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Talk World Radio: U.S. Weapons Shipments to Israel Are Illegal as Well as Immoral

2/19/2024
This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about illegal weapons shipments from the United States to Israel. We're joined by two guests. Josh Paul resigned from the U.S. State Department in October, 2023, due to his disagreement with the Biden Administration's decision to rush weapons to Israel. He had previously spent over 11 years working as a Director in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. He is a Non-Resident Fellow at the organization Democracy Now for the Arab World (DAWN) and a recipient of the 2023 Callaway Award for Civic Courage. Mike Ferner is current Director and a previous President of Veterans For Peace, a former City Council Member in Toledo, Ohio, and the author of Inside the Red Zone: A Veteran For Peace Reports from Iraq.

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: The People of Pakistan Are Not Accepting the U.S. Coup

2/14/2024
This week on Talk World Radio we are talking about what I think can be called a U.S. coup in Pakistan. We'll see if my guest agrees. Professor Junaid Ahmad teaches Religion, Law, and Global Politics and is the Director of the Center for the Study of Islam and Decoloniality in Islamabad, Pakistan. See also: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20240202-bidens-generals-in-pakistan https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20240213-khan-v-the-generals

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: John Berger on Solving the Climate Crisis

2/6/2024
This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about solving the climate crisis with John Berger, author of Solving the Climate Crisis: Frontline Reports from the Race to Save the Earth.

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: Victoria Valenzuela on Exonerations of the Wrongly Convicted

1/30/2024
This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about locking up innocent people. Our guest Victoria Valenzuela is assistant publisher and investigative reporter at ScheerPost, and a graduate student at the University of Southern California focusing on investigative and social justice journalism. She has worked with The Marshall Project, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, BuzzFeed News, ProPublica, and LA Taco. She is the social media manager for Renewing American Democracy and a fellow with the Law and Justice Journalism Project. The Innocence Project is at https://innocenceproject.org

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum, Stephen Miles, Trita Parsi on Gaza

1/19/2024
This week on Talk world Radio we're talking about U.S. public opinion on Gaza with two guests in the first half. Stephen Miles is President of Win Without War. And Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum is Chief Operating Officer and former Director of Research & Analysis at ReThink Media, a nonprofit advocacy organization that supports movements through media and communications. See the polling we discuss: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hVYMXTLrnthiza1hWAHi2FTxcoM5TBXD/view In the second half, we turn to Trita Parsi who is an award-winning author and the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He is the Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and an expert on US-Iranian relation. To take action online and learn more on this topic visit https://worldbeyondwar.org/gaza-genocide

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: Henning Melber on Germany Backing Another Genocide

1/17/2024
This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing Namibia's denunciation of Germany's support for Israel's defense against South Africa's case that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza. Our guest, Henning Melber is Senior Adviser and Director Emeritus at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. He has served as Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Kassel University, was Director of the Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit in Windhoek, and Research Director of the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala. Henning is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria and at the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies of the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein and a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Commonwealth Studies/University of London. He directed the Foundation from 2006 to 2012. He holds a PhD in Political Sciences and a Habilitation in Development Studies. In 2017 he was elected President of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI). See also: https://www.daghammarskjold.se https://nai.uu.se https://www.namibian.com.na/namibia-germany-and-israel-the-pitfalls-of-selective-remorse-and-trauma

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: Sam Husseini on Prosecuting Israel for Genocide

1/8/2024
This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing the prosecution of Israel for genocide at the International Court of Justice. Our guest is the independent journalist Sam Husseini. You can find his writing at https://husseini.substack.com To take action online and learn more on this topic visit https://worldbeyondwar.org/gaza-genocide

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: Warheads to Windmills

1/2/2024
This week on Talk World Radio we're speaking with Timmon Wallis, author of the new book Warheads to Windmills: Preventing Climate Catastrophe and Nuclear War. See: https://warheadstowindmills.org/book Timmon Wallis is national coordinator of the Warheads to Windmills coalition. See: https://warheadstowindmills.org

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: Should New Zealand Abolish its Military?

