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  • 00:20

    Neoliberalism, Imperialism and Urban Development pt. 1

    in History

    In 2004, an agreement was reached between the United States and South Korean governments to move all U.S. forces in the country south of the Han River. This move will relocate the United States Forces Korea from the heart of Seoul to Camp Humphreys, outside the mid-sized city of Pyeongtaek, and to a second major garrison outside of Daegu. 

    The process, scheduled to be completed next year, will consolidate more than 28,000 troops into two regional hubs and will transform Camp Humphreys into the largest U.S. Army garrison in Asia.

    As the population of the garisson increases from 5,000 Soldiers and 7000 civilians, family members and contractors to more than 37,000 by 2016, civic authorities for the city of Pyeongtaek have developed ambitious plans for the expanding city including a major Samsung semiconductor chip plant, the world’s largest fuel cell power plant, an expanded maritime port, a free economic zone and tens of thousands of new housing developments. 

    Bridget K. Martin, a PhD student in Geography at UC Berkley, is researching the links between Militarism and Urbanization in South Korea. 

    In the first of a two-part interview she explains how American imperialism and Korean development, heavily connected since the end of the Korean War, are continuing to work together in new and surprising ways. 

    Music on this episode: ????-??https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66fPqqAtyEw

  • 00:45

    The Decoding Society

    in Politics

    The Brown Baggers riff on African Americans' infatuation with the Clintons and whether supporters of Bernie Sanders are naive. Also recap the results of the Iowa Caucus and the upcoming primary in New Hampshire.. 1:30p EST The call in number is 347-857-1436.

  • 00:18

    The Joseph Price Show

    in Politics Progressive

    Friday, January 15th 2016.
    Due to limited time, I am unable to accept phone calls.

    -What Is Neoliberalism? 

  • 00:28

    Center-Left W/ Joe Price

    in Politics Progressive

    Sunday, September 6th 2015.
    Due to limited time, I am unable to accept phone calls.

    -Neoliberalism - Why it has been a failure.

  • 00:28

    10 Years of The Jeju Peace Forum: From Activism to Cynicism

    in History

    The Jeju Peace Forum was founded in 2001 with the goal of contributing to world peace and international cooperation in the East Asian sphere through multilateral dialogue and community building. 


    The 2003 edition of the conference included President Roh Muu-hyun's official apology to Jeju Island for the 4.3 massacre and the 2007 Jeju Declaration envisioned a regional peacekeeping diplomatic role for South Korea based on the Helsinki Process. 


    In 2008, with the election of the hardline right-wing Lee Myung-bak government, the foreign affairs ministry changed the name of the conference to The Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity and shifted focus away from co-operative agreements, bringing in big name speakers on themes unrelated to the peace process.  


    A glance at the list of events, workshops and speakers from the 10th Forum held last May, full of washed-up politicians and discredited neoliberal economic themes, suggests a conference in search of an identity.  


    Darren Southcott, editor-in-chief of The Jeju Weekly magazine, joins The Korea File to discuss whether or not the Forum has stayed true to it’s roots as a regional peace initiative.  

  • 02:03

    Dr. Miguel Tinker Salas - What We Need To Know About Latin America

    in History

    Miguel Tinker Salas is one of the nation's foremost authorities on political and social issues confronting Latin America. He is the author ofThe Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture and Citizenship in Venezuela (Duke University Press, 2009); co-editor with Steve Ellner of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez and the Decline of an Exceptional Democracy, (Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007); co editor with Jan Rus of Mexico 2006-2012: neoliberalism, movimientos sociales y politica electoral, (Miguel Angel Porrua and Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, 2006) and author ofUnder the Shadow of the Eagles, The Border and the Transformation of Sonora During the Porfiriato, University of California Press 1997. 


    His expertise includes: contemporary Latin America, society and politics in Venezuela and Mexico, oil, culture and politics in Venezuela, the drug war in Mexico, Mexican border society, Chicanos/as and Latinos/as in the United States, and Latin American immigration. 


