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Jesse Ventura

Former Governor of Minnesota, Wrestler, and Navy SEAL

Previously Aired On: Monday, June 30, 2008 – Listen to the Show!

Jesse Ventura has had many lives—as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. His previous books, I Ain’t Got Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone?, were both national bestsellers. Jesse’s new book Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me! is the story of his controversial gubernatorial years and his life since deciding not to seek a second term as governor in 2002. Written with award-winning author Dick Russell at a secluded location on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Ventura’s new book reveals for the first time why he left politics—and why he is now considering reentering the arena with a possible independent run for the presidency in 2008.

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Vincent Bugliosi

Author of ‘The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder’

Previously Aired On: Thursday, June 26, 2008 – Listen to the Show!

Vincent Bugliosi received his law degree in 1964. In his career at the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial, the Charles Manson case, became the basis of his classic, Helter Skelter, the biggest selling true-crime book in publishing history. Two of Bugliosi’s other books—And the Sea Will Tell and Outrage—also reached #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. No other American true-crime writer has ever had more than one book that achieved this ranking. His latest book, Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has been heralded as “epic” and “a book for the ages.”

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June 2008 --Previous Guests--, Vincent Bugliosi | 19 comments

Marjorie Cohn and Steve Heller

Marjorie Cohn – President National Lawyers Guild
Steve Heller – Whistleblower

Previously Aired On: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 – Listen to the Show!

Marjorie Cohn:
Marjorie Cohn is Professor of Law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California, and president of the National Lawyers Guild.

She is known mostly for her columns commenting on legal issues involving the Bush administration. Her weekly columns appear in AlterNet, Counterpunch, CommonDreams, After Downing Street, ZNet, and GlobalResearch. Beyond that, she is a commentator for the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR and Pacifica Radio. Aside from these, activities she lectures throughout the world on human rights and US foreign policy.

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June 2008 --Previous Guests--, Marjorie Cohn, Steve Heller | 2 comments

Ramsey Clark

Former US Attorney General

Previously Aired On: Thursday, June 19, 2008 – Listen to the Show!

Admitted to the bar in 1951, Ramsey Clark practiced law in Dallas. After serving in the federal government as assistant attorney general in charge of the lands division (1961-65), deputy attorney general (1965-66), and acting attorney general (Oct., 1966-Feb., 1967), he was appointed by President Johnson to succeed Nicholas Katzenbach as attorney general. Clark proved to be a vigorous defender of civil liberties and civil rights; he opposed the use of government wiretaps and initiated the first Northern school desegregation case. After leaving the government, he taught law and later became active in the anti-Vietnam War movement, visiting North Vietnam in 1972. In 1974 he was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from New York but was defeated by Jacob Javits ; he also failed in a second Senate run in 1976.

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Debra Sweet

National Director World Can’t Wait

Previously Aired On: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 – Listen to the Show!

Debra Sweet is the National Director of World Can’t Wait – Drive Out the Bush Regime. Richard Nixon refused to speak to the press for six months after the US invasion of Cambodia. When he finally appeared before the White House press corps, it was to make awards for service and bravery to Young Americans, whom he said were “not out protesting.” I was 19. When he handed me the award, I told him that he was responsible for killing millions of people in southeast Asia. He got angry, turned and left the room, making a front page story and international news.

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Max Simon

Meditation and Yoga Teacher

Previously Aired On: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 – Listen to the Show!

Born into a family of poetically brilliant teachers, Max Simon has been surrounded by consciousness, spirituality, and mind-body medicine his entire life. Son of David Simon M.D., best selling author and co-founder of the world-renowned Chopra Center for Wellbeing, and Julia Simon, an accredited Transcendental Meditation teacher and Vedic Astrologer, Max received his first meditation technique at the age of 4. Learning yoga before he knew about sports and Ayurveda before he knew about McDonalds, the seeds of awareness were planted in Max at an early age.

At the age of 22, Max became the youngest meditation and yoga teacher in Chopra Center history. As a living example of someone who could integrate ancient wisdom into modern times, Max began to tour the country with Deepak Chopra M.D. and his father teaching meditation and yoga to thousands of people at the Chopra Center’s prestigious workshops and events.

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Adam Shapiro

International Solidarity Movement

Previously Aired On: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 – Listen to the Show!

Adam Shapiro is an American co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a pro-Palestinian organization, the stated mission of which is to bring civilians from around the world to resist nonviolently the Israeli occupation of West Bank and previously the Gaza Strip. He became famous for visiting Yasser Arafat in his Mukataa (government center) in Ramallah while it was besieged during the March 2002 Israeli military operation in the West Bank and Gaza.

Shapiro was born in Brooklyn, New York, brought up in a non-observant Jewish home, but he does not consider himself an adherent of Judaism. Both his parents are public school teachers, and his brother and family spokesman is an attorney.

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Nabil Abuznaid, Ph.D.

Deputy Chief of Mission at the PLO, Washington DC

Previously Aired On: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 – Listen to the Show!

Dr. Nabil Abuznaid was appointed as the Charge’ d’Affaires of the Mission at the PLO Office in Washington, DC, he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission since 2005.

He was born and raised in Hebron, Palestine. Dr. Abuznaid is a committed public servant who had the pleasure of serving as an advisor to the late Chairman and President of the PLO, Yasser Arafat. Prior to joining the Palestinian delegation in Washington, DC, Dr. Abuznaid held various teaching positions in Palestinian universities and was the Director of the International Relations Department at Hebron University. During his tenure at Najah University in Nablus, he was the lead coordinator of the Palestinian Universities’ Staff Union in the Occupied Territories. He has organized and participated in several international conferences on Palestine. He is also the author of numerous articles and has been interviewed by all the major media organizations, including CNN and Time Magazine. Dr. Abuznaid was a member of the Palestinian delegation peace talks held in Annapolis in November 2007.

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