TVSet’s live April 19th show will start in just over two hours at 6 p.m. on Comcast Portland Channel 11. Topics on the show are often wide ranging and this evening is no exception.
On the cultural, and Latin American history side of the equation, delve into the life of Eduardo Galeano. [Look for an earlier blog post on his life and how he straightened out revisionist history].
Here are some links of interest:
Link to a legal, free PDF of “Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent”, the book President Hugo Chavez gave to President Obama at the 2009 Summit of the Americas (the copyright has expired on the work). https://ia700708.us.archive.org/25/items/fp_Open_Veins_of_Latin_America/Open_Veins_of_Latin_America.pdf
Online sources offer glimpses of Eduardo Galeano’s life:
Victor Jara, a political activist and folk singer, was one of thousands of people rounded up at a stadium in the capital Santiago after the coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power. His killer is being brought to justice. You’ll learn a more about him on the show and here:
And lots of information on the important Congressional “Fast Track” vote on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP):
Public Citizen www.citizen.org/TPP
Electronic Frontier Foundation https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp
New York Times, Joseph E. Stiglitz “On the Wrong Side of Globalization” http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/15/on-the-wrong-side-of-globalization/