We air news review excerpts covering historic political transitions in Honduras, Colombia, and Haiti with members of the No Alibi Collective from UCSB. Hosted by Elizabeth Robinson, commentators are Jack Eidt, Santa Barbara Professors Gerard Pigeon and Katia McClain, and Hector Javkin.
How international political and economic interests affect urban and rural indigenous and marginalized communities and their environmental sustainability.
In this episode of EcoJustice Radio, we seek to gain a broader understanding of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. We discuss the fight for self determination over the region known as Artsakh or Nagorno-Karabakh, with guests Vache Thomassian, Glendale Board Member of Armenian National Committee of America and Dr. Djene Bajalan, Assistant Professor at Missouri State University.
An attempted coup is underway in Venezuela, call it what you like. While the Bolivarian Revolution has had its problems, U.S. sanctions have devastated its economy and people. Negotiations led by Mexico, Uruguay, and the Vatican are the only sane way forward.
The November 2017 election-fraud, dictatorship-today, U.S.- and Canada-supported, crisis in Honduras has considerable historic precedence, elucidated by anthropologist Rosemary Joyce. Not a pretty scenario, with no easy solution to preventing Honduras from repeating past horrors and falling into a lasting period of military dictatorship that brutalizes people and ecosystems.
Despite press releases that say the State Department has harsh words regarding Congress’s decision to approve more than $50 million in aid for Honduras, they certified the corrupt government with an abysmal human rights record. They are all clearly guilty of aiding and abetting the murderous regime of Juan Orlando Hernandez.
In the nightmare of corruption, murder and impunity that is post coup d’état Honduras, many political and economic sectors of the “international community,” foremost the U.S. and Canada, maintain beneficial relations with drug trafficking and related enterprises. Rights Action ?shares Karen Spring’s dissection of a recent U.S. money laundering bust in Miami of the Rosenthals, one of Honduras’ elite families.
Jack Eidt of WilderUtopia spoke on the dangerous race for global control by the Chinese through mega-development projects such as the Gran Canal of Nicaragua and the Trans-Amazonian Railway, both with major human rights, ecological, and indigenous sovereignty consequences.