The Costs of War — Project Censored/KPFA Special _ on Anti-War Progressive Teach-in

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This show was broadcast August 20, 2011.

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The Costs of War

The Costs of War — Project Censored/KPFA Special
Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips, Co-hosts of the Project Censored Show on Pacifica at KPFA, hosted a live three and half hour special on the Costs of War for the summer fund drive. The Program focused on the recent Brown University study on the socio-economic impacts of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and related subjects from scholars worldwide.

Speakers and Guests included:
Catherine Lutz, Professor Anthropology, Brown University, Project Director, Soldiers and Contractors: Recommendations and Neta Crawford, Professor Political Science at Brown University, Cost of War Project Director.

Norah Niland: Former Director Human Rights: United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Afghanistan, social change and women, and Matthew Evangelista, Professor of History and Political Science, Cornell University, Alternatives to War.

Winslow Wheeler, of the Straus Military Reform Project of the Center for Defense Information Washington DC. Department of Defense Budget, Military Cost of War.

Dahr Jamail, Human Costs of War, Refugees, Life on the Ground and resistance in the military, Author: “The Will to Resist”.

John Tirman, MIT, Author of “The Deaths of Others” The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars, Topic: Civilian Civilian Deaths In War.

Linda Bilmes, Professor Public Policy Harvard Kennedy School, Topic: Costs of Veteran Care.

John Pilger, Journalist and Film Producer, covering his new documentary, “The War We Don’t See”.

A Project Censored/KPFA Radio Special Presentation originally broadcasted on 8-11-2011. For this version, the fund-raising pitches were mostly edited out.

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