Posts Tagged ‘Military’

Jesse Ventura

June 6 . 2011

The official spin on numerous government programs is flat-out bull, according to Jesse Ventura. In 63 Documents, he walks readers through 63 of the most incriminating programs to reveal what really happens behind the closed doors.

Bill Zimmerman

May 16 . 2011

Bill Zimmerman recounts the radicalization via beatnikism, the civil rights movement, and antiwar protests that led him in 1969 to renounce a promising psychology professorship and become a full-time antiwar activist in Troublemaker.

Hina Shamsi, Wayne Pacelle

April 15 . 2011

President Obama has lifted the ban on military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay and Hina Shamsi with the ACLU tells us why she’s not happy with that decision. Then, Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, unveils the deep links of the human-animal connection, as well as the conflicting impulses that have led us to betray this kinship through widespread and systemic cruelty to animals in The Bond.

 

Kim Barker

March 17 . 2011

In The Taliban Shuffle, journalist Kim Barker offers an insider’s account of the “forgotten war” in Afghanistan and Pakistan, chronicling the years after America’s initial routing of the Taliban, when we failed to finish the job.

J.E. McNeil, Helen Benedict

March 2 . 2011

It is not usual for the military to grant conscientious objector status but recently, the Navy did just that and J.E. McNeil, executive director of the Center on Conscience and War said that the case posed a challenge for the institution. Later, Helen Benedict interviewed women who served in Iraq, many of whom told stories of sexual harassment and rape in The Lonely Soldier.