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Hurricane Sandy has devastated the Northeast, leaving millions without power, and New York City without subway service for the next several days at least. Molly is stuck in Manhattan, so today is another best-of show. We replay our interview with Greg Palast on his new book Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, and my interview of NYU’s Sarah Knuckey on a drone report she co-authored.
Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Northeast! It’s a Frankenstorm-snoreaster-pocalypse! We’re replaying two interviews today, Governor Eliot Spitzer and the ACLU’s Hina Shamsi.
Cannibal cop wanted to kidnap, cook, and eat one hundred women, the future of warfare is lethal autonomous robots, and Mitt Romney’s comments as Governor about same-sex parents.
Chase Madar, author of The Passion of Bradley Manning, on Manning’s detention, trans identity, and the overlap of foreign policy and mass incarceration. Also, Richard Mourdock’s “God intended that” rape comments, and a new agency that codifies global secret war.
Anne Elizabeth Moore on her new book Hip Hop Apsara, Cambodia, and denationalized trade zones. Also, a listener provided interview about austerity in Greece.
John returns to the show, with more audio from Guantanamo Bay. Also, Greg Basta on the new book by New York Communities for Change, and Nick Espinoza on Occupy Our Homes Minnesota.
John’s latest dispatches from Guantanamo Bay, including an interview with Hina Shamsi of the ACLU. Also, an interview with Nelini Stamp, organizer with the Dream Defenders, on the school to prison pipeline, changing the debate, and the importance of organizing Latino and African American youth against their common oppressors. Plus, Jesse and Molly discuss Well Meaning Misogynists and the importance of checking your privilege.
John’s third dispatch from Guantanamo is an interview with Defense Attorney David Schulz on classified information and updates on the progress of the pre-commission hearing.
Jesse Myerson is back to continue the co-host party and John sends his second dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, including more audio from lawyers discussing presumptive classification. Plus, Jesse’s vision of our impending dystopic future, the outting of a troll by Gawker, more NYPD beatings, and incredible listener mail.
Jesse Myerson is guest co-hosting all week. John sends his first dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, the EU is confusingly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Prime Minister of Australia takes down the sexist leader of the opposition, and updates on the MTA fare hike situation.
Melissa Gira Grant on a California proposition that would adversely effect sex workers, and the former Facebook executive who’s behind it.
Labor reporter Josh Eidelson joins us to discuss the Walmart strikes happening across the country, the possibility of a mass coordinated disruption of Black Friday, and the power and vulnerability of labor in the United States. Plus, John is going to Guantanamo Bay! Also, a listener points out Obama’s condescending language when talking about women’s issues.
Karim El Hakim shares firsthand stories about the Egyptian revolution, including the time the secret police beat and detained him, and discusses his new film shot on the streets of Cairo, ½ Revolution. Also, thoughts on the Geneva Conventions, and we’re pumping our school children full of medication for social justice, or something. Plus, Occupy Our Homes in Atlanta rally’s around a former cop in danger of losing her home.
Kevin Gosztola of FireDogLake on 3rd party politics and short-term thinking in the Democratic Party, Patrick Robbins on an anti-Spectra pipeline action full of naked people painted green, and NYC subpoenas Ken Burns’ footage of the Central Park 5.
Micah Uetricht on the striking Walmart workers in Illinois and California, the jobs numbers are in and look better than usual, and our take on the first presidential debate, as well as distressing torture acceptance and NDAA updates.
Tucker Carlson and Drudge discover that President Obama is black, Todd Akin believes women who aren’t pregnant are getting abortions, and the wave of awesome listener mail continues.
Greg Basta of New York Communities for Change discusses the lawsuit brought by Attorney General Eric Schniederman against JP Morgan.
Columbia Law Professor Naureen Shah joins us to discuss a new drone report she co-authored.
John isn’t voting for Obama. Molly’s on the fence. We spend the hour on discussing the issue that is dominating the Internet, and the dangers of not acknowledging privilege.

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