Meditations and Molotovs - 03.27.17

March 27, 2017

 On today's program, Vince speaks with Andrew J. Bacevich about his most recent book, "America's War for the Greater Middle East." Bacevich is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins.

Bacevich is the author of Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010). His previous books include The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008); The Long War: A New History of US National Security Policy since World War II (2007) (editor); The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005); and American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy (2002).

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Meditations and Molotovs - 03.20.17

March 20, 2017

Bush, Blair and Co. are primarily responsible for the war in Iraq and the horrors that followed, however liberals, Democrats, and particularly the corporate news media (the same folks who gave the world President Trump) share a large portion of responsibility as well. They created the atmosphere necessary for the faux "War on Terror" (can't wage war on a tactic), which is simply the latest justification for U.S. hegemony and imperialism. Today, let's talk about history and why it still and always matters.

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Meditations and Molotovs - 03.13.17

March 13, 2017

On today's program, Vince talks about the importance of culture in the realm of political organizing. All too often political events are dry, stuffy and honestly, not very fun. But that's not always the case. From Chicago's West Side to Melbourne, Australia, and beyond, Vince has encountered activists, artists and poets who are creating non-consumerist spaces and culture that truly engages their respective communities. The ultimate goal is to empower people to create their own spaces, mediums, outlets and so on. Creating culture shouldn't be intimidating - it should be fun.

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Meditations and Molotovs - 03.06.17

March 7, 2017

March 6th - 2017: On today's program, Vince finishes his three part conversation with Sergio Alexander Kochergin as they reflect on their time with Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, and the broader peace and justice movement. They also discuss Sergio's time in India, studying in the EU and reflections on activism and political organizing. 

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Meditations and Molotovs - 02.28.17

March 1, 2017

 Today is part two of Vince's conversation with former Scout Sniper (USMC), activist, filmmaker and Vince's main compadre, the great Sergio Alexander Kochergin.

Sergio has a Master's Degree in Political Economy of Agriculture and the Environment and Economics of Development at the University of Rotterdam's Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands. For the past 24 months, he's been working on a documentary about events in Ukraine, where Sergio was born and raised.

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