Eric speaks with author, anti-war activist, and former president of Veterans For Peace, Mike Ferner. They discuss America’s war hysteria as a symptom of empire, the insanity of the “humanitarian war” doctrine, and the impact of drones on the nature of warfare. Additionally, Eric taps into Mike’s extensive experience with antiwar activism to discuss how a substantive movement can once again mobilize to demand an end to America’s overt and covert wars.
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