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End the 21st Century Crusades

Seymour Hersh

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Seymour Hersh is interviewed by Steve Scher

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Seymour Hersh is responsible for exposing many of the biggest stories in the 20th century, and he is still hard at work. Hersh alleged that senior officials were waging a crusade overseas, protecting Christianity from the Muslim.
Source: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Seymour Hersh

The natural gas business is booming, sometimes with deadly results. Host Bruce Gellerman sniffs out the cracks in the nearly two million miles of pipeline that run under our cities.
Source: Rampant City Gas Leaks

There are more than a third of a million miles of natural gas transmission pipelines in the U.S., and more to come. But sometimes they rupture, devastating homes and lives. Bruce Gellerman speaks with investigative blogger Frank Gallagher, editor of, about the hazards of this vast system.
Source: The Explosive Growth of Natural Gas Networks

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Juan Cole on the Middle East

Juan Cole
Peter B. Collins

The conversation between Juan Cole and Peter B. Collins concerned Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iran, Israel, Palestine, the CIA and drones.

Juan Cole has testified before the U.S. Senate and knows Arabic and Persian. He blogs at Informed Comment and is a historian of South Asia. He has been a guest on PBS News Hour, ABC Nightly News, Nightline, the Today Show, Charlie Rose, Anderson Cooper 360, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, the Colbert Report, Democracy Now! and many others. He lived in various parts of the Muslim world for nearly 10 years.
Source: Foreign Policy Roundup: U. Michigan’s Prof. Juan Cole

Cancer Alley Case Gets Surprising Support from EPA Administrator Jackson

Mossville, Louisiana sits in the shadow of 14 petrochemical refineries.  For decades, Mossville residents have complained about their health problems to industry, and to state and federal agencies. They reached past the U.S. regulators to take their case to the highest human rights court in the western hemisphere, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Now a candid comment from the highest U.S. environmental regulator appears to have boosted their petition. Living on Earth and Planet Harmony’s Ike Sriskandarajah reports.
Source: Obama Administration Divided Over Cancer Alley Case

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Sabeel Sacramento Conference, A Time for Justice: Supporting Human Rights in Palestine–Israel.

March 16- 17, 2012 - Sabeel Sacramento Conference, A Time for Justice: Supporting Human Rights in Palestine–Israel.

Conference location: First United Methodist Church, 2100 J St, Sacramento.

An opportunity to hear from and meet with Christian, Muslim, Jewish and secular leaders, scholars, and activists about the situation in Palestine-Israel including its historical context, efforts to end human rights abuses, visions for the future and why a just resolution is important for Americans.

Featuring international, national and regional presenters, the conference runs from noon on Friday to 6pm on Saturday. The Friday evening keynote with Sabeel Founder, Rev. Naim Ateek and Palestinian Freedom Rider, Huwaida Arraf, is open to the public.

"A Child's View," the exhibit of Gaza Children's art work will be on display.

More information and registration options at: (Sacramento Conference), or or phone 916-451-1512.

NOTE: Early registration $50 for entire 2 day Conference, including Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and Friday Keynote. After March 1st, 2012, registration $60. One day, students and group rates available. Scholarships available on request. Friday Keynote open to public - $5-$10 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds (free to registered Conference attendees). Wheelchair accessible.


A look at Iran, Iraq and suicide terrorism

The Other Scott Horton

Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton

The Other Scott Horton is an international human rights lawyer, professor and contributing editor at Harper’s magazine. They discuss the assassination Iranian nuclear scientists and the justification for the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki's sixteen year old son and unchecked executive power.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton

Adam Lankford

Scott Horton Interviews Robert A. Pape and Adam Lankford

Two professors and authors debate the root cause of suicide terrorism and whether it results from U.S. foreign policies and military occupations or is instead a manifestation of personal mental health issues.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Robert A. Pape and Adam Lankford

Gareth Porter

Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the 20 year U.S. campaign of death and destruction in Iraq. He also talks about how Nouri al-Maliki tricked the Bush administration into negotiating a troop withdrawal deadline and why the gigantic U.S. embassy is destined to become a museum of U.S. atrocities.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

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Ralph Nader and the Billionaires

Two billionaires, Ted Turner and Peter Lewis talk with Ralph Nader. They discuss the activism, Iraq War, marijuana, hemp, nuclear power and health insurance and more.

