While the US media showered the new president with 24-7 adoration, Obama’s deafening silence over the slaughter of innocents by the Israeli war-machine laid bare the cruel calculus of American Empire in the Middle East. Whether by fascist bombers in Spain or the Zionist IDF in Gaza, the US government has never concerned themselves with the butchery of civilians. Also, we present Gary Lapon’s insightful commentary on an article by NYT columnist, Nicholas Kristoff entitled, “Where Sweatshops are a Dream”. We also look back on this day, January 22nd in revolutionary history.
“So far, Obama’s missed the point on Gaza…” by Robert Fisk Hamas Militants Were Everywhere by Left I on the News Gaza Villages Wiped off the Map Eric Hobsbawm from the London Review of Books Recycling Free Market Myths by Gary Lapon
Music: American Woman by Jello Biafra with Randy Bachman, Chris Houston and Garnet Sweatshirt from a Pop Defect Radio Mix Song the Songbird Sings by David Rovics Socialism by Dillinger
Originally broadcast Thursday, January 22, 2009 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MAFrom http://seeingredradio.wordpress.com/