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Talk World Radio: Women for Weapons Trade Transparency

This week on Talk World Radio we're talking with two members of Women for Weapons Trade Transparency. Founded in July 2020 by undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin, Women for Weapons Trade Transparency is a nonprofit promoting transparency of the weapons and arms trade. Their website is Rosie Khan is a Founding Board Member of Women for Weapons Trade Transparency. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a quintuple-major. She hopes...


Talk World Radio: Tara Villalba and Tom Rogers on Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing nuclear weapons and efforts to abolish them with two activists from the Seattle, Washington, area, Tara Villalba, who organizes with neighbor tenants and workers, and Thomas Rogers who is a former Navy submarine captain now active with the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action. I'll be joining them for a rally in Seattle on September 24 which can be found at I hope we can inspire others to do the same in...


Talk World Radio: Sanam Naraghi Anderlini on Peacebuilding

This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing peacebuilding and women's rights with Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, MBE, Founder/CEO of International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and director of the London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace and Security who was awarded an MBE in 2020 in honor of her contributions to international peacebuilding.


Talk World Radio: Susan Wind on the Tragic Corruption of the EPA

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about cancer clusters in heavily polluted neighborhoods in the United States, and an upcoming protest on September 29th at the EPA in Washington D.C. September 20, 2022: Our guest, Susan Wind, became an environmental advocate after her daughter Taylor was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2017. Through her investigative skill set, she exposed a thyroid cancer cluster in her town along with a dirty secret - builders,...


Talk World Radio: Junaid Ahmad on Regime Change in Pakistan

This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing dramatic political developments in Pakistan with Professor Junaid S. Ahmad who is the Director of the Center for the Study of Islam and Decoloniality and teaches Law, Religion, and Global Politics in Islamabad, Pakistan. He does a wide array of consultancy on issues related to international law and international affairs. Junaid is also the founder and Chair of the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) - Pakistan.


Talk World Radio: Zaher Wahab on How the United States in Killing More Than Ever in Afghanistan

This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing Afghanistan with Dr. Zaher Wahab, Professor Emeritus, Lewis and Clark College and the American University of Afghanistan; born, raised, and schooled in a village in Afghanistan; Attended the American University of Beirut, Columbia University, and Stanford University. Zaher Wahab was senior adviser to the Minister of Higher Education of Afghanistan from 2002 to 2006; taught at Kabul University and Kabul Education University 2006 to 2013; and...


Talk World Radio: Carmen Wilson on Demilitarising Education

This week on Talk World Radio we're speaking with Carmen Wilson, a community development expert and the Community Manager at Demilitarise Education, a world renowned organisation that envisions a world where universities champion peace. She is a world citizen, having grown up in Asia for 14 years, including in Taipei, Taiwan, Beijing, China, Tokyo, Japan, and Manila, Philippines. She has a B.S. in Media Management and an M.A. in Globalization & International Development Studies, having...


Talk World Radio: Matt Hoh on Running for Election in a Rigged System

This week on Talk World Radio we're speaking with Matt Hoh. In 2009, Matthew Hoh resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan with the State Department over the U.S. escalation of the war. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, Matt had taken part in the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Since his resignation, he has been a peace activist and truth teller. In 2010, Matt was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling and, in 2021, he was awarded as a Defender of Liberty by the...


Talk World Radio: Richard Silvertsein on AIPAC Buying Elections

This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and its financial power over U.S. elections. Richard Silverstein is an independent journalist who writes the blog, Tikun Olam, which exposes the secrets of the Israeli national security state. He also publishes at Jacobin Magazine, Middle East Eye, and The New Arab. Check out


Talk World Radio: Negar Mortazavi on Iranian-U.S. Relations

This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about Iran. Our guest, Negar Mortazavi, is an Iranian-American journalist and political analyst and host of the Iran Podcast based in Washington DC, who has been covering Iranian affairs and U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East for over a decade. She is a regular media commentator and has appeared on CNN, NBC, NPR, BBC, France24, Aljazeera, and i24News. Her writing has been published in Foreign Policy magazine, The Intercept, Politico, and...


Talk World Radio: What to Do About Ukraine

This week on Talk World Radio, I'm discussing what to do about Ukraine. See also and


Talk World Radio: Myrna Pagan: U.S. Cleanup Effort in Vieques Is a Joke

This week on Talk World Radio, we're speaking with Myrna V. Pagan a longtime activist from Vieques, Puerto Rico, the Colony of the Colony. She is the founder of the Vidas Viequenses Valen movement (Vieques Lives Matter) established by the people of Vieques to continue their struggle for justice when they, after decades of protests and a campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience forced the U.S. Navy to close its bombing range and base on May 1, 2003. The struggle continues now in the cleanup...


Talk World Radio: Saadia Qureshi and Nick Rea on Preemptive Love

This week on Talk World Radio we're speaking with two people who will be leading a training session on Nonviolent Communication Skills at the July 8-10 online NoWar2022 conference. That can be found at -- We're speaking with Saadia Qureshi and Nick Rea, both of whom work at the Preemptive Love Coalition, which can be found at -- Preemptive Love Coalition’s mission is to end war and stop the spread of violence. Saadia Qureshi works as a...


Talk World Radio: James G. Kahn on 300,000 U.S. COVID Deaths from Lack of Universal Healthcare

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about the COVID pandemic. Our guest, James G Kahn, is an emeritus professor of health policy at the University of California San Francisco. He is an expert in evidence-based medicine and medical decision-making, and a leading researcher in U.S. and global health economics, with more than 200 academic publications. He is also the editor and primary blogger for Health Justice Monitor ( ), and a coauthor of a recent...


Talk World Radio: Irvin Waller on Ending Violent Crime

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about ending violent crime. Our guest Irvin Waller is emeritus professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa, and author of, among other works, the incredibly useful book, Science and the Secrets of Ending Violent Crime. His website is


Talk World Radio: Aisha Jumaan on Yemen

Aisha Jumaan is the Founder and President of the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation. Jumaan has over 30 years of experience in public health, including in viral vaccine preventable diseases, cancer research, maternal & child health and nutrition, and women in development. She worked with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for over a decade. Jumaan also worked in her native home, Yemen, with the United Nations Population Fund and the United Nations Development Program....


Talk World Radio: Norman Solomon on Defusing Nuclear War

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about Ukraine and nuclear weapons with Norman Solomon who is Co-Founder and National Director of Norman also 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 Easy" and "Made Love, Got War." Defuse Nuclear War:


Talk World Radio: Jenny Ricks on Davos and Inequality

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about Davos. Our guest Jenny Ricks, speaking to us from Johannesburg South Africa is the global convenor of Fight Inequality Alliance. See


Talk World Radio: Bruce Levine on Psychiatry and Spinoza

This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about psychiatry. Our guest Bruce Levine's new book is A Profession Without Reason: The Crisis of Contemporary Psychiatry Untangled and Solved by Spinoza, Freethinking, and Radical Enlightenment.


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: