Guest: Phyllis Bennis is an expert on the Middle East, she directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. She’s a senior advisor to Jewish Voice for Peace and author of several  books including her latest, Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer.  Phyllis Bennis’ latest writings:  Foreign Policy in Focus Some Facts … Continued

Guest: James Risen is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. Throughout his career, Risen’s explosive investigative reporting has triggered a series of political firestorms. Among his best-selling books are State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration; Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War; and his latest, The Last Honest Man: The CIA, the FBI, … Continued

KPFA’s host Philip Maldari talks to John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine about the latest in Congress and Trump’s conspiracies. John Nichols is also the author of several books including his latest, co-written with Senator Bernie Sanders, is It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism. His writing can be found at the Nation.   … Continued

Guest:  Dr. Penny Rosenwasser is a white queer Ashkenazi Jewish educator and activist. She is the author most recently of the  award-winning book “Hope into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears.”  She co-teaches a class on Antisemitism / Anti-Arabism with a Palestinian colleague at City College of San Francisco.  She is a founding board member of Jewish Voice … Continued

Guest: Joel Beinin is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus at Stanford University. He is the author or the editor of several books including Was the Red Flag Flying There? Marxist Politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict in Egypt and Israel 1948-1965; The independent left in Israel, 1967-1993: Essays … Continued