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Conversation: Freedom in the Empire, a brilliant discussion with Eric Draitser, Don Debar & Laura Carlsen

After reading Pepe Escobar’s previous piece on the Chinese vision for the world, contrast that with this excellent look into the inner workings of Empire by Eric Draitser and Don DeBar.

Brilliant stuff. Your dose of reality.

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This week, Eric welcomes two brilliant guests to the show. First, Eric speaks with Don DeBar, independent broadcaster and Senior Producer at Community Public Radio (CPRmetro.org). Eric and Don discuss the state of the independent media, and how it has been rapidly transformed in recent years. Don presents an inside account of the corporate takeover and purge of Pacifica Radio and its NYC flagship station WBAI, pulling back the curtain on how Pacifica operates, and why some of its good work has come to be overshadowed by the bad, especially when it comes to issues of war and peace. Eric and Don also touch on the war in Libya and how that exposed much of the media for being aligned with the US-NATO war agenda.

In the second half of the show, Eric welcomes Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy to the program. Eric and Laura discuss the 2014 Ayotzinapa massacre of student teachers in Mexico, and the obvious government cover-up of the incident. Laura explains what happened in late September 2014, what the circumstances were leading up to the massacre, and the inconsistencies in the initial government investigation. Eric and Laura also discuss neoliberalism and privatization, and how this massacre should be understood as part of a broader political process ongoing in Mexico with direct US involvement.

Musical interlude from Boukman Eksperyans – “Jou Nou Revolte”
Intro & Outtro from David Vest

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Conversation: Syria, Empire, Russia, Portugal and more!

Sunday 25 Oct 2015, CPR Sunday’s Geopolitical Talk Show

Eric Draitser with security analyst Mark Sleboda and journalist/broadcaster Don DeBar.

Introduction by Eric Draitser:

This week we discuss the election in Portugal and the anti-democratic actions of the Portuguese president who has refused to recognize the results. We also discuss the rise of the far left and new right in Europe, and what this means for European politics and organizing. The conversation also touches on the latest developments in the war in Syria, and other regional issues. All this and much more in this hour-long weekly conversation.

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Another convenient gift by ‘coincidence’ from ISIS

The US has wanted Japan to renounce its peace mandate in Article 9 of the Japanese constitution, to use Japan as a lever against Russia and China. The Abe government likewise wants to renounce it. The Japanese people don’t – or didn’t. Suddenly, in a twist of ironies, Japan got its own ‘Pearl Harbor moment’ from ISIS with the beheading of the Japanese journalist.

ISIS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US CIA. The gift that keeps on giving…

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