Nicole talks extremes on today's show. From the tragic - the election results in Israel are in, and Nicole talks with Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery about them; and the White House is adopting right wing tactics to push the TPP, Gaius Publius exposes the deception. Plus Aaron Schock resigns, Debbie won't run for Senate, and more!
Sometimes it feels as if we're taking on the whole world. That's because caring, responsible people just can't sit idly by while the world is crumbling around us. It's why we fight back against the immoral assholes who scream "Get out" to refugee children whose parents risked their lives on the remote hope they'll find better futures here. It's why we recoil in horror when the images of bombed schools and hospitals with blood and bodies strewn senselessly about cross our TV and computer screens. And why we fight back against the big moneyed interests whose only agenda seems to [...]
War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! --Edwin Starr I was hit with a dose of sad reality yesterday during the show when, as I was discussing the sickening situation in Gaza, a long-time regular listener of this show, contributor and participant in the chat room posted in there, "Israeli Jews are Nazis." When I implored him to rethink his over generalization and admit that his hyperbole was overblown, he left the chat room in a huff and quickly stopped his monthly $5 contribution of support for Radio or Not. I emailed him the following: I'm sorry that you [...]
Nicole gives an update on the efforts to fix the filibuster. Marcy Wheeler (emptywheel.net) tells about yesterday's Hillary Clinton testimony on Benghazi, and Maysoon Zayid joins in for serious discussion and some laughs too
The following article was written by Israeli Peace Movement Gush Shalom founder Uri Avnery, and was originally published here. I wanted to post it here because I think it's the best thing I've read from an Israeli about the horrific practice of bombing one another into oblivion instead of fixing the problems that divide us. Hopefully someone with power to do the right thing will read it and heed its call. HOW DID it start? Stupid question. Conflagrations along the Gaza Strip don’t start. They are just a continuous chain of events, each claimed to be in “retaliation” for the [...]
On today's show, we learned that MDMA (commonly known as 'ecstasy') is the love drug. My guest - Randy Hencken, director of Communications and Marketing for MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) said that when people take MDMA, they feel compassion and empathy. I asked him if there was any way to get some for the Republicans... but now that I've had a chance to think about it, perhaps we could get some to Bibi Netanyahu as well. Tonight's show began with a wonderful conversation with a fascinating man. Uri Avnery is an Israeli writer, and founder of the Gush [...]