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Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at the Pathology of the For-Profit Criminal Justice System

Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at the Pathology of the For-Profit Criminal Justice System

August 20, 2019

An analysis of Sen Sanders’ new criminal justice reform plan and a brief history of neoliberal democrats ‘playing’ at progressive politics while enacting regressive policies

Economic Update: Working Class History and the 2020 Election

Economic Update: Working Class History and the 2020 Election

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
August 20, 2019

This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff explores the historic parallels of the U.S. working class and politics in the U.S. He begins by exploring how and why the Great Depression of the 30’s married the U.S. working class to FDR’s Democratic Party and then explains how that led to both the Democratic and Republican…

Why Corporate Media Doesn't Talk Honestly About Racism

Why Corporate Media Doesn’t Talk Honestly About Racism

August 19, 2019

Media conversations about racism are rarely accurate, let alone honest, facilitating the status quo and hindering systemic change. A discussion between Dylan Rodriguez, Eddie Conway, and Jaqueline Luqman

The Empire Files: "United States" to Imperial America

The Empire Files: “United States” to Imperial America

Partner Content Provided By: The Empire Files
August 19, 2019

The global expanse of US military bases is well-known; but it’s actual territorial empire is largely hidden. The true map of America is not taught in our schools. Abby Martin interviews history Professor Daniel Immerwahr about his new book, ‘How To Hide An Empire,’ where he documents the story of our “Greater United States.”

How The Mainstream Media Fuels America's Income Inequality Machine

How The Mainstream Media Fuels America’s Income Inequality Machine

August 18, 2019

From medicare for all to neoliberal tax subsidies for major corporations the mainstream media often bolsters the notion that a more fair and equitable society is not possible

Trump Endangers the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act

Trump Endangers the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act

August 16, 2019

The protection of threatened species will now be weighed against the economic benefit their extinction might mean. Meanwhile, states would no longer be able to review the impact of projects on water quality, in accordance with the decades-old the Clean Water Act

Rap Brown, now Jamil Abdullah El-Amin, Challenges His Imprisonment

Rap Brown, now Jamil Abdullah El-Amin, Challenges His Imprisonment

August 16, 2019

Kairi Al-Amin, the son of H. Rap Brown, now Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, talks about his father’s case and his appeal because of a prosecutor violating his right not to testify him by questioning during closing arguments. Al-Amin is 75 and with a sentence of life imprisonment

Trump Tweets, Then Netanyahu Bans Reps. Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib From Israel

Trump Tweets, Then Netanyahu Bans Reps. Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib From Israel

August 15, 2019

Jim Zogby and Phyllis Bennis discuss the Trump-Netanyahu dynamic, the diminishing power of AIPAC, and the political battle against Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib

The Black Working Class and Venezuela: Fighting The Same Enemy

The Black Working Class and Venezuela: Fighting The Same Enemy

August 15, 2019

Netfa Freeman discusses the unique perspective of the Embassy Protection Collective’s work through the lens of the Black working class and their connection with Venezuela

Truck Rams Anti-ICE Protest in Rhode Island

Truck Rams Anti-ICE Protest in Rhode Island

August 15, 2019

A corrections officer struck Never Again protestors with his truck outside of the Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island, hospitalizing two while other protestors were pepper sprayed by police. Update: A Captain involved in the incident was placed on leave pending an independent investigation, officials say