July 12 - Austerity and the Greek Tragedy; The American Psychological Association's Collusion with the Bush-Cheney Torturers; A Drug Lord's Second Escape

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We begin with the cancellation of the European Summit of leaders from all 28 states due to the continuing impasse in the negotiations over debt relief between Greece and the Eurozone’s Finance Ministers. Mark Blyth, a Professor of International Political Economy at Brown University and author of “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea” joins us to discuss the excruciating pressure being exacted upon the Greek people in the name of austerity, even though it is the German and France banks who were bailed out, not the Greeks people, who saw very little of the 320 billion Euros lent to Greece.  

 

Part 2

Then we look into the scathing Hoffman Report which exposes collusion between the American Psychological Association and senior CIA and Pentagon officials to protect the Bush/Cheney torture regime and silence the criticism from health professionals within the CIA who opposed the Agency’s post-9/11 enhanced interrogation program. Dr. Stephen Soldz, a clinical psychologist and director of the Center for Research, Evaluation and Program Development at the Boston School of Psychoanalysts and co-founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology joins us. He was one of two “dissident” psychologists inside the American Psychological Association who objected to the collaboration.

Part 3

Then finally we go to Mexico City to speak with a Wall Street Journal correspondent who has covered Mexico for 27 years. Dudley Althaus joins us to discuss the political embarrassment Mexico’s president and his entourage of 400 are feeling during their state visit to France following the second brazen escape of the drug lord “El Chapo” Guzman from a maximum security prison. This time via a mile-long tunnel dug from a construction site to the private shower inside Guzman’s cell.

 

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