Upcoming Radio Shows with John Dean and Elizabeth de la Vega

By David Swanson

Here are two upcoming live online radio shows you can participate in:

Tuesday, July 8, 8-9 p.m. ET: John Dean, counsel to President Richard Nizon, whose latest book is “Broken Government,” and whose past works include “Worse Than Watergate.”

Wednesday, July 9, 8-9 p.m. ET: Elizabeth de la Vega, former federal prosecutor, author of “The United States vs. George W. Bush.”

Go to http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/listen-live to listen live.

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Punishing Pentagon Propaganda

By David Swanson

Responses to the exposure of corporate media military “experts” being secretly told what to say by the Pentagon have ranged from yawns to shouts to ass-scratching. On Wednesday, the Center for Media and Democracy ( http://www.prwatch.org ) published this comment:

“As Paul Schmelzer wrote on the Minnesota Independent website, ‘There were two National Conferences on Media Reform in Minneapolis over the weekend: the one I attended and the one Bill O’Reilly, read more

Mission Accomplished Or How We Won the War in Iraq

By David Swanson

That’s the title of a new book by Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky. It’s actually just a collection of the familiar quotes by Bush, Cheney, and gang, plus Democrats, plus pundits, all lying about Iraq before and during the occupation. It’s mostly not a funny collection, but it’s sort-of packaged as one and it’s probably funnier than that truly dumb “The Young Dick Cheney” book that Alternet has promoted in a few hundred Emails. But read more

Building Our Own Media

By David Swanson

We will never succeed without media, and we will never succeed at media by criticism and legislation alone. We must build our own.

One small way in which I’m working on that is by hosting a weekly radio show online at http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net

It’s every Wednesday evening from 8-9 p.m. ET, and people can and do phone in to ask questions of my guests from all over the world. You can mark the show on your calendar, go to the link above to listen, and phone in read more

Radio Tonight

I’m expecting to be on the Peter B Collins show around 8:30 p.m. tonight, Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook around 8:40 p.m., and Air America with Christianne Brown around 9:00 p.m.

Audio: Laura Flanders and Norman Solomon Challenge the Warfare State

On Sunday evening, October 7th, national radio host Laura Flanders (host of Radio Nation on Air America and Pacifica) and nationally syndicated columnist Norman Solomon spoke at an event in Charlottesville, Virginia, organized jointly by the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice (CCPJ) and AM 1450 WVAX. Their remarks and the discussion that followed provide key insights into the political situation we find ourselves in right now.


Worlds Apart

By David Swanson

The other day I wrote a column that no corporate newspaper would ever dream of printing, but submitted it to all of them anyway in hopes it might jar something loose. The Editorial Page Editor of Barron’s Weekly wrote me back to disagree with my column, and I wrote him back, and he wrote me back, and so forth. The exchange, reproduced below, suggests that two people can read about the same events for several years and still live in completely different worlds.

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