- 2020 Budget Boosts Border Wall & Military Funding, Slashes Domestic Programs
- NY AG Probe Targets Deutsche Bank's Ties to Trump Org.
- Rep. Pelosi: Trump "Not Worth" Impeaching
- Algerian Pres. Bouteflika Will Not Seek 5th Term, Delays Election
- U.N.: 2018 Deadliest Year for Syrian Children
- U.N.: Airstrikes in Yemen Kill 22 Women and Children
- Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Sotoudeh Sentenced to 38 Years
- Colombia: Indigenous Activist Killed Amid Mounting Violence
- Food Stamps Cut for 1.4 Million Puerto Ricans
- Fox News' Tucker Carlson Calls Iraqis "Semiliterate Primitive Monkeys" in Surfaced Recording
- Increasing Bans on Boeing 737 MAX 8 Flights After Ethiopian Airlines Disaster
- Facebook Temporarily Takes Down Warren Campaign Ads Critical of Facebook
- 2020 DNC Will Be Held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Olympic Athlete and Stanford Student Kelly Catlin Dies by Suicide
An investigation by The New York Times has found that several trucks carrying so-called humanitarian aid that were set ablaze during a showdown at the Colombia-Venezuela border last month were not caused by President Nicolás Maduro’s forces, as was widely reported at the time by the media and Trump administration officials. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept. His latest piece is “NYT’s Exposé on the Lies About Burning Aid Trucks in Venezuela Shows How U.S. Government and Media Spread Pro-War Propaganda.”
Glenn Greenwald: Chelsea Manning's Refusal to Testify Against WikiLeaks Will Help Save Press Freedom
Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. Manning, a U.S. Army whistleblower, had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Virginia’s Eastern District to appear for questioning about her 2010 leak to WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of State Department and Pentagon documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept.
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. Manning had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Virginia’s Eastern District to appear for questioning about her 2010 leak to WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of State Department and Pentagon documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Manning was imprisoned from 2010 to 2017 for the leak. President Obama commuted her sentence before he left office. We speak with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg about the significance of Chelsea Manning’s actions.
Newly revealed documents show the U.S. government created a secret database of activists and journalists who were documenting the Trump administration’s efforts to thwart a caravan of migrants hoping to win asylum in the U.S. An investigation from San Diego’s NBC 7 revealed the list was shared among Homeland Security Investigations, ICE, Customs and Border Protection and the FBI. It included the names of 10 journalists—seven of whom are U.S. citizens—along with nearly four dozen others listed as “organizers” or “instigators.” House Democrats are now calling for the full disclosure of the government’s secret list. We speak with one of the activists targeted by the government, Nicole Ramos, director of Al Otro Lado’s Border Rights Project. The project works with asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico. We also speak with Ryan Devereaux, staff reporter at The Intercept. In early February, he wrote an article titled “Journalists, Lawyers, and Activists Working on the Border Face Coordinated Harassment from U.S. and Mexican Authorities.”
- Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Crashes, Killing All 157 On Board
- Judge Jails Chelsea Manning For Refusing to Testify About Wikileaks
- Trump to Request $8.6 Billion for Border Wall in 2020 Budget
- 1000s More Could Join ACLU Lawsuit over Trump Family Separation Policy
- House Passes Election Reform Act Despite GOP Resistance
- NYT Report Contradicts U.S. Claim That Maduro Responsible for "Aid" Convoy Fire
- Guaidó to Declare Emergency as NYT Reports U.S. Sanctions Exacerbate Blackout
- Netanyahu: "Israel Is Not a State of All Its Citizens"
- Gaza: Israeli Forces Shoot Palestinian Protesters, Killing 1
- Fox Host Under Fire for Saying Rep. Omar's Hijab Unconstitutional
- Erik Prince Admits He Met with Trump Campaign in 2016
- Ex-Owner of Spa in Sex Trafficking Ring Sold Chinese Execs "Access" to Trump
- Sen. Warren Wants to Break Up Tech Giants Incl. Amazon, Facebook & Google
Days after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, we speak with Valeria Luiselli about her new book, “Lost Children Archive.” It chronicles one family’s journey from New York to the southwestern U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona as the mother researches the plight of migrant children seeking refuge in the United States.
Following a week of debate surrounding Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar’s comments about U.S. foreign policy in Israel, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy and other forms of hate. We host a discussion with Gideon Levy, Haaretz columnist and member of the newspaper’s editorial board; Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies who serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace; and Remi Kanazi, a Palestinian-American poet, writer and organizer based in New York City.
It's Time to Tell the Truth: Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy Supports Ilhan Omar's Critique of Israel
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy and other forms of hate, following a week of debate among congressional Democrats. The controversy began after some lawmakers accused Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of invoking anti-Semitic tropes while questioning U.S. foreign policy on Israel. The House leadership initially drafted a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in what was seen as a direct rebuke of Omar. But many progressive Democrats said Omar, one of the first two Muslim Congresswoman in U.S. history, was unfairly being singled out. The split within the Democratic Party forced the leadership to withdraw its initial resolution and then present a much broader one. Congressmember Ilhan Omar voted for and praised the new resolution in a joint statement with fellow Muslim lawmakers Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and André Carson of Indiana. We speak with Gideon Levy, Haaretz columnist and member of the newspaper’s editorial board. His latest piece is headlined “Keep It Up, Ilhan Omar.”
