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Building Bridges: Part 2, South Africa in Crisis: Race and Class Struggle in South Africa , Segment 1

2 weeks ago
Part 2 of The South African Revolution Continues: First dismantling the Racialist State and Now Dismantling the Capitalist State that Fostered Apartheid featuring in this second of a two-part exclusive an expanded conversation with Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of SAFTU, the South African Federation of Trade Unions, and former General Secretary of COSATU, the Coalition of South African Trade Unions. The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is the voice of the workers in the struggle for a socialist society. It was formed by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, the largest union in South Africa, with more than 350,000 workers and numerous other unions, as an alternative to the Coalition of South African Trade Unions, which has capitulated to state capital, including defending the South African government's role in the Marikana massacre of 34 striking miners in August 2012. Cyril Ramaphosa who is currently the President of South Africa was a member of the Board of Lonmin plc, formerly the mining division of Lonrho plc, a British producer of platinum group metals operating in the Bushveld Complex of South Africa, which owns the Marikana mine. We asked SAFTU General Secretary Vavi about the history of the South African freedom struggle which overthrew apartheid, but left in place the capitalist economic system, which has continued the exploitation of the working class and fostered mass economic inequality, and whose corruption has been rife under each of the successors to Pres. Mandela. Vavi talks about these issues and how the now Ramaphosa administration new developments are reaching a crisis: mass unemployment; heightened inequality; and new proposals restricting the rights of unions; and proposals that would gut minimum wages. He also relates the upsurge amongst the masses, with youth in the forefront of the protests was led to the general strike in April.
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

Building Bridges: Part 2, South Africa in Crisis: Race and Class Struggle in South Africa , Segment 1

2 weeks ago
Part 2 of The South African Revolution Continues: First dismantling the Racialist State and Now Dismantling the Capitalist State that Fostered Apartheid featuring in this second of a two-part exclusive an expanded conversation with Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of SAFTU, the South African Federation of Trade Unions, and former General Secretary of COSATU, the Coalition of South African Trade Unions. The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is the voice of the workers in the struggle for a socialist society. It was formed by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, the largest union in South Africa, with more than 350,000 workers and numerous other unions, as an alternative to the Coalition of South African Trade Unions, which has capitulated to state capital, including defending the South African government's role in the Marikana massacre of 34 striking miners in August 2012. Cyril Ramaphosa who is currently the President of South Africa was a member of the Board of Lonmin plc, formerly the mining division of Lonrho plc, a British producer of platinum group metals operating in the Bushveld Complex of South Africa, which owns the Marikana mine. We asked SAFTU General Secretary Vavi about the history of the South African freedom struggle which overthrew apartheid, but left in place the capitalist economic system, which has continued the exploitation of the working class and fostered mass economic inequality, and whose corruption has been rife under each of the successors to Pres. Mandela. Vavi talks about these issues and how the now Ramaphosa administration new developments are reaching a crisis: mass unemployment; heightened inequality; and new proposals restricting the rights of unions; and proposals that would gut minimum wages. He also relates the upsurge amongst the masses, with youth in the forefront of the protests was led to the general strike in April.
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

Talk is Cheap: Women in Mideast with Jay Leno, Segment 1

2 weeks 1 day ago
WARNING: The Feminist Majority came out in favor of the Afghan war after this lecture. They mention Voice of America which is always suspect. What I remember about this event in Los Angeles in late 2000 is that they wanted to end the sanctions in Iraq. This is one of the reasons I know the Reichstag fire of 2001 was a Reichstag fire. We were winning. Iran Contra, Nevada Test Site, The battle in Seattle and groups like these were advocating an end to Corporatism and Militarism. My tape deck is too fast but you can still tell its Jay and Mavis Leno. I'm ordering a new tape deck as I'm uploading this.
Anonymous

Latin Waves : interviews author Arnold August , Segment 1

2 weeks 1 day ago
Arnold August has an M.A. in political science from McGill University, Montreal, where he resides. His books include Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion, Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond . An accomplished journalist, he contributes articles in English and Spanish to websites in the United States, Canada, Cuba, Latin America and Europe. Since 1997, he has spent extended periods in Cuba pursuing his intensive investigations. The Cuban revolution has sustained the assault of 5 decades of blockade to imports and trade with other countries. The Embargo though denounced by all members of the UN but two states the USA and Israel was sustained by US veto power. In 2014 president Obama signed an agreement with President Raul Castro to end the punishing embargo in this interview Arnold August speaks to Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson on the future of the Obama shift in US policy towards Cuba, under the rule of President Donald Trump.
latinwaves@gmail.com

New World Notes: #536 -- Jean Shepherd: Elephant Feet, Segment 1

2 weeks 2 days ago
All new episode!--most of which is 56 years old. The third in our series of classic monologues by the great radio humorist / satirist / storyteller Jean Shepherd. Shepherd pokes fun at American life--including our crazy junk, our unrealistic "realistic" TV shows; our love of doing things just to see if they can be done; the rationalizations we concoct to justify space flights and war; and our favorite rhetorical question, "Who's covering up?" Condensed by--and with a brief introduction by--KD.
Kenneth Dowst

New World Notes: #536 -- Jean Shepherd: Elephant Feet, Segment 1

2 weeks 2 days ago
All new episode!--most of which is 56 years old. The third in our series of classic monologues by the great radio humorist / satirist / storyteller Jean Shepherd. Shepherd pokes fun at American life--including our crazy junk, our unrealistic "realistic" TV shows; our love of doing things just to see if they can be done; the rationalizations we concoct to justify space flights and war; and our favorite rhetorical question, "Who's covering up?" Condensed by--and with a brief introduction by--KD.
Kenneth Dowst
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