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Israel & PalestinePodcast

A new report says Israel deliberately targeted civilians–including
people holding white flags of surrender– during its war on Gaza.
On this edition of Portside, Burt Cohen’s guest is Huwaida Arraf, one of the
primary authors of the just-released repo…

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AfghanistanPodcast

President Obama just announced a new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
On this edition of Portside, Burt Cohen talks with PJ O’Brien, of Votevets.org about why American veterans of the Afghanistan war are so strongly supportive of the president’s …

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EnergyEnvironmentGunsPodcast

Proponents of nuclear power always point to France, where about 80% of electricity comes from atomic fission. But not all is well in the land of wine and cheese. Onthis edition of  Portside, Burt Cohen talks with  Linda Gunter, co-founder of …

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The new depression is shaking everything up. Some on the left say they’ve been right all along. And that Adam Smith is now officially dead and that Marx is resurrected. On this edition of Portside, Burt Cohen talks with socialist author Ashley Smith wh…

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In the face of an ever-deepening and widening recession, the debate about spreading the wealth, which began in the 2008 campaign, promises to escalate. The disparity in wealth has never been greater and there’s a new push to actually address this long-…

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Israel & PalestinePodcast

It was an all out war in Gaza. Not all Jews, in America or in Israel, support Israel’s hawkishness. On this edition of Portside, Burt Cohen talks with Rabbi Hersh Lowenthal, spokesperson for Jews Against Zionism, who argues the State of Israel has no c…

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Might there actually be some benefits to come from America’s new depression?  On this edition of Portside, Burt Cohen talks with Benjamin Barber, whose lead story in a recent issue of The Nation suggests now may be a moment in history when we star…

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It’s here in America! Be very very afraid. It’s called European SOCIALISM!! Are you scared yet? On this edition of Portside, Burt Cohen looks at what it is the Republicans are trying to make you so afraid of. Burt’s guest is John Feffer, co-director of…

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Who was the greatest American president? Everyone knows it was Abraham Lincoln whose 200th birthday we celebrated in February 2009. But in this edition of  Portside, Burt Cohen talks with Thomas DiLorenzo, author of The Real Lincoln about the more…

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Israel & PalestinePodcast

It used to be only the most extreme in Israel advocated expulsion of its Arab citizens from their homes. On this edition of Portside, Burt Cohen talks with University of California foreign policy analyst Conn Hallinan about the new, more widely accepte…

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Should Americans expect real change in military and foreign policy under Obama?
George McGovern thinks there are reasons to be hopeful.

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Far from being ended by the war against the South, slavery became more widespread and brutal after the Civil War. And it continued until World War II. (You can also listen to the full hour interview with Douglas Blackmon.)

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Drug WarPodcast

Is America finally starting to emerge from the dark ages of the drug war? On this segment, Burt speaks with author Charles Shaw regarding new scientific inquiries into possible psychological benefits of the controlled use of LSD and other psychedelic d…

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He put Charles Manson in jail. In a new book, VINCENT BUGLIOSI tells why George W. Bush should be prosecuted for murder.

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Former Nixon White House strategist KEVIN PHILLIPS talks about his new book: “Bad Money; Reckless finance, Failed Politics and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism.”

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Did Franklin Roosevelt miss a chance to scare the Nazis off? Burt talks with author DOMINIC TIERNEY about his new book “FDR and the Spanish Civil War.”

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Everyone knows the South was defeated in its effort to secede from the north. But on today’s Portside, Burt Cohen talks with Louisiana’s DONNIE KENNEDY, a leader of what’s called the League of the South. While he is on the political right, at a recent …

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Everyone knows the South was defeated in its effort to secede from the north. But on today’s Portside, Burt Cohen talks with Louisiana’s DONNIE KENNEDY, a leader of what’s called the League of the South. While he is on the political right, at a recent …

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KIRKPATRICK SALE, head of a new separatist think tank, explains why secession from the Union is an idea whose time is coming again.

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