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September 23rd, 2013: - Listen | Download

The Battle for Freedom in the American South. Notorious warlord Paul Kagame comes to town. New film about Cuba's assistance in liberating Southern Africa.

Featured Guest(s):
Charles McLaurin, Gally Gasana, Isaac Saney

Phil talks with Charles McLaurin in Mississippi, one of the leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, about the battle for freedom in the American South back when it was an Apartheid South.

Specifically, they discuss Jim Dann, and his new book, "Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers: Memories of Mississippi 1964-1965."

So much of what we know from these battles in American history comes from historical overviews, but they don't tell us what it was like to go down a country road at night to a meeting that the Klan has cancelled, they had said, because they intended to kill everybody.

Gally Gasana discusses the protest of Rwandan war criminal Paul Kagame's visit to Toronto.

Isaac Saney reveals an important new film playing in Toronto, "Africa's Unknown War: Apartheid Terror, Cuba, and Southern African Liberation."




May 27th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Amir Maasoumi reports on a peace delegation trip to Syria. Isaac Saney on race and revolution in Cuba.

Featured Guest(s):
Amir Maasoumi, Isaac Saney

Some brave folks in the peace movement have visited Syria, and Phil talks to one of them. Canadian Amir Maasoumi left on a fact-finding mission, and explains how it came about. The crisis has also had destabilizing effects on Lebanon.

The dynamic and talented Prof. Isaac Saney gave a talk at the event "Race and Revolution: Lessons from Cuba," responding to an article published in the New York Times about race in Cuba. ("They seem to do this periodically, and usually not with friendly intent.")

He discussed Esteban Morales' collection of essays entitled "Race in Cuba." (Monthly Review) It used to be that black people were not allowed in downtown Havana, in order not to offend the sensibilities of U.S. Southerners. Now, because of its conscious efforts to rectify historical inequalities, Morales has identified the Cuban state as the greatest active ally of people of African descent.




May 16th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Joel Reodica, Isaac Saney

Joel Reodica talks to Phil about the police killing of his brother Jeffrey a year ago. A controversial investigation by the Special Investigations Unit exonerated the police, but the Filipino community and others continue to press for the truth to come out.

Phil interviews Isaac Saney about recent developments in the case of Luis Posada Carilles. Posada Carilles is notorious for carrying out terrorist acts against Cuba, including the bombing of a Cubana airliner in 1976 that killed 73 people and bombings of Cuban hotels in the 1990's. Posada Carilles, who worked for the CIA, recently was able to enter the US and apply for asylum. Saney, the author of "Cuba, A Revolution in Motion" draws the parallels with numerous other terrorists who have been pardoned by US Presidents including both Bushes.

Phil and Phil Conlon also cover such topics as the battle against extradition of Gary Freeman; the mayoralty election in Los Angeles; the new National Library in Quebec; and the reinstatement of William Mandel by Berkely radio station KPFA.

Links:
Jeffrey Michael Rich Reodica - Memorial Website




December 27th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Professor Isaac Saney

Professor Saney, of Dalhousie University, is the author of "Cuba: A Revolution in Motion". Professor Saney talks to Phil about the good response to his recent speaking tour of the US about Cuba. Saney notes that the US views Cuba as a challenge to its hegemony over Latin America. The engineered overthrow of the legitimate elected government of Haiti, with Canadian government complicity, was a test case for Venezuela and Cuba. Ironically, the US government characterizes Cuba as "a force for destabilization" because of Cuba's provision of doctors to poor areas around the world. Professor Saney points out that Cuba has been lauded as a model for underdeveloped nations for health care, for dealing with HIV/AIDS, for economic growth, and for redistribution of wealth. Professor Saney also talks about his soon-to-be-released video documentary about Cuba's important role in southern African liberation struggles.




August 30th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Isaac Saney, Wayne Madsen

Phil begins the hour by reading from John Laughland's perceptive article in the Guardian of August 2 exposing the lies about Sudan.

Isaac Saney, speaking from Trinidad, talks with Phil about the "unknown story" of Cuba's selfless and courageous role in helping to defeat South African apartheid. Saney, the author of "Cuba: A Revolution In Motion", derides the US characterization of Cuba as a 'terrorist state' when Cuba has been the victim of numerous terrorist attacks backed by the US government.

Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen talks with Phil about his forthcoming book, "Jaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops and Brass Plates" which the Bush administration is trying to suppress until after the election. Madsen talks about the confluence of big oil companies and mercenaries in Iraq and Africa. Former apartheid special forces, ex-Pinochet presidential police, former Contras, political operatives from Iran/Contra, Cuban exiles and prominent neo-cons are all linked together.

Links:
The Guardian - The mask of altruism disguising a colonial war: Oil will be the driving factor for military intervention in Sudan - by John Laughland




June 28th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Various humanitarian programs, including 20,000 cuban doctors providing medical care to the poor throughout the world, are dismissed as propaganda by the Unites States.

Featured Guest(s):
Isaac Saney

Phil interviews Isaac Saney about Cuba and its current relationship with the United States and the rest of the world. He asserts that as far as the United States administration is concerned "The cuban revolution is an unforgiveable example of independence and social justice in the region". Isaac Saney is on the faculty of Dalhousie University and an adjunct professor, International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. He is the author of "Cuba: a Revolution in Motion" which is available from various sources including Amazon.com.

Phil and Steve Reimer later discuss a new Counterpunch article entitled: "Venezuela: the Gang's All Here. Replay of Chile and Nicaragua? by Alexander Cockburn. They also talk about the United States' treatment of latin american countries and the world in general.

Links:
Canadian Network on Cuba
Venezuela: the Gang's All Here - by Alexander Cockburn




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