US Bombing in Syria Illegal; Biden Should Rejoin Iran Agreement Now – Bennis/Wilkerson
The bombing of Syria was a violation of U.S. and International law. It was the U.S. that violated the nuclear deal with Iran and Biden should rejoin the agreement without new conditions. Phyliss Bennis and Larry Wilkerson join Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news
U.S. Planned Nuclear First Strike to Destroy Soviets and China – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI Pt 6/13
U.S. cold-war nuclear plan called for all-out attack on China, even if it was not involved in the war, says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Itself with Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced November 9, 2018, with Paul Jay.
The Respectable Face of Terror – Robert Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 3/9
Sad news that Bob Moses, a leader of the civil rights movement, died on July 25, 2021. We commemorate his work with a replay of his appearance on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, first released on June 20, 2014. Mr. Moses says America from 1875 down to the civil rights movement, was slavery by another name.
Is Russian War in Ukraine “Similar” to 1962 U.S. Blockade of Cuba? – Daniel Ellsberg (pt 2/2)
Was the ‘62 U.S. blockade of Cuba justified? Is Russia’s invasion of Ukraine justified by the potential of nuclear weapons on Ukrainian territory? Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says the situations are “similar“. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Daniel Ellsberg joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.
Journalism Should be About Truth, Not Career – Chris Hedges on RAI (2/7)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges tells Paul Jay about his criticism of the Iraq War and the events that led to him leaving the New York Times – “great reporters care about truth more than they do about news”. This episode was produced on July 17, 2013.
Clinton Attacks Sanders in New Book – RAI with Thomas Frank (2/9)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank, author of ‘What’s the Matter with Kansas?’ and ‘Listen, Liberal,’ and Paul Jay discuss Hillary Clinton’s new book ‘What Happened,’ and identify the real differences between Clinton and Sanders. This episode was produced on September 7, 2017.
Outstanding chapter in such important series. Abby, your are always heading for higher and higher quality! Congratulations!
Out of no fondness for Harry S. Truman, I would add that, reportedly, he regretted that the C.I.A. had an operational role. My sparse reading on this subject tells me that he wanted the agency confined to intelligence gathering, because he understood that it would get out of hand – as it has – and become part of a secret (and constitutionally unconstrained) government. The victory of Mao Zedong over the highly corrupt Nationalists in 1949 made any effort to limit the C.I.A. thereafter politically impossible. The Dulles brothers are said to have played a major role in the birth of the C.I.A. as a two-headed monster.