Taylor-Report.com - June 2004

June 2004

June 28th, 2004: - Listen | Download

Various humanitarian programs, including 20,000 cuban doctors providing medical care to the poor throughout the world, are dismissed as propaganda by the Unites States.

Featured Guest(s):
Isaac Saney,

Phil interviews Isaac Saney about Cuba and its current relationship with the United States and the rest of the world. He asserts that as far as the United States administration is concerned "The cuban revolution is an unforgiveable example of independence and social justice in the region". Isaac Saney is on the faculty of Dalhousie University and an adjunct professor, International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. He is the author of "Cuba: a Revolution in Motion" which is available from various sources including Amazon.com.

Phil and Steve Reimer later discuss a new Counterpunch article entitled: "Venezuela: the Gang's All Here. Replay of Chile and Nicaragua? by Alexander Cockburn. They also talk about the United States' treatment of latin american countries and the world in general.

Canadian Network on Cuba
Venezuela: the Gang's All Here - by Alexander Cockburn

June 21st, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Jack Layton fails to impress Quebec, Gilles Duceppe wins the 2004 candidates' debate. Is the United States preparing to reinstate the draft?

Featured Guest(s):
Robin Philpot,

If you watched the recent candidates' debate and found yourself wanting to vote for Gilles Duceppe, you are not alone. Phil speaks with Quebec journalist and author Robin Philpot; they discuss the reasons for the popularity of the Bloc Quebecois in Quebec. They also talk about the failure of the political left in Canada - specifically Jack Layton and the NDP - to understand Quebec, and its failure to address the issues important to those livng in that part of Canada.

Phil and Steve Reimer talk about the possibility of the United States reinstating the draft to maintain/increase their troop numbers for use in Iraq or more adventures in other countries. They talk about the history of the draft in the United States, and also point out some of the recent developments that might make it more difficult for american war resisters to seek shelter from it in Canada.

June 14th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

The life and times of Ray Charles. RPF-controlled Rwandan government subverts its judicial system in an effort to eliminate potential political opposition.

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond, Roger Ntakirutinka ,

Phil speaks with Norman Richmond of CKLN 88.1FM about the life of Ray Charles, his importance to the american music scene and his involvement in world politics. Their conversation also turns to a more general discussion of the music scene during the 1950's and 60's.

We also interview Roger Ntakirutinka, son of former Rwandan Minister of Public Works Charles Ntakirutinka, about his father's trial. They discuss a recently released Amnesty International report about the trial, as well as the social and political situation in Rwanda.

New York Times Article: Ray Charles, Who Reshaped American Music, Dies at 73
Amnesty International: Rwanda: Government slams door on political life and civil society.

June 7th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

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