You are hereVideo and Audio

Video and Audio

Videos and audios

War News Radio: Big Decisions


Big Decisions April 8th, 2011 - First, we hear about the Obama administration trying Guantanamo detainees in military commissions. Then we analyze media coverage of NATO attacks in Libya. Finally, we hear about the controversies surrounding Basetrack, an experimental media project in southern Afghanistan. These stories, plus this week's news.


U.S. Society Spending More on Prisons than Education

Anybody know of a state, or national mega, that has a lottery, playing mostly to the lower income citizen, dedicated to prison spending, me neither!


AIR DATE: April 7, 2011 NAACP Report Says Shift in Funding Toward Prisons 'Failing Us'



A new report from the NAACP shows states are devoting increasingly larger portions of their budgets to prisons, while education gets smaller and smaller portions. Judy Woodruff discusses the report with NAACP President Benjamin Jealous and Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. Transcript


Mortgage mess: Who really owns your mortgage?

AFL-CIO blog site about rallies-link in graphic

If you thought you didn't have a reason to participate in the April 4th "We Are One" {face book page link} rallies around the country this report will certainly plant that needed seed as they continue trying to destroy what America once was building successfully, through it's workers!

60min. 3 April 2011, if you missed this it's a must watch and or read!

War News Radio: Foreign Affairs

April 1st, 2011 - This week on War News Radio, Foreign Affairs, we learn about the role of Chinese investment in Afghanistan. Then, we hear from a freelance journalist about his time in the Middle East. Finally, we look at the changing status of foreign correspondants. Our program begins with a round up of this week's news.


Voices from the Middle East Video Posted on C-Span

Voices from the Middle East
Mar 19, 2011
Virginia Festival of the Book
Authors talked about their books on the Middle East and current events in the region. After the presentations, they responded to questions from members of the audience. Professor William Quandt moderated. The panelists were: Chas Freeman (America's Misadventures in the Middle East), Laila El-Haddad (Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything In Between), and Joshua Foust (Afghanistan Journal: Selections from "Voices from the Middle East" was a panel at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia. Held in the City Council Chambers on Saturday, March 19, 2011, it was hosted by Just World Books.

Imperial Presidency Video Posted on C-Span

The Imperial Presidency
Mar 17, 2011
Virginia Festival of the Book
Authors talked about their books that take a critical look at the U.S.'s role and actions around the world. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Moderator John W. Whitehead is the author of The Freedom Wars. David Swanson is the author of War Is A Lie. Bruce Fein is the author of American Empire Before the Fall. "The Imperial Presidency" was a panel at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia. Held in the City Council Chambers on Thursday, March 17, 2011, it was hosted by the Rutherford Institute.

The Kill Team: More on the U.S. Atrocities of War

And people talk about the Taliban or al Qaeda video's while condemning them and any who are of the religious ideology they profess to be while the supporters of these wars call us a christian Nation as we say "God Bless America"!

This Rolling Stone updated report has more of the very graphic photo's then Der Spiegal first posted along with two Very Graphic Video's you may or may not want to view!

How U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan murdered innocent civilians and mutilated their corpses - and how their officers failed to stop them

March 27, 2011 - Early last year, after six hard months soldiering in Afghanistan, a group of American infantrymen reached a momentous decision: It was finally time to kill a haji.

Are These the Corporate 'Citizens' United{?}

{This may not be put together well as I've got some thirty plus years of thoughts rushing through my head, have since watching this last night, as I lived in and watched all this go down and the growth of their total control, not only here but across this planet, as compared to the first some thirty years of growing into and starting in the working professions.}

That own our Government, now are covered under the First Amendment, and 'our' representatives fighting so hard for while now gaining millions in campaign contributions, from their real employers, because corporations are now individual citizens and can give unlimited funds to garner what all they want!

I thought foreign contributions to political campaigns were illegal, that's what all the tepublicans were screaming about any Democratic Candidate from President on down for these past decades!

I am Bradley Manning

The day after the mass demonstration at Quantico in Support of Bradley Manning, some activists in Portland, Oregon held our own solidarity action. Many thanks to Joe Anybody for his videography.

