Grant F. Smith, John Feffer and Anand Gopal

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This interview of Grant F. Smith, John Feffer and Anand Gopal is from the KPFK Los Angeles 90.7 FM broadcast of Friday, November 26. The unedited segment can be heard here.

Grant F. Smith of IRMEP.org discusses Steven Rosen’s defamation lawsuit against his former employer AIPAC and what a renewed FBI criminal investigation could mean for the premiere Israel lobby in America.

John Feffer of Foreign Policy in Focus discusses (starting at 19:45 in the recording) the military conflict between North and South Korea and how joint US-S. Korea naval exercises near disputed maritime borders will only increase the tension.

Independent journalist Anand Gopal discusses (starting at 45:30 in the recording) the nine-year US boondoggle in Afghanistan that has now exceeded the Soviet occupation’s duration and the early missed opportunities in Kandahar when the US failed to take advantage of the Taliban’s surrender.

MP3 here. (54:20)

David Swanson

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David Swanson, author of War is a Lie, discusses the lies routinely made before, during and after a war; how FDR provoked and allowed the Pearl Harbor attack out of desperation to get the US into WWII; the contradictory narratives required to convince both the Left and the Right a particular war is worth fighting; how continued popular reverence for military service keeps the war machine going; why courage and valor are not commendable attributes when used for evil purposes; how private government and military deliberations on war never consider troop support but public appeals always do; and how Americans routinely underestimate the depravity of their imperial government.

MP3 here. (19:51)

David Swanson is Co-Founder of AfterDowningStreet.org, creator of ProsecuteBushCheney.org, Washington Director of Democrats.com and a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, the Backbone Campaign, Voters for Peace and the Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution. He was the press secretary for Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential campaign, media coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association, and worked three years as communications coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

Jason Ditz

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Jason Ditz, managing news editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the very different newspaper headlines describing the 105-page biannual Pentagon report to Congress on Afghanistan; why the renaming of insurgent attacks to “kinetic events” must have George Carlin spinning in his grave; US forces stuck halfway through clear, build and hold; and the rampant election fraud in Afghanistan that has significantly reduced Pashtun representation in government (pushing them further toward the insurgency).

MP3 here. (19:28)

Jason Ditz is the managing news editor at Antiwar.com.

Gareth Porter

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Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the newly-released IAEA Iran report that “continues to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran” but can’t verify the Rumsfeldian “absence of undeclared nuclear activities” as mandated by the UN Security Council; the IAEA’s far-more stringent enforcement of NPT obligations in Iran as compared to South Korea (which was guilty of serious violations); North Korea’s significant new uranium enrichment capability and the challenge of educating Americans about the intricacies of nuclear power and IAEA inspection protocols so they aren’t so easily misled about Iran.

MP3 here. (33:42)

Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist. He is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. His articles appear on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and Antiwar.com.

Angela Keaton

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Angela Keaton, Antiwar.com Development Director and Antiwar Radio producer, discusses how using a Capital One credit card and/or shopping at Amazon.com (which has everything from vegan jerky to foot massagers) can help Antiwar.com raise money for operations; how money orders and other forms of payment can be sent via snail mail to 1017 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063; the availability of matching funds for donations $100 and up until November 29th and how you can reach Angela directly at 323-512-7095.

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Angela Keaton is Development Director at Antiwar.com and the producer of Antiwar Radio.

Charles Armstrong

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Charles K. Armstrong, Professor of Korean Studies at Columbia University, discusses the heavily militarized Korean DMZ and disputed borders that make North/South conflicts unavoidable; how the N. Korean bombardment was a response (justified or not) to provocative S. Korean war games; how US interference – including a significant military presence in the South – hobbles reunification talks; Seoul’s risk of annihilation by an artillery barrage from the North and why N. Korean dictator Kim Jong-il is not nearly as crazy as Western media would have us believe.

MP3 here. (9:32)

Charles K. Armstrong is The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences at Columbia University. He is the author of Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy and the State and The North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950.

Anand Gopal

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Independent journalist Anand Gopal discusses the embarrassing revelation that a Taliban impostor was involved in high-level negotiations with ISAF officials; how constantly-shifting goals and deadlines show the US is clueless in Afghanistan; how the clear, hold and build strategy is degenerating into the collective punishment of civilians and how the failure to peacefully integrate the surrendered Taliban leadership back into Afghan society gave rise to the insurgency.

MP3 here. (19:26)

Anand Gopal has covered Afghanistan for the Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor and a number of other outlets. His dispatches can be read at AnandGopal.com.

Rep. Ron Paul

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discusses his preferred Korea policy in light of the North/South military clash: pull out all US forces and let the regional powers mediate if necessary; how Osama bin Laden’s plan to bankrupt the US empire (as he did to the USSR before) seems to be working perfectly; how government programs (like Obamacare) are incredibly difficult to repeal once enacted, the devastation wrought on Iraqi Christian communities since the US invastion and the groundswell of Americans who are angered by TSA screenings but fail to make the connection between US foreign policy and terrorism.

