Economic imperialism

Radiozine on 04/25/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Antonia Juhasz on her new book BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill.

Host Per Fagereng interviews Antonia Juhasz about her new book BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, chemical dispersants, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It is a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as “before” and “after” the Gulf oil disaster.

Alternative Radio on 04/26/11

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/26/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Physicist and activist Vandana Shiva discusses "War on Earth"

Vandana Shiva  - War on the Earth  (interview)

The predatory practices of corporations are increasingly turning our fragile garden into a junkyard. Citizens are told by their political masters and the corporados who pay them that there is no alternative. That’s true if one’s only concern is profits. That approach is fast turning our planet into a toxic waste dump. The landscape of environmental devastation extends from radiation leaks in Japan to drilling in the Alberta tar sands to hydofracking in Pennsylvania and New York to leveling mountains in West Virginia to more drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. However in India, the site of some of the worst corporate abuses, there is tremendous popular resistance.

Radiozine on 04/27/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Direct action against corporate tax cheats and unnecessary and unfair public service cuts

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with two activists from US Uncut, a grassroots movement taking direct action against corporate tax cheats and unnecessary and unfair public service cuts across the U.S.

Washington's proposed budget for the coming year sends a clear message: The wrath of budget cuts will fall upon the shoulders of hard-working Americans. That's unacceptable.

Crises not over with US economy or Fukushima

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 04/21/2011

 Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" notes that radioactive cesium in fish 35 km from Fukushima reactors is 25x legal limit.  Possibility of radiation disheartening to those who live on coast here in Oregon. How is our food being tested for radiation here in US? "Far below levels that pose risk to humans" -- really? Radioactive plumes from Fukushima--Northern Oregon right in the path. Also instability in economy -- even Ben Stein proclaiming that economic collapse is coming.  Inflation -- a hidden tax.  Gold and silver gaining in value.  Workers wages become worth less.

25:57 minutes (11.88 MB)

The devastation of foreclosure; what can be done

program: 
More Talk Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

 

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Nancie Koerber of the non-profit organization Good Grief America which works to fight foreclosure and to support our communities.

55:37 minutes (25.46 MB)

US support for Pakistani military

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/21/2011

3:41 minutes (3.37 MB)

Alternative Radio on 05/03/11

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/03/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Simon Johnson on Megabanks: Too Big to Save (lecture)

Simon Johnson on Megabanks: Too Big to Save (lecture)

It was an unusual moment at the 2011 Oscars. Charles Ferguson, director of the award-winning documentary "Inside Job," told the audience, "Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by financial fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that's wrong." There was some applause. Imagine if you or I drove away without paying for gas or stole a pizza. We’d be arrested. But if you commit a huge financial fraud you walk away with tons of money. The robber barons of the age are laughing as hapless citizens watch in dismay as they are taken to the cleaners. Are these the values U.S. politicians keep extolling and insist the world emulate?

Movie Moles: Atlas Shrugged

program date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

 Joe and Frann talk about the new film based on Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand's magnum opus and exploration of a capitalist utopia. They consider the wooden acting and painful pacing, but also the representations of business and liberal capitalist government; the fascist fantasy of individuals willing the activity of large-scale organizations; the departure from Rand's own assertive sexuality; the apocalyptic resonance of setting the story in 2016; and the possible boost to high-speed rail.

12:49 minutes (11.73 MB)

The Virtue of Selfishness or The Soul of Man Under Socialism

program date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

 Joe and Clayton consider selfishness and altruism in the context of Ayn Rand's work. They bring in Oscar Wilde's 1891 essay "The Soul of Man Under Socialism" - which almost sounds like an essay Rand would write - as an alternative understanding of the same dynamics of altruism and self-determination that Rand uses to support laissez-faire capitalism and the rule of property.

11:15 minutes (10.31 MB)
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