Progressive Radio News Hour Guest for July 1, 2010

The Progressive Radio News Hour Guest for July 1, 2010Thursday, July 1 at 10AM US Central time: James PetrasPetras is Binghamton University, New York Professor Emeritus, a noted figure on the left, a well-respected Latin American expert, and a longtime chronicler of the region's popular struggles.He's also a prolific author of hundreds of articles and... Continue Reading →

Death Squad Terror in Honduras

Death Squad Terror in Honduras - by Stephen LendmanOn June 28, 2009, while he slept, dozens of Honduran soldiers stormed President Manuel Zelaya's residence, arrested him at gunpoint, and exiled him to Costa Rica, in violation of the 1982 Constitution, stating:"No Honduran may be expatriated nor delivered by the authorities to a foreign state," nor... Continue Reading →

Sacking McChrystal: Testimony to a Lost War

Sacking McChrystal: Testimony to a Lost War - by Stephen LendmanOn August 10, 1997, in The New York Times Magazine, David K. Shipler headlined, "Robert McNamara and the Ghosts of Vietnam" saying:Looking back, one of the key war architects admitted "how dangerous it is for political leaders to behave the way we did" about a... Continue Reading →

Competing Ideologies: G20 v. US Social Forum

Competing Ideologies: G20 v US Social Forum - by Stephen LendmanEstablished in 1999, G20 finance ministers, central bank governors, and, at times, heads of state meet semi-annually to "discuss key issues in the global economy," the initial 1999 meeting in Berlin, hosted by German and Canadian finance ministers.G20.org calls its itself "the premier forum for... Continue Reading →

Sirhan Sirhan: In His Own Words

Sirhan Sirhan: In His Own Words - by Stephen LendmanShortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, Robert Kennedy was shot, The New York Times headlining: "Kennedy is Dead, Victim of Assassin; Suspect, Arab Immigrant, Arraigned; Johnson Appoints Panel on Violence"Sirhan Sirhan was the alleged assassin, convicted, and serving a life sentence at (no pun intended)... Continue Reading →

Occupied Palestine: Good News and Bad

Occupied Palestine: Good News and Bad - by Stephen LendmanFirst the good. On June 22, the International Middle East Media Center reported that the UN Human Rights Council (that established the Goldstone Commission) approved "forming an international committee to probe the deadly Israeli" Flotilla attack, massacring and injuring dozens of nonviolent activists on board. Israel's... Continue Reading →

High Court Injustice

High Court Injustice - by Stephen LendmanTwo June 2010 decisions show the workings of a right wing High Court, with five Federalist Society members - Chief Justice John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, and Samuel Alito. Once confirmed, Elana Kagan will solidify their control when the Court reconvenes in October - her record... Continue Reading →

Stanley Sporkin: BP’s Ombudsman Fixer

Stanley Sporkin: BP's Ombudsman Fixer - by Stephen LendmanSome call him Stanley the Fixer, Catherine Austin Fitts for one, a former high level government and Wall Street insider, now editor of Solari.com and running Solari, Inc., an ethical online investment firm specializing in preserving family wealth. Besides on her own firm and a wealth of... Continue Reading →

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