Politics

Fight the Empire on 11/05/09

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 11/05/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Victor Grossman, an American who has lived in the former East Germany for more than 50 years. They discuss the recent German elections and the rise of the Left Party (Die LInke), which has set off some new political alliances.

Flashpoints on 11/04/09

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 11/04/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Reaction to yesterday's Congressional vote condemning the Goldstone Report, which says Israel committed war crimes during its military assault on the Gaza Strip. And economist Naomi Klein on how "The Shock Doctrine" applies to the current financial crisis.

Let's Measure Obama's Performance to date...

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Tue, 11/03/2009

 Obama's grade thus far? A mixed bag.
Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 

56:29 minutes (25.86 MB)

Senator Orin Hatch promotes 'Single Prayer' healthcare & Barny Frank hawks 'Fail n' Bail' banking

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 11/03/2009

 

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Alternative Radio on 11/03/09

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
  What Do Afghans Want?: A Talk by Medea Benjamin

Afghanistan is "a war of necessity," Obama tells us. One of the justifications for the invasion was to liberate Afghan women from Taliban oppression. As Arundhati Roy of India commented, "We are being asked to believe the U.S. marines are actually on a feminist mission." Beyond puppets in Kabul, we hear little from Afghans themselves. Instead, there is a media parade of U.S. military, government officials, and think tank experts who talk about tactics. The right of the United States to invade and occupy other countries is never brought up much less challenged. So the discussions focus on: How many troops do we need? What should we do in Helmand Province? Are air strikes counterproductive? Does Gen. McChrystal have the right plans? In all of this Afghans barely count. What do they want and in particular what do Afghan women want?

Medea Benjamin
Medea Benjamin is co-founder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK. She frequently travels to and documents human rights violations in the Third World. She has lectured and written extensively on international issues and has been to Afghanistan a number of times.

Flashpoints on 11/03/09

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Another installment of "Anatomy of a Financial Coup d'Etat" with financial anaylst Catherine Austin Fitts.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/03/09

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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Obama's grade thus far? A mixed bag.

Nearly a year after his election (but, in fairness, not yet a year into his first term), Barack Obama is an enigma. Thankfully, he has abandoned the rapacious aggression and naked nationalism of the Bush years, but on critical issues like warrantless surveillance and detention of combatants he is barely distinguishable from his criminal predecessors. His clear-eyed acceptance of global warming is refreshing -- not to mention timely -- but he appears on the verge of capitulating to the profiteers who run the American health care system.

Barack Obama remains a study in contradictions. Abe and Joe examine his record thus far, and speculate on what's to come.

 

Obama and the Generals

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Mon, 11/02/2009

 President Obama is caught between his base wanting withdrawal from Afghanistan, and his generals, wanting escalation, according to this article in Rolling Stone by Robert Dreyfus, excerpted and discussed here by Bill Resnick.   

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United Nations Security Council Meets on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament

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Evening News
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Thu, 09/24/2009

President Obama is chairing the United Nations Security Council meeting on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.  John Burroughs, the executive director of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, spoke with KBOO’s Lin Davis about the implications of today’s meeting:
 

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