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    Okinawan People Oppose Relocation of U.S. Military Base to Henoko
    Paul Jay talks to historian Peter Kuznick, who says the people of Okinawa want all the military bases moved off the island

      February 16, 2015

    Congress and Pentagon Shielding Weapons Contracts from Budget Cuts
    Lawmakers and military administrators are shifting baseline funding to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, which is exempt from mandatory cuts.

      December 10, 14

    Afghan Soldier Kills US General, America's Highest-Ranking Fatality Since Vietnam
    Fmr. chief of staff to Colin Powell Lawrence Wilkerson discusses the recent killing of a U.S. General by an Afghan insider and the mess America will leave behind after its withdrawal

      October 3, 14

    Congress Considering Expanding Wasteful Pentagon Programs
    Anti-militarism advocates William Hartung and Greg Mello discuss why a House proposal to spend billions on new nuclear weapons, the F-35 and other projects is wasteful and harmful for America's strategic interests

      October 3, 14

    Pentagon Will Cut Services and Benefits To Soldiers While Protecting Profits of Defense Industry
    William Hartung: Those who fight the wars will face cuts, but not high- ranking military personnel or the companies that build weapons

      February 25, 2014

    The Untold Story of American Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan
    Journalist Ann Jones discusses her new book: "How the Wounded Return from America's Wars - The Untold Story"

      October 3, 14

    US Military Contractors Celebrate Record High Profits and Stock Prices
    The business of war is more profitable than ever.

      October 3, 14

    Israel is an Example of an Economy Hijacked by Military-security Interests
    Although the U.S has the world's largest military industrial complex, Israel has the largest ratio of its economy dedicated to the military and security industry

      October 3, 14

    80% of Gitmo Prisoners on Hunger Strike for 100 Days
    Group calls for cleared detainees to be released

      October 3, 14

    Untold History: Stalin, the Soviet Union and WWII (5/7)
    Pt.5 Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of Showtime's Untold History of the United States): Dealing with the role of the Soviet Union in WWII was the most sensitive and complicated issue faced by the series

      January 14, 2013

    11 Years of Guantanamo; Brennan CIA Nomination Consolidates Drone Assassination Strategy
    Michael Ratner: From Guantanamo to Brennan at CIA, Obama carries on the policies of George Bush

      January 11, 2013

    Untold History: The Rise and Fall of a Progressive Vice-President of the USA (3/7)
    Pt.3 Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of the "Untold History of the United States", discusses the '44 Democratic Convention coup that dumped VP Henry A. Wallace, the man who as President would have opposed the cold war

      December 21, 2012

    Untold History: Early US Imperialism, Hitler, Roosevelt, The Spanish Civil War (2/7)
    Pt.2 Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of Untold History of the United States, discusses Roosevelt's attitude towards Hitler and the Soviet Union

      December 19, 2012

    The Making of "Untold History of the United States" (1/7)
    Pt.1 The beginning of a multi-part interview with Peter Kuznick; in this segment he tells the story about how he teamed up with Oliver Stone to challenge a primary thesis of the cold war

      December 17, 2012

    Manning Testifies About His Torture; Was it Aimed at Turning Him on Assange?
    Michael Ratner: Manning describes cruel and unusual punishment; offers to plea to lesser charges

      December 1, 2012

    US Government Campaign Against Whistleblowers and Electronic Robin Hoods
    Michael Ratner: Alleged hacktivist accused of leaking Stratfor files awaits trial; Manning lawyers say charges should be dropped as he was tortured

      November 19, 2012

    Petraeus Scandal Reveals Surveillance State and Hypocrisy Over Benghazi
    Larry Wilkerson: The traditional concept of privacy is disappearing; Lindsey Graham and John McCain, how dare you?

      November 16, 2012

    Canadian Armed Forces an Adjunct to US - The Ugly Canadian
    Yves Engler: The Canadian government played a major role in the bombing of Libya. It was a Canadian general that oversaw the whole NATO mission and approved the bombing targets.

