General News

Trump Dismisses Indigenous Peoples Day, Praises Columbus

October 16, 2019

While speaking at the White House with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Trump informed assembled reporters that “it will always be called Columbus Day” to him.

Mozambique Braces for Election

October 16, 2019

Mozambique’s ruling Frelimo party is expected to win Tuesday’s general election but the challenge from the main opposition party, Renamo, has proven stronger than expected.

Economic Update: Worker Co-Ops, Socialism’s Future

October 16, 2019

In the first half of Economic Update this week, Professor Wolff discusses how and why socialism changed from what it meant in the 19th and 20th centuries. During the second half of this week’s episode, Prof. Wolff leads us on an exploration of why 21st century socialism aims to democratize capitalist workplaces, replacing their top-down…

What Happens When the FBI Chooses Sides

October 16, 2019

We ask FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley to compare the Russiagate investigation with the treatment of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and ask whether the current polarized political landscape makes it more likely for the agency to make partisan choices.

‘The Doomsday Machine’ – AcTVism Interview with Daniel Ellsberg

October 15, 2019

Former U.S. military analyst of the RAND corporation Daniel Ellsberg speaks about his personal journey and why he decided to blow the whistle with the Pentagon Papers in 1971. We delve into his recent book, talk about whether nuclear weapons are an effective tool for negotiation and diplomacy, and what individuals can do to push…

California Lawmakers Passed a Bill Banning Private Prisons

October 15, 2019

Activist Amani Sawari talks about what the impact on people in private prisons and immigration detention centers will be if Governor Gavin Newsom signs AB32, which would phase out private prisons by 2028.

Voting Access Still a Problem For Students at HBCU Prairie View A&M University

October 15, 2019

Students at the historically Black Prairie View A&M University are still fighting for their right to unrestricted access to vote in 2019. We talk to student Jayla Allen about the ongoing legal battle.

The Murder of Joshua Brown: Tragic Coincidence, or Something Bigger?

October 14, 2019

Joshua Brown was killed after testifying as a witness in Amber Guyger’s trial. People asking questions about his death aren’t conspiracy theorists–there’s a long history shaping their suspicions.

GM Strike Continues for Fourth Week Despite Hardship for Autoworkers

October 11, 2019

A UAW union member and truck worker from Flint discuss the challenges of dismantling the two-tiered GM employment system and how workers are holding firm with community support.

Will Impeachment Change Anything for the Masses?

October 11, 2019

Eddie Conway talks to patrons at Conscious Heads barbershop about impeachment, the rift between the Democratic and Republican Parties, whether it all just boils down to corporate interests, and if it will change things for anyone who is not a member of the 1 percent.