, The World According to Tomdispatch: America in the New Age of Empire, discusses his recent article “The Greatest Story Never Told” about the immense permanent military bases the U.S. has built throughout Iraq, how most Americans are oblivious to this, the lack of media coverage of the U.S. bombing escalation of Iraq, how Americans would react if we were attacked, how few Americans grasp the enormous number of civilians killed by the U.S in Iraq, the 20% of Iraqis either dead or exiled, and the little, if any, change the presidential candidates will bring to the American empire.

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An editor in publishing for the last 25 years, Tom Engelhardt is the author of The End of Victory Culture, a history of American triumphalism in the Cold War era, now out in a revised edition with a new preface and afterword, and Mission Unaccomplished, Tomdispatch Interviews with American Iconoclasts and Dissenters. He is at present consulting editor for Metropolitan Books, a fellow of the Nation Institute, and a teaching fellow at the journalism school of the University of California, Berkeley. Visit his Web site.

Gareth Porter

Thwarting Cheney


Gareth Porter discusses his recent article “Fearing Escalation, Pentagon Fought Cheney Iran Plan,” about how the military leadership foiled Cheney’s plan of bombing Iran last summer by shifting the debate to the escalation factor, the rabid madness of Dick Cheney, how the Air Force’s over-confidence is encouraging his desire to bomb Iran, the media black-out of the questions surrounding probable Israeli origins of the “smoking laptop,” and what you can do to help avoid another war.

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Dr. Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on U.S. national security policy who has been independent since a brief period of university teaching in the 1980s. Dr. Porter is the author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005). He has written regularly for Inter Press Service on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Iran since 2005.

Lew Rockwell

The Central Bank and Its Corpses


Lew Rockwell discusses his recent talk at the Future of Freedom Foundation conference about modern wars’ dependence on inflation by the Federal Reserve, how the Fed fueled WWI to help the Morgan empire, why governments prefer to debase a currency rather than tax or borrow, how the Fed not only inflates the currency but redistributes wealth from the poor to the politically-connected rich, creates the booms and busts of the business cycle, and makes the warfare state possible, the government’s corruption of language to hide it’s crimes, importance of Austrian economic thought and how all acts committed by the state would be crimes if carried out by regular citizens.

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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 He served as Ron Paul’s congressional chief of staff between 1978 and 1982.

Sibel Edmonds and Luke Ryland

Letting Sibel Edmonds Speak


Sibel Edmonds and Luke Ryland discuss the London Times series on her case and the international nuclear black-market network surrounding A.Q. Kahn, the U.S. government’s total clamp-down by gag orders even against Congress, the American foreign policy hypocrisy of demonizing certain nuclear ambitions and supporting others, the military-industrial-congressional complex revolving door, the bipartisan lack of enthusiasm in pursuing whistleblower cases, the movie about Sibel’s case “Kill The Messenger,” and how it only takes one congressman to call her to testify to blow the case wide open.

Department of Justice Inspector General Report here.

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Sibel Edmonds is the most gagged person in United States History and Luke Ryland is a blogger who has closely followed her case.

Jacob Hornberger

The Great Writ Survives King George


Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the recent Supreme Court decision expanding habeas corpus rights to Guantanamo, the origins of a judge’s power to demand the state explain why they’re imprisoning someone and how the American framers understood that the supreme threat to the people was the power of the state.

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Jacob Hornberger is the founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation.

Greg Grandin

The Good Neighbor


Greg Grandin discusses his recent article “Losing Latin America, What Will The Obama Doctrine Be Like?” about U.S. intervention in Latin America dating back to the Monroe Doctrine, the lessons learned by the War Party from Iran-Contra, how American domination under the guise of “free-trade” has turned many against capitalism, and the status of Chavez in Latin America.

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Greg Grandin teaches history at New York University. He is the author of Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism and The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America in the Cold War.

