What most Americans know about Puerto Rico is based on a colonial fantasy, says journalist and Columbia University professor, Ed Morales. This fantasy, and the reality it obscures, is the subject of his new book, Fantasy Island. In this episode, Laura interviews Morales and scholar/activist Rosa Clemente about the personal and political implications of the…
This week: Updates on the sale of a co-op craft brewery to a large corporation; U.S. medical costs are by far the highest in world, capitalism’s defense of inequality and instability with the “overcoming poverty” concept; Prof. Wolff interviews Laura Flanders, a long-time independent journalist, about the idea of an independent media.
This is the first in a series of short documentaries exploring Martin Luther King through a different lens. Nelson Malden was King’s barber from the moment King came to Montgomery to just before his assassination. This is the beginning of their story.
By Jaisal Noor Democrats are just one Republican vote short of allowing new witnesses into Donald Trump’s impeachment trial–and new evidence might sway them. The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins next week. House Democrats introduced charges on Thursday, Jan.16 that Trump abused his powers and obstructed a congressional inquiry into his effort…
Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested, accused of planning to incite violence at the upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, VA. The state’s capitol is in a state of emergency after finding a pattern of communications sounding like the leadup to the 2017 Charlottesville rally that killed Heather Heyer.
President Trump says his just-signed trade deal with China is unprecedented, but it’s mostly symbolic and has little to nothing to offer ordinary Americans, says Jocobin’s Nicole Aschoff.
A 19-year-old girl was punished with 9 months in a men’s jail for spitting at an officer during a mental health crisis. Video reveals the extreme treatment she received and her exclusive interview reveals how law enforcement officers are badly equipped to treat the mentally ill.
After Uber refused to hear their concerns about income and conditions, Uber drivers held a union certification vote. If allowed, the move could be a watershed moment for Canadian gig economy workers.
Eric Cortellessa and Lisa Snowden discuss new allegations that Larry Hogan siphoned money from public transit projects to build highways that benefited his real estate companies.
African-American homeowners in Detroit don’t just face lingering damage from the 2008 recession. The city is suffering from a foreclosure crisis after overcharging homeowners $600 million in property taxes.