Half of wildlife gone, firefighters fight sexism & Okinawa struggles for independence

Abby Martin remarks on the growing price tag of America’s offensive against ISIS terrorists, while US defense contractors’ stock values skyrocket. A WWF study that found over the last 40 years the number of wild animals on Earth has reduced by 50 percent. Former firefighter Alicia Dabney discusses class-action lawsuit against the US Park Service over institutionalized inattention to instances of sexual harassment and abuse against female members of the agency. The case of Mandrel Stuart, one of thousands of victims of a trend of highway robberies committed by police officers under a legal police tactic called ‘civil asset forfeiture’. Finally, author and historian Peter Kuznick goes over the US military’s presence on the Japanese island of Okinawa and what options residents have of seeing a demilitarization of their island.

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