Shows matching ‘Iraq’
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
After the Boston Marathon bombing, journalists scrambled to identify those responsible for the attack, and their motive. Rolling news and online message boards were filled with speculation, many pointing the finger at Muslims and Arabs. Does the media reinforce anti-Arab and anti-Muslim stereotypes? Featuring: Adel Iskandar, media and communications scholar; Mike German, ACLU Washington Legislative [...]
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
We look back at the 2003 invasion of Iraq, 10 years later. For Iraqis, for the US military, and for the anti-war movement: how have things changed, and what has the world learned?
Friday, August 31st, 2012
Highlights from an interview with Medea Benjamin. Interview conducted by Making Contact’s Lisa Rudman and Salima Hamirani– June 20, 2012, Hear the full show, “Drones: A New Death from Above.”
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
We bring you voices from Pakistan of families destroyed by drone strikes. And, we hear from Medea Benjamin and other activists working to build a global movement against this controversial military technology, which accelerated after 9/11.
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Interactive, realistic, pro-war video games have become part of American culture. But protestors and artists are finding ways to turn the virtual world into a place where the military hero narrative can be questioned. On this edition, we hear excerpts from the movie Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture, written and directed by Roger Stahl.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
On this edition, we bring you the voices of Veterans from Occupy Wall Street and a special report on veterans returning home from war and the struggles they endure from inadequate healthcare to the inability in finding employment.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
Was mainstream media in cahoots with government forces in the lead up to the Iraq War? In his film, “The War You Don’t See,” Australian journalist John Pilger reveals the how American and British journalists contributed to the drumbeat of war, and how they could have prevented the invasion of Iraq.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Stretched by fighting two wars, the US military has stepped up efforts to recruit teenagers and young adults. Guest host Anna Sussman hosts a round table discussion about the new face of military recruiting, and counter-recruiting efforts taking place.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
Two wars continued, the economy remained in freefall, and as hardship ensued, people crafted creative solutions. We look back at some of the most compelling stories we brought you during 2009, and find out where things are headed for 2010.
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
We interview journalist Dahr Jamail about the on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the growing refusal to serve among members of the US military. He talked about his new book: “The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan”.
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