Monday, November 19, 2012

Progressive Radio News Hour Guests for November 23, 24, and 25, 2012

The Progressive Radio News Hour Guests for November 23, 24, and 25, 2012

Friday, November 23 at 10AM US Central Times: Michael Mandel

Mandel is a Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario. He teaches international criminal law, constitutional law, and legal politics.

Mandel is the author of "How America Gets Away with Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity."

Israel's naked aggression on Gaza will be discussed. On America's Thanksgiving weekend, besieged Gazans have no reason to celebrate.

They're isolated on their own. Israel persecutes them ruthlessly. Operation Pillar of Cloud attacked innocent men, women, children, infants and the elderly for days. Slaughter and destruction followed.

Major crimes of war and against humanity were committed.

Conflict was planned months ago. Washington approved it. Multiple Israeli provocations launched it. An alleged ceasefire is meaningless. Israel will attack again at will.

Saturday, November 24 at Noon US Central time: Stjepan Mestrovic

Mestrovic is Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M University.

He was a consultant and expert witness for the International Court of the Tribunal for Yugoslavia. He provides similar services for US soldiers involved in court-martials and clemency hearings.

His books include "The Good Soldier on Trial: A Sociological Study of Misconduct by the US Military Pertaining to Operation Iron Triangle, Iraq." 

It deals with the conviction of Pfc. Corey Clagett for killing two unarmed Iraqis and trying to kill a third. Mestrovic testified on his behalf at his clemency hearing.

Major world and national issues will be discussed.

Sunday, November 25, at 12 at noon US Central time: John McMurtry

McMurtry is an internationally recognized moral and political philosopher who is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and University Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph, Ontario.

His volumes on Philosophy and World Problems for UNESCO are globally published, and his widely translated works include the influential books, "Unequal Freedoms," "The Cancer Stage of Capitalism," and "Value Wars."

McMurtry is also an active public advocate for global justice, world peace, and international law.

Major world and national issues will be discussed.