Thursday, January 16, 2014

The World is a Battlefield

Jeremy Scahill
Jeremy Scahill takes us inside America’s covert wars. The soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do anything necessary to hunt down, capture or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies.

The United States has a military presence in more than 110 countries around the world, including more than 700 bases it maintains in some 40 countries. Each of the selection of territories named here is followed by the number of U.S. military personnel said to be there. JAPAN TIMES GRAPHIC
Jeremy Scahill reveals covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress, raising questions about freedom and democracy, war and justice, morality and politics. Terrence McNally is the interviewer, journalist and radio host.
Source: Terrence McNally podcast - Free Forum Q&A w/ JEREMY SCAHILL (#5 NYTimes Best-seller) DIRTY WARS: The World is a Battlefield

Jennifer Morgan
The U.S. and China Strike A Climate Deal

The world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters, the United States and China, have forged an agreement to work together to cut their use of climate-disrupting hydrofluorocarbons. Jennifer Morgan, director of climate and energy programs at the World Resources Institute, joins Steve Curwood to discuss the significance of the deal.
Source: Living On Earth: The US and China Strike A Climate Deal

Copenhagen, Denmark - December 18, 2009
United States President Barack Obama meets with Premier Wen Jiabao of China during a bilateral at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, December 18, 2009.
Credit: Pete Souza - White House via CNP

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Music includes The Bergerfolk - Masters of War, Amy Martin - Consequences, The Producers Soundtrack - Springtime for Hitler, Dreas - Bells Of War, Rise Against - Hero Of War, David Rovics - Operation Iraqi Liberation, Poison - Something2Believe, SUV, Crosby; Stills; Nash; & Young - Deja Vu, Capitol Steps - Away With The Manger, Zinn - Patriot, The Chambers Brothers - Love Peace, John Lewis, Eagles - Hotel California, Snowboy & the Latin Section - Mambo Rage

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