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Was this negotiating with terrorists? Is it ok to exchange "known" terrorits for a US solider that deserted his unit? Who gave the go ahead on the exchange? These are the questions we will be asking tonight on the Current Issues Show. Get the inside scoop on the exchange that took place and the discussion that followed. Who is Bowe Bergdahl and more importanly what did the US give up to get him back?
Hosts Sue Caumont and Jeff Beller welcome Elliot Adams a veteran, former Mayor, and former President of Veterans for Peace who has been on a hunger strike for nearly two months in protest to the US governments operation of Guantanamo Bay were the US says it is holding "enemy combatants". Elliot has taken to internet radio to get his message out since the mainstream media has neglected to cover the strike. Elliot explains why he feels they wont touch it.
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This from Mr. Adams:
Guantanamo is wrong morally and by all religions, by international law and by US law. It violates the Magna Carta, Common Law (the basis of our law), the United Nations Charter, the Nuremberg Principles, the Convention Against Torture, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It also is an affront to what our founding fathers set out in the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the dream and image of America as a place of justice, the things I grew up being told the US flag stood for, and even national security. How have we gotten to this low point?
Dr. Chaps reports on these important issues:
* The U.N. rejects a Palestinian resolution to demand Israel withdraw.
* India’s Prime Minister is now forcing conversions to Hinduism.
* President Obama has released 5 more terrorist prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
Anna Massengill’s stand-alone spy novels, Storm Over Guantanamo and Dominos of Deception follow the adventures of a unique team of men and women who seek a terrorist bent on the destruction of military and civilian infrastructure.Massengill spent six years living at Guantanamo, not as an enemy combatant, but as a teacher in that “suburban” American community of 10,000 people.John Wiley, a master diver with a secret, plays a deadly game of chess with Iranian and North Korean-sponsored terrorists. Dead bodies floating in Guantanamo Bay (GITMO), mysterious mala beads and rumblings in the Cockpit place both the naval base and the island of Jamaica on high alert. An attack is imminent!Storm Over Guantanamo has been described as a "well written and entertaining novel" by a judge in the Writer's Digest's 2010 Self-Published Writing Contest. Dominos of Deception was recently reviewed by a retired editor of The American Heritage Dictionary who characterized it as "half rip-roarin' yarn and half warm fuzzy family saga."This is Author’s Beat, sponsored by The Writers League of the Villages in central Florida. This program is hosted by award-winning author Mark H. Newhouse and was created by Don Canaan and Mark Newhouse.And don’t forget to listen to “The Chosen Radio” every first and third Sunday morning at 10:30. Multiple award-winning journalist Don Canaan brings you nostalgic encore presentations of many of the radio programs that you grew up with during the 1940s and 1950s.
With the months-long hunger strike by detainees making the news, the detention facility at Guantanamo is once again back in the spotlight.
The hunger strike in Guantanamo has grown to more than half of the detainees there in the detention camp on the U.S. Army base in Cuba. At least 84 of the facility’s 166 detainees are now participating, protesting the conditions and their indefinite captivity. Detainees are refusing food, some of them since Feb. 10 following a search and confiscation of some of their belongings. The government has responded, force-feeding many of the detainees through tubes and 40 more medical personnel have been sent to assist with the effort. We will talk to: Carlos Warner, attorney with the Federal Public Defender of the Northern District of Ohio who is representing 11 Guantánamo detainees. David Schanzer professor at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy and director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. Laura Pitter, counterterrorism advisor for Human Rights Watch's US Program.
Chapter 1: Guantanamo Hunger Strike
The hunger strike in Guantanamo has grown to more than half of the detainees there in the detention camp on the U.S. Army base in Cuba. Detainees are refusing food, some of them since February 10th following a search and confiscation of some of their belongings. The government has responded by force feeding many of the detainees through tubes and 40 more medical personnel have been sent to assist with the effort. We talk to Raha Wala, an Associate at Human Rights First.
Chapter 2: Water Rights Dispute Between States
Texas has been suffering from a severe drought and rapidly growing Dallas-Fort Worth has found itself without an ample source of water. As a way to quench this thirst, the area has been looking to Oklahoma for help. Oklahomans have refused, given Oklahoma law prohibits sending water out-of-state. As a result Texans sought for relief through the Red River Compact, an agreement between Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas that Congress approved in 1980. The case reached the Supreme Court today where Texas argued the compact means they have a right to 25 percent of the water in question, a claim Oklahoma disputes. We talk to Erik Jaffe, Principle at Erik Jaffe PC and James McDonald, an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP.
