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Redacted Tonight

RT

With reality now seeming like a Shakespearean comedy, perhaps only comedy can truly bring truth to the people. DC-born comedian Lee Camp and a talented cast do just that with RT America’s first comedy show - Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp. This is not your grandparents’ satire program. Every week Redacted Tonight will provide comedy news with a punch. This weekly satire show tackles all the real news stories the mainstream media failed to mention and provides new angles on the ones they do.

Aug 1, 2020 07:52

The return of the death penalty, an Iran-China partnership, Trump is coming for the elderly

The US federal government executed its first death row inmate in 17 years the other week after the Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to the case. Lee looks over the grotesque history of execution technology in the US, including Thomas Edison’s experiment with an electrified elephant, and the all-too-common experience of racist false convictions. The Iran-China partnership that was inspired by Trump’s harsh sanctions regime, the corporate media’s negligence on climate change while the worst of it accelerates, and more.

Natalie McGill reports on how the Trump administration’s deregulation fetish is coming for the elderly. They’ve reduced the necessary quality of care and the amount of training required for nursing home staff. Anders Lee and Lee discuss the lead-up to the election as Joe Biden laughably called Trump the first racist president of the US, the optics of Kamala Harris as a potential VP pick, and more.

Jul 25, 2020 08:27

28 MILLION evictions, police accountability, NY elections

Inequality in the US has been out of control for decades at this point, but we’re heading toward an eviction crisis that could see 28 million people made homeless. Lee covers how the government could’ve avoided this crisis and what they did instead. Housing should be a human right and it would improve all levels of society if it were. The fight to demand police accountability continues with the police pushing back as hard as you’d expect for people who are scared of losing the power to murder people without questions being asked. Lee looks at the average police officer’s day and how few of their jobs require guns. Anders Lee looks into recent elections and voter suppression in New York. A cohort of DSA progressives won their elections despite widespread voter suppression of absentee ballots. Just in case you’re wondering, Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn’t help defend the rights of those voters. Naomi Karavani covers the 15-year-old who has been in juvenile detention for the last 2 months for failing to do her homework during the pandemic, and Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner who said he intends to prosecute DHS officers who assault or kidnap protesters in Philadelphia.

Jul 24, 2020 07:53

Julian Assange & more with Kevin Gosztola (Shadowproof)

Kevin Gosztola comes on the show this week to discuss the persecution of Julian Assange, the federal law enforcement officers violating people’s rights across the country, and the Florida candidacy of Jen Perelman who is running to defeat Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Naomi Karavani reports on how the consulting firm McKinsey has taken over $100 million in coronavirus consultation fees with the US government. Natalie McGill tells the story of Henrietta Wood, who in 1870 sued the US for reparations and won.

Jul 18, 2020 12:19

Gilead Pharma profiteering on Covid-19 drug

Gilead Pharmaceutical is taking advantage of its patent on a drug that’s helping Covid-19 patients, Remedesivir. They’ve given the drug a ridiculous price, especially considering that the US government funded the medicine. Once again, the US is number one... this time it’s number one in failing its citizens. Millions of US workers who haven’t lost their jobs are seeing their wages and hours cut, and this wouldn’t be possible with an organized labor force, corporate media behemoths own up to their journalistic failures, and more.

The Trump administration is trying to charge peaceful protesters as foreign terrorists. Naomi Karavani reports on how federal prosecutors are threatening people with draconian charges for taking part in the George Floyd uprising. Natalie McGill and Lee discuss how no arrests have been made yet in the cop murder of Breonna Taylor, and the emerging conspiracy around a plan to gentrify her neighborhood, recent activity – good and bad – from the Supreme Court, and more.

Jul 11, 2020 10:39

NY Times stops peace in Afghanistan, Ghislaine Maxwell arrested, pipelines shut down

The New York Times reported last week, without evidence, that anonymous intelligence agents had leaked that Russia was paying Taliban forces bounties to kill US soldiers. The story comes at the right time to stop peace talks and troop withdrawals. Lee tears into this unfounded narrative and reminds us that the US actually used to fund the Taliban. Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested, Dominion and Duke Energy gave up on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Dakota Access Pipeline was shut down by court order, wildfires rock Arizona, and more.

Natalie McGill reports on a leak of law enforcement communications that reveals how the FBI and other agencies surveilled activists through social media... and Twitter helped them. This led them to target National Lawyers Guild members, journalists, and medics. Anders Lee sits, socially distanced, with Lee to discuss how New York City has tacitly allowed tenant harassment and eviction in this pandemic, how the fashion industry has screwed garment factory workers by canceling their orders, and more.

Jul 10, 2020 07:07

Making Chevron pay for poisoning people in Ecuador, and the truth about Ghislaine Maxwell

Paul Paz y Mino, the director of Amazon Watch, spoke to Lee with an update on a case that's playing out in Ecuador. Chevron merged with Texaco after Texaco purposefully poisoned the land and people of the Ecuadorean Amazon while sacking oil resources. Chevron then fought a court ruling finding them liable for the damages caused by Texaco, and they've managed to use judicial corruption to get the prosecuting lawyer, Steven Donziger, put under house arrest. Paz y Mino explains the situation and details how you can help get Chevron to clean up the mess Texaco profited from.

Naomi Karavani covers the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, her ocean ecosystem philanthropy, what she's being prosecuted for, and how the notorious lawyer Alan Dershowitz feels about all of this. Anders Lee looks back at the true roots of the US national anthem.