(2017/03/03) Running the Ship-of-State Aground (Foreign Policy)
Edition #1084 Today we look at how Trump is currently running his foreign policy programs and where he’s planning to take it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 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 Voicemails 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 Activism: TAKE ACTION 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 EDUCATE YOURSELF 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 Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!