Shows: March 13, 2017

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Hindu Communalism and the Rise of Global Authoritarianism

Achin Vanaik discusses Hindu authoritarianism, its root causes, the parallels with the Trump regime, the global rise of authoritarianism, challenges to resistance movements, and understanding the subtext of India as an imperial power in South Asia- including, extrajudicial killings and the targeting of Muslims by the far right.


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South Korean Women Farmers Resist U.S. Missile Defense

The South Korean corporation Lotte decided on February 27 to hand over its golf course in Seongju/Gimcheon, North Gyeongsang Province to the South Korean Defense Ministry to enable the highly controversial deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system there. The defense ministry will soon hand over the golf course to the U.S. Forces in Korea (USFK), which will turn it into a base for the THAAD system.

What is at stake for the residents of Seongju and Gimcheon, who say they don’t want the weapons base in their town and have been fighting against the THAAD deployment since last July? And what are the broader geopolitical interests at play surrounding this issue?

ZoominKorea’s Julian Cho and Hyun Lee speak to women farmers in Seongju and Gimcheon–Lee Hae-kyoung, Kim Jong, Yoon Geum-soon and Ham Soo-yeon–who have been on the front lines of the fight against the THAAD deployment.

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Excerpt: International Women's Strike Reflections

International Women's Strike reflections from the National Planning Committee Members of the International Women's U.S. Strike, Suzanne Adely and Ivy Quicho.

This audio was originally aired on March 8, 2017.

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