Jun 25, 2005

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Disinvesting Israel with Liberation Theology

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Today John does an extended boralogue summing up the issues relating to human rights and the war on terror, running clips from Congressional hearings this week as well as other sources.

Then we look at the move by a number of mainline churches to disinvest from doing business in "oppressive" Israel; in reality a repackaged form of the same Liberation Theology that failed in Latin America a decade ago. Dexter Van Zile (www.judeo-christianalliance.org) is our guest.

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Jun 18, 2005

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There is No Plan B

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Everything in the Middle East is on a parallel course to a future not-so-distant conflict. The U.S. is establishing bases everywhere in the region. Things are slowly coming to a boil regarding Iran. The Saudis are running out of oil and in the Palestinian Authority, it’s back to terrorism as usual as daily attacks on Israel have resumed. Mr. Abbas is Arafat in a suit — lose the beard. Dr. Rachael Ehrenfeld, Ph.D., author of “Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed” and director of the American Center for Democracy
(www.public-integrity.org) is our first guest.

Then we call London for a conversation with Vladimir Bukovsky, who was a dissident prisoner in the Soviet gulag system for ten years.
While many are saying the European Union is in trouble and they need a Plan “B,” Bukovsky warns Europeans that Plan “A” is well underway and the referenda don’t mean anything. Moreover, their new government is looking more and more like the old Soviet one.
In essence he says, “my past if your future.”

John’s boralogue covers the relationship between secular humanists and Marxism, simply by quoting from Humanist Manifesto I. In Segment 5 he examines why the “Slippery Slope” really isn’t as much of a fallacy as college professors would like us to believe.

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Jun 11, 2005

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A Light or a Blight for Freedom?

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We’ve got a potpourri show today.

First John examines the philosophical contradictions of the latest Star Wars movie along with other relativist silliness.

Then we examine an exorcism/abuse case in England that has reached all the way to Parliament. Chris Munday is on the line from London.

In Segment 3 John examines parts of Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan’s testimony before Congress this week and Segment 4 takes up two current issues which made current headlines: the Supreme Court’s decision rejecting of medical marijuana and Amnesty International’s report on a network of secret U.S. detention centers around the world.

Finally, John’s mother turned 90 this week and she is the guest for Segment 5 with memories of major events of the 20th Century, seen through the eyes of someone who experienced them.

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Jun 4, 2005

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Business as Usual in Europe

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The Chinese and the United States have been involved in a quiet currency war, which may harbinger things to come in the global economy as paper struggle to stay alive. Chris Mayer
(www.dailyreckoning.com) joins us.

The French voted “non” to ratify the incredibly complex European Union constitution. Does this mean the death of the EU? No. It’s business as usual just as if the constitution were in full force.
Long time friend of the show Constance Cumbey, author of “Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow,” joins us for a look at what the EU and Javier Solana are up to.

John’s boralogue looks at the relativist values, which permeated the controversy following disclosure this week of the identity of Watergate Deep Throat informant Mark Felt.

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