Thursday, June 28, 2001 - Start Audio
-00:00 Dennis Bernstein w Larry Burns of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
Iran- Contra weasel Elliot Abrams appointed to the National Security Council. Elliot pled guilty to lying to congress, then pardoned by George Bush #1.. Washington joke: "I trust Elliot Abrams as far as I can throw Ollie North."
He is abrasive, contemptuous, undemocratic.
-08:00 Peruvian hackman Vladimiro Montesinos, darling of the CIA - The Rasputin of Peru... advisor to Fujimori, where he was discovered to be taking CIA bribes and to be heavily involved in CIA operations in Peru... million found stashed in a Cayman Bank. Caught trading Peruvian government weaponry to the FARC, the Colombian rebels. What a tangled web... little Lori Berenson got a greater sentence than this grand destroyer of democracy.
-18:15 music break
-18:55 "It was June 16th, Soweto Day. I was on my way to teach citizenship class.. pulled over having for tinted windows,"
the voice of Sister Kathleen Soliah, now better known as Sara Jane Olson. A member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), was arrested in Minnesota after living peacefully 20 years underground. Flamboyant defense attorney Tony Serra interviewed by Noelle Hanrahan: on the motives of the government prosecution: unfortunately for Sara Jane Olson.. they want to make the point, if you defy law enforcement, they will get ya.
... Brain-washed Patty Hearst heresay testimony one leg of the prosecution, Officer Bryant's fabricated memory... this flimsy fabricated disfunctional story the other base.. The prosecutors will try to make the jury hate the SLA. A lawyer defending a case in Los Angelos better watch his back.. i trust the jury, it'll be a mixed jury... trial by jury is our last hope, our only hope..
Sara Jane Olsen in SF this Friday: 415-255-7036
-38:30 music break
-39:30 Celia Alario: Three student anti-globaliztion protestors shot dead in New Guinea. Reports from Beatrice, secretary of the Timber and Construction Workers Union, and journalist Max in Papua New Guinea.. the students have been going around warning about the WTO/World Bank inspired governmental effort to register the people's land.. registration is the first step to taking the land and selling the land. The land is communally owned by the women in Papua New Guinea... the demonstrations started last week, the University of PNG students knew what they were going to do, take a petition to the prime minister... the pm came out after much delay, took the petition and left without answering the complaint.. the students stayed all night, and left the next day.. then at the campus the police came in and started shooting... special units, trained by Australian government, which backs this WTO program, to keep wages down in this old Australian colony.. the students were running around, not sure where to go.. bullets flying everywhere.. the people support the students.. the soldiers starting now also
-54:40 End today's show
Audio this whole show
(54 min)AudioTony Serra segment
(20 min)Audio Papau New Guinea segment