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Behind the Shootings; Obama in Africa

houserLafayette, Louisiana, has just witnessed America’s latest shooting spree: less than five weeks after the massacre in Charleston, John Russell Houser shot 11 and killed 2 in a movie theater showing Amy Shumer’s “Trainwreck.” We look at the right-wing and white supremacist forums he frequented online, and the rise of “lone wolf” attacks. Plus: President Obama wraps up a tour of two African nations under fire from human rights groups – both recipients of large amounts of US military aid. We discuss Kenya, Ethiopia, and the proxy war on Somalia’s Al-Shabbab.

Guests:

  • Mark Potok, Senior Fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where he is Editor-In-Chief of Intelligence Report and the Hatewatch blog
  • Horace Campbell, Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University. Author most recently of Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya
  • William Minter, editor of Africafocus.org and author, most recently, of No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century

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