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For the last 75 years or so, when you say the word “Socialism” nearly everyone recoils.  But now, according to sports historian David Zirin “Socialism’s all the rage.”  Oddly enough, it’s the right wing which is creating a new interest in wha…

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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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AfghanistanObamaPodcast

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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1% vs. 99%PodcastSecession

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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