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Venezuela Revolution's Struggle against US, Canada, and European Union Sanctions, Segment 1

1 day 6 hours ago
The Venezuelan economy is being crippled by the sanctions that the US, Canada and European Union have imposed on it. A campaign of misinformation and threat, black propaganda, and physical and economic sabotage is underway as well. The sanctions impose heavy burdens on ordinary Venezuelans who are just trying to live their lives. Unilateral sanctions are illegal under international law but the the United States has a long history of violating International law with impunity. Former President Obama's declaration that Venezuela is a special national security threat to the United States has frozen it out of the international finance system dominated by the U.S. Dollar. Ellner explains the impacts on life in Venezuela and its struggle to be independent of U.S. imperialism.. While Venezuela's large oil reserves certainly figure into the formation of U.S. neoliberal foreign policy, it's the threat of the good example that drives the viciousness of the U.S. ruling class effort to destroy the Bolivian Revolution and the gains made for the workers, women and the poor. Steve Ellner, professor in Venezuela, author of many books and articles on Chavista Venezuela, will discuss the impact of these sanctions and the impact of other factors (such as the drop in the price of oil, the reliance on oil exports, economic sabotage by the right-wing, mismanagement) on the Venezuelan people's lives.
Dale Lehman/WZRD

Building Bridges: Georgia Republicans Stealing Our Elections , Segment 1

1 day 14 hours ago
Whose Stealing Our Elections & How the Republicans are Doing it in Georgia! with Greg Palast, veteran election investigator who has continued to uncover the sickening truth of widespread systemic election rigging, robbing African-American, Hispanic and Asian American voters of their right to vote in crucial states. Palast is known for complex undercover investigations, spanning five continents, from the Arctic to the Amazon, from Caracas to California, using the skills he learned over two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud. Palast is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Vultures' Picnic and Armed Madhouse. Stacey Abrams, Georgias Gubernatorial candidate, should not concede the election which was almost certainly stolen by a candidate who supervised his own election, Republican Brian Kemp Georgia Republican Brian Kemp, according to the latest numbers, is clinging just above the 50 percent mark required to avoid a run-off with Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams. Kemp, until Thursday, was Georgias Secretary of State in charge of voting " and in charge of maintaining the voter rolls to make them more accurate. But he used that power to cancel more than half a million Georgian voter registrations without notice. While Kemp, has declared victory in his heated gubernatorial race Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams is not conceding. Federal law doesnt mean a whole lot to Kemp. The GOP candidate aired commercials in which he drawled, Im so conservative I blow up government regulations " followed by dynamite exploding in the background. Kemp blew up a second federal law, the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). As one woman, Bakhtiari said, Not only could I not vote, but they didnt even let me do the provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are required by HAVA specifically to allow voters wrongly purged to cast a ballot so the voter or candidates like Abrams can fight to have it counted by county officials or by court order. Of course, Kemp had already ruled that counties cannot tally the ballots of voters he purged, no matter whether he purged them rightly or wrongly. Abrams legal team is fighting to count every ballot, including the piles of absentee ballots rejected under Kemps rules " and those provisionals " to force Kemp into a run-off.
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

Building Bridges: Georgia Republicans Stealing Our Elections , Segment 1

1 day 14 hours ago
Whose Stealing Our Elections & How the Republicans are Doing it in Georgia! with Greg Palast, veteran election investigator who has continued to uncover the sickening truth of widespread systemic election rigging, robbing African-American, Hispanic and Asian American voters of their right to vote in crucial states. Palast is known for complex undercover investigations, spanning five continents, from the Arctic to the Amazon, from Caracas to California, using the skills he learned over two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud. Palast is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Vultures' Picnic and Armed Madhouse. Stacey Abrams, Georgias Gubernatorial candidate, should not concede the election which was almost certainly stolen by a candidate who supervised his own election, Republican Brian Kemp Georgia Republican Brian Kemp, according to the latest numbers, is clinging just above the 50 percent mark required to avoid a run-off with Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams. Kemp, until Thursday, was Georgias Secretary of State in charge of voting " and in charge of maintaining the voter rolls to make them more accurate. But he used that power to cancel more than half a million Georgian voter registrations without notice. While Kemp, has declared victory in his heated gubernatorial race Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams is not conceding. Federal law doesnt mean a whole lot to Kemp. The GOP candidate aired commercials in which he drawled, Im so conservative I blow up government regulations " followed by dynamite exploding in the background. Kemp blew up a second federal law, the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). As one woman, Bakhtiari said, Not only could I not vote, but they didnt even let me do the provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are required by HAVA specifically to allow voters wrongly purged to cast a ballot so the voter or candidates like Abrams can fight to have it counted by county officials or by court order. Of course, Kemp had already ruled that counties cannot tally the ballots of voters he purged, no matter whether he purged them rightly or wrongly. Abrams legal team is fighting to count every ballot, including the piles of absentee ballots rejected under Kemps rules " and those provisionals " to force Kemp into a run-off.
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

Prison Radio Show: Prison Radio Nov 8, 2018, Segment 1

1 day 15 hours ago
Thanks to Maud from RB4SJ, we were able to air a freestyle rap show from prison with the words chosen by the prisoners themselves. Unfortunately, our main interview with Dr. Karen Gedney was not able to air due to technical difficulties and will hopefully air on our next show the last Friday of this month. But there is still a lot of good music on this one and we were very happy to support RB4SJ and the good they are doing to get the word out.
Prison Radio CKUT

THE THUNDERBOLT: TB 181116 Shelton in the Crosshairs, Segment 1

1 day 21 hours ago
This week’s radio show Thunderbolts the world in general and Olympia in particular. This week’s strikes are mostly aimed at the Olympia gentrifiers and their community killing allies — though we also take a look at our president’s delinquency over appointing ambassadors to foreign embassies. Olympia will never be the same. Beware.
Dancing Angel Media

THE THUNDERBOLT: TB 181116 Shelton in the Crosshairs, Segment 1

1 day 21 hours ago
This week’s radio show Thunderbolts the world in general and Olympia in particular. This week’s strikes are mostly aimed at the Olympia gentrifiers and their community killing allies — though we also take a look at our president’s delinquency over appointing ambassadors to foreign embassies. Olympia will never be the same. Beware.
Dancing Angel Media

THE THUNDERBOLT: TB 181116 Shelton in the Crosshairs, Segment 1

1 day 21 hours ago
This week’s radio show Thunderbolts the world in general and Olympia in particular. This week’s strikes are mostly aimed at the Olympia gentrifiers and their community killing allies — though we also take a look at our president’s delinquency over appointing ambassadors to foreign embassies. Olympia will never be the same. Beware.
Dancing Angel Media