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June 29th, 2015: - Listen | Download

Mahdi Nazemroaya on Wikileaks Saudi cables.

Featured Guest(s):
Mahdi Nazemroaya

Petro-dollar bribery, smear campaigns, purchasing journalists and media outlets - it's all part and parcel of daily Saudi "diplomacy."

Investigative journalist Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya trawls through the Wikileaks cables and the staggering (but entirely unsurprising) revelations within.

They confirm what we already know: Saudis are destabilizing Iraq, highly active in Syria, and bribing their way into legitimacy worldwide.

Saudi Arabia pours so much money into Western journalism that there must be a reluctance to disrupt this cash flow by printing stories critical of the Gulf monarchy.

Nazemroaya also discusses Saudi horse trading with countries such as Australia and Russia.

But who released the cables? Was the Yemen Cyber Army capable or interested in doing so? Why so few releases about Syria?





June 22nd, 2015: - Listen | Download

A defiant and Besieged City.

Featured Guest(s):
Joshua Tartakovsky

Phil speaks with Joshua Tartakovsky, an independent journalist and filmmaker, originally from Jerusalem, graduate of Brown University with a BA in International Relations and a MSc from the London School of Economics. Previously, Mr. Tartakovsky has worked or interned in Bosnia, UK, Brazil, Germany.

Joshua Tartakovsky discusses the reality of the Western siege against the people of Ukraine, especially in the independent Donetsk, which he visited via a trip organized by Europa Objektiv, a Russian-German NGO.

Tartakovsky's great grandparents died in the 1941 massacre at Babi Yar - largest single massacre during WWII, killing at least 30,000 Jews, who were accused of being Bolsheviks. Also murdered were Russians and Polish.

Tartakovsky points to double problem: (1) Mainstream media does not report the shelling that is happening in violations of the Minsk agreement and (2) EU and US are largely supporting a regime in Kiev that is killing its own citizens. It is a collective punishment that also cuts off medical services, pensions, and access to banks.

Tartakovsky lists the three major demands of the Donetsk People: (1) Justice for the People (2) Cultural rights, esp. allowing Russians to speak Russian (3) Removal of the current regime in Kiev

Tartakovsky fears that the escalating hatred resulting from atrocities and the difficult economic times will lead to war, extremism and incitement.

Washington has been using very irresponsible methods and supports the most extreme elements in Ukrainian politics, especially since February of 2014, the Maidan Massacre. DC has to stop supporting and inflaming situation by trying to sabotage Minsk 2. Washington is seeking to have a much wider conflict, probably because of financial, strategic and other interests.


Taylor Report "Bulletin Board":


1. Rwandan Spy chief Karenzi Karake was arrested in London on a warrant issued by Spain, who accuses Karake of war crimes. The two Phils discuss the many priests and nuns who were murdered since the invasion in the 1990, including a Canadian priest.

2. Intriguing historical truth: Connecting the history of slavery, the civil war and recent shooting at historical church in Charleston, South Carolina. Phil traces the White Supremacist ideology back to Thomas Jefferson, who was committed to slavery, and to Jefferson Davis, who waged a treacherous war against those who voted for a "Black President" (Abraham Lincoln). Then came Reconstruction to enforce the rights of ALL Americans, followed by the White supremacist, both South and North, deconstruction of Reconstruction. Some Canadians reflected the racism in the US and welcomed Jefferson Davis with cheers and singing Dixie. Phil praises the Russians for being the one true friend to the Americans back in 1863 when they put their ships in the NYC Harbor and San Francisco harbor to prevent the British and the French from closing those harbors. Phil gives a history lesson that explains the same thinking that incites the white supremacists today and is expressed in the South Carolina church shootings. We ALL need to hear Phil's connecting the historical dots, which cannot justifiably be limited to a summary. Statement (paraphrased) by Phil: You can't falsify history and then say we want reconciliation. You have to say those who control the past, control the future, and they have been controlling the past with a great myth that justifies White supremacist thinking.

3. Phil Conlon updates the Freedom Flotilla 3 humanitarian venture and talks about a Quebec retired postal worker, Christian Martel, joining the flotilla.

Links:
Canada Boat to Gaza
Gaza's Ark Building Hope





June 15th, 2015: - Listen | Download

Ted Schmidt and Claude Lacaille: Seeing Life from the Role of the Oppressed. Challenges to Rwandan Foreign Refugees' Integration in Zambia.

Featured Guest(s):
Ted Schmidt, Bishop John Osmers

Ted Schmidt discusses Claude Lacaille's recently released book, Rebel Priest in the Time of Tyrants, Mission to Haiti, Ecuador and Chile and asserts that Lacaille brings back into focus the importance of seeing life from the role of the oppressed people and that deserting Vatican II was a betrayal of a moral mission to serve the masses, especially the oppressed.

Schmidt praises Pope Francis, who declared El Salvadoran Archbishop Romero a martyr and who is turning back to the Vactican II mandates based on discussion, inclusion, justice for humanity.

What were the major flaws of Pope John Paul II and Pope Ratzinger? Listen to the show for Schmidt's lucid analysis.



Phil Taylor and Phil Conlon track the third flotilla to Gaza mission in progress.

Phil Taylor comments on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta (June 15, 1215), in which the barons demanded certain rights (legal, political, financial, religious) and which inspired the masses to fight a long unending struggle for the same rights.

Taylor decries how we have lost respect for Habeas Corpus (bringing the body to court to hear charges and to be heard) and emphasizes that the fight for human rights is not a linear process (chapter by chapter) but that we have to continually fight to renew lost rights.


Bishop John Osmers testifies to the plight of the Rwandans who have lost their refugee status in Zambia and on whom Rwandan President Kagame is trying to force repatriation.

Osmers and Phil Taylor discuss why the Rwandan refugees in Zambia lost their refugee status in Zambia June of 2013, Rwanda's offer for repatriation of these ex-refugees, why the Rwandans in Zambia are afriad to repatriate (obvious fear of Kagame's retaliatory brutal regime), the recent meetings between the Rwanda government, the Zambian government and the UN High Commission on Refugees.

The clincher is: Removal of the former refugee status not only creates stiff limitations on freedom of movement in Zambia but it also disqualifies the Rwandans for UNHCR support for services such as health and education needs and consideration for resettlement programs.

Links:
www.facebook.com/pages/Bob-Lovelace-Decolonization-Blog/222117117808310
www.gazaark.org/





June 8th, 2015: - Listen | Download

Burundi's Current Turmoil: A Constitutional Crisis, or Complex Political and Economic Issues? Jacques Parizeau: Brilliant Economist Who Left His Economic Mark on the Whole Quiet Revolution in the 1960s.

Featured Guest(s):
Charles KM Kambanda, Robin Philpot

Our featured guest is Charles KM Kambanda, Rwandan researcher, human rights defender and attorney and counsel at law in New York. Mr. Kambanda, who was born to a Rwandan refugee family in Uganda and now writes about international law talks to Phil Taylor about the hidden political agenda against Burundi's popular President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Issues discussed are:
(1) The Burundi Constitution trumping the defacto Arusha Agreement re electoral politics

(2) The Western powers, including the ICC, double standard in condemning popular Burundi President Nkurmziza while supporting regional puppet despots such as Rwandan President Kagame and Ugandan President Museveni

(3) The opposition "demonstrators" in Burundi that are in reality rioters, many being children --who burn humans to death, burn public and private property and are armed -- and the Burundi government's legal and moral responsibility to stop these riots

(4) The fake and western supported private radio stations in Burundi who run false and warmongering propaganda against the popular government. These lies are broadcasted in Rwanda.

(5) The ICC threatening intervention in Burundi which is a crime of inciting riots

(6) Kagame wanting to dominate Burundi and use it as an entrance and exit point for the Congo (DRC) natural resources.



Robin Philpot discusses the recently released English translation of Jacques Parizeau's last book, which Philpot defines as a political testimony. Philpot emphasizes that Parizeau never wavered: He was a militant person who refused his bourgeois background and advantages in order to be a professor and in politics, because he knew that was the only way to really accomplish things in the long run.

Philpot explains how an why Parizeau became a sovereignist in 1969 (age 39). Parizeau was putting together his papers and came to realize that the only way Quebec can insure its economic development and proper distribution of wealth was to become independent.

Parizeau was dragged over the coals for stating that the anti-referendum victory was a slim victory with a lot of dirty tricks. He felt Canada had a colonial attitude toward Quebec's electoral laws.




May 4th, 2015: - Listen | Download

Victory Day 70: Celebrating the defeat of Fascism

Featured Guest(s):
Svetlana Thomas

Our featured guest is Svetlana Thomas, member of the Russian Congress Canada and Victory Day 70 remembrance of Russia's defeat of Germany WWII.

Ms. Thomas explains how the current war in Ukraine brought together the Russian-Canadians who immigrated from many countries to form the Russian Congress of Canada, which has spread from Toronto to all of Canada.

Thomas emphasizes Canada cannot be indifferent to what is going on in Ukraine now, nor Canada's role in the war. Passing on education, culture and tradition to the younger generations is necessary --they must never forget the "immortal regiment" who took down Nazi fascism.

The more culture that diverse groups bring to Canada, the more all benefit.

Links:
russiancongresscanada.org
www.victoryday70.com




March 30th, 2015: - Listen | Download

Key points of a Bashar Assad interview. The Saudi-US Connection Against Yemen.

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans, Zafar Bangash

Stephen Gowans discusses the compelling points Assad makes regarding the US/Western governments' need for puppet/client states, which prohibits any partner relationship. Gowans and Phil Taylor also discuss the attacks against Yemen and why the attacks violate international law and the human rights of the Yemeni, especially the Houthi.

Zafar Bangash explains the history of Yemen's presidents, their connection to the US/Western power agenda, and the current crisis in Yemen. Saudi Arabia is in violation of the Security Council decision rejecting the Saudi resolution for military force against Yemen. This is a violation of international law, so why is the Saudi regime not being sanctioned?




March 23rd, 2015: - Listen | Download

Rwandans must be secure in their right to oppose Kagame. When a Dream Becomes a Nightmare: The Story of Rwandan Canadian David Himbara. The Gaza Flotilla is a campaign for freedom.

Featured Guest(s):
David Himbara, John Honderich, David Heap

Dr. David Himbara is the former principal secretary to Rwandan President Paul Kagame. He describes how as an economic advisor, Mr. Himbara found that he was expected to falsify the true state of Rwanda’s economy. In the political realm he witnessed the violent removal of leading government members who differed with President Kagame. He left Rwanda for his own security but found that Rwandans abroad are not safe from a pursuing and punishing regime.

John Honderich, Chairman Torstar Board / Toronto Star, traces the role Rwandan-Canadian Dr. David Himbara played in the Kagame Regime. Honderich met Himbara during his four trips to Rwanda under the Rwanda Initiative Program geared to improve the level of journalism in the country. Over the years, Mr. Honderich observed the problems experienced by those who differed with the leadership, and believes Himbara was fortunate to leave when he did. Honderich hopes that attention to the Himbara case will help bring security to the Rwandan diaspora, which has experienced intimidation from the regime.


David Heap recalls his father Dan Heap marched with M.L. King at Selma and Dan and his wife Alice Heap taught the need for persistent struggle to succeed. Gazaark.org will follow this practice in the forthcoming Freedom Flotilla which will challenge Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza.

Links:
www.gazaark.org




March 16th, 2015: - Listen | Download

US Creates and Uses Terrorist Groups To Create Mayhem. Victoire Ingabiere Kept in the Dark for Lighting the Path to Democracy. Canadian Forces in Iraq: The Fog of War and the Fog of Journalism?

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Ann Garrison, Scott Taylor

Zafar Bangash explains how the US created the Sunni militia, which became Al Qaeda and then ISIS in Iraq. Bangash points out that both the Shia and Sunni want to get rid of the barbaric ISIS, and they are moving forward in a careful and methodical manner (to avoid landmines and snipers). Once Tikrit is liberated then the destination is Mosul. There are no Europeans nor Americans telling them how to fight.


Ann Garrison gives the latest status of Rwandan five-year political prisoner Victoire Ingabiere, whose eyesight has been damaged due to being keep in dark, black cell.

Ingabiere's "crime" was attempting to run for president of Rwanda and establish a real democracy. She was arrested and falsely charged with crimes related to terrorism, speech crimes related to genocide, as are many of those who attempt to support her in Rwanda and/or who question the Kagame regime.

Garrison also comments on the lunacy of Canadian public safety minister for invoking the Holocaust in an attempt to defend Canadian "anti-terrorism" Bill C-51, which would give the government extraordinary powers to target and jail Canadian peaceful activists.


Our guest, Scott Taylor is an Iraq Veteran captured and threatened with beheading during one of his over 20 tours of Iraq, he is also editor of respected military journal, Esprit de Corps. Scott Taylor talks about the tragic death of a Canadian special forces soldier and the wounding of three more Canadians in Iraq, Northern Kurd area. Question is: Why were the Canadian Special Forces engaging in combat when their mandate was only to train Iraqi troops fighting ISIS.

Scott Taylor explains the complexities of the various tribes and religious groups in Iraq, especially in the Kurdistan northern area, and demands that the Canadian government establishes a clear objective before extending a mission that puts more Canadian soldiers in harm's way.

Links:
www.crescent-online.net
www.anngarrison.com
www.espritdecorps.ca




March 9th, 2015: - Listen | Download

The Great Thaw: Cuba-American Relations. Commentary on Venezuela, Zahaf-Bibeau video, Canada's special-ops in Iraq.

Featured Guest(s):
Keith Bolender

Keith Bolender, author and journalist, recently returned from Cuba and says there are many hurdles yet before "normalization", and Cuba will likely develop a new socialism for the 21st Century.


Phil Taylor Commentary: South American countries oppose US attempts to undermine Venezuela; there should be a demand for the full video of Zahaf-Bibeau; what is the real mission of Canada’s special-ops team?




March 2nd, 2015: - Listen | Download

What Canada knew about Libya. A Salute to the Equality of the Human Race. Ramsey Clark Reports on Recent Trip to Damascus and the US Directed Terrorism Across the Region.

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans, John Carlos, Ramsey Clark

Gowans refers to an article by David Pugliese who obtained Canadian intelligence documents about Libya. In 2011, Canadian intelligence services understood that Libya's opposition was dominated by fundamentalists and extremists, and that intervention would likely create chaos. The Canadian government chose to create chaos.

Learn the story of how Canada became "Al Qaeda's air force," as Gowans traces Canada's contribution to Libya's destruction. NATO hopes that Libya will serve as a 'lesson' for Syria: do what we say, or we'll keep the Al-Qaeda spigot turned on.


At the 1968 Olympic award ceremony, John Carlos and Tommie Smith each held up a fist with a black glove to indicate America's epic struggle against racism. They were supported by Peter Norman, a white Australian advocate for global human rights who won the silver medal and who heroically wore the Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR) badge during the award ceremony.

Carlos said that they were ready to give society a shock treatment. It was not just the moment of the the time, but the MOVEMENT of the time. It was an Olympic Project for human rights. It was a step for freedom for the generations to come.


Ramsey Clark is the Founder of the International Action Center (IAC), former US Attorney General, political analyst and human rights advocate. In his most recent visit to Damascus, Ramsey Clark found conditions there almost normal, despite fighting in the countryside, and was impressed that Syria maintains a stable government.

The struggle against violent intrusion from outside the country has a long way to go. Clark explains that the US-dominated West’s goal in the region is to weaken countries to the degree they can no longer govern themselves, and the people are left with the primitive struggle for survival, as happened with Libya and Iraq.

Links:
www.iacenter.org




February 23rd, 2015: - Listen | Download

The murder of Patrick Karegeya haunts the Kagame regime. Roger Auque, mainstream reporter, spy for Mossad and CIA

Featured Guest(s):
Portia Karegeya, Robin Philpot

Portia Karegeya remembers her father, an RPF leader who broke with Rwanda's repressive system. Portia explains the political circumstances that slow the search for justice, but she is confident that the killers will be brought to justice and that the Kagame gang will be removed. A South African court has convicted Rwandan agents in the attempted murder of Gen. Nyamwasa, a sign of hopeful change in Africa.


In posthumous memoir Auque wrote candidly about his work for Israeli and American intelligence, saying he needed the money to maintain his lifestyle. Robin Philpot points out that none of the media outlets (CBC, LaPresse, e.g.) have felt the need to comment. He had used their credentials to acquire information for various intelligence agencies. "If they say nothing, why should they ever be trusted?"




February 9th, 2015: - Listen | Download

Paul Rusesabagina's indictment of Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame. Commemorating Black History Month: Nina Simone, Musician and Civil Rights Activist Extraordinaire

Featured Guest(s):
Paul Rusesabagina

Paul Rusesabagina, the humanitarian Rwandan hotel manager who hid and protected 1,268 Hutu and Tutsi refugees during the Rwandan Genocide in April 7 - mid-July of 1994, author of An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography

Paul Ruseabagina describes Rwanda's President Kagame as a brutal dictator who has created human rights abuses all over the country. He does not want to lose his presidential immunity and face international indictments against him, nor does he want to face a new president -- which might be why Kagame has indicated he might violate the Rwanda Constitution and run for another term (another fake election).

Ruseabagina emphatically states the the economic miracle performance picture that Kagame paints is false.

Kagame has total impunity to lie, forge more wars in the Congo, assassinate both former friends and foes who fled to other countries, imprison thousands, including Victoire Ingabire who has the courage to return to Rwanda in 2010 and run for president.


In commemoration of Black History Month, Phil Taylor plays Nina Simone's Mississippi Goddamn, an inspiring song Nina wrote in response to the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers and the Birmingham church bombing that killed four young African-American girls.

Phil Taylor gives an interesting background of Simone--from her birth in February of 1933, to her parents discovery of her talent, to her first recital where she refused to perform if her parents were removed from the front row, to her studies at Julliard to her participation in the civil rights movement which she considered an historical "watershed" moment and to her death in 2003.

Taylor turns to the new film Selma and contrasts the political and humanitarian significance of Selma to the political anti-humanitarian film The American Sniper, about the life of real life sniper Chris Kyle.

Taylor points out that MLK was martyered by a sniper who deprived humanity of a great leader, while Chris Kyle was an American sniper in Iraq who deprived humanity of their civil liberties, human rights, culture and life. MLK represented life and hope.




February 2nd, 2015: - Listen | Download

Saudi Oil and US hypocrisy. Yemen rebellion challenges US-Saudi power.

Featured Guest(s):
Sara Flounders, Zafar Bangash

Flounders explains: The entire political brass of the US and of other countries going to Saudi Arabia to show "respect" for the deceased King Abdullah and to meet with the new King Salman shows there will be NO change in the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia nor with the parasitic relationship with the population as a whole.

Flounders connects the royal Saudi family to the US policy since WWII. The Saudi family completely owns the oil and the people, who have no human rights, can be flogged, stoned, tortured to death and beheaded for simply making a comment on a blog.

Saudi oil money is held in the Western banks, esp. the US banks. The money is held in the Saudi name, but if there were an upheaval, the money would remain in the US banks. So, who needs whom the most?

The Saudi family funds reactionary forces to insure plausible denial for the US involvement (such as Saudi funding contras in Nicaragua under the Reagan regime.)


Zafar Bangash and Phil Taylor discuss (1) the current events in the Mid-East, especially in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq and Syria (2) the manipulation of the oil price and (3) the recent exchange of fire between Israel and Hezbollah.

Saudi Arabia: In addition to the political brass, all the weapons manufacturers were in Saudi Arabia to attend the funeral of Saudi monarch Abdullah and to greet the new Monarch, King Salman. They want to make sure the Saudi will continue to buy their weapons.

Bangash puts it all together: The Saudis are terrified. They just lost their king and there is a lot of turmoil inside the kingdom due to the Saudi repression. There are 40,000 political prisoners in Saudi Arabia, who are fighting back with their lives for freedoms for the People. The ruling family needs the assurances of the US and other imperialist countries.

Yemen: Bangash provices the history of Yemen and the forced resignations of Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and other officials. He notes the "reform" (Wahhabi based) party, Ansarullah, did NOT go on a rampage and kill, much to the consternation of Saudi Arabia.

Bangash and Phil Taylor discuss manipulation price of oil by the US (and allies). It is a game to show who can do without the longest. Goal is for Americans is to take down Russia and Iran's economy.

Head chopping liver eating "moderates" are supported by Saudi Arabia, Jordon, Kuwait, UAE and Turkey, all buying weapons from the US. This is a sophisticated and expensive operation that defies ISIS statements that they are funding themselves.

Links:
Saudi Oil and US Hypocrisy
www.crescent-online.net




January 25th, 2015 : mp3 file not currently online

Why Syria's Assad is a persona nongrata in the West while Egypt's Sisi gets $1.3 billion in U.S. military aid annually.

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans

Political analyst Stephen Gowans discusses his recent article, "Puppets vs. antipuppets: Why Syria's Assad is a persona nongrata in the West while Egypt's Sisi gets $1.3 billion in U.S. military aid annually."

Gowans starts off describing the the American Sniper film as dreadful -- the politics that played out were reprehensible. They drove home the reality that it is the Chris Kyle type who are the terrorists, not the people who are defending their country from attacks.

A common definition of terrorism is that it is the unlawful use of violence for political ends, and thus indicts Sisi of Egypt, the U.S., Turkey and the Gulf Monarchies, which are arming terrorists to fight Syria.

The end game is: Those rulers who serve the moneyed interest are labeled as friends of the West and are not attacked, while those rulers who serve their own country are labeled as enemies and terrorists who must be taken out any which way.

Links:
Why Syria's Assad is a persona nongrata...




January 12th, 2015: - Listen | Download

Free Speech? Let us not kid ourselves. Norman Otis Richmond suggests that we see Selma, but that we view it critically.

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond

The two Phils and veteran lawyer David Jacobs discuss the irony, hypocrisy, reality, and the falsities of the "freedom of speech" (FOS) debate regarding the attack against Charlie Hebdo group.

Norman Otis Richmond makes it clear that there a lot of inaccuracies in this Hollywood film, though he says people should definitely see it, and then follow-up with revolutionary book by writers such as Kwame Taraine, Harry Belefonte and Jim Forman's book, The Makings of Black Revolutionaries.




December 1st, 2014: - Listen | Download

Anti-austerity protestors resist. Willy-Nilly from Iraq into Syria. A Child's Country Christmas in the 1950s through the eyes of a 9 Year Old.

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot, David Jacobs, Larry Krotz

The Toronto Star did not report that 200,000 people took to the streets in Montreal and Quebec City Saturday Nov. 29, but the Latin American network Telesur reported the union-led demonstrations to the world.

Just as they fought Charest's tuition hikes in 2012, Quebecers are showing backbone in resisting the cuts to the province's social fabric, cuts that are committed by the modern-day Scrooges who seek to ravage popular wealth in the country.

Justin Trudeau better watch out, because the Liberals are unable to make good on their campaign promises, instead offering only cuts and misery to the voting public.

The Quebec Liberal government’s plan for $4 billion in cuts to social programs has united the people into resistance.


The Canadian government has indicated it is looking for legal opinions on bombing Syria. International Human Rights Lawyer David Jacobs says that they can look no further: the UN Charter clearly states that war is permissible only in self defence, or under the authority of the UN Security Council.

There is no Security Council resolution allowing Canada to bomb in Syria, and no need for self-defense. Bombing inside Syria is an act of war, just as would be the bombing of a Canadian province by a foreign power.

Syria could defeat ISIS on its own, if it's sovereignty was respected. Instead, NATO members and friends continue to pour arms and terrorists across Syrian borders.


Larry Krotz reads from his latest book, A Child's Country Christmas. He selects the magical annual Christmas concert presented at his one-room school in SW Ontario in the late 1950s, when he was 9 years old.

After the reading, Krotz laments that now the one-room school house is property for someone in the city to use on weekends and holidays. What was a "fully packaged culture" for a 9 year old in the late 1950s has been lost. The farmers struggle working on the farm and in the city. Building community has turned into searching for bargains at the nearest Wal-Mart. The only push-back is the holistic and organic farm movement.


Links:
200,000 in Montreal and Quebec March Against Austerity‏ (Telesur)
Statement on the Illegality of Canadian Bombing in Syria
www.larrykrotz.ca




November 24th, 2014: - Listen | Download

The Myth of the Akazu Genocide Conspiracy and Its Consequences

Featured Guest(s):
Barry Collins

Collins dispels some of the myths about Habyarimana and his government that were fabricated by the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and the Western powers to demonize and bring down the Habyarima government, and to make way for the US supported RPF.

A major myth is the "Akaza" (little house), which deceptively paints a picture of Habyarimana's wife, family, and inner circle as "extremist Hutu" upset with concessions Habyarimana made during the Arusha Accords and planning a "genocide" against the Tutsi.

Another myth: Habyarimana denied the Tutsi refugees from the 1970s war to return to Rwanda.

Collins shows how international justice morphed into international politics when the prosecution at the ICTR refused to honor the evidence showing the RPF shot down the plane carrying both President Habyarimana and Burundi President Ntaryamira.

Collins points to the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and other HR organizations playing the hand of the imperialists in setting up the situations and polices that handed Paul Kagame impunity.




November 10th, 2014: - Listen | Download

An Apology to General Proctor.

Featured Guest(s):
Phil Conlon

The Cult of Brock was established in Canada by the Tories in order to build the idea of a British identity. Part of this historical revisionism involved the demonization of General Proctor. Phil explains how Canadian history suppresses the story of how Proctor tried to maintain the Crown's alliance with local First Nations peoples. He was retroactively pilloried by his own masters for following the spirit of these orders.




November 3rd, 2014 : mp3 file not currently online

The Beautiful West & The Beloved of God. The Real Story of the Cuban Five: An Incredible Story of Injustice.

Featured Guest(s):
Ken Stone, Stephen Kimber

Ken Stone of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War discusses the new book by Michael Springate, "The Beautiful West and the Beloved of God." The book takes place in 2008 in the wake of Bush's "war against terror," and brings together three varied characters --family of Arab Muslim immigrant, well to do Jewish couple, female atheist protagonist.

The themes of the book are Islamophobia and Canadian security certificate, where non-citizens are arrested and jailed without any disclosure/evidence."


Phil Taylor interviews Stephen Kimber, author of the REAL LIFE suspense thriller, What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five. Kimber is a professor of journalism at the University of King's College in Halifax and an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster.

Kimber gives the pros and cons of the recent New York Times editorial, "A Prisoner Swap with Cuba."

Links:
A Prisoner Swap With Cuba (NY Times Editorial)




October 27th, 2014: - Listen | Download

America's Taste in "Moderates".

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans

Gowans clarifies that ISIS ideology is the same as the Saudi Wahhabi extremism, that these Arab terrorist groups are part of Al Qaeda and that the only thing that matters is meshing with the Western foreign policy objectives.

Based on a recent New York Times article by Eirc Lichtblau, Gowans reveals how the CIA and FBI payrolled at least a thousand "moderate" Nazis spies and informants during the Cold War the same way that the US now payrolls "murder for hire fanatical religious Saudi terrorists" and labels them as "moderates."

Links:
Washington's Moderates.




October 20th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Taylor Report Fundraiser

Featured Guest(s):
Phil Conlon

Phil Taylor and Phil Conlon refer to an interesting collage of guests, issues and movements that highlight the focus of their progressive (going to the root) programs geared towards making the listeners think, analyze and connect to local, national and global events.

What is happening in the world IS happening on the Taylor Report.




October 13th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Using ISIL as a Cover to Attack Syrian State. Justice Belied: The Unbalanced Scales of International Criminal Justice

Featured Guest(s):
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, David Jacobs

US/allies' terrorism represents a continuity of imperialist government's hypocritical policies and practices. Bombing infrastructure to economically impair a country, bombing civilian homes to destroy dissent and unity. All this, while claiming humanitarian intervention.

ISIL is the cover to attack Syria. Ultimate target is Iran.


Phil Taylor and David Jacobs, both contributors to the new book, "Justice Belied: The Unbalanced Scales of International Criminal Justice", discuss the late Professor Michael Mandel’s thesis that the peace-promoting international law regime under the United Nations Charter has been undermined by the international criminal law movement.

Michael Mandel, law professor and Renaissance man, wrote pioneering analyses concluding that the international criminal law movement did more to promote war than it did to promote peace and justice. The movement negated the UN Charter’s pledge to end the scourge of war.

The International Criminal Court and the ad hoc international criminal tribunals end up justifying war by criminalizing the losers or regimes out of favour with the West.

Links:
The March to War: Fighting ISIL is a Smokescreen for US Mobilization against Syria, Iran
www.barakabooks.com/catalogue/justice-belied/




October 6th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Ferguson flash mob at symphony. BBC Documentary: Selective impunity does NOT yield justice nor the grounds for reconciliation.

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson

Phil Conlon discusses a very interesting and radical (going to the root) flash mob that interrupted St. Louis Symphony with Requiem for Michael Brown. The Symphony was to perform Johannes Brahms' requiem. There was no violence, as the protesters were allowed to finish the short demonstration which can be viewed on youtube.

The two Phils discuss Black sports figures, including Joe Lewis, and give an introduction to the BBC2 documentary, Rwanda's Untold Story--which reflects the massacre of Blacks on all sides whose lives should have mattered, but did not and never do to the imperialists.

Tiphaine Dickson discusses the recent BBC2 one-hour documentary, Rwanda's Untold Story, which, for the first time presents a host of credible witnesses and commentators challenging the narrative of Kagame the liberator. The interviewees who speak against Kagame have placed themselves in the dangerous "target range" of the US puppet Kagame regime.

Key question is cui bono, who benefited from the shoot down of the plane that killed Rwandan President Habyarimana, the spark which ignited the April 1994 war and massacres in Rwanda. The permanent removal of Habyarimana, the ending the Arusha Accords and the destruction of democracy were necessary for Kagame and the RPF to take power.

The tribunals are political organizations that administer "selective impunity," instead of the needed holistic approach that that evaluates and prosecutes all sides. Selective impunity does not yield justice, nor the grounds for reconciliation

Dickson also spoke about the importance of a new book by Barrie Collins, Rwanda 1994 (Palgrave Macmillan) for which she has written the forward.

Links:
Rwanda's Untold Story (YouTube)




September 29th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Syria solution must involve all parties.

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Zafar Bangash discusses the hypocrisy of US policy in Iraq and Syria. He also probes the nature of the Saudi-funded opposition in Syria, who in their extensive brutality and war crimes, violate Islamic law. Turkey's attempt to create a no-fly-zone over Syria is also mentioned.

In the May election, Syrian refugees jammed the highways to vote for President Assad, whom they see as only hope against the terrorist invasion. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is losing influence as Iraq moves closer to Iran.

Phil Taylor and Zafar Bangash emphasize that the US did not supply Iraq with military airplanes because the US did not want Iraq to be able to defend itself. If Iraq had an effective air force, they would have been able to stop ISIS from occupying parts of Iraq.

They also noted the irony of Israel helping ISIS with military and medical support. Israel prefers ISIS rather than Syrian control of the Golan Heights.

Links:
www.crescent-online.net




September 22nd, 2014: - Listen | Download

Festival of Hypocrisy: From Ferguson to the NFL. Beyond Victor's Justice

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed, Chris Black

Ishmael Reed explains how the race card is played with violence in all its forms -- from sports, to police, to domestic violence, and to media bias, which literally colours the tone of the violence.

Cases discussed range from the police murdering Michael Brown in Ferguson, and Oscar Grant in Oakland, to the current focus on NFL Black players' violence against their wives and/or children. This wrongly makes domestic violence a solely "Black" American issue. There is media censorship against black journalists who deviate from the corporate line.


Chris Black gives the history of General Augustin Ndindiliyimana, who was falsely charged with genocide in Rwanda during the 1994 conflict. Gen. Ndindiliyimana was one of the most senior military figures tried by the court based in Tanzanian, Arusha.

Ndindiliyimana spent 7 years in trial refuting lies and 14 years imprisoned. The General was not allowed to visit his dying young son in Belgium.

He was acquitted of the major charge of participation in massacres in June of 2011 and acquitted of minor charges related to oversight of personnel in February, 2014. On September 22, 2014, Gen. Ndindliyman was released to Belgium where his family resides.

The trial judges made a very significant statement that charges against Gen. Ndindilyiman were politically motivated. They clarified: When Gen. Ndindiliyimana refused to falsely testify against General Bagosora, false charges were laid against Ndindiliyimana to further pressure him.




September 15th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Obama’s plans indicate the real goal is regime change in Syria. Baird Throwing Canadian Special Operations Regiment into a Bubbling Cesspit in Iraq.

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans, Scott Taylor

Gowans compares the shoddy rebuilding of Iraq to the huge Gulf State injections of cash to Iraq's ISIS enemies. U.S. 'trainers' for Iraq are really liasons to keep an eye on their weak client.

Meanwhile, U.S.-backed rebels degrade and destroy Syria, a country that is fighting ISIS. Why is it okay in U.S. parlance for 'moderate' Wahabi extremists to cut heads in Syria, but not American heads in Iraq?

Now, we witness U.S. media manufacturing consent for an attack on Syria by obfuscating who is doing the headchopping there. Hint: It's not the Syrian government.


