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on the news with her chandra as where you know as we always like to say we do believe by golly it's time to do news again. hello and welcome to redacted an ivy league camp today i talked with journalist and author dan kovalchuk about his brand new book no more war how the west violates international law by using humanitarian intervention to advance economic and strategic interests it's an incredible and important book i guarantee you'll learn something from our conversation also coming up we'll go to naomi caravan a for some important redacted stories and natalie mcgill for mind blowing old news
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about how a black community was destroyed in order to build a central park in new york city but 1st here's my interview with them vali stand thanks for taking the time to be here thank you ali great to be here you have an excellent new book people can probably see it over your shoulder there no more war it's a must read about how we here in the u.s. use humanitarian intervention to justify horrible acts of war and you start off by talking a little about the trump presidency and probably almost everyone watching this can agree he's been a catastrophe in myriad ways so many ways you know you can't really count them all but in terms of for him paul policy it's very telling when the mainstream media and the establishment truly freak out when they freak i mean they do the moments they truly lose it and how terrible trump is they freak out in moments such as when trump said he. withdrawing our troops from syria or when he threatened to create
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peace with north korea can you talk about what the reaction of our media are really both members of congress tells us yeah well another great example is a current one trump is saying he wants to remove 9000 troops from germany we have like 35000 troops in germany very few people probably know that i was surprised to know we had that many and so trump is saying we don't need him there let's bring him home immediately in the media has jumped on him of course raising the russian menace hysteria saying oh you're giving in to neil love you could take 9000 jews out of germany you have congressman eliot engel a leading democrat out in new york he is trying to pass legislation to prevent trum from taking the troops out of germany so it's quite interesting another great example was of course trump's overtures to north korea to make
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a peace plan again he was highly criticized for that he was portrayed as some side type of a do for kim jong un and of course that peace process has has eviscerated he recently said we need to end air and less wars. that's something i think a lot of people could get behind in the media seems very just about that notion and then conversely they called trump presidential and other wonder for accolades when he started bombing syria i want to stay on that topic here for a minute john bolton's book you know his new book has been leaked out and he in it i've read the 1st few chapters it's tough to read such tripe but i'm doing the best i can but a couple of hours and it's fascinating bungs talking about syria and about how they had used chemical weapons and the u.s.
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needed to respond and yet he couldn't get general mattis and donald trump to really bomb aggressively to really blow syria up he no he talked about in his prostration about not getting them to do that and how mad it was was to warding its efforts but of course what's never said in all of that and in all of the discussion i've seen in the mainstream media is that we're talking about a war criminal john bolton another war criminal general mattis and war criminal donald trump all talking about how best to commit more war crimes based on reports of chemical weapons attacks that we now know were cooked up can you talk about that for a moment the idea that we just had to you know again humanitarian intervention we had to bomb syria based on these un verified reports of chemical weapons. yes and we've seen this a number of times we saw it under obama we've seen it under trump on several
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occasions there's thing kinds of chemical attacks in syria as you note there's good evidence some some of those least were staged. and immediately people including the media including liberals and human rights groups called for bombings and again it was interesting to see. that is you know for the 1st time in may the only time ever trump was called presidential was when he did bomb syria and the critique of the trump syria policy is that he has bombed too much but that he has been bombed and not meanwhile you see there is little reports very recently the u.s. has destroyed wheat fields in syria which is a war crime but again that appears to be completely unaware of the. press's attention. so let's move on to the overall idea of humanitarian and her venture in which is the most of what your book is about when i was
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a wee college student at university of virginia my girlfriend was dying to see an author speak someone i had never heard of and so i went with her and i was very impressed by this young woman speaker who explained how we had this obligation to protect victims of genocide around the world that woman's name was samantha power and she ultimately was important in the obama administration of course it's easy to convince a naive college kid that we have to help out the rest of the world but samantha powers goals were much more pernicious than that talk about who samantha power is and what she represents. well she is a very interesting figure she wrote a book which as you said said that the u.s. and the west need to be a ball work against genocide in the book is called a problem from hell and the interesting thing about the book which weighs in about
