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(1 comments) Sunday, June 9, 2019 D Day: Mythology of America as Liberator Feeds Trump's Militarism
So so the narrative we all mostly learn in schools is D-Day was this heroic battle fought by tens of thousands of Canadian, British, American soldiers, and I started with Canadian because that's where I was. But was it? No doubt it was a tremendous battle, and no doubt thousands of people died. But was it the battle that broke the back of Naziism?
(1 comments) Friday, June 7, 2019 Saudi King Calls on 'Despots' to Mecca for Emergency Meeting on Iran
Three summits were held in the city of Mecca, the holiest city of Islam. Now, Saudi Arabia hosted these conferences during the last days of Ramadan, inviting leaders of Muslim countries to attend. One meeting was an emergency meeting of the Gulf states, a second a meeting of Arab states, and a third of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation.
(2 comments) Monday, May 27, 2019 US Sanctions Leave Millions of Venezuelans Without Water
"You can't blame the Maduro government, but as for the United States, this Donald Trump is mean. He's mean and he's blocked a lot of things. We have to support each other and this U.S. blockade has to end." -- Yolimar Contreras
(1 comments) Saturday, May 25, 2019 More Die From Medical Insurance 'Aggressive Prior Authorization' Than Before ACA
In an earlier segment we talked about your road to Damascus, your coming to understand you just couldn't stomach the kind of stuff you had to do for the private insurance company you were working for. You talked about the death of a young woman. And we're going to play a little clip from that part of the interview.
Friday, March 30, 2018 Undoing the New Deal: African-Americans, Racism and the FDR/Johnson Reforms (Pt5)
We're continuing our series titled Undoing the New Deal. While most of the measures taken during the New Deal helped to mitigate the worst effects of the depression on workers and created a social safety net where there had been none before, not all Americans benefited equally. Most New Deal programs discriminated against African Americans.
(10 comments) Saturday, March 17, 2018 Corbyn Calls for Evidence in Escalating Poison Row
For requesting evidence of Russian culpability in the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has been denounced by PM Theresa May and even members of his own party. We discuss the case with Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Princeton.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 Undoing the New Deal: Truman's Cold War Buries Wallace and the Left (Pt 2)
In '48, the Cold War had taken deep root. So, Truman meets with Molotov on April 23rd, and he reverses Roosevelt's policy completely. He accuses Molotov and the Russians of having broken all of their agreements at Yalta, especially around Poland but also around Germany and other agreements that they had made. He brags afterwards, he says, "I gave it to him one-two to the jaw."