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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Ben Anderson Senior Producer and Correspondent, VICE on HBO

Author, No Worse Enemy: The Inside Story of the Chaotic Struggle. The Taliban now control more territory than they have at any point since they were overthrown in 2001. Yet the war in Afghanistan barely gets mentioned today, even as civilian and security deaths continue to rise. VICE correspondent Ben Anderson returns to the conflict he's covered for 10 years, reuniting with several Afghans — an Army Major, a Policeman who dismantles IEDs and a family who were forced to fight to defend their home 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fascinating interview with climate and food justice activist Nancy Romer on my WBAI show Trump Watch

She serves on the New York Steering Committee of the April 29th DC March for Climate, Jobs and Justice and is an active member of the Environmental Justice Committee of her union, the Professional Staff Congress of CUNY, an AFT local . She was professor of psychology at Brooklyn College for 42 years and was active in anti-racist, feminist, union and anti-war organizing at CUNY. She was a founder of the Brooklyn Food Coalition and has travelled extensively and written about peasant and agricultural movements, in South America, Central America, the Indian subcontinent and the US. She learned first hand how the present food system has contributed mightlly to climate change and how feeding the world's people will become more difficult as climate change moves rapidly forward. She is one of the organizers of the Food and Farm Justice hub of the April 29th March for Climate, Jobs and Justice.

Friday, April 14, 2017

David Thompson is lead attorney for the law firm of Stecklow & Thompson 

Law firm obtained documents from the NYPD showing surveillance of Black Lives Matter organizers. Undercover officers blended into small groups of protesters and had access to detailed information about protest plans. Thompson says that the NYPD may have been in violation of guidelines restricting surveillance of First Amendment activity.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Torch with Mike Roselle and Chris Hedges

Mike Roselle is an environmental activist and one of the co-founders of the radical environmental organization Earth First!, as well as of Rainforest Action Network, the Ruckus Society, and Climate Ground Zero. Chris Hedges an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, professor at Princeton University, author of several New York Times best-sellers, and Presbyterian minister.

Friday, April 7, 2017

DR. AYANA E. JOHNSON

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson a Ph.D. marine biologist, policy expert, and independentconsultant. Dr. Johnson will be discussing the Earth Day March for Science on April 22. Science, scientists, and evidence-based policymaking are under attack. Budget cuts, censorship of researchers, disappearing datasets, and threats to dismantle government agencies harm us all, putting our health, food, air, water, climate, and jobs at risk.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Torch Archives on the Progressive Radio Network

A weekly program dedicated to investigating the stories that lay outside the mainstream and shining a bright light on the darkest crevices of the national security state with Paul DeRienzo. Listen 1 PM Sunday on The Progressive Radio Network