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Three Years After Genocide, Yazidis Face Ongoing Persecution
After mass atrocities at the hands of ISIS, Yazidis endure repression in Iraqi Kurdistan, says independent journalist Rania Khalek
DATE: 2017-09-24 | LENGTH: 18:34

 
Renters vs. Slumlords: Activists Nationwide Rally for Renter's Rights
Organizers in Minneapolis say it's about more than just rents increasing: affordable housing is basically disappearing, and the city's policies leave the door wide open for predatory landlords
DATE: 2017-09-24 | LENGTH: 17:31

 
Empire Files: From 1776 to Trump - White Mobs, Racist Heroes & Hidden History
Trump hit his lowest moment when he blamed "both sides" for the murder of anti-racist protester Heather Heyer in Charlottesville. But understanding how a neo-Nazi sympathizer got into the White House requires breaking apart the myth underneath it all, the glorified story of the creation of the United States in 1776
DATE: 2017-09-24 | LENGTH: 33:17

 
Real Media: New Warfare & Transparency
Chris Cole of Drone Wars UK talks about the current state of the technology, the march to lethal autonomous warfare, and the absolute secrecy and lack of democratic scrutiny around the developing drone program
DATE: 2017-09-24 | LENGTH: 06:29

 
Puerto Rico Goes Dark After its Power is Stripped
Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, but massive debt and a crumbling infrastructure put the island in crisis long before the storm, says Monxo Lopez, a professor at Hunter College
DATE: 2017-09-22 | LENGTH: 13:14

 
Germany's Angela Merkel: The World's Eco-Villain?
As Germany gets ready for parliamentary elections this Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel's reputation as an environmentalist is being called in question by activist and author George Monbiot
DATE: 2017-09-22 | LENGTH: 14:16

 
After Pushing Democrats Left, Bernie Sanders Takes on Foreign Policy
Bernie Sanders' foreign policy address is a major step forward in the effort to challenge the corporate, militarist influences behind U.S. foreign policy, says Root Action's Norman Solomon
DATE: 2017-09-23 | LENGTH: 19:03

 
The Road to Zero Wealth
Prosperity Now's Dedrick Asante Mohammed says the racial wealth gap is growing, and if unaddressed, it will lead to zero wealth for communities of color in the next four decades
DATE: 2017-09-23 | LENGTH: 11:02

 
US Lawmakers Accuse Russian Outlet of... Time Travel?
Lawmakers want the FCC to investigate the Russia-backed Sputnik Radio for using "U.S. airwaves to influence the 2016 presidential election," apparently not realizing that Sputnik wasn't on the radio until July 2017, says Max Blumenthal
DATE: 2017-09-23 | LENGTH: 09:57

 
   


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Nelofer Pazira returns to Afghanistan in 2002 seeking her childhood friend Dyana who she thought had died living under Taliban rule. Through her search Nelofer unravels her past and the history of her country; Ottawa Citizen said the film was "as suspenseful as any drama. But it is also a shocking portrait of a nation still reeling from years of war, resistance and oppression."
 
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Real Media: UK Drilling Down with Dodgy Fracking Data
A report commissioned by 'Talk Fracking' analyzes the latest peer-reviewed fracking science and questions a 4-year-old report that UK conservatives rely on to push through their fracking agenda
DATE: 2017-09-23 | LENGTH: 06:57

 
Bernie Sanders Presents his Foreign Policy Platform
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivered the Green Foundation Lecture at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he laid out his vision for a progressive U.S. foreign policy
DATE: 2017-09-21 | LENGTH: 24:37

 
Bernie Sanders Calls Out 'International Oligarchy'
After mobilizing millions of supporters around progressive policies at home, Senator Bernie Sanders unveils a foreign policy vision that criticizes US militarism and 'international oligarchy'
DATE: 2017-09-21 | LENGTH: 21:31

 
Netanyahu Targets Iran to Deflect From Occupation
In his UN speech, Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned Iran 37 times but spoke about Palestine only twice, deflecting attention away from the occupation and giving Israel an external enemy, says Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy
DATE: 2017-09-22 | LENGTH: 10:41