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy and other forms of hate. The vote was 407 to 23, with nearly two dozen Republicans voting against it. The vote capped a week of intense debate among congressional Democrats that began after some lawmakers accused Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of invoking anti-Semitic tropes while questioning U.S. foreign policy on Israel at an event last week. Omar said, “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” While the media has largely focused on this single sentence in her remarks, few have heard her broader comments. We hear from Ilhan Omar in her own words, speaking last week at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C.
- Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Sentenced to 47-Month Term
- House Condemns Anti-Semitism and Bigotry Amid Debate over Ilhan Omar
- Venezuelan President Maduro Blames U.S. Sabotage for Massive Blackout
- Israel Bans Coalition of Arab Parties from April Election
- France: Archbishop of Lyon Sentenced for Child Sexual Abuse Cover-Up
- Greenland's Melt Is Accelerated by Rainfall, Even During Winter
- Chelsea Manning Jailed for Contempt After Refusing to Testify on WikiLeaks
- Sacramento, CA: Protests Continue over Killing of Stephon Clark
- Florida: Ex-Cop Guilty in Shooting Death of Black Motorist
- Boulder, CO: Cop Filmed Drawing Pistol on Black Man Cleaning His Yard
- NYC Drops Rape Charges Against Ex-Cops Accused of Assaulting Woman in Custody
- Erie, PA: Union Workers End Strike at Wabtec Locomotive Plant
- El Salvador Court Frees 3 Women Convicted of Having Abortions
- Spanish Women Strike as International Women's Day Marked Worldwide
We look at how U.S. weapons are supporting the ongoing devastation in Yemen with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of a new report about the role the United Arab Emirates has played in Yemen. It is titled “'Little Sparta': The United States-United Arab Emirates Alliance and the War in Yemen.” We also speak with Ruhan Nagra, the executive director of the University Network for Human Rights, and Radhya Al-Mutawakel, chairperson of the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights. They recently published an investigation into the role of U.S. and European bombs in civilian deaths in Yemen.
As Yemen faces the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, a major new report has been released documenting the role that the U.S. and Europe have played in the deaths of hundreds of civilians in the Saudi- and UAE-led war on Yemen. A group of organizations, including a Yemen-based human rights organization, released the damning report on Wednesday, claiming that between April 2015 and April 2018, 27 coalition attacks killed at least 203 civilians and injured at least 749 people. The report found that 22 of the attacks likely involved weapons produced in the United States. The other five attacks were carried out either with weapons produced in the United Kingdom or with parts produced in both the U.S. and the UK. We speak with Ruhan Nagra, the executive director of the University Network for Human Rights, and Radhya Al-Mutawakel, chairperson of the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights. They are co-authors of “Day of Judgment: The Role of the US and Europe in Civilian Death, Destruction, and Trauma in Yemen.”
House Democrats will vote today on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. The resolution is seen as a direct rebuke of recent comments by Minnesota Congressmember Ilhan Omar questioning the U.S.’s relationship with Israel—even though the draft resolution does not explicitly name the freshman congressmember. The vote was indefinitely delayed Wednesday after a revolt from progressive Democrats, but House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer reportedly announced Thursday in a closed-door meeting that the vote would move forward. We speak with Andrew Bacevich, retired colonel and Vietnam War veteran, author and professor emeritus of international relations and history at Boston University.
Andrew Bacevich: The U.S.-Saudi Relationship Is a Principal Source of Instability in the Middle East
We look at a number of recent developments in U.S.-Saudi relations, a day after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for retired four-star general John Abizaid to become U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia. On Monday, the Trump administration gave a private briefing to senators on the investigation into the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October. Senators slammed the briefing for providing no new information. Meanwhile, The New York Times has revealed new details about the jailing and torture of a doctor with U.S. citizenship in Saudi Arabia. Walid Fitaihi is a Harvard-trained doctor who has been jailed without charge since 2017. We speak with Andrew Bacevich, a retired colonel and Vietnam War veteran, author and professor emeritus of international relations and history at Boston University, and William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy.
- DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Denies Migrants Are Held in Cages
- ICE Kept "Anti-Trump Protest Spreadsheet" to Track NYC Activists
- U.S. Kept Secret List of Journalists and Activists at Southern Border
- Trump Ends Reporting Requirement of Civilian Deaths from U.S. Drones
- Report Details U.S. Role in Civilian Deaths from Saudi-Led War in Yemen
- Syria: Hundreds of ISIS Fighters Surrender to Kurdish Forces
- Sen. Martha McSally Says She Was Raped by Superior in U.S. Air Force
- Second Judge Blocks Trump Admin's Citizenship Question on 2020 Census
- Michael Cohen to Congress: White House Lawyer Edited 2017 Testimony
- NASA Plane Barred from Monitoring Pollution After Hurricane Harvey
- Trump Administration Proposes Ending Protections for Gray Wolves
- FDA Finds Asbestos in Cosmetics from Claire's and Justice Brands
- R. Kelly Arrested for Failure to Pay $160,000 in Child Support
- Mark Zuckerberg Claims Facebook Will Become "Privacy-Focused"
- Democrats Introduce Bill to Restore Net Neutrality
- House Vote on Anti-Semitism Back on Amid Debate Over Rep. Ilhan Omar's Critique of Israel