Jamarl Thomas — Progressive Political Commentator | The Upcoming Mueller Report & Bernie Sanders' Town Hall on Fox News
Phil Wilayto — Editor of The Virginia Defender & Coordinator of the Odessa Solidarity Campaign | Remembering the Odessa Massacre & The Politics of Post-Maidan Ukraine
Danny Sjursen — Retired U.S. Army Officer and Former History Instructor at West Point | Democrats Platform for 2020 & The Influence of Foreign Policy Hawks
Ryan Cristián — Founder and Editor of The Last American Vagabond | Julian Assange, WikiLeaks & The US Political System
For the duration of today's show, progressive political commentator Jamarl Thomas joins Garland Nixon in-studio while 'Fault Lines' host Lee Stranahan travels back to Washington DC following his trip to London reporting on the arrest of Julian Assange. Together, Garland and Jamarl discuss their expectations for what will be revealed later this week in the redacted Mueller report and analyze Bernie Sanders' performance yesterday in his town hall question & answer held by Fox News.
On May 2, 2014, at least 42 people were killed in Odessa, Ukraine when the Trade Unions House building was set on fire following clashes which occurred in the wake of the Maidan coup that took place earlier that year. Phil Wilayto, Editor of the Quarterly Newspaper 'The Virginia Defender & Coordinator of the Odessa Solidarity Campaign, joins the show to discuss the details of this event and the lack of justice for its perpetrators. He also talks about the geopolitical importance of Ukraine for the United States, the nature of US involvement in the Maidan protests, and to provide analysis on Ukraine's Presidential Election.
In the past, many Democrats have run on platforms which favored anti-war policies and limiting US involvement in foreign interventions. Retired US Army Officer Danny Sjursen returns to the program to analyze why this trend no longer holds true for much of the Democratic Party Establishment, some of the dangers of the current geopolitical world order, and to analyze how the fallout from the end of the Cold War impacts the world today.
For the final two segments, Ryan Cristián, Founder and Editor of The Last American Vagabond, joins 'Fault Lines' to provide his major takeaways about the arrest of Julian Assange and to discuss the importance of WikiLeaks in exposing modern-day political corruption. Additionally, Cristián will talk about the state of the US political system, the potential for the 2020 Election to shake up the current political order, and why the US oligarchy is desperate to preserve the political and economic status quo.
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