New book profiles John Crane, who ran “whistleblower protection unit” at Pentagon, detailing how Tom Drake got screwed at NSA…..
--Mark Hertsgaard’s new book is called Bravehearts: Whistleblowing in the Age of Snowden, read about it here
--Moscow Tribune reports that Snowden has documents showing bin Laden is still alive, may be in Bahamas
--Natanyahu moves even further to the right, forcing out Defense Minister Yaalon for extremist Avigdor Lieberman
--in bench trial in Baltimore, judge acquits second cop tried for the death in custody of Freddie Gray
--in 7-1 vote, Supreme Court overturns conviction of black man by all-white jury, but Clarence Thomas disagreed
--in our latest in-depth interview, we focus on the 2010 cholera epidemic in Haiti, caused by UN peacekeepers with epidemiologist Ralph Frerichs and reporter Jonathan Katz
--with new revelations of conspiracy, Gleen Greenwald labels Brazil’s impeachment a “coup” with military complicity
--Dem leaders throw Sanders a bone, let him pick 5 members of platform committee
--Sanders takes swipe at Debbie Wasserman Schultz as John Oliver reviews our byzantine primary election process
--in California, Sanders supporters sue over confusing voting rules
--listener Abbie McMillan isn’t keen on Sanders going Green
--if Clinton is elected, what happens to the foundation? Asks NY Times op-ed
--in Hanoi, Obama sells TPP and weapons to Vietnam
--Obama claims the scalp of Taliban leader Mansour
--death and destruction stats from Obama’s wars: 60,000 have died in Syrian jails in past 5 years; in Yemen, car bomb kills 40; more than 100 killed in attacks on Syrian coastal towns
--Pentagon spins up story of IS decline, as its spokesman calls for attacks in Europe, US
--NY Senator Gillibrand reviews 300+ sex assault cases in the military, finds obstruction continues
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