NEWZ044 Non-Aligned Podcast Movement

Ecuador re-elects Correa; Blackmailed Gay Clergy at Vatican; Vluchtkerk; Nuclear Waste in US and Germany; Informed Comment; Lybia

This week we look at the reelection of Ecuador's president Rafael Correa and roll the dice if the report on "Blackmailed Gay Clergy" at the Vatican might be related to the Pope's recent resignation. Marks reports from a visit to a refugee church in Amsterdam this week, home to 127 refugees that the Dutch government wants to send home. We also discuss problems with Nuclear waste at Hanford (US) and Asse (Germany) and the general unsolved problems of the remains of Nuclear power production worldwide. We conclude with a brief look at the second anniversary of the Libyan revolution and point to another excellent NEWZ source: Informed Comment by Juan Cole.

Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
Tim Pritlove


2 thoughts on “NEWZ044 Non-Aligned Podcast Movement

  1. Mark makes a good point on Ecuador dealing with China. This is often presented in a negative light, expanding Chinese influence and so on. But the US and the EU are always stressing how China is their most important trading partner. And while I hold little sympathy for the government of the Islamic Republic in the greater scheme of things Iran is bullied by the West. Of course they probably violated the Non-Proliferation Treaty and there is legitimate interest in preventing them from obtaining nuclear weapons. Still any quick glance into the history books and the Axis of Evil quickly turns into the League of Victims of Imperialism. Too readily overlooked, if you ask me.

  2. Nearly OT: Playertest, Browser: Chromium, Version 24.0.1312.56 Built on Ubuntu 11.10, running on LinuxMint 12 (24.0.1312.56-0ubuntu0.11.10.1),

    Player startet nicht.

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