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The Shortwave Report 09/23/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.

Democracy promotion: America’s new regime change formula (tags)

"By the 1980s, the reign of terror that blazed across Latin America was too much for most people to stomach. From death squads to torture chambers and various massacres, the Latin American generals who trained in the US to spread democracy around the world quickly gained reputations for major human rights abuses. To replace the overt support for dictatorships, a new concept for regime change was born; one that sounds and looks better – democracy promotion."

Interview with Lawrence Wilkerson (former Chief of Staff for Colin Powell) (tags)

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson discusses illegal detainment and torture tactics used at GITMO in this excellent interview as well as how intel was manipulated to get US into the Iraq quagmire

Bring the Bushite Enemy to Justice (tags)

"We don't give them a bail out on top of a bail out, they'll run Americans into the ground - is the for sure crime of extortion"

BTL:Best Way Forward on Torture Accountability: Special Prosecutor or Truth Commission? (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheime (tags)

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheimer & Walt book)

The Cuban Five (tags)

I attended a briefing by Leonard Weinglass (he of the Daniel Ellsberg/Pentagon Papers fame, of the Amy Carter tribulations, and other famous efforts to achieve justice against at times huge odds) at Howard University's Law School on Wednesday, 12 September. I was stunned by what counselor Weinglass revealed...

UNFIT TO LEAD THE WORLD (tags)

Appropriately, much has been made of the recent survey conducted by Foreign Policy and the Center for American Progress, which found that 84 percent (of the more than 100) of America's top foreign policy experts believed that the United States is not winning the war on terror. Not only do they dispute President Bush's insular and politically self-serving assertion that America is winning that war, they also "see a national security apparatus in disrepair and a government that is failing to protect the public from the next attack." [See "The Terrorism Index," July/August 2006]

"Superpower without Leadership" (tags)

The arrogance and hubris of this administration was responsible. A glance at the region would have made that judgment impossible. We in the State Department never believed our soldiers in Iraq would be greeted as liberators with flowers.

It's official, NeoCon Cheney may actually be a War Con (tags)

For the 1st time, a former Bush regime official, Lawrence Wilkerson, susgested to British press that Dick Cheney may have committed war crimes.

Suicidal Statecraft and Intrigues in Washington (tags)

Suicidal statecraft. Sadly for President George W Bush's place in history but-much more important-ominously for America's future, it has lately seemed as if that adroit phrase might be applicable to the politices pursued by the US since the cataclysm of 911

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