The bid for Palestinian statehood is popular among the people of Palestine and the people of Israel. It is not popular in the Israeli political class, the U.S. corporate media, nor the White House. For different reasons, it's also not popular among many Palestinian and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists.
First we had Danny Kofke on the phone, Danny is a Teacher & the Author of the book "How to Survive (and perhaps thrive) On a Teacher's Salary"... We talked about the ongoing letdown in the education system. Also, with the current economic climate, we talked about ways to save money, and stretch your paycheck further. Then we talked about the Election 2010, and all the aftermath that has come of it. We played a YouTube recording of my little car accident that I was in. We played a song called If I Trust You by Sabby....
Steven Watt, ACLU, reports on Spains attempt to get arrest warrants against the 13 CIA agents involved in the extraordinary renditioning of Khalid el-Masri; Jennifer Turner, ACLU, on the military tribunal against Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr and the banning of 4 reporters from the tribunal; Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and World Can't Wait activist, on the World Can't Wait ad "Crimes are Crimes No Matter Who Does Them"; Rick Jacobs, Courage Campaign, on the launching of a campaign to bust through the blanket of censorship on top of the courtroom battle against California's anti-gay ma
We discuss some 'dear colleague' letters (dealing with Gaza) being circulated by US Representatives, we talk about the surge in Afghanistan, and upcoming Haitian elections. Note: Bob will be in Palestine from Dec 27, so we plan to bring coverage from there during his trip.
Shorter show than usual, weighing in at just over 22 minutes. Hope it might still be of use to some of you. Also - if you do make use of it, I'd appreciate being told (though notice isn't required for non-commercial broadcast use).
Weekly radio show from WRFU-LP, Urbana, IL. This edition was recorded the morning of 27 November, using Skype, and edited for broadcast that evening.
We started with a detailed discussion of the state of the agreement between the "Iraq security agreement" between the USA and Iraq. We move on to discussion of calls for diplomacy with Iran. We progress to examine Obama's appointments, so far, dealing with foreign policy and economics.
The original audio contains some digital artifacts at points, due to being recorded on Skype, but is suitable for broadcast.
This week the focus of our show was the DNC, with Bob reporting live from Denver. However, we managed to fit in reports from Gaza and a world news bulletin, before connecting up with Bob.