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Maria Luisa Mendonça on several interviews

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Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 1.34.38 PMFollowing an appearance on a recent IPA news release Maria Luisa Mendonça was interviewed by The Real News, KPFA Pacifica Radio’s “Rising Up with Sonali“, FAIR’s “Counterspin” and RT UK’s “Going Underground” about the ongoing impeachment process against Dilma Rousseff in Brazil. She explained that social movements critical of the government are “Now taking the streets and protesting because it’s clear to us that we’re facing a parliamentary coup, very similar to what happened in Honduras and Paraguay recently.” She emphasized that there is no legal basis for an impeachment: “The President has not been accused of any corruption crimes,” unlike the opposition. Mendonça is a director of Brazil’s Network for Social Justice and Human Rights and a professor in the international relations department at the University of Rio De Janeiro.

 

John Hanrahan on “Talk Nation Radio”

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imgresFollowing an appearance on an IPA news release, John Hanrahan was featured on “Talk Nation Radio.” He spoke to host David Swanson about the organization Avaaz and their support for no-fly zones in Syria, which “seemed out of synch” with the organization’s causes and notes that many who supported the group now wonder, “what’s their agenda?” Hanrahan is on the editorial board of ExposeFacts.org. He is the former executive director of The Fund for Investigative Journalism and has been a reporter for The Washington PostThe Washington Star, UPI and other news organizations.

 

 

Kevin Kamps on “Flashpoints”

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imgres-2Following an appearance on an IPA news release, Kevin Kamps spoke of the fifth anniversary of Fukushima on KPFA’s “Flashpoints.” He explained that plans have largely failed to clean radioactive material from melted reactor cores. Contaminated water now poses a new threat were another earthquake to occur. According to experts, “Fukushima could easily be worse than Chernobyl, especially in the long term,” due to population density around the area. Kamps is with Beyond Nuclear, a leading U.S. anti-nuclear watchdog group on reactor oversight, health impacts and radioactive waste.

 

James Early and Alex Main on The Real News Network

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Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 12.45.25 PMFollowing an appearance on an IPA news release last week, James Early and Alexander Main spoke to The Real News about President Obama’s visit to Cuba and the effects of open Cuban-American discourse. “Cubans are rightly proceeding very cautiously with this opening” vis-a-vis U.S. private interest, said Main, senior associate on international policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Early is the former director of cultural heritage policy at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

 

Arun Kundnani on “The Scott Horton Show”

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imgresAfter being featured on an IPA news release, Arun Kundnani appeared on “The Scott Horton Show on March 11th to discuss an FBI program directing teachers to “monitor Muslim students for their religious and political opinions.” He noted that in Britain — where the program originated — children as young as six have been reported to the police. He is a lecturer at New York University and author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror. 

 

James Galbraith on The Real News Network

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Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 2.27.50 PMAfter being featured in an IPA news release last month, James K. Galbraith spoke to The Real News in support of Gerald Friedman, an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who calculated robust growth under Sanders’ proposed economic reform and noted the attacks from former chairs of the council of economic advisors. He called the attacks “a classic case of professional bad manners and rank-pulling.”  Galbraith is a professor of Government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin and author of Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know.

 

Greg Guma in Al Jazeera, RT’s Going Underground and WLEA

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Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 12.22.31 PMFollowing his appearance on an IPA news release last month, Greg Guma, author of The People’s Republic: Vermont and the Sanders Revolution, was featured in several interviews. In his radio interview with WLEA radio, he spoke of the changes implemented in Vermont and Sanders’ campaign outlook. In an appearance in the February 27th airing of Going Underground, he commented on Sanders’ ‘inside-outside’ approach — working outside his party when necessary. With Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi, Guma discussed the candidate’s historical commitment to social justice.

 

Charles Glass on Between the Lines

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Following his appearance on an IPA news release last Wednesday, Charles Glass, former ABC News Chief Middle East correspondent and author of Syria Burning: ISIS and the Death of the Arab Spring. and “In the Syrian Deadlands,”was featured in an interview with Between the Lines to discuss escalating U.S. involvement in Syria’s civil war and the prospects for successful negotiations to end the conflict.

 

Sam Husseini on RT’s CrossTalk

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Sam Husseini, communications director for the Institute for Public Accuracy, was recently on CrossTalk on RT about Syria. He argued that stated U.S. government goals should not be taken at face value and — while they may appear “irrational” — may well have a Machiavellian logic to them.

 

Melvin Goodman in The Philadelphia Inquirer

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After appearing on an IPA news release yesterday, Melvin Goodman, who was a CIA analyst for 24 years and is now director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policywas quoted in an article yesterday in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Goodman discusses how the “politics surrounding Clinton have obscured some real questions about Benghazi, particularly the CIA’s role there.”

 

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