Douglas Wissing joins Allen to discuss the largest U.S. military engagement on the planet, the War in Afghanistan. Wissing is a journalist who has written for The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, BBC, CNN and more. He is the author of “Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying through America’s Endless War in Afghanistan.”
Tonight, May 11th, check out “Addressing Seriously the Environmental Crisis: A bold, ‘Outside the Box’ Proposal to Address Climate Change and Other Forms of Environmental Destruction” – a talk with Professor Kim Scipes at the Madison Central Library (201 W. Mifflin) at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Scipes speaks with Allen on this, and how to address people […]
Award-winning independent journalist Dahr Jamail joins Allen Ruff via phone. Most noted for his dispatches from Iraq as an “un-embedded reporter” at the time of the U.S. invasion, he currently has turned his attention to the expanding military-industrial war on the environment and questions of resistance to Trumpism. Jamail spent eight months in Iraq, between […]
Mike Whitney, a regular contributor to Counterpunch, joins Allen via phone to discuss some of his recent writings on the US “Great Game” in Asia and elsewhere; the broader context for understanding the increasing tensions in Russia, China, and North Korea.
Chip Berlet, long-time researcher and analyst of the organized rightist spectrum in the U.S., joins Allen to discuss “movement building” on the right, what recent protests suggest, and ways to respond to “Trumpism.” Chip Berlet is an investigative journalist and has appeared in scores of publications, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The […]
Last week, Syria launched a chemical weapons attack, killing more than 80 people. President Trump responded with an ordered airstrike on a Syrian airbase. What led to this conflict? What participants are in play, and what do we need to know about U.S. involvement? Today Allen Ruff talks with Middle East expert Dr. Stephen Zunes. […]