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Talk Nation Radio: Danny Haiphong on American Exceptionalism and Innocence

5/21/2019
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Danny Haiphong is an activist, journalist, and scholar. For the last five years, Haiphong has been a weekly contributor to Black Agenda Report. His articles have also appeared in The American Herald Tribune, MintPressNews, and CounterPunch. His work was featured in former Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney’s latest book How the U.S. Creates Sh*thole Countries (2018). Haiphong recently co-authored the book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A...

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Marc Eliot Stein on Technology and Peace Activism

5/13/2019
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Marc Eliot Stein is a member of World BEYOND War’s Board of Directors. I'm the Executive Director of World BEYOND War. Marc has been a web developer since the 1990s, and over the years has built sites for Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, the international literary site Words Without Borders, the Allen Ginsberg estate, Time Warner, A&E Network/History Channel, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Center for Disease Control, and Meredith Digital Publishing. He is also a writer, and for years he maintained a...

Duration:00:29:00

Talk Nation Radio: Mike Gravel on Why He's Running for President

5/7/2019
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Mike Gravel is a former U.S. Senator who opposed the war on Vietnam and entered the Penatgon Papers into the Congressional Record. He has been an activist and advocate for democracy and peace for decades. He is a current candidate for U.S. President in the Democratic Party primaries. See mikegravel.org

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Max Blumenthal on the Management of Savagery

4/29/2019
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Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican Gomorrah, Goliath, The Fifty One Day War, and his latest, which we will be discussing, The Management of Savagery. He has produced print articles for an array of publications, many video reports, and several documentaries, including Killing Gaza. Blumenthal founded The Grayzone in 2015 to shine a journalistic light on America's state of perpetual war and its dangerous domestic...

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Greg Grandin on the End of the Myth

4/23/2019
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Greg Grandin is the author of a number of prize-winning books, including The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, which won the Bancroft Prize in American History, and Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City. Grandin is a professor of history at NYU and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. We discuss his new book, The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America.

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Foad Izadi on U.S.-Iranian Relations and Peace Activism in Iran

4/16/2019
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Foad Izadi is a member of World BEYOND War's Coordinating Committee based in Iran. His research and teaching interests are inter-disciplinary and focus on United States-Iran relations and U.S. public diplomacy. His book, United States Public Diplomacy Towards Iran, discusses the U.S. communication efforts in Iran during the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. Izadi has published numerous studies in national and international academic journals and major handbooks, including: Journal of...

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Vijay Mehta on How Not to Go to War

4/9/2019
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Vijay Mehta is an author and peace activist. He is Chair of Uniting for Peace and founding Trustee of Fortune Forum Charity. His notable books include ‘The Economics of Killing’ (Pluto Press, 2012) and ‘Peace Beyond Borders’ (New Internationalist, 2016). His current book is ‘How Not To Go To War’ (New Internationalist, 2019). The Sunday Times described him as a “longstanding activist for peace, development, human rights and the environment, who along with his daughter Renu Mehta has set a...

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Maria Zakharova on Ukraine and NATO

4/2/2019
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Maria Zakharova is an activist and public lecturer based in Odessa, Ukraine. She has been a strong supporter of the Council of Mothers of May 2, which represents relatives of the scores of progressives murdered at Odessa’s House of Trade Unions by a right-wing mob on May 2, 2014, just a few months after the coup that overthrew the democratically elected president of Ukraine. Ever since the massacre, Zakharova has been promoting the demand by the Council of Mothers for an international...

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Marcela Mulholland on the Sunrise Movement

3/27/2019
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Marcela Mulholland is a 21-year-old organizer with Sunrise Movement. Her personal experiences with the impacts of sea level rise in her hometown, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. motivate her to fight for coastal communities everywhere that will be devastated by climate change. She is currently a senior studying Political Science and Sustainability Studies at the University of Florida. In addition to being a student, Marcela is an organizer with Divest UF a group dedicated to financially disentangling...

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Darcia Narvaez on Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality

3/20/2019
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Darcia Narvaez is Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame and focuses on moral development and flourishing from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating anthropology, neuroscience, clinical, developmental and educational sciences. Dr. Narvaez’s current research explores how early life experience influences societal culture and moral character. One of her recent books, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom won the 2015 William...

