9/18/2018 Patrick Cockburn on Basra Uprising

9/18/2018 Patrick Cockburn on Basra Uprising

Patrick Cockburn is interviewed on the Basra protests and discontent that’s detailed in his article “The Major Uprising in Basra and Southern Iraq that the world should be worrying about in the Middle East right now“. Cockburn talks about the motivation of the Sunnis in the area to revolt, their living conditions, and how they’ve been cut out of the government. The protesters have burned government buildings, including the Iranian consulate, in their anger.

Patrick Cockburn is the Middle East correspondent for The Independent and the author of The Age of Jihad and Chaos & Caliphate.

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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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