Rachael Kohn has worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation since 1992. Her rather musical Canadian accent has been a feature of the ABC’s religious affairs coverage for a generation of listeners.
Rachael Kohn: educates about religion
According to Wikipedia, Rachel Kohn obtained an MA and PhD in religious affairs from Canada’s MacMaster University before moving to Australia, initially to take up a teaching post at Sydney University. Rachel is Jewish. Although she doesn’t discuss her own politics on her show, she often presents material favourable to the Zionist cause. I have never heard her speak critically about the Israeli State.
Rachael Kohn has been among a handful of ABC ‘journalists’ working on matters spiritual in recent times. She tends to produce and present her own material, most notably a weekly radio program – The Spirit of Things – which has been running for many years.
Back in December 2000, The Spirit of Things’ focused on the subject of peace in a program entitled For Peace Sake! – The Culture of Peace. Towards the end of the show, Rachael interviewed Dr Graeme MacQueen, a lecturer in Buddhism and Peace Studies at McMaster University in Ontario. The two academics may have known each other many years, going back to Rachael’s own time at MacMaster.
It was a pleasant, if somewhat unexceptional interview, culminating with a friendly exchange:
Rachael Kohn: Graeme McQueen, it’s great talking to you, thank you for being on The Spirit of Things.
Graeme MacQueen: Thank you very much, Rachael, and I’ll look forward to talking to you again.
If the two have spoken since, I can find no record of it on the web. That’s a shame, because an interview with Dr MacQueen any time after mid-September 2001 would have made excellent radio. From 2005 onwards, an interview with the veteran Peace Researcher would have represented explosive, trail-blazing content.
Graeme MacQueen - cares about peace
The strongly anti-war views of MacQueen regarding the invasions and subsequent occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq have had some airing on the ABC over time.
But after 2005, Dr MacQueen also became a critic of the official government narrative of 9-11. He now holds views that to date have NEVER been give a fair go by the Australia’s public broadcaster.
I’ve seen many videos about 9-11, but only just spotted the superb 40-minute presentation on the blog Alexandria Crossroads of Civilization entitled 9/11 Truth: the Challenge to the Peace Movement. I’ve copied the series of four short YouTube videos below.
It’s a taste of what the Australian public has been missing out on because of the despicable failure of our entire mass media – public and private – to do their job with integrity.
MacQueen’s lecture will be particularly persuasive to an important target audience: people who care deeply about peace, justice and the state of the world – but are still unable to accept that the government conspiracy theory about 9-11 could be a cruel hoax.
The type of people who listen regularly to ‘The Spirit of Things’, for example…