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Taylor Report: Commentary March 11, 2019, Segment 1

3 months 1 week ago
Phil Taylor comments on the strangling of Victoire Ingabire's assistant, Anselme Mutuyimana. Phil also discusses various news items related to Rwanda, including Robin Philpot winning the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Prize from the International Women’s Network for Democracy and Peace.
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Taylor Report: US Had the Motive and the Means to Attack Venezuelan Power Grid, Segment 1

3 months 1 week ago
We shouldn't dismiss Maduro's allegation that the U.S. sabotaged Venezuela's power grid. There is a double-standard in the West about 'conspiracy theories.' We are asked, without evidence to believe that Syria's President Assad gasses his own people, that Russia placed Donald Trump in the White House and is behind every nefarious thing in the world, and so on. Yet we are simultaneously told not to listen to foreign governments who are under assault from Washington. We have two competing narratives on power failure in Venezuela. We know as a fact that the power went out in Venezuela. We also know that the U.S. has openly admitted to conducting cyber-warfare on countries such as Iran and Cuba. One U.S. analyst suggested that the timing and nature of Venezuela's electrical failure is straight out of the cyberwarfare playbook. It is therefore not inconceivable that Maduro is right. We are living in a time in which the Monroe Doctrine is openly being touted in the highest offices and voices in America. This is a naked and illegal regime-change in Venezuela. And "rules-based" Canada is dutifully following Trump. The Organization of American States doesn't allow this kind of interference, so Canada is pretending it doesn't exist, and refers constantly to the "Lima Group" faction instead. Gowans also discusses the regime-change scripts and institutions Washington uses. Guaido was likely trained at one such organization. Behind it all are big investors, who seek to control Venezuela's oil resources.
Anonymous

Takes on the World: Jeff Blankfort on Ilan Omar. Kamala Harris, Nikki Haley, Segment 1

3 months 1 week ago
Today, I began with Tom Friedman’s 2011 comment that Congress was bought and paid for by the Israel Lobby and that Ilhan Omar was saying essentially the same thing but has been subject to unrelenting attacks for telling the truth. I note that the very existence of AIPAC and the fact that half the members of Congress attend its conventions is prima facie of that than go on to quote from a talk Israeli agent Elliot Engel, chair of House Foreign Relations Com, gave to fellow Zionists on election eve, boasting of his support for Israel and also note that thanks to llhan Omar’s actions, the NY Times wrote about pro-Israel “stealth” PACS and how AIPAC works. I also point out that the Congressional Black Caucus resisted Pelosi on the fumbled resolution against antisemitism that had been demanded by NY Jewish congress members, Engel, Lowey, and Nadler. I then play talks by Kamala Harris in 2017 and Nikki Haley last year to AIPAC to give listeners a sample of what they will not hear or see elsewhere unless they go to CSPAN. I finish with announcement that Netanyahu has taken the JudeoNazi Otzma Yehudit party of Kahanists into his coalition and that AIPAC has, for the first time, invited a settler leader to its March 24-26 annual meeting.
Jeff Blankfort

The Sonic Cafe: Sonic Cafe #129/Scary Good Cover Tunes, Segment 1

3 months 1 week ago
Sonic Café. That’s Tommy Castro and The Painkillers, gawd I love that name, with a cover of Wet Willie’s 1974 hit Keep on Smilin’. So how you doin’? I’m your host Scott Clark, welcome to episode 129. This time the Sonic Café brings you a mix of cover tunes so great they’re scary! Listen for covers from The English Beat, Toploader, Weezer, Maxi Priest, John Lee Hooker, Bettye Lavette and of course more. Then later listen as comedian Drew Barth tells us all about his not so physically fit life. And finally, a big Sonic Café welcome to our newest sponsor. Listen for a word from a brand new microbrew from here in the Pacific Northwest, new Logger Light… New Logger Light, the Beer that brought the forest down. All this time as we present a mix of cover tunes so great they’re scary! From that little café on the coast, where we always have a booth, or a table… if ahh that’s your thing… waiting for you, we’re the Sonic Café.
Scott Clark

The Alembic Files: Phantasms of Freedom, Part 6, Segment 1

3 months 1 week ago
How well do we know the history of our nation? As for our Founders, what is fact? What is myth? While we have been told we are free, we face an increasing onslaught of laws, edicts, and proclamations governing our lives as American citizens. We have been told that “we need to get our Constitution back.” Do we truly need to do that? We are, during every election cycle, given a “choice.” But is it a real choice? Or a Hobson’s choice? Were our Founders the godlike, towering figures we were taught? Were they above reproach? Or were they human beings, subject to the same avarice, temptations and lust we all are? What were their motivations in starting this country? Were they benign in nature, inspired to offer their fellow countrymen “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” Or were there other instincts at play? Was the Constitution truly designed to be the bulwark of freedom? Why were the Articles of Confederation jettisoned? Who were the Anti-Federalists? Why did they get such short shrift by history? What was the worth of the Founders? Were they Everymen? Or rich elites? The answers, when explored from an “unofficial” vantage point, may surprise you. Listen along as Eric the Blacksmith discusses American history with Al Aric and Theo. Current events are interspersed. Explore the nooks and crannies of suppressed information as the book “Hologram of Liberty” by Kenneth Royce is reviewed and its bibliography examined.
Anonymous

