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The following list does not consist of articles written for the media, but rather those instances where Max Forte was interviewed or otherwise quoted, for print, radio, and television. The policy of the Zero Anthropology Project emphasizes a preference for alternative or oppositional media. If you have a community radio show, a university radio program, or run an independent podcast, feel free to send an invitation using the Contact page on this site. (All links open in a new tab. Episode download links will usually open an mp3 file in a new tab.)

2019. Radio Sputnik with George Galloway on “The Mother of All Talk Shows,” Sunday, November 3. The interview focused on the outcomes of the alleged humanitarian intervention in Libya, contemporary slavery, the purposes of the intervention, and prospects for the future of Libya in political terms. Audio and video below:

2019. “Arima Mission a ‘Slave Colony’: Author explores records of First Peoples,” Tracy Assing, Newsday, October 22. (archived: HTML, PDF).

2019. Cited in “How to Sell the Narrative of American Greatness,” John Steppling, CounterPunch, May 31. (archived: PDF)

2019. Black Agenda Radio with Glen Ford, Thursday, April 25. The interview focused on WikiLeaks and the prosecution of Julian Assange. Also available at: “Corporate Media and Fake Leftists are the Real Traitors to Press Freedoms”. Episode download: here. Listen below:

2019. CFUV 101.9 FM, Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Thursday, April 25. The interview focused on WikiLeaks, democracy, war crimes, and the arrest of Julian Assange. Episode download: here. Listen below:

2018. CFMU 93.3 FM, Unusual Sources with Brendan Stone, Wednesday, October 31. The interview focused on ideas central to the article by Max Forte, “Syria: The New Terra Nullius,” published on Zero Anthropology on October 6, 2018 and republished on Global Episode download: here. Listen below:

2017. Slouching Toward’s Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa was featured in this interview with the publisher, Robin Philpot of Baraka Books (Montreal), on’s “Watching the Hawks,” on November 29 and November 30. The interview was divided into two parts. The combined video segments featuring Philpot speaking of Max Forte’s book appears below, followed by other versions:

2017. “Libya’s Slave Auctions and African Genocide: What Hillary Knew,” ZeroHedge, November 16. (archived: PDF)

2017. “First comes first,” Nixon Nelson, Caribbean Beat Magazine, Issue 147, September/October. (archived: PDF)

2017. “Shadow War in the Sahara,” Al Jazeera English, May 13. (archived: PDF)

2017. “NDP differences on international policy need to be debated,” Yves Engler,, April 2.

2016. “The deadly racism of the ‘anti-racist’ liberal imperialist,” Neil Clark, RT Op-Ed, October 12.

2016. Cited in “Quo vadis, Linkspartei? – Mit Beißhemmung ins politische Nirwana,” Deutsch, September 8. (archived: PDF)

2016. “Finally, Some Land,” Shereen Ali, The Guardian (Trinidad & Tobago), August 8. (archived: PDF, PDF2)

2016. Interviewed for “WikiLeaks’ Motivations Aren’t What You Think,” Akbar Shahid Ahmed and Dana Liebelson, Huffington Post, August 4. [This article was intentionally deceptive and I will not accept any future interview requests from the Huffington Post.]

2016. “Exposing the Libyan Agenda: a Closer Look at Hillary’s Emails,” Ellen Brown, CounterPunch, March 14.

2015. Interviewed for Shadow War in the Sahara, 2014, by Roberto Coen and Eric Nadler. Documentary, 52 min. Paris: Crescendo Films, released in 2015 (with participation of CNC, support by Media programme of EU; co-produced with Transformer Films and ARTE). See extracts below:

2015. History Watch Project—Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean: Memory, Identity, and the Politics of History. Interviewed by Dr. Audra Diptee of Carleton University. (“In this podcast, Dr. Maximilian Forte of Concordia University is in conversation with Dr. Audra A. Diptee of the History Watch Project. Dr. Forte discusses memory, identity, and the politics of history as it relates to the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean”) March 31. Listen below:

2015. “Abolish the Military,” Greg Shupak, Jacobin, November 11. (archived: PDF)

2015. “The Wicked War on Syria: Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words,” Rick Sterling, Dissident Voice, September 29. (archived: PDF)

2015. “Hillary Clinton - Of Glass Ceilings And Shattered Countries,” Media Lens, April 16. (archived: PDF)

2015. “Humanitarians for War on Syria,” Rick Sterling, CounterPunch, March 31. (archived: PDF)

2015. “Internationalizing Educational Resistance: On Identifying a Common Enemy from Standardized Testing to the War on Libya,” Derek R. Ford, The Hampton Institute, January 27. (archived: PDF)

2014. “The Obama Doctrine,” Richard Butrick, American Thinker, December 10. (archived: PDF)

2014. “The First Peoples Narrative,” Bridget Brereton, Trinidad Express, November 4. (Also archived here.)

