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The War You Don’t See

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.

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The New Face of Military Recruiting

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.

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Looking Back, Moving Forward: Making Contact’s 2009 Year in Review

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.

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The Will to Resist: Dahr Jamail on U.S. Soldiers and Iraq

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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What Kind of Liberation? Women and Iraq

Author and activist Nadje Al-Ali talks about the reality of women’s lives in Iraq.

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Veterans Speak Out: Winter Soldier

In March 2008, hundreds of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans shared their personal stories showing how the military occupation of a foreign country inevitably leads to war crimes, an increase in racism, dehumanization, and sexism.

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Blood, Freedom and Oil: 5 Years in Iraq

This week, we hear from people on many sides of the conflict of the war in Iraq; military, civilian, and academic.

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Iraq, Iran, Pakistan: Dahr Jamail and David Barsamian in Conversation

Independent journalists David Barsamian and Dahr Jamail tackle Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and our relationship to each of these countries.

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The Growing Iraqi Refugee Crisis (encore edition)

Since 9/11, the U.S. Congress has appropriated $610 billion dollars in war-related money. With inflation figured in, that’s roughly the same amount spent over the full 16 years of the Vietnam War. The Iraq War alone has cost the U.S. $450 billion dollars.

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War Made Easy: Norman Solomon on Media and Militarism

Film producers at the Media Education Foundation have adapted Solomon’s book “War Made Easy” into a documentary. Community screenings are also being organized – including a benefit premiere in Oakland for Making Contact.

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