Ralph talks to political activist Kevin Zeese about how to resist in the age of Trump and to professor Joel Andreas about his graphic novel-style critique of the military industrial complex: Addicted To War: Why the U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism.
Kevin Zeese is an attorney and political activist with a broad portfolio. He advocates for democratizing the economy as co-director of “It’s Our Economy,” and works to oppose war and shrink the military budget through “Come Home America”. In addition, Mr. Zeese co-hosts the public affairs radio program “Clearing the Fog,”. He was one of the organizers of the Washington DC version of Occupy Wall Street and has also been active in independent and third party political campaigns including serving as press secretary and spokesperson for our very own Ralph Nader in 2004. He is also a contributor to a movement called “Popular Resistance”, which seeks to keep a bipartisan people’s agenda on the table in the face of corporatism.
Joel Andreas is a political activist who works to promote racial equality and worker’s rights inside the United States and to stop U.S. military intervention abroad. After working as an automobile assembler, a printer, and a civil engineering drafter, he completed his doctoral degree in sociology at UCLA and now teaches at Johns Hopkins University. His illustrated expose´ Addicted To War is being used in hundreds of high schools and colleges as an anti-war history book and has just been updated since its last printing in 2004 to include drone wars, Obama, Chelsea Manning, Tomas Young, ISIS and Syria.
As referred to in the program, watch Green Party candidate, Dr. Margaret Flowers, get kicked off the stage at the recent Maryland Senate debate.