Patrick Cockburn

Keeping Iraq


Patrick Cockburn discusses his recent articles about how the U.S. is blackmailing Iraq to submit to permanent enslavement with 58 military bases and U.S. soldier immunity, how the Iranian influenced factions will respond to this treaty, Iraq’s history of foreign occupation by the British eighty years ago, the sectarian destabilization caused by all occupations, the free-flow of arms in Iraq caused not by the Iranian government but by free-market economics, and the inevitable blowback from immoral invasions and occupations.

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Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent of The Independent, has been visiting Iraq since 1978. He was awarded the 2005 Martha Gellhorn prize for war reporting in recognition of his writing on Iraq. He is the author of, his memoir, The Broken Boy (Jonathan Cape, 2005), and with Andrew Cockburn, Saddam Hussein: An American Obsession (Verso, The Occupation: War, Resistance and Daily Life in Iraq (Verso, 2006) and Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia revival and the Struggle for Iraq.

Philip Giraldi

Israeli Espionage In America


Philip Giraldi discusses his recent article “The Spy Who Loves Us: Israeli Espionage In America” about the extensive Israeli spy network inside America and their surveillance of the 9/11 hijackers, the corroboration of their spying by U.S. intelligence agencies, the case of spy Jonathan Pollard and how Israel passes it’s stolen intel on to many enemies of America, the still secret identity of Israeli very top level asset “Mega,” the spy for Israel, Ben-Ami Kadish, and his treasonous crimes, the Israeli and Iranian influence in the run-up to the Iraq invasion, the White House/Iranian “negotiation” charade, and the planning for and consequences of an attack against Iran – including the possible use of nuclear weapons.

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Philip Giraldi is a former DIA and CIA officer, partner at Cannistraro Associates, Francis Walsingham Fellow for the American Conservative Defense Alliance, contributing editor at the American Conservative magazine and columnist at

Karen Kwiatkowski

Noble Insolence


Pentagon whistleblower and libertarian writer Karen Kwiatkowski discusses the importance of radicalism and principle in American life as the empire collapses, the modern American secession movements in the Lakota Nation, Hawaii and Vermont, the costs of empire, the growing police state, how the neoconservative cabal in the Pentagon lied this country into war in 2002 and 2003 and the sickness of Dick Cheney.

Her best articles on the OSP are here, here, here, here, and here. See also this, this, this and this.

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

Jahangir Golestan-Parast

Iranians are People


Jahangir Golestan-Parast discusses his new movie Bam 6.6 about the massive earthquake in Iran 2003, and the unfortunate reality that it takes a catastrophe to bring humans together as they should always be, and the need for people to experience other cultures to fully appreciate each other.

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Jahangir Golestan-Parast. producer/director of “Bam 6.6”, was born in Isfahan, Iran. An international financier and a student of film making at UCLA, Jahangir’s first documentary “Isfahan, A City Known as Half the World” was based on the city of his birth and released in 1997. Expanding that effort into a series known as “The Essence of Iran Series,“ Iran, A Video Journey” was released in 2000 and captures the life of a typical modern-day Iranian. Both films have achieved critical acclaim and accolades.

As Jahangir was preparing to produce a third video in the Essence of Iran series, the Bam earthquake struck. As he experienced the worldwide outpouring of assistance, Jahangir realized that there was a story to be told. A story, not of devastation, but of hope. A story that could help ease ethnic tensions based on misunderstandings and unfounded beliefs. A story that would transcend geo-political differences.

Jeremy Scahill

Blackwater at War


Jeremy Scahill, contributor and writer to The Nation and correspondent for the national radio and TV program, Democracy Now!, discusses his bestselling book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, the history of Blackwater, its impact on the war in Iraq, Eric Prince, the president of Blackwater, the political impact of having private contractors serve in Iraq, the death count of private contractors in Iraq, the lawless nature of Blackwater and other private contractors, the deaths of the four Blackwater contractors in Fallujah, Iraq in February 2004, the Iraqis complaining about private contractors’ behavior and tactics, the U.S. military’s outrage at Blackwater, how the U.S. military is compensated compared to private contractors serving in Iraq, their presence in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Blackwater’s tactics in New Orleans, global reach, possible future operations in Latin America and competition with other private contracting companies.

