WBAI-FM Program Highlight
SOJOURNER TRUTH TALKS TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, VIOLENCE IN IRAQ, RESISTANCE IN BENTON HARBOR + MORE
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Today, we remember legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger who died yesterday at the age of 94.
And as the nation prepares to hear President Obama's State of the Union address this evening, reported to focus on income inequality, we discuss how the President's efforts to fast track the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal referred to as NAFTA on steroids will increase income inequality. Our guest is Lori Wallach Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.
Also what is behind the uptick of violence in Iraq? Why is the conflict now being seen as a Sunni/Shiite sectarian fight? What is the responsibility of the US? And why are legislators in the California state government trying to clamp down on how much discussion can happen on campuses about the Israel/Palestinian conflict? Our guest is Professor and journalist Stephen Zunes.
We return to Benton Harbor Michigan, a hotbed of police abuse, racism and environmental devastation. Our guest is the Rev. Edward Pinkney of the Black Autonomy Community Organization.
Also, our weekly Earth Minute.
Guest Rev. Edward Pinkney (center) leads crowd chanting against opening of Whirlpool golf course in a Benton Harbor public park, August 2010. Photo: Daymon Hartley