General News

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.

IRS Audits Poor People Far More Often Than the Wealthy

October 11, 2019

Republicans gutted the IRS with New Democrat support. It ensured that the wealthy can cheat our nation with impunity, says Bill Black.

Peru’s Constitutional Crisis Cuts Deep Due to Endemic Corruption

October 11, 2019

The standoff between Peru’s president and its legislature has found a temporary resolution, but the corruption crisis continues and the left might be able to take advantage of the situation.

A Know-Nothing President Steps Into a Turkish/Kurdish Minefield

October 11, 2019

The U.S. is deeply involved in the region surrounding Syria. Its actions helped lay the groundwork for the current struggle faced by the Kurds.

Why Are Police Shooting the Mentally ill?

October 10, 2019

On this episode of the Police Accountability Report we analyze an investigative report on controversial police shootings in Greenville, South Carolina that points to a troubling trend of police using deadly force against people suffering mental distress. Send your tips to [email protected]

SCOTUS Deeply Divided on LGBTQ Rights

October 10, 2019

The Justices heard cases that would broaden sex discrimination under Civil Rights Act to include Gays, Lesbians and Transgender citizens.

Tunisian Elections Marked by Disappointment With Arab Spring Aftermath

October 10, 2019

Even though the 2011 Arab Spring began in Tunisia and was arguably more successful there than anywhere else, Tunisians are disappointed and not interested in the upcoming presidential runoff vote, says Angela Joya.

Protest Wave Engulfs Iraq, Over 100 Dead, Government Helpless?

October 10, 2019

For over a week now protests have been shaking Iraq, with massive police repression, leading to over 100 dead. The protests are an outgrowth of discontent over corruption, poverty, and an ethnic quota system, says Sabah Alnasseri.

As Dems Focus on Impeachment, Trump Heads to “Imperial Governance”

October 10, 2019

The Trump administration is undermining our nation from immigration to the environment, while his tweets and impeachment distract us. Add it all up, says our guest, we can see how he threatens what remains of U.S. democracy.

Ecuadorian Protests Intensify as President Flees Capital, Blames Venezuela

October 9, 2019

Shortly after the government of President Lenin Moreno announced new IMF-imposed austerity measures and price increases, protests against the government, uniting workers, students, and indigenous movement escalated in the capital of Quito this week.