Archive for June 2012
Dr. Peter Kornbluh is the senior analyst at the National Security Archives at George Washington University where he is the director of Cuba and Chile Documentation projects. Formerly he was the co-director of the Archive’s Iran-Contra project. He is former adjunct professor at Columbia University and has published many books including “The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability”, based upon 24,000 declassified documents which was selected as the year’s best book by the Los Angeles Times, and also “The Politics of Illusion: The Bay of Pigs Invasion ReExamined.” He has also published important volumes on the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Iran-Contra scandal.
Dr. Kornbluh’s articles have appeared in the journal Foreign Policy, the New York Times and Washington Post, The Nation, and he frequently appears on national television and radio broadcasts. He was the consultant for the Discovery-Times documentary “Kennedy and Castro: The Secret History.”
Dr. John Prados is a colleague of our guest Peter Kornbluh, and heads the Vietnam and Intelligence Documentation Project at the National Security Archives at George Washington University. He also co-directs the Archive’s Iraq Documentation Project and is a senior research fellow specializing in national security issues and central and military intelligence. Dr. Prados has published over 20 books focusing on Vietnam operations, the Cold War, secret CIA activities, the Pentagon Papers, President Bush’s selling us the Middle East conflicts and others. He has received wide recognition for his scholarship and was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent publications are the just released “In Country: Remembering the Vietnam War” and earlier “Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA”, “How the Cold War Ended” and “Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War.” In 2004, Dr. Prados also published “Hoodwinked: The Documents that Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War.”
Barrie Zwicker is a Canadian investigative journalist who has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading media critics. He was an award winning writer for the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Detroit News and other publications. Barrie is also a television and documentary film producer and a political activist who researches false flag operations and mainstream media complicity with official reports and lack of journalistic due diligence. His book “Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 911” earned gold in the 2007 Independent Publishers Awards. His video documentary on 911 media news, “The Great Conspiracy” was made available in 2004.
Barrie is also a avid cross-country cyclist who will be completing his cross-Canadian journey ending in St. John’s Newfoundland this year.
Alan Hart is a highly regarded British journalist and investigative reporter and author who has been covering the Israel-Arab relations and Middle East conflicts for 40 years. He was a correspondent for ITN’s News at Ten and BBC’s Panorama programs, which covered wars and conflicts . Over the years Alan has interviewed and met with all of the most significant leaders on both sides of Israeli-Palestinian issues. His biography of Yasser Arafat in 1984, “Arafat: Terrorist and Peacemaker?” has been revised and re-released over the years, and his most current book is “Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews” which deconstructs in hard terms the mythologies and politicalization that is associated with the term.
We have with us in the studio Dr. John Casti, a world renown scientist in complexity and systems theory and a futurist who is visiting the US from his home in Vienna Austria. Dr. Casti is the co-founder of the X-Center, a research institute focusing on human caused extreme events – also known as X-Events in complexity science -- and how to anticipate them. Earlier, he was a senior scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna where he headed the project on Extreme Events in Human Society.
In the past Dr. Casti has worked with the Santa Fe Institute, a nonprofit theoretical center devoted the study of complex adaptive systems, and he has taught on the faculties of Princeton, University of Arizona and NYU.
He is the author of “X-Events: The Collapse of Everything” which outlines a variety of different scenarios of future human caused catastrophes that may be on the horizon. His earlier book “Mood Matters: From Rising Skirt Length to the Collapse of the World Powers” looked at the science of social human behavior to determine how the collective moods of populations bias the social events that take place.
The erosion of civil liberties, human rights and the demise of American democracy
Peter Dale Scott is a former professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley (where he was also the co-founder of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program), a recognized poet, a former Canadian diplomat and a scholar and on domestic and international political issues including war and conflict, the drug trade, the politics of oil and the assassination of JFK. His website is PeterDaleScott.net
Peter Phillips is a professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University in California where he teaches courses in political sociology, media censorship, and the sociology of power and the media. He is the former founding director of Project Censored, an internationally known research program and watch organization that annually identifies the “Most Censored” news stories not appearing in mainstream media
Steve Lendman is an independent , progressive economist and investigative writer who consistently tackles the most critical issues in the world as soon as they emerge. He has degrees from Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and recently received the International Journalist award from the prestigious Club of Mexico. Steven is the host of the The Lendman News Hour heard on the Progressive Radio Network every Thursday at 11 AM and every Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM.