Tuesday, May 03, 2016

 

Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald on presidential candidates, drones, assassination as foreign policy, more…



And what the Obama administration is doing right now is basically trying to rebrand and engage in historical revisionism about what is going to be one of the most deadly legacies of the Obama era, and that is that somehow they came up with a cleaner way of waging war. I would say that the most significant aspect of what President Obama has done, regarding drones and regarding the so-called targeted killing program around the world, is that Obama has codified assassination as a central official component of American foreign policy. And he has implemented policies that a Republican probably would not have been able to implement…—
Jeremy Scahill on Democracy Now, 5/3/2016

LARRY WILMORE: It looks like you’re really enjoying your last year of the presidency. Saw you hanging out with NBA players like Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors. That was cool. That was cool, yeah. You know, it kind of makes sense, too, because both of you like raining down bombs on people from long distances, right? Yeah, sure. What? Am I wrong?at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, quoted on Democracy Now, 5/3/2016


by Larry Geller

Even if you have never watched Democracy Now, consider tuning in to today’s program either tonight on `Olelo or on the web at democracynow.org .

The last segment of the program fills in important background on the Democratic presidential candidates that supporters of either Clinton or Sanders need to know.

Here are the program segments, by way of encouragement:

  • Jeremy Scahill Remembers His Longtime Friend, Father Daniel Berrigan: "The Man was a Moral Giant"

  • "The Assassination Complex": Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Probe Secret US Drone Wars in New Book

  • ""This Isn’t a War on Leaks, It’s a War on Whistleblowers": Snowden Pens Foreword to New Scahill Book

  • Jeremy Scahill: Clinton is Legendary Hawk, But Sanders Shouldn’t Get Pass on Role in Regime Change

    Whether you’re old enough to remember Father Daniel Berrigan or young enough never to have heard of him, yesterday’s program was a good review of the life of this anti-war priest and his importance in the history of American protest.

    Finally, I think we owe thanks to Pierre Omidyar for creating and backing The Intercept (as well as Hawaii’s Civil Beat). And of course to Amy Goodman for Democracy Now. Today’s program illustrates the value of honest, thorough, fearless journalism. Don’t miss the program.



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