Chapter 3: Texas Fertilizer Plant
As authorities and residents sift through clues in order to understand the massive explosion that occurred at the West Fertilizer Company in the town of West, Texas, last wednesday evening, there is still little insight into what may have caused the incident that killed 14 and injured 200. Nevertheless, some have attributed this lack of knowledge into the workplace conditions at this plant to a failure in workplace safety regulation. We talk to Tom O’Connor, Executive Director, National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.
A Huge Asteroid 2004 BL86 is heading toward Earth. Also hundreds of pigeons are "Falling out of the sky" in Northern Ireland. Also "Heavenly Halos" have formed in the sky over New Mexico as signs of the Second Coming of Christ. Also President Obama sets 5 Yemen JIhadist free from Guantanamo Bay. Also Pope Francis says "There are limits to freedom of expression". Also why has the world "ignored Boko Haram's murder of 2,000 people in Nigeria. Also Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan compares Israeli Prime Minister to a "Paris Terrorists". These and other current news events along with bible prophecy and the powerful Word of God. Your Host Pastor Paul Begley of Indiana.
Program Summary JAN. 12, 2015
Hear Rep. Bill Otto and "the Lineball Sisters" discuss all manner of smalltown life in Kansas in the second hour after these news stories.
Counterspin (30 min.)
Description: This week on CounterSpin: We're told the recent midterm elections were the "most expensive in US history," but who was buying? And what do they expect in return? And what does it all mean for the relatively unmoneyed, namely most of us? We talked with Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, about the 114th Congress.
Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)
Suspects in Charlie Hebdo massacre dead after Paris-area standoffs
Survivors of Peshawar school attack grapple with severe trauma
St. Louis County grand juror seeks to remove lifetime gag order on Ferguson case
FBI investigates explosion outside NAACP office in Colorado Springs
Gay couples wed in Florida, now the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage
Anti-torture campaigners press for closure of Guantanamo Bay detention facility
Relatives of missing Mexican students deepen ties with Zapatistas, Obama reaffirms support for Peña Nieto
Co-hosted during the second hour with Rep. Bill Otto, formerly of the 9th district, in the Kansas legislature listen in to conversations with "Traditional Republicans" who have lived small town life in Kansas across the generations.
in Self Help
On tonight’s show, we will do some house cleaning. Ebola is still killing people; more Guantanamo Bay prisoners have been released- this time to the Saudis! Obama is planning to expand the US role in Afghanistan (does this mean boots of the ground when he promised not to do that); there is a nominee to replace chuck haggle the secretary of state and the immigration bill will be soon voted on by the house. Yes, it is a lot to cover, but this is the world we live in!
we only talk about politics, but everything is political so all subjects are fair game in the show! Tune in tonight at 7pm EST at www.ltpolitics.us or 917 932-1078.
Tonight on Political Gravity, your host Jane Hoffman has a couple of hot topics to discuss.
1) A mother of two, Sherry West, who lost both her children to gun violence over the last eighteen years, is in peril. Her thirteen month old son was shot in a stroller ride by two teens, just because she didn't have money to give them. That baby has now died. Jane will discuss the ridiculous gun violence in our country and how it seems to be getting worse. But is it really about guns?
2) Jane will be discussing the Guantanamo hunger fast which has been conducted by prisoners for over sixty-two days.
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TORTURE AND TARGETING INDIVIDUALS: GUANTANAMO WITHOUT WALLS
Hear the intriguing story of Sis. Ali as she reveals details of her life living as a victim of governmental targeting.
Also tune in to hear more news from Sis. Denise Johnson as she updates us on the story of her murdered son, Gregory Johnson, and the blatant c over-up.
Gregory Johnson was lynched in 2008 at the Sigma Chi frat house on the campus of San Jose in California.
The Johnsons have said explicitly that they believe their son's death was related to his race and Denise and Gregory Johnson Sr. believe that their son was murdered, in a hate crime, most likely by his fellow fraternity brothers.
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