Taylor-Report.com - September 2004

September 2004

September 27th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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Featured Guest(s):
Dr. Uri Davis, Dr. David Hoile,

Phil interviews Dr. Uri Davis, author of the book Apartheid Israel: Possibilities for the Struggle Within. Dr. Davis describes himself as a Palestinian Jew. He states that Israeli laws reserving 93% of its land for Jews mean that Israel is the only apartheid state in the current UN, and deserves to be singled out for sanctions and boycotts to enforce compliance with international law. His current speaking tour in Canada is focusing on the Jewish National Fund of Canada which, in the guise of a charitable institution, has financed Canada Park. This park is entirely on illegally-occupied territory. Three Arab villages were razed to create the park and their inhabitants expelled and turned into refugees. Dr. Davis urges that charitable status should not be accorded to a Fund that finances what is in fact a crime versus humanity.

Phil also interviews Dr. David Hoile, Director of the European Sudanese Public Affairs Council. Dr. Hoile speaks from Khartoum about the current situation in Darfur, and the campaign by the US to put impossible demands on the government of Sudan to prepare the way for intervention.


September 13th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
John Laughland, Norman Otis Richmond,

John Laughland of the Guardian talks to Phil about Sudan and the trial of Slobodan Milosevic.

Norman Otis Richmond talks to Phil about the 11th Annual Guelph Jazz Festival and symposia by Amiri Baraka and Archie Shep.

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Featured Guest(s):
Keith Harmon Snow, Phil Conlon,

Phil talks to Keith Harmon Snow, a researcher for Survivors' Rights International, about the situation in the Great Lakes region of Africa, particularly the Democratic Republic of Congo. Snow points out that five million people have been killed in the Congo in the last five or six years, but it's off the media's agenda. Powerful interests are pilfering the resources of the country, chiefly diamonds and coltan, and mercenaries and proxy armies are enforcing the theft. Snow pointed out that the US supported the invasion of the Congo in 1996, and Rwanda and Uganda supplied the two big proxy armies that acted on their behalf. Snow also talked about related issues of mercenaries linked to Heritage Oil and Gas and Margaret Thatcher's son, and events in Darfur.

Phil talks to Phil Conlon about Labour Day, and the Canadian Labour Congress' Report Card for Canada. The CLC gave low marks to the government of Canada for perpetuating a system in which one in ten full-time workers live in poverty, and only one unemployed worker in three qualifies for unemployment insurance. The figure a few years ago was 75%, before the reforms introduced by then Finance Minister Paul Martin.


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