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11 May, 2021 23:19

Is US adding gas to middle-eastern fire? (Full show)

Cross-border violence between Gaza and Israel has become its most fatal since 2019, and includes rocket attacks launched upon Israeli civilians and Israeli retaliatory airstrikes. More casualties on both sides are expected as neither side appears ready to capitulate. What's behind the sudden uptick, and could it draw Tehran and Washington into the mix? Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute joins to discuss the US role in the region and what a sensible policy would look like.

Then investigative journalist Ben Swann joins to discuss moves to promote COVID-19 vaccination at younger ages and controversies around "gain of function" research into the coronavirus. Then Prof. Richard Wolff of "the Economic Report" joins to address the debate over whether stimulus payments and extended unemployment benefits dis-incentivize full-time employment.

Plus, a new lawsuit claims that Google sells and profits from the private data of its customers despite promises to the contrary. Meanwhile, Facebook met fierce backlash when it announced plans for a children’s version of Instagram. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte joins live to report.