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#80#81#82#83 Episode #84 - The Costs and Benefits of War
(Latin America and War Tax Resistance)



Sat 22 December 2001  Bill Weinberg, Wally Nelson, Juanita Nelson
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Download Hour1 Download Hour2A look at the close connection between money and war. In our first hour journalist Bill Weinberg explains the wars presently being conducted in Latin America in context of the wars in western Asia and their connection to oil. In our second hour, an interview with a couple of war tax resisters, who are criminals in the eyes of the state because they refuse to kill or pay for killing.
The so-called "War on Terror" didn't start on September 11th. It has been going on for more than fifty years. It has had many names: the Cold War, Vietnam War, "War on Drugs", "humanitarian intervention" or, "police actions". The war on Afghanistan would have happened even without the events of September 11th, the blueprints for the invasion already existed. It just would have been packaged differently. War is always presented in high moral terms, good and evil, defending democracy, protecting human rights - but it is best understood in terms of costs and benefits: who pays the costs and who benefits.
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