On March 21st, 2021, an alliance of peace organizations presented the “Cold War Truth Commission,” a day of online lectures and discussion about the origins of the Cold War, and the millions of human lives it took, mainly from US invasions and proxy wars. Sponsoring organizations included Witness for Peace Southwest, School of the Americas Watch, Code Pink, KPFK Radio, Project Censored and more. This week’s Project Censored Show presents selections from that ten-hour event; next week’s show will present additional excerpts.
Jim Lafferty is former executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles Chapter. Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University, and coauthor of The Untold History of the United States. Alice Slater is a board member of World Beyond War, and the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. Norman Solomon is an author, media critic, and founder of the Institute for Public Accuracy. Rachel Brunke (Witness for Peace Southwest) and Frank Dorrel (Veterans for Peace) were the hosts of the event.
A video of the entire day’s proceedings can be seen here.