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Progressives Make Gains in Primaries, but Long Fight Remains Against Corporate Neoliberals

June 28, 2018

Activist Anoa Changa discusses the struggle of progressives against neoliberal Democrats in the midterm primary elections, from Maryland to Colorado; the striking teachers running for office in Oklahoma; and the spread of voter ID laws that disproportionately target voters of color and the poor

US City’s Ban on Police Training in Israel Builds Momentum Against Racist Violence

April 24, 2018

Durham, North Carolina’s city council banned police exchanges with Israel in a landmark vote. Jewish Voice for Peace director Rebecca Vilkomerson says this is an important step to combat police brutality, militarization, and oppression of Palestinians.

Judges Rule N. Carolina Representatives Cannot Choose their Voters

January 12, 2018

In a major blow to partisan gerrymandering, a panel of federal judges ruled that North Carolina’s congressional districts are unconstitutional and must be redrawn before the 2018 midterm election. The decision boosts other efforts to reverse gerrymandering in the US, explains Dan Vicuna of Common Cause

Supreme Court Strikes Down Racial Gerrymandering in North Carolina

May 22, 2017

Kamau Franklin of the Atlanta Black Star says a Supreme Court ruling that North Carolina unlawfully used race in redrawing Congressional maps is a blow to racial gerrymandering across the United States

Is North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Trying to Steal the Election?

November 23, 2016

Two weeks after Election Day, McCrory is losing the popular vote, refusing to concede, and now he’s demanding a recount. Investigative journalist Alex Kotch breaks it down.

Black Lives

September 22, 2016
The National Guard was called in after a second night of unrest following the killing of Keith Scott, who protestors believe was unarmed at the time of his shooting by a police officer

International Women’s Day

March 6, 2016

Should the Community Control the Police?

March 3, 2016
In the wake of racial tensions with police in cities across America, civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander joins Mayor Nancy Vaughn, Rev. Nelson Johnson and Dr. Timothy Tyson for a discussion on race and policing and how to improve the relationship in Greensboro, North Carolina

Students and Teachers Defend Education

January 29, 2014
Michael Leachman: Tuition costs are rising as states respond to the recession by cutting public funding to higher education, with cuts averaging 28% on a per pupil basis