12/26/2023
This Week on Talk World Radio we're talking about a new book called Abolishing the Military: Arguments and Alternatives, with two of the three authors, joining us from New Zealand, it being the New Zealand military in particular that they'd like to abolish. With us is Joseph Llewellyn who completed his PhD at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago. He completed a Master of Arts and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. Also with us is Richard Jackson who holds the Leading Thinkers Chair in Peace Studies at the University of Otago. He lectures on critical terrorism studies and critical peace studies at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. He is the author or editor of fifteen books and more than a hundred articles and book chapters on pacifism and nonviolence, conflict resolution, war and terrorism. He is the editor of the journal Critical Studies on Terrorism and commentates regularly in the media on international security issues. See: https://www.bwb.co.nz/books/abolishing-the-military

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: Jeff Cohen on What's Wrong with Corporate Media and What Media Would End War

12/19/2023
This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing the media, what's wrong with it and what to do about it with Jeff Cohen. Jeff Cohen is Co-Founder / Policy Director at RootsAction.org. He is a media critic, columnist, documentary filmmaker, and retired journalism professor who founded the media watch group FAIR in 1986. For years, he was a regular pundit on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC discussing issues of media and politics; he is the author of "Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media." See also: Has Corporate Media Found Its Inner Peacenik? (March, 2022) https://progressivehub.net/has-the-corporate-media-found-its-inner-peacenik/ When CNN Introduces Bernie-Bashers Only as “Former,” CNN Is Lying To You (Feb, 2020) https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/02/13/when-cnn-introduces-bernie-bashers-only-former-cnn-lying-you Military Propaganda Pushed Me Off TV (May, 2008) https://www.huffpost.com/entry/military-propaganda-pushe_b_98925 In Iraq Crisis, Networks Are Megaphone for Official Views (March 2003) https://fair.org/take-action/action-alerts/in-iraq-crisis-networks-are-megaphones-for-official-views/ The Panama Deception (full movie, released 1992) https://www.c-span.org/video/?467566-1/the-panama-deception

Duration:00:28:59

Talk World Radio: James Monroe Helps Bury the Monroe Doctrine

12/12/2023
This week on Talk World Radio we listen to an event recorded on December 2nd at the Univeristy of Virginia in the former house of James Monroe who came back to life for the occasion of burying his 200-year-old doctrine.

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: Jeffrey Sterling on Whistleblowers, Assange, and Iran

12/5/2023
This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing whistleblowers and Julian Assange and Iran and Palestine with RootsAction Whistleblower Advocate Jeffrey Sterling. Jeffrey Sterling is a former CIA case officer who was at the agency, including the Iran Task Force, for nearly a decade. He filed an employment discrimination suit against the CIA, but the case was dismissed as a threat to national security. He served two and a half years in prison after being convicted of violating the Espionage Act. No incriminating evidence was produced at trial and Jeffrey continues to profess his innocence. His memoir, “Unwanted Spy: The Persecution of an American Whistleblower,” was published in late 2019.

Duration:00:28:59

Talk World Radio: Norman Solomon on De-Normalizing Nuclear Peril

11/28/2023
This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about war, peace, and nukes with Norman Solomon. Norman is Co-Founder / National Director at RootsAction.org. He founded the Institute for Public Accuracy in 1997 and is its executive director. Immersed in anti-war, social justice and environmental movements since the late 1960s, he is the author of a dozen books including "War Made Invisible," "War Made Easy" and "Made Love, Got War." His recent articles discussed in this program include: Time for a Transnational Uprising Against a Reckless Escalation of the Arms Race? Backing Biden for 2024, Conformist Democrats Have Been in Denial. Now They’re in a Panic.

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: Peter Manos on Choosing Between ICBMs and Humanity

11/20/2023
This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about ICBMs, Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles, possibly the very most likely thing to destroy all life on Earth, including everyone who doesn't know or care what they are or why they're so dangerous. Our guest, Peter Manos, is a retired consultation-liaison psychiatrist, a member of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the author of a number of books. On learning of the U.S. government's plans for new land-based ICBM, he decided to write a novel. The result is the fantastic book called Shadows.

