Interviews

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Interview – Antonino D’Ambrosio 06-22-13

Antonino D’Ambrosio is an author, filmmaker, and visual artist.  His new film “Let Fury Have the Hour” is available on iTunes and other platforms.  D’Ambrosio is also the founder of the La Lutta New Media Collective, a non-profit social media and documentary production group.  Visit the film website at LetFuryHaveTheHour.com.

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Interview – Julie Cavanagh 02-06-13

Julie Cavanagh is a Special Education teacher in New York City.  She is the candidate for President of the United Federation of Teachers representing the MORE Caucus.  Follow her on twitter @juliecavanagh15. Visit morecaucusnyc.org for more information and follow the MORE Caucus on twitter @MOREcaucusNYC.

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Interview – Graham Erion and Karen Hinton 02-05-13

Graham Erion and Karen Hinton, two key individuals involved in the legal battle against Chevron in Ecuador.  Mr. Erion, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs, describes the difficult legal struggle he and his colleagues have gone through, a struggle spanning multiple decades, to get the necessary restitution for the indigenous victims of big oil in Ecuador.  Karen Hinton, US spokesperson for the plaintiffs.

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Interview – Jamie Partridge 12-20-12

Jamie Partridge is one of the founders of Community & Postal Workers United.  He is a retired letter carrier and postal activist based in Portland, Oregon. Visit cpwunited.com for more details on how you can get involved.

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Interview – John Lindsay-Poland 09-07-12

John Lindsay-Poland is the Research and Advocacy Director at the Fellowship for Reconciliation (FOR) Colombia. He is also a representative of and participant in the Caravan for Peace

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Interview – Diana Johnstone 09-03-12

Diana Johnstone is a political writer based in Paris, France.  Her book Fools’ Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO, and Western Delusions is one of the foremost works that deconstructs and refutes the mythology surrounding the war in the Balkans as created by the Western media.

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Interview – Benjamin Schett 08-29-12

Benjamin Schett is an independent journalist and researcher based in Switzerland. He is a frequent contributor to GlobalResearch.ca and other sites. Visit his blog at benjaminschett.wordpress.com

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Interview – Glen Ford 08-24-12

Glen Ford is the Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report.  A renowned black activist and journalist, Ford has been a force for truth and change for over 40 years.  Follow his work at BlackAgendaReport.com.

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Interview – James Corbett 08-22-12

James Corbett is an independent journalist based in Japan.  He is the creator of the Corbett Report as well as the radio show of the same name.  His work has appeared on countless sites and he is a frequent contributor to GlobalResearch.ca and BoilingFrogsPost.com. His website: CorbettReport.com.

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Interview – David Swanson 08-22-12

David Swanson is an author, blogger and activist.  His books include War is a Lie (2010) and Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union (2009).  He is Campaign Coordinator for rootsaction.org and blogs at warisacrime.org. Visit his site davidswanson.org.

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Interview – Thorsten Pattberg 08-16-12

THORSTEN PATTBERG was born in Germany and educated in Philosophy, History, Chinese, Sanskrit, Indian and Buddhism Studies at The University of Edinburgh, Fudan University, The University of Tokyo, Harvard University, and earned his doctorate degree from The Institute of World Literature of Peking University.

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Interview – Forrest Palmer and Cory Morningstar_08-12-12

Cory Morningstar and Forrest Palmer represent WrongKindOfGreen.org, a watchdog site that seeks to expose the NGOS and their corporate controllers.

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Interview – Deepak Tripathi 08-12-12

Deepak Tripathi is a renowned author and historian.  His book Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism is widely regarded as one of the foremost examinations of the history of modern terrorism.  He is also the author of Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Tripathi’s blog can be found at deepaktripathi.wordpress.com.

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Interview – Seth Rutledge 08-09-12

Seth Rutledge is a founding member of the Syracuse Community Broadband Inititative whose website can be fouSeth_Rutledge_08-09-12nd at syracusebroadband.org.  Seth also blogs at alchemicalnurseSeth

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Interview – Webster Tarpley 07-30-12

Dr. Webster Tarpley is a renowned author and lecturer based in Washington D.C. His most recent books include Surviving the Cataclysm and Obama: Postmodern Coup – The Making of a Manchurian Candidate. Tarpley is also the host of the weekly radio program World Crisis Radio.  His website is Tarpley.net.

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Interview – Abayomi Azikiwe 07-20-12

Abayomi Azikiwe is the Editor of the Pan African Newswire which can be found at panafricannews.blogspot.com. He is a longtime activist and radical based in Detroit.

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Interview – Mark Karlin 06-26-12

Mark Karlin is the founder and editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout.org. Follow his series examining border issues and their relevance to contemporary America

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Interview – Glen Ford 06-21-12

Glen Ford is the Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report.  A renowned black activist and journalist, Ford has been a force for truth and change for over 40 years. His unwavering commitment to social justice has been an inspiration to countless independent journalists. Follow his work at BlackAgendaReport.com

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Interview – David Axe 06-20-12

David Axe is the Editor of warisboring.com and a reporter for Wired’s Danger Room blog. He is a regular contributor to Voice of America, AOL, and other publications. Follow him on twitter @daxe.

