An important message for you from Amy Goodman

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Thursday, May 8, 1997

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  • Conversation with Ricky Singh about President Clinton’s meeting tomorrow with regional leaders in Bridgetown Barbados.

    President Clinton will discuss issues of trade immigration and the militarization of the drug war with Caribbean leaders. Amy is joined by Ricky Singh, a Caribbean journalist to discuss the issues facing Caribbean states and American involvement with Caribbean affairs.

  • The building of US satellite military bases in the Caribbean.

    Coast Guard officials say they need the bases for the war on drugs, but the issue has sparked much controversy in the Caribbean, particularly on the island of Petite Martinique which is part of Grenada. Amy is joined by Professor Paul Clement, originally from Petit Martinique and and the Public Relations Officer at the Petite Martinique Interest Group to discuss the building of a US Marine base on the island.

  • Mobutu Sese Seko has left Zaire-Congo.

    Laurent Kabila, leader of the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo has taken control of most of Congo-Zaire and the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko has left the country. Amy is joined by Rakiya Omarr and Ron Walters to discuss the recent developments in Congo-Zaire as well as western involvement in the region and the conflict.

  • Paulo Freire, Brazilian education activist died last week.

    Paulo Freire was a Brazilian education activist and author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed. He died last week but his legacy of education reform will live on. Amy speaks with Bell Hooks who had a personal relationship with Freire has studied, criticized, applauded and been heavily influenced by Freire. Hooks speaks about teachings of Friere and lessons his life can teach. After her conversation with Hooks, Amy has a phone conversation with Herb Kohl who has also studied the life and teachings of Paulo Freire.