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saudi led coalition currently bombing yemen into the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. did you know that yeah well for most of us who actually follow the real news of the day you you probably already knew that but apparently if you're c.n.n. of the washington post this is a major news story a major news story yes over the weekend both the supposed c.n.n. and the washington post by only discovered and realized that the united states and its military industrial complex actually share some responsibility for the current devastation and horrors taking place in yemen welcome to our nightmare my corporate friends c.n.n. proudly beat their chance chests and exclaimed in an article on friday that quote the bomb used by the saudi led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in yemen was sold as part of the u.s.
state department saying d'armes deal and that working with local yemeni journalists munitions expert c.n.n. of the stablished of the weapon was a five hundred pound laser guided m.k. eighty two bomb made by lockheed martin well bully for you c.n.n. except i might be a little late to the party i mean independent journalists like ben norton and we here at r.t. were actually reporting that days if not weeks before you ever got around to the story but hey you know i guess you know your only real journalist of lockheed martin actually have or ties on your channel which it does meanwhile the washington post editorial board after discovering the u.s. hand in the bus bombing has declared it's time to end u.s. support for those misspeak gotten and unwinnable war thank you washington post i guess it's better late than never is it i mean. three years three years too late on
that one. now let's do what they do not and start watching the hawks. the. real deal. as a lot of. like you know that i got. it. wrong or the watching the hawks i am tired old and top of the wall it oh my gosh there's a war in yemen i know there's a lot of amazing that they finally caught on i think was more of this area yeah i think it's hilarious that they sat there and talk about their breaking news and everything else and we've literally sat here we reported on the fact that they don't report about it or m.s.n. b.c.
or anybody else on that that side that they've ignored this for oh about thirty nine months. or so now you have to sit back and go oh oh well here we go you know what's really extraordinary to see in this discovery yes discovery that there is such a thing as the military industrial complex never heard of it never heard of it well no matter how you can't it's pronounced dead on the net and i know i do admit that it's real you know all this time i've had to go you know the motor and i was there all complex but now that c m m's admitted that it exists guess what it exists and you know this because c.n.n. had charts they had maps they did they had that i was actually pretty surprised but they actually had these graphics and did a segment on who supplied the arms for some of these really major strikes in yemen which again is surprising. but you know it's been reported quite a bit by other people. that are right well this i mentioned not only lockheed
martin. which is obviously the one of big ones recent bus bombing the strike on a market in twenty sixteen using a bomb made by raytheon that left ninety seven people dead and then there was of course the twenty sixteen strike on a funeral hall that killed one hundred fifty five people again it was a. bomb used by right made by raytheon and at the time you know this is a time when we were getting criticism for talking about this and trying to insinuate that somehow the u.s. was part of the horrible thing but you know i see that you know that's the grave c.n.n. was it was it was proudly displaying you know it's a love of the of the paper on the ground and you so you literally how they finally got found a journalist well i love the fact that they're like reporting this it's like they're reporting this after what we covered this whatever we could go two weeks ago but norton other independent journalism the journals on the ground in yemen were talking talking about this piece and it took this even the picture i mean
everything that they put up this look at this that clearly matches feel like home now but don't listen to alternative news media don't listen to those people because those people are just evil and scary and trying to convince you of things that don't exist or at least just wait till we say it because it's you know and it's time they had then it's ok now the washington post jumps on board as you have one more no more i mean now now all of a sudden they got a spy and i know the editorial board wrote that if it assisted speaking of the bombing if it assisted in a marriage strike that killed innocent civilians the united states is complicit in a probable war crime and the bombing was not an isolated incident previous airstrikes have hit weddings funerals and food markets where you're right and once again people were covering it long before you did but let's also point out as you've said numerous times to me have a brilliantly as you know the washington post has never met a war didn't like chris christie very right after the columbia journalism review
reviewed the papers cheerleading. in the run up to the second iraq war let's look at this the paper started out hawkish when many of bush's arguments and calling war an operation essential to american security even before powell's presentation the post them quickly endorsed palls w m d and al qaeda claims there and then you know tried to play like patty cake with a little later you know a couple years later saying oh this was a bad idea yeah well this is the one interesting thing because i think they finally found a reason to be against a war you know and here's the thing the only reason if you will look at washington post piece and you look at the c.n.n. piece is the one thing they mention is that obama had put a ban on selling these weapons after i believe it was the funeral the funeral home attack so he put a ban on them and trump put them back into place so now oh yeah we can use it to get around so then we think that bombing a bunch of children is where our lovely a war crime and we might not want to be involved and i knew there was
a catch to all this i knew it wasn't just the big came to their senses and realize the war wasn't good oh just so we can big trouble which we all like to big trouble but maybe you should you know just be selective about. being for peace. kofi anon very important figure was born in ghana and nineteen thirty eight kofi anon passed away this week at the age of eighty most well known for his ten year term as the secretary general of the united nations from one nine hundred ninety seven to two thousand and six an ons work earned him and the united nations a nobel peace prize for their work for a better organized a more peaceful world beginning his career in public service he joined the united nations as administrator at the world health organization at the age of twenty four and over the next thirty years he developed a plan for reform within the united nations and while he may not have been able to achieve all of his goals he did bring respect and purpose back to the u.n.
