Economic imperialism

David Barsamian on "Occupy Capitalism"

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Wed, 04/18/2012

Host Per Fagereng speaks with David Barsamian, the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio. He is the author of numerous books with Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Eqbal Ahmad, Tariq Ali, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. His latest book is Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, co-authoed with prominent economist Richard Wolff.

David will talk about "Occupy Capitalism" and the root causes of the current economic crisis, the most severe since the Great Depression.

28:00 minutes (25.63 MB)

April 23 2012

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Evening News
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Mon, 04/23/2012

France Elections Interview,

28:32 minutes (26.12 MB)

Alternative Radio on 04/24/12

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A New Economic Paradigm

Gar Alperovitz – A New Economic Paradigm (interview)

When something doesn’t work you either get it fixed or replace it. Makes sense right? Take capitalism. It careens from crisis to crisis. It has systemic structural problems. The traditional remedies, such as legislative reform, don’t work or if they do they are soon outflanked by power brokers who know how to game the rules. The Great Recession continues. Discontent and anger are growing. The Occupy movement has illuminated how deeply the deck is stacked against the ordinary citizen. It is past time to look at alternatives in how the economy is organized. Fundamental changes are required. It may take a long time but seeds are now being sown.

Veteran's Voice on 04/20/12

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Fri, 04/20/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance tell their stories

Hosts Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires speak with members of the Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance. The group is working to create a community of people who desire to find justice, answers and support for the generational victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin. It was founded by children of Vietnam Veterans to serve as a voice for the children of Vietnam Veterans including second and third generation victims of Agent Orange and Dioxin Exposures worldwide. The members of the group believe in empowering each other to hold the companies and governments responsible for causing devastation and suffering to our generations.

Fight the Empire on 04/19/12

Program: 
Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Bruce Gagnon on Weapons in Space, Military Expansion, War, Climate Change and Corporate Domination

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He was a co-founder of the Global Network when it was created in 1992.

Between 1983–1998 Bruce was the State Coordinator of the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice and has worked on space issues for 29 years. In 1987 he organized the largest peace protest in Florida history when over 5,000 people marched on Cape Canaveral in opposition to the first flight test of the Trident II nuclear missile. He was the organizer of the Cancel Cassini Campaign (launched 72 pounds of plutonium into space in 1997).

Political Perspectives on 04/18/12

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Wed, 04/18/2012 - 9:00am - 9:30am
Short Description: 
David Barsamian on "Occupy Capitalism"

Host Per Fagereng speaks with David Barsamian, the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio. He is the author of numerous books with Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Eqbal Ahmad, Tariq Ali, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. His latest book is Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, co-authoed with prominent economist Richard Wolff.

David will talk about "Occupy Capitalism" and the root causes of the current economic crisis, the most severe since the Great Depression.

Alternative Radio on 04/17/12

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/17/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Thomas Frank on "Ideology Over Reality"

Thomas Frank – Ideology Over Reality (lecture)

Ideology is a set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political and economic system. It can evolve in strange ways to the point where evidence and facts are not only irrelevant but are treated with scorn and derision. In its distorted form, its followers adopt rigid fundamentalist positions. Anyone who challenges the groupthink is a heretic, a non-believer. In the United States for example, the dominant narrative is that its foreign policy is altruistic and based on good intentions. When things go wrong, it’s the people we are trying to help, like those ungrateful Afghans, who mess things up. Domestically the so-called free market takes on near theological trappings. Reality is replaced by fantasies.

Old Mole Variety Hour April 16th, 2012

program date: 
Mon, 04/16/2012

                 Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole Variety Hour and with musical interludes from Leonard Cohen we hear:

 

57:02 minutes (52.21 MB)

Chuck Sheketoff on Corporate Taxes in Oregon

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Mon, 04/16/2012

Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Sheketoff, executive director of the Oregon Center for Public Policy. They talk about the corporations that don't pay any appreciable taxes in Oregon, how they get away with it, why public services rather than tax-cuts support business, and the struggle to get these companies to disclose their tax contributions.

8:42 minutes (7.97 MB)
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