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Omali Yeshitela on No to NATO — Yes to Peace

3/11/2019
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Omali Yeshitela is Chairman of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace, and Reparations. The website is at blackisbackcoalition.orgHe has agreed to speak on April 4th in Washington DC at the No to NATO — Yes to Peace events. The website for that is NotoNATO.org.Chairman Omali is also Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party USA and the African Socialist International, and is the founder of The Burning Spear newspaper. See theburningspear.com

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Roy Eidelson on How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding

3/5/2019
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Roy Eidelson, PhD, is the former executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict and a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. His work focuses on applying psychological knowledge to issues of social justice and political change. His writing has appeared in a variety of scholarly peer-reviewed journals and other outlets including the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. He is the author of Political Mind...

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Liz Remmerswaal Hughes on Peace Activism in New Zealand

2/26/2019
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Liz Remmerswaal Hughes is a member of the Coordinating Committee of World BEYOND War. She is the Country Coordinator for World BEYOND War in New Zealand / Aotearoa where she works with a number of peace organizations. In 2017 she was awarded the Sonia Davies Peace Award which enabled her to study Peace Literacy with the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in Santa Barbara, attend the WILPF triennial Congress in Chicago, and a workshop on Peace and Conscience in Ann Arbor. We discuss opposition in...

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: John Lannon on Peace and Neutrality in Ireland and Europe

2/18/2019
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John Lannon is a member of the Executive Committee of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) in Ireland, a founding member of Shannon Watch, and a lecturer and researcher at the University of Limerick. We discuss Ireland’s neutrality and lack thereof. https://worldbeyondwar.org/ireland

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Ana Maria Gower on Art Against Militarism

2/11/2019
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Ana Maria Gower is a Serbian-British mixed media artist focusing on the themes of memories, life path, and experiences of war. The origin of her artistic interests goes back to her own experience of surviving the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia and its capital – Belgrade. Being a 10-year-old in a war zone, she witnessed the destruction caused by NATO involvement both during the conflict and for years after. A graduate of Central Saint-Martins (London, UK), she has participated in numerous...

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Lee Camp on Venezuela and Declaring Himself Governor of Idaho

2/5/2019
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Lee Camp is the head writer and host of the TV show "Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp" on RT America, which is watched by millions around the world. He’s a former contributor to The Onion, former staff humor writer for the Huffington Post, and had a hit web series called “Moment of Clarity." He’s toured the country and the world with his fierce brand of standup comedy, and George Carlin’s daughter Kelly said he’s one of the few comics keeping her father’s torch lit. Among his top accolades,...

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Hoor Arifi on Life in Endless War in Afghanistan

1/29/2019
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Hoor Arifi is an Afghan activist who has been involved with humanitarian works in Afghanistan since he was a young boy. He has worked as a Coordinator with the "Afghan Peace Volunteers" while living in Afghanistan. Currently, he is majoring in Politics and Business at a U.S. University. He also works as a facilitator with the "Afghan Diaspora Communities" trying to solve problems faced by Afghans at home and abroad.

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Dana Frank on What the U.S. Is Doing to Honduras

1/22/2019
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Dana Frank is the author of The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup. She is professor of history emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Since the 2009 military coup, her articles about human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras have appeared in outlets including the New York Times, The Nation, and Foreign Affairs, and she has testified before the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament.

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Talk Nation Radio: Rob Kajiwara on U.S. Bases on Okinawa

1/15/2019
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Rob Kajiwara is an Okinawan-Hawaian singer-songwriter and visual artist. In 2017, he was made a cultural ambassador for his ancestral village of Nakagusuku, Okinawa. In 2018 he was also made a cultural ambassador / special envoy for Ke Aupuni o Hawaii (the Hawaiian Kingdom) in order to share Hawaiian history, culture, and issues in Ryukyu. Rob Kijiwara recently organized a petition to the White House about Okinawa that many of us joined him in delivering there on January 7th. Stand With...

Duration:00:28:59

Talk Nation Radio: Wes Bellamy on Charlottesville, Racism, and the Statue

1/9/2019
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Dr. Wes Bellamy is a City Councilman in Charlottesville, Va., and a political science professor at Virginia State University. He has helped lead the ongoing effort to remove statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. His new book is called Monumental: It Was Never About a Statue.

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