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a 1000 pages is that the basic assumption is that everyone else in the world commits genocide not the west not to us and that is right and that it's our moral duty to stop these genocide one of course it ignores is that many of our military actions and many of our. governments in other countries that we know literally support actually create genocide in the most interesting and terrible case of this was something samantha power was yourself involved and she had some of the warty of it under the obama administration as the ambassador u.s. ambassador to the u.n. she and hillary clinton and susan rice is now being considered for b.p. pushed obama to help lead the nato invasion of libya what we now know when many of us knew then was that this invasion other mine human rights
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actually created a genocide against subsaharan africans living in libya and libya now as a result of the jihad is being put power by obama and samantha power at all now there are subsaharan africans being sold on the street as slaves and so samantha power the irony of people like samantha power is they say that we need to intervene to protect human rights when oh most invariably are interventions undermine human rights. right right there the invasion of liberate libya is a perfect example we did that along with nato and you know we took one of the most developed and successful african nations and like you said turned it into a hell hole of competing warlords and slave markets but we did this to help them we thank goodness we were there to help them create slave markets no no no you know
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thanks to emails from wiki leaks that we know that behind closed doors while our leaders and samantha power and hillary clinton will go forward and talk about humanitarian needs in public behind closed doors in their private e-mails there's as you point out in your book there's almost no discussion of humanitarian needs of these of these countries when we're going to bomb or invade them. well yeah in fact the e-mails show and i do detail in the book that hillary clinton team the team in particular knew that by the time nato started bombing libya any true human rights concerns they. had vanished by that point you know they claimed amongst other things that they were in libya to save their own cars and from being attacked by the gadhafi forces if you look at the e-mails between sidney blumenthal the clinton clinton's closest advisors on this and hillary clinton he makes it
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clear this was received and under the control of the opposition by the time nato starts bombing but he says specifically but we need to keep going we need to keep arming we need to create regime change and why because we need to be able to take over libya for the west for oil for infrastructure investment and for his gold and that's exactly what her. yeah and then the other countries within nato had had their own reasons because you know he got a major donation from gadhafi for his campaign and he didn't want that to come out and believe it was a delayed with able to get out of billions of dollars they live by bringing down gadhafi really is a despicable motivation behind this so-called humanitarian intervention recently the trumpet ministration has been working very hard to destroy the power of the
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international criminal court the i.c.c. but they're not the 1st administration to say the i.c.c. cannot investigate or prosecute american why is it so important for the u.s. to undermine an international body that prosecutes war crimes yeah well because it's pretty incontrovertibly that it's the u.s. that commits the most work runs around the world largely because it's the us that is engaged in multiple wars around the world like no other country and from the very beginning. the u.s. . has great antipathy towards even the idea of the international criminal court bill clinton. as president helped to negotiate the rome statute of the international criminal court made sure that its provisions particularly to go after countries for wars of aggression he made sure that those provisions were weak that
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the i.c.c. was weak and then the fact out of the i.c.c. altogether the u.s. is not even a party to the u.s. also does not sign on to as you talk about the book the convention of the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women nearly every country has signed on to it but not the u.s. as that same reasoning behind the eyes if they are why isn't the sign on to the. well the us in this case has a very specific reason because that convention requires equal pay for equal work of course as we know the u.s. does not have legal protection for equal pay for equal work we know in practice women make a fraction of what men do for the same work and so the u.s. didn't want to sign on to a convention that would require it to fix that problem yeah you're discuss in your book how every war the u.s. fights is a war of choice can you speak about that in and why that matters so much. yeah i
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mean so 1st of all because we have a nation that runs from the pacific to the atlantic and because we're so strong militarily we urgently face no serious outside military threats and certainly of any sustained kind in so every war we go get involved in which tend to be halfway around the world are ones of choice meaning we can do without a self defense we're not fighting to protect the homeland it's not like a pearl harbor type attack that we're fighting and by the way is a mention under the u.n. charter it's only in matters of self-defense that a country can act unilaterally. to use military force and yet the u.s. time and again use military force because it has some other interests it wants to advance again is some. long far away part of the world and against
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countries that in their ability can't even defend themselves from arab nations. in this the last minute i just wanted to kind of sum it up here we do we don't sign on to the sea dog and to protect women we don't sign on to the i think say we're dropping roughly a bomb every 12 minutes around the world we spend more on military than something like the next 10 countries combined we have 900000 military bases around the world so the question is is the united states of america a rogue state in your opinion. i would absolutely agree it is people like noam chomsky has been saying that for years that the u.s. is the rogue state in the world that really needs to be reined in and i totally agree with. dan kovalchuk the book is no more war i can't thank you enough keep doing great work. thank you really really appreciate it we're going to
