This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Brian Becker, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss how the Biden administration is preparing by far the biggest package of military aid yet for Ukraine. With hardly any debate, Congress is ready to approve sending $20 billion of weapons to Ukraine on top of $13 billion in additional financial support for the government – a point driven home by Nancy Pelosi’s surprise trip to Kiev. The panel also discusses the continuing rollback of pandemic relief programs, the fight to defend abortion rights, demands for student loan debt relief, and more.[This episode was recorded Monday (May 2nd 2022) late afternoon prior to the news that the Supreme Court majority had voted to overturn Roe V. Wade and extinguish women’s fundamental right to control their own body. Starting last night and throughout today, and in the coming days, there will be mass protests in the streets throughout the United States.]