The News with Rick Sanchez - January 21, 2019 (20:00 ET)
Bloody Loss For US; ‘We can’t Beat Taliban’ – NATO General
Rick Sanchez discusses a recent decimating attack that wiped out an entire company of Afghan Security Forces, part of a consistent pattern of the retreat of US and its proxies in the face of a resurgent Taliban. He reports on the grotesque reason for continuing US presence in Afghanistan – that no matter the death and suffering in the conflict, US military contractors and the politicians in their pocket make millions of dollars in blood money. In this “privatized war,” there are twice as many military contractors as there are soldiers. He is then joined by activist, author and journalist David Swanson, who argues that the real enemy is “the institution of war” and not the supposed “bad guys” designated by any government.
Revealed: How MLK Really Died – Lawyer Speaks Out
RT America’s Michele Greenstein joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the surprising truth about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We’ll hear from King family lawyer Dr. William Pepper, who’s made it his life’s work to reveal the truth about Dr. King’s death, maintaining that the civil rights martyr survived James Earl Ray’s bullet but was suffocated soon thereafter at the behest of US government agents.
Explaining Corporate Surveillance: How to Fight Back
RT America’s Rachel Blevins joins Rick Sanchez to discuss how sites like Facebook and Google continue to prioritize money over user security and profit off of users’ personal information. How susceptible are we to the tricks of this “surveillance capitalism” and to what extent are they taking advantage of us?