    Miguel Tinker Salas is currently a Professor of Latin American History and Chicano/a Latino/a Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California. http://www.migueltinkersalas.com

  • 00:59

    Nancy Altman: Social Security Works!

    in Politics Progressive

    Nancy Altman discusses present day social insurance policy in the context of her new book Social Security Works!  coauthored with Eric Kingson.  


    From the Silent Generation to Baby Boomers, from Generation X to Millennials and Generation Z, we all have a stake in understanding the real story about Social Security. Critical to addressing the looming retirement crisis that will affect two- thirds of today’s workers, Social Security is a powerful program that can help stop the collapse of the middle class, lessen the pressure squeezing families from all directions, and help end the upward redistribution of wealth that has resulted in perilous levels of inequality.


     


    This episode is pre recorded

  • 00:46

    Independent news report on the SYRIZA party election victory

    in Politics

    1) Program Introduction


    2) Our tonights program is a independent news report on the Election Victory of the


    SYRIZA party in Greece on Jan 26 (15)


    Part 1  


    History victory for SYRIZA party in Greece Jan 25(15) Election.


    -Leo Panitch says it is the first left party to come to power since the 2007-2008 crisis of neoliberalism -   January 26, 2015



    3) Music Break


    4)


    Part 2- Now in power the SYRIZA party faces Herculean task.


    -Dimitri Lascaris says breaking up the troika and the power of oligarchs that control Greece is not going to be an easy task -   January 26, 2015


    5) My finnal comments


    6) Closing Music , Them song of O Canada


     

  • Feed Your Head and Progress Toward Democracy

    in Current Events

    'Feed Your Head' is off tonight.  Catch RA (Ruthann Amarteifio) over at 'Here-Be-Monsters on BTR for 'The Ceremony' with Gwendolyn Holden Barry and others as we celebrate the Winter Solstice!!

    "Progress Toward Democrcy w/ Brian Stetten and Ruthann RA Amarteifio' is happy to welcome Danny Weil back!!


    We begin by Brian Stetten briefly discussing right wing libertarian insanity and the promotion of freedom and democracy for plutocrats only.


    Then education/labor activist, and public attorney Danny Weil will discuss picking your poison: Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton. How the plutocrats made a mockery of representative democracy!


    Danny Weil is a writer for Project Censored and Daily Censored. He received the Project Censored "Most Censored" News Stories of 2009-10 award for his article: "Neoliberalism, Charter Schools and the Chicago Model / Obama and Duncan's Education Policy: Like Bush's, Only Worse," published by Counterpunch, August 24, 2009.
    Dr. Weil has published more than seven books on education in the past 20 years. You can also read much more about the for-profit, predatory colleges in his writings found at Counterpunch.com, Dailycensored.com, dissidentvoice.com and Project Censored.com where he has covered the issue of the privatization of education for years. He can be reached at weilunion@aol.com.
    His book, an encyclopedia on charter schools, entitled: "Charter School Movement: History, Politics, Policies, Economics and Effectiveness," 641 pages, was published in August of 2009 by Grey House Publishing, New York, and provides a scathing look at the privatization of education through charter schools.

  • 01:13

    Like It Is w/Robert Stephens: Jaden, Willow, & The Construction of "Crazy"

    in Politics

    Today on Like It Is, we will be joined once again by writer and activist Caty McClure. Though Robert has been doing a running commentary on Jaden Smith for weeks, today Caty and Robert will finally crack the code and decipher the enigma that is Jaden Smith. Starting with a discussion of Jaden and Willow’s recent New York Times interview, they’ll explore a variety of issues stemming from this landmark cultural event.


     

  • 01:59

    The Pinko the Bear Show - 10/28/14

    in Politics Progressive

    I am still deciding what topics to cover tonight but I imagine it will be another interesting show. Besides, what else are you doing tonight at 11PM Eastern? Come join the chat room a few minutes before showtime... call in if you'd like to add your two cents... share the show link with your allies and foes:)

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