On the BBC Defending Not Torturing People

By: Wednesday December 17, 2014 10:00 am

I joined fellow whistleblower and former chief Guantanamo prosecutor Colonel Morris Davis on the BBC’s World TV recently to speak out against torture. Because most “journalism” these days defines objectivity as having people from bizarrely opposite sides of an issue yell at each other until time is up, I found myself “rebutting” a handful of [...]

 

Reproductive Rights in a State of Emergency

By: Thursday January 23, 2014 6:07 pm

This Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which protected a women’s decision to have an abortion was marked by thousands of anti-abortion activists taking part in a march for life in Washington, D.C. Carrying signs saying “I AM the pro-life generation”, and “conceived from rape, I love my life” marches converged on the National Mall Wednesday and marched to the Supreme Court.

“Nuclear Nation” Ignites Conversation About Fukushima’s Refugees

By: Monday January 6, 2014 12:10 pm

Nuclear Nation is director Atsushi Funahashi’s attempt to engage us in conversation. This documentary introduces viewers to the former residents of Futaba, the location of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and gives us a window into their lives after the disaster. The film follows the town’s residents, their lives as refugees, and everything that comes with that: communal living in an abandoned high school near Tokyo, coming to terms with the loss of family members, the loss of home, the lack of compensation, the questions about health from radiation exposure- the list goes on and on.

Journalist Rania Khalek on Gaza Disaster, ASA Boycott & the Idea of a ‘Palestinian Mandela’

By: Friday December 20, 2013 12:35 pm

There are numerous developments or discussions that have been playing out around the issue of Palestinians living under Israeli apartheid. To highlight some of them, I invited independent journalist Rania Khalek to have a discussion with me.

Discussing the NSA’s Role in Drone Strikes on HuffPost Live

By: Friday October 18, 2013 1:15 pm

This morning I appeared on Huffington Post Live to discuss the Washington Post’s story based on documents from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden revealing the role of the NSA in CIA drone strikes and how Al Qaeda member Hassan Ghul was killed in a drone strike in October 2012.

I wrote about this article yesterday in a post titled, “The Troubling State-Identified Reaction to The Washington Post’s Story on NSA’s Role in Drone Strikes.” I talked about some of it during the segment.

Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts Speaks

By: Thursday August 15, 2013 10:46 am

In the Princess Bride, the Dread Pirate Roberts is not one person, but a series of people who pass the name to a chosen successor. Likewise, there’s no way to know if the person interviewed by Forbes’ Andy Greenberg is the one and only Dread Pirate Roberts, who runs the Bitcoin-based illegal drug trafficking site, Silk Road. In fact, the non-centralized, distributed nature of the Silk Road has been a key to its success as a dark web black market site — or at least their ability to elude DEA investigators.

Interview With Jeremy Scahill on ‘Dirty Wars’ Production, War on the Press & Bradley Manning’s Trial

By: Sunday June 2, 2013 7:00 am

here was a screening in Washington, DC, for press and friends for journalist Jeremy Scahill’s new film, Dirty Wars. Scahill did a Q&A and also setup interviews with some media organizations the following day.

I arranged an interview with Scahill, who graciously gave me some of his time and sat down to talk about the film.

Tim Kaine Won’t Talk about Wars

By: Sunday June 19, 2011 6:45 am

Did you hear the one about the Ex Democratic Party Chairman and the peace activist walking into the coffee shop? That was Tim Kaine and me on Saturday. He’s the former governor of Virginia, former DNC Chair, and current candidate for the US Senate. He arrived nearly an hour late for his event here in [...]

GRITtv: Women In The Military Can’t Have PTSD?

By: Monday May 26, 2008 5:07 pm

Women still face a military attitude that up to now has been “Because women aren’t allowed in combat, they can’t have PTSD. It must be depression or women’s issues like PMS.” This Memorial Day it’s worth noting that the US military is a whole lot keener to deploy women than it is to look after them when they’ve done their service. We discuss veterans’ issues in a GRITtv roundtable.

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