Daily Archives: March 17, 2023

Bill McKibben [interview on] Boston Public Radio Live from the Boston Public Library Friday March 17 2023

GBH News – Mar 17. 2023

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Supreme Court remembers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Associated Press – Mar 17, 2023

(17 Mar 2023) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion for women’s rights whose death ahead of the 2020 election allowed the Supreme Court to become more conservative, was remembered as a “visionary” and a “national treasure” Friday at the high court. (17 March)

How America destroyed the Nord Stream pipelines w/Seymour Hersh | The Chris Hedges Report

The Real News Network Premiered 8 hours ago The Chris Hedges Report

Who blew up the Nord Stream pipelines? In February, veteran journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Seymour Hersh dropped a bombshell report detailing how President Joe Biden ordered the destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines. Seymour Hersh joins The Chris Hedges Report to explain his report, and why corporate media and the US government are so intent on dismissing him.

Trump legal nightmare – Lawyer says he will surrender if indicted

MSNBC Mar 17, 2023 #Trump #DOJ #Maralago

NBC News reporting that law enforcement including the Secret Service is preparing for a possible Trump indictment. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the bombshell prediction as the New York Times projects indictment is “likely.” Defense lawyer Joe Tacopina telling NBC that “there will be no standoff at Mar-A-Lago” and that Trump would surrender if indictment comes.

Noam Chomsky: “What Belgium did in 1960 in Congo is one of the worst crimes of the (20th) century”.

DeWereldMorgen .be Feb 14, 2023

Fourth and last excerpt of the extended interview of June 2022, relevant to the Belgian decolonisation movement.

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00:00 – Introduction and questions

01:44 – Chomsky: ‘A federal arrangement of some kind’

03:42 – Questions on Patrice Lumumba and on statues of Leopold II

05:52 – Chomsky: ‘What Belgium did in Congo 1960 is one of the worst crimes of the (20th) century’ and ‘censorhip by marginalisation’ and ‘soft fascism’ in the US.

Chomsky and Ellsberg on the Present Danger

theAnalysis-news Mar 13, 2023 #russiaukrainewar #taiwan #nuclearweapons

Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg discuss American objectives in the Ukraine war and the preparations for war with China.

What a conservative activist hopes to achieve with a billion-dollar donation

PBS NewsHour – Mar 17, 2023

Last August, conservative activist Leonard Leo received the largest political donation of all time, $1.6 billion. Before that, Leo was known for his role in reshaping the Supreme Court. Now, we are learning more about how he is using this massive pot of cash. Lisa Desjardins discussed the latest with Andrea Bernstein of ProPublica.

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Blood and Treasure: Documenting the Costs of Iraq War from Civilian Casualties to Trillions Spent

Democracy Now! – Mar 17, 2023


With the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq on March 20, we speak with Oxford University international relations professor Neta Crawford, who says the region is still reeling from the impact of the war. “The story continues. It’s not over,” she says. Crawford is co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University, where her latest report pegs the cost of U.S. wars in Iraq and Syria since 2002 at nearly $2.9 trillion. Since the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 under the false pretext of preventing Saddam Hussein from developing weapons of mass destruction, more than half a million people have been killed in Iraq and Syria. Millions more were displaced or died from indirect causes like disease. “It wasn’t quick, it wasn’t easy, and it certainly wasn’t cost-free,” says Crawford.