Best of the Left Podcast : (2017/03/03) Running the Ship-of-State Aground (Foreign Policy)

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Edition #1084

Today we look at how Trump is currently running his foreign policy programs and where he’s planning to take it

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: In First TV Interview, President Trump Says Torture "Absolutely" Works - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 01-26-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Waterboarding USA - Harry Shearer

Ch. 4: Act 2: Torture Doesn't Work and Here's the Scientific Evidence - Quirks and Quarks - Air Date 2-2-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ​Talk to Me - Stevie Nicks

Ch. 6: Act 3: Media operates on articles of faith regarding American foreign policy - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 2-17-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Drone Bomb Me - ANOHNI

Ch. 8: Act 4: Rep. Lieu: The White House Lying & Stifling Dissent on Yemen Raid is Step Toward Authoritarianism - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 02-15-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Never Gonna Learn - Jont

Ch. 10: Act 5: Trump Takes Zero Responsibility For Yemen Raid Disaster - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-01-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: The Buck Stops Here - Childsplay

Ch. 12: Act 6: Wilkerson: Trump's Proposed $54 Billion Increase in the Military Budget Not for National Security - @TheRealNews - Air Date 2-28-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: Moneytalks - Vitamin String Quartet

Ch. 14: Act 7: Plan a MLK, Jr. “Beyond Vietnam” Speech-Reading Event for April 4th via @VFPNational and National Council of Elders - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 16: Act 8: Anti-Islam religious zealots retake power in the White House - Intercepted (@theintercept) - Air Date 3-1-17


Ch. 17: R.I.P Alan Colmes - Rick from Madison, WI

Ch. 18: Excited about the Justice Democrats - Sunny from St. Paul, MN

Ch. 19: Fragility and the progressive case for immigration - Ken from Raleigh, NC

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final comments on conservative political correctness

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone



Plan a "Beyond Vietnam" Speech-reading event in your community for April 4th with the Veterans For Peace Toolkit

Volunteer with a Veterans For Peace Chapter near you to help plan a "Beyond Vietnam" speech-reading event

Read the National Council of Elders call to action for the 50th anniversary of MLK, Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam speech

Read the entire "Beyond Vietnam" speech


Donald Trump Goes All In for the Military-Industrial Complex (The Nation)

Why Trump's Military Budget Boost Doesn't Add Up (Mother Jones)

Trump’s Budget Proposal Is an Attack on the Working Class (The Nation)

Trump to Seek $54 Billion Increase in Military Spending (The New York Times)

 Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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