President Obama has requested Congress authorization for military strikes against Syria. The President says that the government of Bashar Al-Assad killed more than 1,400 people with chemical weapons, and that the credibility of the U.S. and the international community is at stake. Recent polls show that public opinion is largely opposed to the use of military force. A well-known opponent of military intervention comments on the debate in Washington. He also comments on the relation between the U.S. involvement in foreign wars and the proliferation of guns and violence in American streets.
Guest: Fernando Suárez del Solar, Founder and Director, Guerrero Azteca Peace Project, Escondido, CA, http://www.guerreroazteca.org
CALIFORNIA’S GUN CONTROL. This program also reports on bills in the California legislature that would make California the toughest state on gun control. In addition, we take a look at “Trayvon’s Law” a proposal in Florida by a youth alliance that aims to repeal stand-your-ground laws and end racial profiling of youth of color.
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