Monday, June 28, 2010

More Unpleasant Truth about Oil Companies...and the Governments they Control

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Even as people around the world grieve - and protest - the oil soaked catastrophe in the Gulf, oil companies continue with business as usual.

We listen to voices from Hands across the Sands then turn to a little known - at least in the U.S. - region in Western Australia that has "been there, done that." As energy and minerals industries work with state government to open up the pristine wilderness area of the Kimberley, Australian environmentalist work to educate the world about what it may lose. And, they offer alternative visions for the region.

Finally, we explore the the Obama administration's collusion with oil companies' latest adventures in the Arctic: BP's manmade island, "Liberty" avoids the definition of "off-shore"; Shell -- with a disturbing environmental record -- has permits to drill five exploratory wells in the Arctic.
Read Tim Dickinson's Rolling Stone Magazine article, "BP's Next Disaster"
View Australia's 60 Minutes show, "Battle for the Kimberley"

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Protests against Israel Shut Docks; Suzanne Stone on Wolves; Wounded Knee on Native Spirituality

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Voices from protesters at the Oakland, California docks on Sunday June 20 demanding an end to the siege of Gaza. Up to eight hundreds people in the early morning and more than 200 in the late afternoon blocked the gates to Berth 57 and prevented longshoremen from unloading a cargo ship belonging to the Israeli shipping line, Zim.

Suzanne Stone of Defenders of Wildlife as a judge in Missoula, Montana considers de-listing wolves in the Greater Yellowstone and northern Rockies region.

Wounded Knee, a member of an Ohlone tribe in the SF area of California, prepares to participate in a 500 mile run that is part of his spiritual tradition.

Read the article on Commondreams: Israeli shipping line Zim Shut out at Oakland Docks

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Nadia Tarzi on Afghanistan's Archaelogy

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Nadia Tarzi Founder & Executive Director, of Association for the Protection of Afghan Archaeology and daughter of Dr. Zemaryalai Tarzi who is excavating the reclining Buddas in the Bamyan Valley. Afghanistan is the most looted country in the world today, its antiquities disappearing before scientists even have a chance to record what it is the world community is losing.

Monday, June 7, 2010

World Cup Soccer 2010 South Africa: Shame on the Beautiful Game

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Updates on oil in the Gulf and on the Freedom Flotilla.
Then, despite the hype around what an honor it is for any country to host FIFA's World Cup Soccer, there are very real, long lasting drawbacks.
Professor Patrick Bond of the University of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, highlights some of these realities and how they are playing out for ordinary South Africans. FIFA has, he states, temporarily grasped the country's sovereignty...and that country's government is along for the ride.
Also, music for the games by Creamy Ewok Baggends's "Shame on the Game."

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

On oil and Gaza...and author Alan Hart on Golda and Yassar

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"Top Kill" is dead.... The next operation to stop the flow in the Gulf may not be in place until August. We hear reactions from the Gulf.
Israeli forces board the aid flotilla in international waters and from 9 to 20 are reported dead. The international community is outraged.
Finally, author Alan Hart discusses volume one of his 3-volume set called Zionism: the Real Enemy of the Jews. We talk about his long career in Middle East issues and relationships with Golda Meir and Yassar Arafat.

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