Tens of Thousands Protest in London

Thousands protest in London against government spending cuts 26 March 2011 - In the largest demonstration since the Iraq war more than 250,000 protest against austerity measures



Audio: War Is A Lie on David Feldman Comedy Radio

War Is A Lie on David Feldman Comedy Radio

David Swanson, author of War Is A Lie, talks about Libya. Along with Robert Smigel, Mark Thompson, Andy Caploe, Jackie Kashian, Chris Pina and Jane Edith Wilson.Written by Steve Rosenfield, Ben Zelevansky, Mark Thompson, Kevin Rooney, Robert Smigel and Andy Caploe. War Is A Lie can be purchased by going to


Catch Bruce Fein and David Swanson on "The Imperial Presidency" on C-Span Book TV


2011 Virginia Festival of the Book Panel: "The Imperial Presidency"

Future Airings

  • Saturday, March 26th at 1pm (ET)
  • Sunday, March 27th at 1am (ET)

2011 Virginia Festival of the Book Panel: "The Imperial Presidency"

Bruce Fein; David Swanson

About the Program

David Swanson, author of "War Is A Lie," and Bruce Fein, author of "American Empire Before the Fall," take a critical look at the U.S.'s role and actions around the world.  This event was part of the 2011 Virginia Festival of the Book, held annually in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

About the Authors

David Swanson


David Swanson is the co-founder of and Washington director of  He is the author of "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union."  For more, visit:   

Buy the author's book from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

Bruce Fein


Bruce Fein was Associate Deputy Attorney General and general counsel to the Federal Communications Commission under President Reagan.  He is the author of "Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy."   

Buy the author's book from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

War News Radio: Phoning Home

March 25th, 2011 - This week on War News Radio, "Phoning Home." In an exclusive two-part interview, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter David Rohde and his wife Kristin Mulvihill came to War News Radio to tell the story of his 2008 kidnapping at the hands of the Taliban, and to talk about the new book they wrote together: "A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides." WNR's Elliana Bisgarrd-Church reports. Our program begins with this week's headline.


The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

100 Years After the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire


Garment workers around 1900. (Credit: Kheel Center, Cornell University, photographer unknown)

23 March 2011 - Turn back the clock on New York City’s garment district to around the year 1900.

“The average work week was 84 hours, 12 hours every day of the week,” said Ellen Rothman with the Jewish Women’s Archive in Brookline, Mass. “During the busy season, the grinding hum of sewing machines never entirely ceased day or night.”


Audio: Karen Kwiatkowski and David Swanson on Cindy Sheehan's Radio Show

From Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox

Against robbery: unity of "opposites"  - March 13, 2011 (SOAPBOX #90) - Cindy brings you "two-fers" featuring 1) "conservative" Karen Kwiatowski, a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel whose assignments included duties as a Pentagon desk officer and a variety of roles for the National Security Agency.  (There's also another good biography of her on the web here, from Source Watch.)  Next, she brings you 2) "the left," represented by our old good web buddy, David Swanson, the author of two (2!) books: Undoing the Imperial Presidency, plus his latest, War is a Lie.  Karen's archives can be found at Lew Rockell.  What fascinated me the most was how eloquently these two vastly different personalities shared the heart of their vision, namely their dedication the TRUTH, and the way both despise politically-motivated lies presented as "truth."  Gee; they even made me feel that maybe; just maybe - there are people out here who care about actual truth!  (What a concept!  Wow!)  If so, then maybe there's still hope for humanity.  Karen had MUCH to say on "intelligence" and its politicization.  David noted revolutionary organizations cannot only align with Democrats when they oppose Republicans.  Why is organized labor in such deep horse excrement today?  Anyone think it just might be related to the fact that the Labor Movement never went after the Democrats when they failed to put the Employee Free-Choice Act through, when the Democrats were elected to do it - and had the power to do it?  You can't win without an offense and you can't have an offense if you're subservient to a party that's the lesser of two evils.  (That lesser's still evil, folks.)  Today it's like pulling teeth to seek honesty out of groups who see dedication to the Democratic Party as part of their agenda.  Example: the fictitious "cuts" to the military budget that actually represents its increase.  But I've said ENOUGH here.  And anyway, David speaks far better for himself than I can.   Please use the link above, to listen to Karen and David!

CBS 60min.: "Curve Ball"

eighth anniversary of America's invasion of Iraq.

Yep, and it seems now that the U.S. media is trying to spin their own rovian revisionist history as to why they didn't do their jobs, eight years later!


And after all this time, questions still remain as to why the United States launched the war in the first place.

