The Weekly Watch
The Weekly Has Gone on Holiday!
What follows is my brief take on the weeks news and a few interesting pieces I encountered. In the meantime, I hope you will share your important stories which I can catch up on tonight.
My first take away from the week is the lack of stories about the Saudi turmoil, as well as our complicit behavior in starving children and promoting cholera in Yemen. The best discussion I heard was on the podcast Intercepted (text or audio)
The next scandal are these immoral tax cuts working their way through congress. Dean Baker and Bill Black nail it on their Real News interview, and there were many other good analyses of their negative effects.
Another story which stands out is the DAPL spill this week. Will we ever awake?
They met in Bonn, Germany this week to continue work on the Climate Accord. Democracy Now broadcasted all week from there and had a few good interviews with scientists and activists. https://www.democracynow.org/shows
Another issue to me is the silence with which the media is addressing the absurd crack down on RT. Don't other journalist worry they may be required to register as foreign agents?
Bill Binney and Ray McGovern weigh in...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1BZD6UX3wU (12 min)
I heard some nice interviews this week. I really enjoyed Jimmy Dore's conversations with Abby Martin (3 clips).
Chris Hedges spoke with Stuart Ewen, Professor and Chair of the Department of Film & Media at Hunter College about mass propaganda
Well I hope those tidbits provide some edification, and I hope you all have a lovely day and holiday week!
All the best, and please....