My readings of late have prompted me to write you in the fine lost tradition of a public exchange of letters. I wish to raise issues from your writings both as Secretary of Defense and as a private citizen in your recently published books that are of the utmost importance to our current wars in the Middle East, and to the health and proper functioning of American society and its political system. These issues require being raised, and answered, in public, and therefore I turn to this old-fashioned means to do that.
by a fan of Take Back WBAI
Tuesday, Jul. 07, 2009 at 10:17 AM
Cynthia McKinney Lands in NYC, speaks to Wake-up Call
Audio of Cynthia McKinney Speaking to WBAI’s Wake-up Call now shortened to 2 hours by the new management.
Around 7:20 a.m. EST July 7, Cynthia speaks in NY’s JFK airport to WBAI 99.5 FM NY. Welcome back, Cynthia!
The web radio Cynthia mentions in the interview is WBAIX.org (WBAI-in-Exile) http://wbaix.org run by Don DeBar, the fired and banned news editor of Wake-up Call — Click “On-Demand” button on wbaix.org page and select from reports featuring many phone calls from Israeli prison cell made by Cynthia and other Gaza 21.
The British members of the boat mission to Gaza returned home on Monday, after being deported by Israeli authorities. They were held in Israeli jail cells for days before being expelled — but are already planning a comeback. Fareena Alam sent us this report.
1. The King of Cock
3. Honduras Coup Plug
4. Mayans fight back against Goldcorp
5. The ELF strikes in Mexico
6. Jim Hansens Coal Theater
7. Uribes new boss
8. cOalbamas clean energy plan
9. Really clean CO2 free transport
10. Emergency Broadcast Network
11. Nickelsville USA
John Pilger on Honduras, Iran, Gaza, the Corporate Media, Obama’s Wars and Resisting the American Empire
Award-winning investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker, John Pilger, joins us for a wide-ranging conversation on on Honduras, Iran, Gaza, the media, health care, and Obama’s wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pilger has has written close to a dozen books and made over 50 documentaries on a range of subjects including struggles around the world for a more just and peaceful society and against Western military and economic intervention. [Includes rush transcript]
Noam Chomsky on “Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours”
Noam Chomsky, the MIT professor, author and dissident intellectual, just turned eighty years old this past December. He has written over 100 books, but despite being called “the most important intellectual alive” by the New York Times, he is rarely heard in the corporate media. We spend the hour with Noam Chomsky. He spoke recently here in New York at an event sponsored by the Brecht Forum. More than 2,000 people packed into Riverside Church in Harlem to hear his address, titled “Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours.” In his talk, Chomsky discussed the global economic crisis, the environment, wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, resistance to American empire and much more. [includes rush transcript]