An embarassment of riches. Last week's hour-long program about Stephen Gowans' new book on Korea left us with excellent selections of the Taylor Report unplayed. We catch up on the Taylor Report with some of those segments.
"Media on Trial" Challenges U.K. War Propaganda
May 29th, 2018
Featured Guest: VANESSA BEELEY, Syria solidarity activist, Associate Editor at 21st Century Wire.
Description (29 minutes):
Vanessa Beeley describes the near-impossibility of holding a conference about the role of U.K. media in promoting war in Syria.
In 'liberal' and 'democratic' Britain, venues are cancelled and permits are revoked. Only those who promote illegal wars are given free reign to express their opinions in civil society. In the U.K., you can 'platform' Al Qaeda supporters, but not critics of their Syria activities.
On the heels of the successful "Media on Trial" community conference, Beeley explains why war propaganda in the service of aggression needs to be criminalized. Taylor and Beeley also discuss the 'shadow state' networks in which Anglo-American governments fund organizations on the ground in Syria that provide 'corroborating evidence' for the U.S./U.K. narrative about that country. Such networks involve 'humanitarian actors' such as the White Helmets, and larger organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Canada Conspires Against Democratic Venezuela
May 21st, 2018
Featured Guest: YVES ENGLER, Canadian author and journalist.
Description (27 minutes):
As an example of how autocratic and undemocratic Canada has become, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has ignored international bodies and the Venezuelan democratic process in order to prevent Venezuelans in Canada from voting in their own election!
Yves Engler places Freeland's actions in the context of Canada's long-standing regime-change agenda in Venezuela, and compares it to Canada's inaction on actual anti-democratic activities in U.S.-friendly Latin American countries.
Why doesn’t the NDP stand-up for a social-democratic government being attacked by Canada’s government?
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