MP3 here. (18:29)

Congressman Ron Paul represents Texas’s 14th district. He is the author of The Revolution: A Manifesto, A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship and Freedom Under Siege. His archived columns for Antiwar.com are here.

Becky Akers

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Becky Akers, columnist at Lewrockwell.com, discusses the Transportation Security Administration’s dual purpose: to give air travelers a good show of security theater and to inure Americans to a police state, why engaging in protest is the only good reason left to visit an airport, the superficial proposals to “privatize” TSA screeners without changing their operating methods and why it isn’t possible to prevent terrorism in a free society (but the threat can be decreased with a peaceful foreign policy).

MP3 here. (19:44)

Becky Akers, an expert on the American Revolution, writes frequently about issues related to security and privacy. Her articles and columns have been published by LewRockwell.com, The Freeman, Military History Magazine, American History Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Post, and other publications.

Grant F. Smith

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Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses Steve Rosen’s $20 million defamation lawsuit against AIPAC, a reminder that the whole Larry Franklin/Rosen/AIPAC cloak and dagger operation was to determine (and front-run) the Bush administration’s internal deliberations on Iran policy, how Rosen’s frenzied rush to warn Israel’s embassy about his FBI encounter shows where AIPAC’s loyalties are and why all the pretrial mudslinging is probably a fight for leverage in an eventual out-of-court settlement that will leave AIPAC unscathed – apart from its declining financial fortunes.

MP3 here. (19:50)

Grant F. Smith is the author of Spy Trade: How Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy, America’s Defense Line: The Justice Department’s Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government and Foreign Agents: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee from the 1963 Fulbright Hearings to the 2005 Espionage Scandal. He is a frequent contributor to Radio France Internationale and Voice of America’s Foro Interamericano. Smith has also appeared on BBC News, CNN, and C-SPAN. He is currently director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.

Angela Keaton

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Angela Keaton, Antiwar.com Development Director and Antiwar Radio producer, discusses the $23 thousand in matching funds available for donations of $100 or more through Novemeber 29th and the death of Libertarian Party founder and Antiwar.com friend David Nolan.

MP3 here. (9:26)

Angela Keaton is Development Director at Antiwar.com and the producer of Antiwar Radio.

Tom Engelhardt

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Tom Engelhardt, author of The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s, discusses the legacy of Blowback author Chalmers Johnson who died November 20, how Johnson changed from a self-described “spear carrier for empire” to a sharp and authoritative critic of US foreign policy, learning from Blowback that covert ops have real consequences even if Americans don’t realize what is being done in their names, how positive initial book reviews of The Sorrows of Empire somehow failed to mention the US empire of bases (which is the central focus of book), how Johnson spent the last few months of his life thinking about dismantling the US empire and wondering what a bankrupt superpower would look like and why Americans are facing a stark choice: either give up your empire or live under it.

MP3 here. (18:33)

Tom Engelhardt created and runs the Tomdispatch.com website, a project of The Nation Institute where he is a Fellow. He is the author of a highly praised history of American triumphalism in the Cold War, The End of Victory Culture, and of a novel, The Last Days of Publishing, as well as a collection of his Tomdispatch interviews, Mission Unaccomplished. Each spring he is a Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. His newest book is The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s.

Eric Margolis

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Eric Margolis, foreign correspondent and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses the escalated tensions between the US and Yemen following the bizarre toner cartridge bomb plot, drone strikes and CIA intrigue in Yemen going back to 2005, how the proliferation of anti-US groups is causing a “national nervous breakdown,” increased intervention in Africa that will soon create a new Southern Sudan nation and why the primary concern about Yemen is the threat it poses to the Saudi royal family.

MP3 here. (16:17)

Eric S. Margolis is an award-winning, internationally syndicated columnist. His articles appear in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Times of London, the Gulf Times, the Khaleej Times and Dawn. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. He appears as an expert on foreign affairs on CNN, BBC, France 2, France 24, Fox News, CTV and CBC.

As a war correspondent Margolis has covered conflicts in Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Sinai, Afghanistan, Kashmir, India, Pakistan, El Salvador and Nicaragua. He was among the first journalists to ever interview Libya’s Muammar Khadaffi and was among the first to be allowed access to KGB headquarters in Moscow. A veteran of many conflicts in the Middle East, Margolis recently was featured in a special appearance on Britain’s Sky News TV as “the man who got it right” in his predictions about the dangerous risks and entanglements the US would face in Iraq.

Margolis is the author of War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir and Tibet and American Raj: Liberation or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World.

Gareth Porter

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Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the fraudulent evidence that is cited as proof Iran had a nuclear weapons program and how outdated missile schematics in the MEK (or Mossad)-sourced “smoking laptop” cast suspicion on the rest of the purloined (or fabricated) documents.

MP3 here. (10:21)

Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist. He is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. His articles appear on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and Antiwar.com.

Karen Tostado

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Karen Tostado of United We Strike discusses the environmental destruction caused by US Navy war games and how she is organizing a worldwide strike against “governments gone wild.” Further information about the military impact on the environment can be found at the Agriculture Defense Coalition.

MP3 here. (9:33)

Karen Tostado has a tax revolt blog and is involved with United We Strike.

