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“It’s not just Ferguson, ” says CHASE MADAR — as thousands marched last night in dozens of cities in protest against the grand jury decision not to indict the cop who killed the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Chase is a civil rights attorney who writes for The Nation. Plus BRAD FRIEDMAN of The Bradcast on KPFK.
Also: The war through Afghan eyes: journalist ANAND GOPAL profiles a Taliban commander, a US-backed warlord, and a village housewife trapped between 2 sides. His book, No Good Men Among the Living, was nominated for the National Book Award.
Plus: the rise of religious fundamentalism across the world’s religions: JACK MILES explains. He’s editor of the monumental Norton Anthology Of World Religions and won a MacArthur “genuis” award and a Pulitzer.