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Daniel Ellsberg - The Origins of the Vietnam War
26 Jul, 2021 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers has brought attention once more to Daniel Ellsberg. His action in 1971 in releasing the Pentagon Papers blew the lid off of Washington’s mountain of lies and deceptions about Vietnam and ultimately led to Watergate and Nixon’s resignation. In this never before broadcast program, we go back into history as Ellsberg describes the...
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - An Indigenous Peoples’ History
19 Jul, 2021 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The history of the U.S. is one of settler colonialism. The state was established on the basis of white male supremacy, slavery, land theft and genocide. “From sea to shining sea” the Native nations were decimated and dispossessed. The survivors herded into concentration camps. It was God’s will. The genocidal policy reached its peak under President Andrew Jackson. Its ruthlessness...
Michael Eric Dyson - Chaos or Community?
12 Jul, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

In his 1967 book Where Do We Go From Here? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr wrote these prophetic words: “A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today....
Jeffery Robinson - The South, Slavery & the Lost Cause
05 Jul, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The Lost Cause is rooted in the South’s search for justification and the need to find a substitute for victory in the Civil War. In attempting to deal with defeat, the South created an image of the war as a noble epic fought by brave men. The war, the mythology goes, wasn’t about preserving slavery it was about Southern values....
Noam Chomsky - The U.S. Rules the World
28 Jun, 2021 | 0:57:04 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Many years ago, I heard a Noam Chomsky lecture in which he compared U.S. foreign policy to the way the mafia operates. That caught the audience’s attention. Everyone had seen The Godfather movie. Chomsky went on to explain that obedience to the Godfather was non-negotiable. Do what you’re told, and you’ll not only be protected but richly rewarded. And if...
Maureen Webb – Hackers & Democracy
21 Jun, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The digital age has given birth to hackers who carry out cyberattacks on our personal data, our pipelines, energy grids and meat processing plants. And there are also white hat hackers who promote democracy by sharing software, open sourcing and the secure free flow of information. Maureen Webb, who has studied and written about these democracy hackers says they “are...
Stephen Bezruchka: Covid-19 Lessons for the Future
14 Jun, 2021 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

If you weren’t aware of it before, the pandemic demonstrates the fact that the virus recognizes no boundaries or borders. There is no safe place. Our collective fragility has been made all too evident. What will we take away from the Covid-19 plague? We go back to business as usual only at our peril as other pandemics are sure to...
Richard Wolff - Transitioning to Democratic Enterprises
07 Jun, 2021 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Capitalism is exhibiting a hardening of its economic arteries. The pandemic has exposed profound structural problems. The crisis demands a serious examination of not only its root causes but for viable solutions. Once we are passed the pandemic do we go back to the status quo ante of massive eco-devastation and inequalities in income and wealth or do we create...
Jayati Ghosh - India’s Covid Catastrophe
31 May, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The news from India is grim. A Covid wave sweeps the country, inflicting widespread misery and deaths. Government figures of Covid-related fatalities are widely seen as very much underreported. India may soon pass the U.S. as the global leader in deaths. Analysts say that the country wasn't prepared to handle the surge. Hospitals have been overwhelmed and there are acute...
Rebecca Solnit & Astra Taylor - Remake the World
24 May, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

While we are regaled with images of Mars, back here on Earth our planet and its people are in distress. The eco-crisis continues unabated. There are wars and the threats of wars. And, of course, the coronavirus. The pandemic has not only taken millions of lives it has revealed in graphic terms the acute inequalities between the haves and the...
Vijay Prashad – China, the U.S. & the New Cold War [Part II of II]
17 May, 2021 | 0:57:03 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

China is one of the oldest cultures in the world with a rich history. The ancient Middle Kingdom is today's People's Republic of China. For several centuries prior to the creation of the PRC, China endured invasions, occupations, civil wars and famine. Today it is an economic powerhouse. Its influence is expanding across the globe. However, relations between Washington and...
Vijay Prashad – China, the U.S. & the New Cold War [Part I of II]
10 May, 2021 | 0:57:02 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

China is one of the oldest cultures in the world with a rich history. The ancient Middle Kingdom is today's People's Republic of China. For several centuries prior to the creation of the PRC, China endured invasions, occupations, civil wars and famine. Today it is an economic powerhouse. Its influence is expanding across the globe. However, relations between Washington and...
John Ghazvinian – The Hidden History of U.S. Iran Relations
03 May, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States have been at loggerheads ever since America's ally, the shah, was overthrown in 1979. Iran was an important part of U.S. hegemony in the Middle East. In the decades since, Washington has waged cyber warfare, drone strikes, assassinations, sabotage and sanctions against Tehran. Washington and its media echo chamber portray Iran...
Lawrence Ferlinghetti – A Defense of Poetry
26 Apr, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

A great practitioner, publisher and defender of poetry was Lawrence Ferlinghetti. He passed away just shy of his 102nd birthday earlier this year. Born in Yonkers, New York in 1919, his education was paused for World War II and Atlantic and Pacific tours in the U.S. Navy. He witnessed firsthand the ruins of Nagasaki after the atomic bombing in 1945....
Jeffery Robinson - The South, Slavery & the Lost Cause
19 Apr, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The Lost Cause is rooted in the South’s search for justification and the need to find a substitute for victory in the Civil War. In attempting to deal with defeat, the South created an image of the war as a noble epic fought by brave men. The war, the mythology goes, wasn’t about preserving slavery it was about Southern values....
Mehdi Hasan, et al. – Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism [Debate]
12 Apr, 2021 | 0:57:03 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Is Noam Chomsky an anti-Semite? How about Amy Goodman and Naomi Klein? The question may sound absurd. Yet, according to the definition of anti-Semitism that more than 30 countries including the United States under the Biden administration, Chomsky, Goodman and Klein could very well be labeled as such. Why? They are critical of Israeli policies. Zionism is the late 19th...
Timothy Snyder - The State of American Democracy
05 Apr, 2021 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

There’s a new Jim Crow in the U.S. This 2.0 version is legislation passed by politicians who mouth pieties about protecting our sacred right to vote and the integrity of elections. After what is considered one of the most secure and verified elections in U.S. history there is a wave of voter suppression laws being proposed across the country. According...
Frank Smyth – The NRA Unmasked [Rebroadcast]
29 Mar, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Because of the recent shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, we are rebroadcasting this program. Gun violence exacts an enormous toll on U.S. society-claiming tens of thousands of lives every year. Many more thousands are wounded and scarred physically and psychologically. From malls to schools from places of worship to concerts there is no safe space. Weapons of war are easily...
Noam Chomsky – Consequences of Capitalism
22 Mar, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The consequences of capitalism during the pandemic have revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities. It’s a highly unstable economic system, careening from crisis to crisis. For a handful it produces unparalleled levels of wealth. But for the many, if they even have a job, it’s a pay check to pay check existence. What are the priorities? The U.S. spends close...
Frank Smyth – The NRA Unmasked
15 Mar, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Gun violence exacts an enormous toll on U.S. society-claiming tens of thousands of lives every year. Many more thousands are wounded and scarred physically and psychologically. From malls to schools from places of worship to concerts there is no safe space. Weapons of war are easily obtainable. We have the spectacle of armed militias in combat gear roaming state houses,...
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