Welcome to Third Eye Weekly–a podcast hosted by BTR’s Matthew DeMello and Jennifer Smith for underreported news, the spoken word, and radical conversation to keep you informed.
On today’s show, political scientist, author, and professor emeritus with Boston University, Andrew J Bacevich joins us to discuss his recent op-ed for Reuters on President Obama’s announcement on air strikes against the ISIS.
And later, researcher for the Remote Control Project, Crofton Black discusses his work datamining documents from the Department of Defense on the corporate interests involved in the US Special Operations Command.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Joshua Merchant and Jack McCarthy.
The Week in Independent Media:
“OECD’S Tax Crackdown Calls for Global Profit Reporting” (Sept. 18, ICIJ)
“A New Way Insurers are Shifting Costs to the Sick” (Sep 17, ProPublica)
“Everything That’s Happened Since Supreme Court Ruled on Voting Rights Act” (Sep 18, ProPublica)
“Judge Allows North Carolina Voting Law to Hold During Midterms” (Aug 11, TIME magazine)
“Israeli drone conference features weapons used to kill Gaza’s children” (Sep 18, The Electronic Intifada)
“NEW ZEALAND LAUNCHED MASS SURVEILLANCE PROJECT WHILE PUBLICLY DENYING IT” (Sep 15, The Intercept)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“The FBI Just Completed Its Facial Recognition System, and It’s Absolutely Terrifying” (Sept. 15, Policy Mic)
“HRC REPORT: EXPORT OF HATE” (Sep 15, Human Rights Campaign)
“HRC Has Targeted Me for Murder” (Sep 17, Scott Lively Ministries)
“Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in Arctic” (Sept. 19th, CBC News)
“Mass opposition rally in Bahrain rejects royal reforms, calls for full democracy” (Sep 19, Middle East Eye)
“Bahrain activist Maryam al-Khawaja released” (Sep 18, Al-Jazeera)
“Forensic expert Dr. Michael Baden agrees with city medical examiner’s autopsy of Eric Garner” (Sept. 20, NY Daily News)
“Expert says chokehold caused NYC man’s death” (Sept. 19th, Washington Times)
Without further ado …
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September 25 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
October 22 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
October 23 – The Rockshop – Brooklyn, NY
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November 5 – Rumba Cafe – Colombus, OH
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