1961 August 30—Ed Garvey, immediate past president of the Wisconsin Student Association, is elected president of the National Student Association at a stormy ten-day NSA convention held on the UW […]
A History of Post-WWII U.S. Imperialism with Vijay Prashad
“Since 1945, the U.S. has a history of imposing conflicts on other places,” says renowned Indian historian and journalist Vijay Prashad. “I don’t like terms like Vietnam War, Iraq War—these […]
America’s Legacy of Torture, and Gina Haspel’s Confirmatio...
On today’s show, Esty Dinur looks at Gina Haspel, the controversial nominee to become the permanent Director of the CIA who had her confirmation hearing this week, and who has […]
Shorrock talks about Trump’s chief military advisor appointee
Tim Shorrock’s recent article in The Nation discusses the appointment of Ret. Lt. General Keith Kellogg as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief military advisor, despite having a key role in the […]
John Kiriakou on A Public Affair
Were the CIA’s torture tactics necessary to protect national security? Today’s guest is former CIA counter-terrorism officer and former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kiriakou. Kiriakou recently wrote a piece in response to a book coming out by Bush-era CIA directors defending torture tactics as necessary to saving lives.
Senate Report on U.S. Torture
Do you still have questions about the CIA torture report? Where do we go from here? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find our more!