The Courage of Immigrants
Emma Lazarus in her poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty wrote: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Bedros, my father might have...
Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation
Fifty Years have passed since Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War resulting in the longest military occupation in modern times. And on the ground there has been a radical shift...
The God of Small Things
2 CDs This historic interview of Roy by David Barsamian was done in the backseat of a car en route from Amherst, MA to Logan airport in Boston.
Saudi Arabia: History & Politics
Saudi Arabia is a quixotic ally of the U.S., to say the least. Fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were from the desert kingdom. In the wake of the attack,...
In Defense of Public Broadcasting
The founding principles of public broadcasting urged that programming serve as "a forum for debate and controversy" and "provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard." Ever since...
Note: This program is the antidote to the Ken Burns PBS series on Vietnam. All imperial systems attempt to reinvent the past, engineer history to suit their needs. The United States is...
A Global Warning
The winds of political change blow from all directions. For many decades they’ve blown hardest from the Right – a corporate-friendly, conservative agenda involving endless war and military spending and...
Afrocentricity & Multiculturalism
While there are some popular and unthreatening images of Africa, smiling natives dancing and playing great music, safaris and exotic animals in a National Geographic wonderland, it is the negative...
Propaganda & Control of the Public Mind
2 CDs Most people associate the term "propaganda" with totalitarian dictatorships like Iraq or North Korea. Yet propaganda, in different shapes and forms, is an important element in democratic societies....
The winds of change are sweeping across the Middle East. Decrepit and sclerotic regimes are crumbling. A constant however is the uneresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Will the broader political upheavals in...
Gaza is often described as the largest open-air prison in the world. It may be the most densely populated area on earth. Its 1.5 million Palestinians live in a narrow...
From the auction block to the cell block there is a trajectory from slavery to Jim Crow to the Drug War. The latter has resulted in mass jailings characterized by...
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