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Takes on the World: Jeff Blankfort:News/Op:Yemen, Iran Sanctions, Corbyn Caves, Segment 1

1 week ago
I begin with comment on USG and mainstream media minimizing Yemeni casualties while accepting unconfirmed Syrian death stats reported only by the Syrian Observatory on Human Rights, a one man anti-Syrian government operation run by a Syrian clothing store owner in Coventry, England, I then speak about the US re impositions of sanctions on Iran and secondary sanctions of any company or country that continues do business with Iran and the likely failure of the Europeans who oppose the sanctions to resist US threats and pressure. I note that Trump's bullying tactics reflect the way the US operates in the world and quote from a letter from Sen. Ted Cruz and 9 fellow Republican senators to the embassies of Britain, France and Germany, warning them against going against the wishes of the US Congress. I add a segment about the sanctions impact on SWIFT, the key outfit that facilitates global finance and note that its member banks have been warned that they, too, will be punished if they don't comply with US demands. I finish with a report on how the British Jewish establishment has been hounding Jeremy Corbyn over his and the Labour Party's alleged antisemitism and how, rather than stand and fight the allegations, Corbyn has caved.
Jeff Blankfort

The Michael Slate Show: Ann Wright, Ilan Pappe and Richard Falk: Gaza Freedom Flotilla Attacked and Israeli Apartheid Is Made Official with New Basic Law, Segment 1

1 week ago
Ann Wright on Freedom Flotilla to Gaza, and the attack on the Al Awda, by Israeli soldiers in international waters. Historian and Author Ilan Pappe on Israel's Genocidal Assaults on Gaza, and the Israeli "Jewish Nation State" Basic Law. Richard Falk gives another perspective on the new basic law declaring Israel the Nation-State of the Jewish People.
Michael Slate

Sea Change Radio: Geoff Dembicki: A Glass Half-Full Approach To Climate Change, Segment 1

1 week ago
As wildfires rage out of control for yet another summer and the Mueller investigation inches ahead at a seemingly glacial pace, there's a lot to be down about when it comes to politics and the environment. But this week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to a journalist who's trying to look at things through a more upbeat lens. By delving into things that should encourage us about our future on this planet, Geoff Dembicki offers plenty of reasons to keep fighting the good fight against climate change. Dembicki sheds some light on issues like housing, education and the hope of converting climate change deniers in an effort to put a spring in our collective steps, even in the face of some pretty dark times.
Sea Change Radio

9 Simple Steps to Guaranteed Left-wing Victory, Segment 1

1 week ago
Do you find yourself frustrated that politics seems to be an endless nightmare of fruitless arguments that go nowhere? Do you find that even though you know what is best for the world, it is hard to create the progressive vision you see so clearly? These 9 simple steps are guaranteed to bring your vision to fruition. After that I discuss the alt-right, the intellectual dark web, Islamophobia and imperialism, Lauren Southern, Stefan Molyneux, Sam Harris
On Genocide

TUC Radio: Coyote is The Government - The Fire Next Time?, Segment 2

1 week ago
As California burns in the summer of 2018 I remember the words of a Native American Elder. I met him 20 years ago at the gathering of the Pit River Tribes below Mount Shasta, California. Mr Willard Rhodes told me the story of Coyote who seduced the people into violating the laws of Nature and of right living and how Old Man, the Creator, responded. It reminded me then - and even more so now - of the African American spiritual “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water, the fire next time!” With one important difference. In the story told by Willard Rhodes the Creator punishes transgressions by sending first the ice and then the flood that we know as Noah's flood. However the fire next time will not be set off by the Creator. The fires that can destroy the earth will be ignited by Coyote and by the people in a terrible act of self-incineration. I recorded Mr. Willard Rhodes in the summer of 1998 at the summer camp of the Indigenous Environmental Network. Tribes from all across the US and even as far as Mexico and Canada had come together to take a stand against the geothermal development, that was planned for the sacred Medicine Lake on the flank of Mount Shasta. For almost 2 decades the lake in the extraordinary landscape of volcanic fields - source of pristine waters, has remained protected from drilling. It is under renewed attack under the Trump administration and the US Department of Interior. Willard Rhodes passed away on September 12, 2006. To this day he is missed by the Pit River Tribes and his family.
Maria Gilardin

TUC Radio: Coyote is The Government - The Fire Next Time?, Segment 1

1 week ago
As California burns in the summer of 2018 I remember the words of a Native American Elder. I met him 20 years ago at the gathering of the Pit River Tribes below Mount Shasta, California. Mr Willard Rhodes told me the story of Coyote who seduced the people into violating the laws of Nature and of right living and how Old Man, the Creator, responded. It reminded me then - and even more so now - of the African American spiritual “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water, the fire next time!” With one important difference. In the story told by Willard Rhodes the Creator punishes transgressions by sending first the ice and then the flood that we know as Noah's flood. However the fire next time will not be set off by the Creator. The fires that can destroy the earth will be ignited by Coyote and by the people in a terrible act of self-incineration. I recorded Mr. Willard Rhodes in the summer of 1998 at the summer camp of the Indigenous Environmental Network. Tribes from all across the US and even as far as Mexico and Canada had come together to take a stand against the geothermal development, that was planned for the sacred Medicine Lake on the flank of Mount Shasta. For almost 2 decades the lake in the extraordinary landscape of volcanic fields - source of pristine waters, has remained protected from drilling. It is under renewed attack under the Trump administration and the US Department of Interior. Willard Rhodes passed away on September 12, 2006. To this day he is missed by the Pit River Tribes and his family.
Maria Gilardin

This Way Out: Berlin’s Queer Treasures + global LGBTQ news + more!, Segment 1

1 week 1 day ago
A Berlin Museum captures decades of German queer life and culture; Trump “weaponizes” so-called religious freedom at home and abroad; thousands protest a Japanese MP’s homophobic slurs, 2 Zambian men face 14 years in prison for private consensual sex, a record Jerusalem Pride crowd keeps the heat on Bibi over surrogacy exclusion, World Cup 2022 host Qatar may have already violated its FIFA agreement barring anti-queer bias, and more LGBTQ news from around the world!
Lucia Chappelle