Search Results for: "Stan Goff"
Audio Archive:January 10th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online
Stan Goff, Professor Keith Ellis
Phil talks to Stan Goff about his recent Counterpunch article "Phase One Against Empire; A Period For Pedagogy". Goff, author of "Hideous Dream: A Soldier's Memoir of the U.S. Invasion of Haiti", proposes some provocative ideas about the future direction of the anti-war movement in the US. "We need to mobilize against the war, and also use it as an opportunity to connect the dots between the war and what people see going on in their own lives ... this is a system creating this, a system that can be unmade by people." Goff also talks about the major mobilization against the Iraq war being held March 19 in Fayetteville NC, near the US military base of Fort Bragg.
Phil interviews Professor Keith Ellis, recently returned from the Congress of Intellectuals and Artists for Humanity, held in Caracas by the Venezuelan Ministry of Culture. Ellis is the translator of a bilingual anthology of poems by the acclaimed Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén
August 16th, 2004: - Listen | Download
Miguel San Vicente, Stan Goff
Phil interviews Miguel San Vicente, of A Different Book List, from Caracas Venezuela about the inspiring victory of President Hugo Chavez in the recent referendum. Despite a hostile media and US backing for the opposition, Chavez called for defending his governments programs for literacy, food and land distribution and won over 58% of the vote.
Stan Goff, the author of "Hideous Dream: A Soldier’s Memoir of the US Invasion of Haiti", talks with Phil about similarities between Venezuela and Haiti, particularly in how the US works to create first an economic crisis, secondly a political crisis, and thirdly a security crisis to serve as the excuse for intervention. The difference, of course, has been the defence of Chavez' government by the 'Bolivarian circles' and the loyalty of the army to Chavez. Goff also talks about Haiti's long history of rebellion and the bicentennial of the 1804 Haitian revolution for independence - the second successful revolution in this hemisphere, and the first to arise from a slave rebellion.
May 24th, 2004: - Listen | Download
A soldier's perspective on Iraq and Haiti.
Phil talks to Stan Goff about reports of abuse and torture in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. They discuss the changing nature of the war in Iraq, America's position on the world stage, the upcoming American elections and the use of 'military contractors'. Stan also gives us a soldier's perspective on the current situation in Iraq and the challenges facing American soldiers.
Phil and Stan Goff then move on to the subject of Haiti. Stan, who has participated in one US invasion of Haiti and has written about his experiences, offers us an overview of the social and political history of the country and discusses the removal of Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide by the United States.
Stan Goff, a retired as a Master Sergeant from the US Army, is the author of "Full Spectrum Disorder: The Military in the New American Century" and "Hideous Dream: A Soldier's Memoir of the U.S. Invasion of Haiti". He is a regular contributor to Counterpunch Magazine and the military affairs editor for From the Wilderness
March 1st, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online
Stan Goff, Peter Rosenthal, Pierre George