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Diana Johnstone

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  • HOST: Eric Draitser
  • GUEST: Diana Johnstone
  • TOPICS: Hillary Clinton, military-industrial complex, Israel, Libya and much more!

Pick up a copy of Diana Johnstone’s scathing new book Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton

Clinton and the Democratic Establishment: the Ties That Bind

After what can only be described as an absolute disaster of an electoral showing in the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton’s hopes of becoming the Democratic nominee in 2016 increasingly hinge on her support from the Democratic establishment.

The establishment, which is connected to Clinton and her financial backers by ingrown threads of funding and financing, is panicking over the surging campaign of Bernie Sanders. It will turn to its people in the media and party leadership to reverse the trend. More

The Role of Legitimacy in Social Change

The Bernie Sanders campaign is a welcome respite from the perpetual quandary facing the Left in the United States. His run for the Democratic nomination allows us to come together and cheer for social, economic and racial justice without making the difficult choices about where to put our efforts for progressive change.

Without a political campaign, it's hard to tell whether to protest the drones flying overhead or the fracking fluid being injected deep beneath the ground. Should the Left be resisting the "New Jim Crow" incarceration of African Americans, the indefinite detention of innocent "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo or the arrest and torture of Palestinian children by the US supported Israeli Defense Force? More

Why Bernie Still Won’t Win

Delegate count after one tie (or perhaps Sanders win) in Iowa and one Sanders blowout in New Hampshire: HRC 394; Bernie: 42.

Even after Bernie's thrashing of Hillary in New Hampshire, the Vermont senator only banked four more delegates than Clinton. Why? Because 8 of New Hampshire's 32 delegates will remain "unassigned" until the Democratic Convention, where they will be instructed to vote for whomever (HRC or Biden?) the party establishment demands. In short, in July when the votes are tallied in Philadelphia, Sanders may well end up losing New Hampshire by four delegates! More

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Vol-22-Number-10-cover-page-001-350x439Fear and Nukes on the Campaign Trail

John LaForge on the escalating nuclear rhetoric of the presidential candidates; The FBI’s Pursuit of Saul Landau: David Price digs through the FBI file on the late Saul Landau, and finds the agents tracking him from New York to DC, London to the Soviet Union and Mexico to Cuba. It appears J. Edgar Hoover himself had become obsessed with Landau and desperately wanted to see him locked away in a federal prison; Life in a Cage: a harrowing dispatch from inside the Colorado prison system by John Cochran; Middle East Notes: Jennifer Loewenstein on the execution of Sheikh Nimr and the rising tensions between the House of Saud and Iran; Down in Sonora: Lawrence Reichard reports from Mexico on the desperation of migrants on the run from La Migra; The Conspiracy of Capitalism: Mike Whitney on why the stock market is going crazy. Plus: A Comedy of Terrors by Jeffrey St. Clair; Don’t Fear the Reaper by Chris Floyd; The Political Economy of Boxing by Dave Macaray and The Root of All Evil by Lee Ballinger.

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