Professor Juan Cole is a sholar, educator, and commentator on Middle East affairs. He’s authored, edited, and/or translated 14 books and written scores of journal articles. He’s also a regular columnist for Salon.com and his website, Informed Comment is widely quoted by those writing on Middle Eastern affairs. He describes his latest book, ‘Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East’ as an unexpected allegory to George Bush’s Iraq War. Juan Cole and a tale of two tyrants in the first segment.
Happy Labour Day to you, workers of the world, and to those that though they toil, their labour remains unrecognized. Happy day of rest to all you who shoulder the wheel week in and week out, without whose work Society would certainly shiver and shudder, convulse and collapse.
Robert Jensen is a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center http://thirdcoastactivist.org. His latest book is Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End Press, 2007). Jensen is also the author of The Heart of Whiteness: Race, Racism, and White Privilege and Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (both from City Lights Books); and Writing Dissent: Ta king Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (Peter Lang). He can be reached at email@example.com and his articles can be found online at http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/index.html.
Don Siegelman’s was a storied political career. A democrat in staunchly republican, and overwhelmingly Christian Alabama, Siegelman managed, before ascending the Governorship, to be elected to three of the next-highest offices in the state. And, not unusually, he also managed to make a few enemies. Because, as well as being a highly effective political campaigner, Don Siegelman was also an honest administrator, a trait going decidedly against the grain of George W. Bush’s America, it wasn’t long before the Alabama democrat came to the attention of the Bush coterie. Scott Horton is a New York-based attorney, specializing in Human Rights law, and the law of Armed Conflict, and serves as a consultant to Human Rights First’s, Accountability for Military Contractors project. He’s also a co-founder of the American University in Central Asia, and is a current contributor to Harper’s magazine, writing the blog column, No Comment.
Recorded September 3, 2001
This week: Jameel Jaffer is director of the American Civil Liberty Union's National Security Program, and author of 'Torture and the Rule of Law: Three Narratives About Abu Ghraib,' and co-author of the soon to be released, 'Administration of Torture.'
And; busted at the border: Alison Bodine is a central organizer with the Vancouver antiwar coalition's Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO), and the President of the University of British Columbia's Coalition Against War on the People of Iraq and Internationally (CAWOPI).
And; Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed on local goings-on in and around Victoria this wee.
Todd Tucker on the IMF and bank corruption; and Naomi Klein before she was so famous on the first Social Summit and globalization…
Live Cruise missiles in launch position fly on B-52 from Minot, North Dakota to Barksdale AFB 8 30 07. Plus should we leave Dem Party in protest or work through various Congressional challenges? Dave Lindorff says Impeach! & Mumia Abu Jamal case.
From the GR archives: Vincent Bugliosi (of Helter Skelter fame), former L.A. District Attorney on the illegal usurpation of America by George W. Bush et al in the 2000 election. And, Guy Pocklington. Recorded September 3, 2001.
Gorilla Radio Returns with new interviews with old friends, freelance journalist Jon Elmer on Palestine and eco-defender and world traveller, Ingmar Lee on Burma. And, J9 will bring us up to speed with all that's good to do in and around Victoria this week.
Documentary filmmaker and independent journalist Kevin Pina is interviewed by Marian Peleski about his work and current events unfolding in Haiti. Pina is preparing for a fall tour with his most recent documentary "Haiti: We must kill the BANDITS" that follows his earlier release of "Haiti: The UNtold Story." Peleski is a frequent host of "Progressive Voices" which is heard every Monday evening on WVUD, 91.3 FM from the University of Delaware in Newark.
American Political activist extraordinaire, David Swanson on American fascism then and now; Dani Ruben on the grinding case of environmental prisoner of conscience, Tre Arrow and his fight to stay in Canada; and Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with some of the good things to do in and around Victoria in the coming week.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca
James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency, speaks to the Commonwealth Club of California about the American car culture and our illusions of maintaining it with alternative fuels.
Phil Rockstroh is a self-described auto-didactic, gasbag monolist, poet, lyricist phiolosopher, and author of numerous articles and essays published across the internet and one I pulbished at Pacific Free Press.com I titled: 'American Reichstag,' while its author calls 'Tales of Angst, Alienation and Martial Law: Roasting Marshmallows on the American Reichstage Fire to Come.' Phil Rockstroh in the first segment.
And; Joseph and Zach Borkovic are the father-son force behind Earth Spirit, a Cowichan Bay-based endeavor to make a difference. Joe and Zach Borkovic and getting the earth spirit in the second half.