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The Michael Slate Show: Kate Morgan, The Disappearance of Tens of Thousands of Migrants on the US-Mexico Border; Bob Avakian (BA), Trump/Pence Must Go – Q&A. , Segment 1

2 weeks 6 days ago
Kate Morgan, “Disappeared, How the US Border Enforcement Agencies are Fueling a Missing Persons Crisis.” Bob Avakian, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go. In The Name Of Humanity, We Refuse To Accept A Fascist America, A Better World IS Possible. From the Q&A, voting for the lesser of two evils, and being a revolutionary Christian.
Michael Slate

Taylor Report: Vanessa Beeley Describes a Syria Being Liberated from Terrorists, Segment 1

2 weeks 6 days ago
Having returned from the scene of recent fighting in Douma, Vanessa Beeley describes a resilient population, traumatized but already rebuilding. The Syrian and Russian reconciliation agreements have defused and de-escalated violence in various regions, and the Syrian Army has liberated vital areas. The accurate reporting and commentary by Vanessa has shown up in the UK mainstream press, hence their noisy and shallow attacks on her.
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TUC Radio: Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Is the U.S. Ramping up its Military Presence in Syria and Preparing to Attack Iran for Israel, Segment 2

2 weeks 6 days ago
Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired U.S. Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Since the end of his military career, Wilkerson has publicly criticized many aspects of the Iraq War, including his own preparation of Powell's presentation to the United Nations. Wilkerson said that his contribution to Colin Powell's address, that claimed that Iraq had chemical weapons, was "probably the biggest mistake of my life". In particular Wilkerson has denounced the decision-making process of the Bush Administration and Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's parts in it. Before working at the State Department, Wilkerson served 31 years in the U.S. Armed Services. He retired from active duty in 1997 as a colonel and currently is a distinguished visiting professor of government and public policy at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. And he’s working on a book about the first George Bush administration. In April 2007, Wilkerson was featured in a Dutch documentary, entitled The Israel Lobby. He said that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was highly influential in the Bush Administration's decision to go to war in Iraq. Today he makes the case that AIPAC plays a role again in the 2018 campaign to launch war against Iran. On March 2, 2018 Lawrence Wilkerson spoke at the annual conference on the Israel Lobby, held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and organized by the Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. He began his presentation by referring to the mysterious way in which Israel acquired nuclear weapons and expressed his agreement with the previous speaker, Jefferson Morley. Morley had explained in his talk how Israel had managed to steal the uranium from the NUMEC plant in Apollo, Pennsylvania. Wilkerson was one of the speakers at the annual conference organized by the Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. He spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2018. Videos and transcripts of the conferences can be found via the web site or IRMEP, short for Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy or on the web site of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
Maria Gilardin

TUC Radio: Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Is the U.S. Ramping up its Military Presence in Syria and Preparing to Attack Iran for Israel, Segment 1

2 weeks 6 days ago
Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired U.S. Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Since the end of his military career, Wilkerson has publicly criticized many aspects of the Iraq War, including his own preparation of Powell's presentation to the United Nations. Wilkerson said that his contribution to Colin Powell's address, that claimed that Iraq had chemical weapons, was "probably the biggest mistake of my life". In particular Wilkerson has denounced the decision-making process of the Bush Administration and Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's parts in it. Before working at the State Department, Wilkerson served 31 years in the U.S. Armed Services. He retired from active duty in 1997 as a colonel and currently is a distinguished visiting professor of government and public policy at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. And he’s working on a book about the first George Bush administration. In April 2007, Wilkerson was featured in a Dutch documentary, entitled The Israel Lobby. He said that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was highly influential in the Bush Administration's decision to go to war in Iraq. Today he makes the case that AIPAC plays a role again in the 2018 campaign to launch war against Iran. On March 2, 2018 Lawrence Wilkerson spoke at the annual conference on the Israel Lobby, held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and organized by the Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. He began his presentation by referring to the mysterious way in which Israel acquired nuclear weapons and expressed his agreement with the previous speaker, Jefferson Morley. Morley had explained in his talk how Israel had managed to steal the uranium from the NUMEC plant in Apollo, Pennsylvania. Wilkerson was one of the speakers at the annual conference organized by the Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. He spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2018. Videos and transcripts of the conferences can be found via the web site or IRMEP, short for Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy or on the web site of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
Maria Gilardin

Sea Change Radio: Transition Network Founder Rob Hopkins, Segment 1

2 weeks 6 days ago
What would it take to get your neighborhood, community, or town to unify behind the shift to sustainability? This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to the founder of the Transition Network, Rob Hopkins, about the movement to generate universal appeal for sustainable practices by working locally. We examine some of the network's successes, talk about parallel efforts in the developing world, and discuss the best ways for people to get involved in the transition away from fossil fuels.
Sea Change Radio

From the Margins: Fire the worker, get the union, Segment 1

3 weeks ago
On April 20, 2018, something happened in Alberta that hadn’t happened in over 30 years. Automatic certification of a union if it is found that the employer’s anti union activity destroyed a union drive. This happened at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Calgary, where the workers are now unionized through the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 401. This unionization was the result, ironically, of the firing of union organizer Aaron Doncaster. In 2017, the Alberta Government enacted the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplace Act, which among other things, restored powers to the Alberta Labour Relations Board that allowed for remedial certification. In other words, employers who break the law in organizing situations could run the risk of unionization as a remedy for those illegal actions. I spoke to Aaron on April 27. We spoke about how the unionization effort started, how he got fired, the ruling of the labour board and what it all means for working people in Alberta.
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