the first u.n. secretary general from sub-saharan africa anon was not free from criticism but he most often was the vocal one about criticizing himself in those situations and he never stopped trying to make up for those mistakes having served the public right up until his death kofi anon made a point and his farewell address to speak truth to the concept of supremacy and then it he revealed the core problem the world today our inability to give up on the idea that one nation or one organization should rule us all. no one nation can make itself secure. by seeking supremacy over all this. we all share responsibility for each other's security. and only by way can to make each other secure can we hope to achieve lasting security. who. kofi you know look people love them people hate them any time you're
a world leader you know a big public figure like that you're going to have your detractors are going to have supporters but that message that the. that he just spoke on was brilliant and we need to remember that we need to remember that like eisenhower's speech oh yeah oh terry bester exactly these are two speeches he should be taught in school as eisenhower a speech about military industrial complex and kofi and on fire a farewell speech that are important because there's this idea like well we must have this this is this whole problem that we're in it's not just about american excellence and this idea that it's like america sobs it's not what anybody trying to say it's that why is there this idea that one nation should rule them all it didn't work well with the ring so you might not want to try it bad enough kind of what he said because we're here we have all of this here he was one of the first to really do something about the aids crisis that made a huge impact here and around the world and that was the general some of the united
nations committed to the creation under a non for a fund that there are was a special session on aids in the permanent secretariat of the global fund was established january two thousand and two and since then there's that's been work and that work when you travel around that works made a difference and other countries will say wow that really moved out move release that a lot of a lot of people kind of say that the u.n. actually had teeth back when he was right that they really you know. whether you agree with it or not they actually did actually commit to doing some really hard core issues and there was back up behind it i mean one of the big blemishes on kofi sr is obviously the issue with you know he got severe criticism for you know when the radical hutu militias killed over eight hundred thousand people in the around three and genocide and you know but he also admitted that failure himself believe you said the international community. autocratically said the international
community failed rwanda and in that situation so again this was somebody who did take responsibility for his own failures where when he was also the person that he got a lot of criticism for trying diplomacy for you know the u.n. the u.n. secretary he doesn't have armies right start military he's not running an army and soldiers it's sort of this idea of making sure that there is a dialogue and making sure everybody's coming to the table and one of the things about that was his he had talked i have sat down he got a lot of criticism for sitting down and talking to saddam hussein at one point he got a lot of criticism for talking to bashar al assad back and i think is twenty's while . trying to find peace and then going to russia to speak to putin and those people about peace and that was the thing even this isn't the last five years or years and you know in the seventy's still out there going let's talk about what we find what can we do and that's important because you know this is a guy that pushed for having a dialogue but he also pushed for things like legalizing of drugs like he
understood global you know he understood global climate change he understood that the legalization for drugs would actually help here so i said no where in this divorce between rhetoric and reality more evident than in the formulation of global drug policies where too often emotions and ideology rather than evidence have prevailed and i think that's one of the best thing that's so nice that your ideology is important here like that idea nobody's ideology no one should rule us all they're all here together and that's a hope that people remember that oh so too we could use a little bit about the. interesting life of an interesting man are those we go to break or watches don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered on facebook and twitter see our full so team dot com coming up was there a teacher do you watkins joins us to discuss the rise of viral video and i would change the game wouldn't buy the justice cases and we would stick to watching.
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sarah gardner and the digital era of citizen journalist today shared video has forever changed the perspective and reaction to police violence in these united states of america recently in baltimore citizens there will once again treated to another viral video of one of their local police officers twenty five year old arthur williams violently attacking a man he was interacting with during the course of his daily duties many credit the officers resignation with the swift move to prosecute him to the cell phone footage of the encounter going viral here to discuss with us police violence in the age of viral video is author a teacher and baltimore's own they walk in it's day so i want to ask is this the start of you know how. so how in your opinion is has viral video sharing a video the way we do to. change the official reaction to accusations of police brutality i think this is an important time. to make a really really strong distinction between what works and what doesn't work so you
know if i was going to hop on my twitter account. and give like a long dissertation and study on you know why these things are happening it probably wouldn't be as effective as people like you know. in devon and felicity at clay in college wanting to dell share in the video over and over again because you know some people have some amount of followers and some people have huge amounts of followers but if you put all of them together and keep pump.