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Voices On The Ground From Ethiopia; Dire Conditions At DC Jail; Hawley & Masculinity

Voices On The Ground From Ethiopia; Dire Conditions At DC Jail; Hawley & Masculinity

Update: 2021-11-09
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Bob Schlehuber, co-host of Political Misfits on Radio Sputnik, shares a report from his recent visit to the region, including interview with Ethiopian citizens from the capital and the Amhara region, which questions the media narratives promoted in the West about the Ethiopian Government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front, how the unfolding humanitarian crisis is being fueled by TPLF raids, and how some of the prominent journalists from legacy media promoting distorted narratives are not even in-country. We also talk about possible outcomes to the conflict, whether there may be a partition in the future, how lobbying by special interests in the U.S. may be exacerbating the situation, and how the way forward is to reach a peaceful resolution that promotes unity among the Ethiopian people that transcends ethinc affiliation.

Stuart Anderson, founder and executive director of Family and Friends of Incarcerated People, joins us to talk about reports of the dire conditions at the DC Jail, which is in the process of transferring more than 400 prisoners from DC’s Central Detention Facility, after a surprise inspection by US Marshalls in October found unlivable conditions and the systematic mistreatment of people detained there. We talk about who is ultimately at fault for this disaster, what is being done to take care of this situation, how this is a long-standing problem in the city that involved corruption and intimidation by jail staff, and the irony that the incarceration of a January 6th defendant sparked the initial investigation into the jail.

Kristine Hendrix, member of the board for Second Chances and contributor to the Truth-Telling Project and "We Stay Woke" podcast, joins us in a discussion about comments made by Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) in an interview with Axios where he addressed the issue of masculinity and his framing of white straight cisgender men under constant attack by left-leaning discourse, the merits of his arguments, how certain ideas within liberal thought can be perceived as ham-fisted, and how the culture war pivot can obscure material factors like economic insecurity that can drive these tensions.
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Voices On The Ground From Ethiopia; Dire Conditions At DC Jail; Hawley & Masculinity

Voices On The Ground From Ethiopia; Dire Conditions At DC Jail; Hawley & Masculinity

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