Daily Archives: August 21, 2021

A Different Kind of War


RT AmericaAug 21, 2021
On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the plight of everyday people victimized by the hardships of life in Mexico and Central America with author and journalist, J. Malcolm Garcia.

J. Malcolm Garcia’s news book is A Different Kind of War: Uneasy Encounters in Mexico and Central America. A collection of essays, informed by grief and anger, the book reveals the varied and distinctive voices of those families fleeing the violence of Honduras, Mexican reporters covering gang conflict in Juarez, and children living off the refuse of a landfill.

How China feeds the world’s largest population

CGTN AmericaAug 21, 2021
In China, the population makes up 20 percent of the world’s population, but the country only has 10 percent of the world’s resources. Through technological innovations, like advancements in agricultural machinery, to infrastructure improvements that better link food producers to consumers, China has been able to feed 1.4 billion peopleFood-matters,

Spencer Ackerman: Today’s Crisis in Kabul Is Direct Result of Decades of U.S. War & Destabilization


Democracy Now!Aug 20, 2021
As thousands of Afghans try to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control, we look at the roots of the longest U.S. war in history and spend the hour with Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter Spencer Ackerman. “This is not the alternative to fighting in Afghanistan; this is the result of fighting in Afghanistan,” says Ackerman, whose new book, “Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump,” is based in part on his reporting from Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantánamo.

Spencer Ackerman on How the U.S. War on Terror Fueled and Excused Right-Wing Extremism at Home


Democracy Now!Aug 20, 2021
As Republicans raise concerns that Biden’s withdrawal of U.S. troops will turn Afghanistan “back to a pre-9/11 state — a breeding ground for terrorism,” Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter Spencer Ackerman lays out how the U.S. war on terror after the September 2001 attacks actually fueled white, right-wing extremism. Ackerman says U.S. elites consciously chose to ignore “the kind of terrorism that is the oldest, most resilient, most violent and most historically rooted in American history.” His new book is “Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump.”

Greece installs fence and surveillance system on its border with Turkey – BBC News


BBC NewsAug 21, 2021
Greece has installed a 40km (25-mile) fence and surveillance system on its border with Turkey amid concern over a surge of migrants from Afghanistan.

“We cannot wait, passively, for the possible impact,” Greece’s Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis said on a visit to the region of Evros on Friday.

“Our borders will remain inviolable.”

His comments came as Turkey called on European countries to take responsibility for Afghan migrants.