|⇦|| Episode #668 - Big Oil At Home And Abroad
(How The 7 Sisters Took Us For A Ride)
|⌚ Sat 31 August 2013 ☻Kenneth Dowst, Heather Rogers|
Download Hour1 Download Hour2 This week, a successor show to episode 664, using 3 documentary films to trace a bigger picture carefully avoided by commercially-controlled media. Firstly, "Secrets Of The 7 Sisters" which retells the recent history of the Middle East focusing on its oil reserves. Secondly, we hear "Taken For A Ride", a 1996 documentary on how the logic of capitalism dictated the destruction of cheap mass transit in the US, in favor of a more resource intensive method:- the automobile. We conclude with the end of The Hidden Life of Garbage on the effect of petrochemical waste on the environment.
Music: Let It Be Known 2 by The Welfare Poets
Thanks to Kenneth Dowst of New World Notes for the History of The 7 Sisters adaptation, thanks to Martha Olson and Jim Klein for producing Taken For A Ride.
This episode rebroadcasts content from episode 534.
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