Monday, May 27, 2019

Margaret Kimberley on Assange, Abortion and Protest

Margaret Kimberley on Assange, Abortion and Protest: My guest is Margaret Kimberley, Senior Columnist and Editor of Black Agenda Report.

We discuss the charges against Julian Assange, the response of the mainstream media and their role in promoting wars;  then we talk about the recent anti-Choice legislation in several states, the role of the Democratic Party in that development and the ineffectiveness of recent protest movements.
I think this is a very important conversation for all those on the Left who want things to change. You can read Margaret's columns at Black Agenda Report and on her blog Freedom Rider.  The article we discussed is Abortion Rights and the Power of Protest.

I always enjoy speaking with Charles Dunaway on the Wider View podcast.

The US Justice system's idea of "fair and appropriate" - #FreeAssange

John Kiriakou and I were among those speaking on the May 24th #Unity4J online vigil in support of Julian Assange. Here we spoke to the injustices in the U.S. system that put Assange and Chelsea Manning at great risk.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

#Unity4J Online Vigil 31.0 in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

I appeared on the latest #Unity4J online vigil in support of Julian Assange. Hosts Joe Lauria and Elizabeth Vos welcomed Chris Hedges, John Kiriakou, George Szamuely, Peter Collins, Lee Stranahan and yours truly.
It is especially important to speak out on his case in light of the Espionage Act charges levied against Assange. This case would criminalize journalism and put all investigative reporting at risk.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

End the Prison State

I have to thank Myrna Lim for inviting me to discuss mass incarceration in the United States. At about 7 minutes, 20 seconds into the video you can watch Joe Biden's racist "dog whistle" remarks made during debate of the 1994 Crime Bill.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

KPFA Interview on Julian Assange

I spoke to Sabrina Jacobs on her show A Rude Awakening. We talked about the need to support Julian Assange. Listen here at about 14 minutes into the program.  

Monday, May 06, 2019

Dialogue with Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of Venezuela

Jorge Arreaza is Venezuela's foreign minister. This April 25th talk in New York City inspired my latest column. You can only watch this video on Youtube. Watch it here.

He gives good background information on the current situation. The day after he spoke he was personally sanctioned by the U.S. government. The fool's errand coup attempt was hatched and failed on April 30th.

Solidarity with Venezuela

On April 25 I was fortunate to hear Jorge Arreaza, foreign minister of Venezuela, speak in New York City. I was inspired to write my next Black Agenda Report column about his country. As I was finishing it I learned that the U.S. had attempted a bizarre coup attempt against president Maduro. This is the result, Solidarity with Venezuela.

Telesur Interview

I spoke to Telesur EnglishEnglish on April 30, 2019, the day of the U.S. backed coup against Venezuela. If the screen is partially cut off watch here.