1-2 pm With guest host Steven Vincent
2 -2:30 pm: Kevin interviews sociology professor James Petras about what’s really happening in Greece. James Petras is one of the best-informed truth-telling voices in the USA and the author of a prolific output of critically important books and essays.
2:30 – 3 pm: Joshua Blakeney, award-winning Canadian 9/11 scholar, discusses where anti-Zionism fits into the left-right political paradigm, as well as his new series of videos, which he introduced as follows:
Dear Friends and Comrades,
Here is my latest You Tube series.
N.B. Someone has been copying and pasting my articles onto their blog and replacing words like Zionist or Israeli with “JEW” capitalized. If you come across articles written by me which include such language please search for the original document which will probably be published with Veterans Today, the Canadian Charger or Voltairenet.
This article is one which has been taken from VT and posted on blogs with ethnicized language inserted that I disapprove of and did not include in this original version: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/05/15/ending-legal-apartheid-in-the-age-of-impunity-and-superstition/
I have informed the blogger who has done this that I am not interested in ethnicity per se and prefer to scrutinize people’s political ideologies and economic motives. Many Jews oppose Zionism and/or are 9/11 Truthers. The Likudnik cabal does not speak for all Jews. A third of the International Solidarity Movement are Jewish.
As a Marxist half my book collection is authored by scholars of Jewish ethnicity. I would have to be an odd Marxist to oppose Jewish people simply based on their ethnic orientation. But as an authentic Marxist I must oppose the capitalist class in its entirety and hence refuse to acquiesce when elites of Jewish ethnicity play the victim card to mask their support for genocides against Arabs and Muslims which are comparable to the genocides in 1930s and 1940s Europe.
I think the documentary record shows that Israel is becoming/has become a regional empire and, again, as a Marxist I must oppose all empires even if I have to be called a racist or anti-Semitic for doing so due to the Genocide Industry’s successful portrayal of Israel as a state comprised of, and supported by, perennial victims.
It took about a century for the United States to begin to be widely understood to be an empire. My intention is to help us diagnose the rise of Israeli empire much quicker than it took to diagnose the U.S.’s orientation to the world so we can formulate strategies to resist it and help the inhabitants of the Middle East decolonize.
The balkanization of the Middle East is ongoing. Israel will rule its empire through indirect rule, as the British eventually did with much of its empire, and as the U.S. rules much of its empire today (e.g. Japan). The Middle East is being broken down based on the millet system of the Ottoman Empire. The Israeli regional empire will be one of ethnic polities being dictated to by a hegemonic Israel (e.g. Lebanon’s and Iraq’s sectarianism).
We must continue to resist. 9/11 Truth is one essential prerequisite for justice in the Middle East.