Military Commissions Trials For Guantanamo Prisoners
A radical new satire on U.S war profiteering in Iraq debuted last month. The movie is called War Inc., written by John Cusack and Jeremy Pikser. War Inc. is described as bringing to the screen what Naomi Klein has done in print. In Jeremy Scahill’s review, he writes quote “With 630 corporations like Blackwater and Halliburton on the US government payroll in Iraq getting 40 percent of the more than $2 billion Washington spends every week on the occupation, Cusack’s “futuristic” film is not far from the way things really are. The film stars John Cusack as Brand Hauser, a hit man for hire who is deployed to Turaqistan to a kill a Middle Eastern oil baron.
Guest – Jeremy Pikser, co-writer of the film War Inc. He’s also the co-writer of Bulworth and just finished a screenplay about the CIA coup that overthrew the government of Guatemala in 1954.
National Lawyers Guild Urges Israel To Permit Richard Falk To Enter Israel
Professor Richard Falk is the recently appointed Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights who has been barred entry to Israel. He’s Professor of International Law at Princeton, will be the Council’s special investigator of Israeli behavior in the territories and this has incited furious objections from Yitzhak Levanon, the Israeli ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva. Falk replaced South African John Dugard, a veteran anti-apartheid activist. Falk is also a member of the Editorial Boards of The Nation and The Progressive. He’s the author of many books including Crimes of War: Iraq.
Guest – Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include Religion and Humane Global Governance; Human Rights Horizons; On Humane Governance: Toward a New Global Politics; Explorations at the Edge of Time; Revolutionaries and Functionaries; The Promise of World Order; Indefensible Weapons; Human Rights and State Sovereignty; A Study of Future Worlds; This Endangered Planet; coeditor of Crimes of War.