Wednesday, January 1, 1997

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  • 3rd Anniversary of the Zapatista uprising

    : Goodman speaks to Cecilia Rodriguez from Chiapas about the state of politics in Mexico. Rodriguez discusses a proposal for indigenous rights put forth to the Mexican government by the EZLN and assesses the failure of the government to respond. She addresses the rise of armed groups
    in Mexico and possibilities for alliances with the EZLN. She discusses state violence supported by the U.S., and violence against women in the context of her own rape in Chiapas.

  • Impacts of NAFTA on Canada

    Katz and Barlow discuss the impacts of free trade policies dating back to the 1988 Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement. These impacts include loss of manufacturing jobs and their replacement with temporary and flexible working arrangements, threats to public services, and the rise of a shadow government consisting of multinational corporations. They also discuss transnational activist efforts that challenge free trade. Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): NAFTA, FTA, Canadian politics,
    Canadian economy, globalization.

  • Reparations on the anniversary of the Emancipation

    Goodman plays excerpts from Taifa’s speech at the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America conference. Taifa outlines the political and economic arguments for reparations, and discusses the failure of the United States to acknowledge that slavery was a genocidal system. Hutchinson elaborates on Taifa’s speech, articulates his pessimism about the Clinton administration, and discusses the limits of the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): reparations, slavery in the
    United States, NCOBRA
    Guest Names: Nkechi Taifa, Howard Universary; Earl Ofari Hutchinson