Episode

7/20 Alex Hochuli: The Meaning of Lula’s Conviction in Brazil & Jay Cassano: Who Pushed the Saudi Arms Deal

July 20, 2017

Alex Hochuli (@Alex__1789), researcher and communications consultant based in São Paulo, joins us first to talk about the disintegration of the political class following the scapegoating of Lula and the Worker’s Party for Brazilian corruption. The significance of the June 2013 popular protests in Brazil. The consequences of Brazil’s neoliberal parliamentary coup.

Jay Cassano (@jcassano), investigative journalist at International Business Times, joins us to talk about “Buck” McKeon, former U.S. Representative from 1993–2015, who helped funnel billions in arms to the Saudi government while one of defense contractors’ favorite congressman.

On the fun half – Trump admin stops CIA stops arming rebel groups, Tony Blair admits Corbyn could win, Mick Mulvaney announces MAGAnomics, the NRA is competing for the most purely fascist outlet, and your calls and IMs.

 

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