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2 Jul, 2019 22:35

News. Views. Hughes - July 2, 2019 (17:00 ET)

Who gets the gold from the overthrow of governments?

Economist and founder of “Democracy at Work” Professor Richard Wolff joins News.Views.Hughes to discuss the UK’s taxation of seized Libyan wealth following the ousting and murder of Muammar Qaddafi. He points out that the UK is no stranger to colonial plunder and that “when one government takes the wealth of people in another society, bitterness and recrimination build up.” He says that the UK is playing a “very dangerous long-term game” and losing the world’s trust not only in this case, but in “picking winners and losers” in Venezuela and beyond by holding wealth hostage in the hope of effecting regime-change.

Antifa violence puts Portland in spotlight

Riot police in Portland are accused of not doing enough to prevent violence when Antifa attacked a right-wing protest composed of #HimToo activists and Proud Boys. RT America’s Rachel Blevins reports. Then conservative commentator Steve Malzberg joins Scottie Nell Hughes to weigh in. He points out that social media allows us to see the extent of Antifa’s violent tactics when liberal media networks minimize, distort and make excuses for it in their coverage.

Ocasio-Cortez & others politicizing the border?

Border Patrol agents are being investigated for lewd and derogatory comments and jokes about migrant deaths posted in a secret Facebook group. Meanwhile, following interviews at a migrant detention center, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) claimed that a guard told a detained woman to drink from a toilet. Criminal defense attorney David Katz and Ned Ryun of American Majority join News.Views.Hughes to discuss problems in immigration control and ways toward a more humane border policy.