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Discussing NATO and Western imperialism with Mahdi Nazemroaya and Andre Vltchek
05 Apr, 2019 | 0:59:22 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrates its 70th anniversary, the Global Research News Hour takes a more critical look at the 29 member alliance and the agenda it pursues under the pre-text of 'promoting peace and freedom.' Guests include Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, sociologist, geopolitical analyst, and author of The Globalization of NATO; and Andre Vltchek, novelist, film maker, journalist...
Vietnam:Deep politics, Black solidarity, media distortion, post war defeat
08 Mar, 2019 | 0:59:25 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

On this week's Global Research News Hour we mark the 54th anniversary of the start of America's ground war in Vietnam with four interviews about under-reported aspects of the war. Professor Peter Dale Scott focuses his analysis on the Deep State motivations behind the Vietnam War and reasons for the escalation immediately after Kennedy's Assassination. Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan...
Media women standing up to power
28 Jan, 2019 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Velvet Revolution is a documentary about women in media reporting on corruption and human rights and facing repercussions. Nupur Basu from India was the Executive Producer of this award-wining film, which was commissioned by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television in 2017. Nupur, who lives in India, coordinated six directors from Asia, Africa, the Pacific and North...
retrospective on Blum featuring commentary from colleagues and family members
14 Dec, 2018 | 0:59:12 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

The Global Research News Hour marks the passing of noted scholar, writer and U.S. foreign policy critic William Blum with a special retrospective on his life and legacy. It features interviews with Chris Agee and Lou Wolf of Covert Action Magazine, Canadian journalist and media critic Barrie Zwicker, son Alexander S Blum and his wife Adelheid Zöfel. Also included in...
Women in a "Backward Area" step forward
19 Nov, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

After 56 years of national rural development policy, many babies and mothers still die from diseases caused by poor nutrition, sanitation problems, and parasites. A project in the state of Karnataka has women manufacturing nutritional supplements for their community and educating women, youth, and sometimes men on how to live healthier lives.
Investigative journalist Niranjan Takle & Prof Radhika Desai on fascism under BJP rule in India
22 Sep, 2018 | 0:59:41 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

On this week’s Global Research News Hour , we turn our attention to development’s in one of the world’s largest economies and indications that democratic freedoms and mechanisms are imperilled under the current right wing BJP government. Our guests for the hour are Niranjan Takle, the journalist who broke a major story about the death of Judge Brijgopal Loya, and...
Retrospectives on My Lai, Vietnam and Canada's role. With Christian Appy, Ann Wright, & Yves Engler
14 Aug, 2018 | 0:59:10 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

Originally aired March 16, 2018. This week's episode of the Global Research News Hour we take an in depth look at the My Lai Massacre on the 50th anniversary of that incident, as well as the war in which it was situated. University of Massachussetts Professor of History and author Christian Appy examines the deterioration of America's War narrative in...
Menstrual supplies and education in Scotland, India, and Kenya
30 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Menstruation education and attempts to remedy "period poverty" are catching on around the world. This program contrasts efforts in Scotland, India, and Kenya. Differences include whether the menstrual products made available are commercial, a new re-usable commercial design, or a re-usable product from a local nonprofit. Advocates for period education range from family members to grassroots organizations, to the First...
J Michael Spingmann and Barrie Zwicker examine the migrant crisis as a deliberate geostrategy
30 Jun, 2018 | 0:59:10 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

On this week’s Global Research News Hour, we examine the European migrant crisis from the perspective of geo-strategy. Former U.S. State Department Official, whistleblower and author J Michael Springmann sees the mass movement of peoples from militarily compromised countries in North Africa and Southwest Asia as not only a consequence, but a deliberate instrument of US geo-strategy. We discuss his...
Instant divorce by oral triple talaq is dead but not buried
27 May, 2018 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In August 2017, India's Supreme Court found it unconstitutional for a man to divorce his wife just by saying - or texting - the word talaq three times. Women activists say this type of divorce is not in the Koran, which prescribes a slow process with mediation; but the patriarchal religious leadership that controls India's Muslim personal law insists that...
Building the care economy with Ghandian values
30 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

SEWA [pronounced SAY vah] is a sisterhood of nearly 1.5 million women, organized locally and by trades. It operates in 16 states of India, plus 3 other countries. Their philosophy is based on Ghandian values of simplicity, truthfulness and non-violence, and on non-hierarchical growth. This program covers examples of their projects, ranging from challenging employers and government to include home-based...
A union for the informal sector - 1.5 Million Strong (Part 1)
23 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In Gandhi's birthplace, in 1972, a union organizer named Ela Bhatt [pronounced Eela But] gave birth to a union comprised of home-based workers, market vendors, cart-pullers and head-load carriers, agricultural and construction laborers, and other unrecognized forms of work done by women. Two producers from Bangalore travelled to Ahmedabad to cover this movement for WINGS.
Retrospectives on My Lai, Vietnam and Canada's role. With Christian Appy, Ann Wright, & Yves Engler
16 Mar, 2018 | 0:59:03 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week's episode of the Global Research News Hour we take an in depth look at the My Lai Massacre on the 50th anniversary of that incident, as well as the war in which it was situated. University of Massachussetts Professor of History and author Christian Appy examines the deterioration of America's War narrative in the wake of My Lai...
Stephen Lendman questions Myanmar leaders iconic status, Whitney Webb exposes US geopolitical aims
22 Sep, 2017 | 0:59:01 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week's Global Research News Hour inspects the international outrage expressed over the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, and the apparent indifference of the previously venerated pro-democracy champion, Aung San Suu Kyi. In the first half hour, writer and broadcaster Stephen Lendman shares his thoughts about the misportrayal of Aung San Suu Kyi as a pro-democracy icon. He has written two...
Community media coverage from the Marrakech Climate Summit
28 Aug, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

November 7, 2016, the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change began. By day 2 it was clear that the US would not try to lead in climate mitigation and adaptation - that it was up to grassroots people and their allies. This program features the reporting of Laila Ndagire from community radio Mama...
Indigenous hill dwellers push back against tree plantations
17 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Indigenous Dongria Khond people in Orissa state, India, are struggling against a forestry department decision to cut their food-bearing trees and take away their food-growing plots in favour of teak and eucalyptus cash-crop plantations. The women tell about their tactics and the nutritional and environmental superiority of their traditional foods and way of life.
Vandana Shiva on the web of life
29 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Second and final part of a speech delivered in California by Dr. Vandana Shiva, influential scientist, policy analyst, and activist from India. In last week s episode, Dr. Shiva deconstructed the rhetoric of genetically modified agriculture. This week, she speaks more to solutions, especially solutions based in human rights allied to rights of nature.
Women journalists vs. censorship
02 Oct, 2016 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The most dangerous jobs in journalism involve reporting on wrongdoing of governments, corporations, and major criminals in one's own country. Forms of censorship can include imprisonment and death, even in alleged democracies. The women in this program spoke on a panel at a conference themed "Speaking Truth to Power" in Delhi in 2005.
Green Foundation unites women farmers in India
25 Sep, 2016 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The so-called Green Revolution in India increased one measure of "productivity" at the cost of much else, including nutrition, sustainability, loss of biodiversity, and local loss of control. The Green Foundation based in Karnataka state started by encouraging local seed-saving and has built a network of women farmers who also process their own crops locally - a growing trend in...
Part 1, Creeping Wahhabism, a personal experience
18 Apr, 2016 | 0:57:24 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The influence of militant Wahhabism from Saudi Arabia sowed both violence in Pakistan and sexism in America. Asra Nomani experienced both and does what she can to roll back this trend.
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