Angela Keaton

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Angela Keaton, Antiwar.com Development Director and Antiwar Radio producer, discusses alternative donations that are very helpful – including computer components and software and airline vouchers, the many interns and volunteers working behind the scenes to keep Antiwar.com running and how Antiwar.com webmaster Eric Garris works hard to stretch your donation dollars.

MP3 here. (9:58)

Angela Keaton is Development Director at Antiwar.com and the producer of Antiwar Radio.

Donald Gilliland

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Donald Gilliland, journalist at Central Pennsylvania local news site PennLive.com, discusses his series of articles chronicling the PA Office of Homeland Security’s practice of tracking Marcellus Shale activist groups – going far beyond their mandate of protecting infrastructure, the outsourcing of surveillance to American/Israeli security contractor ITRR, arguments between privacy advocates and the “if you have nothing to hide there’s nothing to worry about” crowd and how the state DHS office tipped off private drilling companies about upcoming demonstrations against controversial gas extraction methods.

MP3 here. (18:09)

Donald Gilliland writes for PennLive.com, a provider of local news for Central Pennsylvania.

Ira Chernus

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Ira Chernus, professor of religious studies and Jewish peace activist, discusses how the Israeli/Palestinian conflict polarizes American opinion like during the Vietnam War era, the detrimental effects of occupation on the Israeli state (given that the Palestinians suffer far more), why Obama needs more political support before he can force concessions on Israel and broker a peace deal, the many Leftist activists newly-energized by Republican gains in Congress and how settlement freezes show that serious US pressure can effect Israeli policy.

MP3 here. (18:04)

Ira Chernus is a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of Apocalypse Management: Eisenhower and the Discourse of National Insecurity and Monsters To Destroy: The Neoconservative War on Terror and Sin. He regularly writes for Commondreams, Tomdispatch, Alternet, Truthout and Foreign Policy in Focus.

Gary Leupp

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Gary Leupp, Professor of History at Tufts University and CounterPunch contributing writer, discusses the very confusing Yemeni toner cartridge bomb story as told by the mainstream media, the lack of agreement even among heads of state on the plot’s most basic details, why Yemen is far more concerned with internal domestic conflicts than an al-Qaeda presence, speculation that former Guantanamo prisoner Jabir al-Fayti – who supposedly tipped off the Saudis about the packages – is a double agent, the nonexistent investigation into who (allegedly) stole the identity of the woman whose name was used to mail the packages and why this likely false flag operation could be part of a turf war between the CIA and JSOC.

MP3 here. (19:38)

Gary Leupp is Professor of History at Tufts University, and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Religion. He is the author of Servants, Shophands and Laborers in in the Cities of Tokugawa Japan; Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan; and Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900. He is also a contributor to CounterPunch.org.

Daphne Eviatar

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Daphne Eviatar, Senior Associate in Law and Security for Human Rights First, discusses the relatively fair federal trial that ended in Ahmed Ghailani‘s conviction of a conspiracy charge related to the 1998 (US) Africa embassy bombings, another example of a civilian terrorism trial with a guilty verdict and no security threats (despite the fear-mongering of Liz Cheney’s Keep America Safe group), the far harsher sentences given in federal terrorism trials than in Guantanamo’s military commissions and why the prosecution of child-soldier Omar Khadr for war crimes is itself a war crime.

MP3 here. (20:04)

Daphne Eviatar is a lawyer and freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, Legal Affairs, Mother Jones, the Washington Independent, HuffingtonPost and many others. She is a Senior Reporter at The American Lawyer, Senior Associate in Law and Security for Human Rights First and was an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow in 2005 and a Pew International Journalism fellow in 2002.

Nick Hankoff

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Nick Hankoff, member of Year of Youth and Young Americans for Liberty, discusses the November 24th We Won’t Fly protest against TSA body scanners and groping searches, how former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff’s enthusiastic promotion of body scanners has become a conflict of interest and the growing outrage among people of all political persuasions against government attacks on their dignity and liberty.

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Nick Hankoff is a member of Year of Youth and Young Americans for Liberty. He is involved in the We Won’t Fly November 24th protest against the TSA.

Angela Keaton

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Angela Keaton, Antiwar.com Development Director and Antiwar Radio producer, discusses the Antiwar.com HTML buttons available to use on your own website (contact Angela to learn more), how you can help spread the word about the fundraising drive on Facebook and other networking sites and how using this link to shop at Amazon.com returns a percent of the sale (Amazon’s cut, not yours!) to Antiwar.com.

MP3 here. (9:07)

Angela Keaton is Development Director at Antiwar.com and the producer of Antiwar Radio.

Jacob Hornberger

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Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the history of FFF.org and the reading materials behind his conversion from liberal Democrat to Libertarian, the forewarning from Chalmers Johnson’s prescient book Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire that was written before 9/11, why Americans must choose to either abandon their empire or live under it, the mostly-unseen inflation tax that disproportionately effects the poor and the ongoing struggle between libertarians and statists.

MP3 here. (26:47)

Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at The Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, publisher of The Freeman.

