With Friends Like This: Examines whether US foreign aid has been a benefit or a pain in the arse for impoverished people. Looks at a book by Dambisa Moyo called Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa. Uses the evidence of Patrice Lumumba, Mobutu, and AFRICOM to contradict her conclusion that Africans need tough love. Relates the recent drama at Free Radio Santa Cruz and plays our listener survey, which was called racist, ignorant, offensive, skin privileged, Nazi propagandist, white supremacist, fearmongering hate speech. See what all the excitement’s about!
- Diana Der-Hovanessian, “Shifting the Sun”
Songs and/or Music Videos:
- John Hiatt “Your Dad Did”
- Bruce Cockburn, “Call it Democracy”
- Iron & Wine “Upward Over the Mountain”
- “Resist AFRICOM”