Global Research News Hour Episode 9
The Democratic Republic of the Congo. Africa’s second largest country by area, and fourth largest by population, has proven to be one of the world’s most over-looked regions in terms of regular media coverage of on-going violence and human rights abuses.
On November 20, a rebel group known as M23 managed to take over the third largest city in the country, Goma, located in the Eastern part of the country near Rwanda. They pulled out shortly afterward, following a failed attempt by the DRC military to oust them.
“There are nuances to this story, but it can be summarized in one phrase: the eastern Congo is under Rwandan control, and has been since 1996. The DRC’s government has tried, since 1998, to re-assert control over the Kivus, and the warfare in the east is over control: of the land, of the people, and of course, of the mines.”
–Justin Podur, from killingtrain.com
York University Associate Professor Justin Podur has traveled to the DRC twice in the last three years. He weighs in on the most recent developments there and what they tell us about larger geo-political realities in the region.
The following are just a few of the stories from Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories from 2011-12.
Andy Lee Roth, Associate Director of Project Censored joins us later to discuss this year’s list.
From Project Censored…
4. FBI Agents Responsible for Majority of Terrorist
Plots in the United States
5. First Federal Reserve Audit Reveals Trillions Loaned to Major Banks
10. HR 347 Would Make Many Forms of Nonviolent Protest Illegal
12. US Joins Forces with al-Qaeda in Syria
16. Sexual Violence against Women Soldiers on the
Rise and under Wraps
19. New York Police Plant Drugs on Innocent People to
Meet Arrest Quotas
The End of the World
And with the Mayan calendar date of December 21, 2012 having arrived, are we looking at a Doomsday scenario?
Well no… and yes, says Michel Chossudovsky of the Centre for Research on Globalization.
We finish the year with his thoughts on major world crises that threaten the future of humanity.
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The Global Research News Hour hosted by Michael Welch airs on CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg Thursdays at 10am CDT. The programme is broadcast weekly by CKUW News, 95.9 FM out of Winnipeg, MB, and on Canadian community radio networks. The weekly programme is available for download on the Global Research website.