Scott Taylor relies on his extensive experience in Iraq to counter Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird's committing military contingency to the Kurdish region in northern Iraq.

Baird explains that the Canadians are not familiar with the complexity of the conflicts or the tribes in Iraq, Kurdistan, eastern Turkey. They are not ready for the "trip wires" they will encounter. This is not a good guy vs bad guy situation. It is a prison knife fight under blackout conditions.

Baird is committing Canada to Pandora's Box from which the lid has long since been removed.

Links:
Pentagon Planning Points to Possible Anti-Syria US Military Campaign
Western Leaders Fear-Monger to Mobilize Support for Air-Strikes on Syria
www.espritdecorps.ca
www.thechronicleherald.ca




September 8th, 2014: - Listen | Download

The Fog of Toronto Politics. The US is targeting Syria and trampling on international law: Where is the opposition? Why Catholic Zionist Changed His World View.

Featured Guest(s):
John Barber, Ted Schmidt

Phil Taylor and John Barber discuss Toronto's mayoral candidates, especially frontrunners current Mayor Rob Ford and challenger John Tory, whose SmartTrack subway TIF (Tax Increment Financing) plan would involve borrowing 3 billion dollars on the gamble that it could be repaid from the increased base of property taxes, a plan that failed in New York where the city is still paying on the interest and the debt remains 3 billion.

Barber expects that voters will use "strategic voting" --translation: "lesser evil" voting.

Barber says the major problem is a lack of money for independent political organizations to influence the vote.


In his commentary on Syria, Phil describes US policies:

1. Removing diplomats and closing Syrian embassies to delegitimize Syria and incite violent opposition.

2. Combining with Turkey and Saudi monarchs to weaponize terrorists, while expressing surprise at their deeds, and using the subsequent chaotic conditions as an excuse to bomb inside Syria.


Schmidt grew up in a strong Jewish neighborhood, became a Catholic Zionist and celebrated the birth of Israel. After the trip to Palestine, Schmidt maintained his love for his Jewish friends, but he also wrapped himself around the plight of the Palestinians and listened to their voices.

Schmidt praises some of the new voices within Judaism speaking out for truth and for justice for the Palestinians --writers such as Israeli Gideon Levy, Amira Hass, and Yoram Binur (author of acclaimed My Enemy, Myself).

Links:
John Tory’s SmartTrack doesn’t live up to its name - by John Barber
theologyinthevineyard.wordpress.com




September 1st, 2014: - Listen | Download

Labor Day -- Before and Now: From Internationalist Unity to Militarism. 'Anti-ISIS campaign' is a Trojan Horse to escalate the war against Syria.

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans

Phil Taylor and Phil Conlon discuss how the meaning and practice of Labour Day has been corrupted: Going from a celebration of internationalism of workers who saw themselves as part of humanity and anti-militarism to celebration of military air shows and a ritual of pretending to care about those who fell in the past.

Phil Conlon reads Joe Fiorito's satirical column, "It's time to end the celebration of death and kill the airshow."

Taylor also praises and summarizes Ishmael Reed's article "Bad Apples in Ferguson," which emphasizes police brutality is not just against blacks, but against a rainbow of minority colors, esp. Native Americans, Latinos and Muslims. Reed says that the statistics in polls should reflect this reality.


The U.S. is hyping ISIS as the greatest terror force imaginable, even though according to the FBI, "there are no credible threats to the U.S. homeland."

The ideology of the Caliphate derives from Qatar and Saudi Arabia. ISIS-style beheadings are an institution in Saudi Arabia.

Yet the Pentagon is discussing airstrikes on Syria instead of the medieval terror kingdoms that it supports in the Middle East.

Stephen Gowans also discusses the NATO buildup over Ukraine. NATO is constantly checking the windows and the doors of countries it doesn't own.

Don't expect the United States to adopt a consistent posture on sovereignty when it comes to Syria or Ukraine.


Links:
It’s time to end the celebration of death and kill the airshow. - by Joe Fiorito
Western Leaders Fear-Monger to Mobilize Support for Air-Strikes on Syria




August 25th, 2014: - Listen | Download

American policy is responsible for ISIS. Ferguson violence alerts world. Is Garvey's spirit alive in Ferguson?

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Gloria La Riva, Norman Otis Richmond

ISIS is a scam, just like the Syrian "chemical weapons" of last year. The same person is responsible for both of these: Saudi Prince Bandar Bin Sultan.

The purpose is the same as last year's WMD hoax: to clear a path for U.S. entry into Syria.

Zafar Bangash explains how the U.S., Turkey, and Gulf monarchs have nurtured ISIS from the very beginning as their contra force against Syria.


Gloria La Riva reports on the growing movement sparked by the people's rejection of the police shooting to death a peaceful Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. She describes similar police shootings in other cities.

The militarized police rained rubber bullets on many people, including Gloria, who were marching in a legal, peaceful protest.

The people's demands are: Arrest murdering police officer Gary Wilson; Change the police force; Force the resignation of the DA prosecutor and of the police chief.

Gloria states that the Militarized Police show racism and a disdain for the poor, that those in power focus on dividing and conquering the working class. She derides the power system: Pentagon giving weapons to local police and the FBI countering People's movements with a coordinated (and financed by taxpayers) plan.


Norman Otis Richmond celebrates the great African Internationalist Marcus Garvey on the 100th anniversary of his Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Jamaica, which he duplicated in NYC, and which became the largest mass movement of African people in the world.

Richmond traces Garvey's influence and visits in Canada.

Richmond describes Garvey's 22 lessons for new black leadership after his death, but claims that Garvey's most significant contribution was his oratory skills to deliver his message. Garvey founded Negro World, the most read newspaper around the world, and ran The Daily newspaper for three years.

Malcolm X's father distributed Garvey's newspapers, and Malcolm's mother educated her children with them -- planting the seed for the next greatest African American organizer.

Links:
crescent-online.net
www.liberationnews.org/author/gloria_la_riva/
normanotisrichmond.wordpress.com
blackagendareport.com/blog/204




August 18th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Ferguson: A Movement is Starting... ICC: Giving the West what it wants

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond, Tiphaine Dickson

Guest Richard Williams was scheduled to appear on the program today, but he is doing his civic duty and attending the demonstrations in Ferguson, for which we are pleased.

We are joined by Norman Otis Richmond, veteran of the struggle against racism on this continent. From the vortex of activism over Ferguson he praises Richard Williams' new book 'Black and White, The Way I See It.' Otis Richmond reminds us that Missouri had a long history of legal segregation.

Richmond makes clear that Black leaders have to avoid the role of "buffer" for the White power structure of state and federal governments and that is time to resume the struggle for affirmative action to correct injustice that began with slavery.


Phil interviews Tiphaine Dickson, international lawyer, who wrote the introduction to the new book by Barry Collins, "Rwanda: 1994: The Myth of the Akazu Genocide Conspiracy and its Consequences."

Dickson states that it would be futile for the Palestinian Authority to try and make a case before the ICC. She claims the obvious - that no Israeli authority would be convicted at the ICC.

Dickson shows how and why ICC trials are one-sided anti-politics with no historical methodology. The ICC represents only one side of the equation, while falsely claiming to be representing the African People. Dickson notes the questionable claims of "crimes against humanity" unfairly leveled against murdered Libyan Moammar El-Gadhafi and also Laurent Gbagoom ex-president of Cote d'Ivoire.

Links:
normanotisrichmond.wordpress.com
blackagendareport.com/blog/204
Rwanda 1994: The Myth of the Akazu Genocide Conspiracy and its Consequences By Barrie Collins.




August 11th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Mulcair tries to change the channel on Gaza. Injustice in Africa: The ICC pursues only Africans.

Featured Guest(s):
Judy Haiven, David Hoile

Judy Haiven challenges the NDP (New Democratic Party) and its leader, Thomas Mulcair's, support of Israel's brutal bombing of Gaza. Mulcair rationalizes the bombing and then calls for aiding the wounded. He joins with the Liberals to bring wounded children to Canadian hospitals: Humanitarian optics, no political progress.

Haiven supports the right of Palestinians to resist. She argues that the Israeli goal is to take over more Palestinian territory.


Obama hosts the first US Africa Leaders Summit. African leaders want out of the money-manipulated (two-thirds of money from EU), politically-controlled (vote trading/profit making) and mediocre ICC (many of the ‘judges’ have never been judges and some have never even been lawyers). The ICC is an "European legal adventurism" game that Africans want to stop playing.

Should the Palestinians go to the ICC? Dr. Hoile explains why this is not feasible, and examines other possibilities (though limited), such as the World Court.

Links:
Mulcair wants to change the channel on Gaza




August 4th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Elected representatives don't represent us on Palestine. Israel and Gaza: the law on occupation and self-defence.

Featured Guest(s):
David Heap, David Jacobs

David Heap can't hear the incessant pleas for NDP fundraising over the screaming of Gaza's children.

A growing number of Canadians, who support international law, are without place to turn when it comes to federal politicians. "There's barely any daylight between Mulcair and Trudeau and Harper."

Dissent against Israel's attack on Gaza is leaking out in parliaments all over the world, even among the U.K. Conservative Party. But the NDP is becoming isolated among sister left parties, who are not so constrained in condemning the attacks. There seems to be a more restrictive climate within Canadian political parties.

David Heap from Gaza's Ark discusses the growing discontent over the NDP's inaction in calling out Israel's very visible and widely acknowledged war crimes.


David Jacobs, International Lawyer, discusses the writings of the late international law expert Professor Michael Mandel on the legal status of Gaza and Israeli claims to be acting in self-defence against Gaza.

David Jacobs refers to a number of scholarly publications written by Professor Mandel including his February 5, 2009 article, "Self-Defense Against Peace," and notes how the same article could be written today regarding Israel’s recurring attacks on Gaza and its claims to be acting lawfully.

Links:
davidheap.blogspot.ca/
www.gazaark.org/
Self-Defense Against Peace




July 28th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Gaza - Je me souviens (I remember). A Colonial War: The Israeli settler state against Arab dispossessed.

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot, Stephen Gowans

Robin Philpot reports on-site from a Montreal protest against Israel's attack on Gaza. Phil and Robin discuss the positions of federal and provincial political parties on the attacks.

Many in Quebec oppose the occupation and support self-determination: they understand colonialism.

Phil also describes the diplomatic spat between Israel and Brazil, and the initiative for a new Freedom Flotilla.

Stephen Gowans of "What's Left" gives the background needed to understand the current Israeli siege against Gaza, including the unbalanced 1947 UN partition plan and the 1948 proclamation of Israel on four-fifths of Palestinian territory.

Gowans explains how Israel violated the last ceasefire agreement and then blamed Hamas. He highlights the goals of the Palestinian majority, and discusses his latest article, "White House Says Obama Culpable in Gaza Massacre."

Gowans uses irony to show that Obama is actually guilty of what he (without evidence) accuses Putin -providing weapons to the side doing the slaughtering."

Links:
www.gazaark.org
gowans.wordpress.com




July 21st, 2014: - Listen | Download

The Pitfalls of Peacekeeping. Cuba's Rebellion Day. Gaza under brutal Israeli Military Attack.

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Robinson, Morteza Gorgzadeh

Phil interviews Peter Robinson, an American International Criminal Lawyer who has argued cases at the Hague, the ICTY and ICTR. Robinson defended the peace-seeking Joseph Nzirorera, former President of the Rwanda National Assembly, at the ICTR.

Robinson notes the ICTR trials were not legitimate: They were a political process instead of a judicial, legal process. Phil and Peter also discuss the "Genocide Fax."

Morteza Gorgzadeh discusses a Toronto July 26th celebration. The event is dedicated to memory of Nelson Mandela and to the Cuban Five Anti-Terrorist Heroes. The storming of the Moncada barracks gave impetus for the whole country to come together to fight the Revolution under the leadership of Fidel Castro. The celebration reflects the underlying struggle to bring down racist apartheid regimes.

The Cuban Five Gerardo's statement: "It will take a jury of millions to free the Five."

Phil Taylor and Phil Conlon discuss international support for Palestinians in Gaza --Belfast, Scotland, Wales, Chile, Venezuela. Will the support stand strong or waver until the next attack?

Links:
www.peterrobinson.com
www.torontoforumoncuba.com




July 14th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Israel pounds Gaza mercilessly - where is the world? Common Struggles Bond

Featured Guest(s):
Ehab Lotayef, Andres Soto

The situation is as bad as any of us can imagine - an indiscriminate attack on civilians that isn't letting go. Four Canadian M.P.s were in Israel, and took shelter during an air raid siren. But have any been in Palestine?

Canadian and US cities unite to fight for environmental, economic and social justice against the oil companies and the railroads that haul increasingly dangerous types of crude. Soto primarily focuses on his area, the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, CA. Money rules in local elections, buying the silence of non-profits and targeting the KPFA Morning Mix (now in the afternoon) which Soto alternately hosts.

Links:
www.gazaark.org




July 7th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Lac-Mégantic Rail Tragedy One Year Anniversary. How Quebec bookstores survived. Workers rights, human rights and the responsibility to stop wars

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot

The Taylor Report remembers a wonderful figure from the international labour movement, Dave Feikert. Feikert was a mine worker official and labour safety expert, and friend of China.

Phil Taylor, Phil Conlon and Robin Philpot discuss the Lac-Mégantic railway tragedy, the increase in carloads of crude oil from 144 carloads in 2007 to 127,924 carloads in 2013, the new Liberal leadership that is considering reversing the current Québec ban against fracking, the export of oil from the tar-sands in Alberta, and privatization/profits trumping people's rights and environmental integrity.

Montreal-based publisher Robin Philpot (Baraka Books) explains that Quebec has survived the bookstore demise due to its regulation (certified publishers, bookstores, distributors) and 100 percent Quebec ownership. Half of Canadian books are sold in Quebec which has only 23 percent of the Canadian population. Regulating the market, which guarantees sales to institutions, and legislating fixed prices are necessary for the survival of bookstores. They also discuss the cultural value of books, as in the example of Mick Lowe's "The Raids."

The two Phils discuss cultural wars, including the censoring of the 1954 film "Salt of the Earth," concerning the struggle of New Mexico miners. Women and children picketed after male miners were banned from picketing.

Conlon and Taylor also discuss Wal-Mart's battle with Quebec's workers, and the disgusting spectacle of Human Rights Watch (HRW) promoting sectarian conflict in the Middle East.

Links:
www.barakabooks.com
Is Human Rights Watch now joining the Saudi sectarian war in the Middle East?




June 30th, 2014: - Listen | Download

The ISIS Crisis. The Chequered History of the ICC.

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, David Hoile

Zafar Bangash unscrambles the mystery of ISIS, defining them as extremist Wahhabi mercenaries supported especially by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Jordan. The US has been training ISIS in Jordan since 2012. The ultimate aim is to destroy the independent Islamic Republic of Iran, which has exposed Saudi Arabia's corruption, incompetence and subservience to the US and Zionist interests. ISIS terrorism will come back to haunt Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and other countries (including Western countries) which supported them.

David Hoile has just released a study on the history of the ICC: the whole thing's a disaster.

Hoile and Taylor note the ICC's racism (all defendants are from Africa), cost (billions of Euros), incompetency of judges (some ignorant of presumption of innocence), corruption as a political puppet of the EU and US, and prolonging of civil wars that led untold thousands of deaths and massive displacement.

Links:
www.crescent-online.net
Justice Denied: The Reality of the International Criminal Court




June 23rd, 2014: - Listen | Download

Obama supports Poroshenko’s attack "on his own people." Author Fred Jerome remembers Ruby Dee, Robeson, DuBois and Communist Party solidarity with black artists

Featured Guest(s):
Rick Rozoff, Fred Jerome

Rick Rozoff of STOP NATO discusses the junta tactics of recently "elected" Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko. This is the largest-scale military activity in the history of Ukraine. It is being conducted against civilian centers. Rozoff also discusses Turkey's role in the current situation in Iraq and Syria.

Everyone is expecting voices to emerge challenging America's visibly lying media and President, but there's only silence. This is decadence in real-time.

Fred Jerome gives a fascinating account of 1950s life with his communist parents, whose apartment was a centre for cultural work for the (often blacklisted) greats such as Paul Robeson, W.E.B Du Bois, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Lorraine Hansberry. Jerome's father was arrested and spent several years in prison. They also discussed Obama's war agenda, unjust immigration policies, drones for "national security" and imperialist wars past/present.

Jerome is author of Einstein on Race and Racism (2005) and The Einstein File: J. Edgar Hoover's Secret War Against the World's Most Famous Scientist (2002).

Links:
rickrozoff.wordpress.com
www.theeinsteinfile.com




June 16th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Syria's election and Lebanon: A Guide for the Bedevilled

Featured Guest(s):
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

When you have a strange episode like this one, where armed jihadists are suddenly in the front pages in Iraq, shocking news leads to shocking decisions.

We want to know more about it: the armed groups are affiliated with the those fighting Syria's government. Mahdi Nazemroaya, fresh from Lebanon and Syria, explains ISIS/ISIL, Syria's election, and the stance of Lebanon's "March 14" politicians.

Links:
www.globalresearch.ca




June 9th, 2014: - Listen | Download

The Strange Case of a Rwanda Refugee Applicant. Rwanda and the role of alternative media. Double Standard on Terrorism.

Featured Guest(s):
Lisa Winter-Card, Ann Garrison, Keith Bolender

Immigration lawyer Lisa Winter-Card discusses the strange case of Rwandan refugee applicant, Jean Berchment Habinshuti, who faces deportation
from Canada.

The case is strange because Habinshuti served as secretary to Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana, who was assassinated in 1994, and was widely perceived as a moderate. The present Rwandan government has a well-earned reputation for persecution of dissent. As Ms Lisa Winter-Card makes clear, Mr. Habinshuti is at risk.

In an unusual turn of events, KPFA host and journalist Ann Garrison interviews our host, Phil Taylor.

Edward S. Herman identified Western reporting on Rwanda as the greatest victory of the propaganda system in recent decades. In the context of trials over Rwanda, Phil and Ann explore the challenges faced by alternative radio programmers in countering the corporate media consensus.

Phil interviews Keith Bolender, author of "Voices from the other side," an oral history of terrorism against Cuba, and "Cuba Under Siege."

Keith talks about the arrest in Cuba of four terrorists based in Miami, Florida, who were planning to attack a Cuban military base in April 2014.

He also discusses the U.S. double standard on terrorism with regard to the "Cuban Five."

Links:
www.anngarrison.com




June 2nd, 2014: - Listen | Download

The First Woman of Steel. Gaza Ark Plans Defiant Voyage.

Featured Guest(s):
Michael Hersh, Ehab Lotayef

Phil Taylor comments on recent developments in Syria and Rwanda, and tells a story about Karl Marx's daughter, Eleanor Marx, meeting cowboys.

Bev Brown worked on the assembly line at a time when women had to grieve each job in order to get it. She set up women's committees. Phil, together with Michael Hersh, remember this pioneer.

Ehab Lotayef, a spokesperson for Gaza's Ark and a veteran of Freedom Flotilla work, explains plans to defy the Israeli blockade with a ship of Palestinian products sailing from Gaza.

Links:
www.gazaark.org




May 26th, 2014: - Listen | Download

1912 - Breaking the Silence. Ongoing Kashmir Crisis. Black Music Month

Featured Guest(s):
Gloria Rolando, Lord Nazir Ahmed, Norman Otis Richmond

Main guest Gloria Rolando, Cuban filmmaker. Rolando talks about her 3 part documentary 1912: Breaking the Silence, which goes to the heart of the Afro-Cubans revolution for liberty, fraternity and especially equality.

There is a brief discussion of the Canadian government shutting down the Syrian embassy to prevent Syrians in Canada from voting in the June 3 Syrian elections.

"We began in 1948 with a UN resolution to solve the problem in Kashmir, and yet it is still here with us." Lord Nazir Ahmed, a member of the House of Lords in Britain, explains. Lord Ahmed discusses past and present problems in Kashmir, the tension between Pakistan and India since 1947 and the need to give people of Kashmir right to self-determination.

Norman Otis Richmond, Journalist and "bluesologist," reminds us of President Carter proclaiming June to be Black History Month in 1979, and contrasts this to President Obama converting this event from a pan-African (international) event to a national one and renaming the event "African American Music Appreciation Month."

Links:
1912 - Breaking the Silence




May 19th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Workers take the fall for Lac-Mégantic. Mick Lowe - The Raids.

Featured Guest(s):
Mick Lowe

Phil Taylor's co-host and former rail worker Phil Conlon explains the latest in the Lac-Mégantic disaster investigation. [10:20] It turns out that ordinary rail workers are doing the perp walk. The oligarch who runs the broken system? Still collecting profit.

Phil interviews Mick Lowe, author of "The Raids," a novel which takes place in Sudbury, Ontario, during the Red Scare of the 1950s. It details union raiding at a bitter and violent period of time in which workers fought each other instead of the boss. Moreover, the CIA may have been involved in the labour conflict because of the strategic importance of Canadian nickel to the United States.

Links:
Wrong parties charged in Lac-Mégantic disaster

www.barakabooks.com/news/coming-soon-the-raids-the-nickel-range-trilogy-vol-1-by-mick-lowe/ - The Raids





May 12th, 2014: - Listen | Download

The Hashtag Hunt for the Girls in Nigeria. U.S. policy on Ukraine - Follow the Money.

Featured Guest(s):
Glen Ford, Stephen Gowans

What is American power going to do to save these children? We've heard this question before. It should raise caution flags. Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford discusses this latest white man's burden. He critiques Margaret Kimberley's article on Black Agenda Report, "Freedom Rider: How Not To Bring Back Our Girls." He goes on to discuss Paul Kagame's ongoing aggression in Congo and abroad, and the nature of AFRICOM's expansion relative to China's growing trade presence in Africa.

Glen Ford gives a summary of what AFRICOM today really is. He explains that the US is not establishing its own military bases but is blending in with the military of African countries. The objective is to have the African military bases function as US military bases without actually BEING US military bases.

It seems like ancient history, but in November, all hell broke loose when the elected President of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovitch, chose to defer an EU trade agreement. Writer Stephen Gowans, from "What's Left," explains what it was about Yanukovitch's government that offended Wall Street.

Links:
US Policy on Ukraine; Follow the Money




May 5th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Karegeya's Daughter Comments on Globe Revelations. How Kagame was given impunity. Is the Kiev government legitimate?

Featured Guest(s):
Portia Karegeya, Tiphaine Dickson

Following a Globe and Mail article detailing her father's assassination, Portia Karegeya describes what she thinks can be done, and also the threats on the lives of other Rwandan leaders who are in exile.

Former lawyer and currently a Political Science instructor Tiphaine Dickson comments on the coverage of the assassination of Patrick Karegaya.

In the second half of the interview, Dickson discusses the legality of Kiev's 'interim government.' According to Ukraine's constitution, the president was not removed properly.




April 28th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Harper's Putin-Baiting Sideshow. Norman Otis Richmond on Hurricane Carter.

Featured Guest(s):
Murray Dobbin, Norman Otis Richmond

Murray Dobbin explains that Harper’s baiting Putin is a sideshow, but there is a major currency war looming behind the Ukraine crisis.

Norman Otis Richmond remembers Hurricane Carter, his political courage and fascinating personality.




April 21st, 2014: - Listen | Download

General Breedlove Channels Strangelove

Featured Guest(s):
Rick Rozoff

Rick Rozoff on NATO’s provocative stance on Ukraine.

Links:
rickrozoff.wordpress.com




March 10th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Rent-a-coup in Venezuela still failing. Portia Karegeya on the assassination of her father, Patrick Karegeya

Featured Guest(s):
Dr. Maria Victor, Portia Karegeya

Professor Emeritus at York University Maria Victor, also of the Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle, discusses the latest events in Venezuela.

There have been peaceful demonstrations in Venezuela for fifteen years. Maria Victor knows the difference. "What student demonstrations have you ever heard of where the people are wearing armour, waving guns - handguns and rifles?" Wikileaks lists the opposition groups that Washington directly funded. It's not legal to do that in the United States, and it's not legal in Venezuela.

Portia Karegeya, daughter of an assassinated Rwandan opponent of the current Rwandan President Paul Kagame.




March 3rd, 2014: - Listen | Download

The Life of Lee Lorch. Rwandan General acquitted at UN Tribunal

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Rosenthall, Chris Black

Peter Rosenthal, lawyer and mathematician, discusses the life of fellow mathmetician and activist Lee Lorch.

Chris Black, a Toronto lawyer, has won an acquittal for his client, Rwandan General Augustin Ndindiliyimana, at the UN Tribunal in Tanzania.




February 24th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Canada and 'NGOs' Overthrew Haiti's Government: 10-Year Anniversary. Coup in Ukraine

Featured Guest(s):
Yves Engler, Rick Rozoff

Outstanding, muckraking journalist Yves Engler marks the 10th anniversary of the coup organized in Canada to overthrow the first democratically-elected President of Haiti, Jean Bertrand Aristide. Engler also discusses the role of "Non-Governmental Organizations" in carrying out the directives of their home governments in Haiti.

Rick Rozoff returns to the program to follow-up on his previous interview about the possibility of a coup in Ukraine. Rozoff's most dire predictions have come to fruition. The events in Ukraine "have been long in the making" and "methodically planned out." The only thing that isn't materializing is EU aid to Ukraine. "If you've pledged yourself unconditionally, why would they buy you?"

Links:
rickrozoff.wordpress.com




February 17th, 2014: - Listen | Download

"Imagine Living in a Socialist USA." Freeing Victoire Ingabire

Featured Guest(s):
Fred Jerome, Marceline Nduwamungu

Phil interviews Fred Jerome about the provocative book he contributed to, "Imagine Living in a Socialist USA." Jerome is also the author of three groundbreaking works on Albert Einstein.

Phil interviews Marceline Nduwamungu whose organization has taken up the cause of freeing Victoire Ingabire, presidential candidate in Rwanda, from prison in Rwanda. An award is being given this year in Brussels on behalf of the organization.




February 10th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Ukraine on the Grand Chessboard.

Featured Guest(s):
Rick Rozoff

Rick Rozoff discusses NATO's "Eastern Partnership" program, which targets ex-Soviet countries, including Ukraine, for military and economic integration with the U.S.

What is happening in Ukraine is "a phase beyond" the first wave of colour revolutions, and is something qualitatively different.




February 3rd, 2014: - Listen | Download

Black History Month with Norman Otis Richmond.

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond, Joel Richardson

This Black History Month, Phil begins with the racist and war-like politics of the Superbowl. Phil goes on to describe the American Crusade Against Lynching organized in the USA supported by WEB Dubois, Paul Roberson, and Albert Einstein. Writer Norman Otis Richmond is interviewed about his recent article, "Negro History Week to African Liberation Month." His view is that Black History Month has been hijacked by the black petit-bourgeoisie, banks and hamburger chains to sanitize it rather than promote black liberation fighters.

Phil talks to Joel Richardson, artist and film-maker about his new work, "The Brock Johnson Story", whose trailer includes, "Brock's life is turned upside down and inside out when his neighbourhood cocaine dealer (the same dealer as the Mayor) gives him a tip on a story that could change his life... and end the life of his dealer." Does this sound like a spoof of a certain major Canadian city?

Links:
www.indiegogo.com/projects/news-now-the-brock-johnson-story




January 27th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Former Rwandan PM: The West Covers for the Crimes of Kagame. Gowans debunks latest lies about Syria

Featured Guest(s):
Faustin Twagiramungu, Stephen Gowans

Faustin Twagiramungu, former Prime Minister of Rwanda says the West provides cover for the crimes of Paul Kagame. The ex-PM also draws on personal knowledge to expose the flawed story of the "Dallaire fax".

Phil interviewed Stephen Gowans of "What's Left," who debunked the latest Western and Qatari claims of “industrial torture” allegedly by the Syrian government in the form of 11,000 photos. The situation in the Ukraine was touched on briefly.

Links:
Ukraine and How the West Treats Comparable Events in Satellite and Non-Satellite Countries Differently




January 20th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Commentary on Karegeya's Assassination. In Solidarity with Gazans.

Featured Guest(s):
Eva Bartlett

The first half of the program deals with the assassination in South Africa of the late Colonel Patrick Karegeya by the Rwandan government of Paul Kagame. Disillusioned with the Rwandan regime of Paul Kagame, the self-exiled Colonel Karegeya indicated that it was Kagame himself who ordered the shooting down of the airplane carrying two African heads of state, the former (Hutu) presidents of Rwanda and Burundi, plus the (Hutu) chief of staff of the Rwandan army. Those assassinations were the signal for Paul Kagame’s (Tutsi) RPF to launch the final attack on the government of Rwanda which led to terrible massacres inside Rwanda.

Phil interviews Eva Bartlett, who worked with Gazan farmers, fishers, and schoolchildren in the face of naked aggression by the Israeli occupational forces. Ms. Bartlett maintains the blog ingaza.wordpress.com and lectures extensively on the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza across North America

Links:
ingaza.wordpress.com




January 13th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Remembering Amiri Baraka. Mahdi Nazemroaya on Saudi role in Mid-East, conflict with Putin

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

The Taylor Report features Norman Otis Richmond remembering Amiri Baraka.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya updates us on the latest news about NATO's destruction of Libya, and discusses the Saudi role in Mid-East terror and their conflict with Putin.




January 6th, 2014: - Listen | Download

The Assassination of Col. Karegeya. Myths about the Soviet Union

Featured Guest(s):
Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa, Stephen Gowans

Former Rwandan intelligence chief Col. Patrick Karegeya was apparently strangled to death in a hotel room in Johannesburg on New Years' Eve. Colonel Karegeya, a refugee in South Africa, had condemned the authoritarian regime of Paul Kagame. Other prominent critics of Kagame have been killed in recent years. Phil speaks with Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa, who was a close colleague of Karegeya.

In Western media, it is commonly claimed that the Soviet Union didn't prove out, that it was inferior, and people are much happier now. But that's not really the case. Stephen Gowans dissects several myths about the Soviet Union, and he's not afraid to take on other issues as well: why is it now acceptable to celebrate Nelson Mandela, but not Robert Mugabe?

Links:
Seven Myths about the USSR




December 23rd, 2013: - Listen | Download

Advocate for Victoire Ingabire. Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

Featured Guest(s):
Marceline Nduwamungu, Robin Philpot

Phil is joined by an advocate for Victoire Ingabire, Marceline Nduwamungu. Ingabire has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for daring to assert her rights. Elections are something you just cannot do under Kagame.

A very timely update of Robin Philpot's earlier work on the events of 1994 in Rwanda, "Colonialism Dies Hard." Indeed, the scramble is on, and the IMF structural-adjustment continued apace while Kagame seized power.

Why do we hear about Rwanda so much, both on this program and the corporate news? As one commentator explains, "everywhere is Rwanda for the humanitarian interventionists." The causes of the conflict and tragedy in Rwanda in 1994 are becoming more widely understood. What Samantha Power and Philip Gouerivich have tried to carve in stone has already eroded.




December 16th, 2013: - Listen | Download

ICC arrests two defense lawyers.

Featured Guest(s):
Chris Black

Chris Black has practiced law at the various international tribunals, and has come away a bit sobered. Recently, the International Criminal Court has arrested two defense lawyers. "The prosecution is acting like a police force instead of just another party in the case" comments Black. It rings bells of what happened in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.




December 9th, 2013: - Listen | Download

What is going on in Ukraine? Inquiring into Sabra and Shatila

Featured Guest(s):
Rick Rozoff, John Philpot

Rick Rozoff came on the program to discuss recent events in Ukraine and the US-China standoff over the East China Sea.

John Philpot participated as a juror in an inquiry into the massacres at Sabra and Shatila in Kwala Lampur. The principle of the Kuala Lumpur court is that crimes against peace are the greatest war crime.

Links:
Stop NATO




December 2nd, 2013: - Listen | Download

Haiti doesn't need any more of our 'help'. Mother Agnes-Mariam on Events in Syria. Libya's Hell, Enabled by Canadian Humanitarians.

Featured Guest(s):
Yves Engler, Mother Agnes-Mariam, Murray Dobbin

Uruguay just withdrew troops from Haiti. Troops? Now that's a funny word for 'helping' Haiti. Yet the Canadian government says it 'helped' Haiti, while removing its democratically-elected government. From cholera to dictators, it seems as if foreign 'humanitarianism' is the real epidemic in Haiti.

Phil interviewed Mother Agnes-Mariam of Syria about her perspective on what is happening on the ground in that country today.

Western powers invoked the "responsibility to protect"(R2P) to bomb Libya.

The African Union asked NATO not to intervene, but was ignored. Gaddafi was captured and murdered, and today once-prosperous Libya is a political-economic disaster.

Murray Dobbin investigates the context of Gaddafi's existence as head-of-state in Libya, why the U.S. engaged in the pretense of supporting a democratic uprising in order to remove him, and the "humanitarian" echo chamber that substitutes for thinking.

Links:
A Humanitarian Coup by Yves Engler

Syria Solidarity Movement

Libya's Hell, Enabled by Canadian Humanitarians by MURRAY DOBBIN




November 25th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Phil Taylor Commentary on Roma + Mother Agnes-Mariam tour in Hamilton. Healing a Nation: A Testimony.

