We begin tonightâ€™s Beneath The Surface with Iran, as the neo-conservatives who brought us Iraq ratchet up the talk about using force in Iran. Ali Javadi joins us.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meet tomorrow to consider a Supervisor Yvonne Braithwaite Burkeâ€™s motion to substantially modify the current practice of up-front disclosure of prior criminal violations â€“ a practice that practically assures recidivism, and no second chance for offenders whoâ€™ve paid their dues. We have covered the CORI campaign in Massachusetts with Horace Small extensively on this program. Supervisor Burke joins us, with attorney Margaret Richardson, to discuss the Los Angeles version â€“ â€œrepositioning the box.â€
And finally, on tonightâ€™s Beneath The Surface, we have an extended conversation with Monthly Reviewâ€™s John Bellamy Foster about his recent book Naked Imperialism, that looks at the political and economic roots of the transformation of US global policy and ideology â€“ and how the politics of fear plays a role.
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