U.S. Politics

Poor People's Movement Continues Wave of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

Poor People’s Movement Continues Wave of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

May 22, 2018

Protesters demand sweeping overhaul of nation’s voting rights laws, policies to address poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy

Pompeo's Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer

Pompeo’s Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer

May 22, 2018
In announcing new demands and threats, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made clear that the Trump administration will seek to threaten Iran into submission, says historian Eskandar Sadeghi of the University of Oxford
Laura Flanders Show: Communities Over Commodities

Laura Flanders Show: Communities Over Commodities

May 21, 2018

Housing affordability and power by design? This week on the show, Monique George of Picture the Homeless and Gianpaolo Baiocchi from NYU’s Urban Democracy Lab argue that a truly just housing policy requires a shift in power. Then, from our TED Women series, two architects who are combatting the effects of gentrification and serving low-income…

Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise

Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise (Pt. 1/2)

May 21, 2018

In a new document, the Department of Public Works calls for continued incineration and landfill use. Energy Justice Network says this contradicts Baltimore’s goal of sustainability

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: April 18, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: April 18, 2018

May 21, 2018

Eze, Baynard and Dharna talk about parents who have lost their children to murder, the new Poor People’s Campaign, the 40th anniversary of Black Classic Press, and the history of rap beef

A New Social Contract In the Works

A New Social Contract In the Works

May 21, 2018

The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) launches A New Social Contract. Quoting Michael Ratner, NESRI Executive Director Catherine Albisa says, “When change comes, it is unpredictable, but it does not happen by chance,” therefore, we need to build readiness  

US-North Korea Peace Talks: Trump Threatens Kim with Gaddafi’s Fate

US-North Korea Peace Talks: Trump Threatens Kim with Gaddafi’s Fate

May 18, 2018

Col. Larry Wilkerson: Trump’s threats, Bolton’s inexperience, combined with the military exercises in the region is putting the North Korean peace talks at risk. It is inexplicable form of diplomacy, unless you want the talks to fail

Progressive Candidates vs. Corporate Democrats

Progressive Candidates vs. Corporate Democrats

May 17, 2018

A panel of activists involved in supporting primary campaigns challenging establishment Democrats discuss key issues facing their work; with Alexandra Rojas of Justice Democrats, Eugene Puryear of D.C. Movement for Black Lives, and R.L. Stephens of Democratic Socialists of America with host Paul Jay

Jewish Americans Condemn US Gov. Support for Israel's Massacre of Gazans

Jewish Americans Condemn US Gov. Support for Israel’s Massacre of Gazans

May 17, 2018

Activists from Jewish Voice for Peace NYC and Jews Say No! held a Gaza solidarity protest outside the office of Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, condemning US support for Israel’s massacre of Palestinian protesters – Ben Norton reports.