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Trump says Canada not needed in NAFTA deal, warns Congress not to interfere
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Trump is stoking a civil war in Libya
Zack, Jenn, and Alex talk about the recent violence in Libya â€” where a militia led by strongman Khalifa Haftar is threatening to topple the internationally recognized government. They explain how we got to this point, and the depressing role President Donald Trump is playing in all of this. On Elsewhere, they talk about a major dustup between the Philippines and Canada over (literal) garbage. Zack has trouble defending Canada, Jenn breaks down the word â€œwarlord,â€ and Alex refers to Muammar Qaddafi as a â€œsunglasses icon.â€References: Hereâ€™s some background on the 2011 Libya intervention and why it went poorly.ISIS took over a city in Libya. As Jenn pointed out, the fighting over Tripoli has led to at least 220 deaths.Hereâ€™s the evidence that Haftar is implicated in atrocities and war crimes.This Council on Foreign Relations backgrounder highlights Haftarâ€™s supporters.According to the White House, Trump spoke with Hafter. Bloomberg reports that Trump gave Haftar a green light to attack Tripoli (the White House denies this).The US has a long history of allying with rights-abusing governments. The US-Saudi alliance, explained.More on Canadaâ€™s trash.The HuffPost has a great longread on why the US and wealthy nations send their recycling to Southeast Asia. And hereâ€™s a good primer on the problems with waste shipping to East and Southeast Asia.Listen to more of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterteâ€™s press conference. Duterteâ€™s drug war has killed thousands.
Aired 1 year ago 50:48
Lynsey Addario: Portraits of Love and War
This Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist has covered wars and humanitarian crises in 70 countries, including Iraq, Libya & Afghanistan. She has been kidnapped twice and sheâ€™s been badly injured on the job, but she is determined to open our eyes to the state of the world and the human condition, no matter the risk. Lynsey Addario is a lively storyteller who brings emotion and humor to every tale, whether sheâ€™s describing growing up the child of hairdressers, the harrowing details of her kidnapping in Libya, or the heartbreaking work of documenting women who die in childbirth.
Aired 2 months ago 61:05
From Dictator to Demigod
From Dictator to Demigod