Welcome to our listeners around the world.
I’m Amy Goodman with Juan Gonzalez WBAI’s Bernard White and Robert Knight. We’re just blocks from where the towers of the World Trade Center stood until 1 year ago today. We’re broadcasting from Chinatown, one of the hardest hit communities in the aftermath of 9/11 and from a century old firehouse, especially poignant as close to 400 firefighters died having rushed to the scene to save victims.
This anniversary is being observed against a backdrop of heightened militarism as the mainstream media beats the drums for war.
Pacifica was founded more than 50 years ago by a man who refused to fight wars. He came out of the World War Two detention camps and said, media outlets should be run by journalists and artists, not by corporations that profit from war. And that’s how our network, Pacifica Radio, was born.
And in the opening segment of today’s show, we are broadcasting on the BBC’s Jimmy Young Program. It is the largest daytime talk show on the BBC, and reaches 5 million listeners around the world.
- Brian Hayes, with The Jimmy Young Program on BBC Radio 2.
- David Potorti, lost his brother in the World Trade Center.
- Andrew Rice, lost his brother in the World Trade Center.