MintCast Episode 2: Failed Coup in Venezuela, Forgotten US Atrocities in the Koreas, and Joe Biden’s Race Problem
MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss current events in Sri Lanka, France and Venezuela and also delve into U.S. efforts to hide the real history of the Korean War, as well as Joe Biden’s history of teaming up with notorious American racists.
In this installment of MintCast, Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss recent MintPress headlines such as efforts to exploit the Sri Lankan Easter bombings, next steps for the Yellow Vest movement in France, and the tightening nexus between social media companies and the U.S. government. Special attention is given to the recent failed coup attempt in Venezuela and its implications for Venezuela, U.S. foreign policy, and Latin America as a whole.
After reviewing the latest in current events, MacLeod and Webb discuss the U.S. atrocities committed during the Korean War, sometimes called the “forgotten war.” These include the devastating bombing campaign that resulted in the U.S. committing a litany of war crimes, and Washington’s’ decades-long efforts to cover up the evidence that the U.S. used biological weapons that killed thousands of Korean civilians as well as American soldiers during the conflict.
In the last segment, former Vice President and recently announced presidential candidate Joe Biden is added to MintCast’s “Hall of Shame.” MacLeod and Webb examine Biden’s history of whitewashing notorious racists like Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms, as well as his history of opposing racial integration and helping create the current racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system.