      November 19, 2012

    The Ugly Canadian
    Yves Engler: Prime Minister Harper's government actively campaigns against international treaties and legislation around the world that aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

      November 14, 2012

    Global Mining and The Ugly Canadian
    Yves Engler: The Canadian Harper government actively interferes in the affairs of other countries on behalf of mining companies registered in Canada

      November 15, 2012

    Court Rules Khalid Sheik Mohammed Can't Testify About Torture
    The Michael Ratner Report: Trial has a 40 second delay on feed to journalists so military can censor testimony

      October 3, 14

    Is The War on Drugs "All About the Money"?
    Stephen Downing,a retired deputy chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department and Terry Nelson, retired from Department of Homeland Security on why they support treating addiction as a health problem and are for the total legalization of drugs

      November 13, 2012

    If the "War On Drugs" has Failed, is Legalization the Answer?
    Leigh Maddox and Peter Christ (members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition): The "War on Drugs" helped create a situation where from gangs, to police to lawyers to jails, there are massive amounts of money to be made in this never-ending "war"

      October 19, 2012

    Law Enforcement Officials Call for an End to “The War On Drugs”
    Jim Gierach a former Assistant State’s Attorney of Cook County, Illinois and Richard Van Wickler superintendent for the Cheshire County, New Hampshire Department of Corrections call for the legalization of drugs

      October 25, 2012

    Alternatives to the War on Drugs
    A retired judge and a former MI5 officer discuss Eurpean models that present a more effective approach to drugs other than locking people up

      October 3, 14

    Spies, Lies and Whistle Blowers
    PT2 Annie Machon (MI5 whistle blower): The culture of MI5 and MI6 is even worse since 9/11

      November 1, 2012

    From MI6 Al Qaeda Plot to Kill Gaddafi to Spying on Domestic Dissent: An MI5 Whistle Blower's Story
    Annie Machon: British intelligence agencies considered themselves above the law

      October 31, 2012

    US War Against IED's in Afghanistan a Strategic Failure
    Garth Porter: US has been unable to limit the high casualties suffered as a result of a key Taliban strategy

      October 3, 14

    Judges to Review Constitutionality of NDAA Military Detention Legislation
    Chris Hedges: We filed our lawsuit because this legislation threatens basic democratic rights allowing for indefinite military detention to repress domestic protest

      September 28, 2012

    Pressure Put on Manning to Implicate Assange
    Michael Ratner: As Wikileaks Founder Nears 100 Days in Ecuadorian Embassy Sweden's refusal to interview Assange in London suggests they are working with US towards extradition

      October 3, 14

    Civilian Deaths from US Drone Attacks Much Higher than Reported
    Gareth Porter: New investigative work shows that civilian deaths in Pakistan, including from second wave attacks, higher than Pentagon reports

      August 22, 2012

    The Hunger Games Economy
    Jeff Faux: Dreams of Wall St. and Military Industrial Complex are not compatible with dreams of American middle class

      October 3, 14

    Will Military Budget Cuts Weaken Defence and Lose Jobs?
    Bob Pollin: Cuts triggered by the Congressional sequestration process are not as big as Pentagon spin and military spending is an inefficient "job creator"

      October 3, 14

    America has an Industrial Policy - It's Run by the Pentagon
    Bob Pollin: We need an industrial policy aimed at jobs and a green economy, not massive public spending on the military

      October 3, 14

    America has an Industrial Policy - It's Run by the Pentagon
    TRNN Replay: Bob Pollin: We need an industrial policy aimed at jobs and a green economy, not massive public spending on the military

      October 3, 14

    Jobs Numbers Show Recession Far From Over
    Bob Pollin: There is no engine driving job creation so no real recovery is possible

      October 3, 14

    Obama's and Brennan's "Kill List"
    Ray McGovern: It is a moral and legal impossibility to square "kill lists" for extrajudicial killing with traditional legal and moral American values.

      October 3, 14

    NATO Protests In Fortress Chicago
    While no mass arrests took place, downtown loop fully militarized

      October 3, 14

    AFRICOM Expands Mission In Africa
    Maurice Carney: A U.S.-based unit has been selected as the Army’s first “regionally aligned” brigade, and by next year its soldiers could begin conducting operations in Africa.

      October 3, 14

    NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations
    Thousands of police flood downtown Chicago

      October 3, 14

    Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control
    Medea Benjamin: Drones kill innocent civilians and antagonize whole populations

      April 27, 2012

    Ed Herman on "Humanitarian Imperialism"
    Edward Herman Pt2: The development of humanitarian intervention as a concept is essentially an overthrow of international law

      July 2, 2012

    Wilkerson on Panetta and Holder
    Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Obama, Panetta and Holder undermine basic constitutional rights by justifying killing American citizens without judicial process and bypassing Congress in declaring war

      October 3, 14

    Obama terror drones: CIA tactics in Pakistan include targeting rescuers and funerals
    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by the Bureau for the Sunday Times has revealed.

      February 7, 2012

    Get the Data: Obama’s Terror Drones
    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: As part of its ongoing investigation into the US covert war the Bureau has examined thousands of credible media reports relating to more than 310 Central Intelligence Agency drone strikes in Pakistan.