Ralph Nader is the founder of the consumers' rights movement. He played a key role in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Freedom of Information Act and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has harshly criticized the two major political parties for preserving a campaign finance system that makes them both dependent on wealthy contributors.

Ted Turner

Ted Turner founded of the cable news network CNN and the cable channel TBS. He owns 2.1 million acres of land across 12 states and also 100,000 acres in South America. According to Forbes magazine he is worth $2.1 billion. The United Nations Foundation was started with a $1 billion grant from Ted Turner to support the United Nations in executing its programs worldwide.

Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis is the chairman and CEO of Progressive Corporation, the fourth largest U.S. personal auto insurer and he's worth $1.05 billion. He has donated multi-millions to Princeton University, Marijuana Policy Project, American Civil Liberties Union, MoveOn and many more charities and political groups.

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The War in Libya

Jeremy Scahill

Scott Horton Interviews Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill discusses Yemen, President Saleh, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Al Qaeda, Obama, Bush, Ed Schultz, Libya.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Jeremy Scahill

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Scott Horton Interviews Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Rep. Dennis Kucinich discusses his attempt to provoke debate in Congress concerning the authority to declare war. He voted to defund the Libyan War.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Glenn Greenwald

Scott Horton Interviews Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald talks about Obama and War Powers Act and the Libyan War. He also comments on WikiLeaks Julian Assange and journalism.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Glenn Greenwald

Nick Turse

Scott Horton Interviews Nick Turse

Nick Turse discusses how JSOC, the Joint Special Operations Command became the president’s own private army. He also comments on why the precision airstrikes in Libya were probably guided by special operations forces on the ground.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Nick Turse

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Rage and rebellion across the Islamic world

I must confess that I have my own views of the Muslim world. Like most countries they want self-determination. That is the process by which a country determines its own statehood and forms its own allegiances and government. Self-determination is an idea that can't killed with bombs or bullets or autocratic leaders.

Robin Wright

Robin Wright talks with Charlie Rose about the Islamic world
Source: Robin Wright

Al McCoy


Al McCoy talks about how empires are maintained, why the U.S. empire is in decline, and what the consequences might be depending on how we respond to that decline. Al McCoy is a professor of history at the University of Wisconson–Madison, and author of 'Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines and the Rise of the Surveillance State,'
Source: TomCast for April 24, 2011: SubordiNations

Robin Wright talked about the recent Middle East uprisings and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Source: Rock The Casbah

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JVP Solidarity with Palestinian Freedom Riders

Images and video from the November 15, 2011 Palestinian Freedom Ride in the Occupied West Bank and a solidarity action organized by Jewish Voice For Peace in Baltimore, MD.

The Afghanistan War after 10 years

Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern and Prof. Jonathan Stevenson talk to Peter B. Collins. They talk about Afghanistan and Gen. David Petraeus. McGovern served 27 years in Army intelligence and at the CIA.

Jonathan Stevenson

Professor Stevenson teaches strategic studies at the Naval War College, and has a background as a journalist. He notes that the generals are becoming bolder in overstepping their roles, and that presidents are becoming more passive to this kind of behavior. They talk about Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain and Syria.

Source: Two Critical Views of Gen. Petraeus: Ray McGovern and Prof. Jonathan Stevenson; plus Will Durst on Birthers

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What Would Gandhi Do?

Mohandas K. Gandhi

Gandhi was born Oct. 2, 1869. In celebration of his 142nd birthday, this program explores non-violent resistance through the eyes of Gene Sharp and includes a few short excerpts from the movie Gandhi.

