Monday, March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011

Guests: Photojournalist Wesley Cheek and Author/Journalist Jeremy Scahill

We’re back from the weekend and have a great week lined up for everyone. Today we get some idea of what the small communities are facing two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and discuss the news out of Yemen and Libya.

Listener Wes Cheek (@wesinjapan) calls in from Kesennuma, Japan to report on the human tragedy story that is getting buried by the nuclear crisis. We’ll let this quote from Wes’ website where his is chronicling his journey speak for why Wes is doing this:

“Tell the world that a tsunami attacked our town.  Peace out!”  Said a 36 year-old guitar teacher.  They are tough people.  They need your help.  They need you to care what happens to them.

Wes will be checking in with the Majority Report throughout the week.

Next Jeremy Scahill, best-selling author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army and frequent contributor to The Nation joins us to discuss events in Yemen and the war – oops – Kinetic Military Action in Libya.


Breaking News: John Stossel is a complete fucking moron.

After paying zero income taxes, GE plans to ask its union workers to make wage and benefits concessions.

More Breaking News: 33% percent of Americans refuse to use their brains.

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