Redacted Tonight #158-CIA Fesses Up, Pentagon Admits End of Empire, Rikers Abuse Revealed

Lee Camp opens with the direction of the CIA, which seems backwards. In an interview, CIA director Mike Pompeo told an enormous amount of truth about America’s plan to repeat many of their foreign policy mistakes over and over again. Host Lee Camp lambasts Pompeo’s surprisingly transparent responses about his plans for the Middle East and hunting terrorists and his attitudes toward Wikileaks. Then Lee covers the absurdity of other recent news stories. A fear mongering Pentagon report on our country’s empire falling apart, leads the institution to believe we should keep on feeding the American war machine. Congress could be dangerously close to putting free speech—particularly political activist speech—on the chopping block if the AIPAC sponsored BDS bill passes. An American company in Wisconsin is about take away the remaining privacy its workers have left by installing microchips in their hands. Then the American presence in Syria has made the place more dangerous, and pulling back might be the only obvious solution. He also covers recent news on industrial use of greenhouse gases and renewable energy, Bolivia’s second independence from American companies, and DAPL protesters courageously resisting corporate control. Then, in the second half, correspondent John F. O’Donnell joins Lee at the desk to discuss the censorship at Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post. All WashPo journalists have freedom to report on whatever they want–as long as that reporting never speaks ill of Big Pharma companies, Big Banks, and whatever “Big” thing doling them money for advertising. Finally correspondent Naomi Karavani reports on the long overdue plan to close Rikers Island prison in New York City, which has some depressing shortcomings while “torture island” continues to ruin the lives of inmates, many of whom have been convicted of no crime. This and more on Redacted Tonight.

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