Featured Guest(s):
Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa

In announcing the appearances of Mother Agnes-Mariam in Hamilton and Toronto, Phil talks about the need for peace and national reconciliation in Syria.

In discussing a new book on Roma people, Phil analyzes the new manifestations of racism against Roma in Europe and the unwillingness of the Harper government of Canada to admit Roma as refugees to Canada.

Phil interviews Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa about his new book on Rwanda entitled, "Healing A Nation: A Testimony."

Links:
Healing a Nation: A Testimony by Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa




November 18th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Learning new ideas at Beit Zatoun: Humanizing the Palestinian experience. From Russell Brand to Brand Socialism.

Featured Guest(s):
Robert Masoud, Stephen Gowans

Beit Zatoun has been voted as the best place to learn new ideas in Toronto. Founder and director Robert Masoud discusses the award. Beit Zatoun has hosted over 500 events in the four years since opening.


Brand's one-day stint as editor of the New Statesman left a lot of people unsatisfied. Stephen Gowans argues that the purpose of articles in the 'revolution' issue was to criticize actual revolutions.

It seems as if a number of commentators preferred to define legitimate parameters for dissent, despite their own radical gloss. Gowans addresses Oliver Stone's critique of historical communist leaderships. Existing revolutions aren't good enough for Oliver Stone, but somehow Barack Obama is.

Links:
Beit Zatoun House
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised…Nor Will It Be Brought To You By Russell Brand, Oliver Stone Or Noam Chomsky




November 11th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Cuba embargo blocks medicine: The purpose of a siege is to hurt people. Phil Taylor Commentary: Honour veterans by preventing war.

Featured Guest(s):
Keith Bolender

Medicine - contemporary medicine that can save lives - is not getting to Cuba. Keith Bolender, author of "Cuba under Siege" explains. Cuba is now closer to Latin America than it has ever been, despite continual U.S. attempts at isolation.

Phil and Keith also discuss other topics, such as Puerto Rican nationalism, and the parallels between Cuba and Ireland.


After lamenting the unfortunate dominance of Rob Ford scandals in the media on this important day, Phil asks "How do we remember veterans?"

Phil remembers an old Toronto Star article by an up-and-coming journalist about veterans trying to pawn their medals. The truth is that we pat soldiers on the back, and then forget about them.

We can glorify war, or we can try to prevent it. Only by preventing it can we honour the victims of war.

This is not an argument between pacifism and violence. It's an argument to obey international law.

Links:
Cuba Under Siege: American Policy, the Revolution and Its People by Keith Bolender




November 4th, 2013 : mp3 file not currently online

The modern persecution of the Roma people. Celebrating Michael Mandel.

Featured Guest(s):
Gina Csanyi-Robah, Harry Glasbeek, David Jacobs

The recent case of the Roma family accused of kidnapping a blond child has drawn attention to the ongoing persecution of the Roma people in Europe, and discrimination in Canada.

Phil interviews Gina Csanyi-Robah, Executive Director of the Roma Community Centre. Although strides have been made in combating racism, there is still a long way to go.


Phil Taylor celebrates the life of York University Professor Michael Mandel, law professor extraordinaire, anti-war activist, promoter of Yiddish culture, and lover of classical music. Phil discusses Mandel's life, tragically cut short by a rare heart disease at age 65, with international human rights lawyer, David Jacobs, and Osgoode Hall law professor Harry Glasbeek. Particular focus was paid to Mandel's book, "How America Gets Away With Murder", and Mandel's attempt to lay charges before Carla Del Ponte at the International Criminal Court against Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Jean Chrétien, and leaders of other NATO countries for their illegal attack on the former Yugoslavia.

Links:
Roma Community Centre




October 28th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Selective Focus on Syria: Analysis changes once you cross the border.

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans

There is a remarkable parallel between the violence in Iraq's Anbar province, and what has been going on in Syria. But Western reporting on the violence in Iraq is much more subdued.

Why does our media present removing the President as the solution to Syria's problems, but not Iraq's problems?

And is the Western left capable of producing a narrative of Syria independent of the corporate media? Right now, the left's nose is pointed where our owning class tells it to look. The media decides what's important, and today it's the "madman" and the "brutal dictator" in Syria. You are advised not to look behind the curtain in Iraq.

You can see a similar dynamic at work in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

Links:
On the Iraq-Syria Border, 'Terrorists' and a Prime Minister on One Side, 'Rebels' and a 'Brutal Dictator' on the Other




October 14th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Hemingway Lives - Why reading Ernest Hemingway matters today. The fight to protect a Chartist mural.

Featured Guest(s):
Clancy Sigal, David Jacobs

Clancy Sigal explains how Ernest Hemingway broke with his white, middle class origins, went away to the First World War, where he was very nearly killed, and grew into a writer whose books influenced millions, including Fidel Castro.

We also learn about the "Bonus March" - striking WWI veterans demanding their lawful bonus, and how the government's repression of these veterans influenced Hemingway's writing.


They tore down a famous Chartist mural in a fly-by-night operation. Apparently, a mall was more important. Community members who walked by that mural every day while growing up have become attached to it. Toronto lawyer David Jacobs explains their fight.

Links:
Hemingway Lives! by Clancy Sigal




October 7th, 2013: - Listen | Download

U.S. destroyed Libya and it Threatens others: Uncle Sam spreads instability and despair wherever he goes.

Featured Guest(s):
Mahdi Nazemroaya

Mahdi Nazemroaya notes, from Somalia to Libya, the phenomenon of the U.S. leaving broken and ruined countries in its wake.

"They want chaos, they want insecurity and instability in every region that they go to. But they don't want absolute insecurity. They want a certain manageable level where these countries can meet their export obligations to the United States, while always insecure" and beset by infighting. The U.S. can then act as the arbitrator.

In the post-intervention failed states that it creates, the U.S. wants to own both sides of the table: the 'government' and the opposition.

Things have not quite gone to plan in Syria. U.S.-backed insurgents have not succeeded in pinning chemical weapons attacks on the Syrian government, despite the support of imperial organizations such as "Human Rights Watch."

Links:
The Globalization of NATO by Mahdi Nazemroaya




September 30th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Ramsey Clark's visit to Syria. Why I am protesting Paul Kagame

Featured Guest(s):
Ramsey Clark, Theogene Rudasingwa

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who has recently returned from Syria, recounts his meeting with President Assad, and the new peace initiatives in the region.

Clark reviews the disastrous record of recent U.S. military interventions and regime change. The United States has made Assad's presidency into a foreign policy issue. But Assad should not live or die based on the whims of the U.S.

Theogene Rudasingwa, once the executive assistant of President Paul Kagame, and secretary-general of the RPF, explains why he and many others are protesting Kagame's visit to Toronto.

He also discusses the continuing Rwandan military presence in Eastern Congo, and the central motivation of President Kagame and his ruling circle.

Links:
www.iacenter.org/
www.rwandanationalcongress.co.uk/




September 23rd, 2013: - Listen | Download

The Battle for Freedom in the American South. Notorious warlord Paul Kagame comes to town. New film about Cuba's assistance in liberating Southern Africa.

Featured Guest(s):
Charles McLaurin, Gally Gasana, Isaac Saney

Phil talks with Charles McLaurin in Mississippi, one of the leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, about the battle for freedom in the American South back when it was an Apartheid South.

Specifically, they discuss Jim Dann, and his new book, "Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers: Memories of Mississippi 1964-1965."

So much of what we know from these battles in American history comes from historical overviews, but they don't tell us what it was like to go down a country road at night to a meeting that the Klan has cancelled, they had said, because they intended to kill everybody.

Gally Gasana discusses the protest of Rwandan war criminal Paul Kagame's visit to Toronto.

Isaac Saney reveals an important new film playing in Toronto, "Africa's Unknown War: Apartheid Terror, Cuba, and Southern African Liberation."




September 16th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Yves Engler on Canada and Syria. Counter-Questions on Syria from Stephen Gowans

Featured Guest(s):
Yves Engler, Stephen Gowans

Yves Engler joins the program to explain Canada's "special role" in the world, in this case, the assault on Syria. Once again, our government is a sad appendage of Empire, condemning the official enemies while staying out of major combat operations.

Yves describes the anti-Syria meeting in Jordan our military officers participated in, which they hoped nobody would notice. Meanwhile, our government is funding and co-ordinating illegal insurgent forces. It hides them from the terror list. Why? And why is our intrusive government unable to prevent fundamentalist militants from going into Syria in higher numbers than any other country?

Yves also comments on Canadian use of chemical weapons.


President Obama overstepped, and tried to mislead his audience as to what the rights and duties of a state are. Stephen Gowans explains that the talk about "international norms" is designed to distract us from "international law:" Syria hasn't violated any international law, whereas the proposed attack on Syria is such a violation.

Obama is making up the rules on the spot, and anointing himself as a world emperor. The U.S. even has a 'special status' on chemical weapons. You're supposed to be a good citizen and not ask questions about this.

Putin has presented a problem for editorial writers in the West: By stating that 'exceptionalism' is dangerous, and that all nations are "equal in the eyes of God," how do the presstitutes counter that?



Links:
www.counterpunch.org/2013/09/10/canada-and-syria/
gowans.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/counter-questions-on-syria/




September 9th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Kucinich questions expose Obama's "intelligence" claims. Exposing Saudi Arabia's Role in Syria.

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Obama is playing hide-and-seek with what he is going to do to Syria, but Syria is clear: they are willing to relinquish their chemical weapons stock to U.N. control. Don't be fooled - this move towards peace will frustrate the U.S. leadership, who will intensify their drive for war.

Phil comments on Dennis Kucinich providing a voice of reason and asking the right questions. Meanwhile, Canadians can only turn to their own government for answers.

Zafar Bangash, who recently spoke at an anti-war rally, recalls the lies we were told about Iraq. He discusses the allegations of chemical warfare by the Syrian government, and the possession of said weapons by Syrian rebels.

What are the Saudis doing 'helping' collect evidence of chemical weapons use? They are pushing for war with Syria, and it's all coming out into the open.




September 2nd, 2013: - Listen | Download

The "Kosovo Model" in Syria. Congressional Approval Does not Absolve Illegal War.

Featured Guest(s):
Michael Mandel, Rick Rozoff

There are a lot of liberal partisans who want Obama to fire his Tomahawk missiles into Syria. Many call for "humanitarian intervention," citing the "Kosovo Model." Mandel explains what this "Model" is, and critiques its unilateral, non-humanitarian nature.

Despite its illegitimacy in the United Nations Security Council, and it's contravention of the Nuremberg trials, the United States and vassals have pushed to establish the "Kosovo model" as a precedent for more interventions.

The U.S. is acting as if a Congressional vote will legalize a war of aggression. It won't, and world parliaments are struggling to represent their anti-war populaces. The problem is that NATO views itself as an entity replacing political nation-state distinctions. Apparently, Turkey is "NATO's South-Eastern Border." We heard this when Fogh claimed Syria is a threat to Turkey.

Syria is not a threat to Turkey, but Turkey has already probed Syrian airspace, and mobilized troops along its border. Meanwhile, people are getting tired of NATO's support for jihadists, and it is endangering relations within NATO. There won't be any slowdown in the endless series of wars: the U.S. has a 'deep state' and it's committed to global hegemony.

Links:
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/




August 26th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Taking Apart the Empire's Case on Syria

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans

Phil Taylor introduces the program by expressing what is wrong with the Anglosphere's approach towards Syria: everything has turned into a cowboy movie.

Prolific commentator Stephen Gowans takes apart NATO's case on Syria's WMD. Syria is being asked to prove a negative. Gowans investigates the legality of chemical weapons' use, and asks why we accept a narrative that says some weapons are bad, and other highly destructive weapons are ok.

Links:
gowans.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/syria-has-the-right-to-use-chemical-weapons-but-theres-no-proof-or-reason-to-believe-it-has/




August 12th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Class and Elections in Zimbabwe

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans

Stephen Gowans has analysed the recent elections in Zimbabwe. We in the West look at Zimbabwe through the prism of our own experience. In our elections, we select from a group of parties that fundamentally agree on how power is divided. The modest differences between our political parties help establish the parameters of political discussion.

In Zimbabwe, the two major parties represent different class interests. The country cannot alternate between the two without experiencing substantial changes in political economy. The elections in Zimbabwe, therefore, are far more contested, and involve social movements.

ZANU-PF is tied to the fabric of post-British rule in Zimbabwe, and remains committed to its original mission.

Links:
Class and Elections in Zimbabwe by Stephen Gowans




August 5th, 2013: - Listen | Download

The Presumed Innocence of Capitalism and Lac Mégantic

Featured Guest(s):
Harry Glasbeek

Harry Glasbeek is back, and he's ready to talk about the Lac Mégantic disaster.

His recent article "The Presumed Innocence of Capitalism and Lac Mégantic" engages with several questions. Why were people with little experience allowed to run this train?

How can we trust a system that places the accumulation of profit above all else? Glasbeek tackles the externalizing beast and its inevitable consequences for public safety.

Links:
The Presumed Innocence of Capitalism and Lac Mégantic




July 29th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Hiroshima Peace Garden in Toronto + Stop Cop-violence Rally. Former Prime Minister of Rwanda to return

Featured Guest(s):
Ted Schmidt, Jacob Leibovitch

We live in a world of nuclear weapons, and the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki can tell us the most about what they can do. For thirty years, those days of infamy have been commemorated on August 6-9th. Ted Schmidt tells us about Toronto's special event this year, and also efforts to revitalize the role of the Catholic church in social justice.

Jacob Leibovitch reports live on the scene from a protest against the police shooting of Sammy Yatim. Phil also describes upcoming events, including one related to "La Question" - Henri Alleg's account of his own torture by France in Algeria.

The former Prime Minister of Rwanda, Faustin Twagiramungu, has announced his intention to return to the country - we find out why.

Twagiramungu lived through the grim violence of 1994 Rwanda and became Prime Minister of the new government. He soon found that the RPF strongman Paul Kagame had no intention of establishing a multiparty democracy or permitting any significant opposition. Twagiramungu, out of concern for his personal safety, went into exile, but has now made the decision to return to Rwanda and resume the fight for justice and democracy.




July 22nd, 2013: - Listen | Download

Gaza's Ark and Palestine Solidarity Update, recent events in Syria, the removal of Morsi, and more.

Featured Guest(s):
Mahdi Nazemroaya, David Heap

Mahdi Nazemroaya discusses his recent article "From Turkey With Love: Another Israeli Attack on Syria," and explains Israel and Turkey's role in the latest attack on Syria. "We shouldn't be skeptical about this event: Turkey and Israel have coordinated events before."

In addition to missing Jimmy Carter's statement that America has no functioning democracy, our media has also neglected to point out that over 90 prominent Canadian authors have signed a statement against the eviction of Palestinians in order to clear land for an Israeli army firing zone.

David Heap from Gaza's Ark updates us on the new construction, and also significant worldwide developments in Palestine solidarity.

Phil Conlon continues his analysis of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster.




July 15th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Trayvon Travesty; Technocrats' Train Terror Torches Town. Syria on the Frontline.

Featured Guest(s):
Glen Ford, Stephen Gowans

Glen Ford from Black Agenda Report is today's featured guest. But first, Phil Conlon comments on the destruction of a small Quebec town by an undermanned locomotive. "Railways just love every new computer system," everything capital intensive, everything that involves less and less workers until the day they can have no more workers.

The train was on a 5 MPH speed restriction - they couldn't trust the track. When the infrastructure fails, and there's no workers, there's no fallback.

Glen Ford returns to the program to discuss the Trayvon Martin affair. This is an important moment in history. "It is well known the that the U.S. is a surveilliance state and an incarceration state." Black people have always known this. Once a white person can convince a jury that they were acting "reasonably," then the case against them disappears.

Zimmerman's profiling and stalking of Trayvon Martin was "reasonable conduct" to police. The onus is on the profiled one, and not the white vigilante. In the trial, the police acted as defense witnesses, rather than prosecution. They recognized a kindred spirit.

In a jury of one's peers, how is it that six white women ended up as a jury of "peers?" Ford explains the decline of Affirmative Action and the rise of a racist subjectivity.

Now that so many Syrian rebels have discredited themselves, their foreign sympathizers have attempted to discover a secular, democratic component.

But there are too many reports of Al Qaeda activity in the Fee Syrian Army.

The whole discussion of democracy rests on the "Arab Spring." Yet, money from Qatar has been flowing into elections to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and other countries since the initial outbreak in Tunisia. If the 1% dominate U.S. elections, can they not do so in other countries?

The Muslim Brotherhood has been organizing riots in Syria since 1964, long before history began for the Americans in 2011.




July 8th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Remembering Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Victory in Rwandan Case

Featured Guest(s):
Des Dalton, Philippe LaRochelle

Des Dalton outlines the principled career of Irish revolutionary Ruairí Ó Brádaigh.
Philippe LaRochelle, lead counsel for Jacques Mungwarere, explains the significance of defense victory in Rwandan genocide case.




July 1st, 2013: - Listen | Download

Dynamic news from Syria. Ramsey Clark - It's Time to Oppose War on Syria

Featured Guest(s):
Mahdi Nazemroaya, Ramsey Clark

Back from Beirut, Mahdi Nazemroaya, newly the author of "The Globalization of NATO," reports on the regional conflict engulfing Syria. The Syrian government surprised the great powers by surviving the onslaught of the Gulf monarchies and NATO. "The only reason it surprised them was because of their imperial arrogance," comments Nazemroaya.

From the very beginning, the "rebels" have been looking for every excuse for intervention - in a war that is already a foreign intervention. Why do they fight? Mostly crass economic opportunity, but many have been brainwashed by clerics from the Gulf states. A few have already repented.

"We can see where every country stands" when it comes to Syria. How do Arabs feel? Does France have the right to determine Syria's destiny? Which of the Gulf dictatorships will lead the war for democracy? Don't expect to hear anything from Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch. Their salaries don't come from Syria.

In Egypt, Morsi was calling for a "no-fly-zone." Now, Egyptians are calling for a "No Morsi Zone." It reminds one of Erdogan. They have sown the wind. Who will reap the whirlwind?


The peace movement is stirring from its slumber in the United States and Canada. Various coalitions have called for a week of action on Obama's escalating intervention in Syria. Why has Obama invested so much in this mercenary war?

"It seems to me to be the same strategy we've had with all the Arab and Muslim countries that we've undermined," says Clark, referring to the continuous slow destruction of Iraq and other countries. Now it's Syria's turn.

One rationale put forward for U.S. intervention in Syria is that of Hezbollah involvement and their alleged violation of international law. That's rich.

Also, what are they doing to the Voting Rights Act? Is there any politician capable of maintaining basic rights for American citizens?




June 24th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Syria vs. the Interventionists. Empires and Monarchs Conspire Against Syria

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Syria's recent military victories against Western-backed mercenaries pose a problem for the country, in that it has enraged the United States and its Gulf State puppets. Samantha Power - who has a PhD in chattering at parties and intervening in other peoples affairs (both figuratively and literally) says we have a "responsibility to protect" Syria, while at the same time her global liberation army dismantles the country.

Why should we respect the monocled newspaper commentary that 'Syria will never be the old Syria?' Yes it will - if we respect international borders. Where did we get the idea that one government can tell another to step down?

Meanwhile, the entire Irish Parliament cowered from Clare Daly's barrage of truth. Someone is going to get spanked for letting her speak. It turns out that the peasants have some leaders.

Zafar Bangash joins the program to offer analysis on crucial developments. At a recent meeting in Doha, consisting of 11 countries, the main interventionists [U.S., France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc...] met and decided to arm the cannibals with more potent weapons.

We complain about Bush's "New World Order," but where is the order? Every single country they touch is being divided. The West has not abandoned its colonial impulses, and borders are being redrawn once again.

There exists resistance. At the recent anti-war rally in Toronto, we heard for the first time in years a neglected voice from the Syrian community. They want Syria's destiny to be determined by Syrians.

Bangash also comments on the new Iranian president. The Washington Post ran a headline to the effect that he would never be allowed to win. They must have confused the Iranian electoral system with the American one.




June 17th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Syria, WMDs, and stopping terror - Here we go again. NATO Maneuvers and Countries of Clay

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans, Rick Rozoff

Stephen Gowans addresses the question of chemical weapons - "The evidence does not tell us how and when the individuals were exposed, or who was responsible." We've started with the premise that Assad did it, and now just need to fit the evidence to the crime.

Real experts are needed to make judgements - the White House itself referred to a broken "chain of custody" in the samples. But we need the head-barbequing, organ-eating fanatics to win, so it's time to gear up the lie machine.

Guess who is eating up the lies? The media, of course. But you have brains. Carla Del Ponte already talked about the rebel use of chemicals. Put it together.

Too bad we don't have a Parliament. We do have a police state.

The New Sykes-Picot

The carving-up of the old Ottoman Empire continues 100 years later. Iraq exists as an entity on a map, but it is already de-facto at least two. We know why. NATO is moving its regional headquarters from Greece to Turkey, consolidating two military commands.

In Jordan, NATO is leaving behind a bevy of troops and missiles for later unspecified use. Ideas of sovereignty and states are becoming almost mythical in that region. Whole countries are treated like clay.

While NATO gobbles up Eastern Europe, it is moving into the Middle East, and recruiting "aspiring" countries from the former USSR to South America. Any obscure conflict involving the Dniester area could bring NATO into a European war.

The finger is on the button to launch strikes on Syria. It can happen at any time. The largest conflict since the second world war is looming into view.




June 10th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Gaza's Ark has been purchased. Cuba Under Siege

Featured Guest(s):
Ehab Lotayef, Keith Bolender

We learn that Gaza's Ark has been purchased: an international effort to move goods out of Palestine via boat. Ehab Lotayef reports.

Keith Bolender, the author of "Cuba Under Siege," discusses the trial of the Cuban Five. The U.S. government paid Miami-based journalists to write demeaning and degrading information about Cuba. These stories were planted before the trial of the Cuban Five.

Bolender's book "Cuba Under Siege: American Policy, the Revolution and Its People," investigates the effects of the decades-long blockade and war of propaganda against Cuba. How does a revolutionary state protect itself and its citizens under this unrelenting hostility?




June 3rd, 2013: - Listen | Download

Developments in Syria and Turkey: Israeli involvement; Lebanon as a beach-head against Syria. Joel Richardson on the power of images

Featured Guest(s):
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Joel Richardson

We are once again being let down wall-to-wall by corporate media. Events in Syria are coming to a turn. Russia and the United States are having a meeting, after delaying attempts by France.

But just what kind of war is being fought? The Toronto Star quoted an Imam from Qatar - his language was utterly inflammatory and sectarian. Mahdi Nazemroaya has the answers, including Israel's involvement. Israel is using Lebanon to attack Syria.

In Turkey, Erdogan's attempt to gain popularity through fake support for the Palestinian cause is wearing thin. His 'neo-Ottoman' policy was always the subordination of Islam to capitalism. Erdogan's covert war on Syria has destroyed Turkish trade with the Arab world.

Joel Richardson is a Toronto artist and muralist - if you pass through Toronto's underpasses on the West end of the city, you often find Richardson's murals.

Phil asks him to identify his murals. Richardson plans to set a world record on the number of people engaged in wearing suits and meditating simultaneously in an attempt to reverse policy on development.

He also describes his involvement in the Occupy Movement in liberating the wall of the J.P. Morgan building.





May 27th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Amir Maasoumi reports on a peace delegation trip to Syria. Isaac Saney on race and revolution in Cuba.

Featured Guest(s):
Amir Maasoumi, Isaac Saney

Some brave folks in the peace movement have visited Syria, and Phil talks to one of them. Canadian Amir Maasoumi left on a fact-finding mission, and explains how it came about. The crisis has also had destabilizing effects on Lebanon.

The dynamic and talented Prof. Isaac Saney gave a talk at the event "Race and Revolution: Lessons from Cuba," responding to an article published in the New York Times about race in Cuba. ("They seem to do this periodically, and usually not with friendly intent.")

He discussed Esteban Morales' collection of essays entitled "Race in Cuba." (Monthly Review) It used to be that black people were not allowed in downtown Havana, in order not to offend the sensibilities of U.S. Southerners. Now, because of its conscious efforts to rectify historical inequalities, Morales has identified the Cuban state as the greatest active ally of people of African descent.




May 20th, 2013: - Listen | Download

U.S. backs terrorists to remove Assad and install a compliant regime in Syria.

Featured Guest(s):
Steve Gowans

Links:
www.gowans.wordpress.com




May 13th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Conversations with Lee Lorch

Featured Guest(s):
Rachel Deutsch

Rachel Deutsch has produced a new film: Conversations with Lee Lorch, a mathematician and heroic figure involved in desegregation, veterans' benefits for black soldiers, and boxing.




April 22nd, 2013: - Listen | Download

Cubans fight terrorism: Cubans could teach the U.S. a thing or two

Featured Guest(s):
Adriana Perez

Cuba is a country that has actually fought terrorism. Adriana Perez, whose husband Gerardo Hernandez is one of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the U.S.A. since 1998, explains Cuba's suffering at the hands of terrorist exiles, and the media-censored campaign to release those who were apprehended for monitoring the terrorists.

Phil comments on the Boston bombing - it's a fact that the Russian government specifically warned the FBI about the bombers. The U.S. government was unconcerned about the threat posed by Chechen extremists, who act against the Russian government. We can draw parallels to how the U.S. ignored Cuban anti-terrorist efforts.

Meanwhile, the U.S. can't seem to cut its ties with Chechen rebels, Al Qaeda in Syria, terror funders in Saudi Arabia, and so on.




April 8th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Kenya and Rwanda's Past, Korea's Present

Featured Guest(s):
J.J. Hespeler-Boultbee, Marie Rose Habyarimana, Stephen Gowans

J.J. Hespeler-Boultbee on his new book, "Mrs. Queen's Chump," about British atrocities during the suppression of the Mau Mau in Kenya.

Marie Rose Habyarimana, the daughter of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana. The assassination of Habyarimana was a trigger for the events of 1994 in Rwanda.

Stephen Gowans on the latest escalation in the Korea crisis, and the Wall Street Journal's interesting report.




April 1st, 2013: - Listen | Download

Canada's backroom role in Syria, Iraq

Featured Guest(s):
Yves Engler

Canada is funding the Gulf monarchies who are funnelling militants into Syria, and U.S. intelligence is involved with the rebels. The dominant media in North America neglects an honest discussion of the Western role. Canada's political opposition neglects Security Council agreements that could allow a demilitarized international forum to mediate the conflict.

Engler also discusses opposition to Enbridge pipeline, and its possibility of derailing the Harper government. By taking such a hard stand on environmental issues, and pulling out of Kyoto, Harper is running out of feet to shoot.




March 25th, 2013: - Listen | Download

We are the "Heart of Darkness"

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot, Aimable Mugara

Chinuya Achebe was famous in part for his rejection of Joseph Conrad's position in the Western canon. Achebe strongly argued that "Heart of Darkness" was a thoroughly racist work that actively dehumanized Africans to an extent beyond Conrad's contemporaries. A staple in undergraduate classes, it should be properly deconstructed. Instead, it is used as a template to describe conflicts in Africa.

Aimable Mugara of RwandaHumanRights.com covers major stories centered on Rwanda. A woman running against a U.S. client remains in prison, and the UN plays favourites as Congo is invaded.

Links:
www.RwandaHumanRights.com




March 18th, 2013: - Listen | Download

North Korea crisis, Kenya elections

Featured Guest(s):
John Philpot, Stephen Gowans

Elections occurred recently in Kenya, in which the U.S. and Canadian governments took a rather keen interest. John Philpot explains.

Later in the program, Stephen Gowans discusses his new article about the North Korean crisis.




March 11th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Treatment of Chavez and other major figures

Featured Guest(s):
Pablo Vivanco, Chris Black

With Pablo Vivanco, Phil discusses the celebration of deceased Venezuelan President Chavez, and the failure of the U.S. and Canadian governments to follow proper political protocol.

Later in the program, Chris Black describes a central figure in the ICTR, and the meaning of Slobodan Milosevic's death on trial in 2006.




January 28th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Max Forte examines NATO’s War on Libya and Africa. Zafar Bangash talks about Mali and the riots in Egypt

Featured Guest(s):
Max Forte, Zafar Bangash




January 21st, 2013: - Listen | Download

A review of events in Libya and Syria. Drugs in sport.




January 7th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina demands democracy for Rwanda. Zafar Bangash: Assad's peace plan vs opposition terror campaign.

Featured Guest(s):
Paul Rusesabagina, Zafar Bangash




December 31st, 2012: - Listen | Download

Jim Dann remembers Freedom Summer and the role of John Harris. Ishmael Reed: Tarantino's Django an abomination.

Featured Guest(s):
Jim Dann, Ishmael Reed




December 17th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Ramsey Clark on American gun laws, drones and Syria. Novelist, Gary Engler, tells how medicare came to Canada.

Featured Guest(s):
Ramsey Clark, Gary Engler




December 3rd, 2012: - Listen | Download

Lincoln scholar Ed Steers explains Lincoln’s strategy to end slavery. Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: alleged Shia-Sunni rivalry is a political construct.

Featured Guest(s):
Ed Steers, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

Links:
www.edsteers.com




November 26th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Thomas C. Mountain on Eritrea, press freedom and the Middle East. Aimable Mugara on Rwanda's support for the Congo "rebel" group - M23. Rick Rozoff on NATO's plans for Syria.

Featured Guest(s):
Thomas C. Mountain, Aimable Mugara, Rick Rozoff




November 19th, 2012: - Listen | Download

David Heap condemns Israeli bombing of Gaza. Stephen Gowans: false narrative precedes western aggression in mid-east.

Featured Guest(s):
David Heap, Stephen Gowans

Links:
gazaark.org
gowans.wordpress.com




November 12th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Chris Black, prominent defense lawyer on ex-UN prosecutor Ocampo. Zafar Bangash profiles NATO's erbels in Syria.

Featured Guest(s):
Chris Black, Zafar Bangash




October 29th, 2012 : mp3 file not currently online

Ehab Lotayef on the media broadside against the Estelle. David Hoile investigates the possible Israeli strike on Sudan. Zafar Bangash brings the latest on the Syrian conflict.

Featured Guest(s):
Ehab Lotayef, David Hoile, Zafar Bangash




October 15th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Friends of CIUT 89.5fm Fundraising Show

Show touches on Einstein as anti-Zionist, Charles Taylor, past supporters who have passed on, Sid Ryan's good work, the Cuban Five




October 8th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Remembering Charles Roach

Featured Guest(s):
David Jacobs, Peter Rosenthal, Miguel San Vincente, Julia Farquarson

The Taylor Report remembers human rights lawyer Charles Roach and his many achievements on behalf of the poor and the dispossessed. This includes his work challenging a domestic worker program designed to procure, abuse, and dispose of foreign labour.

The hosts also announce important upcoming events in Toronto.




October 1st, 2012: - Listen | Download

Kenyatta's lawyer, Bw'omanwa Otachi, exposes ICC imperial politics. Gianni Converso dsicusses his award-winning film "Open Pit"

Featured Guest(s):
Bw'omanwa Otachi, Gianni Converso




September 24th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Greta Berlin: Setting sail to free Gaza. Yves Engler profiles Canada’s ugly foreign policy.

Featured Guest(s):
Greta Berlin, Yves Engler




September 10th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Gloria La Riva discusses the importance of the Sept. 21-23 Toronto Conference to Free the Cuban Five. Publisher/activist Robin Philpot links student struggle to PQ election victory. Stephen Gowans on Canadian government’s hypocrisy on Iran.

Featured Guest(s):
Gloria La Riva, Robin Philpot, Stephen Gowans




September 3rd, 2012: - Listen | Download

Yves Engler: Canada is playing a dangerous game in the Persian Gulf. Zafar Bangash: Non-Aligned Movement reawakens in Tehran.

Featured Guest(s):
Yves Engler, Zafar Bangash




August 27th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Elias Amare and Sophia Tesfamariam on Eritrea’s independent stance in the Horn of Africa.

Featured Guest(s):
Elias Amare, Sophia Tesfamariam




August 20th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Robin Philpot on Student strikers and the Quebec election. Author Keith Bolender on the Toronto conference in support of the Cuban Five.

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot, Keith Bolender




August 13th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Yves Engler comments on the new Canadian militarism. Rick Rozoff on the NATO and the Syrian crisis.

Featured Guest(s):
Yves Engler, Rick Rozoff




August 6th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Courteney Griffiths, lawyer for Charles Taylor: Great Power Politics undermine international justice. Thomas Mountain: Ethiopia crisis and reflections on Alexander Cockburn. Pauline Bellens on Zimbabwe’s many accomplishments.

Featured Guest(s):
Courteney Griffiths, Thomas Mountain, Pauline Bellens




July 30th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Why do some "progressives" support US against Syria?

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans




July 23rd, 2012: - Listen | Download

Elias Amare, America’s Ethiopian puppets are tumbling. Cynthia Hess-von Kruedener: Public needs to know why Israelis bombed UN post in Lebanon (2006) killing her husband and other peacekeepers.

