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What did they actually agree on at last weekend’s NATO summit? Gareth Porter tells Sonali Kolhatkar that the United States has secured language that will let special forces keep doing now-infamous night raids in Afghanistan. Plus: The Oakland City Council considers a ban on protesters carrying –quote—“tools of violence”—including . . . shields. We host … Continued
US Representative Barbara Lee, discussing this afternoon’s vote on amendments to the 2013 Defense Budget Bill–and her push to pull the US military out of Afghanistan by cutting the purse strings. Eleven years ago, she was the sole vote against the invasion of Afghanistan; today, she won 113 votes, including 12 Republicans. Plus: Sonali Kolhatkar … Continued
Inaugural broadcast of Up Front: Robert Reich joins us live in studio to talk about the escalating debt burden for college students graduating this week; plus: an on-the-ground report from fee hike protests that brought today’s meeting of the UC Regents to a halt, an in-depth analysis of Jerry Brown’s proposed budget revise (hint: it doesn’t look … Continued