In 1989, Mr. Hornberger founded The Future of Freedom Foundation. He is a regular writer for The Foundation’s publication, Freedom Daily. Fluent in Spanish and conversant in Italian, he has delivered speeches and engaged in debates and discussions about free-market principles with groups all over the United States, as well as Canada, England, Europe, and Latin America, including Brazil, Cuba, Bolivia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Argentina.

He has also advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows. Most recently, he has regularly appeared as a commentator on Fox News’ legal commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Internet-based show Freedom Watch. His editorials have appeared in the Washington Post, Charlotte Observer, La Prensa San Diego, El Nuevo Miami Herald, and many others, both in the United States and in Latin America. He is a co-editor or contributor to the eight books that have been published by the Foundation.

Nick Turse

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Nick Turse, author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives and editor of The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan, discusses US contingency plans to maintain a large Persian Gulf regional influence should the Iraq occupation ever end, Qatar’s successful $1 billion “if you build it, he will come” gambit that the US military would be drawn to an unused air base (Qatar has no air force) and the current estimate that the US military now has over 1000 bases worldwide.

MP3 here. (10:58)

Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian, essayist, and the associate editor of the Nation Institute’s Tomdispatch.com. He is the author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives.

Angela Keaton

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Angela Keaton, Antiwar.com Development Director and Antiwar Radio producer, discusses how Antiwar.com donors can get some great swag by mentioning this show, how regular monthly donations (even small amounts) are a big help to budgeting, our commitment to bring together the best antiwar writers from the Left and the Right, the contributions of volunteers and staffers and Antiwar.com’s increasingly successful efforts to get our editors and writers greater exposure on television and the press.

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Angela Keaton is Development Director at Antiwar.com and the producer of Antiwar Radio.

Angela Keaton

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Angela Keaton, Antiwar.com Development Director and Antiwar Radio producer, discusses how your donations help continue the invaluable foreign policy news source that is Antiwar.com, a reminder that Antiwar.com is a nonprofit agency and donations are tax deductible (so you can fight the wars instead of contribute to them) and the November 24th National Opt-Out Day TSA protest put together by Antiwar.com supporters.

MP3 here. (8:23)

Angela Keaton is Development Director at Antiwar.com and the producer of Antiwar Radio. She can be reached by email at angela@antiwar.com or by phone at 323-512-7095.

Juan Cole

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Juan Cole, Professor of History and author of Engaging the Muslim World, discusses the seeming triumph of Iranian-preferred candidate Nouri al-Maliki as Iraq’s Prime Minister, looming conflicts from planned Kurdish expansionism into Arab-majority regions, the short-term marginalization of Moqtada al-Sadr and how the Ayad Allawi walkout shows the disenfranchisement of Iraq’s Sunni minority.

MP3 here. (19:32)

Juan Cole is the author of Engaging the Muslim World. He is a Professor of History at the University of Michigan and writes the “Informed Comment” blog at Juancole.com.

Jason Ditz

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Jason Ditz, managing news editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the Obama administration’s change in Afghanistan policy from a 2011 withdrawal to a 2014 “transition,” soaring civilian casualties from increased Predator drone strikes in AfPak, the schism developing between Hamid Karzai and Gen. Petraeus over night raids, the surprising suggestion for an Afghanistan drawdown from the usually-hawkish Council on Foreign Relations and the media’s short attention span that lets the military get away with progress “yardsticks” that inevitably fail to deliver.

MP3 here. (18:08)

Jason Ditz is the managing news editor at Antiwar.com.

Chip Pitts

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Chip Pitts, lecturer at Stanford Law School, discusses the government’s continuing attack on the Bill of Rights, Obama’s asserted power of extrajudicial assassination that would seem to be in violation of due process in the Fifth Amendment, the steady erosion of dignity for air travelers subject to TSA security theater, the ACLU/CCR lawsuit challenging the government’s ability to assassinate Anwar al-Awlaki, the threat of a global arms race in predator drones and why the US response to terrorism so far has only made the problem worse.

More information about the Freedom Summit mentioned at the show’s beginning can be found here.

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Chip Pitts is the former chairman of Amnesty International USA Board. He has taught courses on ethical globalization, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, and international business and human rights at Stanford Law School, Oxford University, and elsewhere. Formerly an adjunct then full-time professor at Southern Methodist University Law School in Dallas, he has also been a partner at the global law firm Baker & McKenzie, then Chief Legal Officer of Nokia, Inc., and an investor, founding executive, and consultant to various start-up businesses in Austin, Texas and Silicon Valley.

Philip Giraldi

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Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses the very-delayed 2010 National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, the clouding of Iran’s clear NPT right to uranium enrichment for civilian nuclear power with talk about ambiguous “breakout” capabilities, the US rejection of Iran’s fair 3-party uranium swap proposal with Turkey and Brazil, how the constantly moving US diplomatic goalposts make it clear Iran’s nuclear program will never be tolerated and the warm Washington welcome for members of FBI-designated terrorist group MEK.

MP3 here. (27:47)

Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is a contributing editor to The American Conservative and executive director of the Council for the National Interest. He writes regularly for Antiwar.com.