Featured Guest(s):
Elias Amare, Cynthia Hess-von Kruedener




July 9th, 2012 : mp3 file not currently online

Repeat of program from June 18th 2012




July 2nd, 2012 : mp3 file not currently online

Repeat of program from June 25th 2012




June 18th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Poet Joe Rosenblatt on the important work of Milton Acorn. Celebrated illustrator, Francis Back objects to glorification/distortion of the war of 1812. Yves Engler explains the dynamics of Quebec student movement.

Featured Guest(s):
Joe Rosenblatt, Francis Back, Yves Engler




June 11th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Robin Philpot on Quebec students vs the plutocrats. Glen Ford: Rwanda’s criminal leaders protected by Washington. Charles Roach: Human rights trump royal oaths. Zafar Bangash: West ignores crimes of Syrian Free Army

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot, Glen Ford, Charles Roach, Zafar Bangash




June 4th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Norman Otis Richmond: The story of Black music month. Author Robin Philpot on the student led popular movement in Quebec. Toronto lawyer David Jacobs on the strange court that tried Charles Taylor.

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond, Robin Philpot, David Jacobs




May 21st, 2012: - Listen | Download

Yves Engler on the demonstrations in Montreal. Stephen Gowans makes the case against NATO.

Featured Guest(s):
Yves Engler, Stephen Gowans




April 23rd, 2012: - Listen | Download

Anne Garrison provides the evidence that Victoire Ingabire is the victim of a show trial in Rwanda.

Featured Guest(s):
Anne Garrison




March 12th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Edward Herman, renowned authority on media propaganda, exposes flaws in Stephen Pinker’s “Better Angels” book.

Featured Guest(s):
Edward Herman




March 5th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Yakov Rabkin: Nuclear powers US/Israel are blocking democratic resolution of mid-east crisis. Thomas Mountain: London conference leads to more violent intervention in Somalia.

Featured Guest(s):
Yakov Rabkin, Thomas Mountain




February 27th, 2012 : mp3 file not currently online

Yves Engler: Why Canada’s leading parties follow Nato’s lead. Interview with Jacob Leibovitch, Executive Director www.itaxiworkers.ca

Featured Guest(s):
Yves Engler, Jacob Leibovitch




February 20th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Sara Flounders of the International Action Center: Oppose U.S. War with Iran. Rick Rozoff: NATO’s strategy targets Syria, Iran and seeks to isolate Russia-China.

Featured Guest(s):
Sara Flounders, Rick Rozoff




February 13th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Zafar Bangash: Western powers and Gulf Monarchs have targeted Syria. Black Canadians resisted return of escaped slave, Niagara 1837

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Special report: British authorities tried to return an escaped slave to America in 1837.
Black Canadians resisted and Solomon Moseby escaped during the struggle. William Lyon
McKenzie praised their courage. Shouldn’t there be a monument?




February 6th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Yves Engler: Lester Pearson gave his all to NATO. Stephen Gowans: the U.S. military writes its own ticket.

Featured Guest(s):
Yves Engler, Stephen Gowans

Links:
gowans.wordpress.com




January 30th, 2012: - Listen | Download

The James Bay Cree - Ontario and Quebec: Different treaties, different lives. Etta James and Johnny Otis brought big change to American music. The case for Leon Mugesera.

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot, Otis Richmond, Philippe Larochelle, Chris Black




January 16th, 2012: - Listen | Download

Reverend John Osmers defends refugee rights in Zambia. Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa, a former RPF leader, exposes efforts to rehabilitate Rwanda’s Kagame.

Featured Guest(s):
Reverend John Osmers, Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa




January 2nd, 2012: - Listen | Download

Peter Robinson, Lawyer for Radovan Karadzic and Joseph Nzirorera, discusses the battle for international justice. Otis Richmond on Little Willie John - a creative force in soul music.

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Robinson, Otis Richmond




December 26th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Rhoda Nsama, in Zambia, warns of threat to Rwandan refugees in Zambia. David Jacobs: the evidence reveals a right-wing Vaclav Havel.

Featured Guest(s):
Rhoda Nsama, David Jacobs




December 19th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Thomas Mountain: Western powers sanction Eritrea, protect criminal regime in Ethiopia. Stephen Gowans: the U.S. and South Korean governments are dangerous and provocative.

Featured Guest(s):
Thomas Mountain, Stephen Gowans




December 12th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Ann Garrison analyzes the Congo power struggle. Zafar Bangash on Turkey's interference in Syria.

Featured Guest(s):
Ann Garrison, Zafar Bangash




December 5th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Mahdi Nazemroaya: Nato may be biting off more than it can chew in Syria. Aimable Mugara: Kagame's regime has eliminated another opposition journalist.

Featured Guest(s):
Mahdi Nazemroaya, Aimable Mugara




November 21st, 2011: - Listen | Download

Rick Rozoff provides detailed analysis of the dangerous workings of the largest most aggressive military alliance in history.

Featured Guest(s):
Rick Rozoff

Links:
Stop NATO




November 14th, 2011: - Listen | Download

International lawyer Chris Black charges Nato with war crimes in Libya. Aimable Mugara, Rwandan writer, explains why the criminal regime of Kagame fears a courageous woman, Victoire Ingabire.

Featured Guest(s):
Chris Black, Aimable Mugara




November 7th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Laurel O'Gorman on what the Occupy movement is all about. Derrick O' Keefe, reports on the Canadian Boat to Gaza.

Featured Guest(s):
Laurel O'Gorman, Derrick O' Keefe

Links:
Ms.Marx: On Pop Culture (Laurel O'Gorman)
Canadian Boat to Gaza




October 24th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Cuban doctor, Dr. Jorge Balseiros, describes emergency work in Haiti. Zafar Bangash on the unislamic, barbaric behaviour of the Nato "rebels".

Featured Guest(s):
Dr. Jorge Balseiros, Zafar Bangash




October 17th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Friends of CIUT 89.5fm Fundraising Show




October 10th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Thomas Mountain talks about the dubious UN work of Angelina Jolie; "Ray" tells what it is like to occupy Wall Street; and Toronto lawyer Chris Black adds more information against Rwandan ruler Paul Kagame.

Featured Guest(s):
Thomas Mountain, "Ray", Chris Black




October 3rd, 2011: - Listen | Download

Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa on Kagame crimes and Marie-Rose Habyarimana, daughter of murdered President of Rwanda says truth will come out.

Featured Guest(s):
Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa, Marie-Rose Habyarimana




September 26th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa, former Rwandan Ambassador to the U.S. makes the case that Paul Kagame has to go. Author Keith Bolender says U.S. has demonized Cuba.

Featured Guest(s):
Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa, Keith Bolender




September 19th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Mahdi Nazemroaya reported from Tripoli during the NATO bombardment, he shares important insights. Phil Conlon praises new films about the plight of African refugees crossing the Mediteranean

Featured Guest(s):
Mahdi Nazemroaya, Phil Conlon




September 12th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Zafar Bangash and Michel Chossudovsky explain NATO's game-plan for Libya and Syria

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Michel Chossudovsky




September 5th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Rick Rozoff: NATO is more dangerous than ever. Ann Garrison on the persecution of Victoire Ingabire by the Kagame regime in Rwanda. Joel Richardson: his new mural has community support.

Featured Guest(s):
Rick Rozoff, Ann Garrison, Joel Richardson




August 29th, 2011: - Listen | Download

The life and political legacy of Jack Layton. The media on Libya.

Featured Guest(s):
Jacob Leibovitch, Phil Conlon

Jacob Leibovitch, Phil Conlon and host Phil Taylor discuss Jack Layton's life and political legacy.

We also review the agit-prop coverage of events in Libya.




August 22nd, 2011: - Listen | Download

Journalist/activist Mohammed Fares Al Majdalawi reports on Israel's bombing of Gaza. Stephen Gowans: NATO takes over the attack on Gaddafi.

Featured Guest(s):
Mohammed Fares Al Majdalawi, Stephen Gowans




August 15th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Maximilian Forte on the neo-colonial musings of Fisk and Amnest. Sandra Rush on one of the Flotilla "Captains" defying Israel's no-sail zone.

Featured Guest(s):
Maximilian Forte, Sandra Rush




August 8th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Zafar Bangash: Syria defends itself. Tiki Mercury Clarke on Gospel music in the struggle for justice.

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Tiki Mercury Clarke




August 1st, 2011: - Listen | Download

Thomas Mountain on the lousy role some "humanitarian" food relief agencies in the horn of Africa. Ramsey Clark on Western/Nato mayhem in the mid-east.

Featured Guest(s):
Thomas Mountain, Ramsey Clark




July 25th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Cynthia Hess-von Kruedener, widow of Canadian officer killed in Lebanon by Israeli bomb in July 2006. Stephen Gowans: analysis of events in Norway and Libya.

Featured Guest(s):
Cynthia Hess-von Kruedener, Stephen Gowans




June 27th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Thomas Mountain from Eritrea: Nato's disrupting entire mideast. Wendy Goldsmith gives us the latest on Canada's Boat to Gaza. Zafar Bangash on Egypt's retreat from revolution.

Featured Guest(s):
Thomas Mountain, Wendy Goldsmith, Zafar Bangash




June 13th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Cynthia McKinney reports on her fact-finding trip to Libya. Ted Schmidt, peace activist and editor of newcatholictimes.org, in support of the Canada Boat to Gaza. Norman Otis Richmond remembers the great Gil Scott Heron.

Featured Guest(s):
Cynthia McKinney, Ted Schmidt, Norman Otis Richmond

Links:
www.newcatholictimes.org




June 6th, 2011: - Listen | Download

The U.S. behind the war and junk justice in Bosnia

Featured Guest(s):
Edward S. Herman




May 30th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Ehab Lotayef speaks about the Canada Boat to Gaza. Jahan Ahmed on Enterprise strikers being fired. Zafar Bangash on Al Jazeera being exposed as royal mouthpiece.

Featured Guest(s):
Ehab Lotayef, Jahan Ahmed, Zafar Bangash




May 23rd, 2011: - Listen | Download

Diana Johnstone: Strauss-Kahn was not an IMF good-guy; Nato bombs Libya with impunity. Stephen Gowans: war more likely than peace in Mid-East.

Featured Guest(s):
Diana Johnstone, Stephen Gowans




May 16th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Palestinian-Canadian, Rashad Saleh, describes the Nakba demonstrations on Israel's borders. Jacob Leibovitch, executive director of itaxiworkers.ca, on the need for a new deal for Toronto taxi workers. Zafar Bangash on issues from Osama to Syria.

Featured Guest(s):
Rashad Saleh, Jacob Leibovitch, Zafar Bangash




May 9th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Historian, Ed Steers, corrects the record on the trial of Lincoln's assassins.

Featured Guest(s):
Ed Steers




April 25th, 2011: - Listen | Download

France and UN cause Ivory Coast havoc. Jorge Soberon, Consul General of Cuba at Toronto, talks about the 50th Anniversary of Playa Giron, and news from the 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba.

Featured Guest(s):
Professor Aziz Fall, Consul General of Cuba at Toronto - Jorge Soberon




April 18th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Toronto poet and publisher Luciano Iacobelli reads from and talks about his latest book. Robin Philpot on the little known but brilliant book on Quebec sovereignty by Jane Jacobs.

Featured Guest(s):
Luciano Iacobelli, Robin Philpot




April 11th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Fundraising Show. We were joined by the poet Rob Rolfe and union organizer Jacob Leibovitch.

Featured Guest(s):
Rob Rolfe, Jacob Leibovitch




April 4th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Thomas Mountain on the UN/French role in Ivory Coast violence. Walter Riley argues that Aristide's return to Haiti is good news.

Featured Guest(s):
Thomas Mountain, Walter Riley




March 21st, 2011: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Thomas C. Mountain, Bernie Dwyer, Ramsey Clark, Fred Jerome




March 14th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Diana Johnstone, author of Fool's Crusade debunks the U.S. Libya narrative. Erick Olin Wright, noted U. of Wisconsin sociologist describes the dynamics of the labor fight-back in Madison.

Featured Guest(s):
Diana Johnstone, Erick Olin Wright




March 7th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Stephen Gowans on NATOs Libya caper. Keith Bolender on the Carriles trial in El Paso.

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans, Keith Bolender




February 28th, 2011: - Listen | Download

The strange CIA story in Pakistan.

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash




February 14th, 2011: - Listen | Download

An updated on the Egypt upheaval with Zafar Bangash. Yves Engler explains the U.S. (and Canada) game of blocking popular government in Haiti.

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Yves Engler




January 31st, 2011: - Listen | Download

Robert Massoud on the 1st annivarsary of Beit Zatoun. Zafar Bangash on uprisings in the Middle East.

Featured Guest(s):
Robert Massoud, Zafar Bangash

It is the 1st anniversary of Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St., Toronto which has become a dynamic cultural centre. Robert Massoud invites everyone to the Feb. 5 open house.

Zafar Bangash writing at crescent-international.net had predicted the uprisings in Tunesia and Egypt. He tells the Taylor Report the revolutionary process in the middle-east is just beginning.




January 24th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Lee Lorch, A leading figure in the fight for civil rights tells about being red-baited and black-balled and receiving support from Albert Einstein.

Featured Guest(s):
Lee Lorch




January 10th, 2011: - Listen | Download

Brian Becker on the US harboring of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles. Mike Hersh on The fight for decent pensions.

Featured Guest(s):
Brian Becker, Mike Hersh




January 3rd, 2011: - Listen | Download

David Hoile on the South Sudan referendum. Keith Bolender, Protesting U.S. harboring terrorist Posada.

Featured Guest(s):
David Hoile, Keith Bolender




December 27th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Stephen Gowans on Sudan, Ivory Coast and the Korea crisis.

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans




December 20th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Garry Howe, V.P. of USWA 1005, outlines the fight with US Steel. Zafar Bangash on the Lebanon Tribunal as a device for destabilization.

Featured Guest(s):
Garry Howe, Zafar Bangash




December 13th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Tiphaine Dickson on the failures of UN ad hoc tribunals. Tom Powers on Miami's terrorist in residence, Posada Carriles.

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, Tom Powers




December 6th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Linda McQuaig on the trouble with billionaires. Stephen Gowans on the origins of the Korea crisis.

Featured Guest(s):
Linda McQuaig, Stephen Gowans




November 22nd, 2010: - Listen | Download

Paul Rusesabagina, hero of Hotel Rwanda, resists Kagame threats. Des Dalton, Republican Sinn Fein spokesman, opposing the IMF.

Featured Guest(s):
Paul Rusesabagina, Des Dalton




November 15th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Peter Robinson, prominent defence lawyer at UN tribunals, talks about his client Joseph Nzirorera.

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Robinson




November 1st, 2010: - Listen | Download

Zafar Bangash on Kashmir and Arundathi Roy; Tom Reid announces a rally to save Mumia; Former NHLer Bob Sirois on discrimination in Canadian hockey.

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Tom Reid, Bob Sirois




October 25th, 2010: - Listen | Download

David Abramowitz of UJPO announces Toronto visit of Robert Meeropol, son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Yves Engler, author-activist, on why Canada lost UN vote.

Featured Guest(s):
David Abramowitz, Yves Engler




October 4th, 2010: - Listen | Download

A Canadian connection to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Featured Guest(s):
Edward Steers

We speak with Edward Steers, Author of the Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia.
Edward tells us about Confederate agents in Canada who helped John Wilkes Booth.

Links:
www.edsteers.com




September 20th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Remembering Peter Leibovitch.

Featured Guest(s):
Jacob Leibovitch, Mike Hersh, Phil Conlon, Sid Ryan, Tina Conlon, David Jacobs

A panel of friends (Phil Taylor, Jacob Leibovitch, Mike Hersh and Phil Conlon) remembered acclaimed activist and labour leader Peter Leibovitch. OFL President Sid Ryan, Tina Conlon (community activist), and labor lawyer David Jacobs commented by phone.




September 13th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Toronto lawyer Christopher Black on his work at the ICTR and evidence against the criminal regime in Rwanda.

Featured Guest(s):
Christopher Black




September 6th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Gerard Karangwa on another political arrest in Rwanda. Sandra Rush on sending a canadian boat to Gaza.

Featured Guest(s):
Gerard Karangwa, Sandra Rush

Links:
www.canadaboatgaza.org




August 30th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Thomas C. Mountain: How the Puntland Pirates (of Somalia) are linked to Ethiopia.

Featured Guest(s):
Thomas C. Mountain




August 23rd, 2010 : mp3 file not currently online

Walter Riley, prominent California attorney, talks about two topics: Oppressive police tactics in Oakland and his efforts on behalf of Haitian democracy

Featured Guest(s):
Walter Riley




August 16th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Jean Saint-Vil critique of Wyclif Jean's political ambitions in Haiti. Aimable Mugara on Rwanda's phoney election.

Featured Guest(s):
Jean Saint-Vil, Aimable Mugara

Links:
www.rwandahumanrights.org




August 9th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Families of the Cuban Five visit the Taylor Report

Links:
www.freethefive.org




August 2nd, 2010: - Listen | Download

Tom Power on the Cuban Five

Featured Guest(s):
Tom Power

Links:
www.freethefive.org




July 26th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Remembering the death of Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener. Wajahat Ali on "The Domestic Crusaders"

Featured Guest(s):
Cynthia Hess-von Kreudener, Wajahat Ali

Cynthia Hess-von Kreudener: Remembering the death of her husband Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener, a UN ceasefire observer killed with 3 others by an Israeli bomb during Lebanon crisis of 2006.

Phil speaks with Wajahat Ali, Author of highly-praised play: "The Domestic Crusaders"




July 19th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Harry Browne on Ireland and the world cup. Retired Law Professor, Harry Glassbeek, provides analysis of G-20 policing.

Featured Guest(s):
Harry Browne, Harry Glassbeek




July 12th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Dr. David Hoile criticizes the ICC for prosecution of Sudanese President.

Featured Guest(s):
Dr. David Hoile

Links:
www.espac.org




July 5th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Thomas C. Mountain, Aimable Mugara

Links:
www.rwandahumanrights.org




June 28th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Dr. Barry Castleman: Canada should close asbestos mine. Stephan Gowans on the artificial Korea crisis.

Featured Guest(s):
Dr. Barry Castleman, Stephan Gowans




June 21st, 2010: - Listen | Download

The case of Peter Erlinder - US lawyer imprisoned in Rwanda. The Gaza Freedom Flotilla - participants speak.

Featured Guest(s):
Gershom Otachi, Kevin Neish, Paul Larudee

Kenyan lawyer, Gershom Otachi on the fight for Peter Erlinder's freedom; Kevin Neish of British Columbia, describes his experiences as part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla; Paul Larudee, from California also speaks as a Flotilla participant and about the refusal by Oakland longshoremen to unload an Israeli vessel.




June 14th, 2010 : mp3 file not currently online

David Jacobs on the arrest by Rwanda of American lawyer Peter Erlinder.

Featured Guest(s):
David Jacobs




June 7th, 2010: - Listen | Download

The case of Peter Erlinder - US lawyer imprisoned in Rwanda. Yves Engler on Israel.

Featured Guest(s):
Scott Erlinder, Yves Engler

Phil speaks with Scott Erlinder and Yves Engler. Scott Erlinder is the brother of US lawyer Peter Erlinder who is a prisoner in Rwanda. Yves Engler is the author of Building Apartheid: Canada and Israel.




May 31st, 2010: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Ed Herman, Sandra Rush, Ramsey Clark

Links:
www.gazafreedommarch.org




May 24th, 2010 : mp3 file not currently online

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April 26th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Feickert

Links:
davefeickert.co.nz




April 19th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
David Hoile, Stephen Gowans




April 12th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Friends of CIUT 89.5fm Fundraising Show

Featured Guest(s):
Tom Power

Links:
www.freethefive.org




April 5th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Ishmael Reed talks about his new book: "Obama and the Jim Crow Media."

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed




March 29th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Ronald Poulton, author of Pale Blue Hope, Death and Life in Asian Peacekeeping.

Featured Guest(s):
Ronald Poulton




March 22nd, 2010: - Listen | Download

Kevin O'Halloran speaks about the massacre at Kibeho Camp in Rwanda. Peter Leibovitch on the Vale-Inco strike in Sudbury.

Featured Guest(s):
Kevin O'Halloran, Peter Leibovitch

We speak with Kevin O'Halloran, Australian soldier and author of Pure Massacre. O'Halloran describes the notorious killing of Hutu refugees by RPF soldiers at the Kibeho Camp in Rwanda. Sgt. O'Halloran's book may be obtained from www.bigskypublishing.com.au

Peter Leibovitch of the Steelworkers Union spoke to us from a rally to support Vale-Inco strikers in Sudbury.

Links:
www.bigskypublishing.com.au




March 15th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Thomas Mountain unmasks the role of human rights groups in Africa. Mostafa Henaway describes Israeli Apartheid Week success in Quebec.

Featured Guest(s):
Thomas Mountain, Mostafa Henaway




March 8th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Tom Power: Why does terrorist Posada walk free in Florida? Thomas C. Mountain: The dirty story of the diversion of humanitarian aid in Africa.

Featured Guest(s):
Tom Power, Thomas Mountain

Links:
www.freethefive.org




March 1st, 2010: - Listen | Download

Thomas C. Mountain reports on Eritrea's successful work in combating malaria and AIDS. Yves Engler talks about his timely new book, Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid.

Featured Guest(s):
Thomas Mountain, Yves Engler




February 22nd, 2010: - Listen | Download

Colonel Luc Marchal seeking the truth behind the 1994 assassination of President Habyarimana.

Featured Guest(s):
Colonel Luc Marchal




February 15th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Walter Riley

Phil speaks with Walter Riley, activist lawyer from Oakland California, who was in Haiti when the earthquake struck.




February 8th, 2010 : mp3 file not currently online

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none

The Taylor Report was not aired on this day.




February 1st, 2010 : mp3 file not currently online

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none

The Taylor Report was not aired on this day.




January 18th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Phil Taylor




January 11th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Alison Weir: Palastinian Ghandis are in Israel's prisons, a message to Bono. Zafar Bangash: America's designs on Yemen

Featured Guest(s):
Alison Weir, Zafar Bangash




January 4th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Thomas Mountain, speaking from Asmara, Eritrea: Ethiopia and Angelina Jolie are up to no good in the Horn of Africa

Featured Guest(s):
Thomas Mountain

Links:
What Did Angelina Jolie Pay for Her Baby? @ CounterPunch




December 28th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Sandra Rush and David Heap on the Gaza Solidarity march, and Zafar Bangash: Who is trying to destabilize Iran.

Featured Guest(s):
Sandra Rush, David Heap, Zafar Bangash




December 21st, 2009: - Listen | Download

James Jackson, author of

Featured Guest(s):
James Jackson

Links:
The Riot that Never Was @ Baraka Books
The Riot that Never Was @ Chapters




December 14th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Robinson, Sandra Rush

We speak with Radovan Karadzik's legal advisor, Peter Robinson. We also talk to Sandra Rush of www.gazafreedommarch.com

Links:
www.peterrobinson.com
www.gazafreedommarch.com




December 7th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Poet/novelist Ishmael Reed on the film, "Precious". Lawyer Peter Rosenthal on the community victory at Dumpsite 41

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed, Peter Rosenthal




November 30th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans

Links:
www.gowans.wordpress.com




November 23rd, 2009: - Listen | Download

Fred Jerome, author of Einstein on Israel and Zionism. Brian Gordon Sinclair on performing Hemingway.

Featured Guest(s):
Fred Jerome, Brian Gordon Sinclair




November 2nd, 2009: - Listen | Download

Fund-raising Show




October 26th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Carol Mulligan of the Sudbury Star on the strike at Vale Inco. Robin Philpot: Does the NHL discriminate against French players?

Featured Guest(s):
Carol Mulligan, Robin Philpot




October 19th, 2009: - Listen | Download

The life of Arianna Black.

Featured Guest(s):
Gay Allison, Zafar Bangash




October 12th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Gloria La Riva speaks about the "Cuban Five" and Dave Feickert discusses increasing mine safety in China.

Featured Guest(s):
Gloria la Riva, Dave Feickert

Gloria La Riva of www.freethefive.org discusses the case of five Cubans imprisoned in by the United States government as a result of their efforts to prevent terrorist activities on Cuban soil.

We also speak with Dave Feickert - a mining expert from New Zealand who received a China Friendship award for helping increase mine safety.

Links:
www.freethefive.org




October 5th, 2009 : mp3 file not currently online

Keith Bolender discusses the impact on Cubans of terrorist attacks

Featured Guest(s):
Keith Bolender




September 28th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Abdi Dirshe on the civil war in Somalia

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Abdi Dirshe




September 21st, 2009: - Listen | Download

Keith Ellis on the revolutionary career of the Afro-Cuban leader Juan Almeida

Featured Guest(s):
Keith Ellis




September 14th, 2009 : mp3 file not currently online

Phil Taylor was away this week. A repeat show was aired.




September 7th, 2009 : mp3 file not currently online

Phil Taylor was away this week. A repeat show was aired.




August 10th, 2009 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Tom Power, Stephen Gowans

Tom Power gives us an update on the Cuban Five, imprisoned in the US for 11 years. Stephen Gowans speaks about U.S. journalists who broke North Korean law.

Links:
www.freethefive.org




August 3rd, 2009: - Listen | Download

The White House "beer summit" solves nothing

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed

Links:
Post-Race Scholar Yells Racism @ counterpunch.org




July 20th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Larry Krotz reading his account of a trial at the UN Rwanda Court from his book: The Uncertain Business of Doing Good, Outsiders In Africa.

Featured Guest(s):
Larry Krotz

Links:
The Uncertain Business of Doing Good Outsiders in Africa @ University of Manitoba Press
www.larrykrotz.ca




June 29th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Eva Golinger on the coup in Honduras. Robin Philpot talks about a new book: A People's History of Quebec

Featured Guest(s):
Eva Golinger, Robin Philpot

Links:
www.chavezcode.com
www.freeezra.org
A People's History of Quebec @ BarakaBooks.com




June 22nd, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Max Haiven, Paul Craig Roberts




May 25th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Fred Jerome




April 27th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Michael McAteer

Michael McAteer, former religion editor of the Toronto Star, talks about not swearing an oath to the Queen and why he favours a republic of Canada.




April 20th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Paul Rusesabagina, Tiphaine Dickson

We speak with Paul Rusesabagina, whose story was told in Hotel Rwanda. Mr. Rusesabagina's home in Brussels has been ransacked and his documents were stolen.

Tiphaine Dickson talks about the anniversary of NATO's bombing of Serbia. No court ever charged NATO for attacking a Serbian television station but the station director is in prison, blamed for not removing staff.




April 13th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Linda McQuaig, Tiphaine Dixon

Links:
Columns of Linda McQuaig @ TheStar.com




April 6th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Marie-Rose Habyarimana




March 23rd, 2009: - Listen | Download

We speak with John Walsh about red-baiting in the anti-war movement and Marc Glendening, Director of www.iccwatch.org, about the International Criminal Court

Featured Guest(s):
John Walsh, Marc Glendening

Links:
www.iccwatch.org




March 16th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
David Hoile

Links:
European Sudanese Public Affairs Council




March 9th, 2009: - Listen | Download

We speak with Sandra Ruch from Gaza and Peter Leibovitch of the United Steelworkers.

Featured Guest(s):
Sandra Ruch, Peter Leibovitch




March 2nd, 2009: - Listen | Download

We speak with Ramsey Clark, counsel for the family of Geronimo

Featured Guest(s):
Ramsey Clark




February 23rd, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Marie-Rose Habyarimana




February 9th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
David Hoile

Links:
European Sudanese Public Affairs Council




February 2nd, 2009: - Listen | Download

We speak with Des Dalton, vice-president of Republican Sein Fein

Featured Guest(s):
Des Dalton




January 26th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Peter Verlinden, of VRT-TV in Belgium, on the sudden downfall of Rwandan backed "rebel" in Congo.

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Verlinden




January 19th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Sandra Ruch and Dr. Jeff Halper speak out against Israel's attack on Gaza.

Featured Guest(s):
Sandra Ruch, Jeff Halper




January 12th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Walter Riley, Dr. Paul Larudee

We speak to Walter Riley, an Oakland lawyer, on the New Year's Day shooting of young black man by a transit officer. Dr. Paul Larudee of www.freegaza.org, speaks about the effort to bring medicine to Gaza by ship.

Links:
www.freegaza.org




January 5th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Sabrina Johnson on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, and David Jacobs on Israel's violation of international law.

Featured Guest(s):
Sabrina Johnson, David Jacobs




December 29th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Paul Skolnik

This week's guest was Paul Skolnik, a criminal lawyer from Montreal. Mr. Skolnik won a 'not guilty' verdict for his client, General Gratien Kabiligi, in the Military One trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Dec. 18, 2008.




December 15th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




December 8th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Charles Roach, Peter Leibovitch




December 1st, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Michael Hourigan, Terry Pickard

This week's program features interviews with Michael Hourigan and Terry Pickard. Michael Hourigan, headed UN investigation into 1994 assassination of Rwandan & Burundi Presidents. The findings of his team were suppressed. Terry Pickard is the author of "Combat Medic: An Australian's Account of the Kibeho Massacre".

Links:
Big Sky Publishing - Publisher of "Combat Medic"




November 24th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Readings from and commentary on Combat Medic, Terry Picard's eye-witness account of the April 1995 massacre of refugees at Kibeho, Rwanda.

Featured Guest(s):
Phil Conlon




November 17th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

The 1st half of the show was a report on the fighting in East Congo and the recent arrest of Rose Kabuye a Rwandan official. In the second part of the program, we continue to focus on Africa with our guest, Zafar Bangash of www.muslimedia.com.

Links:
Muslimedia International




November 10th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Canadian poet Rob Rolfe and Quattro Books publisher and editor, Beatriz Hausner talk about Rolfe's latest volume titled, The Hawk

Featured Guest(s):
Rob Rolfe, Beatriz Hausner




October 27th, 2008: - Listen | Download

We speak with Larry Krotz, author of The Uncertain Business of Doing Good: Outsiders in Africa

Featured Guest(s):
Larry Krotz




October 20th, 2008: - Listen | Download

We speak with Lavala Supuwood, one of the lawyers defending Liberia's former President Charles Taylor against charges of war crimes.

Featured Guest(s):
Lavala Supuwood




October 13th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Our guest was Montreal journalist Robin Philpot

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot




October 6th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Rosenthal, Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




September 29th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Michael Hudson

Links:
Michael Hudson - financial economist and historian




September 22nd, 2008: - Listen | Download

We speak with Douglas Valentine, the author of Hotel Tacloban.

Featured Guest(s):
Douglas Valentine

Douglas Valentine is the author of Hotel Tacloban. In a recent counterpunch article he exposed the myth of McCain's military heroism.

Links:
www.DouglasValentine.com
From Glory Boy to PW Songbird (Counterpunch article)
The Bush Continuity Plan (Counterpunch article)




September 8th, 2008: - Listen | Download

We speak with Ishmael Reed, author of "Mixing It Up, Taking on the Media Bullies and Other Reflections" (Da Capo Press).

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Ishmael Reed




September 1st, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Ramsey Clark




August 4th, 2008 : mp3 file not currently online

Our guests were Abhinav Gupta, student activist and supporter of Hotel Rwanda Paul Rusesabagina campaign for truth and reconciliation in African Great Lakes Region, and Salim Vally, South African academic in support of the Durban Two UN conference.

Featured Guest(s):
Abhinav Gupta, Salim Vally




July 28th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Our guests were John Laughland author of A History of Political Trials; and Diana Ralph, co-ordinator of Independent Jewish Voices.

Featured Guest(s):
John Laughland, Diana Ralph




July 21st, 2008: - Listen | Download

Our guest was Robert Krueger, former U.S. Ambassador to Burundi and author of "From Bloodshed To Hope In Burundi"

Featured Guest(s):
Robert Krueger




July 14th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Our guests were Jordi Palou Loverdos who represents families demanding justice for all in Rwanda, and David Hoile of the European Sudanese Public Affairs Council.

Featured Guest(s):
Jordi Palou-Loverdos, David Hoile

Links:
www.veritasrwandaforum.org
European Sudanese Public Affairs Council




July 7th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans

Links:
www.gowans.wordpress.com




June 30th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Antoni Shelton: the true story of why the U.S. and Israel walked out of Durban 1. Avvy Go, of the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, speaks about racial attacks on Asian fishermen.

Featured Guest(s):
Antoni Shelton, Avvy Go




June 23rd, 2008: - Listen | Download

Our guest was Christina Dyer, Executive Director of the Hotel Rusesabagina Foundation.

Featured Guest(s):
Christina Dyer

Links:
Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation




June 16th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Zafar Bangash on Afghanistan's threat of war against Pakistan.

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




June 9th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Peter Lee on U.S. policy toward Myanmar cyclone disaster; Baffor Ankomah, on media distortions about Zimbabwe.

