Rebuilding the Anti-War Movement - Why and How?, Segment 1

2 semaines 2 jours ago
Kevin Zeese spoke to a group of peace and justice activists organized by Chicago Area Peace Action. He was in town as part of a multi state tour to raise funds for the trial defense of the Embassy Protection Collective; a historic action by private citizens to defend International Law and the right of another nation to spend its wealth on housing, health and education for the majority of its citizens rather than allow it to be stolen by wealthy elites and foreign corporations; the real reason the CIA promotes coups abroad and at home. There is, he says, a growing movement, at all levels, to break from the idea of a national defense policy based on conflict, coercion and war to one of diplomacy, cooperation and peace. Kevin Zeese speaks of the campaigns that he is involved in to that end, and the work of Popular Resistance which, with his partner Dr.Margrett Flowers, is engaged in education and movement building around a national consensus. He speaks of how the much hyped "military parade" that Trump wanted was defeated. Social movements have eight stages according to the Bill Moyers model of social struggle. That the corporate media, in collusion with the wealthy elites that own it underplay the successes won is not surprising he says. Often activists are unable to see what they have achieved, yet the Moyer's model explains that moment as but a specific stage in the struggle towards victory . History has shown that a successful movement needs only 3% support from the population to win.
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Global Research News Hour: Month of Fury: Latin America Rises up Against Neoliberalism, Segment 1

2 semaines 2 jours ago
From the uprisings in Ecuador to the demonstrations in Chile to the elections in Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay, tis week's show probes the popular actions against austerity, privatization and other neoliberal policies across South America. Professor Michel Chossudovsky provides a historical context to last month's eruptions, including a recounting of his own recollections from having lived through the 70s era coups in Chile and Argentina. Next up, Pepe Escobar shares his understanding of the geopolitical dimensions of the current uprisings, and why he sees the recent Argentine election in particular as a political game changer. Finally, John Ahniwanika Schertow of Intercontinental Cry examines the role of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous struggle in the modern resistance against the neoliberal project.
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Taylor Report: Free Julian Assange, the Journalist Who Exposed the Empire's Crimes, Segment 1

2 semaines 2 jours ago
'And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,' or so it goes. But the rulers of the UK and USA would rather you not know the truth and not be free, so they have grabbed Julian Assange, of Wikileaks, from the Ecuadorean embassy, in London. They have begun a kangaroo court extradition process to deliver him permanently into a US prison, if not kill him. Meanwhile, paid phonies in the Western media are waxing on about heroic "whistleblowers," mostly cops of one kind or another who provide gossip for insider Washington. Free the real journalist, Julian Assange.