Economic imperialism

Flashpoints on 03/13/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 03/13/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts on Bernie Madoff, the permanent war economy and new revelations about a Bush Administration executive assassination ring, former CIA operative Ray McGovern on APAC and it's attack on Chas Freeman, and an interview with a leading human rights attorney from Haiti.

Radiozine on 03/13/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 03/13/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Robert Jensen: The Heart of Whiteness

Robert Jensen discusses and challenges the three pillars of our society: Racism, Patriarchy, and capitalism. He talks about the need for men to overcome patriarchy and the need for white folks to grasp the culture of white supremacy to bring.

From Global Voices for Justice, a non-profit media organisation based in Los Angeles, Ca.

Positively Revolting

Air date: 
Fri, 03/13/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Amy Dudley, of the Rural Organizing Project, and Dan Handelman of Peace and Justice Works, join Ani

Amy Dudley, of The Rural Organizing Project, and Dan Handelman of Peace and Justice Works, join Ani in the studio. We are talking about stopping the wars and advancing people's needs.  Your voice matters on these complexly interwoven issues, and we want you to participate in the discussion by calling in at 503-231-8187.

For six years the US war in Iraq has raged.  It's been more than seven years in Afghanistan.  For what end? At what cost? 

Circle A Radio playlist for 01/21/2009

Air date: 
01/21/2009

David Bacon
David Bacon is a writer and photojournalist on issues of labor, immigration and international trade. He will soon be coming to Portland to discuss these issues, and tonight on Circle A Radio, we hear from him about his life, his beginnings as a journalist and artist, and about immigration and popular struggles all over the world.

 

Circle A Radio playlist for 01/07/2009

Air date: 
01/07/2009

Hawaiian Sovereignty
Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian islands. She was deposed by opposition forces who called themselves the Committee of Safety,  with the help of the U.S. Marines. On January 17, 1893, Queen lileo kulani  yielded her authority:
. . . Now to avoid any collision of armed forces, and perhaps the loss of life, I do this under protest and impelled by said force yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representatives and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the Constitutional Sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/10/09

Air date: 
Tue, 03/10/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Bring our boys home!

 Will Seaman joins Abe and Joe to talk about fate of the war in Afghanistan and the effort to bring the Oregon National Guard back home.

Flashpoints on 03/06/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 03/06/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

We don't have Flashpoints for you today. Instead we'll bring you Law and Disorder. The show looks at a new lawsuit brought against the secret society Skull and Bones, a report on current conditions at Guantanamo Bay Prison, foreign arms supplies to Israel and Gaza and an alternative economic recovery program.

Jobless? It's not your fault! Plus, Disease in the Seas, and Pundits Pushing Iranian War?

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Wed, 03/04/2009

On the March 5 Presswatch, host Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know."    Out of work?--don't blame yourself--team up and demand your rights!  Will there be a military response to worker protests?    What even small mean temperature changes in the climate are doing to weather patterns  and life in the ocean.  Iranian war looming?

25:47 minutes (11.8 MB)

Flashpoints on 03/05/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 03/05/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

A new report challenges plans for a genetically engineered revolution in African agriculture, Catherine Austin Fitts on why President Obama wants Americans to invest in the stock market, and towns in Northern California continue their fight against military recruiting in the schools.

Dear Leader

 So, as we will discuss on the show tomorrow, Washington is in the throes of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. This is an event where the purest of the ideologically pure gather to congratulate themselves on having ascended to the pinnacle of Western civilization.

Predictably, hilarity ensues.

But this year, something strange happened when Rush Limbaugh delivered his much-anticipated speech the other night. Granted, Limbaugh constitutes a strange event in and of himself, but that's not what I mean. On Saturday, Limbaugh spoke for about 90 minutes, all of which was broadcast without commercial interruption on three different networks -- CNN, CSPAN, and FOX News. So he could, you know, talk about how he wants the president to fail:

 

‘It doesn’t matter to me what his race is. He’s liberal, and that’s what matters.’

‘The racism in our culture was exclusively and fully on display in the Democrat primary last year,’ Limbaugh said. ‘We didn’t ask if he was authentically black. What we were asking, was, ‘Was he wrong?’ We concluded, ‘Yes.’ ‘

‘The racism, the sexism, the bigotry that we are all charged with ... doesn’t exist on our side,’ he added. ‘We want everybody to succeed.’

 

What, I'm wondering, is so earthshaking about Rush Limbaugh that he deserves 90 minutes of uninterrupted time on commercial TV? Can anyone think of an analogous figure on the left that has ever been granted such a boon? Anyone?

Limbaugh is clearly the leader of the Republican Party. Newly-elected GOP chair Michael Steele is the latest luminary to be forced to issue an abject apology to El Rushbo. Conservatives cross this guy at their peril.

The good news is that if Rush is calling the tune, the party will soon be over. Could there be any clearer evidence of the fact that the GOP is now a rump party, with solid support only in the South?

-A

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