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‘The Civil War Is Here’

October 2, 2019

Jeet Heer of The Nation explores the deepening political divide, the growing support for impeachment, and the political battles that it will define.

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Teenage Protester Shot as Hong Kong Protests Escalate

October 1, 2019

Protesters clashed with police across Hong Kong on the 70th Anniversary of the Chinese Revolution.

Israel’s Benny Gantz Faces Dutch War Crimes Case

October 1, 2019

Ismail Ziada, a Dutch Palestinian who lost six family members when Israel bombarded his home in Gaza, is taking Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel’s Blue and White Party, to court for killing his family. Prof. Hilla Dayan, who observed the proceedings, discusses the case and its impact on Israeli politics.

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Egypt Protests Continue Despite Government Repression

October 1, 2019

Angela Joya discusses the return of demonstrations in Egypt against President Al-Sisi. After thousands were arrested and police brutality was unleashed at the protesters, the demonstrations only grow larger.

‘The Government Can and Will Just Waive Any Rights That We Have Today’

October 1, 2019

In addition to the border wall, the federal government has set up an entire system of ultra-vigilance which can record and forensically review everything that happens in the border area, presenting serious concerns for members of the Tohono O’odham nation.

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Laura Flanders Show: Reporting on Economic Hardship

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September 30, 2019

Roughly 40 million people live in poverty in the USA. Can you imagine living under $24,000 a year for a family of four? If you can’t, why not? Surely the media should help. This week, why mainstream media are so poor at covering poverty – and what one organization, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project,  is…

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Stateless in Malaysia

September 30, 2019

The stateless people in Sabah, Malaysia are denied access to schools, jobs, and healthcare, and their village is facing demolition. They have found advocates in the youth movement Borneo Komrad.

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Trump’s Attack on LA Homelessness Ignores the Causes

September 30, 2019

Jacqueline Luqman talks with LA Times reporter Gale Holland about how acknowledging the issues that contribute to a high percentage of African American homelessness in LA County might inform the solutions for everyone.

Protesters hold signs calling for Trump's impeachment

‘Impeachment Is Good For Our Political Future’

September 27, 2019

The Nation’s national correspondent John Nichols says that history shows impeachment has changed the political future, and thinks it is part of a struggle we should not shy away from.

Millions Fear Loss of Indian Citizenship and Detention

September 27, 2019

Concern is growing in India’s northeastern state of Assam that people excluded from a new citizens’ registry could be sent to detention camps under construction across the state. The government says it created the registry to root out undocumented migrants, but almost 2 million people, many of whom have spent their entire lives in India,…

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Brazilian Students Take Protest to Next Level, Launch Strike Against Bolsonaro Education Cuts

September 27, 2019

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has proposed privatization and immediate slashing of the public education budget. Students worried about the future of education in Brazil are beginning to mobilize with a strike at one of the county’s main universities. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

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The Democratic Party Remains a Party of War, Not Peace

September 27, 2019

Green Party candidate Madelyn Hoffman says that even the progressive Democratic presidential candidates remain unwilling to challenge the Pentagon.

Baltimore Advances Measure to Combat Rising Water Bills

September 26, 2019

City Council rebuffed opposition to the measure by the Department of Public Works, who introduced 14 pages of amendments just prior to the hearing. 

Message to the Climate Strike Marchers in Detroit

September 26, 2019

Merge the strikes! Merge the tiers!

We are all for the Green New Deal!

Make Detroit the Arsenal for a Green Economy!

The Impeachment: Will This Be Trump’s Unraveling?

September 26, 2019

Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent for The Week, joins us to look at today’s testimony, the president’s petulance, and what all this means for the presidential campaign.

Militarized Police Attack Man Who Filmed Controversial Arrest

September 26, 2019

On this episode of the Police Accountability Report we take a look at a Columbus, OH SWAT team’s brutal arrest of a man who recorded them swarming a residential neighborhood. We dive into how the militarization of policing turns law enforcement into an occupying force.

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Corporate Media Ignores Connection Between Militarism and Climate Change

September 26, 2019

Joe Jamison of the U.S. Peace Council explains that the Pentagon is one of the world’s worst polluters.

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Israel Seizes Property from Palestinian Prisoner Rights Organization

September 26, 2019

Sahar Francis, leader of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, talks about Israeli soldiers raiding her office at 2:00 a.m., causing extensive damage and seizing computers, valuable documents, and materials.

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Warming Oceans Are Rising at Alarming Rate, Says New UN Report

September 26, 2019

The IPCC report concludes that unfettered climate change will cause glaciers to melt, destroy oceanic ecosystems, accelerate sea level rise, and wreak havoc on the earth. Despite all this, our guests say there still is hope.

Protesters holding signs calling for Trump's impeachment.

Trump’s Impeachment Will Be a Political War That Can Be Won

September 25, 2019

The Nation’s Elie Mystal and By The People’s Alexandra Flores-Quilty look at the political struggle around impeachment as a battle for the soul and future of the nation.

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Economic Update: US Economy and the Market

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September 25, 2019

This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff delivers an analysis of the state of the U.S. economy at summer’s end, 2019, and it’s a decidedly mixed picture. In the second half of this week’s show, Professor Wolff presents a counter to the imaginary ‘free market,’ focusing on its structure, social effects, and particular beneficiaries.

What Kind of Mayor Does Baltimore Need?

September 25, 2019

The mayoral primary is just six months away, and it’s clear the stakes are higher than ever for the person who wins the job.  Record high crime, unrelenting poverty, and flawed housing policies all add up to a city in crisis.  But who is best suited to address these issues, and what types of policies…

Baltimore’s New Teachers Union President Says Schools are in a “State of Emergency”

September 25, 2019

“There has been a culture of fear and retaliation created in the Baltimore City Schools,” says the new president of the Baltimore Teaches Union in episode 10 of  Real Talk Tho

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Powerful Forces Cause Fires in Brazil, Beyond the Amazon

September 25, 2019

The policies of Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are provoking more forest fires and deforestation, not only in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental activists are now trying to counter the trend by engaging in reforestation.

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Ankle Monitors Continue the Legacy of Mass Incarceration

September 25, 2019

Pre-trial detention has shifted from brick and mortar prisons to ankle monitors for people that have yet to be charged with a crime. Advocates say that it’s an alternative form of incarceration as they see an increasing number of people held without bond.