Thursday, July 02, 2015
On Tuesday police in Washington DC arrested six people during a protest against the detention of undocumented LGBT immigrants. Officers took the activists into custody after they refused to leave the intersection of 16th and H Streets in front of Lafayette Park. With chains wrapped around their waists they stood and sat in the intersection near the White House for roughly two hours before police arrested them. Joining me today to talk all about the protests and how undocumented LGBT immigrants are treated in the country is Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, the Deputy Field Director of United We Dream the nation’s largest immigrant youth-led organization. Felipe is one of the activists arrested at the protests on Tuesday. You can also follow Felipe on twitter.
In his new book Arms and The Dudes: How Three Stoners From Miami Beach Became The Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History, investigative journalist Guy Lawson tells the story of how three men named Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz, and Alex Podrizki with no real qualifications managed to fool the United States government and get hired by the Pentagon to overlook a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghani military. However, instead of purchasing new ammunition they repackaged and sent millions of rounds of ancient Chinese Ammunition to the country, only to be eventually be caught and sentenced to prison. Guy joins us today to talk all about the book and explain how the U.S. military came to use these private contractors to secure weapons in the dangerous world of global arms dealing. You can also follow Guy on twitter.
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