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Talk World Radio: Tim Pluta on Protecting Activists in Western Sahara

This week on Talk World Radio, we are talking about the unending Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara with Tim Pluta who is speaking to us from the town of Boujdour, in the home of human rights activist Sultana Khaya. Tim is an organizer in Spain with World BEYOND War, a U.S. military veteran, a conscientious objector, and an unarmed civilian protector. See:


Talk World Radio: Greta Zarro on #NoWar2022

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about #NoWar2022, an online event planned for July 8th to 10th. Our guest Greta Zarro is Organizing Director of World BEYOND War, where I'm Executive Director, so we are colleagues. Greta is based in Upstate New York, where she and her partner run Unadilla Community Farm, a non-profit organic farm and permaculture education center. See:


Talk World Radio: Angelo Cardona on Latin America and the War in Ukraine

Angelo Cardona is a multi-award-winning human rights defender, and peace and disarmament activist. He is representative of Latin America in the Council of the Nobel-peace prize-winning International Peace Bureau (IPB), Co-founder and President of the Ibero-American Alliance for Peace, member of the International Steering Committee of the Global Campaign on Military Spending, Youth for TPNW, peace ambassador of the Global Peace Chain, and Member of the Advisory Board of World BEYOND War.


Talk World Radio: Marjorie Cohn on the Rule of Law and Ukraine

This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing the state of international law and the war in Ukraine. Our guest Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and member of the bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the advisory boards of the American Association of Jurists and of Veterans for Peace. Marjorie is a legal and political analyst who writes a regular column for Truthout (...


Talk World Radio: Arthur Kanegis on Being a World Citizen

This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about world citizenship. Our guest, Arthur Kanegis, is President of Future WAVE, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to shifting our culture of violence to a culture of peace. He is the Director/Producer of "The World Is My Country" about the amazing adventures of World Citizen # 1 Garry Davis. Kanegis produced "War Without Winners" narrated by Paul Newman and filmed by Haskell Wexler -- a compelling TV documentary on the nuclear war issue. He...


Talk World Radio: Ned Dobos on Reasons Not to Keep a Standing Military

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about whether it's good or bad for a country to have a permanent military. Our guest, Ned Dobos is Senior Lecturer in Ethics at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia. He is the author of Ethics, Security, and the War Machine: the True Cost of the Military.


Talk World Radio: Ruth McDonough on Unarmed Resistance in Western Sahara

This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing the use of nonviolent activism in Western Sahara. Our guest, Ruth McDonough is a 35-year-old former secondary school teacher who was born and raised in the northern mountains of Wabanaki/New Hampshire. Ruth is an educator, facilitator, and activist in service of understanding across diversity of experiences and perspectives. Right now she is one of a team of people serving as nonviolent unarmed protectors in Western Sahara.


Talk World Radio: Milan Sekulović on Saving a Mountain in Montenegro

This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing efforts by local residents to save a mountain in Montenegro from being turned into a military training ground. Milan Sekulović is a journalist and environmental activist. He started to deal with environmental activism after the government of Montenegro declared the mountain Sinjajevina a military training ground. Milan is the son of a farmer and was born and raised on Sinjajevina. Together with other members of the local community, he formed the...


Talk World Radio: Hassan El-Tayyab: Stop Waging War on Yemen

This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing the war on Yemen with Hassan El-Tayyab, the legislative director for Middle East policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Prior to joining FCNL in August 2019, Hassan El-Tayyab was co-director of the national advocacy group Just Foreign Policy, where he led their lobbying work to advance a more progressive foreign policy in the Middle East and Latin America. He played a major role in the successful passage of the War Powers...


Talk World Radio: Lee Camp on the Shutdown of RT America

This week on Talk World Radio, Lee Camp. He was the host, head writer, & creator of "Redacted Tonight" for 8 years, until it was canceled due to U.S. sanctions. It was the only anti-war anti-corporate comedy show on U.S. TV. In the same week, Lee's podcast "Moment of Clarity" was removed from Spotify, and his youtube channel was banned across Europe & the UK. Now he's at:


Talk World Radio: Now That War Victims and Burn Pits Matter, Meet Iraqis Who Live Near Burn Pits

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about burn pits. Our guest Kali Rubaii is an assistant professor of anthropology at Purdue University, researching the environmental health impacts of war. She did research among farmers from Anbar, Iraq, in 2014 and 2015, documenting the environmental effects of the 2003 U.S. occupation. She is currently in Fallujah conducting research on the epidemic of birth defects in the region.


Talk World Radio: Alfred de Zayas on Ukraine and the Rule of Law

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking with Alfred de Zayas, author of Building a Just World Order. He is former UN Independent Expert on international order (2012-18), senior lawyer with the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights, Secretary of the UN Human Rights Committee and Chief of the Petitions Department.


Talk World Radio: Stephen Zunes on the Occupation of Western Sahara

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about Western Sahara and a book -- now out in an updated second edition -- called Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution by Stephen Zunes and Jacob Mundy. Our guest, Stephen Zunes is professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco. His books include Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism.


Talk World Radio: Jonathan Katz on What You Don't Know About Smedley Butler

This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about Smedley Butler with the author of a terrific new biography called Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire. The author, Jonathan Katz, based here in Charlottesville, Virginia, as most of the coolest people are, received the James Foley/Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism for reporting from Haiti. His first book, widely praised, was The Big Truck That Went By. You can find him at...


Talk World Radio: Braxton Brewington: End Debt

This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about debt, including student debt. Our guest Braxton Brewington is a spokesperson and organizer for The Debt Collective. See The Debt Collective is the nation's first debtors union fighting for debt abolition and a transformation to our economy. Braxton is a North Carolina native and graduate from North Carolina A&T State University.


Talk World Radio: Julian Assange Warned Us What Was Coming

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about the saga of Julian Assange with Richard Hillgrove who was hired by Assange in 2018 to lobby British MPs for his release, and worked for him until September 2020. You can find Richard Hillgrove at


Talk World Radio: Ken Mayers on Nuclear Posture Review

This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing nuclear weapons and war with Ken Mayers from Veterans For Peace, which has -- in anticipation of the Biden administration's nuclear posture review -- released its own nuclear posture review. See About Ken Mayers: The Marine Corps paid Ken’s way through Princeton as an NROTC scholarship holder. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1958 and accepted a commission as a regular Marine Corps Officer,...


Talk World Radio: Jared Ball: The Rebranding of MLK

This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., media, activism, and related topics with Jared A. Ball, who is a Professor of Communication and Africana Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, and author of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power. Ball is also host of the podcast “iMiXWHATiLiKE!”, co-founder of Black Power Media which can be found at, and his decades of journalism, media, writing, and political work...


Talk World Radio: Robert Fantina on Iran and Non-Agreements

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about the difficulty the U.S. government has in ceasing to threaten war on Iran or even committing to uphold future commitments. Our guest, Robert Fantina, is a Member of the Board of Directors of World BEYOND War. He is based in Canada. Bob is an activist and journalist, working for peace and social justice. He writes extensively about the oppression of the Palestinians by apartheid Israel. He is the author of several books, including Empire,...


Talk World Radio: Charles Lenchner on Refusing Military "Service"

This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about refusing military "service." Our guest Charles Lenchner is a veteran peace activist, organizer, and political campaigner. Born in the United States, he grew up in Israel where he became an anti-occupation activist at a young age. In 1987, he was drafted into the Israeli Army and subsequently refused orders and spent time in military prison. More recently he was a co-founder of People for Bernie Sanders and today is part of the RootsAction...