Sunday, August 28, 2011

Conversation with Peter Laux on global warming

On August 25, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa, Canada) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed Peter Laux in Melbourne, Australia, by phone.

Peter Laux is a train driver (engineer) who has contributed to The Train previously, here. He is the author of the "$10k climate challenge", here: He has signed a legal undertaking that he will pay $10 thousand Australian dollars to anyone who can provide
"a conclusive argument based on empirical facts that increasing atmospheric CO2 from fossil fuel burning drives global climate warming."
The radio discussion started with physicist Rancourt explaining basic climate physics to discern the crap from a clear picture of the relevant planetary radiation balance and moved into a societal and class analysis of global warming preoccupations.

The climate physics paper cited is THIS ONE.
The Guardian article about Martians is HERE.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lia Tarachansky on the on-going mass civil protests in Israel

How can the North American mainstream media not cover this?!

On August 18, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed The Real News video-journalist Lia Tarachansky by phone in Israel about her investigative reports on the on-going massive civil unrest and tent cities in Israel.

Fascinating and needed current affairs overview about Israel.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

M.A. student Joshua Blakeney on 911 research and Israel

On August 11, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed University of Lethbridge (Canada) graduate student Joshua Blakeney on his M.A. thesis research about 911 scholarship.

Joshua Blakeney is a well known "truther", a student of the oppression of Palestine by Israel, and a staff writer with Veterans Today.

Main underlying 911-related themes were the war on terror as an instrument of political manipulation and the strategic goals of Israel in the Middle East.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Racism and John Akpata on Ottawa police misbehaviour

On August 4, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt read an introductory essay about the theory and practice of racism in society before interviewing spoken word artist and politician (Marijuana Party of Canada) John Akpata on the topic of police misbehaviour in Ottawa, Canada's capital.

John explained how citizens can participate to make police accountable. He also described his recent conflict with police (reported by the national media) over his constitutional right to not let a cop take his cell phone using the sole pretext that it contains witness evidence.

John mentioned these two key resources: