Monday, September 02, 2019

My Birthday Week: Writing About Murders, Talking About Guns and Iran

My Birthday Week: Writing About Murders, Talking About Guns and Iran

Wrote this with Anna Nemtsova:


The CAR Murders: A Critical Cold Case in the New Cold War

Evidence mounts that shows three Russian journalists investigating the mysterious Wagner mercenaries in Africa were set up by some of the same people who attacked U.S. elections.



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My appearance Sunday morning on Joy Reid's MSNBC show talking with her and Lawrence Wilkerson about the way the world views the epidemic of mass shootings in the United States. I noted that Europeans have been appalled at the peculiar American culture of gun violence since slavery times, and in the present day are dumbfounded by the delusional idea that putting more guns on the streets makes anyone safer.
Here's a link:

On Saturday, I was on MSNBC speaking with Jo Ling Kent about Iran and the context for any negotiations between Trump and the mullahs going forward. This is a Dropbox link, which I hope will work:
If not, you can find it on my Facebook page.

Among the stories I edited were these very informative ones about the situation in Hong Kong: 



Inside Beijing's Toolbox to Crush Hong Kong

The Chinese Communist Party is betting it won't have to send tanks to end the revolt. It's got the cops, surveillance, and even a replacement "international city" in the works.




Hong Kong Protests Rage, Defying Beijing Crackdown

Beijing's playbook might work within mainland China, but in Hong Kong every move by the government to suppress the uprising has backfired.



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