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PBC News & Comment: On 50th Anniversary of MLK’s “Dream” Speech, Racism is Alive and Well in America

We open with Dion’s “Abraham, Martin and John” and PBC’s comments on institutional and casual racism in the US today…..Click here for GoDaddy deal that benefits the PBC podcast!

“War Drums” by the Looters leads into our Syria updates:

–NBC cites unnamed official leaker(s) (who will not be prosecuted) saying that 3 days of strikes could start as early as tomorrow, Thursday

–Syrian foreign minister denies the government used chemical weapons…perhaps he is telling the truth?

–Syria’s UN envoy reports 3 more August incidents of chemical weapons, asks for investigation

Other news:

–New Mexico starts same sex marriages without legislation, but supported by lower court order

–first female general named to run Air Force Academy

Nukes in the news:

–Japanese government takes over control of radioactive water problems at Fukushima

–Entergy announces it will shut down Vermont Yankee next year

–Mark Bittman raises critical questions for greens who support nuclear power in this NY Times op-ed

–in feisty interview, 80-year-old Justice Ruth Ginsburg slams the activism of the Roberts Court, and reports she has given up water skiing