Economic imperialism

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/17/09

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Tue, 03/17/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Rewarding failure -- the AIG bonus scandal

 Abe and Joe examine the curious practice of rewarding finance executives for spectacular failure. Plus, a look into the future of professional soccer in Portland.

Political Perspectives on 03/17/09

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Tue, 03/17/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Capitalism Hits the Fan: Richard Wolff on the Economic Meltdown

Richard Wolff has been a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts since 1981. Dr. Wolff's major interests include the critical comparison of alternative economic theories (neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian), the application of advanced class analysis to contemporary global capitalism, and new developments in Marxian economics. He is a member of the editorial board of several academic journals including Rethinking Marxism. He also publishes regular analyses of current economic events on the websites www.globalmacroscope.com and www.monthlyreview.org/mrzine. He has co-authored several books with Stephen Resnick, including The Economics of Colonialism: Britain and Kenya; Rethinking Marxism: Struggles in Marxist Theory; Knowledge and Class: A Marxian Critique of Political Economy and Economics: Marxian versus Neoclassical. He also co-authored Bringing it all Back Home: Class and Gender in the Modern Household with Harriet Fraad and Stephen Resnick.

"Capitalism Hits the Fan: Richard Wolff on the Economic Meltdown" is a new DVD from the Media Education Foundation.

Alternative Radio on 03/18/09

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 03/18/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Michael Parenti - The Hypocrisies of Capitalism (lecture)

Michael Parenti is one of this country's foremost independent political analysts. He has taught at major colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.  He is the author of numerous books including the classic "Democracy for the Few" and the highly acclaimed "The Assassination of Julius Caesar." His latest book is "Contrary Notions."

The "Newsweek" cover declares, "We are All Socialists Now." Some people have a different take on it. Paul Krugman, commenting on the bailout of banks and the giant insurance company AIG, says it's a classic example of what he calls "lemon socialism," that is, taxpayers bear the cost if things go wrong, but stockholders and executives get the benefits if things go right. Krugman, a Nobel Prize winner, is describing our economic system as it really is, not the fantasy tale spun for mass consumption by Alan Greenspan and his disciples. One salient aspect of the economic collapse is the focus on rotten apples like Bernard Madoff and Robert Allen Stanford. They are easy pickings. We can all be virtuous in denouncing them as cheats and swindlers. But what escapes scrutiny and discussion is the barrel itself. And that is the capitalist system.

Political Perspectives on 03/17/09

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Tue, 03/17/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Pepe Escobar, reporter for "The Asia Times" about Afghanistan.
An extreme traveler, Pepe's nose for news takes him to all corners of the globe. He was in Afghanistan and interviewed the military leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, Ahmad Shah Masoud, a couple of weeks before his assassination (Masoud: From warrior to statesman, Sept 11, 2001). Two weeks before September 11, while Pepe was in the tribal areas of Pakistan, "The Asia Times" published his prophetic piece, Get Osama! Now! Or else .   (Aug 30, 2001). Pepe was one of the first journalists to reach Kabul after the Taliban's retreat, and more recently he has explored and reported from "Axis of Evil" countries Iraq and Iran.

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
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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

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Fri, 03/13/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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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

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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
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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.

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