“Wars Come About As a Result of Lies.” Selected Radio Shows

Selected radio programs from the Global Research News Hour

When we understand that wars come about as a result of lies peddled to the British public and the American public and the publics all over Europe and other countries then who are the war criminals? It is not just leaders, it is not just soldiers, it is journalists; journalists are war criminals. And while one might think that that should lead us to a state of despair, that the reality that is constructed around us is constructed by liars, is constructed by people who are close to those that they are meant to be policing, it should lead us also to an optimistic understanding because if wars can be started by lies, truth can be started, peace can be started by truth.”

– Julian Assange (Oct. 8, 2011)

As Peter Phillips reminded listeners in a recent interview, we live in a world where a relatively small portion of the global population, satisfies their ambitions and appetites and maintains control at the expense of the vast majority. That minority of the opulent secure their grip on power not only through dominating the means of production, but also the propaganda and public relations apparatus relied affecting communities and whole countries.

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The Global Research News Hour radio show is on a summer hiatus. Broadcasters are welcome and encouraged to air the following repeat broadcasts, or sample from our vast archives here.

Thanks again to our faithful listeners and supporters. And a very special thanks to the various community and internet stations (listed below) who carry the show.

Cold War 2.0: The Russian Peace ‘Threat’ and America’s Addiction to War

With guests Dmitry Orlov and Ron Ridenour.

Given that the U.S. appears to be just as self-serving and law defying as Russia is accused of being, what is the reality behind the unrelenting anti-Russian propaganda campaign? That question is at the heart of this week’s installment of the Global Research News Hour.


Originally aired September 28, 2018

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Left, Right — Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada: A Conversation with Yves Engler

In a previous book, A Propaganda System — How Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation, Engler examined the architecture of Canada’s public relations scheme which disguises the true role of Canada internationally, describing an interlocking network of academic institutions, government departments, think tanks, and media heavyweights which have worked to conceal the true nature of Canadian power.

His latest book Left, Right — Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada, builds on this analysis, revealing how and why prominent left wing organizations who traditionally challenge corporate power domestically, including labour organizations, and the left of centre New Democratic Party (NDP) have apparently become complicit in reinforcing this misleading portrait of Canada as ‘The Peaceable Kingdom.’

This week’s Global Research News Hour radio program devotes most of the hour to an overview of Engler’s thesis as he begins his cross-Canada book tour.


Originally aired October 5, 2018.

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Conspiracy and Cover-up: The Secret Origins of World War One

With guests Gerry Docherty and Rick Rozoff.

 In 2013, a 463 page volume: Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War presented this established account of WWI as “a deliberately concocted lie.” In this detailed analysis, the authors arrive at the astounding conclusion that it was a secret cabal of aristocrats in London, and not German or Austrian officials, that bear the primary responsibility for the start and unnecessary elongation of this brutal conflict. According to this perspective, the ‘War to end Wars’ was the culmination of a decade long plan by these British financial elites to destroy Germany as the first stage in a plot to take over the world.  
Gerry Docherty is co-author with Jim Macgregor of this book. In a feature interview for the Global Research News Hour, Gerry elaborates on the thesis of Hidden History, exposing the principals involved, a deceitful lack of support for Russia during a critical battle, and how America got dragged into the war. The Scotland based researcher also describes the remarkable campaign to cover-up the role of the true perpetrators of the war, all with the support of mainstream historians; a campaign which continues a century later!  
Originally aired November 23, 2018.

The Real Reason Behind Canada’s Arrest of China’s Huawei Executive Meng Wanzhou

With guests Professor Michel Chossudovsky, Christopher Black and Ron Unz.

Starting off the discussion, Professor Michel Chossudovsky provides more background on the Western alliance’s concerns about Huawei technology and the stakes for Canada, the US and the world. Later in the program, esteemed international criminal lawyer Christopher Black details the problems with the Canadian government’s arguments that they are acting in accord with the rule of law in the Meng Wanzhou case. Finally, Ron Unz of the Unz review, elaborates on his thesis that there is an achilles heel within the U.S. power structure that the Chinese could easily exploit that would compel the release of Meng Wanzhou from the extradition order.


Originally aired December 21, 2018.

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Power Play: The U.S. and Canada back a Coup in Venezuela

With guests Lucas Koerner, Radhika Desai and Nino Pagliccia.

With so much at stake for the country’s population, the region and potentially the world, it is essential to get an honest picture of the events as they unfold, and the historical and geopolitical context in which they take place. Venezuela wouldn’t be the first and likely won’t be the last nation to suffer a tremendous toll from an intervention that is prettied up as a “humanitarian” mission of mercy.

