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Turmoil in Sri Lanka, PayPal v. Consortium News, Nursing Shortages, Journo Killed in The West Bank

Turmoil in Sri Lanka, PayPal v. Consortium News, Nursing Shortages, Journo Killed In The West Bank
The Commerce Department announced that inflation fell last month to 8.3% down from 8.5%. The drop was well within the margin of error, and will likely be revised next month.
KJ Noh, is a scholar, educator and journalist focusing on the political economy and geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific, and a member of Veterans for Peace joins the Misfits to talk about US policy towards North and South Korea. They talk about whether the Trump administration’s policy toward Korea was even more reckless than previously thought and they discuss the consequences that could result from the US withdrawing troops for South Korea.
Miko Peled, human rights activist, author of "The General’s Son: The Journey of an Israeli in Palestine" and "Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five.” Peled joins the show to talk about the tragic story of a veteran Palestinian-American journalist for Al Jazeera murdered in the West Bank. Shireen Abu Aqleh was deliberately shot in the face outside Jenin by Israel troops, according to media reports. Her producer was shot in the back. And Israel’s Supreme Court earlier this week gave the green light for the government to continue bulldozing Palestinian homes to make way for the construction of Israeli settlements.
Mark Sleboda, international affairs and security analyst joins the conversation to talk about the House of Representatives last night approved another $40 billion for Ukraine. The measure now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to win nearly unanimous passage.
Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo, Professor of Public Health at College of William and Mary in Williamsburg VA. joins the show. The Misfits talk about working conditions in the health care sector, particularly for nurses, who organized quite a few high profile strikes over the course of the pandemic. Many healthcare workers are suffering burn out from stressful conditions related to treating patients throughout the ongoing pandemic.
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