Today the Bulletin digs into a variety of topics including the recent case of Liselle Herrera, a 26 year old woman charged with murder for performing a “self-induced abortion” made national news, bringing attention again to the human rights crisis happening in Texas around reproductive rights. What people don’t know is that this crisis is fueled by dark money, corruption, and deeper right-wing capitalist agendas for deregulation. How much money is changing hands and what does this mean for women’s rights and LGBTQ rights?
We also talk about the unfolding tragedy in Sunset Park of a mass shooter on the subway. While details are still emerging at the time of recording, we discuss how politicians and the media have already begun using this tragedy to further fuel the militarization of the police.
April 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the coup attempt of then-president Hugo Chavez in Venezuela that strengthened the resolve of the revolution. We dive into a reflection on the Venezuelan socialist project in the last 20 years, and the impact of sanctions on the nation.
And finally, in a shock to no one, the mainstream media had abysmal coverage of the Senate Budget Committee hearing on corporate greed called by Bernie Sanders. 2021 marked the highest record corporate profits reaching almost $3 trillion in U.S. history. We discuss corporate greed and the left’s complicated relationship to Sanders as a figure.
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About the Author
Rachel Hu is a journalist with “BreakThrough News,” a new independent media project, where she hosts the podcast “It’s Not You, It’s Capitalism.”
She is also a host on WBAI 99.5FM in NYC and has been an anti-war and anti-racist activist with the ANSWER Coalition for the last decade.
Rachel can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Garaffa has been an anti-imperialist and social justice organizer since joining the movement against the Iraq war in 2003.
Chris is a weekly guest on Sputnik Radio’s “By Any Means Necessary,” and co-hosts the podcast “The Reboot,” focusing on the intersection between technology and human rights.
Chris can be reached at: email@example.com.