Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of American Raj, discusses the Pakistani Taliban’s mass-killing of kids in Peshawar; the history of Pakistan’s restive northwest territories from the days of British empire; why the US still won’t leave Afghanistan; and the possibility of normalized relations with Cuba.
Douglas Lucas, a writer, researcher, and journalist based in Texas, discusses “hactivist” writer Barrett Brown’s sentencing hearing in a Dallas federal court, where he faces up to 8.5 years in prison on a plea deal. He was arrested in September 2012 after posting YouTube videos threatening an FBI agent, and a litany of charges was […]
Matthew Hoh, a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy, discusses the Pakistani Taliban’s killing of over 130 children in an attack in Peshawar, and how the US drone war upset relations between Pakistan’s military and the northwest tribal regions – ultimately leading to the Peshawar attack.
Andrew Cockburn, author of Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy, discusses the unholy merger of the Israel lobby and the military-industrial complex; how NATO expansion enriches Lockheed; and his article “Game On: East vs. West, again,” about the renewing Cold War with Russia.