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00 Fusion Opal – theme intro
02 show preview and greetings
-plug website www.fridaymorningafter.wordpress.com
-thank you to Dusty’s montroyal/parc for providing the breakfast
15 Headlines from CiTR – Vancouver
BLACKlisted Then and Now: > Linking Histories of Racism and National Security in Montreal > > Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 7pm > Dawson College, Rm 4C1, 3040 Sherbrooke W (Atwater Metro) > > February is Black History Month. Join Project Fly Home and the Alfie Roberts > Institute in a panel discussion about state surveillance and repression of > members of > Montreal's black community in the name of national security in the 1960s and > today. This panel is part of a six-month campaign launched by Project Fly Home to > demand that Canada immediately free Abdelrazik from the sanctions he is > subject to under the "1267" regime, that Canada put pressure on members of > the 1267 committee to delist Abdelrazik, and that the 1267 regime be > scrapped. For more information or to get involved: > www.peoplescommission.org/en/abdelrazik.
35 CLR James Bio
40 Municipal Headlines w/ Craig Sauve
57 8am warning and 8-9am preview
10 Weekly Update into Afghanistan Situation
-This past week, there was a major announcement that the Afghan Taliban’s No.2 figure had been captured by the US – led coalition in Afghanistan. This was announced by the meanstream media as a successful result of the US surge of 15 000 troops into an area of Southern Afghanistan which is home to about 1500 Afghani freedom fighters.
-What the foriegn press and even more shocking, the foriegn US-led coalition, have never understood is that there is no “Taliban” with a hierarchy of troops and officers that mirrors what the foriegn concept of an army is. Instead, what you have in Afghanistan are various groups and pockets of opposition to foriegn domination which don’t take orders, but have been able for thousands of years to co-exist without the need for a military hierarchy.
-What the capture of anyone in a position of presumed authority within the so-called “Taliban” does, if anything, is create a vacuum which then leads to a power struggle which, in turn, leads to an intensification of the attacks on the foriegn soldiers occupying Afghanistan as everyone within the Afghani freedom movement step up their efforts to fill the hole.
-Ultimately, the Afghani people themselves will find that they will be the ones most-effected by foriegn-led efforts to justify the troop surge because the need to produce results measured by artificial standards like “body-count” numbers and “high-profile” arrests lessens the security of an average citizen as clearly seen by the US-led failures in Vietnam and Iraq.
-There still is only one solution to consensus-resolution in Afghanistan, that is peaceful negotiations and dialogue. This is precisely what the so-called “Taliban” proposed in 2003-2004 when they presented a six-point plan for discussion and negotiation to the foriegn armies, who along with their foriegn media outlets, have left that idea on the shelf for too long.
-The only alternative to peaceful negotiations with the benefit and welfare of Afghanis in heart and mind, with no militaristic or geographical objectives based on occupying a land without its people, is for the foriegn troops to get out of the country and to let the people of Afghanistan get on with their lives.
-It may be exactly this reasoning, based on the lessons of history integrated with the notion of human rights for all, that led Robert Watkins, deputy special representative of the United Nations’ secretary-general to officially announce that the UN will oppose NATO forces’ “militarization of human aid”. He also announced that UN agencies will not take part in the US-led “reconstruction efforts” -
“We are not part of that process, we do not want to be a part of it. We will not be part of that military strategy”.
Hannah Arendt’s view of imperialism and its relevance in the context of today’s war in Afghanistan, in which Canada also takes part.
25 Paul Robeson Bio
35 Bike Report w/ Tom
-Ukrainian Election results and other topics for discussion
50 James Baldwin Bio
55 Community Listings
00 jazz amuck w/ John B.