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    Talk World Radio: Matt Hoh on Running for Election in a Rigged System

    Talk World Radio: Matt Hoh on Running for Election in a Rigged System

    This week on Talk World Radio we're speaking with Matt Hoh. In 2009, Matthew Hoh resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan with the State Department over the U.S. escalation of the war. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, Matt had taken part in the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Since his resignation, he has been a peace activist and truth teller. In 2010, Matt was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling and, in 2021, he was awarded as a Defender of Liberty by the Committee for the Republic. Matthew is a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Public Accuracy, an Advisory Board Member for the Committee to Defend Julian Assange and Civil Liberties, Expose Facts, North Carolina Committee to Investigate Torture, The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice, Veterans For Peace, and World BEYOND War. He is a candidate for U.S. Senate from North Carolina.

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    Talk World Radio: Richard Silvertsein on AIPAC Buying Elections

    Talk World Radio: Richard Silvertsein on AIPAC Buying Elections

    This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and its financial power over U.S. elections. Richard Silverstein is an independent journalist who writes the blog, Tikun Olam, which exposes the secrets of the Israeli national security state. He also publishes at Jacobin Magazine, Middle East Eye, and The New Arab. Check out https://www.richardsilverstein.com

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    Talk World Radio: Negar Mortazavi on Iranian-U.S. Relations

    Talk World Radio: Negar Mortazavi on Iranian-U.S. Relations

    This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about Iran. Our guest, Negar Mortazavi, is an Iranian-American journalist and political analyst and host of the Iran Podcast based in Washington DC, who has been covering Iranian affairs and U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East for over a decade. She is a regular media commentator and has appeared on CNN, NBC, NPR, BBC, France24, Aljazeera, and i24News. Her writing has been published in Foreign Policy magazine, The Intercept, Politico, and The Independent. She has been named by Middle East Policy Council among 40 under 40 leaders shaping the present and future of U.S.-Middle East relations. And she and I will be speaking in Washington DC on August 5 at an event you can find at worldbeyondwar.org

    See:
    https://www.negarmortazavi.com/iran-podcast
    https://mepc.org/resources/40-under-40
    https://actionnetwork.org/events/77-years-later-eliminate-nukes-not-life-on-earth?clear_id=true

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    Talk World Radio: What to Do About Ukraine

    Talk World Radio: What to Do About Ukraine

    This week on Talk World Radio, I'm discussing what to do about Ukraine. See also https://worldbeyondwar.org/ukraine and https://defusenuclearwar.org

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    Talk World Radio: Myrna Pagan: U.S. Cleanup Effort in Vieques Is a Joke

    Talk World Radio: Myrna Pagan: U.S. Cleanup Effort in Vieques Is a Joke

    This week on Talk World Radio, we're speaking with Myrna V. Pagan a longtime activist from Vieques, Puerto Rico, the Colony of the Colony. She is the founder of the Vidas Viequenses Valen movement (Vieques Lives Matter) established by the people of Vieques to continue their struggle for justice when they, after decades of protests and a campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience forced the U.S. Navy to close its bombing range and base on May 1, 2003. The struggle continues now in the cleanup stage of this Super Fund site where for more than 60 years a trillion pounds of explosives and toxic substances were dropped by the Navy and its NATO allies on Vieques creating an environmental nightmare and health crisis.

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    Talk World Radio: Saadia Qureshi and Nick Rea on Preemptive Love

    Talk World Radio: Saadia Qureshi and Nick Rea on Preemptive Love

    This week on Talk World Radio we're speaking with two people who will be leading a training session on Nonviolent Communication Skills at the July 8-10 online NoWar2022 conference. That can be found at https://WorldBEYONDWar.org -- We're speaking with Saadia Qureshi and Nick Rea, both of whom work at the Preemptive Love Coalition, which can be found at https://preemptivelove.org -- Preemptive Love Coalition’s mission is to end war and stop the spread of violence. Saadia Qureshi works as a Gathering Coordinator and Nick Rea works as a Workshops Coordinator at Prememptive Love. They are both from Florida.

    "Militarism + Machismo = Gun Violence in America"
    https://preemptivelove.org/blog/militarism-machismo-gun-violence-in-america

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