Gene Sharp

What Would Gandhi Do About Iraq and Weapons of Mass Deception?

It doesn’t have to take guns and tanks to effect change, according to Sharp. Sharp was interviewed by Tom Ashbrook in late 2002 before the second Iraq War.

Gene Sharp is president and founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, a nonprofit organization that promotes non-violent struggle in the face of dictatorship, war, genocide and oppression.
Source: What Would Gandhi Do?

Gene Sharp speaks on civilian-based defense

He asks why hasn’t war been abolished? He notes that nuclear deterrence is a desperate and bankrupt policy and power derives from obedience and cooperation of people, not from violence.
Source: Gene Sharp Lecture on Civilian-Based Defense

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Jeff Halper: Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions

The Right to a Home: Ending Israeli Government Policy of Palestinian Home Demolitions. Speaker, Dr. Jeff Halper is co-founder and director of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions (ICAHD), a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and author of An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel.

Saturday, October 15, 7 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 2100 J St. Sacramento.

Event is free and open to the public.

Beware of the military-industrial complex

President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address was delivered January 17, 1961. He explains the military-industrial complex to a U.S. audience.
Source: Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address

Gareth Porter

Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter
Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses Eisenhower’s extraordinary farewell address and the overblown Soviet threat and missile gap hoax scare. They discuss the revelations that the British mission in Afghanistan was simply to give the Army something to do and the three choices for fighting back against state militarism: abolish government, protest for change, or expatriate.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Ray McGovern

Scott Horton Interviews Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern is a former senior analyst at the CIA. He discusses the Dept. of Justice's decision to use military tribunals instead of federal court trials for the alleged 9/11 plotters. He also discusses where the U.S. empire of bases intersects with the domination of oil and gas resources.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Ray McGovern

An alternate history of the U.S.

Thaddeus Russell

Cindy Sheehan's first guest is Thaddeus Russell, he's an historian, cultural critic, and author of "A Renegade History of the United States."

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Cindy Sheehan's next guest is Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, and he discusses the U.S. military intervention in Libya. His biggest objection is that the entire power to make war is given by our Constitution to Congress not to the President. The founders and the Constitution clearly valued the importance of putting the war powers in the hands of the Congress.
Source: Double feature

Kevin Bales

Kevin Bales talks about slavery. He is an anti-slavery advocate and the president of Free the Slaves. He is also a Professor of Sociology at Roehampton University in London.

Source: Kevin Bales, Anti-Slavery Advocate

Governor Schwarzenegger

Does chemical pollution affect young male sexuality? Scientists continue to sound the alarm about some chemical exposures that may effect reproductive health and development.
Source: Hormone Disruptors Linked To Genital Changes and Sexual Preference

Climate Solutions: Do It Locally
Cities and states must carry the torch to cut carbon emissions and fight climate change. That's the message from Governor Schwarzenegger's third and final Governors' Global Climate Summit, at UC Davis. Reporter: Gretchen Weber
Source: Message from Climate Summit: Do It Yourself

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U.S. empire vs. U.S. republic

Bruce Fein

Dr. Mike Beitler interviews Bruce Fein. Bruce Fein is a constitutional scholar who served as the Associate Deputy Attorney General under President Reagan from 1981 to 1982. Bruce discusses War Powers Act, Renewal of the Patriot Act, and cutting national security/defense spending to balance the budget. He has the best summary of the history of the U.S. empire I've ever heard.
Source: Now Playing:Bruce Fein, Constitutional Scholar & Author

Why Patriot Act Serves Empire, Not Republic
Source: Patriot Act Serves Empire Not a Republic

Obama Institutes Indefinite Detention
Interview with Bruce Fein, former assistant deputy attorney general under President Ronald Reagan, conducted by Scott Harris.
Source: Obama Executive Order to Institutionalize Indefinite Detention

Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren, author of "We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the War for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People", talks about his book and his observations on Western-style nation building.
Source: TomCast for May 15, 2010: We Meant Well

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