Mudslide tragedy, Rikers Prison abuse, Kissinger war criminal, Venezuela protests intensify
Abby Martin remarks on the recent deadly mudslide in Oso, WA, highlighting the dangers associated with this common natural phenomenon. We’re joined by Scott Olsen, an Iraq War veteran and activist who was awarded a $4.5 million settlement after receiving permanent brain injuries from a projectile launched by militarized police during the Occupy Oakland Movement. Several instances of prison abuse at Rikers Island, including the case of Jerome Murdough who was neglected in his cell and left to bake to death under intense heat. How Yale University’s secret invite to Henry Kissinger has shone a new light into the former Secretary of State’s long list of criminality, which resulted in the deaths of millions of civilians. Finally, Tom Hayden, director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center, discusses the growing protests against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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