Candice Bernd, Truthout: As the dominant media and political establishment begin to focus on the prospect of a general election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Truthout speaks with 2016 presidential candidate Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party, about Bernie Sanders, her „Green New Deal“ plan and the politics of fear.
Laura Flanders, Truthout: Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill discusses his new book, The Assassination Complex, written with the staff of The Intercept; how US intelligence agencies and the military use cell phones and drones in targeted killings; and who is profiting from the military-industrial complex’s technological advances.
Mike LaSusa, Truthout: Just days after the Brazilian Senate voted to suspend former President Dilma Rousseff and subject her to an impeachment trial, the country’s new right-wing government is already planning to balance the budget by imposing austerity measures on the nation’s poor people.
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!: Annie Bird, director of Rights and Ecology, a project of the Center for Political Ecology, discusses Hillary Clinton’s role in the 2009 coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Bird says continuing US assistance is stoking the economic interests of the people behind the coup.
William D. Hartung, TomDispatch: The more the United States spends on „defense,“ the less the Pentagon wants us to know about how those billions are actually being used. As the only major federal agency that can’t pass an audit, the US Department of Defense is the poster child for irresponsible budgeting.
Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet: Just last week, Bernie Sanders told NBC he was the stronger candidate to defeat Donald Trump. Now, a new poll has Sanders up 54 to 39 over Trump. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton no longer has a double-digit lead over Trump like she did just a month ago.
Staff, teleSUR: In 2013, the Ecuadorean Supreme Court affirmed an earlier ruling that found Chevron responsible for environmental contamination in the Ecuadorean Amazon. Santiago Escobar began getting death threats after he revealed information that was critical of the oil giant.
Dave Johnson, Campaign for America’s Future: President Obama is in Vietnam promoting the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The free trade agreement is not about boosting the US economy; it’s about multinational corporations moving jobs to countries with poor labor records and pocketing the difference in wage and environmental costs.
Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association: A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on genetically modified crops and technology was met with cheers from the biotech industry, but little meaningful scrutiny by the mainstream corporate media.