New World Notes - The Prostitute Press, The War Machine, and Anwar al-Awlaki (Part 2)
This week on New World Notes: radio program #293, October 15, 2013, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst presents a fine talk by journalist Jeremy Scahill based in part on his recent book, Dirty Wars.
Scahill tells the story of the radicalization of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki--who was assassinated by order of President Obama in 2011. But this is also the story of an ever-expanding national security state, of the US's ever-expanding global wars, and of Barack Obama's war against whistleblowers and press freedom.
This week, in Part 2, Scahill tells of Obama's secret war in Yemen, revealed by Yemeni journalist Abduleleh Haider Shaye--who was then abducted by US forces and kept in prison by Yemen's dictator at the insistence of President Obama. Scahill contrasts Haider Shaye's courage with the sycophancy of the US press corps.
Scahill tells also of the Obama administration's war against the press--and of the government-ordered assassination without trial of US citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and then his 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman.
Jeremy gave this talk (the title is my own) in Chicago, in June 2013. A video is available from WeAreMany.org.
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