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The Public Relations of Ukraine, Summit of the Americas and Joshua Schulte Awaits Trial for CIA Leak

The Public Relations of Ukraine, Summit of the Americas and Joshua Schulte Awaits Trial for CIA Leak
Selective public relations and US corps in conflict zones. Uber is collecting donations, delivering food and emergency assistance to people in urban areas of Ukraine.
Dan Kovalik, labor attorney, human rights activist, and author. His latest book is called Cancel This Book: The Progressive Case Against Cancel Culture. The Misfits start the conversation with news about Julian Assange. UK Home Minister Priti Patel has blown past a deadline for deciding whether or not to extradite the Wikileaks publisher to the US. Then they talk about a right wing judge who said in a ruling that it is “harmless” to label a climate activist a terrorist. The case involves an activist who was indicted after protesting the expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Jamarl Thomas, political analyst and cohost of Fault Lines on Radio Sputnik calls in to the show. Jamarl is in Los Angeles covering the Summit of the Americas for Radio Sputnik breaks down the latest from the conference. President Biden laid out what’s being termed an economic-recovery agenda, with language about mobilizing investment, making supply chains more resilient, pushing for clean energy jobs and better trade relations - as well as reforms to the Inter-American Development Bank. Thomas and the Misfits discuss the response following Biden’s speech.
Ted Rall, award winning political cartoonist, columnist, and author, his latest book is "The Stringer,” and co-host of the DMZ America podcast with Ted Rall & Scott Stantis joins the show to talk about the recall of progressive DA, Chesa Boudin in San Francisco, The media is making a big deal out of the political upset. It is important to keep in mind, the recall was funded by money interest in the state who took advantage of a low turnout election. Boudin won by a wide margin in the 2018 general election. And, they talk about what to expect from the Jan6 hearings hitting prime time Thursday night.
Dr.Chelsea Moore, Policy Manager for Dream Corps Justice joins the show to talk about Joshua Schulte, an accused CIA whistleblower. Schulte is awaiting trial for releasing CIA documents to Wikileaks that are now known as Vault 7. As a result, Schulte has been held for three years in the notorious Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. It’s not fit for human habitation and Schulte is still being held there. According to a recent filing by his attorneys, Schulte is being held in a concrete cell the size of a parking space.
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