"Background Briefing" is an outstanding show. It airs every
Sunday on Pacifica Radio's KPFK. It can
be heard online via the ongoing archive. The latest program is below, with
links to the archive.
THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:
september 14th, 2003
24k stream or download
80k stream or download
(for high bandwidth)
Guests this week:
Adam Shapiro (International
Solidarity Movement-accompanied an ambulance into Yasser Arafat's
compound during the IDF seige in March 2002 and was trapped inside with
Arafat for some time and observed the Palestinian leader at close hand)
and Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi(Professor at New York
University of Middle-Eastern studies) on the Israeli cabinet's
initiative to exile President Arafat.
Clyde Prestowitz (former trade negotiator under
President Reagan, founder and president Economic Strategy Institute,
author of "Rogue Nation: American unilateralism and the failure of
good intentions) on the WTO meeting in Cancun, Mexico, the crisis of
competition brought onto third-world farmers by governmental price
subsidies for crops grown in the United States and Europe.
Wayne Madson (former officer with the National Security
Agency - NSA - during the Reagan administration and author of
"America's Nightmare: the presidency of George Bush the
second") on the enormous amounts of money being spent by the
Pentagon on the Iraq war and the enormous sums which will be spent.
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