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49 – Concentration Camps & Independence Day

On this fourth of July, our Independence Day, it is vitally important to reflect on the horrid conditions present at migrant detention camps along the southern border and around the country. While there is cause to rejoice at how far we have come as a nation, we must reflect and atone for the horrors that exist today. While we talk about our freedoms, what of the freedoms of those interned in defacto concentration camps?

Show Notes

  1. Squalid Conditions at Border Detention Centers, Government Report Finds https://nyti.ms/2KTrfMy
  2. Federal Judge Blocks Barr’s Attempt to Deny Asylum Seekers Bail https://nyti.ms/2Nt0sJ0
  3. Ocasio-Cortez Describes ‘Horrifying’ Conditions at Texas Migrant Facility https://nyti.ms/2NpN9ZR
  4. Asylum Officers’ Union Says Trump Migration Policy ‘Abandons’ American Tradition https://nyti.ms/2RGkVZphttps://nyti.ms/2RGkVZp
  5. House Passes Senate Border Bill in Striking Defeat for Pelosi https://nyti.ms/2Nit7AE
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39 – Great Powers and The End As We Know It; The 21st Century

The 21st Century has thus far brought us great strife and turmoil, though we may not see it as such, we today live in an arguably more calamitous time than during the Cold War. We live in a moment comparable to the early, and middle days of the prior century. Great conflict between nations is back to the forefront of geopolitics once more, all set against the backdrop of perhaps the single greatest existential threat to humanity – climate change. Will the conflict between nations come before the common threat? Or are they both one and the same?

Show Notes

Important & pertinent readings