June 4 - Who Should be on Trial with Bradley Manning?; The Story Behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower; Obama Introduces Three Judges the Republicans will Filibuster

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Part 1

On the second day of the trial of the Wikileaks leaker, we  begin with a retired CIA officer turned political activist Ray McGovern, and discuss who should be on trial with Private Bradley Manning. One of the driving forces behind the creation of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, formed to expose the falsification of intelligence to justify the Iraq war, Ray McGovern has an article at antiwar.com “The Moral Imperative of Bradley Manning”. ray mcgovern


Part 2

Then we speak with Chase Madar, the author of a new book “The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story Behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower”, and look into who Bradley Manning is, and why he did what he did, as well as discuss the government’s treatment of the Army Private who has been held without trial for three years, often in unusually harsh conditions. We also discuss Chase Madar’s article at The Nation “Seven Myths about Bradley Manning”.

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Part 3

Then finally, following today’s introduction in the Rose Garden by President Obama of three judges the Republicans are likely to filibuster, we speak with a long-time Democratic strategist, Carrie Wofford, who recently served Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, running an in-house think tank for Democratic Senators. We  discuss why it has taken so long for the Democrats to push back against the usurpation of power by the Republican’s consistent use of the filibuster and whether majority rule will return to the Senate.

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