America the beautiful…and ugly “Reality” – Ep 16.0
Even with the usual drowning of military news topics in circulation today, this last week has raised the bar considerably on how much horrible news can be crammed in such a small amount of time. Yemen, already awash in the humanitarian disasters caused by the Saudi / UAE / US campaign to remove the Houthis, found a new low this week as Yemeni citizens fled the new drive to retake the both the port and airport in Hodeidah. The Supreme Court demonstrates its very pointed lack of democratic principles as it voted down cases on both labor rights and President Trump’s Muslim ban, to only name a few. And poor Reality Winner receives her sentence for whistleblowing, to the tune of 63 months in federal prison and 3 years supervised release.
Grab a pillow case or a paper bag to scream into, because I think you’ll need it.
5:16 – UAE backed militia forces fight to retake Hodeidah port in Yemen from the Houthis
15:11 – Supreme Court gives 5-4 vote in favor of the Muslim ban
26:50 – Reality Winner makes plea deal, sentenced to 63 months in federal prison
37:54 – Maintaining two full brigades as a ‘deterrent’ to Russia
Henri appearance on Fault Lines Radio – June 25, 2018
UAE SAYS IT CAN’T CONTROL YEMENI FORCES — EVEN AS IT HANDS THEM BAGS OF CASH – Iona Craig – The Intercept
SHE NAMED HER CHILD “ENOUGH” – A Rare Look at Yemen’s War, Where Children Starve and Hospitals Are on Life-Support – Alex Potter – The Intercept
“IT TOOK US OVER A WEEK TO FIND ALL THE BODY PARTS” – Alex Potter – The Intercept
Reality Winner, Accused Of Leaking Classified Documents, Pleads Guilty – Camila Domonoske – NPR
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