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13 Jan, 2020 07:32

Why the US wants war with Iran, Australian wildfires, greenwashing the Youth Climate Movement

We are not at war with Iran, but Trump tried his hardest to make that happen this week by assassinating General Qassem Soleimani. Since then, the mainstream media has been losing their minds with indecision over whether the ‘orange man’ is bad or the illegal assassination of an enemy of the US empire is good. Lee dives into why the US wants war with Iran, how the media has helped, and what you can do to stop it. Among many other stories, he also covers the wildfires in Australia, the fossil fuel investments of a quarter of our representatives in Congress, a fracking boom that won’t help calm the climate crisis, and an embarrassing election for the US and its chosen puppet in Venezuela.

Natalie McGill makes her first appearance of 2020 to report on a new move from the fossil fuel industry to co-opt youth activists and greenwash the environmental movement. Corporations and their drive for profit are leading humanity off the climate change cliff, and they know that people know. So now they’re using children to clean their consciences. Anders Lee ends the episode on current union activity in the US. We’re seeing the most union activity in the US in decades as inequality skyrockets and corporations who crush union organizing are also getting more of a fight out of their workers.

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