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actually the belt. needs to know as to. which your thirst for action. next as a spy national survival stacey let's learn a salad fill out let's say i'm a psycho and you're a police response based off the fight 9 street fraud thank you for taking. well destroy that's true. that's slavery. you can become a battleground in the u.s. government people are demanding the shut down of a local plant for my yankee is right now my focus because it's
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a very dangerous oh no clare power plant that was attempting to run the reactor beyond its operational limits this case just sort of puts a magnifying glass where's the power in this country where's it going is it moving more towards corporate interests or is it more in the idea of a traditional participatory democracy is a power lie with the people demonstrates that struggle is very real a. struggle. welcome back i'm still only camp i'm sure you're getting sick amazed to let's go to correspondent naomi here ronnie for some more redacted stories thankfully that works cancel the t.v. reality show cops the longest running program in the u.s. along with its offshoot live p.t. after only 3 weeks of demonstrations against police violence for the show cops it
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made sense the show was declining in popularity anyways but why p d had millions of viewers these come up with ganda shows had it coming for a long time activists were trying to shut these shows down for decades not only was it problematic misery porn in their pursuit of criminals these shows were committing crimes who knew making justice a circus would distort it they threatened people wouldn't sign release forms and encourage cops to make more arrests that lead to more brutal encounters one foresman. leaders who worked with those programs say the presence of t.v. crews resulted in more traffic stops to keep the action moving you can't just say after a low crime shift all right pack up boys hope someone shows up with a few grams of weed in their car tomorrow and i hope those viewers are happy with 3 hours of the open road and 5 minutes of a traffic stop for a going 30 in
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a 25. these counts actually hope something will happen when i do a search hopefully we can find. while these cancellations unfold live p.d. is dealing with a scandal involving destroying the footage of a fatal traffic stop that started because an austin man named javier ambler didn't dim his headlights williamson county texas police had a chase that ended in death that was filmed by live p.d. the video of the tragic death of javier ambler was captured by body cams worn on the officers involved as well as the producers of life cd who are writing with certain officers involved it is a very very serious concern to any of us who are in law enforcement that their decision to engage in that chase was driven more by a need to provide entertainment and then it was to commute keep williamson county
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residents say come on we knew it was a bad idea all all song exploiting vulnerable people on the worst day of their lives for entertainment was a perverse sport so of course it was canceled and if you think i'm exaggerating by calling it a sport the williamson county sheriff robert showed he made baseball cards and t. shirts with pictures of local deputies filmed on the show some of which are currently being sold online and now i'm demanding more transparency those officers are not putting their weight on those cards after all transparency is what lie p.d. says they offer since it airs almost live with a delay to edit out extremely unflattering episodes to police murdering somebody the producer dan abrams was shocked 6 and beyond disappointed about this to the loyal live p.d. the nation please know why we did everything we could to fight for. for you and for
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our continuing effort transparency in policing this is shocking to many who believe these shows are of the truth these company ganda lovers are asking in a society without live cop shows who will harass people at their homes hoping they do something illegal with full production crews who will normalize aggressive police violence who will make cops feel like superheroes and i ask you citizens who when a cop is running after the suspect who will then run after him with the blue money we're not only surrounded by an unnecessary amount of police in america we're also inundated with media friendly to police and some media even working for the police telling only their story and cop again is more widespread than you think cops consult on movies and series helping mold the characters to their self conception
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and then they take cubes from those characters in their police work so t.v. cameras me cops behave worse and body cameras don't make any difference at all however a samsung a home by a bystander can change policing forever i did think the cancellations happened a little fast i mean think about homeowners reality show consumers to satisfy their craving for conflict and grittiness with a sense of justice we are are they going to go no shipping wars. where they argue about how to deliver a boat. this scary. these guys they missed the boat i'm the one to take the blame me tie it down ours well if you don't want it rolling around in the back your truck i would i have about 2 seconds away from using homeboys mustache to tie it down but you know what. i can get into this and finally as many people are waking up to the reality of our racist country perhaps it's time