 
The Nina Turner Show: Building Collective Power with Nelini Stamp
Working Families Party's Nelini Stamp talks to Nina Turner about becoming politicized by Obama's campaign and Occupy Wall Street, the need to build a caring society, and reclaiming elections under a Trump presidency
DATE: 2017-09-22 | LENGTH: 22:18

 
Neocons and Hollywood Liberals Go to 'War' on Russia
The promotional video of the Committee to Investigate Russia features actor Morgan Freeman in what is 'probably his worst role since Driving Miss Daisy,' says AlterNet's Max Blumenthal
DATE: 2017-09-22 | LENGTH: 14:13

 
After Maria 'Obliterates' Puerto Rico, Trump Pushes Dangerous Climate Policy
Award-winning Arctic photographer Subhankar Banerjee says the Trump administration's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will lead to more disasters
DATE: 2017-09-22 | LENGTH: 16:36

 
Our Revolution Endorses Socialist Star Candidate Jabari Brisport
New York City Council Candidate Jabari Brisport discusses his efforts to run a successful campaign while embracing a socialist platform
DATE: 2017-09-22

 
Real Media: The Nomadic War Machine
Paul Watt discusses the fight against social cleansing and gentrification, and specifically what he calls the 'Nomadic War Machine,' where campaign groups occupy spaces to shift the power balance with the landlord or local authority
DATE: 2017-09-22 | LENGTH: 08:07

 
Trump is Threatening More than Just the Iran Deal
As Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responds to Trump at the UN, former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian says that an American withdrawal from the nuclear deal would lead Iranians to no longer trust the U.S.
DATE: 2017-09-20 | LENGTH: 18:28

 
Earthquake in Mexico Unearths Years of Corruption
The Mexican government learned some lessons after the devastating earthquake of 1985, but there hasn't been an end to corruption, says Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy
DATE: 2017-09-20 | LENGTH: 12:30

 
Massachusetts First to Sue Equifax Over Massive Hack
Several government agencies and at least 34 state attorneys general have opened investigations into the Equifax data-breach scandal--which is 'the gift that keeps on giving,' says white-collar criminologist Bill Black
DATE: 2017-09-20 | LENGTH: 22:01

 
The Earthquake Just Keeps Going in Mexico
Central Mexico's 7.1 magnitude earthquake has over 225 casualties so far, but it had help from a government that let infrastructure and buildings crumble long before the quake hit
DATE: 2017-09-20

 
Congress Spars on Healthcare, Unites to Fund War
As Republicans attempt a last-ditch repeal of Obamacare, Democrats have joined them to overwhelmingly pass massive spending on the military and war. We speak to economist Dean Baker
DATE: 2017-09-21 | LENGTH: 13:29

 
  

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In Defence of Democratic Rights in Catalonia
By José Luis Martínez / Socialist Project. In Catalonia an important process of independence is taking place against Spain. At the request of the Popular Party (PP), the Spanish Constitutional Court declared the Catalan Statute of 2010, ...

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Syrian Wars and Colonial Bores
By Vijay Prashad.
On September 25, 2017, the Iraqi Kurdish population will go to the polls for a referendum towards their independence from Iraq. The picture above - taken by Shama -  is of a pro-independence ...

Vijay Prashad

First Nations and Ontario's Ring of Fire
By the Socialist Project The Ring of Fire continues to divide First Nations and suck up money that should go to healing communities. Ontarians for a Just Accountable Mineral Strategy Ontarians for a Just Accountable Mineral Strategy (OJAMS) condemns the Wy...

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Signs of hope in the Middle East? Don’t hold your breath
By James M. Dorsey / Middle East Soccer. Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife, and debilitating regional rivalries. The Islamic State (IS) is ...

James M. Dorsey

In the Field With Yazidi Fighters, Tales of Genocide at ISIS's Hands and More Conflict to Come
By Rania Khalek / AlterNet.
Yazidi fighters are joining the Iraqi-run PMF in droves, and see a new war on the horizon. SINJAR, IRAQ—On a Sunday afternoo...

Rania Khalek

In a Warming World, the Storms May Be Fewer But Stronger
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Will Maryland Pioneer Offshore Wind Farming in America?
Despite a climate-denying federal government, two new offshore wind farms could bring thousands of clean jobs to Maryland's Sparrow's Point
DATE: 2017-04-27

 
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