Jeet Heer of The Nation explores the deepening political divide, the growing support for impeachment, and the political battles that it will define.
Protesters clashed with police across Hong Kong on the 70th Anniversary of the Chinese Revolution.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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,…
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
Green Party candidate Madelyn Hoffman says that even the progressive Democratic presidential candidates remain unwilling to challenge the Pentagon.
City Council rebuffed opposition to the measure by the Department of Public Works, who introduced 14 pages of amendments just prior to the hearing.
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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.
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.
Joe Jamison of the U.S. Peace Council explains that the Pentagon is one of the world’s worst polluters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
“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
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.
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.