Author John Perkins joins Abe and Joe to explain why the global economy tanked and how we can fix it
John Perkins, a self-confessed former "economic hit man" and author of "Hoodwinked" and "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" returns to the show to explain how the global corporatocracy contrived to wreck the world economy -- and how we can build a more humane future.
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program deals with Israel's treatment of its Arab citizens, how oppression drives the oppressor mad, a rally in Portland against the privatization of city jobs and services, and a novel by British writer Joanna Trollope.
Illustrating the point made in Bill Resnick's interview with Lawrence Davidson that the oppressor is driven mad by his role as oppressor, Clayton Morgareidge reads from George Orwell's account of how he lost his freedom when he served as a British colonial policeman in Burma in the 1920s. It's called "Shooting an Elephant," and you can read the whole story here. The music in this piece is from this video.
Lawrence Davidson, historian of the Middle East, talks with Bill Resnick about the expulsion of a Bedouin community from the ancestral village in Israel, about the plight of Arabs within Israel, and how occupation corrupts and drives made the oppressors, and what can be done about it. Davidson supports a boycott of Israel like the one that toppled the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Music at the end of this piece is from this video.
As Portland sees an increase in local police violence, it is important to consider the broader context of modern state repression. The Ad Hock committee to connect the dots is taking on this challenge by organizing a one day mini-conference called Raze The Walls on October 3rd, rom 3pm to 6pm, to take place on the Portland State University Campus, room 296. The conference seeks to nurture a greater understanding of the connections between policing, prisons and political prisoners.
Tonight on Circle a radio we’ll hear from one of the organizers of the conference, Lydia Barthlow, and we’ll also hear from Ed Mead, Bo Brown, and Marc Cook, members of the George Jackson Brigade, who will be speaking at the conference.
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