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James Loewen - History Textbooks: Facts or Fiction?
18 Oct, 2021 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

There’s a famous quote in George Orwell’s 1984: “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” Orwell understood how important knowledge of history is and how it can be manipulated by the powerful to serve their interests. If the past disappears down the memory hole society is at risk. History is not some neutral...
dangers of AI, Suffering, Immortality and significance of death, human tendency to anthropomorphiize
07 Oct, 2021 | 0:59:15 |
EN | Arbie Fru | The Canadian Philosophy Show

(1) Discussion around the dangers of AI - what happens when we create something infinitely more powerful than us? (2) Suffering - How extreme suffering changes our humanity (3) Immortality and the significance of death (4) The human tendency to anthropomorphize inanimate objects. The narrator, Ted, seems to ascribe human characteristics to AM. https://psychcentral.com/news/2018/03/01/why-do-we-anthropomorphize Reading: I Have No Mouth, and...
Chalmers Johnson - Blowback: Impacts of the New Militarism
04 Oct, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The CIA coined the term “blowback” to describe the unintended results of U.S. covert operations abroad. It was first used in connection with Operation Ajax, the Agency’s 1953 coup in Iran overthrowing the democratic government of Mohammad Mossadegh. The United States today has hundreds of military bases around the world. It’s a form of domination that greatly expanded under the...
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor – Black Liberation
13 Sep, 2021 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The widespread protests in the wake of the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor marked a new chapter in the struggle for Black liberation. What would constitute Black liberation? Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor says it’s about self-determination. “Can we make decisions free of economic coercion? Can we make decisions that are truly free? That to me is what liberation would be....
Eqbal Ahmad - Terrorism: Theirs & Ours
06 Sep, 2021 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Terrorism is the scourge of the era. It is a fearsome symbol conjuring up images of ferocious-looking, bearded men brandishing AK-47s. The media focus on the terrorism of official enemies like Saddam Hussein, bin Laden, and Zarqawi. After they were done away with, new demons appear to justify war and bloat the Pentagon budget. Be afraid of ISIS and Al...
Maureen Webb – Hackers & Democracy
30 Aug, 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...
Chris Hedges – Q&A on American Sadism
23 Aug, 2021 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The great 20th century Irish poet William Butler Yeats wrote, "We had fed the heart on fantasies, The heart’s grown brutal from the fare." The United States has long fed its heart with fairy tales about itself. Hardly a day goes by without some new story being spun about our noble intentions, benevolence and devotion to international law. Sadism is...
Howard Zinn - American Exceptionalism
16 Aug, 2021 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

A fundamental tenet of American exceptionalism is the U.S. exempts itself from the standards that it applies to others. International law? Only for designated enemies, not for Washington and its vassals. Obey the master or face the consequences. Assassinations, sanctions, bombings, invasions and occupations are all tools of the empire to enforce its diktats. As George H. W. Bush once...
FatherSon FunTalk about Sports, Life & Friendship
11 Aug, 2021 | 0:00:00 |
EN | Anthony Alfred & Ashton Alfred |

Champs & Chums proudly broadcasts monthly and out to the world! Playing now on Spotify, iTunes, GooglePlay, iHeart Radio, SoundCloud, PodBean, Stitcher Radio, CastBox On Social Media - @champsandchums - Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Leilani Farha – The Financialization of Housing
09 Aug, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

From Seattle to Toronto, the cost of owning a home is soaring. Rents are no better. Accelerated by neoliberal economic doctrine a paradigm shift in housing has occurred in recent years. There is a growing disconnect between housing as a human right and housing as a financial vehicle for investment. We’ve come a long way from FDR’s remarkable 1944 State...
Chris Hedges - American Sadism
02 Aug, 2021 | 0:56:59 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The great 20th century Irish poet William Butler Yeats wrote, "We had fed the heart on fantasies, The heart’s grown brutal from the fare." The United States has long fed its heart with fairy tales about itself. Hardly a day goes by without some new story being spun about our noble intentions, benevolence and devotion to international law. Sadism is...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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