Political Scientist Harry Targ on the Rise of Resistance

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Harry Targ is a professor of political science and Director of Peace Studies at Purdue University, and is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog . On the show we discuss a range of topics including issues related to globalization, austerity, and the rise of resistance worldwide; the neocons, the neoliberals, the peace movement, and the important role of diplomacy, especially regarding Iran and Cuba; the Cuban revolution and how new U.S.-Cuban relations are likely to effect it; the contradictions of the Obama legacy; Hilary Clinton and interventionism; the amazing rise of Bernie Sanders; and what Targ sees as “a new spirit of revolution” and where progressives should go from here.

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Political Scientist/Peace Activist Harry Targ.

Joining Targ and Thorne Dreyer in the discussion is The Rag Blog‘s Roger Baker.

At Purdue, Harry Targ has taught foreign policy, U.S./Latin American relations, international political economy, labor studies, and peace studies. A resident of West Lafayette, Indiana, Harry is a member of the National Executive Committee of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS), works with the Northwest Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO) and the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition (LAPC), and is the author of Diary of a Heartland Radical.

Rag Radio Host and Producer Thorne Dreyer was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement and a leader in SDS and the New Left, and managed Pacifica Radio’s KPFT-FM in Houston. Dreyer edits The Rag Blog, an Internet news magazine with an international following, and is a director of the New Journalism Project. Rag Radio engineer and associate producer is Tracey Schulz.

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