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Hopkins Hospital and Nurses Reach Settlement On Unionization Efforts

Hopkins Hospital and Nurses Reach Settlement On Unionization Efforts

June 11, 2019

A recent ‘win’ for Hopkins nurses underscores the weaknesses of US labor law

Democrats Face Decision On Impeachment

Democrats Face Decision On Impeachment

June 10, 2019

To impeach or not to impeach? Do Democrats win in 2020 with impeachment, or does Trump? Jeff Cohen and Kamau Franklin discuss the topic with host Jacqueline Luqman

Tennessee Passes Law Designed to Intimidate Black Voters

Tennessee Passes Law Designed to Intimidate Black Voters

June 9, 2019

Successful voter registration drives among Blacks have motivated Tennessee lawmaker to pass bill with onerous fines for simple registration mistakes, which will cause voters to think twice about registering. We speak to Ezra Rosenberg of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

D Day: Mythology of America as Liberator Feeds Trump’s Militarism

Peter Kuznick: D-Day

June 9, 2019
It was the Soviet army that broke Hitler’s back at Stalingrad, but the myth that the American army liberated Europe, serves aggressive U.S. policy, including Trump targeting Iran – historian Peter Kuznick joins Paul Jay
Biden's Real Union & Labor Track Record

Biden’s Real Union & Labor Track Record

June 9, 2019

Biden has presented himself as a friend of unions. But does he have a record of showing up for workers? Kamau Franklin and Jeff Cohen discuss his record with host Jacqueline Luqman

Media's Russiagate Obsession Smears Black Activists

Media’s Russiagate Obsession Smears Black Activists

June 9, 2019

Specious claims that Russians plan to use disaffected African Americans in a covert war against the U.S. reveals the long history of corporate media blaming “outside agitators,” dismissing the Black freedom struggle

California Senate Shelves Bill Tying Affordable Housing to Climate Crisis, Public Transit (1/2)

California Senate Shelves Bill Tying Affordable Housing to Climate Crisis, Public Transit

June 7, 2019

Senate Democrats have removed SB 50 from the docket for the 2019 legislative session. Aiming to tackle housing, public transit and wildfires, it came under fire for loopholes and weak mandates, but policy conversation now proceeds in other venues.

Trump Targets Cuba's Tourism and Small Businesses

Trump Targets Cuba’s Tourism and Small Businesses

June 6, 2019

Trump administration sanctions that impose new travel restrictions on Cuba are aimed at Cuba’s economy and will have no effect on Cuba’s support for Venezuela, says Netfa Freeman of IPS

Trump's Mexico Tariffs: A 'Foolish' Policy

Trump’s Mexico Tariffs: A ‘Foolish’ Policy

June 6, 2019

The US has massive trade with Mexico, in both directions, which would be seriously impacted by Trump’s proposal to impose a progressively rising tariff on all Mexican imports until Mexico limits migration to the US. Manuel Perez Rocha of IPS discusses the consequences