The Michael Slate Show: Peter Fritzsche, Claudia Koonz, Rise of Fascism in Germany - and the US; Bob Avakian, The Democratic Party: A Major Instrument of This Monstrously Oppressive System , Segment 1

3 months 1 week ago
Peter Fritzsche, author of Life and Death in the Third Reich, An Iron Wind, and Germans Into Nazis. He deciphers the puzzle of Nazism's ideological grip. Bob Avakian, The Democratic Party: A Major Instrument of This Monstrously Oppressive System From Why We Need an Actual Revolution, and How We Can Really Make Revolution. Claudia Koonz talks about the rise and consolidation of fascism in the past and the threat of the consolidation of a fascist government in the US.
Michael Slate

Sea Change Radio: Jeremy Hance: From Bottleneck to Breakthrough, Segment 1

3 months 1 week ago
How do you usually react to the stream of dire warnings about climate change and wildlife extinction? Does it motivate you to do more to make a difference, or does it submerge you into depressed inertia? This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with environmental journalist Jeremy Hance about his ongoing series for Mongabay which shines an encouraging light on the  future of our planet's flora and fauna. Hance outlines the Bottleneck-to-Breakthrough theory and looks at the driving factors that may save our species and others from extinction. Who knew that earth science prognostications could actually serve as an antidote to climate change malaise?
Sea Change Radio

TUC Radio: Extinction Rebellion ONE of TWO - Dr. Rupert Read, Segment 2

3 months 1 week ago
In October 2018 about one hundred academics signed a call to action. They established Extinction Rebellion in the United Kingdom. The movement has become international with Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva and Noam Chomsky signing their support to the second letter. The goal of Extinction Rebellion is to use non-violent resistance to bring about radical change to prevent climate collapse, loss of biodiversity and to reduce the risk of human extinction. Dr. Rupert Read is teaching Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. He is a long time Green Party politician and a former Green Party spokesperson for transport. He spoke on February 6, 2019 at the University of East Anglia.
Maria Gilardin

TUC Radio: Extinction Rebellion ONE of TWO - Dr. Rupert Read, Segment 1

3 months 1 week ago
In October 2018 about one hundred academics signed a call to action. They established Extinction Rebellion in the United Kingdom. The movement has become international with Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva and Noam Chomsky signing their support to the second letter. The goal of Extinction Rebellion is to use non-violent resistance to bring about radical change to prevent climate collapse, loss of biodiversity and to reduce the risk of human extinction. Dr. Rupert Read is teaching Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. He is a long time Green Party politician and a former Green Party spokesperson for transport. He spoke on February 6, 2019 at the University of East Anglia.
Maria Gilardin

Jazz Progressions: Jazz Progressions 1907, Segment 1

3 months 1 week ago
Segment One Phases by Cannonball Adderley CD: Pyramid (Fantasy) Palladium by Weather Report CD: Heavy Weather (Columbia) I Thought it Was You by Herbie Hancock CD: Sunlight (Columbia) Segment Two Tecumseh by Gamalon CD: High Contrast (Amherst) Episode by Tiemko CD: Ocean (Musea) Kilimanjaro by The Rippingtons CD: The Rippingtons Segment Three Devotion by John McLaughlin LP: Devotion (Douglas) Output by Wolfgang Dauner LP: Output (ECM)
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Radio Curious: Gilbert, Ronnie, as “Mother Jones” – ‘The Most Dangerous Woman in America’, Segment 1

3 months 1 week ago
Mary Harris Jones, Mother Jones, was born in 1830. She lived a quiet, non-public life until she was approximately 47 years old and then, for almost the next fifty years, she was a fiery union organizer, strike leader, and fighter for safe and humane working conditions, the eight hour day, and child labor laws. Around the turn of the century, she was called the most dangerous woman in America. Her legacy has lived on in the form of a magazine that bears the name, Mother Jones; and in the form of a one-woman play about her life, produced, acted and written by singer and songwriter Ronnie Gilbert. Mother Jones recommends any books by Leo Tolstoy. Ronnie Gilbert recommends “Hawaii,” by James Mechiner. Originally Broadcast: March 12, 1997
Radio Curious - Barry Vogel

Taylor Report: Freeland Echoed False Story Against Maduro, Segment 1

3 months 1 week ago
Recently returned from Venezuela, journalist and lawyer Dimitri Lascaris explains just how badly we have been misled about the crisis there. Maduro supporters did not burn aid, and that story was debunked more than a week ago. The government also did not suddenly close a border with Colombia, as was erroneously reported here in Canada. That border was closed well before the crisis. Lascaris also discusses the deeply debilitating effects of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela, a country which depends on oil exports for survival. It appears as if the U.S. objective is to cause enormous suffering among the most vulnerable, placing pressure on Venezuela's institutions. U.S. offers of 'humanitarian aid' are very deceptive in this context. Finally, Lascaris also investigates the maneuverings by the Lima Group to browbeat Latin American leaders into supporting Guaido.
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