Ugly Americans


Click to listen to the whole show (72:51) Ugly Americans (Jennys Trip)

I didn’t want to watch it alone:

This video, from WikiLeaks is ‘a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad – including two Reuters news staff.’

The video has been all over the news for a few days now but I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch it until now.

Later in the show, I stand on a balcony in Labe, Guinea, West Africa in 2006. Close by, but out of sight, student protesters are shot by police. I’m with several Americans in the Peace Corps. We listen, talk about food and TV. Pop-pop-pop. “What’s your favorite animal?”

The balcony in Labe

Here’s the playlist from the original broadcast:

Jenny's Trip for 4-9-10

And now, you:


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