Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

Guest: Executive Director of the National Security Network Heather Hurlburt

Buckle in for another busy week at The Majority Report because the big news just keeps on coming.

The estimates on the Japanese death toll is now projected to be 18,000. Some smoke was seen coming out of the reactors at Fukushima this morning, though it seems that multiple reactors now have power.

We blogged last Friday about TEPCO’s (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) disturbing past:

The unfolding disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant follows decades of falsified safety reports, fatal accidents and underestimated earthquake risk

And today Sam discussed these cover-ups in depth.

We welcome back Heather Hurlburt, Executive Director of the National Security Network and former Special Assistant and Speechwriter to President Clinton to bring some clarity about what is the final goal of the new war with Libya, the multiple reactions from the Arab League, and ponder “what now?”

You can find Heather Hurlburt’s writing on Democracy Arsenal.

The unrest in The Middle East continues in Syria and Yemen, while UN coalition forces strike Libya.

Firedoglake highlights the GOP’s on-again, off-again love for Gaddafi.

On Sunday hundreds protested the treatment of Bradley Manning outside of Quantico. 35 people were arrested including Daniel Ellsberg and progressive talk show host Mike Malloy.

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Tomorrow writer and historian Kevin Baker talks about the Triangle Waist Company fire, “The Fire That Changed America.”

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