      February 7, 2012

    A Question Of Legality
    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: Attacks by the CIA on rescuers and funeral-goers may be morally questionable. But are such attacks legal?

      February 7, 2012

    The Cost of Full Spectrum Dominance
    Catherine Lutz: Obama cuts to military are minor and do not change doctrine of overwhelming military superiority

      January 11, 2012

    Whistle Blower Threatened with 35 Years in Prison, Warns of Developing Tyranny
    Thomas Drake blew the whistle on a massive domestic information gathering scheme and was called "an enemy of the state" (speech at Sam Adams Awards)

      January 4, 2012

    Obama's War on Whistle Blowers
    Attorney Jesslyn Radack: More whistle blowers have been charged  during Obama admin. then all other presidents together.(speech at Sam Adams Awards)

      January 3, 2012

    Will 50% Cuts "Hollow Out" the Military?
    Jo Comerford: With the Super Committee deadlocked, the triggered cuts to military spending in 2013 will not affect real US security

      October 3, 14

    "When the World Outlawed War"
    David Swanson discusses his book about the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact and how it makes current wars illegal

      November 23, 2011

    Murdoch Shaped British Politics for 40 Years
    Leo Panitch: Murdoch used sex scandal journalism to attack left-wing of the Labour Party and later helped create Tony Blair

      July 13, 2011

    UK Parliament Bids to Scupper Murdoch Media Deal
    EuroNews: Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has endured a torrid day at the hands of members of the UK Parliament

      July 13, 2011

    Murdoch in London to save BSkyB deal
    EuroNews: Media baron Rupert Murdoch has arrived at the London headquarters of his newspaper empire to take control of the phone hacking crisis

      July 11, 2011

    A Security and Finance State that Dominates the American People
    Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.8: I don't know if our grandchildren will live in a democratic republic

      October 3, 14

    Guilty as Charged
    Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.7: Before Powell's UN presentation I wrote my resignation but didn't submit it

      October 3, 14

    9/11 and the War in Iraq
    Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.6: Colin Powell's job was to "clean the crap" off the oval office carpets; intelligence was being fixed around the policy of going to war

      October 3, 14

    Cheney, 9/11 and The New American Century
    Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.5: Cheney and his team saw 9/11 as an opportunity to advance their real agenda

      October 3, 14

    Predatory Capitalism and War for Oil
    Larry Wilkerson P4: The first Gulf War made me begin to understand that our military strategy was all about oil

      October 3, 14

    Decline of the Empire
    Lawrence Wilkerson Pt3: On Colin Powell and the end of the empire

      October 3, 14

    TRNN Replay: War is not About Truth, Justice and the American Way
    Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.2: I learned that war was about power, politics and commercial advantage

      December 24, 14

    War is Not About Truth, Justice and the American Way
    Lawrence Wilkerson, Collin Powell's former Chief of Staff, reflects on his life journey from "cold warrior" to harsh critic of US foreign policy

      June 3, 2011

    Wilkerson: For Truth, Justice and the American Way
    Lawrence Wilkerson, Collin Powell's former Chief of Staff, reflects on his life journey from "cold warrior" to harsh critic of US foreign policy

      June 4, 2011

    Anti-War Protesters Arrested Outside White House
    Daniel Ellsberg and more than a hundred war protesters arrested as they oppose US wars

      March 20, 2011

    Does UN Charter Allow Libyan No-Fly Zone?
    Jules Lobel: UN Security Council has authority to declare no-fly zone but practice is very dangerous

      March 15, 2011

    Reagan Celebration Hides Brutal History
    Wilkerson and Parry on Reagan Centennial: Many of today's catastrophes traced to Reagan's presidency

      February 4, 2011

    Canadian Secret Trial: Man May Face Deportation and Torture
    After eight-year trial involving secret evidence, Canada decides to deport Mohamed Harkat, potentially to torture

      February 2, 2011

    Iraq: 'Evidence For Criminal Case Against Blair' Says Expert
    A leading QC tells Channel 4 there is enough evidence for the International Criminal Court to mount a case against Tony Blair

      January 22, 2011

    WikiLeaks, The Internet And Democracy
    Panel moderated by Paul Jay including Daniel Ellsberg, Clay Shirky, Neville Roy Singham, Peter Thiel and Jonathan Zittrain

      January 21, 2011

    Protest Against Obama Guantanamo Policy
    Protest against indefinite detention policy -- demands Obama keep promise to close Guantanamo

      January 15, 2011

    The Tucson Shooting, Civility And The New Class War Zone
    Paul Jay: Instead of using 'civility' to cover up reality, how about a people's civility intended to reveal it

      January 12, 2011

    Obama to Sanction Indefinite Gitmo Detention
    Shayana Kadidal: Indefinite detention gives the appearance of a due process, lets administration get away with not trying people

      January 11, 2011

    Empire - Hollywood: Chronicler of War
    Al Jazeera: Is it a case of art imitating life, or a sinister force using art to influence life and death?

