Newsmaker Interview: Mercenaries in Iraq and Afghanistan

WDIS 1170AM Last Thursday, I was on "The Fairness Doctrine," a 2-hour long talk show - hosted by conservative Chuck Morse and liberal Patrick O'Heffernan - that is broadcast live from Boston and can be heard from Maine to Rhode Island on WDIS 1170AM and WNSH 1570AM, to talk about the latest news regarding the use of mercenaries in … Continue reading Newsmaker Interview: Mercenaries in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Friday Media Roundtable

October 9, 2009 KALW 91.7FM Today, I was on “Your Call,” an hour-long call-in program on KALW 91.7 FM, the local Public Radio station in San Francisco, for its Friday Media Roundtable. Along with two other guests, I discussed how the mainstream media has covered the war in Afghanistan, the passage of the defense spending bill in Congress, and the … Continue reading Friday Media Roundtable

According to Obama Global Capitalism Is an ‘Abstraction,’ Not Worth Protesting

Alternet, Huffington Post, Common Dreams, ZNet On the eve of the G-20 summit last week, President Barack Obama gave a long interview to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in which he said that even during his days as a community organizer in Chicago he was never a big fan of mass protests. With the clear intention of … Continue reading According to Obama Global Capitalism Is an ‘Abstraction,’ Not Worth Protesting

The Dawn of Robot Wars

The Indypendent, WIN Magazine, Huffington Post, Common Dreams, ZNet. Also published as an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Australian Financial Review. Syndicated by Featurewell.com. With little public scrutiny, robotics is quickly revolutionizing not only how war is fought, but who fights in war. While the U.S. military first began to experiment with remote-controlled weapons … Continue reading The Dawn of Robot Wars