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Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

March 13, 2014
Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security

Students and Teachers Defend Education

February 9, 2014
Marc Steiner hosts a debate whether to delay implementation of the Common Core curriculum in Maryland schools and to cancel this year’s MSAs (Maryland School Assessments), with: Dr. Jack Smith, Chief Academic Officer of the Maryland State Department of Education, and Cheryl Bost, Vice President of the Maryland State Education Association.

Former Prosecutor Gets Arrested to See The Other Side of U.S. Criminal Justice System

December 24, 2013

Bobby Constantino, a former prosecutor from privileged background, lays bare the racism and inequities of the U.S. American criminal justice system

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…

Reality Asserts Itself - Frank Hammer

October 7, 2013
In this episode Frank Hammer tells Paul Jay about being inspired by the national liberation movements and the struggle against concessions as a response to the outsourcing of jobs In part two of an interview with Paul Jay of the Real News Network, labor activist Frank Hammer discussed the inspiration he took from the liberation…

Judge Rules NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” Unconstitutional, Orders Federal Oversight

August 13, 2013

Judge finds New York Police Department violates the rights of New Yorkers, as mayor Michael Bloomberg vows to fight ruling

“Dream Defenders” Occupy Florida State Capital Demanding End to “Stand Your Ground” Law

July 26, 2013

Activists are demanding a repeal of the notorious Stand Your Ground legislation and an end to racial profiling and the “school to prison pipeline”