There’s a truly remarkable, albeit depressing website. Click on CostofWar. com and you can see, to the second, how much the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are costing us. I can’t even post the figure, as it’s constantly changing… the counters move faster than the ones at the gas pump.
Tonight, I’ll chat with a couple of people who’ve done the math in California. You probably remember reading about the students in California protesting the rate hikes in the state university system just last month. Now, Brave New Foundation, University of California Student Leaders, and the Consumer Federation of California have teamed up to raise awareness of the impact and cost of the war in Afghanistan on California’s taxpayers, particularly students
Tonight, I’ll be joined by UC Berkeley student Ramon Quintero and Zack Kaldveer, Communications Director, Consumer Federation of California. Click here to see the film they put together with Brave New Foundation, and read California’s Great Recession and and the Costs of War.
We’ll start the show with a look at some of the news stories we might otherwise have missed with Christy Harvey, director of strategic communications for the Center for American Progress and MicCheckRadio.org.
I was thrilled when I heard that Joe Garcia would run for Congress again! He should have won in 2008, but lost in a close race to Mario Diaz-Balart, the incumbent in FL’s 25th District. Diaz-Balart is changing districts to run for the seat currently held by his brother, who’s retiring, as it’s a safer Republican bet. Joe left his job with the Obama Administration’s Energy Dept to run again.. He’ll join me tonight at around 7:20pm ET.
And we’ll wrap up the night with my favorite activist David Swanson, who’ll give us all the details about tomorrow’s Teach In on Capital Hill, moderated by Congressman Dennis Kucinich, and including Jeremy Scahill, Swanson, Ann Wright, conscientious objector Josh Steiber and others…