Taylor Report: Biden means same imperial policy and China demonization, Segment 1

3 months 3 weeks ago
Phil Taylor and Stephen Gowans discuss the meaning of Joe Biden's electoral victory. Gowans, like Syria's President Assad, argues that the U.S. President functions as a CEO. They can decide how a company pursues a goal, but ultimately a new CEO must pursue the same goals as those previous. Wealthy investors influence foreign policy almost as directly as shareholders demand dividends. Despite divisions between Democrats and Republicans, both parties agree on U.S. "leadership" of the world, and punishment of countries that demonstrate independence. Biden already wrote in Foreign Affairs that he intends for America to "lead" the world. And what that means is breaking down barriers that restrict American profits, creating a "level playing field" in which America dominates. China, therefore, irritates Biden and his backers, because it is using subsidies to give its businesses a competitive edge. You think "Buy American" is a Trumpism? It, along with "America First" may as well be a Biden trademark, as well. And the plan is to confront China over its "human rights violations" against Muslims, which apparently China is committing and not the United States. The U.S. is oppressing all of Arabia by propping up vicious, anti-democratic dictatorships. It has terrorized and murdered millions of Muslims in the past 20 years along, under the guise of the "War on Terror." But the U.S. has created a "dark legend" about Uighurs in China. What we aren't told is that the U.S. supports violent jihadism in Xinjiang, as they do in many parts of the world. And you can draw a direct comparison between how the U.S. managed these groups in Syria, as they do now in Xinjiang. Unlike the U.S. approach, China has engaged in every means to provide opportunities for people in Xinjiang to climb the ladder, with subsidies and protections of every sort. If we look at this from a class perspective and a materialist perspective, as China does, there is a root cause of poverty that is generating discontent. Western China has not been able to develop as fast as Eastern China. The measures taken to promote growth and prosperity in Xinjiang have been recognized by Muslim countries, such as Indonesia. But a bunch of hyper-partisan 'foundations,' often run by religious bigots, are colouring our perceptions of Western China.

This Way Out: U.S. Wins Rainbow Results + more global LGBTQ news!, Segment 1

3 months 3 weeks ago
Rainbow wins brighten the Biden-Harris triumph; Puebla joins Mexican matrimonial equality states, Peru’s high court rejects an activist’s imported marriage equality claim, Taiwan Pride beats COVID as its President beats critics, U.S. top court hears a critical “religious freedom” versus anti-bias laws case, but also rebuffs a cop’s B.L.M. lawsuit versus a gay organizer, Olympians Bird and Rapinoe share more rings, and more global LGBTQ news!
Lucia Chappelle

WHFM: Herman's Radio & Record Room #10, Segment 1

3 months 3 weeks ago
My dad Herman Frederick Moe was a radio & TV repairman and electrician, a country & western "cowboy singer" and rustic guitar player. He performed in the late 1930’s on live radio before he enlisted in World War II as a radio-telephone technician. This show is my homage to him. My father loved the other side of radio as well – the listening side – it kept him company during many lonesome nights in the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s & 60's. From my imagination to your ears – it’s WHFM – vintage music from mid century America. This is music that I believe he would have enjoyed.
Frederick Moe

Latin Waves : interviews Dr Robert Jensen on his book Plain Radical, Segment 1

3 months 3 weeks ago
Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Robert Jensen on his book Plain Radical, Living, Loving and learning to leave the Planet Gracefully. It’s hard to have hope…What will you tell the generations that come after you’re gone? The young ask the old to hope….what will you tell them? Tell them at least what you say to yourself. Tell them we lived in a world face with many challenges and also amazing opportunities to create a new path grounded in local focus, fierce intelligence and deep connection with one another. Tell them the path is made by walking, by engaging with open hearted-ness and wide-awakeness that provide for a meaningful and radical engagement with the world.