On this week’s Global Research News Hour, we got hold of guests who can help fill in the blanks left by mainstream media coverage of the Venezuelan crisis, put some facts on the table, and try to project where this crisis is headed.


Originally aired January 23, 2019.

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Who Guards the Guardians? “Newsguard”, the “Integrity Initiative” and Other Threats to Independent Media

With guests Whitney Webb and Patrick Henningsen.

This week’s Global Research News Hour looks into these would-be defenders of democratic discourse and goes into some depth, based on the figures spearheading these efforts, to determine the ulterior motives behind these services.


Originally aired February 8, 2019.

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The War on Yugoslavia Twenty Years Later: NATO’s First ‘Humanitarian’ War

With guests Professor Michel Chossudovsky, Živadin Jovanović, James Bissett, and Scott Taylor. 

The war was fought, allegedly, in the name of stopping violence by ethnic Serbs against Kosovo Albanians. The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine was invoked as a justification for launching an aggressive attack in violation of the United Nations Charter, and indeed even the NATO Charter. The result was the dissolution of Yugoslavia, and the creation of an ‘independent’ Kosovo.

The 20th anniversary of this historic event was largely drowned out by other news stories, in spite of its significance, both in terms of human lives and in terms of the precedent it said for launching future ‘humanitarian wars.’

The Global Research News Hour commemorates the last major conflict of the 20th century with a special program highlighting the less talked about aspects of the War on Yugoslavia and its aftermath with four analysts with more than a passing interest in the tragedy.


Originally aired March 22, 2019.

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Rwandan Genocide Revisited: Impunity for War Criminals that Serve Western Interests

With guests Phil Taylor and Judi Rever.

Significantly, a body of analysis and eyewitness testimony suggests that the standard account of the Rwandan genocide, painting the Hutu majority as the principal villains and the Tutsi-dominated Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) as the saviours who ended the genocide, is a distortion of the truth. While not absolving the Hutu extremists of their crimes, an alternative interpretation holds that the RPF forces are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands themselves, including the two African presidents killed on April 6th. This is apart from the millions the RPF has had a role in killing in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the time since the genocide.

As this year’s Rwandan Week of Mourning comes to an official close, we take a look at some of the facts contradicting the official Rwanda narrative, and why it matters 25 years later.


Originally aired April 12, 2019.

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The 5G Revolution: Millions of “Human Guinea Pigs” in Big Telecom’s Global Experiment

With guests Dr. Meg Sears, Patricia Wood, Walt McGinnis, and Chris Cook.

This week’s Global Research News Hour critically examines the hype surrounding the fifth generation of mobile communication networks, and the potential for harm that it poses to the public.


Originally aired May 10, 2019.

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The Global Research News Hour airs every Friday at 1pm CT on CKUW 95.9FM out of the University of Winnipeg. The programme is also podcast at globalresearch.ca .

The Global Research News Hour now airs Fridays at 6pm PST, 8pm CST and 9pm EST on Alternative Current Radio (alternativecurrentradio.com)

Community Radio Stations carrying the Global Research News Hour:

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It is also available on 93.9 FM cable in the communities of SFU, Burnaby, New Westminister, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey and Delta, in British Columbia, Canada. – Tune in  at its new time – Wednesdays at 4pm PT.

Radio station CFUV 101.9FM based at the University of Victoria airs the Global Research News Hour every Sunday from 7 to 8am PT.

CORTES COMMUNITY RADIO CKTZ  89.5 out of Manson’s Landing, B.C airs the show Tuesday mornings at 10am Pacific time.

Cowichan Valley Community Radio CICV 98.7 FM serving the Cowichan Lake area of Vancouver Island, BC airs the program Thursdays at 6am pacific time.

Campus and community radio CFMH 107.3fm in  Saint John, N.B. airs the Global Research News Hour Fridays at 10am.

Caper Radio CJBU 107.3FM in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia airs the Global Research News Hour starting Wednesday Morning from 8:00 to 9:00am. Find more details at www.caperradio.ca

RIOT RADIO, the visual radio station based out of Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario has begun airing the Global Research News Hour on an occasional basis. Tune in at dcstudentsinc.ca/services/riot-radio/

Radio Fanshawe: Fanshawe’s 106.9 The X (CIXX-FM) out of London, Ontario airs the Global Research News Hour Sundays at 6am with an encore at 3pm.

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