Angela Keaton

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Angela Keaton, Antiwar.com Development Director and Antiwar Radio producer, discusses Antiwar.com’s fundraising drive and how you can make a donation in a multitude of ways including calling Angela directly at 323-512-7095.

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Angela Keaton is Development Director at Antiwar.com and the producer of Antiwar Radio.

James Bamford

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James Bamford, author of The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America, discusses the National Security Agency’s surveillance infrastructure, how the 2008 FISA Amendments Act eliminated any meaningful oversight or accountability for wiretapping, Obama’s broken promise to oppose retroactive telecom lawsuit immunity, the Catch-22 of surveillance legal challenges where a litigant can’t sue without evidence of illegal wiretapping but all such records are classified and unobtainable, the Israeli companies that provide software (alleged to contain backdoor access) and hardware to the NSA, the 9/11 Commission’s failure to mention or investigate the NSA and how turf war jealousies (and not legal prohibitions) prevented intelligence agencies from sharing information that would have prevented the 9/11 attacks.

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James Bamford is the author of three books about the NSA and a former Investigative Producer for ABC’s World News Tonight. The Emmy nominated PBS Nova program “The Spy Factory” can be watched here.

Ali Gharib

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Ali Gharib, New York-based journalist on U.S. foreign policy and LobeLog writer, discusses his article that challenges the conventional wisdom about Iranian interference in Iraq (supposedly verified by the WikiLeaks revelations), the New York Times’ (and former Judith Miller collaborator) Michael Gordon’s career transition from ginning up war with Iraq to writing inflammatory articles on Iran, the rapidly changing negotiations on seating a coalition government in Iraq and how the NYT gives front page coverage to thinly sourced screeds against Iran and saves the exculpatory evidence for page 17.

MP3 here. (20:26)

Ali Gharib is a New York-based journalist on U.S. foreign policy with a focus on the Middle East and Central Asia. His work has appeared at Inter Press Service, where he was the Deputy Washington Bureau Chief; the Buffalo Beast; Huffington Post; Mondoweiss; Right Web; and Alternet. He holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. A proud Iranian-American and fluent Farsi speaker, Ali was born in California and raised in D.C.

Jim Powell

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Jim Powell, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and author of Wilson’s War: How Woodrow Wilson’s Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin and World War II, discusses how US entry into WWI broke a three year stalemate and gave the allied forces a decisive victory, how the punitive Treaty of Versailles and crippling hyperinflation from war reparations provoked a defiant German nationalist reaction creating an environment receptive to Hitler’s rise to power, Woodrow Wilson’s arrogant creation of new national boundaries that are still sources of conflict today,how disparate cultures newly lumped together fighting for control over public schools can be seen as a microcosm of inherently problematic centralized government, how Wilson dissuaded Russia from negotiating a ceasefire with Germany – enabling Lenin and the Bolsheviks to seize power while the Russian army collapsed and why government power is inversely related to its functionality.

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Jim Powell, senior fellow at the CATO Institute, is an expert in the history of liberty. He has lectured in England, Germany, Japan, Argentina and Brazil as well as at Harvard, Stanford and other universities across the United States. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Audacity/American Heritage and other publications.

He is the author of several books, including The Triumph of Liberty, A 2,000 Year History Told Through The Lives Of Freedom’s Greatest Champions (Free Press, 2000), with a foreword by Paul Johnson. This book chronicles heroic struggles against tyranny, slavery, war and mass murder. Powell’s book FDR’s Folly, How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression (2003) reported a wide range of findings – ignored by political historians and biographers – about the unexpected consequences of New Deal policies. Thomas Sowell wrote: “Only now has a book been written in language that non-economists can understand which argues persuasively that the policies of the Roosevelt administration actually prolonged the depression and made it worse.”

Meryl Nass

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Meryl Nass, practicing physician and blogger on anthrax-related issues, discusses the one-third of Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome, the re-instituted requirement for soldiers to accept potentially dangerous anthrax and small pox vaccines, why the VA’s typical treatment for Gulf War Syndrome is to prescribe psychiatric drugs, tests on depleted uranium that discovered an unsafe mix containing radioactive isotopes, the lack of evidence in the FBI’s conclusion that Bruce Ivins was behind the 2001 anthrax mailings, previous attempts by the FBI to harass and intimidate Ft. Detrick lab employees and why FBI agents seemed to purposely spend all their time and resources pursuing the wrong avenues of investigation.

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Meryl Nass is a doctor of internal medicine and an expert on bioterrorism, biodefense, anthrax and anthrax vaccine injuries. She has testified before Congress on the subjects of Gulf War illness, anthrax vaccines and bioterrorism. Her blog and anthrax-information websites can be found at AnthraxVaccine.org.

Rae Abileah

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Rae Abileah, national organizer with CODEPINK Women for Peace and a member of Jewish Voice for Peace, discusses her participation in a nonviolent protest (YouTube video here) during Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in New Orleans, the angry and violent response from the audience who wouldn’t tolerate Jewish voices of dissent against Israel’s policies and why young Jews are increasingly at odds with the right-wing Israeli agenda that has no interest in the traditional pursuit of social justice.

