By David Barsamian
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Alternative Radio is an "unembedded" weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and on short-wave on Radio for Peace International. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.
||Clean[Stephen Cohen] Reheating the Cold War||Winston Churchill once observed, the further back you go, the farther forward you can see. We know little of Russia and its history beyond bears, Siberian winters, the Kremlin and Doctor Zhivago. The United States emerged victorious at end of the Cold War. An era of cooperation was to be ushered in. What should have been an opportunity to create a structure for peace and stability did not happen. Instead of an inclusive security system the U.S.-led NATO military alliance expanded to the east. Hardliners in Washington goaded by the military-industrial complex, seeking more profits from weapons sales, have vilified and demonized Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. The media followed in lock step. A reheated Cold War with a new arms race and the catastrophic dangers of hot war are the last things that humanity and the planet need. Interviewed by David Barsamian.||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Five Stars to Alternative Radio
David Barsamian's Alternative Radio is top notch. It is one of the few, but growing, non-commercial breaths of fresh air in the field of non-mainstream media (or I guess, as Madame Palin would say, non-lamestream media), that is pushing back against the corporatization of our country. If you want to educate yourself, go to alternativeradio.org and purchase their mp3 files featuring different speakers on many different topics. They're a real bargain.
Awesome show. Also check out Radio Ecoshock if you like this...
You gotta listen!
Alternative Radio is my favorite program. David Barsamian brings so many important voices to the air waves, voices we all need to hear. And he does such a good job of it, India recently deported him out of fear of what might come from his interviews in that country.