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Friday, Oct 18, 2002 - Audio OK
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Dennis Bernstein: more

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excerpts from the documentary, The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm;.. Barbara Lubin back from Iraq and Palestine..

-00:45 Dennis: the Bush adminstration continues its full court press in the UN for war on Iraq.. Sharon happily returns to Israel.. this seize the oil policy could lead to the deaths of many people, and the use of nuclear weapons.. Ten years after Saddam Hussein launched his troops against Kuwait, The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm, a self funded digital video-expose, explores some of the more controversial questions of the war.

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Were all diplomatic means really utilized to try and resolve the issue peacefully? What are the facts behind "Gulf War Syndrome"? And, what are the alternative purposes behind the embargo against Iraq that still persists? The result of two years of investigating, The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm, narrated by actor

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John Hurt, uses documents never before seen on television, and interviews with prominent figures such as General Norman Schwarzkopf, former Attorney General

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Ramsey Clark and former UN Iraq Program Director Dennis Halliday, chief UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter, among others, to answer these and other questions.. now w audio EXCERPTS: (no further review this segment)
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Dennis: Barbara Lubin of the Middle East Childrens Alliance just back from Iraq and Palestine.. Barbara: one of the other things you are not going to hear.. the Israeli army is now going door to door in Ramallah taking a tally of everyone who lives there.. people fear its the start of the *transfer*.. the kids in school, eight and nine year old girls, said to us, please tell the Americans not to kill us.. it is unconsciousable for the US to consider killing anymore Iraqis.. I'm donating $500 right now, and I don't even want a video.. this is important folks.. donate right now, call 510-848-5732 or 800-439-5732.. I stopped in Washington DC.. met Barbara Lee and Cynthia McKinney.. what is the connection?.. Sharon was in DC, got spanked on the hand by Bush.. Dennis: he got the green light.. Barbara: we have come through an unbelievable 3 years here with Pacifica.. we should get to a million dollars.. please donate today.. Dennis: Sharon in Washington, Bush saying Israel 'can defend itself'.. Israel has 200 nuclear weapons, where are the inspectors.. Barbara: come out Saturday Oct 26, be at Justin Herman Plaza (in SF) at 10AM.. come out, come out.. without KPFA we won't know what is happening in the world.. Dennis: does anybody on the face of this earth believe this is about fighting for democracy?.. the amount of lying in the US media makes it difficult.. the amount of lying is sometimes too much.. Barbara: please donate, do it right now.. call 510-848-5732 or 800-439-5732.. Dennis: we're in Fresno tomorrow.. KFCF banquet.. more info 559-233-2221?.. Barbara: KPFA is like our family, we squabble, but we have to support our family, be there no matter what.. who knows what the future is going to mean for any of us.. with the people in Washington trying to shut everybody up.. Dennis: Ariel Sharon is going to use the attack on Iraq, for whatever final solution he has in mind.. Netanyahu is disappointed that he didn't use the Teannimen Square cover to purge the Palestinians.. unbelievable.. Barbara: Dennis, I remember the day I met you in Boonville, with Judy Bari.. a meeting of the lunatics.. on the eve of the Gulf War.. look at all the organizing going on know.. WE WANT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AT JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA OCT 26 11AM.. WITHOUT KPFA WE ARE CLUELESS.. Dennis: please call now, help your alternative radio station, help yourself.. Barbara: we are so lucky to have this station, this program.. we've come through hard time, we have bills to pay, but Pacifica is moving back here.. all on account of you.. thanks.. put us over the top tonight.. whatever you can afford.. please call us, we need you.. thanks to the volunteers taking the phone calls.. call 510-848-5732 or 800-439-5732.. premiums: video copies of the documentaries, Hidden Wars of Desert Storm,

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The Pinochet Case, Unprecedented, The 2000 Presidential Election, The Trials of Henry Kissinger, and, of course, the ever popular scappy hard hitting investigative radio fight back free speech lovin one size fitz all *Union Made* Flashpoints ballcap.

-59:00 End today's show. today's review by john lionheart



Thursday, Oct 17, 2002 - Start Audio
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Dennis Bernstein: documentary: excerpts

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from the documentary, The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm.. protests planned this Friday over the ongoing medical abuses of California prisoners.

-00:58 Dennis: California Prison Focus demanding investigations into recent deaths of AIDS patients.. Friday protests planned.. now w Judy Greenspan of California Prison Focus.. Judy: a doctor recently took all men at Corcoran State Prison off pain medication.. no quality of care.. no HIV treatment offered..

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we're just seeing people dying.. about a man, Elmer Brown, who last week died alone in his cell at Corcoran.. this Friday is National Prison Reform Unity Day.. more shootings (by guards of prisoners) at Corcoran State Prison than all the other prisons in the country.. a warden put a stop to the shootings, but the medical abuses continue.. we're demonstrating at Corcoran Friday and other prisons throughout the state.. its legacy of brutality (Fresno Bee).. we're demanding immediate release of all eligible lifers..
-07:40 Judy: we're leaving the bay area this Friday, October 19 at 10AM from MacArthur Bart Station, and another location, the Safeway at Church and Market, SF.. please bring a car if you can, drinking water, lunch, etc.. more info: 510-665-1935
-09:00 Dennis: Ten years

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after Saddam Hussein launched his troops against Kuwait, The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm, a self funded digital video-expose, explores some of the more controversial questions of the war.