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Rae Abileah is a 28-year-old Jewish-American of Israeli descent and is a national organizer with CODEPINK Women for Peace and a member of Jewish Voice for Peace. She is also involved in the Stolen Beauty boycott.

Angela Keaton

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Angela Keaton, Antiwar.com Development Director and Antiwar Radio producer, discusses the big cutbacks from Antiwar.com’s more generous donors that make small monthly donations more important than ever and how the Amazon.com and Capital One credit card programs let you help Antiwar.com by shopping at Amazon and using your credit card as usual.

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Angela Keaton is Development Director at Antiwar.com and the producer of Antiwar Radio.

Mike Gogulski

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Mike Gogulski, founder of the Bradley Manning Support Network, discusses Bradley Manning friend and website supporter David House’s detainment and questioning by FBI and DHS officials who also confiscated his laptop, nearly complete fundraising efforts for Manning’s legal defense, chances the new Congress will draft legislation similar to the UK’s law against withholding encryption passwords from law enforcement and proof that WikiLeaks doesn’t only pick on the US government: upcoming releases bound to embarrass Russia and Lebanon, among others.

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Mike Gogulski is the founder of the BradleyManning.org website.

Katherine Gallagher

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Katherine Gallagher, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses the disappointing end to John Durham’s multi-year investigation into CIA torture tape destruction (coinciding exactly with the expiring statute of limitations), why half-assed limited investigations may not be enough to placate European judges from prosecuting US government officials under universal jurisdiction, low expectations for Durham’s remaining preliminary investigation into “unauthorized” torture practices, the Justice Department’s shilling for unlimited executive power without judicial oversight, Attorney General Eric Holder’s inaction over Bush’s “damn right” boast of waterboarding approval despite Holder’s clear statement that waterboarding amounts to torture and the mounting evidence that the US is no longer governed by the rule of law.

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Katherine Gallagher is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), where she focuses on holding individuals, including US and foreign government officials, and corporations, including private military contractors, accountable for serious human rights violations. Among the cases she is working on are Arar v. Ashcroft, Matar v. Dichter, Saleh v. Titan and Estate of Atban v. Blackwater.

Prior to joining CCR, she worked at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 2001-2006.  Among other jobs, she has also worked as a legal advisor for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Kosovo and with the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown. During the negotiations to establish the International Criminal Court, she worked as a member of the Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice in the International Criminal Court, to ensure that gender-based violence and discrimination are adequately addressed.

Katherine currently serves as a Vice-President on the International Board of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), of which CCR has been a member since 2004. (For more information on FIDH, see www.fidh.org). Katherine received a joint M.A. in Journalism and Middle East Studies from New York University in 1995 and a J.D. from the City University of New York in 2000.

Grant F. Smith

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Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses newly declassified documents from the US Senate’s 1963 investigation of foreign agents following the Israeli false flag “Lavon Affair,” how enforcement of FARA prompted the American Zionist Council to reorganize as a non-registered lobby (now called AIPAC), the hundreds of quashed FBI and DOJ investigations into the Israel lobby’s routine lawbreaking, how the biggest scandals involving large numbers of government officials become politically impossible to prosecute, how Israel’s real existential threat is the lack of an existential threat and why Israel chooses militaristic isolation instead of participating in open market prosperity in the Mideast.

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Grant F. Smith is the author of Spy Trade: How Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy, America’s Defense Line: The Justice Department’s Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government and Foreign Agents: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee from the 1963 Fulbright Hearings to the 2005 Espionage Scandal. He is a frequent contributor to Radio France Internationale and Voice of America’s Foro Interamericano. Smith has also appeared on BBC News, CNN, and C-SPAN. He is currently director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.

Angela Keaton

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Angela Keaton, Antiwar.com Development Director and Antiwar Radio producer, discusses the emergency fundraising drive to keep Antiwar.com going strong, Scott Horton’s new Antiwar Radio gig on KPFK Los Angeles and our promise to fight the war party no matter who occupies the White House and Congress.

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Angela Keaton is Development Director at Antiwar.com and the producer of Antiwar Radio.

Andy Worthington

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Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files, discusses George W. Bush’s admission that he emphatically approved of waterboarding – with the unsupported caveat that it saved lives, the post-9/11 US torture regime designed to extract “evidence” linking al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, tracing DHS orange alerts back to false confessions of torture victims, how Congress essentially jails scheduled-for-release Guantanamo prisoners for 2 weeks while vetting their releases, the abolition of accountable and limited government thanks to Obama’s refusal to “look back” at the Bush administration’s lawlessness and how the British got their own Abu Ghraib-type scandal.

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Andy Worthington writes for Counterpunch, the Future of Freedom Foundation and Antiwar.com. He is the author of The Guantanamo Files and writes an eponymous blog. His documentary movie Outside the Law: Stories From Guantanamo is available on DVD.

