PROGRAM NOTES 09/16/22-
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This weeks show features stories from NHK JAPAN, GEORGE GALLOWAY, RADIO DEUTSCHE-WELLE, and RADIO HAVANA CUBA.
From JAPAN- Japanese PM Fumio Kishida will attend the UN General Assembly next week to express his views and attend a meeting on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. At the opening of a new session, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres spoke on the growing geo-strategic divisions. South Korea fined Google and Meta platforms for privacy law violations. Iran is set to become a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization- at the meeting in Uzbekistan the leaders of China and Russia met on the sidelines, agreeing to work together as fellow major or super powers.
From GEORGE GALLOWAY- George Galloways Mother Of All Talk Shows. His guest is University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Richard Wolff, discussing the economic crisis in the US and Europe. Why is the US inflation rate reportedly much lower than EU countries, are European economies being sacrificed because of the war in Ukraine, and how permanent is the American empire?
From GERMANY- In Sweden far-right parties edged out the left in parliamentary elections, the first major shift since the 1930s. Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of stimulating hostilities.
From CUBA- At a rally in front of the US Embassy in Mexico City, Julian Assange's family demanded his release as US Secretary of State Blinken arrived. The death of Queen Elizabeth has rekindled the long running debate about British colonialism. On September 11th the world remembered the 1973 military coup in Chile supported by the US government and the CIA.
"In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli."