Search Results for: "Mahdi Nazemroaya"
Audio Archive:June 29th, 2015: - Listen | Download
Mahdi Nazemroaya on Wikileaks Saudi cables.
Petro-dollar bribery, smear campaigns, purchasing journalists and media outlets - it's all part and parcel of daily Saudi "diplomacy."
Investigative journalist Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya trawls through the Wikileaks cables and the staggering (but entirely unsurprising) revelations within.
They confirm what we already know: Saudis are destabilizing Iraq, highly active in Syria, and bribing their way into legitimacy worldwide.
Saudi Arabia pours so much money into Western journalism that there must be a reluctance to disrupt this cash flow by printing stories critical of the Gulf monarchy.
Nazemroaya also discusses Saudi horse trading with countries such as Australia and Russia.
But who released the cables? Was the Yemen Cyber Army capable or interested in doing so? Why so few releases about Syria?
June 16th, 2014: - Listen | Download
Syria's election and Lebanon: A Guide for the Bedevilled
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
When you have a strange episode like this one, where armed jihadists are suddenly in the front pages in Iraq, shocking news leads to shocking decisions.
We want to know more about it: the armed groups are affiliated with the those fighting Syria's government. Mahdi Nazemroaya, fresh from Lebanon and Syria, explains ISIS/ISIL, Syria's election, and the stance of Lebanon's "March 14" politicians.
January 13th, 2014: - Listen | Download
Remembering Amiri Baraka. Mahdi Nazemroaya on Saudi role in Mid-East, conflict with Putin
Norman Otis Richmond, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
The Taylor Report features Norman Otis Richmond remembering Amiri Baraka.
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya updates us on the latest news about NATO's destruction of Libya, and discusses the Saudi role in Mid-East terror and their conflict with Putin.
October 7th, 2013: - Listen | Download
U.S. destroyed Libya and it Threatens others: Uncle Sam spreads instability and despair wherever he goes.
Mahdi Nazemroaya notes, from Somalia to Libya, the phenomenon of the U.S. leaving broken and ruined countries in its wake.
"They want chaos, they want insecurity and instability in every region that they go to. But they don't want absolute insecurity. They want a certain manageable level where these countries can meet their export obligations to the United States, while always insecure" and beset by infighting. The U.S. can then act as the arbitrator.
In the post-intervention failed states that it creates, the U.S. wants to own both sides of the table: the 'government' and the opposition.
Things have not quite gone to plan in Syria. U.S.-backed insurgents have not succeeded in pinning chemical weapons attacks on the Syrian government, despite the support of imperial organizations such as "Human Rights Watch."
July 22nd, 2013: - Listen | Download
Gaza's Ark and Palestine Solidarity Update, recent events in Syria, the removal of Morsi, and more.
Mahdi Nazemroaya, David Heap
Mahdi Nazemroaya discusses his recent article "From Turkey With Love: Another Israeli Attack on Syria," and explains Israel and Turkey's role in the latest attack on Syria. "We shouldn't be skeptical about this event: Turkey and Israel have coordinated events before."
In addition to missing Jimmy Carter's statement that America has no functioning democracy, our media has also neglected to point out that over 90 prominent Canadian authors have signed a statement against the eviction of Palestinians in order to clear land for an Israeli army firing zone.
David Heap from Gaza's Ark updates us on the new construction, and also significant worldwide developments in Palestine solidarity.
Phil Conlon continues his analysis of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster.
July 1st, 2013: - Listen | Download
Dynamic news from Syria. Ramsey Clark - It's Time to Oppose War on Syria
Mahdi Nazemroaya, Ramsey Clark
Back from Beirut, Mahdi Nazemroaya, newly the author of "The Globalization of NATO," reports on the regional conflict engulfing Syria. The Syrian government surprised the great powers by surviving the onslaught of the Gulf monarchies and NATO. "The only reason it surprised them was because of their imperial arrogance," comments Nazemroaya.
From the very beginning, the "rebels" have been looking for every excuse for intervention - in a war that is already a foreign intervention. Why do they fight? Mostly crass economic opportunity, but many have been brainwashed by clerics from the Gulf states. A few have already repented.
"We can see where every country stands" when it comes to Syria. How do Arabs feel? Does France have the right to determine Syria's destiny? Which of the Gulf dictatorships will lead the war for democracy? Don't expect to hear anything from Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch. Their salaries don't come from Syria.
In Egypt, Morsi was calling for a "no-fly-zone." Now, Egyptians are calling for a "No Morsi Zone." It reminds one of Erdogan. They have sown the wind. Who will reap the whirlwind?
The peace movement is stirring from its slumber in the United States and Canada. Various coalitions have called for a week of action on Obama's escalating intervention in Syria. Why has Obama invested so much in this mercenary war?
"It seems to me to be the same strategy we've had with all the Arab and Muslim countries that we've undermined," says Clark, referring to the continuous slow destruction of Iraq and other countries. Now it's Syria's turn.
One rationale put forward for U.S. intervention in Syria is that of Hezbollah involvement and their alleged violation of international law. That's rich.
Also, what are they doing to the Voting Rights Act? Is there any politician capable of maintaining basic rights for American citizens?
June 3rd, 2013: - Listen | Download
Developments in Syria and Turkey: Israeli involvement; Lebanon as a beach-head against Syria. Joel Richardson on the power of images
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Joel Richardson
We are once again being let down wall-to-wall by corporate media. Events in Syria are coming to a turn. Russia and the United States are having a meeting, after delaying attempts by France.
But just what kind of war is being fought? The Toronto Star quoted an Imam from Qatar - his language was utterly inflammatory and sectarian. Mahdi Nazemroaya has the answers, including Israel's involvement. Israel is using Lebanon to attack Syria.
In Turkey, Erdogan's attempt to gain popularity through fake support for the Palestinian cause is wearing thin. His 'neo-Ottoman' policy was always the subordination of Islam to capitalism. Erdogan's covert war on Syria has destroyed Turkish trade with the Arab world.
Joel Richardson is a Toronto artist and muralist - if you pass through Toronto's underpasses on the West end of the city, you often find Richardson's murals.
Phil asks him to identify his murals. Richardson plans to set a world record on the number of people engaged in wearing suits and meditating simultaneously in an attempt to reverse policy on development.
He also describes his involvement in the Occupy Movement in liberating the wall of the J.P. Morgan building.
December 5th, 2011: - Listen | Download
Mahdi Nazemroaya: Nato may be biting off more than it can chew in Syria. Aimable Mugara: Kagame's regime has eliminated another opposition journalist.
Mahdi Nazemroaya, Aimable Mugara
September 19th, 2011: - Listen | Download
Mahdi Nazemroaya reported from Tripoli during the NATO bombardment, he shares important insights. Phil Conlon praises new films about the plight of African refugees crossing the Mediteranean
Mahdi Nazemroaya, Phil Conlon