John Feffer

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John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses the original Islamic caliphate that was hardly world-conquering even at its peak around 1000 years ago, how periodic US alliances with “radical” Islam (in opposition to the USSR for example) shows that realpolitik transcends religious concerns, the multiple schisms between different sects and state-less/national powers in Islamic countries and the broad divergence between rhetoric and reality on Islam in America today.

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John Feffer is co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. His webpage is JohnFeffer.com.

He is the author of several books and numerous articles. He has been a Writing Fellow at Provisions Library in Washington, DC and a PanTech fellow in Korean Studies at Stanford University. He is a former associate editor of World Policy Journal. He has worked as an international affairs representative in Eastern Europe and East Asia for the American Friends Service Committee. He has studied in England and Russia, lived in Poland and Japan, and traveled widely throughout Europe and Asia. He has taught a graduate level course on international conflict at Sungkonghoe University in Seoul in July 2001 and delivered lectures at a variety of academic institutions including New York University, Hofstra, Union College, Cornell University, and Sofia University (Tokyo).

John has been widely interviewed in print and on radio. He serves on the advisory committees of the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea. He is a recipient of the Herbert W. Scoville fellowship and has been a writer in residence at Blue Mountain Center and the Wurlitzer Foundation. He currently lives with his partner Karin Lee in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Becky Akers

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Becky Akers, columnist at Lewrockwell.com, discusses the “Railroading of Omar Khadr,” the 15-year old Khadr’s travel to Afghanistan with his al-Qaeda associated father, disputed accounts of a US raid during which Khadr was seriously injured and arrested for killing a medic, the torture Khadr endured while incarcerated at Guantanamo for 8 years and his Military Commission plea deal for time served plus eight more years (7 of those in a Canadian prison).

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Becky Akers, an expert on the American Revolution, writes frequently about issues related to security and privacy. Her articles and columns have been published by LewRockwell.com, The Freeman, Military History Magazine, American History Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Post, and other publications.

Cindy Sheehan

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Peace activist Cindy Sheehan discusses the “myth of the two party system,” the curious case and recent conviction of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Rahm Emanuel’s attempt to purge antiwar candidates from the 2006 Democratic primary elections, why only poor people need to worry about austerity measures and coming to the realization that the fight isn’t between Democrats and Republicans but between the government and you.

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Cindy Sheehan became a leader of the antiwar movement after her son, Casey, was killed in Iraq. Her efforts to get answers from President Bush, including a vigil in Crawford, Texas, have received national media attention. She has a website and radio show, is the author of Peace Mom: A Mother’s Journey through Heartache to Activism and wrote the introduction to 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military.

Matthew Duss

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Matthew Duss, National Security Researcher/Blogger at American Progress, discusses new House Foreign Affairs Committee chairwoman/hardliner Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, victorious Republicans declaring the end of Obama’s supposed “appeasement” of Iran, Congressional bipartisanship masquerading as righteousness and why Iran really is a threat to US interests (when you consider the grand ambitions of a global hegemon).

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Matthew Duss is a National Security Researcher/Blogger at American Progress. Matthew received a master’s degree in Middle East Studies from the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington. Matthew’s writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, American Prospect and the Guardian. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and Al Jazeera.

Darwin BondGraham

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Darwin BondGraham, member of the Los Alamos Study Group, discusses the massive giveaways to weapons manufacturers that will occur after the Senate ratifies the New START Treaty, the “prompt global strike” capability that will let Obama rain death on anyone in the world in 30 minutes or less [insert pizza delivery joke here], billions budgeted for new nuclear weapons infrastructure, the loophole in START accounting methods that makes a joke of mandatory weapons reductions and why well-intentioned arms reduction treaties often do more harm than good.

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Darwin BondGraham is a member of the Los Alamos Study Group. He’s an ethnographer and historian with a PhD in sociology. His current work focuses on economic and social development and he writes occasionally for Counterpunch, Z Magazine and Foreign Policy in Focus.

Jeanne Theoharis

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Jeanne Theoharis, professor of political science at Brooklyn College and co-founder of Educators for Civil Liberties, discusses Syed Fahad Hashmi’s years of pretrial solitary confinement on extremely tenuous material support for al-Qaeda charges, how Syed’s supposed accomplice became a government witness against him for a reduced sentence, classified evidence defendants can’t see and lawyers need to be vetted for, Syed’s acceptance of a 15-year plea deal one day before the trial’s start, torture’s effectiveness at producing false confessions and forcing plea deals and how US prisoner mistreatment has led European countries to refuse extradition requests.

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Jeanne Theoharis is professor of political science at Brooklyn College. She is the co-founder of Educators for Civil Liberties.

Josh Ruebner

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Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, discusses Caterpillar’s reported cancellation of bulldozer shipments to Israel for the duration of the Rachel Corrie trial, how Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes works as slow motion ethnic cleansing, keeping up the appearance of a viable Palestinian government so the international community can pretend the conflict isn’t completely one-sided and how Jewish settlements physically cut off East Jerusalem from the West Bank making a shared Jerusalem capital (a major sticking point in a 2 state solution) impossible.