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Were all diplomatic means really utilized to try and resolve the issue peacefully? What are the facts behind "Gulf War Syndrome"? And, what are the alternative purposes behind the embargo against Iraq that still persists? The result of two years of investigating, The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm, narrated by actor

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John Hurt, uses documents never before seen on television, and interviews with prominent figures such as General Norman Schwarzkopf, former Attorney General

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Ramsey Clark and former UN Iraq Program Director Dennis Halliday, chief UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter, among others, to answer these and other questions.. now w audio EXCERPTS: (no further review this segment)

-27:58 Dennis: KPFA PLEDGEBREAK.. stand up for free speech, stand up for listener sponsored radio.. make a donation today.. call 510-848-5732 or 800-439-5732.. premiums: video copies of the documentaries, Hidden Wars of Desert Storm,

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The Pinochet Case, Unprecedented, The 2000 Presidential Election, The Trials of Henry Kissinger, and, of course, the ever popular scappy hard hitting investigative radio fight back free speech lovin one size fitz all *Union Made* Flashpoints ballcap.

-32:28 End today's show. today's review by john lionheart



Wednesday, Oct 16, 2002 - Start Audio
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Dennis Bernstein: introduction: Fisk on Bali bombing, war on Iraq.. a new documentary on the Pinochet arrest.. interview with producers of Unprecedented: 2000 Presidential Election documentary.
-00:50 Robert Knight and the Knight Report..

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Robert: Debate on Iraq begins today in the UN Security Council.. Iraq denies weapons of mass destruction.. non-aligned nations push for weapons inspections.. (audio of UN debate).. France and Russia oppose US plan.. Sharon meets Bush in DC.. Dubya says.. Israel threatens Lebanon over water use.. Ivory Coast update.
-06:30 Dennis: drumbeat for war continues.. now w award winning British journalist, Robert Fisk.. Robert: It feels safe in Beruit, but I'm sure it's not.. about the bombing in Bali.. Iraq has nothing to do with Bali, or Afghanistan.. I think it was done by Al-Quada, an offshoot of Al-Quada (was it?).. they would have known that most of the victims would be Australian.. Australia the first to support Bush's new war.. young innocent civilians are the target, and they were meant to be.. but no claim of responsibility.. Dennis: the US to put a military commander in charge of Iraq?.. Robert: they no doubt could.. victors are always praised in this part of the world.. but afterwards.. Iraq would break apart in civil war.. the Hussein family would be hanged.. anarchy, drug barons, civil war.. what is America really doing?.. to remake the map of the Middle East.. Dennis: Israel a partner in this war.. Sharon says they are ready to strike.. Robert: The Nation magazine.. naming the Israeli lobby group members in the US administration.. no difference in language and intent.. WHY IS IT NECESSARY FOR US TO FOLLOW ISRAEL IN THE MIDDLE EAST?.. WHY NOT FOLLOW A POLICY OF JUSTICE AND FAIRNESS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?.. WHY CONSTANTLY PUSH FORWARD ISRAEL'S POLICIES?.. THE US IS NOT A STATE OF ISRAEL.. BUSH IS NOW THE VOICE OF ARIEL SHARON.. SHARON THE VOICE OF BUSH.. US SHOULD BE AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY.. Bush demanding democracy in Iran.. its elections are at least fair.. the Iranian president at least won a majority of the votes.. unlike Bush.. why are we talking like this?.. IN THE US ADMINISTRATION SO MANY PERSONALITIES LOCKING INTO THE ISRAELI VIEWPOINT.. I AM TIRED OF ALL ARAB DICTATORS, INCLUDING ARAFAT.. GO BACK TO PRESIDENT WILSON, HIS FAMOUS 14 POINTS.. THE AMERICANS HAVE NEVER FOLLOWED UP ON THE WILSON POINTS, THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS.. WENT TO ITS DOOM BECAUSE THE MAJOR POWERS.. DISREGARDED IT.. LIKE BUSH THREATENS TO DO TO THE UN NOW.. WE WILL BRING ON OURSELVES A NEW WORLD WAR.. WE COULD CREATE A WORLD BASED ON HONESTY, FAIRNESS, AND DECENCY.. AN UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR AMERICA, BUT THEY ARE NOT DOING IT.. A GREAT, GREAT TRAGEDY FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE WORLD.
-20:50 Dennis: great new documentary, Unprecedented, The 2000 Presidential Election, about the Florida stealing of the US 2000 election.. now w producers, Richard Perez, and Joanie Seckler (sp?).. no review this segment.. Event: screening tonight 9:30PM at SF State, Laurel Heights Conference Center, 3333 California Str.
-30:35 Dennis: Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet flew to London, had tea with Margaret Thatcher, and was then arrested.. a great embarrasment.. a new documentary, The Pinochet Case.. (audio) about the Pinochet coup against Allende, did away with all democratic institutions.. dictatorship for 17 years.. Catholic Church gathered archives of the murdered and dissapeared.. Spanish law permitted Spanish courts to indict any perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity..
-37:30 Dennis: KPFA PLEDGEBREAK..

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stand up for free speech, stand up for listener sponsored radio.. make a donation today.. call 510-848-5732 or 800-439-5732.. premiums: video copies of the documentaries, The Pinochet Case, Unprecedented, The 2000 Presidential Election, The Trials of Henry Kissinger, and, of course, the ever popular scappy hard-hitting investigative radio fight back free speech lovin Flashpoints ballcap.
-51:27 End today's show. today's review by john lionheart


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