Posts Tagged ‘Defense & Terrorism’

Shahid Buttar, Heidi Boghosian

June 12 . 2013

Information about top-secret government surveillance programs was leaked; is the public owed an explanation from the Feds? Shahid Buttar with Bill of Rights Defense Committee and Heidi Boghosian with National Lawyers Guild give their take.

Trevor Aaronson

March 4 . 2013

The Terror Factory shows how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the bureau can then claim victory in the war on terror.

Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett

January 28 . 2013

Middle East experts, Flynt and Hillary Leverett draw on years of research and access to high-level officials in Going to Tehran to explain how Iran sees the world and why its approach to foreign policy is hardly the irrational behavior of a rogue nation.

James Jones

August 23 . 2012

What causes a person to kill innocent strangers in the name of religion? Clinical psychologist and expert on comparative religion, James W. Jones addresses  this increasingly urgent question in Blood That Cries Out From The Earth.

Rafe Sagarin

April 12 . 2012

In Learning from the Octopus, ecologist and security expert Rafe Sagarin rethinks the seemingly intractable problem of security by drawing inspiration from a surprising source: nature.

Terry O’Neill, Ken Ballen

November 3 . 2011

Mississippi will vote on a constitutional amendment declaring that embryos are people, a move that would outlaw abortion and could criminalize other birth control methods. Terry O’Neill with NOW joins us. Then, author Ken Ballen talks about Terrorists in Love.

Jeanne Guillemin, Mary Ellen O’Toole

October 18 . 2011

Jeanne Guillemin is a leading expert on bioterrorism and in American Anthrax she gives the definitive account of the seven year investigation of the virulent spores that were sent through the mail killing several. Then Mary Ellen O’Toole, a former FBI profiler tells you how to handle yourself when in a fearful situation in Dangerous Instincts.



Susan N. Herman

October 17 . 2011

Susan Herman, the president of the ACLU takes a hard look at the human and social costs of the War on Terror in Taking Liberties.

David Dunbar

September 9 . 2011

Debunking 9/11 Myths expands on an article published in Popular Mechanics in March 2005, which deconstructs many of the myths surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Co-author,  David Dunbar responds to the conspiracy theories.

Dennis Smith

September 8 . 2011

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but among the memorials, political speeches, and news editorials, the most pressing consideration- and often the most overlooked is the lives and well being of the 9/11 first responders, their families, and the victims’ families over the past decade. Dennis Smith, a former firefighter and the author takes a look at A Decade of Hope.