On Air
October 9th 2019

1. We Need to Build a New Green Economy

Autoworker Sean Crawford travels across the border to build resistance against the auto sector's multi-tier employee system, which harms worker solidarity. But more than promoting co-operation across borders, Crawford is bringing with him a grander vision.

Crawford, a native of Flint Michigan, knows just how damaging plant closures can be. With callous owners shutting down production in the U.S. and Canada alike, labour needs to take the reins. If managers and governments won't save production, it is us who need to mobilize to retool industries for Green Jobs and environmentally-friendly production. Only workers have the collective interest at heart.

2. The very latest on Iraq, Syria

Phil interviews Zafar Bangash, editor of Crescent International, about Trump's dramatic announcement of a U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria.

In addition, Phil questions Bangash about the street demonstrations and rioting in Iraq's capital, Baghdad. According to Bangash, observers in the streets of Baghdad report that snipers are firing on both police and demonstrators, in exactly the same manner as snipers did in 2011 in Daraa, Syria, at the beginning of the war, (and as they did in Ukraine's Maidan Square in 2014, we might add). The sniper's purpose is to escalate the conflict into a regime-change operation. A catalyst for these riots occurred when the Iraqi Prime Minister demoted a top Iraqi general who was being touted by the USA as a coup leader for Iraq.

Zafar also describes an attack on the Iranian consulate in Basra. The purpose behind it was to foment sectarian violence between Sunni and Shi'a.

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