Did you know that the earth is currently experiencing the biggest mass extinction in the last 65 million years? That half the worlds' plants and animals may go extinct in the next 30 years? Or that extinctions are happening at an accelerating pace already around 1000 times the natural rate?
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for April 6 to the 15th 2013.
This week we conclude our reading of David Graeber's Debt, The First 5000 Years with a focus on the fraud of land 'ownership' and economics. A mix of new and familiar speakers include a reading by Lyn Gerry from episode 90 and a radio adaptation of an Adam Curtis film, The League of Gentlemen.
101.3FM or streaming live on freakradio.org (click on RED OVAL atop the tower image). Podcast of this week's event is from last Monday's show.
Sri Lankan poet, Pireeni Sundaralingam, discusses why she organized a panel on international poetry and resistance at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference and book fair in Boston. The AWP is the largest national writing conference with over 11,000 participants. Pireeni Sundaralingam is the editor of "Indivisible: an anthology of contemporary South Asian American Poetry." This interview first aired on KPFA's APEX Express.
In December 2012, a new report was released in Kashmir, investigating the evidence of unsolved human rights crimes. Based on the evidence, the report identifies and names the alleged perpetrators of the crimes, including 235 army personnel.The report was released by the International Peoples Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered Kashmir. Kartik Murukutla a lawyer and former UN worker discusses the report.
Former BBC journalist, Ather Zia, discusses her research on the disappeared in Kashmir. From 1989 to 2011 there have been 8,000 disappearances and 70,000 deaths of Kashmiris resulting from the Indian occupation. This segment of Kashmir Speaks aired on KPFA's La Onda Bajita. Music is by MC Kash.
On today's show: sportswriter Dave Zirin addresses the intersections of politics and sports, and Susan Crawford on internet access as a public right; a feature by Chicago Indymedia's From the Trenches radio.
(Repost from AnnGarrison.com)
KPFA's Ann Garrison interviews Berkeley Copwatch founder Andrea Pritchett about the Kayla Moore killing by the Berkeley Police Department
KPFA EVENING NEWS, 04.06.2013: Two months after Black transgendered Berkeley resident Kayla Moore's death in police custody, neither her family nor the public know how she died. Andrea Prichett of Berkeley Copwatch told KPFA that the coroner's autopsy report on the cause of Moore's death has been withheld indefinitely at the request of the Berkeley Police Department.
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for March 30th to April 5th 2013.
This week we learn how much effort has been put to making people assume that the virtues of capitalism are beyond question. We hear three Marxian commentators offering their own angles on the development of capitalism in USA, interspersed with a reprise of Noam Chomsky from episode 29 on the elite's determination to control the public mind lest the democratic state serve the wishes of the majority rather than the privilege of the few.
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Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for March 23rd to 29th 2013.
From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center.
ON THE SHOW IN MARCH 2013:
* EXCERPTS FROM "10 YEARS SINCE IRAQ -- THE CHANGING FACE OF WAR"
Chicagoans commemorated the 10th anniversary of the war on Iraq with a panel presentation on the war and its aftermath. We'll hear excerpts from the presentation.
* MEDIA POLICY ACTIVIST SUSAN CRAWFORD ON THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET
Susan Crawford, media policy analyst and author of the book "Captive Audience", spoke in Chicago on the history and future of the internet.
As we approach the climax of David Graeber's Debt, The First 5000 Years, we begin a series of talks by Economics Professor Richard Wolff introducing Marxian class analysis.
This week is something of a continuation of episode #624, featuring the second part of economics professor Richard Wolff on Marxian class analysis, and we approach the end of David Graeber's Debt, The First 5000 Years. I hope it works as an aid to help to rethink what you think you know about economics and politics and to jettison any categories of thought which you find unhelpful.
This episode we note some similarities between the so called extreme 'left' and 'right' ends of the political spectrum - when the government claims the ability to unilaterally decide how to run things, the stated ideology often goes by the board anyway. Bryan Gould discusses the confidential 'trade agreement' TPP, noting that it is less about free trade and more about subduing national sovereignty to the multinational corporations who devised it. In our second hour, we continue with Richard Wolff's Marxian class analysis, looking specifically at the 1917 Russian revolution.
This week, two Marxist professors speak on the social impact of capitalism and especially in USA. First, Silvia Federici speaks on 'The Progressive Process of Desocialization', how capitalism breaks down communities and people's human relationships of care. Next it is the turn of Richard Wolff who applies his Marxian class analysis to the US household, noting that more and more adults are rejecting the traditional (feudal) model of domestic exploitation and either living alone or in more egalitarian patterns.
During his recent visit to San Francisco, where he presented a three part lecture series titled "After Capitalism," we had the opportunity to meet with John to talk a bit about the meaning of revolution and autonomous struggle today.