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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

Beloved Nobel-Winning Voice of America Toni Morrison Passes Away

Beloved Nobel-Winning Voice of America Toni Morrison Passes Away

August 9, 2019

Morrison’s work gave voice to the Black world, to the American experience. A revolutionary who understood the nuance of existence and embodied the struggle of the Black world

Is the Rise in Lyme Disease Due to Weaponized Ticks?

Is the Rise in Lyme Disease Due to Weaponized Ticks?

August 5, 2019

Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases affects 400,000 Americans each year, and the reported cases are rising. Did the pentagon weaponized ticks and unleash them on an unsuspecting public? We discuss the possibility with science writer Kris Newby

UN Report on Child Casualties Blacklists only Muslim Perpetrators

August 1, 2019

Secretary General Antionio Guterres presented the report on child casualties in war to the Security Council on Friday. Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen are the areas with the highest numbers of child casualties, followed by Palestine. Nearly all the children killed were Muslim

Laura Flanders Show: Housing as a Human Right

Laura Flanders Show: Housing as a Human Right

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
July 29, 2019

The great American housing crunch and what organizing can do about it. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, we discuss some of the challenges and victories in the campaign for green, affordable public housing.

Hawaii Protectors Block the TMT Telescope to Respect Tradition and Science

Hawaii Protectors Block the TMT Telescope to Respect Tradition and Science

July 28, 2019

What are the implications of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project that is at the center of the growing protest in Hawaii for indigenous Hawaiians, and for science? We discuss the issue with Katie Kamelamela, who is informing the conversation in Hawaii

Growing Alarm in Germany Following Right-Wing Attacks

Growing Alarm in Germany Following Right-Wing Attacks

Partner Content Provided By: Deutsche Welle
July 26, 2019

In June, the fatal shooting of a pro-migrant politician sent shockwaves through the country. This week, there were two more incidents suspected of having right-wing extremist motives. The violence has left political leaders searching for answers

Toronto Temp Workers Organize in City's Poorest Neighborhood

Toronto Temp Workers Organize in City’s Poorest Neighborhood

July 24, 2019

Jane and Finch residents, who make up Toronto’s poorest and most diverse neighborhood, are increasingly organizing to confront temp agencies that are exploiting them

Progressive Churches Challenge the Hard-Line Conservative Evangelical Narrative on Immigration

Progressive Churches Challenge the Hard-Line Conservative Evangelical Narrative on Immigration

July 21, 2019

In contrast to the unwavering support that conservative and evangelical religious groups give President Trump, progressive churches and synagogues are fighting on the front lines against the administration’s anti-immigrant policies

Unpaid Caregiving Increases Risk of Poverty in Retirement 

Unpaid Caregiving Increases Risk of Poverty in Retirement 

July 21, 2019

Christian Weller discusses his PERI study showing that people who care for children or elderly parents are less likely to have decent savings for retirement. The risk is higher for women, and especially for single women