Part one: the history of memorial day...how do /should we honor our vets?
A conversation with Danny Sjursen, Major, retired, US Army and current peace activist, Danny Sjursen, author of the new book Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War which came out in the fall of 2020.
We talk about the fetishization of violence and the highjacking of 'patriotism' in the US, and how fear and anger are directed at the other in our society.
Part two: a conversation with Robert Hennelly, who writes about public service unions.
We discuss the olympics and the NYC mayor's race. We also note how unions are horrified at the mask mandate rollback " and fear workers' lives are at risk again. Unions that rep frontline workers say they'll pay the price for a policy that forces them to play "vaccine police"