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Lee, Baffor Ankomah




June 2nd, 2008: - Listen | Download

Lee Zaslowsky of the War Resisters; David Jacobs, UN court knocks Kigali

Featured Guest(s):
Lee Zaslowsky, David Jacobs




May 26th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Miguel SanVicente, experiences in Venezuela; Otis Richmond, tribute to Fidel's role in Africa

Featured Guest(s):
Miguel SanVicente, Otis Richmond




May 19th, 2008 : mp3 file not currently online

Sara Flounders, U.S. expoiting Myanmar cyclone disaster; Robin Philpot, Why it is Patriot's Day in Quebec

Featured Guest(s):
Sara Flounders, Robin Philpot




May 12th, 2008: - Listen | Download

David Hoile on the facts about Darfur; Peter Zaduk, stories from the UN Court in Arusha.

Featured Guest(s):
David Hoile, Peter Zaduk




May 5th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Alex Lao, What really happened in Tibet; Zafar Bangash, media and the Muslim world.

Featured Guest(s):
Alex Lao, Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




April 28th, 2008 : mp3 file not currently online

There was no program on this day.




April 14th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans, Zafar Bangash

Links:
Articles of Stephen Gowans
Muslimedia International




March 31st, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Cynthia Hess Von Kruedener

Our guest this Monday was Cynthia Hess Von Kruedener, widow of Major Kruedener who was killed by an Israeli bomb while serving with a UN Observer group in South Lebanon.




March 24th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Rollie Keith




March 17th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Linda McQuaig

Links:
www.lindamcquaig.com




March 10th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, David Jacobs




March 3rd, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Mohamed Boudjenane

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com
Canadian Arab Federation




February 25th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson




February 11th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Cynthia McKinney, Paul Rusesabagina

Former Congresswoman and Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney praised the Spanish Court that is charging 40 RPF leaders of the Rwandan government and Paul Rusesabagina, hero of the Hotel Rwanda story also commented positively on the Spanish Court




February 4th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed




January 28th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Jeanna Patriarca, Luciano Iacobelli




January 21st, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Robinson, Stephen Gowans

Links:
Peter Robinson's Home Page
Articles of Stephen Gowans




January 14th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Russell Means

Links:
Republic of Lakotah
Treaty Productions Homepage




January 7th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




December 31st, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




December 17th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Verlinden




December 10th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Lyn Adamson

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com




December 3rd, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
David Hoile, Peter Leibovitch

Links:
Darfur in Perspective




November 26th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
David Jacobs




November 19th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot




November 12th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Zafar Bangash

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com
Muslimedia International




November 5th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Friends of CIUT 89.5fm Fundraising Show




October 29th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Zacharia Haji




October 15th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
David Hoile, Jose Maria Sison

Links:
The European-Sudanese Public Affairs Council
josemariasison.org portal website




October 8th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot, David Jacobs

Links:
LesIntouchables.com
www.ppkmusic.com
International Criminal Law: A Critical Introduction




October 1st, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Sabrina Johnston

Links:
Toronto Forum On Cuba




September 24th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
T.J. Stiles, Peter Zaduk

T.J. Stiles, author of Jesse James: The last rebel of the Civil War, talks about the Confederate bushwhacker.

Peter Zaduk, prominent criminal lawyer, discusses the UN Rwanda Tribunal's practice of "victor's justice".




September 17th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Charles Roach




September 10th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




September 3rd, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Rosenthal, Norman Otis Richmond

Links:
Articles about Shawn Brant




August 20th, 2007 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
George Fosty

We speak with George Fosty, a co-author of Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes.

Links:
George and Darril Fosty's Black Ice




August 13th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson




August 6th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
John Laughland

Our guest was John Laughland, author of Travesty: The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic and the Corruption of International Justice.




July 9th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Luc de Temmerman, Zafar Bangash

Luc de Temmerman, counsel for Major Ntayahaga - Rwandan officer accused in 1994 deaths of 10 Belgian soldiers, talks about the case.

Zafar Bangash of muslimmedia.com speaks about the worsening crisis in Pakistan and Afghanistan caused by U.S. intervention in the region.

Links:
Muslimedia International




July 2nd, 2007 : mp3 file not currently online

There was no program on this date.




June 18th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
John Ghazvinian, Peter Rosenthal

Links:
Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil by John Ghazvinian
Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil by John Ghazvinian at Amazon.com
The Ipperwash Inquiry Home Page




June 11th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Sharon Taylor, Thelma Taylor Saye, Paul Rusesabagina

Sharon Taylor, daughter of former Liberian President Charles Taylor and his sister, Thelma Taylor Saye, called on people to rally to his defence against the special UN court for Sierra Leone.

Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life hero portrayed in the film Hotel Rwanda, called on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to end the culture of impunity and to charge the President of Rwanda with shooting down the plane of the former President and other crimes against humanity.

Links:
The Association for the Legal Defense of Charles G. Taylor
AllAfrica.com - Liberia: Family Tears

Other Liberia-related shows @ taylor-report.com
Other Rwanda-related shows @ taylor-report.com




June 4th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Paget Henry

Links:
Muslimedia International




May 28th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Cynthia McKinney, Stephen Gowans, Caldwell Taylor

Cynthia McKinney, former U.S. Congresswoman from Georgia, talks about the economic and political interests of the U.S. that engineered the catastrophy in Rwanda. We also speak with Stephen Gowans about how pro-democracy NGOs are often instruments of U.S. policies. Caldwell Taylor announced the conference on Caribbean literature.

Links:
Cynthia McKinney's Website




May 21st, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Roger Annis, Charles Roach




May 14th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Jordi Palou Loverdos, Baffour Ankomah, Michael Parenti

Links:
VeritasRwandaForum.org
New African
Michael Parenti Political Archive




May 7th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Bob Jeffcott

Links:
Maquila Solidarity Network




April 30th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Rosenthal




April 23rd, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Marisa Handler, James Clark

Links:
Marisa Handler's Website
Toronto Coalition to Stop the War




April 16th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Spring 2007 CIUT 89.5FM Fundraising Show

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com




April 9th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot




April 2nd, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Rob Rolfe, Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




March 26th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
David Barsamian, Stephen Gowans

Links:
Alternative Radio
What's Really Going On in Zimbabwe: Mugabe Gets the Milosevic Treatment - By Stephen Gowans




March 5th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Des Dalton, David Hoile

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com
The European Sudanese Public Affairs Council




February 26th, 2007 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
David Jacobs, Miguel San Vicente

Links:
Human Rights Watch in Service to the War Party - by Edward S. Herman, David Peterson and George Szamuely
Edward S. Herman
www.counterpunch.org/freeman02242007.html - The Ultimate Insult: The N-Word and Black History Month - By Gary Freeman
www.adifferentbooklist.com/ - A DiffEReNT BOoKLiST




February 19th, 2007 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, Natercia Coelho

Links:
Rwanda genocide accusation causes an uproar - by Sebastian Rotella
freemandrum.org




February 12th, 2007 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Zaduk, Michael Hourigan

Prominent Toronto criminal lawyer, Peter Zaduk, talks about his work at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Michael Hourigan, UN investigator who was ordered by Louise Arbour to close his investigation of the assasination of Rwanda's President, urges listeners to ask Why?




February 5th, 2007 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Bromley Armstrong, John Harris

Bromley Armstrong, a leading fighter for the equality of black Canadians, talks about his memoir - Bromley.

We also speak with John Harris, a veteran of the civil rights struggle in the segregated South and member of the legendary organization - The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee(SNCC).




January 29th, 2007: - Listen | Download

A soldier's perspective on the war in Vietnam and the current war in Iraq. Howard Hampton argues for an increase to the minimum wage at the Ontario NDP Convention. Media reaction to the comments of France's Socialist Party leader Segolene Royal in regards to Quebec's sovereignty.

Featured Guest(s):
Scott Camil, Peter Leibovitch, Robin Philpot

"I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty bloody, dollar-soaked fingers out of the business of these nations so full of depressed exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. And if, unfortunately, their revolution must be of the violent type, because the haves refuse to share with the have-nots by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own and not the American style, which they don't want, and above all don't want crammed down their throats by Americans."
- General David M. Shoup, Commandant of the Marine Corps 1966-63 ... as quoted by Scott Camil.

Links:
Iraqnam - by Scott Camil
Winter Soldier - The Film
A Warrior's Choice - by Tim Bagwell
War is a Racket - by Major General Smedley D. Butler, USMC [Retired]

Howard Hampton's Address to the Ontario NDP Convention

The Rich Life of Jane Jacobs - by Robin Philpot
The Question of Separatism - by Jane Jacobs (a couple of copies still available at amazon.com)




January 22nd, 2007 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Abdi Dirshe, Peter Robinson

Dave Zirin talks about the issue of race and professional sports. Dave and Phil also talk about the ridiculous pre-NFC championship game media treatment of the New Orleans Saints.

Abdi Dirshe, of the Coalition of Concerned Somali-Canadians, talks about the recent protest of the U.S.-Ethiopean invasion of Somalia at the US embassy in Toronto. Mr. Dirshe presents some of the history and issues surrounding the current political situation in Somalia.

Peter Robinson, a California lawyer representing Joseph Nzirorera, talks about his defense of the former Rwandan political leader who stands accused of war crimes at the UN tribunal in Tanzania. Peter is the author of the legal thriller, The Tribunal.

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com
Peter Robinson's Website




January 15th, 2007 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Links:
freemandrum.org
Muslimedia International




January 8th, 2007 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
George Elliott Clarke, Radheyan Simonpillai

Links:
freemandrum.org
The Varsity Online - University of Toronto's Student Newspaper




January 1st, 2007 : mp3 file not currently online

The show featured a repeat of interviews with Dave Zirin and Michael Hourigan from November 27th 2006.

Links:
Original Broadcast




December 25th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

The show featured a repeat of the interview with Clancy Sigal from January 18th, 2006.

Links:
Original Broadcast




December 18th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Clancy Sigal

Clancy Sigal, talks about his book: "A Woman of Uncertain Character, The Amorous and Radical Adventures of My Mother Jennie (Who always wanted to be a respectable Jewish mom) by Her Bastard Son."




December 11th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, Marie-Rose Habyarimana




December 4th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




November 27th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Dave Zirin on Racism. Michael Hourigan - the evidence says Kagame did it.

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Michael Hourigan

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com




November 20th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Herman Rosenfeld

Our guest was Herman Rosenfeld, a retired Canadian Autoworker staffer and prominent union activist for Palestinian rights.




November 13th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Tiphaine Dickson on why "international tribunals" malfunction. Chad and other outside powers seek to undermine Sudan.

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, Dr. David Hoile

Links:
The European Sudanese Public Affairs Council




November 6th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Friends of CIUT 89.5fm Fundraising Show

Featured Guest(s):
Charles Roach

Charles Roach, a widely respected lawyer and black activist, analyzed supported the program and also analyzed the Saddam trial, which he called a political farce.




October 30th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




October 23rd, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot

Robin Philpot discusses his article on Jane Jacobs and her sympathy for Quebec sovereignty, and her view that a sovereign Quebec would work benefit for everyone.




October 16th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Keith Harmon Snow, James Clark, Lee Zeslawski

Links:
All Things Pass
Toronto Coalition to Stop The War




October 9th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Scott Camil

Links:
Iraqnam




October 2nd, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Gregory Elich, Phil Conlon




September 25th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




September 18th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Phil Conlon

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com




September 11th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Dr. David Hoile exposes the Bush White House claims of genocide in Sudan. David Jacobs on how opposing the Afghan war has energized the NDP.

Featured Guest(s):
David Hoile, David Jacobs

Links:
www.espac.org
Darfur in Perspective - by David Hoile
NDP: Convention 2006




September 4th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Dr. Gerald Horne talks about his new biography of John Howard Lawson, tough nut, and dean of the Hollywood Ten.

Featured Guest(s):
Dr. Gerald Horne




August 21st, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Africa's struggle against malaria

Featured Guest(s):
Joe Oliver

Joe Oliver of results.org talks about new tactics in the struggle to end malaria in Africa.

Links:
www.results.org




August 14th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Peter Leybovitch: What the press left out of reports on anti-war march, and why. Mohamed Kamel: media plays down North America's largest protest against Israeli aggression.

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Leibovitch, Mohamed Kamel




August 7th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Zafar Bangash makes the case for Lebanon and Hezbollah. Rollie Keith, Canadian Army Captain(ret.), says someone in Israeli army targetted UN peace observers.

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Rollie Keith

Links:
International Federation of Journalists
Al-Manar TV: News Site
Muslimedia International




July 31st, 2006: - Listen | Download

Snow in the Congo.

Featured Guest(s):
Keith Harmon Snow

Keith Harmon Snow tells how the robber barons of imperialism are robbing the Congo.

Links:
AllThingsPass.com




July 24th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

We discuss the Israeli assault on Gaza and Lebanon with Muslim scholar and journalist Zafar Bangash.

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Links:
Freeman Drum - Learn about the case of Gary Freeman
Muslimedia International




July 17th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

UN prosecution investigator for the ICTR speaks about the event that triggered the war in Rwanda. Zirin on Zidane.

Featured Guest(s):
Michael Hourigan, Dave Zirin

We speak with Michael Hourigan, who led the UN investigation into the war-triggering murder of two African Presidents. His investigation was stopped by Louise Arbour.

We talk to Dave Zirin about the, now infamous, french soccer superstar - Zidane.

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com




July 10th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Willie Lambert: Rank-and-File candidate challenges Hargrove for leadership of the CAW

Featured Guest(s):
Willie Lambert

Links:
www.WillieLambert.org




July 3rd, 2006: - Listen | Download

Victor's Justice at the ICTR - we speak with Kennedy Ogetto about the challenges faced by defence lawyers. Dr. Judith Stamp talks about land redistribution in Zimbabwe.

Featured Guest(s):
Kennedy Ogetto, Judith Stamp

Links:
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Website
ICTR Press Release: ICTR Appeals Chamber takes Judicial Notice of Genocide in Rwanda




June 26th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Tiphaine Dickson talks about current events in Serbia.

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson

Tiphaine Dickson spoke to the Taylor-Report from Serbia and explained why Serbs are bitter over being lied to by the global liberals. With their team out of the World cup they are supporting Ghana and teenagers wear t-shirts emblazoned with symbols of the old socialist Yugoslavia.




June 22nd, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Max Haiven, Paul Craig Roberts

We speak with Max Haiven, a union leader supporting Palestine issue at York University. In the second half of the program, Paul Craig Roberts speaks about the U.S. plan for regime change in Iran.




June 19th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Robert White speaks about Dr Seán Maguire's Oration at this year's Wolfe Tone Commemoration and the history of the Irish Republican Movement. Marty Two-Bulls talks about the upcoming Anniversary of "Custer's Last Stand".

Featured Guest(s):
Robert W. White, Marty Two-Bulls

Links:
Indymedia.ie: Oration at Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, June 11, 2006 by Dr Seán Maguire, Mayo.
Indian Country Today
Editorial Cartoons by Marty Two-Bulls
Wikipedia: Battle of the Little Bighorn




June 12th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Sara Flounders speaks about the situation in Sudan, and the recent media focus and calls for Western intervention in the country.

Featured Guest(s):
Sara Flounders

Links:
International Action Center
The U.S. role in Darfur, Sudan - By Sara Flounders
PeaceHasNoBorders.org
The Case of the Toronto 17: Has Racism Invaded Canada? - By ROBERT FISK




June 5th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Charles Roach wants to revive his original vision of the Caribana. The ICTY releases a report dealing with the death of Slobodan Milosevic. Muslim groups request that individuals be given a fair hearing in a Court of Law and not just be tried in the Court of Public Opinion.

Featured Guest(s):
Charles Roach, Tiphaine Dickson, Zafar Bangash

Charles Roach speaks about some of the difficulties involved in organizing Toronto's annual Carribean cultural festival known as the Caribana. Mr. Roach was one of the founders of Caribana in 1966 and is now going to, once again, be directly involved in the organizing and planning of the festival. He speaks to us about some of the history of this annual event and the original vision of it being more than just a street party.

Tiphaine Dickson discusses the ICTY report dealing with the death of Slobodan Milosevic. She is appalled by the very biased treatment of of her client, as well as her frustrations with the lack of fairness and impartiality of UN-sanctioned tribunals. Ms. Dickson is a Montreal lawyer who has represented accused before the Internatioal Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and served as legal advisor to Slobodan Milosevic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Zafar Bangash expresses concerns about the fairness of treatment of the individuals accused of planning terrorist activities in Toronto.

Links:
Barrie Collins: In the waiting room of the Rwandan genocide tribunal
Judge Kevin Parker: Report to the President - Death of Slobodan Milosevic [PDF]
Muslimedia International




May 29th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Zafar Bangash decries the recent media attacks on Iran. Robin Philpot - Jane Jacobs' case for Quebec. Tiphaine Dickson talks about a Rwanda expert who was not allowed to testify at the ICTR.

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Robin Philpot, Tiphaine Dickson

Links:
Muslimedia International
Barrie Collins: In the waiting room of the Rwandan genocide tribunal




May 22nd, 2006: - Listen | Download

Behind the veil of 'justice for Africa' - a more honest take on the arrest and trial of Charles Taylor. Canada is not a nice place to visit if you're a francophone diplomat.

Featured Guest(s):
Baffour Ankomah - the arrest and trial of Charles Taylor, Robin Philpot - customs officials insult foreign dignitaries.

"Let it not be said that they dragged Taylor to court because they wanted justice for Africans." Baffour Ankomah, editor of New African, analyses Western abuse of UN tribunal.

Canada should apologize for the frisk search on former Senegalese President - Robin Philpot comments on a story Canada's media has buried.




May 15th, 2006: - Listen | Download

The 'life and politics' of Ruari O'Bradaigh - an interview with biographer Robert White. Peter Erlinder shares evidence that RPF assasinated the Rwandan President and initiated the war in Rwanda.

Featured Guest(s):
Robert W. White, Peter Erlinder

"The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary", Robert W. White talks about his biography of Ruairi O Bradaigh.

RPF Assasinated President and Initiated War in Rwanda: Defence lawyer, Peter Erlinder, details the evidence.




May 8th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Dave Zirin on America's extraodinary May Day. Willie Lambert wants to get CAW back on track.

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin - America's extraordinary May Day, Willie Lambert wants to get CAW back on track

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com




May 1st, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Immigrant Workers Make a May Day Call for Justice. An interview with Martha Ugarte at the U.S.-Mexico border

Featured Guest(s):
Martha Ugarte - immigrant May Day resistance

Links:
'Nuestro Himno' at NPR - includes lyrics and a link to the anthem




April 24th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Mexican police shoot to kill in a confrontation with striking miners. We speak with Richard Gallian about recent arson attacks on black cultural organizations in Nova Scotia.

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Leibovitch - Mexican police kill striking miners, Richard Gallian - racially-motivated arson attacks in Nova Scotia

Phil interviewed Peter Leibovitch of United Steelworkers. They spoke about Mexican mineworkers who were killed by police in a recent confrontation.

He also spoke to Richard Gallian of the Black Loyalists organization in Nova Scotia. Mr. Gallian talked about the racist arson attacks on the office of the Black Loyalists and a black museum in Dartmouth.

Links:
Nova Scotia Black Organizations firebombed




April 17th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Criticism of Mexican government leads to the removal of the head of the Independent Miner's Union of Mexico.

Featured Guest(s):
Napoleon Gomez talks about his removal from office by the Mexican government

Phil speaks with Napoleon Gomez, head of the Independent Miner's Union of Mexico. Mr. Gomez was illegally removed from office by the government after his union had criticized authorities for lax enforcement of mine safety in the wake of an accident in February in which 65 miners died.




April 10th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
David Hoile, David Jacobs, Marie-Rose Habyarimana

Links:
www.espac.org




April 3rd, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Friends of CIUT 89.5fm Fundraising Show

Friends of CIUT 89.5fm Fundraising Show

Links:
Friends of 89.5 FM Fundraising Campaign




March 27th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Tiphaine Dickson

Zafar Bangash talks about a militant anti-U.S. demo in Halabjah and American hypocrisy on nuclear weapons. Tiphaine Dickson, Montreal lawyer and a legal advisor to Milosevic, critiques America's favorite adhoc tribunals.

Links:
Muslimedia International




March 20th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Harry Browne, Sara Flounders

Today's program features Harry Browne, who writes about Irish matters for Counterpunch and Sara Flounders, commenting on the suspicious death of President Milosevic.




March 13th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Tiphaine Dickson, Amadou Deme

Guests include Dave Zirin of edgeofsports.com, Tiphaine Dickson - legal advisor to Slobodan Milosevic, and Amadou Deme - a UN Peacekeeper and intelligence officer in 1994 Rwanda

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com
Setting the Record Straight: Hotel Rwanda - By Amadou Deme




March 6th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

The show featured a repeat of interviews with Keith Harmon Snow and Robin Philpot from March 28th 2005.

Transcript of the program:
[DOC] - Microsoft Word Document format
[PDF] - Adobe Acrobat Document format

Links:
Original Broadcast




February 27th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot, Miguel San Vicente




February 20th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Ardeshir Ommani, Tiphaine Dickson




February 6th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond, Miguel San Vicente, Peter Leibovitch

In the first half of the program Phil talked to Norman Otis Richmond, CKLN broadcaster, about the legacy of Coretta Scott King and the history of black history month.

In the 2nd half hour Phil was joined in the studio by Miguel San Vicente of A Different Booklist and on the phone by Peter Leibovitch of the United Steel Workers. Peter and Miguel reported on their attendence at the World Social Forum in Caracas Venezuela with special attention to their efforts in solidarity with Haitians demanding the return of President Aristide and the withdrawal of foreign forces from that country.

Links:
A DiffEReNT BOoKLiST




January 30th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Aaron Lakoff, Robin Philpot

Aaron Lakoff speaks to Phil from Haiti, where he has been reporting on the situation along with Leslie Bagg. Lakoff describes the recent killing of unarmed people by UN personnel. The UN forces "have committed numerous murders since entering Haiti in April 2004", says Lakoff, and the Canadian government is complicit in "supporting a coup d'etat against a democratically-elected leader, and not calling for the release of political prisoners". "This is a case of Canadian imperialism here."

Quebec author Robin Philpot talks to Phil about some significant aspects of the recent Federal election, particularly the election of two black MP's by the Bloc Quebecois. Haitian-born Vivian Barbeau, a former teacher and past president of the Quebec Women's Federation defeated cabinet minister Pierre Pettigrew, and Camerounian-born Maka Kotto was re-elected in Saint-Lambert. Philpot, whose recent book 'The Secrets of Options Canada' is number one on the Quebec best-sellers list, emphasizes how the BQ, a social-democratic party that is supported by the union movement, has dominated every federal election in Quebec since 1993.

Links:
aaron.resist.ca/




January 23rd, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Eric Migamba

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com




January 16th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Ramsey Clark, Itah Sadu, Robin Philpot

Ramsey Clark, former US Attorney-General and leading opponent of the US war on Iraq, speaks about his work on the Saddam Hussein defence team. "This isn't a trial in any true sense. This is a creation of the United States - it still occupies, it still controls. The people with power, with guns are still US. The United States has financed the whole thing to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars ... they've selected, trained the judges, they try to tell them what to do." Clark stated that Hussein is "being tried by people who have participated in a war of aggression, which is, according to the Nuremburg judgement ... the supreme international crime." Clark also reminiscences about his work with Martin Luther King.

Itah Sadu, of "A Different Book List", talks to Phil about a presentation to the Metro Toronto reference library to urge that the black and Caribbean collection be named in honour of Dr. Rita Cox. Rita Cox was an accomplished storyteller, and founder of important community institutions such as the Parkdale Information Centre and Parkdale Reads, as well as being the originator and builder of the collection. Itah Sadu is part of a committee making the presentation, fittingly on Martin Luther King Day, January 16.

Robin Philpot, author of "The Stolen Referendum" and "Rwanda 1994: Colonialism dies hard", published on-line by the Taylor Report, talks about his latest bombshell book "The Secrets of Option Canada" co-written with Quebec investigative journalist Norman Lester. Philpot describes the book's subject matter - "What you have here is a government-created slush fund to defeat a legitimate democratic political movement". Philpot and Lester reveal that millions of dollars was spent secretly and illegally to help the No side win the 1995 referendum. Pierre Pettigrew is one of numerous Liberal government operatives revealed to be implicated. The book has created a stir in Quebec and has led to the appointment of an inquiry.

Links:
Robin Philpot's book "Le Référendum volé"




January 9th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Eric Migamba, Charles Roach

Phil speaks with Eric Migamba. Mr. Migamba's father was a prominent Rwandan refugee whose body was found in a Belgian canal. The family wants an investigation.

Later, Toronto lawyer Charles Roach discusses his campaign to eliminate the oath to the Queen for new Canadians.




January 2nd, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Natercia Coelho

We discuss the latest online petition calling on Canada's Justice Minister to refuse to extradite Gary Freeman to the United States. We speak to Natercia Coelho, the wife of Gary Freeman, about Mr. Freeman and about his case.

Phil talks about the case of Juvenal Uwilingiyimana, a Rwandan witness, who had complained of harrassment by UN investigators and has gone missing. Phil reads a letter addressed to the prosecutor of the ICTR, apparently written by Mr. Uwilingiyimana, which has recently appeared on the internet,

Links:
freemandrum.org
Discussion of Juvenal Uwilingiyimana's letter - contains a scanned copy of the original french version.




December 26th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Marty Two-Bulls, Yves Engler

Phil speaks with Marty Two-Bulls, a writer/illustrator and Oglalla Dakota, about the Dec. 29 1890 massacre of Chief Big Foot and his followers at Wounded Knee, and the role of the Ghost Dance and its links to Christianity. They also talk about L. Frank Baum, the author of "the Wizard of Oz", who editorialized for the annihilation of native Americans.

We also speak with Yves Engler, a militant opponent of Canada's involvement in the illegal occupation and repression in Haiti.

Links:
Indian Country Today




December 19th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson

Monday's guest was Tiphaine Dickson, a Montreal lawyer who has defended accused before UN Rwanda Tribunal and has represented Slobodan Milosevic. She was continuing an account from the previous week's show, informing listeners that a Rwanda witness who had written a letter complaining of harrassment by UN investigators has gone missing. Dickson said Belgian authorities now say they have found a body they suspect may be the missing witness.




December 12th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson

'Save Tookie Williams' was the theme of the 1st half-hour, reviewing the issues and new facts concerning Stanley "Tookie" Williams, facing execution Dec. 13, '05 (Tookie was executed by the State of California on that date).

Tiphaine Dickson, who practices international criminal law and has acted for accused before the ICTY and ICTR, was interviewed in the 2nd half-hour about the Milosevic case and the strange disappearence of a Rwandan witness in Europe.




December 5th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin and Robin Philpot

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com




November 21st, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Baffour Ankomah, Harry Browne




November 14th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Des Dalton, Kevin Skarett

The guests for this week's show were: Des Dalton, Vice-President of Rupublican Sinn Fein and Kevin Skarett, a leader of the Canadian-Haitian Action Network.




November 7th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

We do not have a recording of this day's program.




October 31st, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Ralph Nader, David Model

Phil interviews consumer advocate and presidential candidate, Ralph Nader. He also speaks with David Model, a Political Science Professor at Seneca College and author of Lying for Empire (Common Courage Press).




October 24th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Fred Jerome, Kike Roach

Phil interviews Fred Jerome, author of The Einstein File, about his latest book, co-written with Rodger Taylor - Einstein On Race and Racism. Fred Jerome talks about Albert Einstein in his role as an activist against racism and the general lack of awareness of this part of Einstein's life by the general public.

In the second half of the program, Toronto lawyer Kike Roach talks about the case of her client, Hassan Almry, who has been held under a Security Certificate for four years. Kike Roach gives us a glimpse of this new world of indefinite detainment without charges, loss of basic human rights, and secret trials.

Links:
The Einstein File
Einstein on Race and Racism
Homes not Bombs Home Page




October 17th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Zafar Bangash

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com
Muslimedia International




October 10th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Rob Rolfe, Justin Podur

This program features an interview with Rob Rolfe, author of a new book of poems entitled The Crooked Bridge.

The second guest is journalist and activist Justin Podur. Mr. Podur speaks to Phil about repression in Haiti and Canada's complicity.




October 3rd, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Harry Browne

Phil speaks with Harry Browne, a journalist based in Dublin, about the decision of the IRA to decommission its weapons. Mr. Browne is the author of a recent article on the subject published by Counterpunch.org, and a frequent contributor to that publication.

Links:
Live from Hollywood: the IRA Disarms - Harry Browne




September 26th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Eduardo Garcia, Robin Philpot

Phil interviews Eduardo Garcia of the Columbian Food and Beverage Workers Union. Mr. Garcia describes the ways in which Coca-Cola is seeking to undermine his union.

Montreal-based author Robin Philpot is the second guest. Phil speaks to Robin about his new book "The Stolen Referendum" (published in French).




September 19th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed, Zafar Bangash

The Taylor Report features an interview with celebrated black American poet and novelist Ishmael Reed. Mr. Reed is the author of Shrovetide in Old New Orleans , a collection of essays. He discusses the racism that plagues all aspects of U.S. culture and specifically in the response to the hurricane which struck New Orleans.

In the second part of the program Zafar Bangash, editor of the Crescent International and www.muslimedia.com talks about the significance for muslims of the visit to Toronto of George Galloway, the brave British MP who resisted the US/British war on Iraq.

Links:
Muslimedia International




September 12th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Tiphaine Dickson and Yves Engler

Phil speaks with Dave Zirin about sports and hurricane chaos at the Superdome in New Orleans. Phil also interviews Tiphaine Dickson, a Montreal lawyer defending colleague Guy Bertrand's work in the case of Leon Mugasera, and speaks with Yves Engler regarding the latest outrages committed against the people of Haiti by international "do-gooders".

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com




September 5th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Leibovitch




August 29th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Ben Chaney

Links:
Muslimedia International




August 22nd, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Baffour Ankomah

Phil speaks with Baffour Ankomah, editor of The New African. Mr. Ankomah compared the propaganda directed at President Mugabe of Zimbabwe to an earlier Western campaign to bring down President Nkrumah of Ghana. He also analyzed the dubious role of so-called NGOs in Africa.




August 15th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Des Dalton, Tamara Rosenleaf

Phil interviews Des Dalton, Vice-President of Republican Sinn Fein, regarding the recent IRA declaration that it was "dumping" arms, the struggle for a united Ireland, and the use of Ireland's Shannon airport by the U.S. military.

Phil's second guest was Tamara Rosenleaf, wife of a U.S. soldier who is soon to be shipped for duty in Iraq. Tamara spoke from the ongoing demonstration outside the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas where she has joined Cindy Sheehan, who is demanding the President tell her why her son had to die in a phoney "noble cause".

The program also features a song, Mother's Son, by singer-songwriter, labour militant and anti-war militant, Mike Hersh.




August 8th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Nancy Lessin & Charlie Richardson

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com




August 1st, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
David Hoile, Barbara Isherwood, Peter Leibovitch

Links:
www.espac.org




July 25th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Keith Harmon Snow, Peter Rosenthal, Justin Podur

Links:
All Things Pass - Keith Harmon Snow




July 18th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Lili Petrovic

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com




July 11th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Guy Bertrand




July 4th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Barbara Isherwood, David Jacobs

Phil interviews Barbara Isherwood who recently returned from the 2005 Venice Biennale. Ms. Isherwood, a writer on visual arts and CIUT staffer, discusses the 110 year history of this grandfather of international arts exhibitions. The 2005 Biennale included the works of over 400 artists in 109 separate exhibitions. One highlight was the guerrilla girls exhibit 'reinventing the "f" word - feminism'.

Phil Conlon talks to lawyer David Jacobs about the Supreme Court of Canada decision on the deportation of Leon Mugesera to Rwanda. The Supreme Court unanimously overturned the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal that had found the allegations against Mugesera to be without foundation. Jacobs points out that the Federal Court of Appeal thoroughly analysed Mugesera's speech and declared that it was not a speech calling for genocide or the killing of Tutsi's. The Federal Court of Appeal also ruled, after a thorough hearing, that the witnesses against Mugesera were clearly biased, and their allegations were not believable.

Jacobs notes that the Supreme Court did not overturn the findings of the Federal Court of Appeal, but instead ruled they should not have investigated the facts. By "trying to write history and law with the same pen" the Supreme Court gets neither correct.

Links:
www.labiennale.org
www.guerrillagirls.com




June 27th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot, Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




June 13th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Fred Jerome, Peter Rosenthal




June 6th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
David Hoile, Dave Zirin

Links:
www.espac.org
EdgeOfSports.com




May 30th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Camilo Mejia

Phil talks with Phil Conlon about Kevin Boyle's new book: "Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age". Boyle's book is about the incredible story of Dr. Ossian Sweet, an African-American doctor who faced a mob protesting his moving into a white neighborhood of Detroit in 1925. When the mob attacked the house with stones, the Sweets and their friends inside fired in self-defense and a mob member was killed. The police arrested everyone inside the house and charged them with first degree murder. Sweet's trial and his defence by Clarence Darrow was a defining moment in the fight against racism in the US

Phil interviews Camilo Mejia. On May 21, 2004, 28-year-old Sgt. Camilo Mejia was sentenced to one year in prison for refusing to return to fight in Iraq. Camilo spent six months in combat in Iraq, then returned for a 2-week furlough to the US. There he reflected on what he had seen, including the abuse of prisoners and the killing of civilians. He concluded that the war was illegal and immoral, and decided that he would not return. In March 2004 he turned himself in to the US military and filed an application for conscientious objector status. Mejia notes that a year ago the US military acknowledged 500 awols, and today there are 6000. "It shows how many people are saying we don't want to be part of this war".

