Dahr Jamail on Climate Change & Trump, David Swanson, Why Flag Burning Matters

Dahr Jamail on Trump, Climate Change, and the

Future of the Planet

2016 will be the hottest year ever recorded. The previous hottest year on record was last year. The need for dramatic government intervention aimed at lessening impacts of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) is a matter of life and death for thousands of species, and millions of humans. 

The president elect, Donald Trump, has called the science of climate change "bullshit" and a "hoax." We'll talk with Dahr Jamail about this. Dahr Jamail  is a Truth Out staff reporter, and the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq.

Dahr will also comment on the announcement that the war criminal James Mattis will be appointed Secretary of Defense. 

David Swanson on Why Flag Burning Matters

Activists burn the US flag in front of Trump Tower in New York City

Activists burn the US flag in front of Trump Tower in New York City

David Swanson recently wrote, "The national religion of the United States of America is nationalism. Its god is the flag. Its prayer is the pledge of allegiance." He will be talking about about Trump, flag worship, and the murderous drone war. 

David Swanson is an author and activist, co-founder and director of World Without War, and author of War No More: The Case for Abolition.