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ASSANGE ECUADOR ASYLUM: “YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE”
Ecuador’s political asylum for WikiLeaks publisher JULIAN ASSANGE may yet be rendered moot by: (1) A British arrest and extradition to Sweden for "interrogation,” then “rendering” to the tender mercies of the United States; or (2) UK “decertification” of the . diplomatic sanctity of the Ecuadoran Embassy in London.
CIA veteran and Presidential briefer RAY McGOVERN [ raymondmcgovern.com ] details diplomatic and intelligence machinations against Assange, and recalls the surrealistic plight of Jozsef Mindszenty, the Hungarian also granted asylum, but confined to the U.S. embassy in Budapest for 15 years;
NSA VETERAN ON ANTI-WIKILEAKS OPERATIONS AND NEW “TRAPWIRE” TECHNOLOGY
THOMAS DRAKE, former Senior Executive at the National Security Agency [ twitter.com/#!/Thomas_Drake1 ], discusses the Assange case; recent “black ops” against WikiLeaks.org, and their new StratFor files detailing the “TrapWire” surveillance system created by former spooks; and the growing capacity of plutocratic dataveillance.
MOTHRA LIVES -- NUCLEAR BUTTERFLIES IN JAPAN
Fukushima is the atomic disaster that keeps on giving: Now, it’s nuclear lepidopterans. Scientists are reporting several generations of malformed radioactive butterflies throughout Japan, spawned by exposure to Fukushima fallout, according to the journal “Scientific Reports.”
DR. TIMOTHY MOUSSEAU, University of South Carolina biologist, Chernobyl/Fukushima researcher, and author of “Maternal Effects as Adaptations” [ cricket.biol.sc.edu/Mousseau/Mousseau.html ], discusses the etiology of radiation-based mutations and consequences of Fukushima's nuclear blowout.
MANIPULATING MEDICARE FOR FUNDS AND PROFIT
ELLEN SHAFFER, co-director of the Center for Policy Analysis [ healthjustice.centerforpolicyanalysis.org ]. Discusses the fiscal security of Social Security, and money manipulations of Medicare, and the jeopardy of America’s elder health system under political efforts to privatize and profitize the nation’s traditional entitlements:
Anchor: Robert Knight
Producer: Thiago Barrozo
Engineer: Michael G. Haskins