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Audio Archive:

September 22nd, 2014: - Listen | Download

Festival of Hypocrisy: From Ferguson to the NFL. Beyond Victor's Justice

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed, Chris Black

Ishmael Reed explains how the race card is played with violence in all its forms -- from sports, to police, to domestic violence, and to media bias, which literally colours the tone of the violence.

Cases discussed range from the police murdering Michael Brown in Ferguson, and Oscar Grant in Oakland, to the current focus on NFL Black players' violence against their wives and/or children. This wrongly makes domestic violence a solely "Black" American issue. There is media censorship against black journalists who deviate from the corporate line.


Chris Black gives the history of General Augustin Ndindiliyimana, who was falsely charged with genocide in Rwanda during the 1994 conflict. Gen. Ndindiliyimana was one of the most senior military figures tried by the court based in Tanzanian, Arusha.

Ndindiliyimana spent 7 years in trial refuting lies and 14 years imprisoned. The General was not allowed to visit his dying young son in Belgium.

He was acquitted of the major charge of participation in massacres in June of 2011 and acquitted of minor charges related to oversight of personnel in February, 2014. On September 22, 2014, Gen. Ndindliyman was released to Belgium where his family resides.

The trial judges made a very significant statement that charges against Gen. Ndindilyiman were politically motivated. They clarified: When Gen. Ndindiliyimana refused to falsely testify against General Bagosora, false charges were laid against Ndindiliyimana to further pressure him.




September 1st, 2014: - Listen | Download

Labor Day -- Before and Now: From Internationalist Unity to Militarism. 'Anti-ISIS campaign' is a Trojan Horse to escalate the war against Syria.

Featured Guest(s):
Stephen Gowans

Phil Taylor and Phil Conlon discuss how the meaning and practice of Labour Day has been corrupted: Going from a celebration of internationalism of workers who saw themselves as part of humanity and anti-militarism to celebration of military air shows and a ritual of pretending to care about those who fell in the past.

Phil Conlon reads Joe Fiorito's satirical column, "It's time to end the celebration of death and kill the airshow."

Taylor also praises and summarizes Ishmael Reed's article "Bad Apples in Ferguson," which emphasizes police brutality is not just against blacks, but against a rainbow of minority colors, esp. Native Americans, Latinos and Muslims. Reed says that the statistics in polls should reflect this reality.


The U.S. is hyping ISIS as the greatest terror force imaginable, even though according to the FBI, "there are no credible threats to the U.S. homeland."

The ideology of the Caliphate derives from Qatar and Saudi Arabia. ISIS-style beheadings are an institution in Saudi Arabia.

Yet the Pentagon is discussing airstrikes on Syria instead of the medieval terror kingdoms that it supports in the Middle East.

Stephen Gowans also discusses the NATO buildup over Ukraine. NATO is constantly checking the windows and the doors of countries it doesn't own.

Don't expect the United States to adopt a consistent posture on sovereignty when it comes to Syria or Ukraine.


Links:
It’s time to end the celebration of death and kill the airshow. - by Joe Fiorito
Western Leaders Fear-Monger to Mobilize Support for Air-Strikes on Syria




December 31st, 2012: - Listen | Download

Jim Dann remembers Freedom Summer and the role of John Harris. Ishmael Reed: Tarantino's Django an abomination.

Featured Guest(s):
Jim Dann, Ishmael Reed




April 5th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Ishmael Reed talks about his new book: "Obama and the Jim Crow Media."

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed




December 7th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Poet/novelist Ishmael Reed on the film, "Precious". Lawyer Peter Rosenthal on the community victory at Dumpsite 41

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed, Peter Rosenthal




August 3rd, 2009: - Listen | Download

The White House "beer summit" solves nothing

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed

Links:
Post-Race Scholar Yells Racism @ counterpunch.org




September 8th, 2008: - Listen | Download

We speak with Ishmael Reed, author of "Mixing It Up, Taking on the Media Bullies and Other Reflections" (Da Capo Press).

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed




February 4th, 2008: - Listen | Download

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Ishmael Reed




September 19th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed, Zafar Bangash

The Taylor Report features an interview with celebrated black American poet and novelist Ishmael Reed. Mr. Reed is the author of Shrovetide in Old New Orleans , a collection of essays. He discusses the racism that plagues all aspects of U.S. culture and specifically in the response to the hurricane which struck New Orleans.

In the second part of the program Zafar Bangash, editor of the Crescent International and www.muslimedia.com talks about the significance for muslims of the visit to Toronto of George Galloway, the brave British MP who resisted the US/British war on Iraq.

Links:
Muslimedia International




March 8th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Ishmael Reed, Wayne Madsen

Links:
Konch Magazine




Article Archive:

Book Review: The Complete Muhammad Ali by Ishmael Reed
Phil Taylor

Muhammad Ali was a one man Boxer Rebellion, the fighter who did the rare thing of changing minds and hearts by challenging racism and empire at the risk of fame and fortune. Like Haley’s Comet, such a person doesn’t come around often, people everywhere felt better knowing he was there. So who is he really? You got to read Ishmael Reed’s The Complete Muhammad Ali to get an idea. Ishmael is a veteran fighter/writer, with success in several divisions(poetry, novels, music)
and more likely to get it right than the corporate journalists or established fight crowd. Reed is like the journeyman champ, Archie Moore: cagey, unorthodox, able to land a punch from unexpected directions. Insights from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Willie Pep, Miles Davis, and the man who 1st sold Ali “Muhammad S...
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