The News with Rick Sanchez - May 24, 2019 (17:00 ET)
Amazon helps US gov’t eliminate dissent
RT America’s Michele Greenstein (in for Rick Sanchez) discusses the troubling entanglements between Silicon Valley and the US military and intelligence establishment. Then investigative journalist Ben Swann joins to discuss the US government’s particular relationship with Amazon. He argues that Amazon and the government “feed each other” so that “both continue to grow.”
Huawei no longer ‘national security threat’
Having already blacklisted telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration is considering using the same means to undermine Hikvision, a major Chinese technology company. Economist and founder of “Democracy at Work” Prof. Richard Wolff joins RT America’s Michele Greenstein (in for Rick Sanchez) to share his insights. He argues that going after Chinese companies are only intended to “make Trump look like Mr. Tough Guy” and that concerns over US national security are mere pretext.
Sanctions ‘hurt the most vulnerable’ in Venezuela
Daniel McAdams from the Ron Paul Institute joins Michele Greenstein (in for Rick Sanchez) to discuss the failure of the US to oust Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and the continuing sanctions against his government. He argues that the neocons in the Trump administration are seeking “vengeance” for the embarrassing failure of their plans and intend to “make life more miserable for average Venezuelans.”