Economic imperialism

Pratap Chatterjee on our Privatized, Outsourced Military

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 02/24/2009

 Pratap Chatterjee (CorpWatch) talks about why the privatized, outsourced military Barack Obama has inherited from the Bush administration will prove a done deal.  Pratap Chatterjee's article, "The Military's Expanding Waistline, What Will Obama Do with KBR?," appears at http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175036

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Flashpoints

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 02/25/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

An examination of U.S. hegemony and the use of celebrities in the Congo and a new look at the government's response to the global economic crisis.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/25/09

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Wed, 02/25/2009 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wednesday Special: 15th anniversary of the Hebron massacre

Wednesday Special: 15th anniversary of the Hebron massacre
In this special, we look at the Israeli settler movement, and some of its more extreme elements.  February 25th, 2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the Hebron massacre, in which 29 Palestinians praying in a mosque were gunned down by an Israeli settler named Baruch Goldstein, who was a follower of Rabbi Meir Kahane.  That massacre, which took place soon after the Oslo peace accords, which were supposed to bring peace, shattered the possibility of the peace process actually working.  Soon after the Hebron massacre, the first Palestinian suicide bomber entered Israel to kill Israeli civilians.

And since that 1994 attack, the Israeli expansion of settlements in the West Bank increased exponentially, with over 300,000 Israelis now living in new developments that the indigenous Palestinian population whose land was expropriated to build them.

Flashpoints on 02/24/09

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 02/24/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Howard Zinn speaks about his ongoing work "A People's History of The United States" and Pratap Chatterjee examines how Haliburton has revolutionized American warfare.

Locus Focus on 02/25/09

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 02/25/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Pratap Chatterjee talks about why the privatized, outsourced military Barack Obama has inherited from the Bush administration will prove a done deal.  Pratap Chatterjee's article, "The Military's Expanding Waistline, What Will Obama Do with KBR?," appears at http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175036

Pratap Chatterjee is an investigative journalist and producer and the program, director/managing editor of Corpwatch. He is the author of Iraq Inc.: A Profitable Occupation and The Earth Brokers. He hosted a weekly radio show on Berkeley station KPFA, was a global environment editor for InterPress Service, and wrote for the Financial Times, the Guardian, and the Independent of London. He has won five Project Censored awards as well as a Silver Reel from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters for his work in Afghanistan, and the best business story award from the National Newspaper Association (U.S.), among others. He has appeared as a commentator on numerous radio and television shows ranging from BBC World Service, CNN International, Democracy Now!, Fox, and MSNBC. The winner of a Lannan Cultural Freedom Award in 2006, he lives in Oakland, California.

Alternative Radio on 02/25/09

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 02/25/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Howard Zinn - Against Discouragement (interview)
 

Host David Barsamian interviews Howard Zinn, professor emeritus at Boston University, and perhaps this country's premier radical historian. Zinn was born in Brooklyn in 1922. His parents, poor immigrants, were constantly moving to stay "one step ahead of the landlord." After high school, he went to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. During World War II, he saw combat duty as an air force bombardier. After the war, he went to Columbia University on the GI Bill. He was an active figure in the civil rights and
anti-Vietnam War movements. Today, he is in great demand as a public speaker. He's a regular contributor to "The Progressive" magazine. His masterpiece, "A People's History of the United States," continues to sell in huge numbers. His latest books are "A Power Governments Cannot Suppress" and "Original Zinn."

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/23/09

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Mon, 02/23/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Antonia Juhasz on "The Tyranny of Oil"

In this special program Juhasz talks about the oil industry, why the price of oil and gasoline soared so high, the meaning of mergers in the oil industry, and what's in the future. This lecture is based on Juhasz'e book, "The Tyranny of Oil."

Flashpoints on 02/20/09

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 02/20/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn speak about their plans to build a modern movement for peace and Greg Palast critiques Obama's economic recovery plan.

More Talk Radio on 03/02/09

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 03/02/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with activist and writer Randy Shaw, author of "Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century." Shaw will discuss the UFW's impact and its influence on recent labor organizing, the immigrant rights movement and other current social activism. Randy Shaw will be speaking in Portland on Wed., March 4, at 6 p.m. at the Central Library at 801 SW 10th.

Flashpoints

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 02/19/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Catherine Austin Fitts examines the Obama administration's stimulus plan.

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