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Jeremy Scahill is a frequent contributor to The Nation magazine and a correspondent for the national radio and TV program Democracy Now! He is currently a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. Scahill has won numerous awards for his reporting, including the prestigious George Polk Award, which he won twice. While a correspondent for Democracy Now!, Scahill reported extensively from Iraq through both the Clinton and Bush administrations. Traveling around the hurricane zone in the wake of Katrina, Scahill exposed the presence of Blackwater forces in New Orleans and his reporting sparked a Congressional inquiry and an internal Department of Homeland Security investigation. He has appeared on ABC World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS’s The NewsHour, Bill Moyers Journal and is a frequent guest on other radio and TV programs nationwide. Scahill also serves as an election correspondent for HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Matt Taibbi

The Great Derangement


Matt Taibbi, writer for Rolling Stone, discusses his new book, The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire, the American press’s priorities on news coverage, Congress’s inner workings on writing legislation, his investigation of Pastor John Hagee, John McCain seeking an endorsement from Hagee, Hagee’s vision of the end of the world, the Reverend Wright controversy and its coverage in the press, Taibbi’s coverage for Rolling Stone of Iraq from Baghdad, his embedded assignment with troops from Camp Liberty and a car bombing, the similar approach to managing Congress between the Republicans and the Democrats, the American people’s disfranchisement and cynicism towards government and politics, the rise of conspiratorial movements in America, the possibility of Barack Obama being any different than other American politicians, and Obama’s potential disappointment among the American people should he become president.

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Matt Taibbi is an American journalist and political writer. He currently works at Rolling Stone where he authors a column called “Road Rage” for the print version, and an additional weekly online-only column called “The Low Post”. He is best known for his coverage of the 2004 US presidential election, and for his former editorial positions at newspapers the eXile, the New York Press, and the Beast. Recently, Taibbi has been a regular contributor to Real Time with Bill Maher. His new book is, The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire.

Gareth Porter

Cheney/Petreaus Plot for Fake Casus Belli


Gareth Porter discusses his newest article: “How Cheney Outfoxed His Foes On Iran And EFP’s,” about how Cheney used General Patraeus to circumvent the intelligence agency’s disagreement with the War Party about supposed Iranian provided EFP’s to Shi’ite militias in Iraq.

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Dr. Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on U.S. national security policy who has been independent since a brief period of university teaching in the 1980s. Dr. Porter is the author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005). He has written regularly for Inter Press Service on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Iran since 2005.

Jim Lobe

The Israel Lobbies


IPS’s Jim Lobe discusses the role of the Israel Lobby in American politics, why groups like AIPAC lean so far right compared to most American Jews, AIPAC’s immense influence, how the Christian-right’s support of Israel is simply an “instrumentalist” means to an apocalyptic end and the Lobby’s role in U.S. Iran policy.

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Jim Lobe, works as Inter Press Service‘s correspondent in the Washington, D.C., bureau. He has followed the ups and downs of neo-conservatives since well before their rise in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Russell Mokhiber

George W. Manson


Russell Mokhiber, editor of the Corporate Crime Reporter, discusses the White House press culture, the questions he posed to Scott McClellan while press secretary, his condemnation of the Washington political culture, the mistake of the Iraq War, Vincent Bugliosi’s new book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, Bush’s ignorance of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq and Iran, Scott McClellan’s lack of courage regarding his allegations against Bush, the repetitive nature of White House press conferences, allegations that the mainstream media went soft on questioning the Iraq War, the possible prosecution of George W. Bush after his term ends, his constitutional powers of pardon, Ari Fleisher’s fortunes after leaving the White House, the comparison of George W. Bush to Charles Manson, Mokhiber’s prediction that Bush will be prosecuted, the American people’s complicity toward Bush’s actions, and his opinion of the Ricardo Sanchez book, Wiser in Battle: A Soldiers’ Story.

