Archive for June 2012

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Laila Yaghi

Laila is US political prisoner Ziyad Yaghi's mother. We met in Chicago and discussed Ziyad firsthand.

Like many other persecuted US Muslims, he was wrongfully charged, convicted and imprisoned despite having committed no crimes.

Nonetheless, he's serving 30 years in prison during the prime of his life. Laila does all she can to help him. She maintains the Free Zihad Yaghi site. Visit it for regular updates.

Discussion will focus on this great injustice. It's the wrong time to be Muslim in America. Many others suffer like Ziyad.

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John Kozy is a retired philosophy professor, now writing on social, political and economic issues. He taught for many years and has been writing for many more.

Visit his web site at

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Guest:  Rodney Shakespeare

Shakespeare is a Professor of Binary Economics at Trisakti University, Britain where he teaches postgraduate Islamic Economics and Finance.

He's also a qualifed UK Barrister, co-founder of the Global Justice Movement, and distinguished writer, scholar and lecturer, particularly at Islamic conferences on money, the real economy, and social and economic justice.

Major world and national issues will be discussed.

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James Petras

Petras is Binghamton University, New York Professor Emeritus, a noted figure on the left, a distinguished Latin American expert, and longtime chronicler of the region's popular struggles.

He's also a consummate scholar and prolific writer of hundreds of articles and dozens of books, including his latest titled, "The Arab Revolt and the Imperialist Counterattack."

Major world and national issues will be discussed.

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McMurtry is an internationally recognized moral and political philosopher who is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and University Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph, Ontario.

His volumes on Philosophy and World Problems for UNESCO are globally published, and his widely translated works include the influential books, "Unequal Freedoms," "The Cancer Stage of Capitalism," and "Value Wars."

McMurtry is also an active public advocate for global justice, world peace, and international law.

Major world and national issues will be discussed.

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Guest:  Ellen Brown

Brown is a civil litigation attorney, distinguished author, and frequent writer on financial issues. A new edition of her important book, "Web of Debt," is a brilliant analysis of the private banking system, how it usurped money creation power, and how we can get it back.

She also heads the Public Banking Institute (PBI), an initiative to return power to the people where it belongs.

Her latest writing will be discussed.

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William Hathaway

Hathaway is a University of Oldenburg, Germany Adjunct Professor. He also co-authored "RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War."

It discusses anti-war activists who've moved beyond protests and other demonstrations. They rarely work without sustained direct action for change.

Discussion will focus on what Hathaway covered in his book.

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Finian Cunningham is a musician, writer and activist based in Northern Ireland when he's not on site elsewhere doing research.

Earlier he spent months in Bahrain. He writes often about brutal Al-Khalifa monarchy repression.

Recently he spent months on the Horn of Africa. He covered struggles in that strategic part of the world. He's currently home in Northern Ireland before heading off again.

Key world issues will be discussed.

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Guest: Robert Abele

Abele is Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at Diablo Valley College, CA. He also authored four books, including "Democracy Gone" and "Anatomy of a Deception" about the Iraq invasion, occupation, and preparation for the next deception.

Major world and national issues will be discussed.

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