Our guest this week is Rob Weissman, editor of Multinational Monitor magazine, a monthly magazine devoted primarily to examining the activities of multinational companies.
Our guest this week is Chris Hedges. Hedges, who writes a weekly column for Truthdig that is published every Monday, is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He is the author of several books, including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and most recently When Atheism Becomes Religion: America's New Fundamentalists.
Our guest this week is David Barsamian, host and producer of Alternative Radio-the award-winning, Boulder-based internationally broadcast program. His books include Targeting Iran, Confronting Empire with Eqbal Ahmad and Speaking of Empire & Resistance with Tariq Ali. Barsamian has been to Pakistan several times this year, and has broadcast a series of programs on Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Our guest this week is Danny Schechter, the News Dissector. Schechter is editor of MediaChannel.org, and produces a daily blog analyzing the news media.
Schechter is the producer and/or director of numerous film and television documentaries. He has written several books, including The More You Watch, The Less You Know. His latest book is Plunder: Investigating our Economic Calamity and the Subprime Scandal.
Our guest this week was Kevin Phillips, author of Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism. A former Republican political strategist, he is also former editor- publisher of The American Political Report, and a frequent commentator and columnist on US politics.
This week's show features Amy Goodman, host of the radio show Democracy Now!
Chris Mooney is a visiting associate in the Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University and the author of The Republican War on Science, Storm World and, with Sheril Kirshenbaum, Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future. Chris's blog can be found at blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection
Our guest this week is Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of the Nation. She is the co-editor of Taking Back America--And Taking Down The Radical Right (NationBooks, 2004) and, most recently, editor of The Dictionary of Republicanisms, (NationBooks, 2005).
She is also co-editor (with Stephen F. Cohen) of Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers (Norton, 1989) and editor of The Nation: 1865-1990, and the collection A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy and September 11, 2001.
Our guest this week is Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald is, with Amy Goodman, a recipient of one of the inaugural Izzy Awards from the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College.
Greenwald is a former constitutional lawyer who started blogging in 2005, acting as his own editor/publisher in the I.F. Stone tradition. In 2007 he moved his popular blog to Salon.com, retaining full editorial freedom. Week after week, in meticulously documented and detailed blog posts, he skewers hypocrisy, deception and revisionism on the part of the powers that be in government and the media. His 2008 reporting on a false claim about 9/11 by then-U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey led to a retraction. With devastatingly crisp arguments, Greenwald has inveighed against torture and defended constitutional rights for all, whether they be “enemy combatants” or American protesters. He has toughly criticized both Republicans and Democrats, and his blogging frequently sparks debate in major media and on Capitol Hill.
The Izzy Award is named after the legendary dissident journalist Isidor Feinstein “Izzy” Stone, who launched his muckraking newsletter “I.F. Stone’s Weekly” in 1953 during the height of the McCarthy witch hunts. Stone, who died in 1989, exposed government deceit and corruption while championing civil liberties, racial justice and international diplomacy.
Our guest this week is Craig Aaron, Acting Senior Program Director of Free Press. Before joining Free Press, he was an investigative reporter for Public Citizen's Congress Watch, where he helped create and launch the WhiteHouseForSale.org Web site. Craig previously worked as the managing editor of In These Times magazine and is the editor of the book Appeal to Reason: 25 Years In These Times. His reporting, commentary and criticism have appeared in numerous national publications.