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The Prashad Report

January 2, 2014
Vijay Prashad: Tensions high in Lebanon as a series of lethal car bombings rock Beirut

Disastrous Rollout of Obamacare Should Shift Focus to Universal Healthcare pt 1

November 27, 2013

Wendell Potter: Though the media has wrongly focused on some of Obamacare’s shortcomings, the U.S. needs to make healthcare a human right

Disastrous Rollout of Obamacare Should Shift Focus to Universal Healthcare pt 2

November 27, 2013

As a new study finds most Americans want fundamental change in the US healthcare system, Wendall Potter discusses what concrete steps could improve it.

Peace In Colombia

November 2, 2013
Gregory Wilpert: As Colombia marks one-year anniversary of peace negotiations, both the FARC and government officials work to end decades-long conflict

While Media Focuses on Obamacare Glitches, Hundreds in MD Call for Universal Healthcare

October 29, 2013

Hundreds march in Baltimore calling for the passage of a single-payer, universal healthcare system Protesters organized by Health Care is a Human Right – Maryland took to the streets in Baltimore demanding healthcare as a basic human right. “We didn't start a movement to be anti-Obamacare or to be anti-CareFirst or anti-Kaiser,” says Sergio Espana…

First-Ever Case of Canadian Mining Company Going To Trial In Canada For Alleged Abuses Abroad

October 22, 2013

The trial of HudBay Minerals marks a first-time legal precedent of a Canadian company being held to account in Canadian courts for alleged shootings and gang rapes in Guatemala

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo on Whistleblowers

October 22, 2013
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: President Obama’s program encourages federal employees to report suspicious actions by their coworkers, creating a culture similar to the East German Statsi

Corporations Reap Billions from Mass Incarceration

October 21, 2013
New campaign exposes the companies that profit off prisoners A new video series called Prison Profiteers exposes the corporations that profit from the nation's incarceration system, including medical companies, bail companies, phone companies, and even police departments. The report mentions Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group as private prison companies who profit from mass incarceration. Jesse…

Longshoreman Strike Shuts Down Port of Baltimore

October 17, 2013

Port of Baltimore Shutdown: Longshoremen in solidarity with nationwide labor struggle

US Government Shutdown

October 8, 2013
Tony Corbo explains why the government shutdown threatens public health. The majority of FDA food inspectors have been deemed nonessential under the government shutdown, according to a Department of Health and Human Services memo, and have been furloughed. Meat inspections and import inspections will continue, but the furlough of FDA inspectors still poses a significant…