Links to today’s show transcripts:
Syria Has Become a Circus of Death: Doctor Warns of Growing Humanitarian Crisis as War Rages On
In Syria, the death toll has risen from a suspected chemical weapons attack in the northern province of Idlib. At least 72 people have died, including 20 children. Hundreds more were wounded. It’s been described as the largest chemical attack in Syria since 2013. The United States, France and Britain have accused the Syrian government of carrying out the attack and have proposed a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning it. Russia is claiming the gases were released after an airstrike hit a depot where rebels were making chemical weapons. On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the chemical attack will not change the United States’ new position that the U.S. priority is not to get Assad out of power.
“The Assad Regime is a Moral Disgrace”: Noam Chomsky on Ongoing Syrian War
As worldwide outrage mounts over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, which was reportedly carried out by the Assad government, world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky speaks about the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Chomsky: U.S. Is Helping Israel Annex So Much Land, Palestinians Could Have Essentially Nothing
Last month, a U.N. agency sparked controversy when it published a report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on the Palestinians. The report came the same month the Israeli government took the extreme step of banning non-Israeli citizens who endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement from entering Israel.
Chomsky: Leftist Latin American Governments Have Failed to Build Sustainable Economies
In Ecuador, leftist ruling party candidate Lenín Moreno narrowly beat out right-wing former banker Guillermo Lasso in Sunday’s presidential runoff vote. The election is seen as an outlier in the recent trend in Latin America, which has seen right-wing governments rise to power.
Noam Chomsky on How Businesses Sought to Destroy the Democratic Movements of the 1960s
This week is the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech at Riverside Church, where he said the United States is “the greatest purveyor of violence on Earth.”