May 27 - Global Demonstrations Against Monsanto; Rigged on the Right: Iran's Elections; America and its Military on Memorial Day

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We begin with a report on the global demonstrations against Monsanto that took place on Saturday and assess the dependence on chemical herbicides and pesticides in American agriculture that is dominated by agribusiness. Jaydee Hanson, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Food Safety joins us to discuss what is happening to our food and who is to blame, and also look into the alarming issue of Colony Collapse Disorder, which has resulted in half of the bees dying off in America last year. jaydee hanson

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Then we examine the upcoming elections in Iran which the Supreme Leader and his son, the heir apparent Mojtaba Khamanie, appear to have rigged to the point where only the extreme among the extremists are allowed to run. Dr Trita Parsi, the co-founder and president of the Iranian American Council and author of “A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran” joins us to discuss his recent article at the Huffington Post “Iran’s March to Naked Dictatorship”.  

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Then finally, on Memorial Day, we speak with Colonel Douglas Macgregor, a decorated U.S. Army combat veteran who has testified as an expert witness on national security issues before the House Armed Services Committee and the House Foreign Relations Committee. We discuss President Obama’s declaration of an end to the “global war on terror” and the lack of accountability for those who led America into its recent disastrous military misadventures.

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