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  • HOST: Eric Draitser
  • GUEST: Diana Johnstone
  • TOPICS: Hillary Clinton, military-industrial complex, Israel, Libya and much more!

Pick up a copy of Diana Johnstone’s scathing new book Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton

Clinton and the Democratic Establishment: the Ties That Bind

After what can only be described as an absolute disaster of an electoral showing in the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton’s hopes of becoming the Democratic nominee in 2016 increasingly hinge on her support from the Democratic establishment.

The establishment, which is connected to Clinton and her financial backers by ingrown threads of funding and financing, is panicking over the surging campaign of Bernie Sanders. It will turn to its people in the media and party leadership to reverse the trend. More

The Role of Legitimacy in Social Change

The Bernie Sanders campaign is a welcome respite from the perpetual quandary facing the Left in the United States. His run for the Democratic nomination allows us to come together and cheer for social, economic and racial justice without making the difficult choices about where to put our efforts for progressive change.

Without a political campaign, it's hard to tell whether to protest the drones flying overhead or the fracking fluid being injected deep beneath the ground. Should the Left be resisting the "New Jim Crow" incarceration of African Americans, the indefinite detention of innocent "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo or the arrest and torture of Palestinian children by the US supported Israeli Defense Force? More

Putin’s Aleppo Gamble Pays Off

Last week's game-changing triumph in northern Syria has moved the Russian-led coalition to within striking distance of a decisive victory in Aleppo. After breaking a 40 month-long siege on the cities of Nubl and Zahra, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has encircled the country's industrial hub and is gradually tightening the noose. Crucial supply-lines to the north have been cut leaving the Sunni extremists and anti-government militias stranded inside a vast, urban cauldron. It's only a matter of time before these disparate renegades are either killed or forced to surrender. A victory in Aleppo will change the course of the war by restoring government control over the densely-populated western corridor. This is why the Obama administration is frantically searching for ways to either delay or derail the Russian-led juggernaut and avoid the impending collapse of US policy in Syria. More

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Vol-22-Number-10-cover-page-001-350x439Fear and Nukes on the Campaign Trail

John LaForge on the escalating nuclear rhetoric of the presidential candidates; The FBI’s Pursuit of Saul Landau: David Price digs through the FBI file on the late Saul Landau, and finds the agents tracking him from New York to DC, London to the Soviet Union and Mexico to Cuba. It appears J. Edgar Hoover himself had become obsessed with Landau and desperately wanted to see him locked away in a federal prison; Life in a Cage: a harrowing dispatch from inside the Colorado prison system by John Cochran; Middle East Notes: Jennifer Loewenstein on the execution of Sheikh Nimr and the rising tensions between the House of Saud and Iran; Down in Sonora: Lawrence Reichard reports from Mexico on the desperation of migrants on the run from La Migra; The Conspiracy of Capitalism: Mike Whitney on why the stock market is going crazy. Plus: A Comedy of Terrors by Jeffrey St. Clair; Don’t Fear the Reaper by Chris Floyd; The Political Economy of Boxing by Dave Macaray and The Root of All Evil by Lee Ballinger.

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