Rob from the poor to give to our wars. We take a dive into the grotesque sludge that is Trump's proposed budget - and why we should really care regardless of whether it passes Congress or not. Next up, Mnar Muhawesh with Mint Press News introduces us to NewsGuard, the new Big Brother that's here to tell you what to believe via a neo-con backed news ranking system. Hint: they wouldn't like our show.
The war machine marches on towards toppling the democratically elected President Maduro of Venezuela. Meanwhile, the US empire isn't acting alone. Colombia is throwing in its lot with Uncle Sam to the continued detriment of both Venezuelans and Colombians.
Nelly Velandia and Luisa Fernanda Gonzalez of Cumbre Nacional de Mujeres y Paz join us along with Gimena Sanchez of WOLA to discuss the ongoing human rights violations in Colombia. Focusing on war crimes against women, they explain the situation on the ground and the direct connections between their government, the United States and corporate malfeasance.
Dissent – protest, direct action, civil disobedience – these are the manifestations of our power. And they are the only things that the ruling elite truly fear. Which is why we're seeing a wave of legislation being introduced to try and crackdown on that power – to strangle our ability to affect change. Here's the scoop and how we should respond. Next, industrial hemp is now federally legal – but what does that actually mean? What's included in that? And how does this affect conflicting state or local laws? Ministry of Hemp editor-in-chief Kit O'Connell joins us to lay it all out.
As the world rightfully demands no sanctions, no coup and no war on Venezuela, another crime scene rife with US fingerprints demands our attention. Kevin Pina joins us to talk about the ongoing crisis in Haiti, the history and present of US involvement and the larger context we must grasp if we are ever to loosen this imperialist stranglehold. In short, colonialism didn’t die - it just put on a suit and tie.