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10/6/17 Greg Lovett on his documentary "Delay, Deny, Hope You Die: How America Poisoned Its Soldiers"

Gregory Lovett joins Scott to discuss his new documentary, “Delay, Deny, Hope You Die: How America Poisoned Its Soldiers” which opens Monday in Los Angeles and across the country over the next month. Buy tickets for an upcoming screening in your area here and watch the extended trailer.
Lovett shares the backstory of the documentary, which he was inspired to make after reading Joseph Hickman’s book “The Burn Pits.” He explains why the United States military decided to burn the massive amounts of garbage produced by its soldiers in massive burn pits with carcinogenic jet fuel, details the subsequent denial and cover up, and exposes the crony businesses that profited off it all. Lovett then describes the problems that veterans have seeking care from the VA and the heartbreaking stories of suffering of soldiers who return home.
“Delay, Deny, Hope You Die: How America Poisoned Its Soldiers” received Honorable Mention at the FilmOneFest and an Award of Merit from the Impact Doc Awards.
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2/5/18 Mark Perry on Donald Trump’s new Nuclear Arms Plan

Reporter Mark Perry returns to the show to talk about his latest piece for the American Conservative Magazine on Donald Trump’s nuclear posture review, “Trump’s Nuke Plan Raising Alarms Among Military Brass.” According to Perry there’s considerable skepticism within the military about the new Trump plan. Perry then details the U.S.-Russia nuclear relations and the extreme danger of any kind of nuclear escalation. Finally Perry discusses what Trump could do to ameliorate the situation with Russia.

Mark Perry is the author of Talking to Terrorists: Why America Must Engage with its Enemies and The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthurHis most recent book, The Pentagon’s Wars was released in October. Follow him on Twitter @MarkPerryDC.

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11/11/19 Danny Sjursen on Reclaiming Veterans Day

Danny Sjursen advocates for a reclaiming of Veterans Day and a return to the principles of the holiday originally known as Armistice Day. Armistice Day celebrated the end to one of the bloodiest wars in world history, and Sjursen reminds us how eminently worthy of celebration that occasion is. But the modern Veterans Day is not only meaningless and soulless, he says, it also implies that there will always be veterans to celebrate. This attitude helps enable acceptance of America’s forever wars in the Middle East, and makes it more difficult to spread the antiwar cause he has dedicated himself to.

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Danny Sjursen is a retired U.S. army major and former history instructor at West Point. He writes regularly for TomDispatch.com and he’s the author of “Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.” Follow him on Twitter @SkepticalVet.

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2/9/18 Brian Saady on NSA spying on Americans under 2017 FISA reauthorization

Author Brian Saady returns to the show to discuss his article “With the Shutdown Over, the Government Can Go Back to Suppressing Your Rights.” Saady explains in laymen’s terms FISA 702, which allows the NSA to monitor any American in communication with foreign targets concerning any foreign intelligence. Saady then turns back the clock and recalls how the history of the national security state has led to the current mass surveillance programs.

Brian Saady is the author of the three-part series “Rackets.” Check out his website at BrianSaady.com and follow him on Twitter @briansaady.

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5/23/17 Jacob Hornberger on the drug war and his upcoming conference on JFK

Scott interviews Jacob Hornberger with the Future of Freedom Foundation at FFF.org.  Jacob talks about his upcoming conference, “The National Security State and JFK”, at the Dulles Airport Marriot in Northern Virginia on June 3rd, 2017, at which both Ron Paul and Oliver Stone will speak.

Hornberger also talks about the ongoing drug war in Mexico and how the laws of supply and demand can’t be overridden by a drug crackdown, even one as extensive as in Mexico, which involved the Mexican military going after drug lords. The total and absolute failure of the drug war is spoken about at length, including why the conventional thinking is flawed and the approach of most people in the country to this issue doesn’t address the core problem of drug addiction or the drug trade.

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3/13/17 Jacob Hornberger on upcoming FFF events including ‘End the War on Drugs’ conference

Jacob Hornberger, president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses his effort to educate more African-American college students about the evils of the war on drugs, since they are disproportionately effected by racist drug laws, yet typically make up a small part of his lecture audiences.

Upcoming FFF events:

End the War on Drugs – free program at Florida A&M University College of Law on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

The National Security State and JFK – $99 admission to “one of the most fascinating, important, and relevant conferences” in FFF’s 27-year history. Guest speakers include director Oliver Stone and Ron Paul. The conference is Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Dulles Airport Marriott in Northern Virginia.

9/20/19 Mike Swanson on the Next Big Bubble

Mike Swanson is back with his forecast for the stock market and the next recession. Swanson thinks that the next crash could begin to set in motion an unravelling of the whole bubble of the dollar system itself, which might lead to the type of stagflation we saw in the 1970s. His advice, as always, is to diversify, including some money in gold and silver.

Mike Swanson provides investment advice at wallstreetwindow.com and is the author of The War State: The Cold War Origins Of The Military-Industrial Complex And The Power Elite. He also works with the Neopolis Media Group, a group of historians, educators, authors, researchers, and free speech advocates who endeavor to provide original and engaging content, including The Ochelli Effect, and The Lone Gunman Podcast.

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1/24/18 Greg Shupak on the arrest of Palestinian 16-year-old Ahed Tahimi

University of Toronto professor Greg Shupak joins Scott to discuss his article “Slapping An Israeli Soldier More Newsworthy Than Shooting A Palestinian Child In The Face.” Shupak details the events that led up to Ahed Tamimi’s arrest after her cousin was shot in the face with a rubber bullet by an Israeli soldier. Shupak then describes the treatment of Palestinians in Israeli military prisons, where torture of children is well-documented and 16-year-olds are tried as adults. Shupak then describes the outline of his newest book, “The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel, and the Media.” Finally Shupak and Scott discuss Israel’s role in the rise of Hamas and how Palestinian political parties have been regularly coopted by Israel and the United States.