Links:
Free Camilo Mejia: GI Resister, Conscientious Objector & Iraq War Veteran
Iraq Veterans Aganst the War Website




May 23rd, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Gregory Elich, Morgan Campbell, Lorne Gershuny

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Links:
Zimbabwe's Fight For Justice
Freeman Drum




May 16th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Joel Reodica, Isaac Saney

Joel Reodica talks to Phil about the police killing of his brother Jeffrey a year ago. A controversial investigation by the Special Investigations Unit exonerated the police, but the Filipino community and others continue to press for the truth to come out.

Phil interviews Isaac Saney about recent developments in the case of Luis Posada Carilles. Posada Carilles is notorious for carrying out terrorist acts against Cuba, including the bombing of a Cubana airliner in 1976 that killed 73 people and bombings of Cuban hotels in the 1990's. Posada Carilles, who worked for the CIA, recently was able to enter the US and apply for asylum. Saney, the author of "Cuba, A Revolution in Motion" draws the parallels with numerous other terrorists who have been pardoned by US Presidents including both Bushes.

Phil and Phil Conlon also cover such topics as the battle against extradition of Gary Freeman; the mayoralty election in Los Angeles; the new National Library in Quebec; and the reinstatement of William Mandel by Berkely radio station KPFA.

Links:
Jeffrey Michael Rich Reodica - Memorial Website




May 9th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Jean-Claude Parrot, Robin Philpot

Phil talks with Jean-Claude Parrot about his new book, "My Union, My Life". Parrot was President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers for 15 years. His book covers the formation of the CUPW, the battle to win the right to strike, and Parrot's time in jail as a result of defending that right against the Trudeau government. Parrot talks about the importance of recognizing Quebec's right to self-determination, which the labour movement in Canada has defended, and points out the negative consequences of Trudeau not respecting that right. Parrot and another important union activist, Madeleine Parent, will be celebrating the publication of their books Friday May 13 at 7pm at 427 Bloor St. W. in Toronto.

Robin Philpot discusses the Canadian government's attempt to chart a course as a more important power by advancing Western military intervention in the Darfur region of Sudan. Philpot draws the analogy with Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia. Part of the nasty strategy is the appointment of Romeo Dallaire to the Canadian Senate and dealing with independent MP David Kilgour, a particularly rabid voice for intervention.




May 2nd, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

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April 18th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Jordi Palou-Loverdos, Renzo Martins

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com
Veritas Rwanda Forum




April 11th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Anthony Fenton

Links:
Canada's Growing Role In Haitian Affairs (part I)




April 4th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

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March 28th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Keith Harmon Snow, Robin Philpot

Keith Harmon Snow talks to Phil about "the world's most neglected emergency" - the ongoing tragedy of the Congo where perhaps six million have died since 1996. Most of the victims have been noncombatants who have died from hunger or disease as a consequence of the invasions and wars sponsored by western powers trying to gain control of the region's mineral wealth. Keith Harmon Snow also talks about the movie Hotel Rwanda ("propaganda; malicious, destructive, violent disinformation") and the situation in Sudan ("Darfur is all about oil").

Robin Philpot, the author of "Rwanda 1994: Colonialism dies hard", points to the RPF invasion of Rwanda in 1990 as the key event that led to later tragedies. "If not for that invasion there would have been no slaughters in 1994 in Rwanda, or later in the Congo". Philpot argues that the often-repeated claim that 'the international community refused to intervene in Rwanda' is a myth. In truth, the US and Britain prevented any intervention because they wanted the RPF to take power. Philpot talks about his interview with former UN General Secretary Boutros-Ghali that reveals much about the actual events in Rwanda, including possible CIA involvement in the shooting down of the plane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi that triggered the Rwandan tragedy.

Transcript of the program:
[DOC] - Microsoft Word Document format
[PDF] - Adobe Acrobat Document format

Links:
AllThingsPass.com
Second Thoughts on the Hotel Rwanda by Robin Philpot - Counterpunch.org




March 21st, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Ian Cameron, Mary Johnson

Links:
Ragged Edge Online




March 14th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin talks about two of his recent columns on "Edge of Sports":
"CSI: Hockey - How Owners Destroyed the NHL", and
"Neo-McCarthyism Slugs Major League Baseball".

Dave Zirin also talks to Phil about the campaign to stop the execution of Vernon Lee Jones in Maryland. Zirin points out that 77% of those on death row in Maryland are, like Jones, African Americans accused of killing whites. Yet, 80% of murder victims are African American.

Phil and Phil Conlon talk about the wounding of Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena and killing of officer Nicola Calipari when US military forces fired on their vehicle. They refer to Jerry Fresia's article in Counterpunch March 11 that makes the case that the US considered her a target.

Links:
CSI: Hockey - How Owners Destroyed the NHL - EdgeOfSports.com
Neo-McCarthyism Slugs Major League Baseball - EdgeOfSports.com
Targeting Guiliana Sgrena - Counterpunch.org




March 7th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Scott Richard Lyons, Nick Van der Graaf

Scott Richard Lyons talks to Phil about his critique of the film "Million Dollar Baby", which he refers to as "Million Dollar Bigotry: Demeaning the Poor and Disabled". Lyons castigates the film for promoting the 'death before disability' stereotype of the disabled, as well as going out of its way to reinforce negative stereotypes of welfare recipients. "Hollywood, like any other industry, follows the whim of the market" states Lyons - and it is certainly not dominated by liberals. Lyons draws the connection between Clint Eastwood's role in directing and starring in "Million Dollar Baby", and his testimony before Congress in 2000 lobbying against the 'Americans With Disabilities Act'. You see, Eastwood had been sued because his Mission Ranch hotel in Carmel had failed to comply with the law requiring access for the disabled.

Phil also talks with Nick Van der Graaf of Geospace Planetarium, a non-profit organization that is working to establish a new, modern and 'green' planetarium in Toronto. The McLaughlin Planetarium was closed because of Mike Harris' budget cutting in 1995, and since then Toronto has been one of the few major cities in the world to lack this important institution to help us learn about the stars and humanity's place in the universe.

Links:
Demeaning the Poor and Disabled - Counterpunch.org
Ragged Edge Magazine Online
NotDeadYet.org
GeoSpace Planetarium




February 28th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Jordi Palou-Loverdos

Phil interviews Jordi Palou-Loverdos, a spokesperson for the International Forum for Truth and Justice in Africa. Palou-Loverdos talks about the case just launched in the Spanish courts against the current government of Rwanda, the FDR, and its leader Paul Kagame. The Forum charges Kagame and the FDR with the murder of 11 missionaries and medical workers, 9 of them Spanish. As well, crimes allegedly committed by General Kagame and his army, the Rwandan Patriotic Army, have resulted in the death of more than 5 million people in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (ex-Zaire). "Our case is not against the Tutsi people, but the leaders of the FDR, who are directly responsible for the murders of the Spaniards, but we also want to show that bosses of multinational companies involved in the local gold and diamond mining industries must share the blame for these war crimes... We have proof that the FDR was responsible for the murders of all the Spaniards.” Palou-Loverdos also mentioned Canadians who are among the victims of the murders.

Phil and Phil Conlon also talked about the current situation in Sudan.

Links:
Case Against Paul Kagame and the Rwandan Defense Forces
VeritasRwandaForum.org




February 21st, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




February 14th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Glen Ford

Links:
The Black Commentator




February 7th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Fred Jerome, Dave Zirin

Fred Jerome is the author of "The Einstein File", an acclaimed book about J. Edgar Hoover's harassment and persecution of Albert Einstein. Phil talks to Jerome about his forthcoming book: "Einstein on Race and Racism". This book explores a dimension of Einstein that has not been mentioned in over one hundred biographies - his outspoken activism against US racism, and friendship with African American leaders like Paul Robeson and W.E.B. DuBois. Einstein, who called racism "America's worst disease", was a member of the "American Crusade to End Lynching" that organized a march on Washington in December 1946.

Phil interviews Dave Zirin, author of the recent column "A Miserable Super Sunday". Zirin talks about the Super Bowl being used "to sell a fiction that US troops are fighting for freedom, when they're fighting for oil and empire". They also discuss African American quarterbacks in the NFL - "progress has been made, but not due to the graces of NFL management ... every owner of an NFL team is a caucasian male, or the widow of one - it's the ultimate old boys network".

Links:
The Einstein File
A Miserable Super Sunday - EdgeOfSports.com




January 31st, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Keith Ellis

Phil opens by reading from Dave Zirin's Counterpunch article on Donovan McNabb: "We should never pass up the opportunity to point out that Rush Limbaugh is not only a racist pig but, unlike the swine, one of our stupider mammals as well. This past weekend, as All-Pro quarterback Donovan F. McNabb led the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl in 25 years, Limbaugh was undoubtedly chasing oxycontin with Kahlua in a state of utter misery." Zirin will be a guest on the Taylor Report February 7. Phil and Phil Conlon also talk about Zirin's important comments about Tom Frank's outrageous attack in The New Republic on critic's of the US attack on Iraq - calling for the use of a "bunker buster" on Arundhati Roy, for example.

Guest Keith Ellis, the translator of a bilingual anthology of poems by the acclaimed Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén, talks about some of the progress being made by Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. He discusses the current redistribution of 75 million acres of land to 117,000 Venezuelans, and the ability of the Venezuelan government to direct $4 billion to health care, with the strong support of Cuba. Ellis also talks about the Colombian-sponsored kidnapping of Colombian guerilla leader Rodrigo Granda from Caracas in December.


Links:
Mr. Frank's Fatwah
Proud "Black Quarterback"
FieldGenerals.com




January 24th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, Ben Chaney

Phil interviews Tiphaine Dickson, about the "extremely manipulative disinformation" of the movie Hotel Rwanda. "I was shocked beyond my expectations by the mendacity of the whole project and by the highly manipulative emotional nature of the way so-called facts are presented". Ms Dickson knows whereof she speaks - the Montreal lawyer represented defendant Georges Rutaganda at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. In conversation with Phil she details item after item from the movie that falsely depicts her client prejudicially. "It's irresponsible, to say the least," she says, "people are imprisoned unjustly today in Rwanda and ... three and a half million people have died as a result of the current government, the famous rebels that we hear about in the film, since their invasion of Congo in 1998"

Phil talks to Ben Chaney in more detail about the latest developments in the case of his brother, James Earl Chaney, who was murdered with two other civil rights activists in Mississippi in 1964. The Attorney General of Mississippi, despite promises to do so, did not turn the case over to federal investigators or a special prosecutor. Instead, the state has charged only one of the eight surviving perpetrators. They continue to protect the rich and powerful who were involved.

Links:
THE JAMES EARL CHANEY FOUNDATION




January 17th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Ben Chaney

Ben Chaney, brother of slain civil rights martyr James Earl Chaney, comments on the recent indictment of 'Preacher' Killen in the 1964 murder. He expresses his disappointment that "the rich and powerful individuals" responsible are still being protected.

Phil talks to Phil Conlon about the US civil rights movement; the importance of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion; and the recent death of James Forman, who had been prominent in the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee and the Black Panthers.

Links:
THE JAMES EARL CHANEY FOUNDATION
talk.workunlimited.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1390295,00.html




January 10th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Stan Goff, Professor Keith Ellis

Phil talks to Stan Goff about his recent Counterpunch article "Phase One Against Empire; A Period For Pedagogy". Goff, author of "Hideous Dream: A Soldier's Memoir of the U.S. Invasion of Haiti", proposes some provocative ideas about the future direction of the anti-war movement in the US. "We need to mobilize against the war, and also use it as an opportunity to connect the dots between the war and what people see going on in their own lives ... this is a system creating this, a system that can be unmade by people." Goff also talks about the major mobilization against the Iraq war being held March 19 in Fayetteville NC, near the US military base of Fort Bragg.

Phil interviews Professor Keith Ellis, recently returned from the Congress of Intellectuals and Artists for Humanity, held in Caracas by the Venezuelan Ministry of Culture. Ellis is the translator of a bilingual anthology of poems by the acclaimed Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén

Links:
Phase One Against Empire - Counterpunch.org
BringThemHomeNow.org
Freedom Road Magazine Online




December 27th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Professor Isaac Saney

Professor Saney, of Dalhousie University, is the author of "Cuba: A Revolution in Motion". Professor Saney talks to Phil about the good response to his recent speaking tour of the US about Cuba. Saney notes that the US views Cuba as a challenge to its hegemony over Latin America. The engineered overthrow of the legitimate elected government of Haiti, with Canadian government complicity, was a test case for Venezuela and Cuba. Ironically, the US government characterizes Cuba as "a force for destabilization" because of Cuba's provision of doctors to poor areas around the world. Professor Saney points out that Cuba has been lauded as a model for underdeveloped nations for health care, for dealing with HIV/AIDS, for economic growth, and for redistribution of wealth. Professor Saney also talks about his soon-to-be-released video documentary about Cuba's important role in southern African liberation struggles.




December 20th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Under the shadow of Mt. Weather

Featured Guest(s):
Joe Bageant

Phil and Phil Conlon discuss Seymour Melman, a Columbia University scholar who helped galvanize the antiwar movement from the 1950's on with analyses of the social costs of military spending. Melman died on Dec. 16 at his home in Manhattan.

Phil interviews Counterpunch contributor Joe Bageant about his Counterpunch article "Under the Shadow of Mount Weather: Driving on the Bones of God":

"Mount Weather is the hub of a nerve center of about 100 other Federal Relocation Centers, which guarantee that the really big players in the game escape even the worst disasters they create with their asses intact."

Bageant talks with Phil about current US politics, the militarization of American culture, the role of the religious fundamentalists, and the use of Lynndie England and others like her as cannon fodder and scapegoats.

Links:
Under the Shadow of Mt. Weather - Counterpunch.org




December 13th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot , Phil Conlon

Phil interviews Robin Philpot about his upcoming book on the Quebec referendum of 1995 and pro-federalists' willful violation of Quebec's election law. Philpot points out that the federal government and others outside of Quebec spent something like $17 million to support the 'no' vote, although Quebec law limited spending by each side to $5 million in total. Examples include the Toronto Star renting buses and running full-page ads to urge people to attend a 'unity rally' in Montreal days before the vote. Air Canada provided a 'unity fare' of under $100 return from Vancouver for that rally, that Philpot says was, "more like an occupation than a love-in".

Phil and Phil Conlon talk about Iris Chang, author of "The Rape of Nanking", "Thread of the Silkworm" and "The Chinese in America". Chang's works on Japanese atrocities in Nanking in 1937-1938, and 150 years of history of Chinese immigration to the US have been widely acclaimed. She was working on a book about the experience of Americans who were Japanese prisoners of war in WWII when she apparently committed suicide in November.

Links:
The Official Home Page of Iris Chang




December 6th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
John Laughland, Anthony Fenton

Phil interviews John Laughland, a journalist with the Guardian and a member of the British Helsinki Human Rights Group, about current events in Ukraine. Laughland talks about the bias of mainstream media and argues that the question of 'electoral fraud' is a smokescreen for a broader agenda - the desire of the US to rip Ukraine from Russian influence as part of the goal of gaining control of Russian oil reserves. It is "world geopolitics at the very highest level" in which the so-called 'independent observers' and NGO's promote the fairy-tale of a 'popular uprising' that is actually purchased by Western powers.

Phil also talks with BC journalist Anthony Fenton of the Dominion paper. Fenton exposes Canada's role in supporting the US-sponsored coup against Haiti's popularly elected President Aristide, and in contributing to the continuing illegal occupation of Haiti. Fenton talks about the role of the RCMP in providing training and direction to Haitian police who are conducting a virtual extermination campaign against supporters of Aristide.

Links:
BRITISH HELSINKI HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP
The Dominion: Canada's Grassroots Newspaper
Haiti Action Committee




November 29th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Keith Harmon Snow

Phil talks with independent journalist Keith Harmon Snow live from Kinshasa in the Congo. Snow talks about the current situation in the Congo, which he describes as corruption and racketeering, mainly sponsored by Western corporations in allegiance with various armies and militias. The goal is the plunder of Congo's resources: timber, coltan, oil, gold and diamonds. Over five million have died in the last few years in these conflicts, but it's not in the news.

Phil also talks with Phil Conlon about the current events in Africa and in Ukraine. Phil reads John Laughland's insightful piece from the Guardian titled "The Revolution Televised - The western media's view of Ukraine's election is hopelessly biased".

Links:
The revolution televised - Guardian Unlimited
All Things Pass - Keith Harmon Snow.
Survivors' Rights International




November 22nd, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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November 15th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

We do not have a recording of this day's program.




November 8th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Phil Conlon, Michael Quigley

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November 1st, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Alexander Cockburn, David Jacobs

Phil interviews Alexander Cockburn, editor of Counterpunch, about the current US election campaign. Cockburn argues against the view that opponents of Bush have to support Kerry. Kerry's position on foreign policy is pretty much the same as Bush's or worse (on Israel for example), and his domestic policies favour the wealthy as much as Bush's do. Cockburn's recent book "Dime's Worth of Difference" about the Democrats and Republicans takes it's title from Waylon Jennings who said, "there ain't a dime's worth of difference between them". Cockburn says labour in the US is in a desperate situation, yet the SEIU spent $70 million on the election - much of it to knock Ralph Nader off the ballot. Meanwhile Kerry has supported every trade bill going.

Phil also talks to lawyer David Jacobs about dramatic news from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. The Tribunal had ruled that Milosevic was not permitted to present his own defence and had tried to impose court-appointed counsel. However, faced with protests from around the world and a boycott that saw almost all of 100 or more witnesses refuse to appear, the Appeal Chamber backed down and is allowing Milosevich to continue to represent himself. Jacobs points out that the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia is just as illegal as the US invasion of Iraq. Jacobs and Michael Mandel, author of "How America Gets Away With Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity" presented a brief to the Tribunal prosecutors demanding that NATO be charged with atrocities such as bombing of civilian targets and the supreme war crime - war of aggression. They were told that the Tribunal has no authority over crimes against the peace.

Links:
www.counterpunch.org
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)




October 25th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Professor Mel Zimmerman, Wayne Madsen

Phil talks to Mel Zimmerman, a semi-retired professor of French literature currently working on the Kerry campaign in the battle-ground State of Florida. He joined the campaign via an organisation called "Americans Coming Together" and tells of going door-to-door in the working and middle-class areas of Dade County. Mel's knowledge of the French language is invaluable in getting out the Haitian vote in these tri-lingual neighborhoods where literature is normally printed in Creole, Spanish and English. Phil brings up the example of the 2000 election when thousands of African-Americans were effectively dis-enfranchised and discusses with Mel the plans to stop it happening again this time.

Phil also interviews Wayne Madsen, an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C. and previously employed in U.S. military intelligence. Wayne is an experienced and respected political analyst and is the author of "Genocide and Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999". They discuss the impact of the recent hurricanes on the Presidential election, the destroyed polling-stations, the evacuation process, and the role of the National Guard (sent to Iraq). Phil talks about the issue of Haiti, the overthrow of Pres. Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the lack of attention and press that it is getting. Wayne has a personal family story to tell. They also discuss the Bush administration and its incompetence regarding the shooting of the Iraqi Army recruits and the missing munitions.




October 18th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Ray Rogers

Phil talks to Ray Rogers, a leader of the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke (www.killercoke.com). The campaign is building an international protest movement against the gruesome cycle of murders, kidnappings and torture of union leaders and organizers at Coca Cola's bottling plants in Columbia.

In 2001 the United Steelworkers of America and the International Rights Fund filed a lawsuit on behalf of SINALTRAINAL, the union that includes the Columbian coke workers, several of its members, and the estate of Isidro Gil, one of its murdered officers. Coca Cola bottlers "contracted with or otherwise directed paramilitary security forces" who have carried out the murderous attacks, some right inside the bottling plants.

Rogers talks to Phil about successful campaigns on college and university campuses, growing support from North American unions, and pressure being placed on banks and corporations with ties to Coca Cola.

Links:
www.killercoke.org
www.laborrights.org
www.corporatecampaign.org




October 11th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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October 4th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Marjaleena Repo

Phil Taylor, Phil Conlon and Steve Reimer talk about Mel Hurtig's new book, "Rushing To Armageddon: The Shocking Truth About Canada, Missile Defence and Star Wars". Steve interviewed Mel Hurtig recently and discusses the issues Hurtig is raising.

Phil interviews Marjaleena Repo, senior advisor to David Orchard and former Progressive Conservative Party Vice-president for Saskatchewan. Repo discusses the "coup d'état" that resulted in the takeover of Canada's founding party by the neo-con Canadian Alliance, the Republican Party North. In a fast-paced back and forth, Taylor and Repo cover the dramatic territory of this unprecedented story and explore its political significance.




September 27th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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September 20th, 2004: - Listen | Download

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.

Links:
www.maiap.org
www.espac.org




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.




September 6th, 2004: - Listen | Download

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.

Links:
www.allthingspass.com
www.survivorsrightsinternational.org




August 30th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Isaac Saney, Wayne Madsen

Phil begins the hour by reading from John Laughland's perceptive article in the Guardian of August 2 exposing the lies about Sudan.

Isaac Saney, speaking from Trinidad, talks with Phil about the "unknown story" of Cuba's selfless and courageous role in helping to defeat South African apartheid. Saney, the author of "Cuba: A Revolution In Motion", derides the US characterization of Cuba as a 'terrorist state' when Cuba has been the victim of numerous terrorist attacks backed by the US government.

Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen talks with Phil about his forthcoming book, "Jaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops and Brass Plates" which the Bush administration is trying to suppress until after the election. Madsen talks about the confluence of big oil companies and mercenaries in Iraq and Africa. Former apartheid special forces, ex-Pinochet presidential police, former Contras, political operatives from Iran/Contra, Cuban exiles and prominent neo-cons are all linked together.

Links:
The Guardian - The mask of altruism disguising a colonial war: Oil will be the driving factor for military intervention in Sudan - by John Laughland




August 23rd, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Miguel San Vicente

Miguel San Vicente, of A Different Book List, talks to Phil, Jacob Leibovitch and Steve Reimer about his recent trip to Venezuela. Miguel witnessed the inspiring victory of President Hugo Chavez in the August 15 referendum. Miguel pointed out the extent of popular support for Chavez - strong majorities in 8 elections in the last 5 years - despite which the opposition and the United States still try to portray him as illegitimate. He said you only needed to look up to the barrios surrounding Caracas to see houses completely painted in Chavez red and slogans supporting the President. Popular music supporting Chavez was also widespread.

Chavez' victory came despite a virulent campaign against him by the two major newspapers and all the private tv stations. Much of the anti-Chavez opposition has been sponsored by the US through such institutions as the National Endowment for Democracy. Reforms in health, education, land and jobs are priorities for the Chavez government and results are already evident. Miguel noted that job creation projects have meant that the formerly filthy streets of Caracas are now cleaner than the streets of Toronto. Medical care is now much more accessible to the poor, thanks in part to the 10,000 Cuban doctors in Venezuela and Cuban scholarships for Venezuelan medical students.

Links:
www.adifferentbooklist.com




August 16th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Miguel San Vicente, Stan Goff

Phil interviews Miguel San Vicente, of A Different Book List, from Caracas Venezuela about the inspiring victory of President Hugo Chavez in the recent referendum. Despite a hostile media and US backing for the opposition, Chavez called for defending his governments programs for literacy, food and land distribution and won over 58% of the vote.

Stan Goff, the author of "Hideous Dream: A Soldier’s Memoir of the US Invasion of Haiti", talks with Phil about similarities between Venezuela and Haiti, particularly in how the US works to create first an economic crisis, secondly a political crisis, and thirdly a security crisis to serve as the excuse for intervention. The difference, of course, has been the defence of Chavez' government by the 'Bolivarian circles' and the loyalty of the army to Chavez. Goff also talks about Haiti's long history of rebellion and the bicentennial of the 1804 Haitian revolution for independence - the second successful revolution in this hemisphere, and the first to arise from a slave rebellion.

Links:
www.adifferentbooklist.com/




August 12th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Dr. David Hoile

An exclusive feature interview live from Al-Fasher, Darfur, with Dr. David Hoile, Director of the European Sudan Public Affairs Council. Phil talks to Dr. Hoile about the current situation in Darfur and the US charge of genocide. Dr. Hoile points out that Médecins Sans Frontières had gone on the record to say that it is not genocide. He describes the humanitarian crisis as the result of a complex war involving well-armed rebel groups with outside backing, various militias, bandits and the Sudan military. The rebels are attempting to destabilize the government of Sudan, perhaps on behalf of powerful interests who have their eye on Darfur's resources. Phil and Dr. Hoile also talk about the Clinton administration's criminal Tomahawk missile strike on a Sudanese pharmaceutical factory in 1998.

Links:
The European Sudanese Public Affairs Council




August 9th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Alsir Sidahmed

Links:
Darfur needs peace more than aid - Alsir Sidahmed




August 2nd, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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July 26th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
David Jacobs

Phil notes the death July 23 of Wilton Mkwayi, at the age of 81. Mkwayi was a founder of the armed wing of the ANC, Umkhonto We Sizwe; served 20 years in the jails of apartheid South Africa; and was treasurer of the South African Congress of Trade Unions.

Toronto lawyer David Jacobs, talks to Phil about the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the trials of Pastor Elizaphan Ntakirutimana and his son Dr. Gerard Ntakirutimana. Jacobs, who represented Gerard Ntakirutimana, reveals the systematic unfairness of the Tribunal and misconduct of the prosecution in these trials. Witnesses at the Tribunal testify in case after case, under a different pseudonym in each case, and change their story in each trial. Yet these witnesses are accepted by the Tribunal.

Phil also talks about the current situation in Darfur and his conversation with Dr. David Hoile of the European Sudan Public Affairs Council. Phil notes Colin Powell’s accusation of genocide against the Sudan Government is given credence by the media despite his blatant lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and the US mugging of President Aristide of Haiti.




July 19th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Phil notes the death of General Charles W. Sweeney at the age of 84. General Sweeney was the commanding officer of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki.

Phil speaks with Zafar Bangash about the case of Zahra Kazemi - a Canadian journalist who was arrested in Iran and died while in custody. Zafar talks about his investigation of the case and discussions with the Iranian authorities. This case is currently before the Iranian courts with the arresting officer being charged with manslaughter. Zafar discusses the reaction of the Canadian government to this case, contrasting it to the reaction in the case of Maher Arar, and accuses the Canadian government of being selective in showing its concern for Canadian citizens for political reasons. He also points out government hipocrisy in his discussion of several cases where political figures, from countries like Sudan and Iran, were attacked in Canada and the perpetrators were not convicted.

Links:
Muslimedia International




July 12th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Could Burundi be the next Rwanda? Members of Military Families Speak Out talk about their opposition to the war in Iraq and the case of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia.

Featured Guest(s):
Vénérand Ndegaya, Nancy Lessin & Charlie Richardson

Phil remarks on the death of Phoebe Brand, a founder of the Group Theatre and a victim of the McCarthy blacklist after she was named by Elia Kazan in 1952.

Vénérand Ndegaya, author of “Répression Au Burundi: Journal d'un prisonnier vainqueur”, talks to Phil about the history and current situation in Burundi. Burundi and Rwanda share many of the same demographics and issues. Ndegaya talks about the history of control by the Tutsi minority up to the first democratic election in 1993. Melchir Ndadaye, a Hutu, was elected by 70% of the vote that June and assassinated by the Tutsi-dominated army in November. The second Hutu president was killed in 1994 when the plane carrying him and the Rwandan President was shot down by the Rwandan Patriotic Front. This was followed by an army coup. Current plans for democratic elections are in jeopardy because the necessary preconditions are not in place.

Nancy Lessin and Charlie Richardson talk with Phil, Phil Conlon and Steve Reimer, about their organization Military Families Speak Out. They represent 1500 families with members in the US military. They oppose the illegal, immoral war on Iraq. "The only right thing is to say the war is wrong - it's the only way to support our troops". They point out that, "the mainstream media was really complicit in bringing our nation into a war based on lies". They also talk about the case of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia who was imprisoned for desertion. He had refused to return to his unit in Iraq, citing moral reasons, the legality of the war and the conduct of US troops towards Iraqi civilians and prisoners. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned for his conscientious opposition to participating in war.

Links:
www.mfso.org
www.bringthemhomenow.org
Amnesty International declares SSgt. Camilo Mejia "prisoner of conscience"




July 5th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Why do we continue to trust 'authorities'? If Colin Powel and Kofi Annan are supposed to be the saviours of Sudan, then Sudan is in trouble.

Phil talks about the current situation in Sudan and points out some of the gaps and false assumptions made by the media in their coverage of this crisis. Phil, Steve Reimer and Phil Conlon also discuss the Michael Moore film Fahrenheit 911.

The program continues with Phil Conlon's discussion of the uneasy coexistence of Irish-American and Italian-American Catholics in New York City, as seen in a recent controversy where the Cardinal of the Archdiocese of New York refused to attend a gathering organized by Italian-American Catholics.




June 28th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Various humanitarian programs, including 20,000 cuban doctors providing medical care to the poor throughout the world, are dismissed as propaganda by the Unites States.

Featured Guest(s):
Isaac Saney

Phil interviews Isaac Saney about Cuba and its current relationship with the United States and the rest of the world. He asserts that as far as the United States administration is concerned "The cuban revolution is an unforgiveable example of independence and social justice in the region". Isaac Saney is on the faculty of Dalhousie University and an adjunct professor, International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. He is the author of "Cuba: a Revolution in Motion" which is available from various sources including Amazon.com.

Phil and Steve Reimer later discuss a new Counterpunch article entitled: "Venezuela: the Gang's All Here. Replay of Chile and Nicaragua? by Alexander Cockburn. They also talk about the United States' treatment of latin american countries and the world in general.

Links:
Canadian Network on Cuba
Venezuela: the Gang's All Here - by Alexander Cockburn




June 21st, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Jack Layton fails to impress Quebec, Gilles Duceppe wins the 2004 candidates' debate. Is the United States preparing to reinstate the draft?

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot

If you watched the recent candidates' debate and found yourself wanting to vote for Gilles Duceppe, you are not alone. Phil speaks with Quebec journalist and author Robin Philpot; they discuss the reasons for the popularity of the Bloc Quebecois in Quebec. They also talk about the failure of the political left in Canada - specifically Jack Layton and the NDP - to understand Quebec, and its failure to address the issues important to those livng in that part of Canada.

Phil and Steve Reimer talk about the possibility of the United States reinstating the draft to maintain/increase their troop numbers for use in Iraq or more adventures in other countries. They talk about the history of the draft in the United States, and also point out some of the recent developments that might make it more difficult for american war resisters to seek shelter from it in Canada.




June 14th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

The life and times of Ray Charles. RPF-controlled Rwandan government subverts its judicial system in an effort to eliminate potential political opposition.

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond, Roger Ntakirutinka

Phil speaks with Norman Richmond of CKLN 88.1FM about the life of Ray Charles, his importance to the american music scene and his involvement in world politics. Their conversation also turns to a more general discussion of the music scene during the 1950's and 60's.

We also interview Roger Ntakirutinka, son of former Rwandan Minister of Public Works Charles Ntakirutinka, about his father's trial. They discuss a recently released Amnesty International report about the trial, as well as the social and political situation in Rwanda.

Links:
New York Times Article: Ray Charles, Who Reshaped American Music, Dies at 73
Amnesty International: Rwanda: Government slams door on political life and civil society.




June 7th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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May 31st, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Daniel Freeman-Malloy, Peter Rosenthal




May 24th, 2004: - Listen | Download

A soldier's perspective on Iraq and Haiti.

Featured Guest(s):
Stan Goff

Phil talks to Stan Goff about reports of abuse and torture in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. They discuss the changing nature of the war in Iraq, America's position on the world stage, the upcoming American elections and the use of 'military contractors'. Stan also gives us a soldier's perspective on the current situation in Iraq and the challenges facing American soldiers.

Phil and Stan Goff then move on to the subject of Haiti. Stan, who has participated in one US invasion of Haiti and has written about his experiences, offers us an overview of the social and political history of the country and discusses the removal of Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide by the United States.

