Over the weekend, demonstrations took place in several US cities to mark the 20th anniversary of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and to demand that the US and NATO stop escalating the Russia-Ukraine war. On this week’s Project Censored Show, Eleanor Goldfield and Mickey Huff discuss both those conflicts. First, Eleanor speaks with antiwar organizer Brian Becker about the prospects for the US peace movement in the context of the Ukraine conflict. Then in the second half-hour, historian Peter Kuznick joins Mickey to remind listeners about the predetermined agendas and pervasive lies that underlay the invasion of Iraq, and the devastating consequences for the Iraqi people.
Brian Becker is national director of the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), one of the groups that organized the March 18 antiwar demonstrations. Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University in Washington DC, and also directs the Nuclear Studies Program at that institution. He and Oliver Stone co-authored “The Untold History of the United States.”