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Josh Ruebner is the National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a national coalition of more than 325 organizations working to change U.S. policy towards Israel/Palestine to support human rights, international law, and equality. He also co-founded an organization named Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel (JPPI), which later merged with Jewish Voice for Peace.

Josh used to work as a Middle East Analyst with Congressional Research Service (CRS), a non-partisan federal government agency which conducts research for Members of Congress. He is an active member of the Arlington Green Party and ran twice as its candidate for Arlington County Board.

Joshua Kors

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Joshua Kors, writer for The Nation, discusses the recent Congressional hearings on bogus “personality disorder” military discharges of injured soldiers, Sergeant Chuck Luther’s Congressional testimony about his confinement and torture for refusing to accept his personality disorder diagnosis, the billions of dollars in health care improperly denied to veterans and how the Pentagon was caught lying about an outreach program that was supposed to help veterans without medical care.

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Joshua Kors covers veterans’ issues for The Nation. He is the winner of the National Magazine Award, George Polk Award, and Military Reporters and Editors Award. He was also a finalist for Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award. His work is featured in the American Society of Magazine Editors’ anthology “The Best American Magazine Writing 2008.” He also has a website.

Gareth Porter

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Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the Frago 242 “ignore Iraqi torture” order in the context of vigorous US support for Shi’ite militias battling the exploding Sunni insurgency, the influence of David Wurmser‘s “Coping With Crumbling States” on original US plans to replace Iraq’s centralized nation state with a federation and how Mideast policy can best be described as a somewhat equal mix of stupidity and attempts to advance Israel’s interests.

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Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist. He is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. His articles appear on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and Antiwar.com.

Thomas E. Woods and Charles Goyette

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Thomas E. Woods and Charles Goyette, authors of Meltdown and The Dollar Meltdown (respectively), discuss Washington Post writer David Broder’s assertion that a war with Iran would save Obama’s legacy and the economy, why it’s still important to fight against the myth that WWII caused the end of the Great Depression, how surging commodity prices and a falling dollar signal serious consumer price inflation by next year, the post-9/11 economic sugar high engineered by Alan “Maestro” Greenspan’s interest rate cuts, the insignificant spending cuts in the GOP’s “Pledge to America” and why Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign will be a barn-burner.

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Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse. A senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Charles Goyette was a longtime award winning morning drive-time radio host from Phoenix, AZ. He is a libertarian commentator, who is noted for his outspoken anti-war views, his opposition to the war in Iraq, and his economic commentary. He is the author of the book The Dollar Meltdown: Surviving the Impending Currency Crisis with Gold, Oil, and Other Unconventional Investments.

Daniel Ellsberg

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Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, discusses how WikiLeaks is shouldering the increasingly dangerous process of leaking and publishing classified documents, why a UK-style Official Secrets Act may be coming soon to America, how broad interpretation of the Espionage Act could make criminals of those who just read WikiLeaks or lend support, the mainstream media’s half-serious cheerleading for Julian Assange’s assassination, reams of evidence on war crimes in the Iraq War Logs and why doing the right thing is worth the government retribution.

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Daniel Ellsberg is the author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.

In 1959 Daniel Ellsberg worked as a strategic analyst at the RAND Corporation, and consultant to the Defense Department and the White House, specializing in problems of the command and control of nuclear weapons, nuclear war plans, and crisis decision-making. He joined the Defense Department in 1964 as Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs), John McNaughton, working on Vietnam. He transferred to the State Department in 1965 to serve two years at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, evaluating pacification on the front lines.

On return to the RAND Corporation in 1967, he worked on the Top Secret McNamara study of U.S. Decision-making in Vietnam, 1945-68, which later came to be known as the Pentagon Papers. In 1969, he photocopied the 7,000 page study and gave it to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; in 1971 he gave it to the New York Times, the Washington Post and 17 other newspapers. His trial, on twelve felony counts posing a possible sentence of 115 years, was dismissed in 1973 on grounds of governmental misconduct against him, which led to the convictions of several White House aides and figured in the impeachment proceedings against President Nixon.

Gary Brecher

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The Exiled writer Gary Brecher, a.k.a. The War Nerd a.k.a. John Dolan, discusses his stint teaching English at the American University of Iraq Sulaimaniya, the pitched battles and million-plus casualties in “The War Nobody Watched” Iran-Iraq War, how the US used Saddam Hussein as a proxy for revenge against Iran’s Revolution and the Hostage Crisis, Hussein’s slaughter of Jalal Talabani‘s Iran-allied Kurdish faction and how Iran’s larger population allowed them to outlast Iraq’s superior military while still taking high casualties.

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Gary Brecher a.k.a. The War Nerd a.k.a. John Dolan is a writer for the original Russia-based The Exile and the current US-based The Exiled. He is the author of War Nerd.

Jason Ditz

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Jason Ditz, managing news editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the many suspicious details in the Yemen printer bomb plot, Obama’s declaration of war on al-Qaeda’s Arabian Peninsula franchise, a recent-history lesson on Yemeni civilian casualties from US drone strikes and why the somewhat decentralized and anarchic state of Yemen may be another nation-building candidate.

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Jason Ditz is the managing news editor at Antiwar.com.