#864 The definition of insanity (Foreign Policy)

Today we take a look at the problem we’ve made worse in the Middle East and why we can’t fix it


Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Bombing ISIS Has Unintended Consequences & They’re Horrifying - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-10-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Problems - The Everly Brothers' Best

Ch. 4: Act 2: Vicar Of Baghdad Working For Reconciliation - @DecodeDC - Air Date 9-19-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: N/A

Ch. 6: Act 3: Bombing ISIS is the worst thing we could do - @LeeCamp - Air Date: 09-23-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: United States of Eurasia / Collateral Damage (Excerpt from Nocturne in E-Flat, Op. 9 No. 2) - The Resistance

Ch. 8: Act 4: Misleading tropes of US foreign policy - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 9-26-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Off the Record - Z

Ch. 10: Act 5: The Great Debate 2014: Kerry vs. Kerry - Le Show (@theharryshearer) - Air Date: 9-28-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Suite for Solo Cello No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: I. Prélude - Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1, 5 & 6

Ch. 12: Act 6: Chris Hedges Explains Why Bombing and Shooting Everyone Isn’t Working - @truthdig - Air Date: 9-26-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Bullet Catcher - Dancing In The Streets

Ch. 14: Act 7: Global Action Day Against the Use of Drones w/@KnowDrones and @VFPNational - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of

Ch. 16: Act 8: Manipulative propaganda is ISIS strong suit - Rachel @maddow Show - Air Date 9-17-14


Ch. 21: Domestic abuse 201 - Tanya in California

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 23: Final comments on the need for nuance

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Global Action Day Against the Use of Drones via @KnowDrones and @VFPNational 

Take Action:

Find the event near you: Global Action Day Calendar

Submit your event to Anastasia of CODEPINK via anastasia@codepink.org.

Sources/further reading:

"Veterans Group in Response to President Obama’s Plan to Confront ISIL Says They are Disappointed But Not Surprised” via Veterans For Peace

”Veterans For Peace: Six Steps Short of War to Confront ISIL”

""Ban Weaponized Drones!": Anti-Drone Movement Spreads in Europe” via Truthout

"Confessions of a Drone Warrior” by Matthew Power at GQ

"Race is on to perfect solar-powered drones” by Hiawatha Bray at The Boston Globe

"Domestic Drones” via ACLU National

"Warrant for Drones Veto Was the Wrong Decision” via ACLU of Northern California

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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