On The Monitor this week:
- Author interview – Fifteen steps to Corporate Feudalism by Dennis Marker
- Iran’s Nuclear Program, Julian Assange, Whistle-blowers, Obama’s Kill List – an interview with Ray McGovern
More information about this week’s guests:
Dennis Marker was twenty one when he embarked on his career in Washington, DC. While there he worked for the US Congress, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), various political campaigns, and Jim Wallis at Sojourners magazine. In addition, he helped launch and directed Washington, DC–based progressive nonprofits, including Witness for Peace and The Pledge of Resistance, where he specialized in national and international media operations.
This work took him from every country in Central America to Iraq and many countries in between, where he negotiated with government officials and nongovernmental organizations looking for ways to avoid war and limit civilian causalities. Marker has appeared on numerous network and cable television news and talk shows in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and throughout Europe. He has also been used as an on- and off-the-record source by many publications, including Newsweek, Time, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, USA Today, and other major newspapers in the United States and internationally. In addition, he has written, edited, and been the on-air voice for a weekly UPI syndicated political radio commentary.
Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. He served as a CIA analyst for 27 years, in the early 80s preparing The President’s Daily Brief and using it to conduct one-on-one morning briefings of President Reagan’s most senior national security advisers.
It is not likely that there will be enough time to cover all the issues in this one interview. For more background please review the information below:
Ray McGovern will discuss these issues at 6:00 PM Thursday, June 7, at Random Row Books, 315 West Main St. Charlottesville, Va.
Panorama, the oldest and most respected “60 Minutes”-type program on German TV, did an excellent 16-min special, featuring Ethan McCord, et al. and key footage from the “collateral murder” original tape. It aired in Germany (with dubbing into German) on Feb. 10, 2011.
The program had unusually broad and intense resonance in Germany. Ray asked Panorama if it could possibly undub the dubbing, and one of the producers did just that. So now it’s available to all who understand English. Videos are truly worth a thousand words, so see it here:
For those who understand German, the full-length program is equally compelling. The URL for the GERMAN original is:
Ray’s portion runs from the 2:55 to the 8:00 minute mark; the two minutes immediately following (up to the 10-minute mark) include interesting comments from an Australian Social Justice Lawyer.
On the “Kill List”:
For more on Ray (and links to some of the best reporting on the web) go to Ray’s website