After a drone strike had reportedly killed Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud Nov. 1, the spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council declared that, if true, it would be “a serious loss” for the terrorist organisation.
That reaction accurately reflected the Central Intelligence Agency’s argument for the strike. But the back story of the episode is how President Barack Obama supported the parochial interests of the CIA in the drone war over the Pakistani government’s effort to try a new political approach to that country’s terrorism crisis.
There’s a lot about oil spills big oil doesn’t want you to know. We cover a great deal of it in this episode and somehow have time to make it funny. We also talk again with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist CHRIS HEDGES.
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The bodies of two French journalists murdered in Mali were flown back to France this week – signalling a macabre blowback for President Francois Hollande and his interventionist military policy in Africa.
Hollande and other senior French government figures were at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris, to pay respects as the coffins of the two journalists arrived amid a somber mood of national mourning.
Early on Thursday, 7 November 2013, Greek riot police stormed the offices of Greece’s main public broadcaster, which had been under a five-month occupation by workers who opposed the government’s decision to shutdown the broadcaster, firing thousands and destroying a major cultural institution. The broadcast seems to have come to an end.
A forum about our economic system’s need for change with Richard D. Wolff, Marc Armstrong, Omar Freilla, and Alexis Goldstein, moderated by J.A. Myerson at All Souls Unitarian Church in NYC October 29, 2013, presented by Big Apple Coffee Party and The Peace and Justice Task Force of All Souls.
Videography by Joe Friendly
Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus U. Mass, Amherst and Visiting Professor at The New School. Marc Armstrong is Executive Director, Public Banking Institute. Omar Freilla is Founder and Coordinator, Green Worker Cooperatives. Alexis Goldstein is an Organizer, the Other 98%. J.A. Myerson is an Independent journalist, activist, and author.