Really Simon, questions? Seems hundreds of thousands here with added millions, us 'focus groups', around this planet were questioning before, on the day the invasion started and all these years later, as well as paying attention to the better late then never Inquiries held as well as all the proof then and through these eight years. Where have all of you been?


Listen to Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox this Sunday

Dear Friend/Supporter

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox wants to extend our deepest sympathy with the people of Japan after the quake and tsunami last week. We also fervently hope that Japan does not suffer another nuclear disaster.

Why nuclear power plants are built on or near fault lines when it is a very filthy energy, anyway, is beyond belief!

The president of this country is pro-nuclear power and pro-off shore drilling. All of the billions of dollars in damage, loss of life, and illnesses due to these dangerous energies is not necessary. Technology already exists to move to completely clean and renewable forms of energy.

Anyway, our guests on Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox this weekend are the Virginians!

Karen Kwiatkowski, an antiwar Republican, retired Lt. Colonel, and possible candidate for U.S. Congress from Va.

Our good Soapbox buddy, David Swanson, also of Va. We chat about the role of the Democrats and their supporters in killing vibrant movements that may actually have a chance to succeed.

Listen at 2pm (PST), or any time after in the archives at:

Love & Peace

Cindy Sheehan


Live-WI Rallies

This is a live feed coming out of Madison:


Right now they are bouncing back and forth from the speaker at the station to show recordings from yesterday as well as some live feeds via cell phones as the rally goes on today.

Reason I'm posting this up, besides the obvious of some wanting to watch, is they announced that the 14 State Senators will be speaking at around twelve noon CST and they are hoping to bring live coverage of those speeches.

This feed comes from The UpTake.

This is in an e-mail from GRITtv:


War News Radio: Best of Spring 2011

March 11th, 2011 - This week on War News Radio: Best of Spring 2011. We will hear about the Basetrack program and the controversy surrounding its sudden closure. Then, we will learn about training the Afghan National Army. Finally, we talk to a Swarthmore alumnus who returned home to Afghanistan following graduation.


An interview with Brian Manning

This is how we treat a lower rank soldier suspect, as the leaders walk free with no worries, apparently, as to accountability of what they did In Our Names!!


Private Bradley Manning


GRITtv with guest Michael Moore: People Power

No need to say much as to an intro to this discussion, they, as usual, do a great job.

One thing I would like to say is that think Keith would be doin great if he picked up Laura and gave her a spot on the rebuild of that Gore and company TV Station.

She's always done a great job when doing radio, her books, and now with this GRITtv venture, though to a to small an audience and Rachel's still under contract to MSNBC.


Michael Moore: People Still Have the Power

March 1 2011 - "This is a movement that is not going to stop," says filmmaker Michael Moore of the uprising in Madison, Wisconsin (and across the country--all 50 states held solidarity rallies this weekend). "I knew sooner or later people would say they've had enough."

War News Radio: Under Pressure

This week on War News Radio, "Under Pressure." We speak with a blogger and a filmmaker about recent protests in the Iraqi province of Sulaimaniyah. Then, we hear about the February 25th "Day of Rage" in Iraq. Finally, we explore media coverage of the controversy surrounding the arrest of a CIA contractor in Pakistan. But first, a round up of this week's news.


'Guantanamo North':

Inside Secretive U.S. Prisons


This photo of inmates from the Communications Management Unit in Terre Haute was taken in 2007. Among those pictured are (left to right, bottom row) Ibrahim al-Hamdi, Avon Twitty, Enaam Arnaout.

March 3, 2011 - Part 1 of a two-part series

Reports about what life is like inside the military prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay are not uncommon. But very little is reported about two secretive units for convicted terrorists and other inmates who get 24-hour surveillance, right here in the U.S.

Speaking Events



August 2-6: Peace and Democracy Conference at Democracy Convention in Minneapolis, Minn.


September 22-24: No War 2017 at American University in Washington, D.C.


October 28: Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference

Find more events here.


Support This Site


Get free books and gear when you become a supporter.



Speaking Truth to Empire


Families United


Ray McGovern


Julie Varughese


Financial supporters of this site can choose to be listed here.



Ca-Dress Long Prom Dresses Canada
Ca Dress Long Prom Dresses on

Buy Books

Get Gear

The log-in box below is only for bloggers. Nobody else will be able to log in because we have not figured out how to stop voluminous spam ruining the site. If you would like us to have the resources to figure that out please donate. If you would like to receive occasional emails please sign up. If you would like to be a blogger here please send your resume.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.