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Interview – Atif K Butt 06-19-12

Atif K. Butt is an investigative journalist based in Lahore, Pakistan.  His most recent article “Sowing the Seeds of Hate in Pakistan” can be found atcounterpunch.org. His blog, The Analyst, can be found at atifkbutt.blog.com

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Interview – Dan Kovalik – Part 2 06-12-12

Dan Kovalik is a human rights and labor lawyer representing the US Steelworkers.  His articles have appeared in Counterpunch, the Huffington Post, and elsewhere. Follow him on Twitter @danielmkovalik.

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Interview – Steve Horn 06-09-12

Steve Horn is an investigative journalist and blogger based in Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in Truthout, AlterNet, Counterpunch, and other publications. Read his blog at www.DeSmogBlog.com and follow him on Twitter @Steve_Horn1022

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Interview – Binoy Kampmark 06-08-12

Binoy Kampmark is a lecturer at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is a frequent contributor to Counterpunch, Scoop, and a variety of other respected publications. Follow him on Twitter @bkampmark.

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Interview – Dan Kovalik 06-07-12

Dan Kovalik is a labor and human rights lawyer representing the US Steelworkers’ union among other bodies. His articles have appeared on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, and elsewhere. Follow him on Twitter @danielmkovalik.

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Interview – Prof. Robin Hahnel 06-04-12

Professor Robin Hahnel is the co-author of the highly influential The Political Economy of Participatory Economics which attempts to present an alternative to free market Capitalism as well as centrally planned and free market Socialism.

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Interview – Dave Lindorff 05-24-12

Dave Lindorff is the founder of ThisCantBeHappening.net and is a frequent contributor to Counterpunch and other publications. He is a contributor to the new collection of essays Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion and is the author of The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing George W. Bush from Office.

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Interview – Nico Udu-Gama 05-22-12

Nico Udu-gama is a renowned political activist who has spent years organizing for political and social justice both in South America and in the U.S.  He is currently a field organizer for SOA Watch.

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Interview – Dr. Vijay Prashad 05-15-12

Dr. Vijay Prashad is an author and Professor of  International Studies at Trinity College. His most recent book Arab Spring, Libyan Winter is available from AK Press. His articles can be found at counterpunch.org.

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Interview – Thomas Mountain 05-15-12

Thomas C. Mountain is an independent journalist based in Eritrea. He has been actively engaged in countering Western disinformation on Africa for nearly thirty years. His articles have appeared in Counterpunch, Intrepid Report, Black Agenda Report, and elsewhere.

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Interview – Mike Ferner 05-10-12

Mike Ferner is the author of Inside the Red Zone: A Veteran for Peace Reports from Iraq and War and Peace and Democracy: Four Essays that Ask Why Again?. He is a world-renowned peace activist with first-hand experience of the horrors of war. Veterans For Peace can be found at veteransforpeace.org

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Interview – Atif K Butt 05-07-12

Atif K. Butt is an investigative journalist based in Lahore, Pakistan.  His most recent article “Sowing the Seeds of Hate in Pakistan” can be found atcounterpunch.org. His blog, The Analyst, can be found at atifkbutt.blog.com

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Interview – Dr. Michael Cullinane 05-05-12

Dr. Michael Cullinane is Senior Lecturer in History at Northumbria University. His new book, Liberty and American Anti-Imperialism is a study of the anti-imperialist movement at the turn of the 20th Century. The book, published by Palgrave Macmillan, is scheduled for release this July. He can be reachedmichael.cullinane@northumbria.ac.uk.

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Interview – Yassamine Mather 05-03-12

Yassamine Mather is Co-Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Socialist Theory at the University of Glasgow. She is also the Chair of Hands Off the People of Iran (HOPI). The organization’s website is hopoi.org.

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Interview – Alistair Cartwright 05-02-12

Alistair Cartwright of the Stop the War Coalition based in the UK. They discuss the May Day rallies as well the state of the antiwar movement in the UK. Alistair explains how Obama is the most militarily aggressive US President in decades and the overt and covert wars Obama is engaged in.

The Stop the War Coalition can be found online at stopwar.org.uk.

Interview – Ilya Galitzen 04-27-12

Ilya Galitzen is an activist and environmentalist in Portland, Oregon.  He is a friend of the local ranching community in Siskiyou County, California with extensive first-hand knowledge of the people, the region, and the issue of dam removal. Ilya can be reached at ilyagali@gmail.com

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Interview – Cindy Sheehan 04-17-12

Cindy Sheehan is a world famous anti-war activist and leader. She became a household name in 2005 when she protested the Iraq War and the policies of the Bush administration by camping outside of his ranch in Crawford, Texas. She is the author of Peace MomDear President Bush, and her most recent bookRevolution, A Love Story about Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution. Her website is cindysheehanssoapbox.com.

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Interview – Joshua Foust 04-06-12

Joshua is a columnist for PBS Need to Know, and blogs about Central and South Asia at the influential blog Registan.net. A frequent commentator for American and global media, Joshua appears regularly on BBC World, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua is also a regular contributor to Foreign Policy‘sAfPak Channel, and his writing has appeared in the New York TimesReuters, and the Christian Science Monitor.