Eisenhower recalls sacrifices of D-Day


From the archives: Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks with CBS News’ Walter Cronkite on the 20th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 1964.

This is worth watching for many reasons. For one—to hear a man who served as president speak of selfless devotion to the nation, and of the timeless values that define that nation. Is it too much to ask to have a president who can truly understand and articulate those values?


‘War with Russia?’ Stephen F. Cohen/Chris Hedges


On Contact:  Chris Hedges, Stephen F Cohen

Chris Hedges discusses the potential of “War with Russia?” with Stephen F. Cohen, Professor of Russian Studies and History Emeritus at New York University.



The illusion of justice


This week the SUNDAY WIRE broadcasts LIVE on ACR with host Patrick Henningsen joined in-studio by co-host Mike Robinson from the UK Column covering all the top stories in the US, Europe and internationally. In the first hour we’ll discuss the media and public fallout from the new Julian Assange indictments, and also encouraging media and political traction for the OPCW Leakcovered last week on the SUNDAY WIRE, and Sky News recent foray in the terrorist haven of Idlib in Syria and working alongside Al Qaeda’s top media propaganda operative. Later in the first hour, we’ll talk with Joe Lauria, Editor & Chief of Consortium News about the key aspects of the Assange case, and the potential awakening of the American left-wing over this issue. In the second hour, we’ll go live to Syria to speak with 21WIRE Middle East correspondent Vanessa Beeley for an update Syrian & Russian anti-terror operations in Idlib. In the final segment of overdrive, we’ll check in with the SUNDAY WIRE roving correspondent for Culture & Sport, Basil Valentine, to discuss the political upheaval which hit Britain this week – as Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation, triggering a madcap race by some of the countries worst individuals to seize power of a terminally ill Tory Party. All this and much more. Enjoy the show…


Episode #281 – ‘The Illusion of Justice’ with guests Joe Lauria, Vanessa Beeley

One Night in Central Park


Racial, economic divide in ‘80s New York preceded Central Park case: Part 1 At the time, the city brewed with tension as parts of the city were being ravaged by crime and drugs, specifically crack, while Wall Street boomed with wealth.

Teens are arrested for allegedly harassing people in Central Park: Part 2 On April 19, 1989, police responded to 911 calls of black and Latino teenagers harassing park goers. As police began their investigation, a white woman was found beaten and barely alive.

Police interrogations continue as Central Park victim hospitalized: Part 3 Some of the teens held said they didn’t understand what was happening, but believed they could go home if they blamed others police said were involved. Police denied any coercion in their confessions.

Four of 5 teens in Central Park rape case make video statements: Part 4 All but one of the five teens implicated themselves in connection to the attack but some of their statements were inconsistent or got major details wrong, like what the victim was wearing.

Central Park jogger rape case causes frenzy in media, New York: Part 5
The news that five black and Latino teens had been accused of being involved in the rape and assault of a white woman created a heightened sense of fear and thirst for vengeance in New York City.

Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam, two members of the Central Park Five, who were wrongfully convicted of raping a jogger in the late 1980s, spoke with VladTV about their time in prison and later being found innocent.  Both Raymond and Yusef revealed they spent close to seven years in jail before Matias Reyes came forward and admitted to raping the woman. Reyes also confessed to several other heinous crimes, and his DNA was a match in the Central Park Five case.

Rally in Birmingham with Bernie


Current events: This is worth listening to … very good rally .. put it on even as background noise .. while your cleaning, or just chillin, listen .. bernie is delivering a pretty powerful message .. he discusses ending private prisons, cash bail, and the war on drugs, wants to legalize pot, public colleges and universities tuition free, reduce the student debt, raise min wage to $15, provide free childcare, medicare 4 all, and when asked what our biggest threat in the world is, he says ‘climate change’ is real … (It’s worth the time listening to it. Its a positive rally .. obama lite)



‘Now I am speaking to the whole world.’ Greta Thunberg


TIME’s new cover: ‘Now I am speaking to the whole world.’ How teen climate activist Greta Thunberg got everyone to listen

“Can you hear me?” Greta Thunberg asks the 150 members and advisers in the U.K. Houses of Parliament. She taps the microphone as if to check if it’s on, but the gesture is meant as a rebuke; she’s asking if they’re listening. She asks again later in her speech. “Did you hear what I just said? Is my English O.K.? Is my microphone on? Because I’m beginning to wonder.” There is laughter, but it’s unclear if it’s amused or awkward. Thunberg is not smiling. She’s here to talk climate; a catastrophe is looming, her generation will bear it, and she knows whom to blame. “You did not act in time,” she declares.