MintCast Episode 3: Iran, Chelsea Manning, ElectionGuard and the Embassy Protection Collective

MinCast hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss the week’s top stories, including U.S. attempt to escalate the situation in Iran, the unjust re-imprisonment of Chelsea Manning, Microsoft’s new ElectionGuard product and get a first-hand account of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective from Alex Rubenstein.

MinCast hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss the week’s top stories, including U.S. attempt to escalate the situation in Iran, the unjust re-imprisonment of Chelsea Manning, Microsoft’s new ElectionGuard product and get a first-hand account of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective from Alex Rubenstein.

Segment 1: Is a War with Iran Looming?

With the failed Venezuela coup, the US turns its attention to war with Iran. John Bolton reportedly ordered the military to prepare an invasion force of 120,000 troops. Could an accident or a false flag send us to war in the Middle East again!?

Segment 2: Chelsea Manning back in Jail, Monsanto vs. Venezuela and Elections controlled by Microsoft and DARPA

Hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss a judge ordering whistleblower Chelsea Manning back to jail, agrochemical giant Monsanto’s shady role in driving US policy towards Venezuela and Microsoft’s new product, ElectionGuard, developed in conjunction with the US military to supposedly safeguard us from foreign interference.

Segment 3: MintPressNews journalist Alex Rubenstein joins us to discuss his time covering the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective in Washington DC, the efforts by authorities to force them out the building, and the strange collaboration between pro-coup protestors and the police.