Syria

On this week's Alternative Radio, David Barsamian celebrates the 30 year relationship between AR and Noam Chomsky, acclaimed linguist and foremost critic of American foreign policy. 

On the program, Chomsky offers his critique of the current U.S. intervention in the Middle East in a talk entitled "ISIS, the Kurds & Turkey."  Monday at 1pm. 

Your Call: Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Oct 17, 2014

On October 17th edition of Your Call, it’s out Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the intense clashes between the Kurds and ISIS forces in the city of Kobani, near the Turkish border with Syria. Why has Kobani been getting so much media attention? We will also talk about Turkey’s relationship with the Kurds. We’ll be joined by investigative journalist Reese Erlich and the Christian Science Monitor’s Alex Christie-Miller will join us from Turkey. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Your Call: UN General Assembly, climate change & ISIS

Sep 26, 2014

On the September 26th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we discuss coverage of the People's Climate March and the UN Climate Summit in New York. We will also talk about the United States’ widening military intervention in Iraq and Syria. We’ll be joined by the Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg and McClatchy’s Jonathan Landay -- and the Financial Times’ Borzou Daragahi joins us from Baghdad. Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Matt Martin.

Guests:

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent of the Guardian

Your Call: Old debts & new wars

Sep 19, 2014

  

On the September 19th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s war plan for Iraq and Syria. We will also talk about the investigation into the debt collection industry. We’ll be joined by Propublica’s Paul Kiel and the Nation’s Zoe Carpenter. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you

Guests:

Paul Kiel, covers consumer finance for ProPublica. He is the author The Great American Foreclosure Story


Five Percent Movement via www.fivemovement.org

 

The conflict in Syria has been raging for three years now. While other Arab countries witnessed the "Arab Spring", Syria's spring hasn’t happened yet. The government is shelling territory held by rebels – the Free Syrian Army – and it's gotten so messy with other militant groups infiltrating the country, that it is a completely chaotic situation.

Some Syrians, including Syrian Americans, have lost hope in any political process to solve the crisis, and have found other ways to help their country from right here in the Bay Area.

Parliamentary Recording Unit, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

On the next  Your Call, it’s our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the parliamentary questioning of Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger. He’s accused of of helping terrorists by publicizing top secret information leaked by Edward Snowden. We’ll also discuss coverage of Syria. For the first time, the UN has accused President Ashar al-Assad of committing war crimes. We’ll be joined by the Washington Post's Liz Sly and Free Press’s Josh Stearns. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.
 

  

Will Durst: Zero Hero

Nov 11, 2013

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

Will Durst here with a few choice words about the liberal exodus off the presidential bandwagon - which is approaching klaxon fire drill evacuation levels.

 

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

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