As Iraq and Afghanistan have virtually disappeared from mainstream media coverage, Democracy Now!'s Juan Gonzalez has a wide-ranging conversation with Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader about the ongoing U.S. military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and how this connects to the attack on worker rights in Wisconsin and beyond. "More than a $120 billion a year [is] being wasted, hurting the welfare, really, of the people of Afghanistan and of Iraq," says Ellsberg. "It's outrageous that this is continuing and that these events are not linked, that people don’t realize that it’s simply outrageous to be talking about removing fuel from elderly during the winter here, fuel aid and health aid and education aid, while we’re spending this money on the wars, these totally wrongful and unnecessary wars. "
Protests against the occupations and the treatment of Manning are planned for this weekend.
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