To hear the rest of the discussion, please join us on Patreon at - Retired Colonel Ann Wright reacts to the self-immolation of Aaron Bushnell and discusses why people kill themselves to try to stop a war. Journalist Talia Jane, who broke the story, joins us live from a vigil at the Armed Forces Recruitment Center. And Assal Rad discusses the media's biased treatment of Bushnell as well as Palestinians. Ann Wright is a 29 year US Army/Army Reserves veteran who retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in March 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq. She served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia. In December 2001 she was on the small team that reopened the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is the co-author of the book "Dissent: Voices of Conscience." Read her article "Why Would Anyone Kill One’s Self In an Attempt to Stop A War?" Talia Jane is an independent reporter and videojournalist who reports via Twitter @taliaotg, covering social movements and protests as well as researching far-right propaganda and extremism. Jane’s work has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, New York Times, WNYC/Gothamist, and a slew of other outlets, with writing published in Vice, Teen Vogue, Hell Gate, It’s Going Down, and more. Support: Dr. Assal Rad is a scholar of Middle East history. She works on research and writing related to U.S. foreign policy issues, the Middle East, and contemporary Iran. Her writing can be seen in Newsweek, The National Interest, The Independent, Foreign Policy and more, and she has appeared as a commentator on BBC World, Al Jazeera, CNN, and NPR. She completed a PhD in History from the University of California, Irvine in 2018 and is the author of The State of Resistance: Politics, Culture, and Identity in Modern Iran (Cambridge University Press, 2022). Follow Assal on X/Twitter: @AssalRad ( ***Please support The Katie Halper Show *** For bonus content, exclusive interviews, to support independent media & to help make this program possible, please join us on Patreon - Get your Katie Halper Show Merch here! Follow Katie on Twitter: @kthalps
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