Happy Armistice Day! Today is of course the day named to celebrate the end of a terrible war. It is now a day to remember not only the millions killed during The Great War ended in 1918, but the many more millions killed in wars since.
Before it was numbered, that war was billed as “the war to end all wars,” but ending wars and War is, as our recent history attests, not anywhere as simple as beginning, or continuing them.
We here in Canada, and those in the other nations who joined America’s invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, have been given several dates for the cessation of hostilities there – the latest promising an end sometime in 2014; but even if true this time, as one of my first guest’s book titles reminds: War is not over when it’s over.
Ann Jones is an independent journalist and photographer, educator, and human rights advocate. She has authored eight books, contributed to fifteen more, and written articles too numerous to recount. Some of her book titles include: ‘Uncle Tom’s Campus,’ ‘When Love Goes Wrong,’ ‘Women Who Kill,’ ‘Next Time, She’ll Be Dead,’ ‘Looking for Lovedu,’ ‘Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan,’ ‘War is Not Over When It’s Over,’ and her latest is the just released, ‘They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars — the Untold Story.’
Ann Jones in the first half.
And; nearly seven months after the Boston Marathon bombing few are aware of the efforts still being made by the FBI, ostensibly to uncover possible accomplices, especially amongst a group of emigres from Russia’s Chechen region. One such investigation culminated in the death in custody of Ibragim Todashev, who was allegedly killed during a solo interrogation by an FBI agent. The circumstance of Todashev’s final conversation is still a mystery, and the FBI seems determined it should remain that way.
Dave Lindorff is an award-winning investigative reporter, long-time muckraker, and founder of the online news site, ThisCan’tBeHappening.net. His writing regularly appears online at Counterpunch.org, and he’s now collaborating with one of America’s preeminent online investigative journalism sites, WhoWhatWhy. Dave’s work has also appeared in mainstream interests like BusinessWeek, the Nation, Extra! and Rolling Stone magazine.
Lindorff is author of the books, ‘This Can’t Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy,’ ‘Marketplace Medicine: The Rise of the For Profit Hospital Chains,’ ‘Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal,’ and ‘The Case for Impeachment: Legal Arguments for Removing President George W. Bush’ co-authored with Barbara Olshansky. Dave is also now .
Dave Lindorff and the FBI harassment of friends, and friends of friends in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of what’s going on on our city’s streets and beyond. But first, Ann Jones and the soldier’s return.
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