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Russell Mokhiber is the editor of the Corporate Crime Reporter.

Jacob Hornberger

Don’t Miss This Conference!


Jacob Hornberger discusses the Future of Freedom Foundation’s conference: “Restoring The Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties” on June 6-8 in Reston Virginia, the power-packed line up of astute speakers and how libertarian views are those of the founding fathers and the only hope to save the Republic from the suicidal Empire.

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Jacob Hornberger is the founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation.

Christopher Ketcham

Total Police State Ahead, No U-Turns


Freelance reporter Christopher Ketcham, author of a new piece called “The Last Roundup” for Radar magazine, discusses the “Continuity Of Government” (COG) plan to keep government operating after a national emergency such as a nuclear strike, effectively suspending the Constitution and turning the country into a fascist military dictatorship, the history of COG going back to the Cold War and it’s partial implementation after 9/11, DHS’s “Main Core” and other databases and lists of dissidents kept ready by the government, the measures in place for total police state after the next crisis, the pending collapse of America resulting from the suicide-pact with the military industrial complex and the possibilities to reverse this course.

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Christopher Ketcham is a freelance reporter and writer for many venues including, Harper’s, GQ, The Nation, Salon, Mother Jones, Men’s Journal, Good Magazine, Radar, and National Geographic. In 2002, he was selected as a Livingston Awards finalist for his coverage of the 9/11 attacks in New York.

Matthis Chiroux

I Ain’t Marchin’ Anymore


Sgt. Matthis Chiroux discusses his refusal to redeploy to Iraq because of the illegality of the invasion, his role as an Army propagandist, how the Iraq Veterans Against the War helped him realize he wasn’t alone in opposing the illegal occupation and the widespread and neglected PTSD suffered by so many vets.

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Sgt. Matthis Chiroux, who served in the Army until being honorably discharged last summer after over four years of service in Afghanistan, Japan, Europe and the Phillipines, today publicly announced his intention to refuse orders to deploy to Iraq. Sgt. Chiroux made his announcement in the Cannon House Office Building Rotunda after members of Iraq Veterans Against the War testified before the Congressional Progressive Caucus during Winter Soldier on the Hill.

Victor Navasky

Now This is a Major Turning Point


Victor Navasky discusses his new book Mission Accomplished: Or How We Won the War in Iraq, how all of the “experts,” including John McCain, got it all wrong on the Iraq invasion, the war’s dozens of “turning points” according to the White House and it’s pundits and how the same propaganda tactics are being used against Iran.

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Victor Navasky is the publisher emeritus of The Nation and the President or CEO of the Institute for Expertology.

Gordon Prather

IAEA Continues to Acquit Iran


Dr. Gordon Prather, nuclear physicist and regular contributor to, discusses the Bush administration’s hegemonic aspirations and the obstacle posed by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation regime, he details the NPT and IAEA procedures and mechanics, the recent confirmation from former White House spokesman Scott McClellan of the White House Iraq Group and their propaganda blitz to convict Iraq during the lead-up to the invasion, the pentagon’s ex-general cheerleading squad hired to promote the invasion, the new IAEA report declaring Iran has no nuclear weapons program [.pdf] – just like the many compiled for Iraq and the suspicious “stolen laptop” provided to the IAEA indirectly by Israeli intelligence.

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Physicist James Gordon Prather has served as a policy implementing official for national security-related technical matters in the Federal Energy Agency, the Energy Research and Development Administration, the Department of Energy, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Department of the Army. Dr. Prather also served as legislative assistant for national security affairs to U.S. Sen. Henry Bellmon, R-Okla. — ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and member of the Senate Energy Committee and Appropriations Committee. Dr. Prather had earlier worked as a nuclear weapons physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico.