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Torture Is the Central Issue in the Guantanamo Trials

January 30, 2020

The CIA is hiding the names of those who ordered and carried out the torture of Guantanamo detainees. Even after years of legal battles, the United States is likely still using black sites and torture.

Lula’s Foreign Minister on Iran Diplomacy and Brazil’s Sharp Turn to the Right

January 30, 2020

Celso Amorim, who served as Brazil’s foreign minister and as defense minister under President Lula da Silva, talks about the enormous effort Brazil put into securing a nuclear deal with Iran, how it was ignored, and how current president Bolsonaro is following an extreme right agenda.

Philippines Prepares for the Rise of Sea Levels

January 29, 2020

As sea levels rise, people living in coastal regions will see floods. Most of this will take place in Asia. In the Philippines, climate change is no longer an abstract concept for those living near the coast.

Economic Update: Military Spending and Debt

January 28, 2020

Updates on France’s successful mass uprisings (Yellow Vests in 2019; mass union strikes in 2020) that forced the French government to back down on changes workers opposed; how endless wars impose huge debts; how the Catholic Church uses U.S. bankruptcy law to prevent the church’s assets from being used to compensate victims of sexual assault;…

Brexit Won’t Deliver What Conservatives Promised

January 28, 2020

The Johnson government said leaving the EU would allow the UK to regain its sovereignty so it can apply higher labor and environmental standards, but that was an empty promise, says University of London economist John Weeks.

Students Say the Cost of Underfunding Schools Is Too High

January 28, 2020

200 Baltimore students and their allies ask why there’s always money to fund police and the military, but never any for public schools.

Dems Load Platform Committee to Stop Progressive Movement

January 28, 2020

DNC Chair Tom Perez is stacking party committees to sideline Sanders and to push a corporate agenda that kills progressive ideas and campaigns.

Exclusive: Drug Lobbyist Caught Heading Prescription Affordability Board

January 27, 2020

TRNN confronted the head of the country’s only prescription affordability board about his past ties to a lobbying firm that represented a major pharmaceutical company. It’s part of our ongoing coverage of the nation’s overpriced and ineffective healthcare industry.

Laura Flanders Show: Poet Staceyann Chin on Her Journey

January 27, 2020

Award-winning poet, performer, novelist, and activist Staceyann Chin has just published her first anthology of poems. She has been featured on Broadway, HBO, and Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam and her latest one woman show, MotherStruck, was adapted for film and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019. In this episode, Laura interviews Chin…

Peru’s Congressional Elections Spark Little Enthusiasm

January 27, 2020

Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra sparked controversy when he dissolved Congress in September 2019. Though many Peruvians supported his decision, they are disillusioned with the political system. Why is that?