Greg Shupak is a professor of media studies at the University of Guelph in Toronto. He writes at FAIR.org and Jacobin. His books is The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel, and the Media. Follow him on Twitter @GregShupak.

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9/26/18 Jason Ditz on the Syrian Conflict

Jason Ditz is on the show to review the status of the Syrian conflict. The potential offensive in Idlib is discussed, as well as the deal struck between Syria, Russia and Turkey on the status of Idlib and the pause of hostilities there. Ditz gives an overview of the recent developments and the background to the events unfolding.

Jason Ditz is the news editor of Antiwar.com. Read all of his work at news.antiwar.com and follow him on Twitter @jasonditz.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

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7/27/17 Josh Ruebner on latest anti-BDS bill

Josh Ruebner, director of the U.S. campaign for Palestinian Rights, and author of “Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace” joins the show to discuss his latest article “New U.S. bill would punish settlement boycotters.” Ruebner explains how the act would criminalize U.S. corporations and individuals for supporting or furthering the impact of a boycott against Israel. Despite obvious major free speech restrictions the bill has support from both Democrats and Republicans, many of whom are already backing off their commitment to the bill. What’s really disturbing about the bill according to Ruebner is that companies could be criminalized even if their business decisions had the effect, but not intent, of furthering a boycott on Israel. Beyond that, if the bill became law, Attorney General Jeff Sessions would have the power to throw someone in jail ostensibly for their political beliefs. Ruebner explains how the bill has already created blowback against AIPAC and Israel: Constituents are pressing members of Congress on this issue for the first time and the progressive wing of the Democratic party is feeling more emboldened to speak out in support of the Palestinians, making it clear that the base of democratic voters no longer on board with Israeli policy of the past. Finally, Ruebner discusses the necessary conditions for a political solution between Israel and Palestine and how the BDS movement has successfully convinced companies to divest from Israel.

Josh Ruebner is the director of the U.S. campaign for Palestinian Rights. He is the author of “Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace” and the upcoming book “Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State?“. Follow Josh on Twitter @joshruebner.

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11/30/16 Gareth Porter on Donald Trump’s national security advisor Michael J. Flynn

Gareth Porter, an independent investigative journalist and historian writing on US national security policy, discusses why Donald Trump’s pick for national security advisor, retired Lt. Gen. Michael J. Flynn, is responsible for killing innocent Afghan civilians with drone strikes and night raids based on faulty intelligence. Flynn also knew the JSOC kill/capture program was counterproductive at winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan but continued it anyway as a public relations campaign with the compliant US media. Gareth also debunks White Helmet claims about the Aleppo Convoy Massacre.

11/16/18 Patrick Martin on the CIA Democrats

Patrick Martin, of the World Socialist Web Site, comes back on the show for an update on his last appearance. 11 of the democratic candidates he mentioned last time won their congressional races, and 7 more came very close, which he says is a fairly strong performance but probably not quite the one they had hoped for. These new representatives all come from backgrounds in the military or intelligence agencies, and instead of using their experience as a principled basis for opposing war, they are strong supporters of the U.S.’s military endeavors abroad. Martin laments the generally sad state of affairs on the American left when it comes to compromising on war, even among many so-called socialists.

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Patrick Martin is the senior national political writer for the World Socialist Web Site, where he is the author of numerous articles.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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8/17/18 Sheldon Richman and Khaled Al Sabawi on Palestinian Property Rights and Titles

Sheldon Richman returns to the show, this time to interview Khaled Al Sabawi about his work helping Palestinians on renewable energy projects and with getting property deeds. Sabawi explains the many injustices suffered by Palestinians at Israeli hands, as well as the frustrations dealing with a Palestinian Authority that frequently just carries water for the Israeli government.

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Sheldon Richman is the executive editor of the Libertarian Institute and the author of America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited. Follow him on Twitter @SheldonRichman.

Khaled Al Sabawi is the CEO of Union Construction and Investment and of MENA Geothermal. Follow his work at tabo.ps.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

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7/13/2018 Elijah J Magnier on US Attack of Syrian Arab Army Position

Elijah J Magnier is a Senior Political Risk Analyst with over 32 years’ experience covering Europe & the Middle East. Acquiring in-depth experience, robust contacts and political knowledge in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan and Syria. He is on the show to update us on the latest developments in the Syrian conflict. Specialized in political assessments, strategic planning and thorough insight in political networks. Created and coordinated network of decision makers to provide key insight into the complex political developments of the Middle Eastern region. Experienced in dealing with intrinsically difficult situations in a broad spectrum of situations when interacting with leaders and fundamentalist movements in war zones and areas of growing instability.
 
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9/27/17 Muhammad Sahimi debunks neoconservative lies about Iran

USC professor Muhammad Sahimi returns to the show to discuss his latest article “Deconstructing Neoconservatives’ Manifesto for War With Iran.” Sahimi debunks the misinformation and lies being spread by John Bolton and other neoconservatives about the Iran Deal, explains in detail the steps Iran has taken to ease tensions with the United States, and lists the many hypocrisies of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Sahimi hammers home the fact that, should the U.S. void the Iran Deal, no country in the future will have reason to trust that the United States will live up to its word in its international agreements. Sahimi and Scott then discuss Iran’s role (or lack thereof) in Yemen and finish with Sahimi documenting the history of the Iranian terrorist group MEK and its flirtation with prominent U.S. Congressmen and Senators.

Muhammad Sahimi is the NIOC Chair in petroleum engineering at the University of Southern California and a contributor at Antiwar.com and the Huffington Post.

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