Friday, July 29, 2011

Sakura Saunders on mining colonialism and freedom radio activism

On July 28, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM Ottawa (Canada) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed Sakura Saunders by phone from Toronto.

The themes were Canadian mining crimes in the world, blood money paths from Canadian mining, and community radio activism in communities affected by mining colonialism.

The keynote characteristics of a Canadian mining "operation" are: (1) Corruption, (2) living environment destruction, and (3) repressive militarization. For background information see

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tel Aviv University senior lecturer Anat Matar on Israel's political prisoners

On July 21, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM Ottawa The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed senior lecturer of philosophy and political activist Anat Matar by phone from Israel.

We explored "Who Profits" from the Israeli occupation of Palestine, Israel's grotesque system of political prisoners and their judicial treatments, and the origins of the societal pathology of Israel's Zionism.

Cited book: Threat - Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israel

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hilla Dayan in Amsterdam on Israel's Knesset madness

On July 14, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM Ottawa, Canada, The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed Hilla Dayan by phone to Amsterdam to talk about Israel and her activism for Palestinian justice.

Hilla Dayan is an International Relations Policy Advisor of the Coalition of Women for Peace (Israel).

"Hilla Dayan teaches International Comparative Democracy and International Relations Theory and Practice at Amsterdam University College. She studied comparative and English literature at Tel Aviv University in Israel, and completed her graduate studies in the United States, obtaining an MA in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D in political sociology at the New School for Social Research in New York."

A main topic was the Israel Knesset's passing of a boycott prohibition law on July 11, 2011. We also covered the psychology of widespread Jewish hysterical victim-hood arising from systemic indoctrination, the need for world citizens to choose a side in the occupation of Palestine, genocides as a feature of "democracies", Hilla's personal development, and more...

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On "speaking truth to power" and US Zionism

Friday, July 8, 2011

Professor Richard Lindzen on global warming science

On July 7, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed Professor Richard Lindzen (Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT) on the broad question of the practice of global warming science.

Why would a warming even as large as 5 degrees C be of concern?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Professor Raymond Pierrehumbert on the physics of global warming

On June 30, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed Raymond Pierrehumbert, Louis Block Professor, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, The University of Chicago. Professor Pierrehumbert is an internationally recognized expert on the physics of global warming.

After introductions and (dis)agreeing on some basics, get ready for a heated (so to speak) debate between the two Ph.D. physicists having different perspectives. It becomes clear that climate physics is not apolitical, at least not between these two...

One music break is beautiful accordion music arranged and played by Professor Pierrehumbert.

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