With the Islamic State in retreat in Syria, why is the war there expanding instead of wrapping up? On our show today we’ll turn to Middle East expert Stephen Zunes to explain why US forces just killed about a hundred Syrian National Army soldiers and reportedly dozens of Russian fighters, and why an Israeli fighter jet was shot down. Then, Richard (RJ) Eskow will join us to discuss Donald Trump’s federal government budget for the year 2019 – an aspirational and mean spirited document that predictably cuts social programs benefiting ordinary Americans. Finally, we’ll hear the latest commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal entitled, Why White Supremacy Means White Male Supremacy.
Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.