This week, a successor show to episode 664, using 3 documentary films to trace a bigger picture carefully avoided by commercially-controlled media. Firstly, "Secrets Of The 7 Sisters" which retells the recent history of the Middle East focusing on its oil reserves. Secondly, we hear "Taken For A Ride", a 1996 documentary on how the logic of capitalism dictated the destruction of cheap mass transit in the US, in favor of a more resource intensive method:- the automobile. We conclude with the end of The Hidden Life of Garbage on the effect of petrochemical waste on the environment.
A cheerier show this week than last week's look at the issue of violence. A range of voices, old and new inform us of successful local initiatives to reconnect with the land and rebuild community in their neighborhood.
An interview with Ellen Gruber Garvey, author of Writing With Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance. Audio 23:08
Kate Raphael talks with Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda about background to the upcoming Honduran elections and the woman who stands to make history as the country's first president from outside the two major parties. Audio 30:12
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After the last show on Chris Hedges, this week we hear a discussion about his controversial 2012 Truthdig article in which referred to "Black Bloc anarchists" as "the cancer of the Occupy movement". He debates with Crimethinc on just how violent is it acceptable (or advisable) to be. Along the way we discuss the purpose of occupy and who defines what violence is anyway?
Interview with CNTE Teachers Aug.2013
Interview with Classroom Struggle
On Sunday, October 6, a rally was held to protest Monsanto's GMO corn at 24th and Mission in San Francisco, as a part of local actions leading up to a worldwide March against Monsanto on October 12. Monsanto's GMO corn has taken over the corn market in the U.S. and proliferating in many other countries. In Mexico, GMO corn is threatening about 5 native strains of corn and putting subsistence farmers out of business. The rally was bilingual Spanish and English. Hear a native American speaker; the English part of a speech from a Latino speaker; and a speaker from Occupy Monsanto. (14 minutes)
Bay Area food activists held a rally and march across the Golden Gate Bridge to spotlight Monsanto. The action was part of a worldwide event, with actions in cities across the world. Hear numerous activists at the rally in front of the bridge preceding the march. (18 minutes)
Full Audio plus individual segments from the October 6, 2013 broadcast of Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay on Berkeley Liberation Radio, 104.1 FM, livestream at Berkeley Liberation Radio
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* PRESENTATION ON "OUR DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: THE RISE OF THE TOTAL SURVEILLANCE STATE AND THE WAR ON A FREE PRESS"
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The U.S. has sanctioned Rwanda for supporting the M23 militia which recruits child soldiers in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which could mean the end of U.S. military aid to its longtime military partner. M23's chain of command is headed by Rwandan Defense Minister James Kabarebe in Rwanda's capital Kigali, though Kabarebe frequently crosses the Rwanda/Congo border to meet with M23. Many Rwandans and Congolese welcomed the U.S. sanctions as a first step, but noted that there has been abundant evidence of Rwanda's cross border war of aggression in Congo for many years.
What to do amidst a vast apparatus designed, as Graeber wrote in episode 624, to "perpetuate hopelessness"? Chris Hedges recommends a path of courageous and unflinching non-violent resistance to the US plutocrats. We hear a 90 minute interview from earlier this week, interspersed with half of a classic Hedges speech, "War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning".