Interviews with Dean Phillips, candidate for the DFL nomination to oppose Erik Paulsen for the 3rd CD seat in the U.S. Congress, and St. Paul Mayo Chris Coleman, candidate for DFL nomination for Minnesota Governor who spoke at the 3rd CD DFL candidate Forum. Also interviewed was Steve Cwodzinski, freshman State Senator for SD 48.
In the spirit of the peaceful intentions of the original Armistice Day, two events in the Twin Cities address the questions, “Does our increased militarization cause abuses of power both abroad and at home?” and “Could counterterrorism be counterproductive?” Mass surveillance, indefinite detention, immorality of war, torture and our drone bombings are aspects that will be discussed at the Hamline session.
Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired United States Army soldier and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson is an adjunct professor at the College of William & Mary where he teaches courses on US national security. He also instructs a senior seminar in the Honors Department at the George Washington University entitled "National Security Decision Making."
Reverend Chris Antal was chaplain with the US Army in Kandahar, Afghanistan and later in the US Army Reserve. While in Afghanistan, he delivered a sermon that said "We have sanitized killing and condoned extrajudicial assassinations...” He nearly lost his job. This past April in an open letter to President Obama, he resigned his commission in protest over the use of drones, nuclear proliferation and our
government’s claims of impunity to international law. He is minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Rock Tavern, New York. (democracynow.org/appearances/rev_chris_antal)