Stan Goff, a retired as a Master Sergeant from the US Army, is the author of "Full Spectrum Disorder: The Military in the New American Century" and "Hideous Dream: A Soldier's Memoir of the U.S. Invasion of Haiti". He is a regular contributor to Counterpunch Magazine and the military affairs editor for From the Wilderness

Links:
From the Wilderness
Beloved Haiti: A (Counter) Revolutionary Bicentennial By Stan Goff




May 17th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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May 10th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Eric Schlosser




May 3rd, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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April 26th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Michael Parenti, Roger Ntakirutinka

Links:
Michael Parenti Political Archive




April 19th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Wayne Madsen




April 12th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




April 5th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Friends of CIUT 89.5fm Fundraising Show

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Rosenthal

Friends of CIUT 89.5fm Fundraising Show

Links:
Friends of 89.5 FM Fundraising Campaign




March 29th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Marie-Rose Habyarimana, John Philpot




March 22nd, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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March 15th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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March 8th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed, Wayne Madsen

Links:
Konch Magazine




March 1st, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Stan Goff, Peter Rosenthal, Pierre George

Links:
Beloved Haiti: A (Counter) Revolutionary Bicentennial By Stan Goff




February 23rd, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
David Jacobs

Links:
Re: The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic, Former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia - Ramsey Clark




February 16th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Barry Lituchy, Michael Parenti

Barry Lituchy talks about the International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic. He speaks about the history of Yugoslavia and the West's influence in the region, and then discusses the trial and the defence of Milosevic.

Michael Parenti talks about his biography of Julius Caesar.




February 9th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Mick Lowe, David jacobs




February 2nd, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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January 26th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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January 19th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Pam McConnell

Links:
City of Toronto, City Councillors - Pam McConnell




January 12th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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January 5th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Ramsey Clark, Zafar Bangash

Phil interviews Ramsey Clark, acclaimed former US Attorney General, who is a leading figure opposing US aggression against Yugoslavia and Iraq. Ramsey Clark is a key sponsor of “votetoimpeach.org” a campaign to impeach George W. Bush.

Phil and Ramsey talk about the US capture of Saddam Hussein, whether or not the US has the legal or moral authority to put him on trial, the historical background to trials for war crimes, and the very real war crimes committed by the US “shock and awe” policy that killed thousands of innocent civilians. Ramsey Clark addresses the “extremely urgent issue” of the US policy of developing tactical nuclear weapons.

Phil also interviews Zafar Bangash, the editor of Crescent International and “muslimedia.com”

Phil and Zafar talk about the conduct of US troops in Iraq, and France’s misguided attempt to bar women from wearing the hijab in schools.

Links:
votetoimpeach.org
Muslimedia International




December 29th, 2003: - Listen | Download

Prof. Michael Parenti speaks out against US foreign policy.

Featured Guest(s):
Michael Parenti

Phil interviews Michael Parenti, author of “The Assassination of Julius Caesar, A People’s History of Ancient Rome”(nominated for a Pulitzer Prize), “The Demonization of Slobodan Milosevic”, “To Kill a Nation, The Attack on Yugoslavia”, and other books.

Michael Parenti is an internationally acclaimed progressive US writer and lecturer.

Phil and Michael talk about current events in the former Yugoslavia, the trial of Milosevic, the class nature of ancient Rome and the background to the assassination of Julius Caesar, and why Parenti believes “present US foreign policy is harmful to Americans and other living beings”.

Links:
Michael Parenti Political Archive




December 22nd, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Rosenthal, Zafar Bangash, Peter Leibovitch

Links:
Muslimedia International




December 15th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, Wayne Madsen




December 8th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Rosenthal




December 1st, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Phil Taylor




November 24th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
David Barsamian




November 17th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Paul Copeland




November 10th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Michael Kerman, John Clark




November 3rd, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

We do not have a recording of this day's program.




October 27th, 2003: - Listen | Download

Robert Meeropol talks about the trial and execution of his parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

Featured Guest(s):
Robert Meeropol

Links:
Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC)




October 20th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Michael Parenti, Syd Lacombe, Linda McQuaig

Links:
Michael Parenti Political Archive
The International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic (ICDSM)




October 13th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Christopher Black, Tina Conlon, Ahmed Ali

Links:
NORTH KOREA: THE GRAND DECEPTION REVEALED: The Preliminary Report of the October 2003 National Lawyers Guild/American Association of Jurists Delegation to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
www.nlg.org/programs/international/North_Korean_Delegation_Report2003.pdf - [PDF] copy of the above report
Oxfam International




October 6th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Sheldon Rampton - co-author of "Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq", Diana Johnstone - author of "Fool's Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions"

Links:
www.prwatch.org




September 29th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Andrew Forrester, David Jacobs

Links:
The Edward Said Archive




September 22nd, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Guy Bertrand

Phil interviews prominent canadian lawyer Guy Bertrand about his recent successful defense of Leon Mugasera in a legal battle with the Canadian Immigration Department.

In the second part of the show, Phil introduces Prof. Michael Parenti and gives some background on his recent projects - a book: “The Assassination of Julius Caesar, A People’s History of Ancient Rome”, and his involvement with the International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic.
(Prof. Parenti could not be reached on this day)




September 15th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

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September 8th, 2003: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Lee Lorch




September 1st, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, MIchael Quigley




August 25th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Wayne Madsen

Links:
What's a Fifth Columnist? - Well, Someone Like Hitchens, For Starters - By Wayne Madsen




August 18th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Christopher Black




August 11th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Garth Bobb




August 4th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

We do not have a recording of this day's program.




July 28th, 2003: - Listen | Download

Charles Taylor at the height of Liberia's crisis

Featured Guest(s):
President Charles Taylor




July 21st, 2003: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Liberian Senator Tom Wuweiu, Robin Philpot

Links:
The US and Liberia: History Doesn't Repeat Itself, It Stutters! - By Robin Philpot




July 14th, 2003: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Liberian Senator Tom Wuweiu, Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




July 7th, 2003: - Listen | Download

Charles Taylor at the height of Liberia's crisis

Featured Guest(s):
President Charles Taylor, David Jacobs




July 2nd, 2003: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Senator Wuweiu, David Jacobs, President Charles Taylor

Phil speaks to a Liberian senator about the civil war in Liberia, the ceasefire, the involvement of outside forces in the conflict, and the possibility of President Taylor stepping down from his position before the end of his term. This recording also features our first interview with the Liberian President - Charles Taylor.




June 30th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Sharon Taylor, Mick Lowe

Phil speaks with Zafar Bangash about the current situation in the Middle East, their discussion mainly focusses on Iran.

Phil conducts a telephone interview with Sharon Taylor, daughter of the President of Liberia Charles Taylor, about the current situation in her country, and about her father. (audio quality is poor, lots of feedback)

In the last part of the program, Phil and Mick Lowe remember Sam Andrew, a labour activist from Sudbury.

Links:
Muslimedia International




June 23rd, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot, Peter Rosenthal

Robin Philpot talks about the life and times of Pierre Bourdieu, a man who brought the idea of Quebec independence to the forefront. Bourdieu's obituary was published in Counterpunch and can be found here

Peter Rosenthal and Phil discuss the OCAP Queen’s Park “Riot” and the Government's decision to continue with the trial against John Clark of OCAP.

In the last part of the show, Phil and Peter Rosenthal talk about their recent trip to New York for an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

Links:
Pierre Bourdieu's obituary




June 16th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online




June 9th, 2003: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Rosenthal, Morton Sobell

Phil Taylor and Peter Rosenthal interview Morton Sobell. Morton Sobell was one of the co-accused in the Rosenberg trial. He was convicted of "conspiracy to commit espionage" in 1951 and served more than eighteen years in prison. They discuss the Rosenberg Trial, the Venona project, and Mr. Sobell's own experiences at Alcatraz.

Links:
www.h-net.org/~diplo/




June 2nd, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online




May 26th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

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May 19th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Rosario Marchese




May 12th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Rosenthal, Wayne Madsen, Zafar Bangash

Links:
Muslimedia International




May 5th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online




April 28th, 2003: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Karen Augustine, Juan Carrenzo

Karen Augustine discusses the significance of singer, Nina Simone.

Juan Carrenzo introduces the case of five Cuban men, known as the "Cuban Five", who are being tried in the United States. He talks about their investigations of terrorist attacks against Cuba and their attempts to bring those who are responsible to the attention of american authorities.




April 21st, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Michael Quigley, Peter Rosenthal, Fred Jerome

Phil speaks with Michael Quigley about reports that the British Military and British Intelligence had been involved in assassinations of Irish Nationalists. They also briefly discuss the public reaction to the meeting between Tony Blair and George W. Bush in Ireland.

In the second part of the program Phil, Jacob and Peter Rosenthal discuss a recent newspaper article accusing Toronto Police of racial profiling.

Phil also speaks with Fred Jerome, author of "The Einstein Files", about Albert Einstein, his life and his politics.




March 31st, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Marg Stiles

Jacob Liebovitch and Phil Taylor discuss the United States' attack on Iraq. Jacob then speaks with Marg Stiles, a health researcher, about the SARS and how the outbreak has been affecting Toronto. Later, Phil and Jacob discuss America's stated reasons for war in Iraq, and Canada's stance on that war.




March 17th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online




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December 9th, 2002 : mp3 file not currently online




December 31st, 1969 : mp3 file not currently online

Interview with Ted Schmidt

Featured Guest(s):
Ted Schmidt

Phil interviews Catholic educator Ted Schmidt on his autobiography, "Never Neutral: A Teaching Life."

Ted's inspiring activism includes becoming the first Canadian teacher to teach about the Holocaust systematically, defending Martin Luther King, opposing war, and engagement in other important struggles for justice.




Article Archive:

Book Review: The Complete Muhammad Ali by Ishmael Reed
Phil Taylor

Muhammad Ali was a one man Boxer Rebellion, the fighter who did the rare thing of changing minds and hearts by challenging racism and empire at the risk of fame and fortune. Like Haley’s Comet, such a person doesn’t come around often, people everywhere felt better knowing he was there. So who is he really? You got to read Ishmael Reed’s The Complete Muhammad Ali to get an idea. Ishmael is a veteran fighter/writer, with success in several divisions(poetry, novels, music)
and more likely to get it right than the corporate journalists or established fight crowd. Reed is like the journeyman champ, Archie Moore: cagey, unorthodox, able to land a punch from unexpected directions. Insights from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Willie Pep, Miles Davis, and the man who 1st sold Ali “Muhammad S...
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Signs of the times
TR

Major media feature a drowned Syrian boy

When they show you a picture of a dead child
you can be sure they intend to bomb someone

Long ago B Brecht wrote:

On a wall it is written ‘they want war’
He who wrote this has already fallen.

Somber broadcasters say: “You may find the following images
disturbing” to guarantee close attention.

But no image is as disturbing as the behaviour of our Masters of War.

Refugees are fleeing the wars incited and financed from Washington.
The Exceptional/Indispensable state dictating the fate of Syrians, Libyans, Iraqis.

Time, now, to put an end to New World Ordering.
...
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TO UNDERSTAND RWANDA'S TRAGEDY: The neglected account of Captain Amadou Deme Senegalese soldier, UN intelligence officer, and witness with a conscience.
Phil Taylor

April 6 1994 is the fateful date of the beginning of the war/genocide/massacres in Rwanda. The plane of President Habyarimana was shot down over the capital city, Kigali, and horrific violence unfolded.

Everyone is asked/ordered to remember (and then told what to remember). Official memory in Rwanda is under the authority of the former Ugandan General and now Rwandan President Paul Kagame, warmly supported by prominent names from the Anglosphere like America's UN ambassador, Samantha Powers (she was not a witness but has no trouble filling pages at great length about the vast lessons to be learned).

On the night of the 6th Kagame, by all accounts, ordered his Rwandan Patriotic Forces (RPF) into attack that very same night, though there was a peace accord in pl...
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OSCAR TALK: A Duel in the Hollywood Sunset.
Editor

SELMA is the story of a black American freedom fighter who was killed by a low-life sniper.

AMERICAN SNIPER is the story of a Navy Seal elite sniper (not your boring regular soldier) who in real life liked to tell “stretchers” about casually shooting Americans after Katrina and who despised America’s 1st black president. The film was directed by a millionaire actor and Romneyite from Carmel, who once pretended (it is his line of work) the President was an empty chair that he bested in a debate, living by his principle of never engaging in a fair fight, a certified bushwhacker! The director, Clint Deadwood, occasionally deigns to be interviewed by liberals like John Stewart, provided they are willing to play trembling squirrels to his snake.

So Sniper is out...
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Letter to the BBC on significance of documentary, Rwanda’s Untold Story.
Tiphaine Dickson, Lawyer/Scholar

Dear Mr. Hall,

Thank you for allowing John Conroy and Jane Corbin to explore this difficult and complex story, and thank you for broadcasting the remarkable results of their investigation.

Allow me to disclose my own history with the issue: In 1997, I became lead defense counsel in the trial of Georges Rutaganda before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. I was the first counsel to petition for the disclosure of the results of the Prosecutor's investigation into the shooting down of President Habyarimana's plane--an act that back in those days was still commonly assumed to have been carried out by Hutu extremists, or even by the President's family. The reaction to my request by the Prosecutor was nothing short of astonishing: "We don't investigate p...
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Recognizing sovereignty of Syrian government would solve terror crisis
Editor

Obama attracts intense interest as he outlines the latest “anti-terror” mission for Iraq-Syria, but we would gain more by paying attention to the words of the President of Syria, Bashar Al Assad, who is after all a major figure in the region and his army has been fighting terrorists and mercenaries supported by Obama’s government. A year ago, as Syria proved capable of handling its armed adversaries, Assad observed that Syria was the victim of a foreign sponsored campaign for regime change. He characterized it this way: The West first tried to create an insurrection coup and failed; next they sent mercenaries across the borders of neighboring states in a campaign of sectarian terror, and failed; and now, he said, they only have one more option, to attack Syria themselves. Quite true, isn’...
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America's target is Syria, not ISIS.
Editor

Syria has always been Washington's target because it is a sovereign government which, together with Iran and Hizbollah of Lebanon, stands in the way of U.S.-Israeli full spectrum dominance of the mid-east.

Many in the west who are nominally anti war/anti colonial actually share the imperial assumptions of the State Department and indulge themselves in parsing the nomenclature of the Wahobbyhorse jihadis. Or, like Patrick Coburn, they pretend matters are out of control, blowing-back and Obama is surprised or
incompetent. Coburn has that old Blimpish conceit that his American cousins are befuddled. They are not befuddled. They and their Paris and London flunkies have been knocking down governments like they're ten-pins, while he has held down his cushy corner by tut-tu...
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ISIS is America
Editor

ISIS is America's Trojan Wahobby horse to attack Syria.

The strategic goal of the U.S. in the mideast has been and remains the removal of the regional nay-saying states of Iran and Syria, and the Lebanese resistance group Hizbullah.

Mad Jihadists have been a tactical weapon of western powers for years on end. They burned and lynched Africans in Libya, they carry out vicious attacks in Iraq. In Syria they have blown up churches and mosques, raped, eaten human flesh...and throughout the U.S. and its allies have said tut, tut, but the weapons and volunteers continue to flow across the Turkish border and the funds from Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Today the Jihadists, who take their ideology from the Wahabi state rulers of Saudi Arabia, have declared the...
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Canada's Glass House and Quebec's Charter Debate
Robin Philpot

The worst aspect of the Quebec's Charter debate is the smug, self-righteous, paternalist, finger wagging of English Canada and the English media in Quebec. Canadians don't realize that they live in a glass house and throwing stones can be dangerous. Self-examination and self-criticism might show that English Canada is a major part of the problem.

Canada has consistently and unanimously refused to accommodate Quebec's reasonable demands for respect and recognition for more than 50 years now. Never once has it looked back and questioned its self-appointed moral superiority. For instance, it did not hesitate to promote and then lionize its chosen French Canadian leader and send him into the fray to do the dirty work, which has included proclaiming War Measures in time of peace ...
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Stop war threats against Syria
Editor

Obama was going to draw a red line across the throat of Syria. But, for the moment, the Go-it-alone ranger is having 2nd thoughts or perhaps 1st thoughts. The British Parliament nixed their Prime Minister's intention to attack Syria. The last time Parliament did that it was to end Lord North's desire to continue the war against American colonists who were thought to be lawless and uncivilized. Instead his Britannic Majesty settled for a new Prime Minister and the Treaty of Paris.

Syria is a sovereign state and cannot be faulted in its response to Washington. Obama, in line with recent predecessors, has defined America as the "indispensible" nation, an adolescent notion to dignify bullying. According to the doctrine of U.S. superiority the Syrian nation has no rights whic...
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Syria is on the front line against western sponsored terrorism.
Editor

Only weeks ago President of Egypt Mursi attended a rally of religious sectarians calling for the overthrow of Syria's government in the name of a particular school of Islam, wishing the curse of civil war on a sovereign state. Such wild talk should have been the reason to remove him.

He waved the flag of the sectarians and urged young Egyptians to join the mercenary brigades financed by the Western powers and petroleum potentates. Mursi went further, he respectfully asked/begged the masters of western capital to seize Syrian airspace to enable the destruction of the Syrian Republic. O brotherhood leader Mursi did all this at the bidding of Qatar's absolute rulers, they had financed his (money takes all) election. But on the road to Damascus there came a problem.
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Poem: Nurture or Shooter
Dan Wilcox

Strapped in her seat in the cafe the baby puts her mother’s
cellphone to her ear, pokes at keys, says “Hello”
just what her mother does, grandma’s curls passed down
in unbottled hues -- when her mother says “Thank you”
for the check, she says “Thank you,” reaches for her Grandma’s
out-stretched hand at the door. No one tells her what to do
she watches, mimics, follows those she loves, does what they do.

We should stop there -- this child has learned all she has to know.

Don’t let some stranger show her
to walk in step -- to say “Yes, Sir!” “No, Sir!”
to lock & load -- to click on target
to push the kill button without saying “Hello.”

-- Dan Wilcox, Albany, NY...
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The Eritrean "Coup" That Never Was
Thomas C. Mountain

The New York Times and its cult followers in the American media, amongst others, manufactured an attempted "coup" that never happened in the small East African country of Eritrea.

The story of this "attempted coup" began last Monday morning, January 21 in a small garrison base south of here when three disgruntled officers told their command that they were being transferred to the capital Asmara to guard the Ministry of Information. Excited to be leaving their remote location for life in the capital the citizen soldiers in the command packed their bags, loaded their two tanks on to their trailers, saddled up and headed for the big city.

Several hours later the unit arrived at the unguarded gates of the Eritrean Ministry of Information, unloaded their tanks and,...
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That Missile is no Patriot
Editor

According to the news NATO has directed German and Dutch troops to place an American "Patriot" missile system in Turkey hard by the Syrian border. Across that border the CIA and Arab oil-sheiks have been running madness-for-hire mercenaries, disguised with Islamic verbiage. The stated American/NATO goal is regime change in Damascus. In other words an illegal and violent intervention into the internal affairs of a sovereign state. At this stage the power-drunk have stopped caring about laws and treaties, they are the indispensable empire without borders. It is something they drone on about.

So perhaps it is fortunate that the Washington crew for naming things chose Patriot for one of their big bang weapons. The name invites reflection. Patriot?

A patriot is s...
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The Benghazi Thing
Editor

It is play-like time in the "indispensible nation"

From the Halls of Montezuma, take one:

Let's play-like we care about international law and respect for other peoples.

Libya has oil but we care only for humanity and progress; when trouble is reported we must apply our "indispensibleness".

A play-like "no-fly" zone is established from which we bomb Libya (a Lord of the Fly Zone, perhaps).

Let's play-like we have a neutral arms embargo and then arm the side we favor, to make havoc and death more efficient...and rewarding.

Let's play like we know what a "diplomat" is and deliver said diplomat into the rebel stronghold of a sovereign country. Supply him with armored vehicles and muscular commando t...
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Suivre la Couronne britannique ou la France aura ta peau
Editor

Suivre la Couronne britannique ou la France aura ta peau
Les mots du général Brock en juillet 1812.

On a toujours fait de Brock le héro du narratif Tory de la guerre de 1812. Un général, tombé lors de sa première bataille peu après le début de la guerre, le martyr parfait, courageux avec un curriculum vitae bref et concis.

Ottawa voudrait faire du capital politique Tory et Loyaliste avec la guerre de 1812. Les gens réfléchis, méfiant des intentions de Harper, se demandent, « mais c’était quoi, cette guerre? » On comprendrait mieux si les ardents partisans de la Reine à Ottawa voudraient bien partager une notion cruciale à la pensée du général Brock sur la guerre qui s’annonçait. Le 22 juillet 1812, Brock a fait une proclamation expliquant pourquoi il ...
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'Follow the Crown or France will get you...'
Editor

'Follow the Crown or France will get you.'
Telling words from Brock’s July 1812 Proclamation

Brock has always been the designated hero of the 1812 Tory story. The General who fell in his 1st real battle shortly after the war began, the ideal martyr, brave and with a short resume.

Ottawa would like to make Tory/ Loyalist hay with talk of the War 1812 . Distrustful of Harper’s intentions the thoughtful often ask, what was that war about? It would help if the Queen’s enthusiasts in Ottawa would share a key notion of the General’s own thinking about the approaching war. July 22, 1812 Brock issued one of those why we fight proclamations. In it he warned his Britanic Majesty’s subjects:

"... it is but too obvious that, but once estranged fr...
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Students key to PQ victory
Editor

Jean Charest, now ex-premier of Quebec, was the latest designated federalist to be sent to Quebec to subdue separatists and implement IMF/World Bank economics (that is impoverish the poor and smooch with the rich). He had been a federal conservative leader but the talent pool was shallow for this assignment, so the insolent wealthy who run Canada put him in charge of the Quebec Liberal Party. You're welcome. He did make it to power but ran into heavy resistance trying make Quebec into a corporate model. Aynn Rand has never caught on with the French. It may be the language thing.

Then came 2012 and Charest and his platoons of expensive strategists thought they saw a chance to create winning conditions for an election. He jacked-up college tuitions to bring them into line wit...
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Reading between the whines: Jamaicans faster AND smarter!
Editor

When Bolt and fellow Jamaicans completed their dominating performance there were some negative words from the former sprint capital, the US. Carl Lewis and other advanced thinkers suggested without evidence that the Jamaicans must be using drugs. And there’s the rub and science failure.

Many repeat the accusation without remarking on the more shocking revelation about the drugging claim: The Jamaicans have surpassed America in an important realm of science. The conclusion is inescapable, Jamaican science has created a “sprinter gap”. This could be worrying for the Pentagon. In what other realms might the Jamaicans have quietly taken the lead?

Make no mistake, the American athletic culture knows drugs. They have busted a stadium full sellers and buyers, so th...
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Applying Vidal lessons to Syria, noting the Euro-American feckless "left"
Editor

With the passing of Gore Vidal, the matter of Syria comes to mind. It was Vidal's thesis that the urge to be an empire eclipsed the democratic and egalitarian spirit behind the war of independence and the civil war.

Witnessing the assaults on Syria inspired by Gulf monarchs and NATO states Vidal would put his finger on the problem, America's urge to be the "indispensible nation", an empire. Tragically, many, not all, of the American "left" has long since picked-up the empire virus.

Obama says Assad must go and the little (left) Obamas agree. Writing in Counterpunch (August 1, 2012) Phyllis Bennis and Shahab Jafry quibble about details and add charges against Assad and then say Assad must go (and perhaps be punished by some appropriate European "international...
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Imperial Hubris: Clinton Demands Russia And China "Pay The Price"
Rick Rozoff

At the third meeting of the so-called Friends of Syria in Paris on July 6, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proved once again that diplomacy is to the United States what refined dining etiquette is to a jackal.

The third such meeting, earlier versions were held in "post-revolution" Tunisia and in Turkey, a NATO member with military forces massed on Syria's border, was opened by French President Francois Hollande (who already is making his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy appear less anomalously egregious), who declaimed, "Bashir al Assad must go... a transitional government must be set up."

The head of state of Syria's former colonial master also engaged in comic opera theatrics by observing a moment of silence for - some - of the victims in Syria and insist...
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Annan and Syria: The Master of Disaster 2
Editor

General Mood of Norway (think NATO) has suspended UN observer work in Syria due to hazards, or so he says. The payoff for the Western/cowboy interventionists is they can roll their eyes and noisily argue for showdown with Assad.

Russia continues to point out, in the phrase of Syria's UN ambassador, you cannot be an arsonist and a fireman at the same time. The Annan Plan calls for peaceful resolution between the sides and non-interference. The NATO gang calls for Assad to be removed and provides material assistance to the armed opposition — the same armed opposition which declares the Annan Plan dead and begs for Western intervention.

So where is the dubious Annan? He and co-conspirator Ban Ki-Moon are doing the bidding of the West by placing more pressure on...
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Quebec Lessons
Red Tag

Quebec students fight against tuition hikes and debt serfdom. Charest works his mouth for bank dictated austerity (that is robbing the poor of all
prospects except heroic soldiering).

Societies are complex, big-shots are simple and simpletons. Charest, Quebec PM and ex-tory, now liberal, blah-blah has money, works for money, worships money.

Charest is the state, the people, especially when they appear together in the streets as human beings expressing their deepest wishes and common humanity, the people are a "mob" a "hoodlum". But the hoodlum in chief, who is known for changing his party masks, that hoodlum can joke about sending students "up north".

Why does Charest act like all despots of all times?

Because he is pla...
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Surprise Turn of Events at Taylor Verdict
Kirsty Sutherland

Today former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been unanimously convicted of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) sitting at The Hague. The verdict, which convicted Taylor for aiding and abetting rather than joint criminal enterprise, was followed by an impromptu dissent by the Trial Chamber's alternate judge, Justice Sow of Senegal.

In an unexpected turn of events, as Justice Lussick (Presiding), Justice Doherty and Justice Sebutinde rose to leave the courtroom after delivering the verdict, Justice Sow addressed the Court:

"The only moment where a Judge can express his opinion is during the deliberations or in the courtroom, and, pursuant to the Rules, when there are no serious deliberations, the...
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War Hype at the Toronto Star
Editor

Columnist Siddiqi has turned to the best minds available to back the Star’s headline, "Canada should lobby for bombing of Syria" (March 15, 2012). Hugh Segal, John McCain and Lloyd Axworthy agree it’s time to deploy "air assets" to remove Assad, it’s the humanitarian thing to do. Humanitarian: As in burn Korans, urinate on the dead and massacre civilians?

Segal wins the prize for imperial goofiness. NATO bombed Libya to remove Gaddafi so we have to bomb Syria to avoid a "double standard". You bomb one Arab government you don’t like you gotta bomb the next one goes the Senator’s logic. Of course "double standard" actually means doing to others what you would not allow done to you, which would apply to the Star, to Canada, to Siddiqi, to Segal, to Axworthy and McCain....
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Keep an eye on Kofi Annan, He’s the Master of Disaster
Editor

Koffi Annan has been to Damascus for the UN Secretary General. The Syrians had better watch their step with him, he’s as dangerous as a regiment of the Paris led phony Free Syrian Army.

Koffi will try to arrange a UN/Arab League presence in Syria which can then move on to destabilize the government, through such means as disinformation outlets to confuse and demoralize the population and “corridors” for passage of people and weapons to rebel strongholds, safe from Syrian government oversight. That done, when
the time is ripe, when the army has been divided and somewhat disarmed, hostilities can be resumed—with “world opinion” on the side of freshly armed rebels. All blame will placed on Assad.

It should be kept in mind that Koffi Annan did precisely t...
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Powerful Israel supporters give the max to Mulcair, no blush from NDP
Editor

Peter Munk, Chairman of Barrick Gold, Gerald Schwartz, President of Onex and Joel Reitman, CEO of MIJO Corp. have each contributed to the Mulcair campaign for leader of the New Democratic Party. "Now" magazine of Toronto mentions this as "odd". How is it odd?

Munk, Schwartz and Reitman are keen supporters of Israel and are looking for candidates who agree with them. Mulcair fills the bill. He can do the mantra 2 state process line, but is missing on Israeli occupation and aggression. He won the hearts of Zionists with his attempt to bully Lizzie Davis. On Israel and the Palestinians Mulcair is a lot like Bob Rae, without the finesse. Some might have thought it odd that Thomas Walkom of the Toronto Star would write about the leaders campaign with paragraphs about contributo...
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The law case of the century: Indictment against NATO military and political leaders
Christopher C. Black

The law case of the century: Indictment against NATO military and political leaders (UPDATED)

NATO: Indictment for breach of international law in the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. The military and political leaders of NATO are hereby accused of the following crimes committed in the Libyan campaign of 2011, in which the systematic breaches of international law are underlined.

Understanding that international law exists and that it is systematically broken by certain powers with impunity, understanding that such a situation is unacceptable and that the same set of laws should apply to all, equally, with the same sets of weights and measures employed in upholding it, I hereby accuse NATO and the below-mentioned individuals, party to its acts in...
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Letter: Killing Ghaddafi - Injustice must be seen to be done. (imperial proverb)
Commentator

"I tremble for the fate of my country when I consider that God is just." Thomas Jefferson

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary C. was in Tripoli and asked for the head of Ghadaffi. Two days later his captors shot dead the wounded man. It was a moment of grisly unity as the Born Again West used "predator drones" to enable Islamic mad-hats to pounce on Ghadaffi. At last he was punished for making Libya a prosperous country with education and medical care for all. From here on Libya is to be a managed free-enterprise "democracy."

For Lady Clinton, Ghaddafi's macabre death was an important opportunity for image management. It was no accident that we were provided with her "reaction" shot. Hillary's image had been earlier tarnished when the White House released the on...
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Shocking: Confession of downing of Habyarimana's plane-Rudasingwa
Theogene Rudasingwa

On August 4, 1993, in Arusha, Tanzania, the Government of Rwanda and the Rwandese Patriotic Front signed the Arusha Peace Agreement. The provisions of the agreement included a commitment to principles of the rule of law, democracy, national unity, pluralism, the respect of fundamental freedoms and the rights of the individual. The agreement further had provisions on power-sharing, formation of one and singles National Army and a new National Gendarmerie from forces of the two warring parties; and a definitive solution to the problem of Rwandan refugees.

On April 6, 1994, at 8:25 p.m., the Falcon 50 jet of the President of the Republic of Rwanda, registration number “9XR-NN”, on its return from a summit meeting in DAR-ES-SALAAM,Tanzania, as it was on approach to Kanombe Interna...
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"Odyssey Dawn" heads toward Syria/Iran
Correspondent

The headlines tell us, Sarkozy and Cameron survey Libya. That would be the "We broke it, we bought it" tour.

Proving domestic policy is foreign policy the mini-titans of France and England did a walkabout in the Tripoli they had thoroughly bombed. At home they beat up blacks and Arabs and abroad they do the same. Hired help in the form of the NTC (NATO Transition Council) auditioned as "rebels" and democrats. It was a team effort. Even the newly named "Royal Canadian" air force blew up some offending infrastructure. "All dogs bite the bitten dog" goes the proverb.

Of course Sirte and a few other spots have not yet been captured. The NTC apparently intends to maintain its perfect record of not winning a single battle without NATO air, sea and missile support....
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Free African political prisoner Victoire Ingabire
Ann Garrison

We need an international movement to free Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. Her case is important to African people all over the continent and in the Diaspora and to all of us, all people.

The weight on Victoire’s shoulders is that of resource war, the ongoing wars for the world’s natural resources that threaten to destroy the whole planet. The fate of her tiny East African nation, Rwanda, is intertwined with the resource war in Rwanda’s vast, resource rich neighbor, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, site of the most lethal conflict since World War II. The Congo conflict has taken over 6 million African lives since 1998 alone.

Background of the Congo conflict, in Rwanda and Uganda

In 1990, the U.S. and Uganda backed...
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NATO: A Feast of Blood
Cynthia McKinney

While serving on the House International Relations Committee from 1993 to 2003, it became clear to me that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was an anachronism. Founded in 1945 at the end of World War II, NATO was founded by the United States in response to the Soviet Union's survival as a Communist state. NATO was the U.S. insurance policy that capitalist ownership and domination of European, Asian, and African economies would continue. This also would ensure the survival of the then-extant global apartheid.

NATO is a collective security pact wherein member states pledge that an attack upon one is an attack against all. Therefore, should the Soviet Union have attacked any European Member State, the United States military shield would be activated. The Sovie...
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Caught Red Handed; British Assassins in the Horn of Africa
Thomas C. Mountain

In early February of this year, 2011, a six man squad of British mercenaries were caught red handed in the midst of preparing an attempt to assassinate the top leadership of the Eritrean government in the port city of Massawa on the Red Sea.

Of the six, four were apprehended and two managed to escape, abandoning their mates while blazing out of Massawa Bay into the Red Sea in an inflatable speed boat, never to be seen again by Eritrean eyes.

A search of the vessel they arrived on uncovered a cache of tools of the assassins trade. Included was a small arsenal of automatic weapons, a sophisticated satellite communications system, state of the art electronic target range finders, and most damning, several sniper rifles.

All of those arrested have s...
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UN/France in Ivory Coast, NATO Over Libya: a Neo-Colonial Crime Spree
Editors

"Stop children, What's that sound? Everybody look what's goin down." Buffalo Springfield

Washington, Paris, London, the "West" is the heart of darkness. Drooling for royals, silent over our deadly drones. Firepower and hauteur are the order of the day.

The UN, NATO and U.S. have a robust policy of "humanitarian intervention". It involves killing wherever they please. R2P on you.