2014. “Law vs Justice,” Sunnity Maharaj, Trinidad Express, October 11. (Also archived here.)

2014. Cited in “Debunking the Myth of Indigenous Caribbean Extinction,” Phoebe Farris, Cultural Survival, October 4. (archived: PDF)

2014. “War on Libya: Not a Humanitarian Intervention,” Edward S. Herman, Dissident Voice, January 26. (archived: PDF)

2013. “Libya’s Hell, Enabled by Canadian Humanitarians,” Murray Dobbin, The Tyee, November 25. (archived: PDF)

2013. “‘Limited But Persuasive’ Evidence - Syria, Sarin, Libya, Lies,” Media Lens, June 13. (archived: PDF)

2013. Interviewed by Phil Taylor of The Taylor Report (University of Toronto, CIUT 89.5 FM). (“Phil gets to interview Maximillian C. Forte on his new book, Slouching Towards Sirte. He also comments on the applicability of his book to Syria and Mali”.) January 28. Episode download: here. Listen below:

2013. The Political Bouillon: “The NATO mission in Libya back in 2011 was very popular. But is everyone convinced with a democratic Libya? The Political Bouillon asks Dr. Maximilian C. Forte what he thinks about this new Libya”. January 20. See below:

2012. Interviewed by Scotty Reid, Black Talk Radio News (“interview with Dr. Maximilian C. Forte. He works in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Concordia University and has a new book out titled Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO's War on Libya and Africa. The book looks at among other things, the overthrow of the Gaddafi government in Libya, the lies told to achieve this and the racist aftermath”), December 14. Apologies: the audio quality is not the best. Episode download: here. Listen below:

2012. Interviewed by Brendan Stone, CFMU 93.3 FM, “Unusual Sources” (Maximilian C. Forte does not let us forget about what happened in Libya - from the propaganda build-up to the NATO intervention to the punishing aftermath. His new book, Slouching Towards Sirte, serves as both an investigation and a warning: what happened to Libya can happen elsewhere), December 12. Click here for the podcast and program information. Episode download: here. Listen below:

2012. Interviewed by Brendan Stone, CFMU 93.3 FM, “Unusual Sources” (As calls for military intervention in Syria multiply, Maximilian Forte takes us back to the devastation left behind in Libya, site of the previous intervention. Has enough of the world learned from Libya to stop an attack on Syria?), February 14. Click here for the podcast and program information with supporting articles. Listen below:

2012. Interviewed on RTCross Talk” with Peter Lavelle, for a half-hour of debate on February 1: “Syrious Rebels” dealing with rebels and protesters in Syria, civil war, “democracy,” the role of the UN, geopolitics, foreign policy, intervention, and imperialism in seeking regime change. From RT’s description of the episode: “Will the international community resort to force in Syria? What if Assad stays in power for much longer than most experts predict? And will Syrians be able to topple the Assad government without foreign interference? Is Syria the next Libya or will it follow its own unique path? CrossTalking with Marwa Daoudy, Maximilian Forte and David Pollock on Feb. 1”. See below:

2011. Interviewed by Pedro Gatos, KOOP 91.7 FM (Austin, Texas), for the hour-long “Bringing Light Into Darkness” show on Monday, December 19, 6:00-7:00pm. (Dealing with the myths used to justify and rationalize the war against Libya, the consequences of foreign military intervention, the purposes of the intervention, the logic of responsibility to protect [R2P], comparisons between the wars against Iraq and Libya, and the war crimes and crimes against humanity executed by our forces with impunity). No podcast is available.

2011. Interviewed by Michael Slate, Pacifica Radio KPFK 90.7 FM (Los Angeles), 98.7 FM (Santa Barbara), “The Michael Slate Show” (“Maximilian Forte on ‘A Victory for the Libyan People?: The Top Ten Myths in the War Against Libya’. Since Colonel Gaddafi has lost his military hold in the war against NATO and the insurgents/rebels/new regime, numerous talking heads have taken to celebrating this war as a ‘success’. They believe this is a ‘victory of the Libyan people’ and that we should all be celebrating”), September 16. Episode download: here. listen below:

2011. Interviewed by Denis Rancourt, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa), “5 O’Clock Train” (“about...criticisms of the UN Security Council, NATO, R2P doctrine, war crimes in Libya, and more”—also featuring a selection of songs to accompany the interview), September 15. Episode download: here, and on the Internet archive. Listen below:

2011. Interviewed by Riaz Sayani-Mulji and Ryan Sparrow, CFMU 93.3 FM, “Progressive Voices” (“...on NATO’s war in Libya and whether this was a popular uprising against Gaddafi, the identities of the Libyan rebels, Western media coverage of the war, Libya’s place in the greater politics of Africa and the Middle East, and more”), August 25. Episode download: here or here. Listen below:

2011. Zero Anthropology article cited in Jay Tavare, “Divide and Conquer,” The Huffington Post, August 24.

2011. Interviewed by Brendan Stone, CFMU 93.3 FM, “Unusual Sources” (on “left-wing” imperialism, the Euston Manifesto, civilizational anxiety, “humanitarian” interventionism, exporting “freedom” and “democracy,” social and economic rights, the war in Libya, understanding the many faces of Muammar Gaddafi, demonization and angelization, consumer society), August 24. Also reproduced on Investigating the New Imperialism as “Military Colonization: The Return of the NATO/Cruise Missile Left”. Episode download: here. Listen below:

2011. Interviewed by Phil Taylor, CIUT 89.5 FM, “The Taylor Report” (on liberal imperialism, “humanitarian” interventionism, human rights, and the media), August 15. Episode download: here. Listen below:

2011. Interviewed by Brendan Stone, CFMU 93.3 FM, “Unusual Sources” (on Libya, race, mercenaries, and the media), April 27. Episode download: here and here. Listen below:

2010. Interviewed by Anjali Cadambi and Sam Hirshman, War News Radio, for “Leaked,” October 29. Episode download: here. Listen below:

2010. Article by Maximilian Forte CounterPunch, “A War on Wikileaks,” used as one of the bases for an article in Venezuela’s Correo del Orinoco, “EEUU amenaza a los soldados que busquen consultar los documentos – El Pentágono pretende callar a Wikileaks,” August 17.

2010. Interviewed for “Coverage of the G20 proved Twitter’s news edge,” by Antonia Zerbisias, The Star, July 11.

2010. Interviewed by Kyle Crawford, War News Radio, for “The Human Terrain,” June 18. Transcript. Episode download: here. Listen below:

2010. Interviewed for “Building Heroes: Professors protest Project Hero as military PR ploy,” by Cameron Fenton, The Dominion, May 31.

2010. Reproduction of an article by Maximilian Forte, “SCRATs: AFRICOM after the Human Terrain System,” in The Accra Mail of Ghana, June 2, and in Modern Ghana, June 1.

2010. Interviewed on Al Jazeera Arabic, “In Depth,” Monday, April 19.

2010. Interviewed for “The Ethnography of an Air-Strike: Canada’s military academics in the Afghan war and at home,” by Cameron Fenton, The Dominion, April 12.

2010. Zero Anthropology was featured in Public Anthropology Reviews: “Blogging Anthropology: Savage Minds, Zero Anthropology, and AAA Blogs,” by David H. Price, American Anthropologist, 112 (1) March, pages 140–142.

2009. Reproduction and translation into Arabic of the Zero Anthropology article, “America’s Iranian Twitter Revolution,” on Al Jazeera Arabic, June 28.
• Also translated into Farsi and republished in Iran.
• Also reproduced by Mathaba.

2009. Interviewed for “Date line: #IranElection: Have Twitter and social media been co-opted to replace a more conventional attack on Iran,” by Amira Howeidy, Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt), Issue No. 953, June 25–July 1.
• The above article was translated into Arabic, and published in Lebanon’s newspaper, As-Safir on June 26.
• Also translated into Spanish, and published in Cuba’s CubaDebate as “Twitter, del miedo y las ilusiones,” on January 19, 2010.

2009. Quoted by and interview request from Farah Stockman, Boston Globe, for “Anthropologist’s War Death Reverberates,” Boston Globe, February 12.

2008. Derek Walcott’s response to Maximilian Forte on “metaphors of Caribbean historical consciousness,” BBC, December 24.

2008. Interviewed for “Use of Social Scientists in War Sparks Controversy,” Hamida Ghafour, The National (United Arab Emirates), Saturday, November 29, p. 20.

2008. “A Brief Overview of the History of Arima’s Indigenous People,” Newsday (Trinidad & Tobago), Tuesday, October 14, Section B, p. 23.

2008. Interviewed for “Military’s Social Science Grants Raise Alarm,” Maria Glod, The Washington Post, Sunday, August 3, p. A05.

2008. “Enlisting Social Scientists,” Evan R. Goldstein, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 4.

2006. One hour interview on “Indigenous Resurgence in the Caribbean,” on The Nightwolf Show, hosted by Jay Winter Nightwolf, WPFW Pacifica Radio, 89.3 FM, Washington DC; Sunday, August 6, 8:00–9:00pm. Episode download: here. Listen below:

1999. “Parang goes on the Internet,” Trinidad Guardian, August 30.

1998. “Celebrate Our Carib Heritage,” Sandra Chouthi, The Express, June 29. (archived: PDF, original)

1998. “Help needed for Carib Research Centre,” Beryl Almarales, Trinidad Guardian, June 27.

1998. “Carib craft display for Royal’s Arima customers,” Trinidad Guardian, May 6.

1998. “Essay contest for Arima’s anniversary,” The Independent, April 23.

1998. “Arima launches 110th anniversary Essay Competition,” Newsday, April 20.




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