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Abby Martin on Julian Assange, Coup in Bolivia, Bernie Sanders, and Gaza

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November 25, 2019

Investigative journalist and founder of the Empire Files Abby Martin talks about the implications Julian Assange’s case has for journalism; if what happened in Bolivia was a coup, and if it’s part of a trend unfolding throughout Latin America; and her latest documentary film, “Gaza Fights for Freedom.”

How Corporate Media Fueled Trump’s Rise

November 25, 2019

Co-author Nolan Higdon discusses “United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It).”

Why the NFL/Kaepernick Saga Is Bigger than Football

November 25, 2019

Dave Zirin explains why Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing struggle with the NFL is really an example of how Black dissent is punished in the US.

Are Dems Barking Up The Wrong Tree On Impeachment?

November 22, 2019

David Swanson says there are plenty of reasons for impeaching Trump, but the Democrats’ Ukrainegate case is weak and will not galvanize the nation or challenge the Senate to convict.

Despite Absurd Debate Questions, Foreign Policy Was in Sharp Focus

November 22, 2019

Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard owned the foreign policy debate Wednesday night, despite facile questions from the MSNBC panel.

Should Democrats Attack Trump or Fight for Working Families?

November 22, 2019

The attacks against Trump in the Democratic debate were eviscerating. But Bernie Sanders warned that even though he is a criminal, just attacking won’t be enough to defeat him.

Fifth Democratic Debate Showed the Deep Divide Within the Party

November 21, 2019

The candidates were divided on whether to tax the rich or expand wealth. This was at the heart of the debate, but it missed central points

Rethinking the Online Sex Trade Debate

November 21, 2019

Supporters of the SESTA/FOSTA law said it would make it easier to fight online sex trafficking. Instead it’s threatened the safety of sex workers and free speech on the internet.

Economic Update: Political Strategy for Transition

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November 21, 2019

This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff discusses a political strategy for transition beyond capitalism to an economy based on democratic worker-owned co-operatives. The first half explores the history of the transition from feudalism to capitalism, while the second half draws lessons from that history to provide a strategy for a transition beyond capitalism.

A Green New Deal for Public Housing Is Key to a Carbon-Free Future

November 21, 2019

One of the architects of GND for Housing and an organizer from US Gulf communities talk about the politically transformative movement that could unite the working class and help build the Green New Deal.