This week: Michael Parenti is an American educator, lecturer, social justice activist, and author of 23 books, including: 'The Assassination of Julius Caesar,' 'Superpatriotism,' The Culture Struggle,' 'Democracy for the Few,' ' God and His Demons,' and his latest, 'The Face of Imperialism.' Parenti is also recipient of awards from Project Censored, the Caucus for a New Political Science, the Social Science Research Council and many others organizations, including being awarded the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition. He now serves various advisory boards and sits as a judge for Project Censored.
Michael Parenti in the first half.
And; Jon Elmer is a Canadian journalist and photo-journalist who has lived in and reported from Occupied Palestine for the better part of the last decade.
His dispatches appear at Al Jazeera English, the Inter Press Service, and are featured at numerous other internet outlets. He is also the author of the website Jon Elmer.ca.
Jon Elmer in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft fresh back from her sojourn in the manicured wilds of Vancouver Island's retirement Mecca, Qualicum Beach, will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news from the city's streets and beyond.
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This is a show I rescued from obscurity. Recorded originally on analog cassette, the tape had been trodden upon. At great pains, I rewound the tape into a new cassette and transferred to this format. the audio quality suffers somewhat, but the material in both Ranyn Seibold's segment on the power industry in British Columbia, and George Monbiot's discussion of war, empire, and energy are still highly relevant.
This from the wayback: I spoke with Denis Halliday, the former UN Assistant Secretary-General and resigned Head of the UN Oil for Food Programme in Iraq about the plight of a people surviving on the wrong side of an embargo. Now, Halliday is aboard the MV Rachel Corrie as it steams through the Mediterranean towards Gaza, not heeding the threats of Israel's bloody-handed navy it's fitting he's back to try again to end another remorseless siege.
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Monday, September 18th, '00
5:00:00 2:00 Welcome to Gorilla Radio, etc. For more than ten years, the United Nations Security Council has enforced an embargo against Iraq. In that time, by the U.N.'s own estimates, more than a million Iraqi citizens have died as a result.
Iraq is a defeated country; its infrastructure is destroyed, the
economy in ruins, and its oil revenues strictly controlled. Yet,
the 'victorious' alliance of western nations, including Canada,
refuse to take their collective boot from the necks of the people.
On today's show, Former UN Assistant Secretary-General
and resigned Head of the UN Oil for Food Programme in Iraq,
Denis Halliday on the continuation of a policy he's described as genocidal...
Denis Halliday and the U.N.'s genocide by decree.
Approaching the seventh anniversary of the America invasion of Iraq few conscious observers still harbour any doubts the usurpation of Saddam Hussein had anything to do with either weapons of mass destruction, or providing aid to the long suffering Iraqi populace. Stripped of its supposed raison d'etre for being in Iraq, what is the American military fighting for? According to freelance journalist and author, Dahr Jamail, a growing number of U.S. soldiers in Iraq are simply not continuing to fight. Echoing the fading days of America's war agianst the people of Vietnam, the "boots on the ground," increasingly finding their patrol missions both futile and fatal, are failing to carry out orders.
Dahr Jamail is a multi-award winning journalist, recently returned from his third unembedded tour covering the unnatural disaster in Iraq. He's the author of, 'Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Iraq,' and the recently published, 'Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan,' from which he published the article 'Refusing to Comply: The Tactics of Resistance in an All-Volunteer Military' at Tom Dispatch.com. Dahr Jamail in the first segment.
And; what's old is nuevo again in Central America, at least as far as Honduras and the new Obama administration is concerned. Two weeks ago, the democratically elected Patrone-cum populist president, Manuel "Mel" Zelaya was rousted from his bed in the middle of the night and ousted from his country in a Coup d'Etat. Coming in the midst of high-minded U.S. disapprobations against the Iranian mullahs and their disdain for democracy, the Latin American coup, carried out by a host of graduates from the notorious School of the Americas, that training centre in the United States specializing in torture methods, death squad fundamentals, and of course, the proper conduct of coups d'etat, comes as a bit of an embarrassment for "enlightened" new president, Barak Obama. Robert Parry is a freelance journalist and author whose own experience encompasses the Dirty Wars in Latin America during Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush's reign of terror in the 1980's. He's founder of the web news site, Consortium News.com, whose book titles include: 'Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush,' 'Secrecy and Privilege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq,' and 'Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & Project Truth.' Robert Parry and back to the future in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will check in at the bottom of the hour from her current assignment on the road with the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba. But first; Dahr Jamail and Refusniks American style.
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