Pedro Cabezas is a community organizer working to ban mining in El Salvador. Leigh Hardy is a Boston-based social worker and former president of the board of US-El Salvador Sister Cities. Today, they discuss the victory of the popular movement in El Salvador in winning a national ban on metallic mining on multi-national corporations, and […]
Host Allen Ruff interviews Thomas Bass, Professor of English and Journalism at the State University of New York, in a caller-filled hour of A Public Affair. Bass discusses his recent article in the Mekong Review, “America’s Amnesia,” which raises several objections to the Burns & Novick PBS documentary on the Vietnam War.
Host Allen Ruff chats with historian Paul Buhle, former senior lecturer at Brown University and author of dozens of books on radicalism, about the life and times of John Chapman — better known as Johnny Appleseed.
The United States and South Korea are conducting war gains on the peninsula, and tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are heightening. Allen Ruff speaks with historian and professor Bruce Cumings to work through the current conflict. Cumings recently asked in an article in the London Review of Books, how did we get here? […]
Allen Ruff hosts Matt Rothschild for a weekly roundup discussing the state of our state, nation, and the world. Rothschild is the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. He’s recently traveled around the state writing commentaries and discussing the current political scene the U.S. is witnessing today.
Today Allen Ruff hits a subject barely broached in discussions U.S. policy abroad and its effects on its neighbors: contemporary colonialism and dependency. Lara Merling and Kevin Cashman, two of the authors of the recent critical study from the Center for Economic & Policy Research, “Life After Debt in Puerto Rico: How Many More Lost […]