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: Mairead Maguire on Ending the Current Wars

11/13/2023
This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about making peace in place of the wars in Gaza and Ukraine. Mairead (Corrigan) Maguire is a Member of the Advisory Board of World BEYOND War. She is based in Northern Ireland. Mairead is a Nobel Peace Laureate and Co-founder of Peace People – Northern Ireland 1976. Mairead was born in 1944, into a family of eight children in West Belfast. At 14 she became a volunteer with a grass-roots lay organization and began in her free time to work in her local community. Mairead’s volunteerism, gave her the opportunity to work with families, helping to set up the first centre for disabled children, day care and youth centres for training local youth in peaceful community service. When Internment was introduced by the British Government in 1971, Mairead and her companions visited Long Kesh Internment camp to visit prisoners and their families, who were suffering deeply from many forms of violence. Mairead, was the aunt of the three Maguire children who died, in August, 1976, as a result of being hit by an IRA getaway car after its driver was shot by a British soldier. Mairead (a pacifist) responded to the violence facing her family and community by organizing, together with Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown, massive peace demonstrations appealing for an end to the bloodshed, and a nonviolent solution to the conflict. Together, the three co-founded the Peace People, a movement committed to building a just and nonviolent society in Northern Ireland. The Peace People organized each week, for six months, peace rallies throughout Ireland and the UK. These were attended by many thousands of people, and during this time there was a 70% decrease in the rate of violence. In 1976 Mairead, together with Betty Williams, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their actions to help bring about peace and put an end to the violence arising out of the ethnic/political conflict in their native Northern Ireland. Since receiving the Nobel Peace prize Mairead has continued to work to promote dialogue, peace and disarmament both in Northern Ireland and around the world. Mairead has visited many countries, including, USA, Russia, Palestine, North/South Korea, Afghanistan, Gaza, Iran, Syria, Congo, Iraq.

Duration:00:29:00

Debate on Ukraine at University of Wisconsin

11/13/2023
What should be done re Ukraine?

Duration:01:41:43

Talk World Radio: Brian Williams' Dispatches from a Black Trauma Surgeon on Racism, Violence

11/7/2023
This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about structural racism, non-structural racism, healthcare, gun violence, and politics with Dr. Brian Williams. He is the author of The Bodies Keep Coming: Dispatches from a Black Trauma Surgeon on Racism, Violence, and How We Heal. He is running for Congress in Dallas, Texas, where he became known in the media following the ordeal of trying to save the lives of multiple police officers shot in a mass shooting in 2016.

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: Ed Horgan on Why Genocide/War Continues

10/30/2023
This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about genocide. Our guest, Ed Horgan, is a Member of the Board of Directors of World BEYOND War. He is based in Ireland. Ed retired from the Irish so-called Defence Forces with the rank of Commandant after 22 years service that included peacekeeping missions with the United Nations in Cyprus and the Middle East. He has worked on over 20 election monitoring missions in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Asia, and Africa. He is international secretary with the Irish Peace and Neutrality Alliance, Chairperson and founder of Veterans For Peace Ireland, and a peace activist with Shannonwatch. His many peace activities include the case of Horgan v Ireland, in which he took the Irish Government to the High Court over breaches of Irish Neutrality and U.S. military use of Shannon airport, and a high profile court case resulting from his attempt to arrest U.S. President George W. Bush in Ireland in 2004. He teaches politics and international relations part-time at the University of Limerick. He completed a PhD thesis on reform of the United Nations in 2008 and has a master’s degree in peace studies and a B.A. degree in History, Politics, and Social Studies. He is actively involved in a campaign to commemorate and name as many as possible of the up to one million children who have died as a result of wars in the Middle East since the first Gulf War in 1991.

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: The Anti-Defamation League Makes Supporting Apartheid the Standard for Anti-Racism

10/24/2023
This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing the Anti-Defamation League with Emmaia Gelman who teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and is writing a book about the Anti-Defamation League. She recently published an article in the Boston Review called "The Anti-Defamation League Is Not What It Seems." See: https://www.bostonreview.net/articles/emmaia-gelman-anti-defamation-league https://rootsaction.org/tell-adl-stop-engaging-in-defamation

Duration:00:29:00

Talk World Radio: U.S. Navy Poisoned Hawaiians' Drinking Water to Protect Them from What?

10/16/2023
This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about what the U.S. military is doing to drinking water in Hawaii. Our guest, Wayne Tanaka, is Director of the Sierra Club of Hawaii. Latest article by Ann Wright: https://worldbeyondwar.org/none-of-the-14-navy-officers-named-in-red-hill-toxic-fuel-spill-disaster-were-fired-suspended-had-pay-docked-or-reduced-in-rank Petition to Shut Down Red Hill fuel storage, now shut down: https://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/protect-oahu-s-drinking-water-shut-down-20-massive-75-yr-old-jet-fuel-tanks-at-red-hill

Duration:00:29:00