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Global Research News Hour - U.S. Campaign 2016: Searching for Democracy in a Broken System - 03.21.16
Politics has been called a rigged game, with elites using money and
organizational resources to pull the puppet strings of most candidates
for high office. However, the entrance into the race for US president of
candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump who both reject funding from
Wall Street threatens to challenge that truism.
This week’s Global Research News Hour attempts to cut through the
propaganda and jargon and assess what real options are out there for
making substantive and humane political change.
William Blum is a long-time critic of US foreign policy. He has authored five books including his most recent, America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy – The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else. He also publishes the “Anti-Empire Report” on his site www dot williamblum dot org.
In this interview, Blum outlines his reservations about Hillary Clinton
and Bernie Sanders, the problematic media coverage of the campaign, and
the astonishing view that Trump may actually be the less objectionable
in certain respects than both Sanders and Clinton.
Mark Robinowitz is publisher of oilempire dot us,
a political map to connect the dots. He has been a writer, political
activist, ecological campaigner and permaculture practitioner for over
three decades. He is also author of the forthcoming Peak Choice:
cooperation or collapse, an uncensored guide to Earth, energy and money.
In this interview, Robinowitz equates the choice between the Democrats
and the Republicans to one between death by lethal injection and death
by the electric chair. He outlines the mechanisms employed to stop any
threat to the establishment from ever becoming elected president. He
also explains how the energy and economic decline is becoming reflected
in the politics of the Trump campaign.
Global Research News Hour - Fukushima At Five: Reflections on the Crime, the Cover-up and the Future of Nuclear Energy - 03.14.16
The first interview is with Linda Pentz Gunter, international specialist for the environmental advocacy group ‘Beyond Nuclear.’
In this conversation, Gunter addresses the question of whether nuclear
is being seriously explored as an alternative to the climate-ravaging
fossil fuel industry. She also outlines aspects of the Fukushima
cover-up, and why international bodies and media are failing to hold
nuclear and government agencies to account.
In the final half hour, Portland-based Mimi German, Earth activist and founder of Radcast.org, speaks more about the cover-up, the nuclear situation in the U.S. and the consequences for society and all life on earth.
Global Research News Hour - Nuclear Alternatives and ‘North American Security’ – False Canadian Solutions to the Climate Crisis - 03.07.16
On this week's
Global Research News Hour, on the occasion of the March 3, 2016 meeting
of Canadian federal and provincial leaders in Vancouver on to work out
an agreement on a national climate change plan, we explore the
implications of proposed climate solutions for the future of Canada's
nuclear industry, environment and energy security. We'll be joined by
anti-nuclear activist Candyce Paul of the Committee for Future
Generations, and by political economist, professor and author Gordon
Global Research News Hour - 07.13.15
Dissecting Operation Inherent Resolve: Conversations with Lawrence Wilkerson and Mahdi NazemroayaThis Repeat broadcast of the Global Research News Hour (October 17, 2014) Global Research News Hour centres on the current military mobilization against the entity known as ISIL/ISIS. Can boots on the ground be avoided? Is there an ulterior motive to the bombing campaign related to regional control? What does ISIL/ISIS's successful campaign for control of the Kurdish village of Kobani say about the sincerity of this latest War on Terrorism? This hour attempts to address these and other questions.
Global Research News Hour - 07.06.15
REPEAT - Greece: From Austerity to Prosperity? Conversations with Ellen Brown and Binoy KampmarkIn this installment of the Global Research News Hour, we examine the dynamics of the Greek economy and why the Greek people voted the anti-austerity Syriza Party to power.Ellen Brown of the Public Banking Institute explains the role of Goldman Sachs in setting up Greece for a fall, and how the Mediterranean country could survive the end of the bail-outs.In the second half hour, scholar, RMIT University lecturer and Counterpunch contributing editor Binoy Kampmark talks about the background of Syriza, the political culture on the ground, and what the future may hold for a financially emancipated Greece as well as other European countries.
Doomsday Scenarios: Conversations with Guy McPherson and Mahdi Nazemroaya - 06.29.15
This week's Global Research News Hour examines two of the biggest threats to human existence on planet Earth: the elimination of human habitat due to Climate Change and the dangers of an increasingly likely World War 3 scenario evolving out of the tensions growing between US/NATO and Russia/China. The first interview guest is Guy Mcpherson, Emeritus Professor of Natural Resources and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona, and author of the blog Nature Bats Last (guymcpherson.com) He has put together a workshop on Abrupt Climate change on the site onlyloveremains.orgThe second guest is Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, a Sociologist and a Research associate with the Centre for Research on Globalization, and an award-winning author. His book The Globalization of NATO is available for purchase at the Global Research Website. Nazemroaya lays out the geopolitical dynamics pushing the US/NATO in the direction of a nuclear confrontation with RUSSIA and China.