First hour: William Blum, that illustrious critic of American empire (I call him “the thinking man’s Chomsky”) is the author of the best book ever published about the crimes of empire, Killing Hope. Blum offers qualified support for the Occupy movement:
The education which Occupy has caused to be thrust upon the citizenry — about corporate abuse and criminality, political corruption, inequality, poverty, etc., virtually all unprosecuted — would be highly significant if America were a democracy. But as it is, more and more people can learn more and more about these matters, and get more and more angry, but have nowhere to turn to, to effectuate meaningful change. – http://www.killinghope.org/bblum6/aer100.html
So what should we do? Tune in and find out!
Blum also rips into the lunatics still banging the drums for an increasingly likely war on Iran – and possible World War III.
Second hour: Russ Baker is one of America’s few remaining real journalists. His book on the Bush crime family, Family of Secrets, reveals more about how power really operates in the USA than received opinion wants to know.
Russ wonders why the corporate media has completely suppressed what may be the world’s biggest story of the decade: The Saudi “Arab Spring” uprising. (When Occupied Arabia ceases to be the personal property of the unimaginably corrupt Ibn Saud family and other petty tyrants, and the whole peninsula returns to the Arab and Muslim people, we’ll know the Arab Spring is real.)