Elizabeth Beavers, associate policy director at Indivisible, joins us to discuss the confirmation of Gina Haspel to run the CIA. Also, GL Johnson from DSA Pittsburgh discusses the big wins for socialists last Tuesday. Last but not least, Trump issues a new plan to defund Planned Parenthood.
Jacobin Magazine’s Meagan Day joins us to discuss Bernie Sanders’ Workplace Democracy Act and the impacts of neoliberalism on the workforce. Also, Tuesday was a big night for Socialists in the…
In light of the nomination of Gina Haspel as C.I.A. Director, John Knefel dispels the idea that torture tactics and unaccountability within the agency started after 9/11 and calls into question the not only the validity of Haspel as Director, but whether the C.I.A. should exist at all. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the resurgent labor militancy taking hold across the country. Also, Gina Haspel testifies before Congress in her hearing to lead the CIA. Micah Uetricht Photo…
In Part II, Scott Roehm explains the potential repercussions if Gina Haspel is approved as CIA Director and why the "following orders" defense is bogus.
CVT's Scott Roehm joins the show to discuss his organization's opposition of Gina Haspel's nomination for CIA Director, citing her operational role in the intelligence agency's now-defunct torture program.