North America

Epstein May Be Just One Part of an Intricate Network of Sex and Power

Epstein May Be Just One Part of an Intricate Network of Sex and Power

August 15, 2019

Journalist Whitney Webb’s series looks at the sordid history tying together mobsters, oligarchs, and government intelligence agencies in a web of blackmail, exploitation, and profit

Federal Ex-Offenders at Risk of Losing Ties to Their Community in DC

Federal Ex-Offenders at Risk of Losing Ties to Their Community in DC

August 15, 2019

A DC Real estate mega-developer has reneged on an agreement to lease one of his properties for a re-entry program for 300 men returning from federal prison. What does this mean for those men, their families, and the community?

Immigrants Welcome to the US as Long as They Are White and Wealthy

Immigrants Welcome to the US as Long as They Are White and Wealthy

August 14, 2019

The Trump’s administration’s Kenneth Cuccinelli rewrites Emma Lazarus’s words on the Statue of Liberty, telling the poor and oppressed they’re no longer welcome. This comes right after Trump proposes to limit legal migration to the US. We speak to Michael Paarlberg of IPS

Epstein's Death Should Generate Investigations, Not Conspiracy Theories

Epstein’s Death Should Generate Investigations, Not Conspiracy Theories

August 14, 2019

Anti-Clinton/Trump hashtags will not get to the bottom of Epstein’s death, or how the rich and powerful’s involvement in child sex abuse, The Nation’s Jeet Heer explains

Davey D Talks About Communities Most Affected by Trump's Plans to Resume Federal Death Penalty 

Davey D Talks About Communities Most Affected by Trump’s Plans to Resume Federal Death Penalty 

August 14, 2019

Professor and activist sees Attorney General William Barr and Trump’s interest in reinstating the death penalty as a tool to continue to oppress marginalized communities, including advocating using the death penalty against drug dealers

Economic Update: Reparations and Forgiving Student Debt

Economic Update: Reparations and Forgiving Student Debt

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
August 14, 2019

This week: Updates on the economics of 2 million home health aides; extreme Uber inequalities; Alaskan universities’ 41% budget cuts; Michigan governor says his critics are “uncivil” during Flint Water Crisis; a British district’s labor party proposes a worker co-op sector to the UK Parliament using resources from “Economic Update;” Prof. Wolff discusses the economics…

Bayer/Monsanto Silencing Journalists, Activists, and Scientists

Bayer/Monsanto Silencing Journalists, Activists, and Scientists

August 13, 2019

Investigative reporter Carey Gillam talks about Bayer/Monsanto’s efforts to discredit her work and deflect criticism about cancer-causing glyphosate, a major ingredient in Roundup pesticide

Federal Judge Continues Chelsea Manning's Confinement and $1000 a Day Fine

Federal Judge Continues Chelsea Manning’s Confinement and $1000 a Day Fine

August 13, 2019

Manning could be jailed for another 400 days and owe $144,00 because of an unprecedented decision by Bush-Appointed Judge Trenga. Kevin Gosztola discusses the latest development

Baltimore Takes Aim at the Predatory Capitalism that Spawned Trump

Baltimore Takes Aim at the Predatory Capitalism that Spawned Trump

August 13, 2019

Baltimore is on the cusp of adopting policies that will turn the tables on the exploitative housing policies that devastated the city and fueled Donald Trump’s rise

What Can We Learn From the History of Struggle Against White Supremacism?

What Can We Learn From the History of Struggle Against White Supremacy?

August 12, 2019

White supremacy has a very long history in North America. We discuss its origins and the history of struggle against it with Prof. Gerald Horne, to see what we can be learnt for confronting white supremacy today