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to talk about where central park came from in new york city i lived. there for 12 years not in central park only only a couple years were on the benches of central park but i lived in new york for 12 years and central park as everyone knows is a pivotal and important area of new york city and it's got so mind blowing old history here's now when we go. gentrification it's the reason why you might not see anyone who looks like me in the neighborhood of a major american city or why your city's culture has been reduced to a running club at your local shake shack and why a former new york governor candidate who looks like he moved lights as santa clause at a very progressive malt repeatedly said right. and if you're a native new yorker from burroughs like brooklyn and queens you've seen your
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neighborhoods term whiter than the poop from a dog belonging to a woman now internet famous for refusing to leave while she's sick the cops on a black man for calling her out but the part that woman stood in central park is actually the site of one of new york city's earliest examples of gentrification a chunk of modern day central park was 1st home to a black community formed in the 18th twenties called seneca village black residents bought plots of land that formed the communities so. over years before new york state officially abolished slavery in july 18th 27th and agreed to become a community of mostly working class and middle class families who want to stay the hell away from the busier and more racist parts of manhattan the same way native new yorkers know to stay the hell away from pictures of time square mascots who look like what you get when you ask gary busey to draw his favorite cartoon
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characters from memory yet as seneca village thrived lower manhattan was getting as crowded as that florida bar where an idiot woman and her 15 friends all got the coronavirus by the mid 1950 s. city officials who had the means to travel dreamed of a centralized public park modeled after fancier ones they've seen during travels to europe despite the fact the united states thought of whole ass war less than a century earlier to not be like europe but the over 700 acres of future parkland the new york government had their eyes on had seneca village in its crosshairs the sort lee when white people saw something they wanted that minorities already had the usually murdered and pillaged to get it unless it's our skin color they definitely don't want that but when traditional pillaging looks bad that's where government sanctioned pillaging comes in in the form of land seizure through
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eminent domain and it's much easier to garner public support for kicking people out of their homes if you vilify them that's why the national park service noted that as the development of central park grew closer newspapers and politicians began to describe the villages as shanty towns they called the residents denizens squatters vagabonds and scoundrels. as much as i hate coded language of 19th century insults like bagger bond and scoundrel so much more romantic than just calling them pieces of. or doing what the new york times did and just straight up calling it the and word village might watch this of the thing pay if it's eminent domain then at least they got money for their land. and if you truly believe that seneca village residents were actually compensated fairly for what the land was already worth then
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you're probably someone who thinks that the creator of living single actually got credit for creating a show about 6 single friends living in new york city before the creator of friends ripped it off a year later today the modern equivalent is private venture capitalists who get tax breaks to develop an economically depressed areas which drives up the cost of living and displaces residences generational wealth was held in their home resulting in culturally sanitized spaces filled with cops who give gentrifiers a sense of security while making the lives of displaced residents a living hell we certainly can't bring seneca village back but if manhattan's displaced black ancestors exacted revenge i'm willing to bet it was the diarrhea that new york cops tried to spin as poisoning at a manhattan shake shack. to be fair being that full of injustice can be hard to
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digest. this is natalie mcgill tonight and that's the show can you believe it's over so soon but watch out for a brand new episode of redacted tomorrow night and to get full episodes of redacted anytime you want to grab the free app portable t.v. also check out my new book bullet point and punch lines got an intro for jimmy door forward from chris hedges it's at least can book dot com good night and good 5. i think the biggest danger has come out education as you just try says it's highlighted the shoot-in equality exists and i think one of the 6 that education.
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changes access to the internet for educational purposes needs to be added to this century to her writings. secret prisons and usually what comes to mind when thinking about europe however he even the most prosperous can be deceived we've been busy roads along the way to view the houses were. preserved was located on the only. access to the story for investigators l.z. uncovered the darkest dealings of the secret services but i mean. you great ignore . for. justice on. every single part of america pretty much just doesn't do what it says it does a good cop based on make food. car companies don't make cars the computers don't
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make computers they don't do what they say they're doing all they're doing is they're gaming the system by getting a free pass from the fed if you're part of the privileged class and then you know whipping that up to the seeds paydays for the executives. who bust the one business show you care it's afford to miss bridge 4 in washington coming up without support. in the next few days the fate of germany's largest airline rests in the hands of its shareholders will.


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