Bums in the leadership, bombs on the ground. Saturday April 29, 2011:NATO attackers have just killed a father and three of his children in Tripoli. The demented demonizers among us, sometimes known as human rights "activists", will say those civilians were related to Gaddafi. Ethical scorpions like Juan Cole and G. Ashcar make those sorts of distinctions. NATO does the ...
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Comment: Creeps on a Mission - NATO & Gulf Kings Pound Libya

Senator McCain, right-wing warhawk, has been to see his "heroes" in Benghazi and to put himself ahead of the wave. He knows the U.S. is playing end-game with Libya, so he's making himself the 1st to demand American recognition of the rebel cabal.

And he'd like more bombing to help his adoring gang. McCain sees knocking over Tripoli as one more step toward his favorite target Iran. As he inimitably put it: "Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran." And that is where the Obama group is headed...McCain just wants that bragger's edge.

So it is McCain, Sarkozy, Cameron and the King of Qatar and the ever shy boss, Obama. And there is Ban Ki Moon who is there to take orders and help with photo-ops.

All the Gulf absolute monarchs are doing fine and helping the attack ...
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How Gaddafi Went to Bed a Libyan and Woke Up an Arab
Editors

Libya's leader, Moamar Gaddafi, forgot the old proverb advising that when you sup with the devil, use a long spoon.

For reasons known to him Libya's leader made a number of living arrangements with the European and American leaders. He would give up certain types of weapons, he would play ball with the IMF/World Bank and suffer the condescending visits of Senator McCain and such. And he would join the war on terror.

For these many concessions he thought he would be allowed to run an oil concession and lead an independent country. Wrong. He forgot himself. And forgot who he was dealing with.

Sarkozy/Burlesconi have an Arab policy. In France and Italy it is all intimidation and oppression for Arabs. Sarkozy has also expelled the Roma people, pe...
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France and UN Lead Assault on Ivory Coast
Editors

International law, sovereignty...be damned; Sarkozy and Ban Ki-Moon form a bombing party

It is the return of the great law stomping imperialist road-show: France, with the help of its dorky friend the UN, is bombing in Libya and Ivory Coast.

Liberal war apologists have found a formula in the new aggressor's doctrine of humanitarian intervention, which goes by the moniker R2P on you.

Ivory Coast had a problem, forces from the northern half had lost an election years ago and decided to wage a war to conquer the country. Their leader Outarra is a World Bank functionary and linked to the neo-liberals of Europe. Their target is a Second International social democrat, Mr. Gbagbo, who does not fall all over himself to please Western bankers.
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Human Rights Watch Stabs Another Country in the Back
Editors

Well, here's not a surprise. Human Rights Witch/Watch has endorsed the NATO bombing, strafing, Tomahawking and other assistance to a rebel army in Libya. "The Security Council Has At Last Lived Up To Its Duty", Kenneth Roth, Foreign Policy, March 18, 2011.

After all, the new pirate flag of intervention convenience is "human rights", rescuing widows and orphans from tyrants who are incidentally out of favor with Washington. And the U.S. leadership never forgets its little enabling friend. HRW always gets plum NGO status wherever the American warmachine beds down.

We reminded everyone days ago that the leadership of HRW has been ATTENDING MEETINGS AT THE WHITE HOUSE. When the President said he was going to protect Libya's civilians the HRW attendees did not blu...
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Bombing Libya: Incurable Colonialism
Editors

Domestic policy is foreign policy. First Sarkozy beats up Arabs in Paris and now he intends to beat up Arabs in Libya.

And the Obama blather: Gaddafi is killing his own people, with the implied morbid joke: He can't do that, that's our job.

The gunmen of Benghazi are called "freedom fighters" and patriots, though they wave the flags of France and of the former monarch of Libya. The silly lie is told that the Benghazi gang are a "rag-tag" force, except they have begged for and received the air force and navy of NATO. They are NOT a rag-tag army, they are the pawn of the superpowers.

Who remembers that the U.S. representative, Susan Rice, sat proudly with her hand in the air providing the VETO that killed the UN Security Council resolution cond...
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Comment: Arab League Invites Western Takeover

Scene from Citizen Kane:
Editor: Our photographer says there is no war.
Publisher: Tell him to send pictures; I'll supply the war.

Today March 12, 2011

Benghazi "rebels" raise French flag, call for NATO intervention (New York Times)

Arab League calls for No Fly Zone over Libya: Wants UN to implement request. This is the way of Pontius Pilate: The Arab League are asking through UN for NATO (or great powers) aggression against Libya.

The President of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, is likely to be the next President of Egypt.

The new "Free" Egypt is NATO friendly. Britain's PM paid a visit to Freedom Square, said he would not meet with the Muslim Brotherhood. Israel's two close friends (U.S.Senators M...
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Letter: Keep NATO out of Libya
Editors

Keep NATO out of Libya


A "No-fly zone" over Libya would be a NATO FLY ZONE.

And a NATO fly zone would be a land grab! Because whoever controls the skies of that country, controls the country. Once the air cover operation is in place and the necessary attack missions and mayhem have been carried out, the entire political-economic future of Libya will be in the hands of Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron(whose best known quote is "multiculturalism is a failure"; he and his pals will not practice multiculturalism in Libya, it will be a European show).

There are Benghazi pro-NATO rebels who ask for air cover, saying they want a level playing field, a fair fight. What they really want is the promised advantage of super air power which someon...
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Oil, IMF and Election Theft; The Makings of an Ivory Coast Coup Attempt
Thomas C. Mountain

Newly discovered oil, an IMF henchman and good old fashioned election robbery are the ingredients of the west's latest electoral coup attempt, this time in the west African country of the Ivory Coast.

The real winner of the Ivorian election was President Gabagbo, who as required under the Ivorian Constitution, was declared the victor by the Ivorian Constitutional Court, the only party empowered to do so by Ivorian law. The west's attempt to install their own puppet as President is part and parcel of the western policy of "crisis management" used to control Africa and exploit its resources.

Very few readers outside of the Ivory Coast have any background in this matter so lets start by reviewing recent Ivorian history.

For decades the French supp...
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Letter: Wikitweaks / War-mongers try the occult
Observer

Do the Arab states want U.S.-Israeli war on Iran? Their governments answer No!

But through the occult system of Wikileaks gossip dumping, Western editorialists are able to channel the "secret" voices of mid-east Kings and Presidents...and headlines appear "they want us to do it, they want us to do it." For years this claim has been an Israeli mantra on Iran, Gaza, Lebanon, Syria. The "Arabs" want the US/Israel to get rid of somebody but they can't say so openly.

In reality the rise of the Islamic Republic and the growing independence of Turkey has been rather cordially received on the Arab "street", as might be expected by any rational observer of Israel's violent hegemony and nuclearization.

Mighty suspicious actually. Leaks that bolster the...
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WIMPS DON'T WIN
Clancy Sigal

US politics has a long and dishonourable tradition of negative attacks. If Democrats are too squeamish, 'losers' they'll be.

Nice guys finish last.

– Baseball manager Leo Durocher

When did the American left become such sissies? We are shocked, shocked! And throw up our hands in horror cowering behind prissy words like "divisive" and "sexist" and "uncivil" when frothing-mad, homophobic Republican smut-emailers like New York governor candidate Carl Paladino hurls verbal excrement at gays, or
Open Letter to General Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
Francis Muhoozi


General Paul Kagame,
President of the Republic of Rwanda
B.P.15 Kigali - RWANDA.
22nd August 2010


Dear Sir,

I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In direct reference to your published article "Rwanda's democracy is still the model for Africa" of 19th August 2010, I beg to disagree with you as  your close friends the Americans also reminded you through their White House statement of Friday 13th August 2010 Mr. President that, "Democracy is about more than holding elections."

Unfortunately, August 09th 2010 was yet another missed chance for the people of Rwanda to take a step forward towards peace and reconciliation. It was a missed opportunity for all...
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Adam Jones on Rwanda and Genocide: A Reply
Edward S. Herman and David Peterson

Like Gerald Caplan's hostile "review" of our book, The Politics of Genocide, Adam Jones's aggressive attack on our response to Caplan can be explained in significant part by Jones's deep commitment to an establishment narrative on the Rwandan genocide that we believe to be false -- one that misallocates the main responsibility for that still ongoing disaster, but dominates by virtue of political interests and intellectual conformity.1  Caplan devoted perhaps 5 percent of his "review" to our book, and the remaining 95 percent to an attack on us for our treatment of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  But Jones went Caplan one better, ignoring our book altogether (which at the time of his writing Jones did not appear to ha...
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Genocide Denial and Genocide Facilitation: Gerald Caplan and The Politics of Genocide
Edward S. Herman and David Peterson

In his June 17 "review" of our book The Politics of Genocide, for Pambazuka News,1 Gerald Caplan, a Canadian writer who Kigali's New Times described as a "leading authority on Genocide and its prevention,"2 focuses almost exclusively on the section we devote to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.3  Caplan s

Like Gerald Caplan's hostile "review" of our book, The Politics of Genocide, Adam Jones's aggressive attack on our response to Caplan can be explained in significant part by Jones's deep commitment to an establishment narrative on the Rwandan genocide that we believe to be false -- one that misal...
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Letter: Re-name Fort Hood
Gil Johnson

With the tragedy that has struck Fort Hood, with the swirling talk of ethnicity, religion, and the mission of defending democracy and freedom it might be an opportune time to consider a new more appropriate name for the fort.

In 1942, in the midst of a war with the avowedly racist Hitler regime, the American government set up a new military base in Texas and named it Fort Hood after an avowed racist and a military failure. His ideology was reactionary and he was no strategic thinker, so you have to believe some pretty dull bulbs made the decision. General John Bell Hood of the Confederate Army lost an arm (Gettysburgh) and a leg (Chickamauga) fighting against the American government of Abraham Lincoln. Gen. Hood wrote a letter to U.S. General Sherman that ended: "...you mak...
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Letter: When it comes to Gaza the Western Media doesn't give a tweet.
Mohamed

In Gaza the people voted in a free and fair election for Hamas. And how did the American heartland of freedom and democracy react? It snorted contempt and refused both the electoral outcome and recognition of the Hamas organization.

Of course there was also an election in the backyard, that is to say Haiti. Aristide was an overwhelming winner. The U.S. administration glared and complained and then with able assistance of Canada removed Aristide from power and from his country...after offering him the option of being executed.

And yet the media, the sound system of a deeply paranoid and violent U.S. state, is all atwitter that the people of Iran have been robbed in an election. Evidence. "We don't need no stinking evidence", we (big NATO brother and us) know,...
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Response of the Family of the Late Rwandese President Habyarimana to the Rwandese Government Decision to Convert his Private Residence into a Genocide Museum
Press Release

On October the 8th, 2008 the Rwandese government announced its decision to convert the family residence of the late President Habyarimana, assassinated on April the 6th of 1994 in a terrorist attack against the presidential jet plane, into a museum in commemoration of the Rwandese genocide, the Rwandese culture and the Second Republic. The family residence of the late President Habyarimana is located in Kanombe, a suburb to the capital city Kigali, close to the airport where the presidential jet plane was shot down during its landing procedure to finally crash against the enclosure of the family property in question.

We, the family of the late Rwandese President Habyarimana whose brutal assassination was followed by the violent massacres of 1994, denounce the hypocritical, ...
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ICTR-ADAD NEWS ADVISORY: Rwandan Military Leaders Found Not-Guilty of Conspiracy and Genocide Planning
Association des Avocats de la Defence - Association of Defense Lawyers

ARUSHA TZ – 18/12: Today’s ICTR judgments in the Military-I trial completely rejected the Prosecution theory of long-term planning and conspiracy to commit genocide by members of the former Rwandan military leadership. All four defendants were found “not guilty” of all counts charging conspiracy to commit genocide, based on the Chambers ruling that their actions prior to April 6, 1994 were based on war-time conditions, not planning to kill civilians or to carry out a genocide against Tutsi Rwandans.

Gen. Gratien Kabiligi was found not guilty of all remaining charges because of the Prosecution’s failure to prove his command authority over Rwandan troops, and was ordered released immediately.

The three other defendants were convicted of responsibility for pa...
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Letter: Bleep Prosecutor Fitzgerald for reference to Lincoln
Harry Pendergast

If Lincoln heard of the corruption and naughty words of Blagojevich he would "turn over in his grave" said federal prosecutor Fitzgerald, and the kept press all nodded sagely. Baloney!

Mary Todd Lincoln accepted money in the White House from people seeking favors and Abe Lincoln specialized in off-color jokes. Had Fitzgerald been around at the time he would have busted the President's wife (who also consorted with Confederate sympathizers) and Honest Abe would have been forced to resign, no doubt to be replaced by a Copperhead who would have ended the war and the South would have kept their slaves!

As for Fitzgerald's pose as the angel of righteousness, Lincoln would have seen through him. Abe was once offered a good amount of money to assist in the prosecut...
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Letter: Betcha -- The real story in Illinois is keeping the Senate seat from Jesse Jr.
Roger, from Tammany

The move against governor Blagojevich of Illinois had more to do with blocking Jesse Jackson and Jesse Jr. than with corruption. After years and years of sniffing around the governor the prosecutor struck now because the gov was going to appoint someone to the vacated seat of Obama and that someone was candidate #5, that is Jesse, Jr. With the move against Blagojevich Jesse, Jr. is taken down as well and with corruption as the campaign issue there's a chance the Republicans will get elected.

And what's all this virginal noise (Gergan on CNN) about shock at bargaining with appointments and favors? If all the ambassadors, congressmen and senators who got there positions through pay-offs and trade-offs were to drop dead Washington would look like Jonestown. As Hank Jr. sang: I...
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McCain/Hank and that tell-tale song
Jim Longstreet, Scalawag

Hank Williams Jr. is a big man at McCain/Palin rallies. He's the son (I guess) of Hank Williams and brings a lot of subliminal corn-sqeezins to the Republican campaign. To know what Hank the little stands for you need to peruse one of his signature songs with the catchy title (as in catch, brand and chain-up) "If the South Woulda Won the War We Would a Had It Made." It is a Trent Lott kind of sing-a-long nostalgia piece which leaves out reference to the slaves they were fighting to keep and principal reason the slavemasters "had it made". Cornpone Hank just thinks it is funny to kid around about the whip, chain and noose times of the Lost Cause. He closes out the song: "Okay he he he. I said if the south woulda won we would a had it made!... Might even be better off" (Trent Lott got hois...
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Letter: Barack or no, the empire will roll on as before
M. Hazlitt

Obama's like Kennedy and that's the problem.

Campaigning for President Kennedy said he'd be a tougher cold warrior than Nixon. Jack said Ike Eisenhower/Nixon had been unwilling to confront Communist "Chiner" and America was lagging in the arms race, he'd fix that and he'd take care of Castro.

Liberal democrats would mutter, he's just saying that. Turns out - Bay of Pigs/Vietnam/ Cuba missile crisis - he wasn't just saying that.

With Obama we hear he has to say those things, but soon the phrase will be, he has to do those things. He will go right into the bomb and embargo business same as his Republican/Democrat predecessors. He'll go from just saying that, to just doing that.

Let's take him at his word: More troops in Afghani...
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Cynthia McKinney Celebrates: Kagame charged in Spain
Cynthia McKinney

Hello Friends,

On Monday night, I spoke at the State University of New York at New Paltz on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In that speech I warned the students and members of the community present that everything our young children are taught today about the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a lie. And that it is a lie, purposefully told, to hide from view and justice, the real culprits. I went back to the December 1999 trial testimony of Bill Schapp who testified about the lies willingly printed by the most prestigious news houses of the day, including the New York Times, to destroy the reputation and effectiveness of Dr. King. I told the audience that for five long years, Dr. King endured the most treacherous treatment at the hands of the cor...
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The Coens and Cormac McCarthy Piss in your boot
Phil Taylor

No Country for Old Men or...The sagebrush did it.

Imagine Raising Arizona without the humour.

This film is based on a book by Cormac McCarthy. Cormac is a dilettante who lives in the desert and plays a loner. And recently like all professional loners he showed up on Oprah looking for money like everybody else. He allowed her to pet him while he played aw shucks. You can guess he gets his dark view of humanity from the mirror. "Publicity shy, very private introverted author of dense prose appears on Oprah. Performs back-flip and talks her leg off."

No Country is a horse opera about a dumb idea that the directors choose to wear down to a frazzle. By opera I mean extravagantly unreal. Men have gunfights in small-town hotels that continue into ...
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New Dallaire film on Rwanda fails reality check
Robin Philpot

During elections, the media like to do "fact checks" or "reality checks". The exercise should be applied to all historical films. Especially when the people concerned proclaim it "the film of record".

That is how Canadian Liberal Party Senator Romeo Dallaire appointed for life described his recent film Shake Hands with the Devil based on his book with the same title. His film sorely fails any serious fact check.

Let's begin with the end. If you waited until all the credits scroll by, you will see it is copyrighted © Dallaireproductions. It means two things: 1) Senator Dallaire incorporated a film company so as to get a cut of the profits; 2) he approved every single comma in the script.

That means that he also approved another line in cred...
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Letter: Support the troops, remove Harper-Bush.
Ex-serviceman

Toronto Tory troop rally.

Only war enthusiasts need apply. Speakers at the CNE rally for the Afghan mission (Aug 24) were headed by General Hillier (the scum killer); Defence minister McKay; Don Cherry (who loves hockey collisions, baiting French Canadians, and all things Bush) and Mel Lastman. Now there's a broad spectrum. It was a typical "our cops are tops" rally from the old days, showing Tories rarely have a new idea.

Apparently, with the reports of new deaths from the occupation front, the romantic right felt there was going to be a surge of blind patriotism and therefore staged a little in-house rally to capture all the positive political fall-out. The Star gave it a grumpy one-and-a-half cheer and mentioned the presence of Lastman. The Globe left La...
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RWANDA: Recent "Hearsay" statement by ICTR Prosecutor deeply troubling
Paul Rusesabagina



Paul Rusesabagina
Chicago, July 5, 2007
124 Avenue Baron Albert d'Huart
1950 Kraainem, Belgique

His Excellency Ban Ki-moon
UN Secretary General, ROOM 3800
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NW 10017

Dear Mr. Secretary-General:

On June 29, 2007, Le Monde newspaper reported that current ICTR chief prosecutor, Hassan Bubacar Jallow, has declared that criminal accusations against the RPF as detailed in a formal complaint I filed with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) last November "amount to hearsay and are of no value in our work". If true, this statement is very bad news and certainly very deeply troublin...
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Obituary - Robert Dickson (1944 - 2007) - a great poet and a progressive man. We were fortunate to have him as a guest and hope his work will be studied and emulated.
Tiphaine Dickson

Robert Dickson, born on July 23rd, 1944, in Toronto, died on March 19th, 2007, in his Sudbury home.

He was a warm, generous and faithful friend. He loved forests, mountains, villages, lakes, rivers, and black rocks. He drove vans, Ladas, Citroens, and drove a lot. He was a friend of farmers and workers, and he never crossed a picket line. He was a great and enthusiastic cook, a tirelessly cheerful washer of dishes, a stellar host, and an iconoclastic, joyful DJ. He loved to dance.

He was humble, politically engaged, fiercely intelligent, and cared deeply about the people whom he taught, for whom he wrote and performed his art, and whose work he supported with genuine enthusiasm and pride.

Robert was a devoted, gentle son to his father Robert,...
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Karaoke Union Songs CD
Mike Hersh

The world's first karaoke CD of labour music has just been released. Karaoke Union Songs is a coproduction of the Steelworkers Union and People's Progressive Karaoke.

There is a big launch party Thursday, March 22 at 25 Cecil St. in Toronto (south of College St., East of Spadina). Doors open at 7 pm, the band's first set is at 7:30 pm and a buffet will be served at 8:00 with jerk chicken, rice and peas and salad. After that there will be lots more live music featuring performers from the CD, and karaoke. Free admission, cash bar.

The CD features some of the stirring music that has been a central part of workers' struggles over the past century. These are all-new recordings. They are exciting and fresh, and feature great vocal performances and wonderful musici...
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Hero of Hotel Rwanda Calls Kagame a War Criminal.
T-R

Letter protests Kagame visit to England:

Brussels, December 2, 2006

Paul Rusesabagina
124 Avenue Baron Albert d'Huart
1950 Kraainem, Belgium


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England
Buckingham Palace
London, England SW1A 1AA

Your Majesty the Queen of England,

I would like to start this important letter with an open heart confession: in the wake of the staggering events of the last 2 weeks regarding the 1994 Rwandan tragedy, it would be a crime against civilization, England and all of humanity if I kept silent after learning that Rwandan President Paul Kagame was planning a trip to London from December 3 to December 6...
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U.S. elections: They voted for peace but that isn't what they'll get.
T-R

Look out for a Pelosi-Hillary-Bush Axis. None of the Democrat leaders are going to call for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. They are more likely to go along with some kind of plan to break the country into pieces and to maintain U.S. bases.

Also the Democratic leadership will sign on to a plan to confront Iran, with the UN Security Council providing the cover. The Democrats are as close or closer to the Israeli leadership as is Bush. Nuclear Israel talks openly about bombing Iran and the Democrats and Bush whistle and pretend it has nothing to do with them. Hillary Clinton is one of the worst of the U.S. politicians who act as Israel's enablers. When Israel was bombing Beirut this past summer there was nary a peep out of the Democratic party.

When Hi...
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Buzz Through the Looking Glass - Random Observations from the CAW Convention
Elaine O.

When I heard that the Canadian Auto Workers were holding their convention in my home town, I decided to attend. It was as interesting as I expected, but maybe not in the way I hoped. Here are some of the moments I observed.

It was hard to tell if this was a union convention or some weird kind of performance theatre. Buzz Hargrove was winding up his acceptance speech after another coronation ... I mean election, as President of his union when it felt like we had slipped through the mirror into Alice's topsy-turvy world. All of a sudden these words appeared on the big screens at the front of the Vancouver Convention Centre hall:

"I love you, will you marry me?"

Was Buzz proposing to all the 1000 delegates, staff and observers to engage i...
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Iraqnam
Scott Camil

Recently, I was asked to speak at a teach-in built around the Downing Street Memo, a secret British document that shows that the public was lied to to get our support for Bush’s war against Iraq. This “Memo” is actually meeting minutes transcribed during the British Prime Minister’s meeting on July 23, 2002—eight months prior to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. (The Sunday Times in London printed the text of this document on May 1, 2005.)

I was asked to speak about what it feels like to be a U.S. veteran who voluntarily served in war, only to come home and learn that my government had lied to, manipulated and betrayed me. I thought to myself, “This will be a real easy speech: It sucks.” The question made me think about the many similarities between the war in Vietnam...
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Hotel Rwanda: Setting the Record Straight
Amadou Deme

A small convoy of refugees is confronted by a murderous mob at a roadblock in the widely praised film Hotel Rwanda. The UN troops protecting the convoy, led by a bold white commander, brandish their weapons. After some scuffling, threats and a few shots being fired, the refugee trucks are turned around and the passengers safely returned to the Hotel Rwanda. The hero upon whom the film is based has now written a book, An Ordinary Man, in which he describes that terrible incident in much the same way as the film.

But in fact the crisis did not happen as depicted in the film and book. And that troubles me because I was one of the UN soldiers with the convoy. Mr. Rusesabagina, as he acknowledges, was not there, though his wife and children were among the refugees.

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Statement of Tiphaine Dickson, legal spokesperson of the International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic. The Hague, March 14, 2006.
Tiphaine Dickson

This press conference was initially planned last week, to present a request signed by well-known jurists, including the former Attorney General of the United States, Mr. Ramsey Clark, and prominent political figures, including a member of the Russian Duma, the Czech Parliament as well as the European Parliament, which was filed last Friday with the Security Council of the United Nations as well as the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY, to direct the latter institution to permit President Milosevic to receive the specialized medical treatment his well-known and longstanding medical condition required at the Bakoulev Center in Moscow.

It obviously pains me to have made this last trip to The Hague without any hope that Slobodan Milosevic’s health will ever be stabilized.

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How can the muddy waters of Option Canada be tolerated in the country of referendum clarity
Robin Philpot

Referendums around the world are conducted under the principle that opposing camps in the sovereignty concerned should dispose of equal means to defend their options during the referendum campaign. Quebec's Referendum Act, based on the British model used for the Common Market vote in 1975, enshrined that principle in a series of reforms adopted in the late 1970s under Quebec Premier René Lévesque. Those reforms cleaned up the political process by ridding Quebec of the slush funds that had vitiated politics for years. Jean Chrétien even said that political party funding reforms adopted later throughout Canada were borrowed from René Lévesque.

Although the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Referendum Act in October 1997, it described the objective of equal means as "highl...
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New Governor-General a Martin weapon vs Quebec and a cover for oppression in Haiti
T-R

Divide them and rule them. Prime Minister Martin has named Michaëlle Jean, a CBC "presenter" born in Haiti, to the somewhat more than ceremonial Governor General of Canada. To the surprise of some Jean took the job. Early reaction was that Martin had shown the old Liberal cunning in naming a black woman francophone from Quebec to represent the Queen. Ms Jean, no longer a journalist, affected surprise that low matters such as politics were being mentioned. "I am not a token" was how she put it. Funny she should bring it up.

In the commentary on the naming of Jean we can find indications of why the Liberals made her their choice. A front page story in the Globe and Mail (August 4, 2005) contained the following observation: "Mr. Martin's Government may also hope for some polit...
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Former Ontario Premier, Bob Rae, working for Bush in Iraq
T-R

Look who's running errands for Bush/Blair in Iraq: Bob Rae. According to his very own Boswell, Michael Valpy in the Globe and Mail, Rae is bravely serving the democratic cause by working in America's "green zone" surrounded by high-priced body-guards, writing a constitution for the puppet government while US and Brit troops are busy blasting the locals. Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, the flattening of Falluja: hey, it doesn't bother Bob so long as Bush and Blair have work for him. "It's an ill wind, that blows no one any good."

There's dough and brownie points in this for Rae... which is why Valpy does a lip-smacking cover-up "Rae risks life to build Iraqi constitution" (Globe July 22,05). Valpy tells his readers the constitution is part of the "U.S. and British exit strategy." O...
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How the Cinderella Man got 10% of Joe Louis, and the raging baloney around the rusted and busted Mike Tyson
T-R

The fight career of Mike Tyson came to end Saturday night June 11, 2005 when Kevin McBride, the 270 pound "tomato can", fell on the tatooed "Iron" man. Tyson went into the ropes, sat down and liked it so much he went to his corner and sat some more. The fight was out of the fighter.

After the bout Tyson was so addled, he sounded like a sportswriter. "I don't think I will fight again, I don't want to disrespect the sport...I'm not an animal anymore". By Sunday morning those observations were the party line on the sports network: Mike is now mature and not an animal and therefore not the fighter he was.

Oh baloney.

In the round in which Mike realized his number was up, he first tried to break the arm of McBride by locking it under his own arm ...
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CBC newsworld's double-talk and double standards on Sudan
T-R

At CBC they know which side their bread is buttered on. Monday May 30 "This Hour" featured an accusation of --what else?-- rape in the Darfur region of Sudan. Doctors Without Borders issued a report in which alleged victims say they were attacked by militiamen and soldiers. Sudanese government officials want to see the evidence and the foreign doctors refuse to turn it over. The Sudanese say they will charge the MSF doctor for making false allegations because such an unsubstantiated charge will damage the reputation of the country. This point drew a smirking ho-ho from "This Hour's" host who smiled that Sudan's reputation is already damaged (certainly "This Hour" has done its part to demonize Sudan's government).

But back to the buttered side of the CBC. "This Hour" opened ...
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Canada's "labour party" votes for anglophone solidarity
T-R

Canada has, it is said, two social democratic parties: the Bloc Quebecois and the New Democratic Party. In English Canada the NDP is backed by labor organizations, the women's movement and peace organizations. Same's true (truer) for the Bloc Quebecois in French speaking Quebec. The strength and leadership of the Bloc has been such that Buzz Hargrove, of the Canadian Autoworkers, has suggested that the two parties work together in the Federal Parliament, a nice idea.

So what happens when the ruling Liberal Party is found to have used taxpayer's money to try to subvert the electoral laws of Quebec in a bid to crush the sovereigntist Bloc and it's provincial ally the Partis Quebecois? What happens when it is found that they were not only breaking the rules but doing so throug...
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Carving Sudan: Hollywood's helping hand
T-R

"Bush Meets With 'Hotel Rwanda' Manager Paul Rusesabagina...Rusesabagina wants to work with the President" (AP, Feb 17, 2005)

Agit-prop arrives in Sudan. ABC news on Feb. 9 ran a special report from actor Don Cheadle on the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan (we mention Sudan because the Western media is already treating Darfur like it is a separate country). And Cheadle, who has won acclaim as the non-genocidal Hutu in the film Hotel Rwanda, found a refugee who had the following solutions to her country's problems. She told Cheadle: "What we need from the United States is to take this government out of Sudan...to replace the government." As if to give wings to her wishes Cheadle later quotes a U.S. Air Force Major General, Scott Gration, apparently along on the sam...
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U.S. intends to remove nuclear watchdog ElBaradei and can count on Canada's vote
T-R

How about that? ElBaradei, leader of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the one who disputed Bush's false claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, is targetted for removal. The Associated Press (Sun. 9 January 2005, Vienna) writes that Washington intends to get rid of the man who told the truth in an article titled "U.S. Quietly Tries to Replace U.N. Nuclear Agency Chief".

"They want someone sharing their view of which country represents a nuclear threat and what to do about them." A puppet. And to take out ElBaradei, as with the case of another Egyptian popular at the UN, Boutros Ghali, the U.S. will not play by Marquis of Queensbury rules.

"The nuclear power struggle has moved underground...including reported wiretaps of ElBaradei's phone" says...
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Jack Johnson survives another Burns
T-R

Jack Johnson didn't fall. Despite the best efforts of the Ken Burns players (Crouch, Early, Marcellis, Sugar (hat/cigar props)) they could not get old Jack down. "Unforgivable Blackness, the rise and fall of Jack Johnson" was watchable because there were plenty of pictures of Jack. You could see his style, his strength and the smile of an unbeatable spirit. Racism be damned.

Rise and fall is such a tired device. Jack won the title and eventually lost it. That's not a fall. He was sent to jail. He'd already been to jail a number of times. That's not a fall. He sailed through his prison time and came out with a smile. In a word, he was never broken, which is why we love him. Producer Burns should have shown more respect; he lacked the creative energy (and right intellectual c...
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Hotel Rwanda: No room for the truth
T-R

For anyone who followed closely the 1994 crisis in Rwanda the highly touted film Hotel Rwanda is merely propaganda statements interrupted by bouts of acting. For example, the plane bearing the President of the country is shot down and we are shown the hotel manager hero talking with frightened refugees who tell him the radio is blaming the "rebels". But that's absurd says the manager," why would they do that? The President has just signed a peace agreement with them." That observation tells the audience that the "rebels" (the Rwandan Patriotic Front) did not do the deed and suggests it must have been the work of the Hutu extremists.

But in reality many in Rwanda would have had a ready and obvious answer for the hotel manager. Someone would have said "They did it because they wa...
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Ukraine elections, NATO & NGO mischief and Bush's Canadian Parliament
T-R

The question of the Presidential election in Ukraine was whether to join NATO. The Western Ukraine said yes, the East said no. The vote was deadly close, fifty-fifty. When Yanukovich was declared the winner Washington and Europe said they would not accept the results. They intend to continue the incremental march of NATO toward Moscow. Just to remind everyone: Russia is a nuclear power.

So why aren't we debating NATO's aggressive strategy in relation to the Ukraine vote? Why is everyone so quiet about blatant Western interference in the election? According to Reuters The National Democractic Institute, headed by Madeleine Albright, affiliated to the U.S. Democratic Party and with an office in Kiev provides training and consulting to Yushchenko's campaign. Not to be outd...
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Notes on the nationalist, Maoist, guerilla, securlarist, Islamist, statesman, diplomat, President, prisoner in Ramallah Arafat.
TR

Arafat should be given his due. Most of the Western media have been anxious to do their "after Arafat" comment with a side discussion of his "failures".

But let's remember that he was dealt a tough hand and played it rather well. Years ago the Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir, famously said, "There are no Palestinians." That was the line until the success of the resistance led by Arafat. With the success of the PLO the world finally came to know the Palestinian story.

And has everyone forgotten Mao's role in the Arafat story? Mao was 1st (or nearly so) to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination; the Palestinian right to armed struggle and to recognize and assist the PLO. Thus saying to the Americans and Russians who were trying to isolate him:...
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Exceptional Americanism: It’s tough work choosing a war party.
Phil Taylor

Bush ran as the guy who kicked in the door and claimed the place for America (the “indispensable nation”, Madeleine Albright, Democrat) and Kerry ran as the guy who wants to share the killing and divide the spoils. Voters seemed to pick the high-stakes, maximum return, Lone Wolf approach. According to Darwin (according to Kropotkin) things don’t always work out so well for lone wolves...

Whatever the debate about the role of religion, this election showed us again that the true faith of America’s political elite is empire. On that there is no argument now. Kerry the ex-war protestor sounded like Lyndon Johnson... we’ll only stay until the people have freedom. Only months ago Aristide the democratically elected President of Haiti was bodily removed from his country on the or...
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