Wednesday, August 15, 2007

  • KPFT Targeted: Bullet Pierces Studio Window of Pacifica’s Houston Station


    A bullet pierces the studio window of Pacifica Radio station KPFT. It’s not the first time the Houston station has been targeted. KPFT is the only radio in the country whose transmitter was blown up twice–shortly after it went on the air in 1970–by the Ku Klux Klan. [includes rush transcript]

  • Naomi Klein: From Think Tanks to Battle Tanks, "The Quest to Impose a Single World Market Has Casualties Now in the Millions"


    "Is Another World Possible?" That was the theme of this year’s annual meeting of the American Sociological Association that was held in New York City this past weekend. "We did not lose the battles of ideas. We were not outsmarted and we were not out-argued," journalist and author Naomi Klein said. "We lost because we were crushed. Sometimes we were crushed by army tanks, and sometimes we were crushed by think tanks. And by think tanks I mean the people who are paid to think by the makers of tanks." Klein is author of the forthcoming book, "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism." [includes rush transcript]

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