BC Liberals and Holy Roman Empire, Dangerous Academics Extinct Species

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Friday, April 14, 2017

EXTRA:  The Emperor’s New Cruise Missile – The Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

0:00 Introduction and welcome

2:00 News headlines and weather 

10:00 Telesur From The South

15:00  INTERVIEW with Yasmin Nair on ‘The Dangerous Academic is an Extinct Species’ her new piece in Current Affairs.


Illustration by Chris Matthews

Yasmin Nair is a writer, academic, and activist in Chicago. She is a co-founder of the radical queer editorial collective Against Equality and the Volunteer Policy Director of Gender JUST.

32:00 OUR DAILY BC ELECTION SPECIAL with today’s election headlines.

35:00 INTERVIEW: Kai Nagata, Dogwood Foundation on their new Payland advertisement linking cash donor’s lobbying to the BC Liberal government.  Plus we’ll talk about BC Liberal candidate and trophy hunter Darren DeLuca who used the death of a B.C. bear to fill Safari Club’s political war chest. Now this shadowy U.S. Super PAC is trying to pump dark money into our election.

Meet BC Liberal candidate, trophy hunter and bear guide Darren DeLuca (left). “The photo is from a 2014 auction in Las Vegas. The winner paid $30,000 USD to fly to B.C. and kill a bear, guided by DeLuca. It was a fundraiser for a U.S. Super PAC that brags about funding pro-trophy hunting politicians. They’re called Safari Club International. Last month Dogwood caught them on social media boasting about a $60,000 donation to help re-elect the BC Liberals. This is what we’re dealing with in British Columbia. Unlimited dark money — blood money — pouring into our elections and into the pockets of our politicians.

40:00 INTERVIEW: BOB MACKIN of The Breaker – bringing sharp election analysis to the show!

We hear Bob’s attempt to interview the Deputy Premier Rich Coleman (at left) on the streets of Vancouver. Bob tells how Rich Coleman and BC Housing snubbed one reporter and all of B.C.’s taxpayers.

Then Bob will explains what the BC Liberals have in common with the Holy Roman Empire.

“The Government Communications and Public Engagement office spends about $38 million a year, primarily to tell the public how good a job the government thinks it’s doing with taxpayers’ funds.  

There are more people employed in public relations for ministries than there will be at the Vancouver Sun and Province after the latest round of Postmedia layoffs. That doesn’t count ministers’ offices, agencies and Crown corporations. The recent $15 million Our Opportunity Is Here ad campaign was spun as a public engagement exercise, yet some of the ads were slammed as partisan and unnecessary by the Auditor General.”

Bob Mackin (left) of TheBreaker.news33


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