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Reality Check: The World Remains Ugly As the Coronation Continues

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Though many lenses of the news media have been focused on the coronation ceremony here at the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, there have been some very serious stories developing this week across the world. Iraq was bombed twice this week. Attacks on residential areas in the southern town of Samawah resulted in civilian deaths. Those raids also led to the destruction of a significant food depot. Today more than a thousand people rallied here in LA against the US-led UN sanctions on Iraq, as well as the ongoing bombing of Iraq. With the Democratic Convention in full swing, we turn now to a reality check with longtime LA activist Blase Bonpane. He was in the streets today at the Iraq demonstration.

Guest:

  • Blase Bonpane, Director of the Office of the Americas in Los Angeles.

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