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Willie Nelson
AP Photo / Denis Poroy

Annie Nelson on the ‘Fuel That Doesn’t Kill Us’

Annie Nelson, wife of Willie Nelson and co-chairperson of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, speaks to Truthdig about stomaching the State of the Union and the myth that alternative fuels are years away.

Posted on Jan 28, 2007


Ron Kovic
AP / Reed Saxon

Ron Kovic: Surging Past the Tipping Point

In a Truthdig interview, the author of “Born on the Fourth of July” argues that Americans this week have a patriotic and generation-defining duty to speak out against Bush’s proposal to escalate the war in Iraq with more U.S. troops.
“If you love this country, you’re going to step over that line that you’ve not stepped over before. You’re going to find the courage to do that.”

Posted on Jan 9, 2007


Sheinbaum and Carter
Sheinbaum: Jewish Journal; Carter: Amazon.com

Sheinbaum: Carter’s ‘Apartheid’ Mistake

Internationally renowned diplomat, peace activist and scholar Stanley Sheinbaum (above) discusses Jimmy Carter’s controversial new book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”

Posted on Dec 22, 2006


Dennis Kucinich
From Kucinich.us

The Charge of the Muny Light Brigade

Twenty-eight years ago today, 31-year-old Dennis Kucinich, then the youngest-ever mayor of a major American city, famously pushed Cleveland into economic default rather than capitulate to the demands of a group of bankers eager to gobble up the city’s power plant. Today, as Kucinich kicks off his White House bid, he speaks to Truthdig about a stand of integrity that nearly cost him his political career, but which has striking relevance in the current political landscape—where such integrity seems in short supply.

Posted on Dec 14, 2006


Kucinich
AP / Luke Palmisano

Rep. Kucinich: Why I’m Running for President

The six-term Ohio congressman and 2004 presidential candidate, who has been one of Congress’ most vocal and longstanding opponents of the Iraq war, tells Truthdig why he again has his sights set on the Oval Office.

Posted on Dec 12, 2006


Reese Erlich
Courtesy Reese Erlich

Kleptocracy, Theocracy (and Democracy) in the Middle East

Investigative reporter Reese Erlich, just back from a tour of the Middle East, tells Truthdig that the U.S. efforts to promote democracy in that part of the world are beset by religious fundamentalists on one side and unabashed kleptocrats on the other.

Posted on Dec 8, 2006


Rep. Dennis Kucinich
Image: AP; composite: Karen Spector / Truthdig

Dennis Kucinich’s Showdown With the Democratic Leadership

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) criticizes the leadership of his own party for announcing Tuesday that it would support a massive increase in spending for the Iraq war.

Posted on Dec 6, 2006


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AP

Rep. Dennis Kucinch: No More Money for War on Iraq

In a Truthdig interview, the Democratic congressman argues that the Pentagon’s new spending proposal would not only escalate the Iraq war but could be used to fund an attack on Iran.

  • Read the Gordon England memo discussed in the interview.

  • Posted on Dec 4, 2006


    Nikki Keddie
    From UCLA

    The Good News Behind the Bad for Middle Eastern Women

    Nikki Keddie, one of the nation’s leading Middle East scholars, argues that despite Western stereotypes, women in many Middle Eastern countries are making great strides in terms of civil liberties and legal rights. But America’s disastrous occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan threaten to undo much of the progress.

  • Also: read the book’s introduction or read the entire first chapter (.pdf file)
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    Posted on Nov 30, 2006


    Kucinich
    AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich Tackles Healthcare

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich speaks with Truthdig about the state of healthcare in America, his bill with Rep. John Conyers to provide universal coverage and why progress is inevitable: “It is going to happen, because there is an awareness that government has failed the American people in this regard, and it’s an economic issue, it’s a moral issue and it’s central to who we are as a nation.”

  • Exclusive: For the first time, the Ohio congressman describes his behind-the-scenes struggle with the party to overcome corporate influence and promote healthcare reform.

  • Posted on Nov 28, 2006



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