North America

Trump Signs Executive Order with Builders

Two Trump Executive Orders Will Make It Even Easier to Build Pipelines

April 11, 2019

Consolidation of power into the federal government will make it harder for states to oppose pipeline construction for environmental reasons, says Tamara O’Laughlin, North America Director of 350.org (http://350.org).

Students, Residents Protest Johns Hopkins ICE Contracts and Private Police

April 11, 2019

As student occupation continues, professors join in calls for the university to abandon plan for armed police

David Bernhardt Confirmed as Interior Secretary

April 11, 2019

Environmentalists argue the former energy and oil lobbyist will further harm the climate and public health

Asylum Seekers Face Illegal Deterrent Policies In Spite of Judge's Ruling

Asylum Seekers Face Illegal Deterrent Policies In Spite of Judge’s Ruling

April 11, 2019

With Trump promising to “go in a tougher direction” with his replacement for DHS head, what can Trump legally do to go in that direction in light of the recent ruling against his “wait in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers? We speak to Denise Bell of Amnesty International

Don't Celebrate: Mueller Report Continues Russiagate Narrative

Don’t Celebrate: Mueller Report Continues Russiagate Narrative

April 10, 2019

The Mueller report, while finding no collusion by Trump, did reinforce the narrative that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections to sow discord and disinformation, reinforcing the idea that Russia is an existential threat to the United States

US Complicit in War Crimes in Yemen (Pt 1/2)

US Complicit in War Crimes in Yemen

April 9, 2019
Three out of five weapons used in Yemen are supplied by the US says Andrew Feinstein, the author of Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade
Does Obama Speak for Progressives?

Does Obama Speak for Progressives?

April 9, 2019

On Saturday in Berlin, President Obama said progressives shouldn’t attack other progressives, saying it’s a “circular firing squad.” But are corporate Democrats within the progressive camp?

Emboldened by Mueller Report, Trump Stages Border Drama

Emboldened by Mueller Report, Trump Stages Border Drama

April 9, 2019

Trump hands even more aggressive border policy to Stephen Miller, and uses border controversy to bury more aggressive action against Iran

Who’s the Real Terrorists? Trump Intensifies Economic War Against Iran

Who Are the Real Terrorists? Trump Intensifies Economic War Against Iran

April 8, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization on Monday, upping the economic war against Iran, the rift with Europe and China, and preparing conditions for a “military option” – Col. Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay