Gareth Porter on Bolton and Trump's War Cabinet; BA, Trump/Pence Must Go, How to Maintain a Movement that Can Do It; "Empire On Blood," Story of a Wrongful Conviction

Gareth Porter on Trump's Consolidation of a Whole New War Cabinet, and the Danger It Poses

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Last week, Trump appointed John Bolton as the National Security Adviser, and nominated Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State and torturer Gina Haspel as head of the CIA. Bolton has said things like, “It is perfectly legitimate for the United States to respond to the current ‘necessity’ posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons by striking first.” Pompeo is another warmonger. Many commentators have referred to the people around Trump as his "war cabinet." 

We'll speak to Gareth Porter about all this. Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare.


Bob Avakian, How is it possible to maintain the kind of movement that can get rid of the Trump/Pence Regime?

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From the Question and Answers following "The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America, A Better World IS Possible."

With a “war cabinet” being assembled and “Trump unchained, " BOB AVAKIAN’S SPEECH ON THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER. 
What is the danger posed by this regime? How serious is it, for real? Where does it come from? What are its roots, its causes, its underlying dynamics? And what is—and is not—the path to stopping it? 

Click here for the entire film plus Questions and Answers


"Empire On Blood," Calvin Buari's Struggle Against Wrongful Conviction

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"Empire on Blood" is a seven-part serialized podcast from Panoply that investigates a 1992 double homicide in the Bronx. We'll speak with longtime journalist, Steve Fishman, who narrates the podcast, and has spent the past seven years untangling a twisted web of justice to chronicle one man’s last chance to overturn his life sentence. 

Hear the podcast here