      December 24, 2010

    Empire - Hollywood: The Pentagon calls the shots
    Al Jazeera: Hollywood and the war machine: A look at the Pentagon's influence on the film industry

      December 24, 2010

    World Tired of Paying Bill for US Military
    Michael Hudson: Major countries looking for alternatives to US dollar

      December 26, 2010

    Arrest Warrant Expected for Julian Assange
    CH4: Britain's serious crime agency is expecting an arrest warrant application from Sweden for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

      December 3, 2010

    Arrest Warrant Expected for Julian Assange
    CH4: Britain's serious crime agency is expecting an arrest warrant application from Sweden for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

      December 3, 2010

    WikiLeaks and Why Might a Saudi King Want the US to Attack Iran?
    Lawrence Wilkerson: It's not about Iran as a regional threat, it's about rival elites defending oil wealth and power

      October 3, 14

    New York Times Beats Drums for War
    Ray McGovern: NYT ignores intelligence there is no evidence of Iran nuclear weapons program

      October 3, 14

    North Korea Sees Itself Surrounded by Enemies
    Lawrence Wilkerson: Wikileaks cables may show that China no longer needs North Korea as a buffer state

      December 5, 2010

    WikiLeaks Shows No "New Mind-Set" In US Foreign Policy
    Phyllis Bennis: Clinton ordered spying on UN leaders shows Bush style still around

      November 29, 2010

    WikiLeaks: Hezbollah Rockets Cover All of Israel
    Gareth Porter: Balance of forces in Middle East has changed with Hezbollah able to "cover entire territory of Israel" with rockets

      December 3, 2010

    Wikileaks and Iran
    Gareth Porter: Media selecting cables that support Iran war narrative

      October 3, 14

    Project For The New American Century
    David Swanson: PNAC calls for the assertion of American military might around the globe

      November 23, 2010

    Project For The New American Century
    TRNN Replay - David Swanson: PNAC calls for the assertion of American military might around the globe

      November 23, 2010

    Obama Continues Most of Bush's Wiretap Policies
    Shayana Kadidal: Government refuses to disclose possible wiretapping of civil rights lawyers

      October 8, 2010

    Al Jazeera: Pervasive fraud, fatal side effects, and huge kick-backs paid to doctors plague Big Pharma

      August 12, 2010

    Gareth Porter: Most US media helps Obama back away from Iraq pledge

      August 6, 2010

    Afghan leak: Wikileaks Julian Assange tells all
    Channel 4 News speaks exclusively to founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange about the Afghan war logs

      July 26, 2010

    Secret files: Wikileaks reveals 'unseen war'
    Major security breach reveals alleged "execution squads", an apparent plot to kill the Afghan president

      July 25, 2010

    Al Jazeera: US director of national intelligence and the role of private contractors in intelligence

      July 21, 2010

    Cheney and far right lead Republicans over cliff
    Wilkerson on Cheney Pt.4: The greatest shift of wealth from the middle class to the top 1 percent

      June 11, 2010

    Cheney wanted new cold war with China
    Wilkerson on Cheney Pt.3: Cheney wanted to use downing of a US plane as excuse to start a new cold war

      June 10, 2010

    Cheney's push of deregulators led to BP disaster
    Wilkerson on Cheney Pt2: Cheney's support for pro-industry "regulators" maybe his main damage to America

      June 8, 2010

    Wilkerson on Cheney
    Hyper-nationalist Cheney got rich at Halliburton then "Co-President" with Bush

      June 7, 2010

    Obama's world without nuclear weapons? Pt.2
    Schell: Summit's objective was to isolate Iran, not clear how real a non-nuclear world objective is

      April 26, 2010

    Obama's world without nuclear weapons?
    Jonathan Schell: Nuclear strategy still rooted in cold war thinking

      April 25, 2010

    Centenary of Mark Twain's death
    Courtesy of History Channel's "The People Speak" - Josh Brolin reads Twain on the US war in Philippines

      April 21, 2010

    On the border Pt7
    Warschawski: Netanyahu allied with US neo-cons who believe in permanent war - conflict with Obama real

      April 13, 2010

    A "cold warrior's" take on the Republican Party
    Eric Margolis: The current Republican Party appeals to fear and prejudice

      March 17, 2010

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