A weekly attempt at opening eyes, and trying to shed some light on what’s really going on in the world. All done by ripping apart the media madness that masquerades as news. All with a health dose of paranoia.
Hosted this week by Gareth Davies, Ben Emlyn-Jones, Joe Dunn and Reeves Cooke
Grant F. Smith, director of research at the Institute for Research, Middle Eastern Policy, discusses why Israel’s nuclear weapons are finally a topic of conversation in the US media and government; and the secret federal gag order that keeps government employees quiet about Israeli nukes.
Rall draws three editorial cartoons a week for syndication, draws illustrations on a freelance basis, writes a weekly syndicated column, and edits the Attitude series of alternative cartooning anthologies and spin-off collections by up-and-coming cartoonists. He writes and draws cartoons for the website anewdomain.net and is the editor-in-chief of the satirical news website skewednews.net.
He is an award-winning graphic novelist and the author of non-fiction books about domestic and international current affairs. He also travels to and writes about Central Asia, a region he believes to be pivotal to U.S. foreign policy concerns. In November 2001 he went to Afghanistan as a war correspondent for The Village Voice and KFI Radio in Los Angeles. He returned to Afghanistan in August 2010, traveling independently and unembedded throughout the country, filing daily “cartoon blogs” by satellite.
Mike Lynch: “Who will the police or the politicians come after next? What editor will they convince to not only fire another cartoonist or writer — but also publicly humiliate them with a damning editorial in their publication? This kind of collusion of power to go after creative people is not tolerable and not what this country is about.”
Sam Husseini, the communications director for the Institute for Public Accuracy, discusses Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s “screwy Mideast strategy” and the rest of his barely-articulated foreign policy.
Sheldon Richman, chairman of the Center for a Stateless Society, discusses the historical roots of libertarian class analysis and why it shouldn’t be conflated with Karl Marx’s well known writings on class conflict.
Reese Erlich, author of Inside Syria: The Back Story of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect, discusses his recent visit to Iran where he learned that most Iranian Jews support the nuclear deal and disagree with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s denunciations.