BTS 7/11/2005: London Attacks and Response; Supreme Court; China

Listen To The Show: Marjorie Cohn - Martin Hart-Landsberg - Tariq Ali

On Tonight’s BTS we look at Britain’s response to the terrorist attacks on London Transport on July 7 with Tariq Ali, who asks if this is the price of occupation; we then turn to Law Professor Marjorie Cohn to discuss the future of the Supreme Court as the Bush administration moves to nominate a replacement for retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. And finally we talk to Martin Hart-Landsberg about his latest book China and Socialism, an analytical examination of China’s fast-growing economy which has intensified contradictions not only in China itself, but also in other countries of East Asia, and even of the US itself.

Read More for info on tonight's guests:

1. Tariq Ali:

Tariq Ali's latest book is Speaking of Empire and Resistance. Currently in London, Ali is author of the books "The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity" and "Bush in Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq."

2. O’Connor, Rehnquist and the Future of the Court

Professor Marjorie Cohn is a Law Professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. She lectures throughout the world on international human rights and U.S. foreign policy, and is Co-author of the book Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice, Professor Cohn publishes widely. On Tuesday night at 7pm in San Diego, Marjorie Cohn will lead a discussion following a dramatic reading of the play Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom. The event is at 4190 Front Street, Hillcrest. Call 858-459-4650 for info

3. Martin Hart-Landsberg is Professor of Economics and Director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.

He is the author of:

* China and Socialism: Market Reforms and Class Struggle (with Paul Burkett), Monthly Review Press, 2005;
* Development, Crisis, and Class Struggle: Learning From Japan and East Asia (with Paul Burkett), St. Martin's Press, 2000;
* Korea: Division, Reunification, and U.S. Foreign Policy, Monthly Review Press, 1998
* The Rush to Development: Economic Change and Political Struggle in South Korea, Monthly Review Press, 1993.

He has also published articles on issues related to globalization and third world development in journals such as Monthly Review, Critical Asian Studies, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Review of Radical Political Economics, Against the Current, and Historical Materialism. He is an editor of Critical Asian Studies and has served as consultant for the Korea program of the American Friends Service Committee. He is also a member of the Workers' Rights Board (Portland, Oregon).