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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

February 28, 2014
Nuclear expert David Lochbaum and award-winning journalist Susan Stranahan discuss the weaknesses in nuclear regulation and whether the United States has the proper safeguards to protect its citizens from a similar disaster

Japan

February 28, 2014
Nuclear expert David Lochbaum and award-winning journalist Susan Stranahan discuss the weaknesses in nuclear regulation and whether the United States has the proper safeguards to protect its citizens from a similar disaster

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…

Immigration Reform Requires Dismantling NAFTA and Respecting Migrants’ Rights

October 29, 2013

David Bacon explains the essentials of immigration reform. David Beacon, author and immigration rights activist, says that immigration policy reform must take economic and trade agreements into account, and uphold migrants' rights. “When the North American Free Trade Agreement allowed big U.S. grain companies, for instance, to dump cheap, cheap corn on the Mexican market,…

Immigration “Bed Mandate” Requires 34,000 People Detained Each Day

October 25, 2013

Activist points to increasing privatization of detention centers as being behind mandatory detention rules in immigration reform bill

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
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer tells the story of his radicalization in the movement against the Vietnam War and turning his back on a professional career to take up working class activism

LA Holds Weeklong Protest Demanding Justice For Trayvon Martin

July 29, 2013

The discontent of African American community especially the youth, erupted because of the Zimmerman not guilty verdict but reflects systemic bias in the criminal justice system

Obama: Rhetoric or New Direction?

January 29, 2013
James S. Henry commenting on PBS documentary “The Untouchables”: If one of these institutions was indicted and made an example of, it would have a profound affect on the whole industry – but Obama raises money on Wall St.