Abandoned peace talks and numerous injuries and deaths: Thursday host Allen Ruff takes a look at Nicaragua’s contentious history as protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega flare. Our guest is Donna Vukelich-Selva, long-time Nicaragua observer with deep, close ties to the country dating to the 1980s. Dr. Vukelich-Selva is Professor of Education at Edgewood College, where […]
On today’s show, Allen Ruff speaks with peace activist David Swanson. Their topic is the myth of American exceptionalism, and the role it plays as a political ideology in justifying militarism and war. David Swanson is a journalist, activist, organizer, and educator. He’s the director of the peace group World Beyond War and is the […]
What is going on in Israel-Palestine? This week, mass Palestinian protests at the fences around Gaza have been met with violence from the Israel military. Thursday host Allen Ruff speaks with expert Stephen Zunes as they go beyond the mainstream headlines about the Middle East. Mr. Zunes is senior policy analyst at Foreign Policy in […]
Thursday host Allen Ruff speaks with investigative journalist Gareth Porter about Iran’s nuclear program, following the recent announcement that the United States would reimpose sanctions on Iran. Mr. Porter covers national state security and he’s author of the title Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (2014). Then, Allen speaks with retired labor […]
Allen Ruff speaks with historian Nancy MacLean, author of the award-winning look at the origins of the right’s ongoing offensive, Democracy in Chains. She’s the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, where she teaches courses on post-1945 America, social movements, and public policy history. MacLean is the featured speaker at the […]
Allen Ruff speaks with Becky Schigiel, Executive Director of Worker Justice Wisconsin, and local historian Sergio González, who is author of the recent Mexicans in Wisconsin. They discuss immigrants rights, labor rights, wage theft and other illegal employment practices, and the history of Mexican workers in Wisconsin.