U.S. Politics

Laura Flanders Show: Community Land Trusts - A Model for Reparations?

Laura Flanders Show: Community Land Trusts – A Model for Reparations?

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
June 5, 2019

400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, many people agree reparations are due, but what would they look like? How about affordable property put into Black hands, in perpetuity? Could community land trusts be one way of making repairs? A lawyer, a policy advocate and an organizer with homeless New Yorkers, explain…

State Department Perpetuates Disinformation On Iran

State Department Perpetuates Disinformation on Iran

June 4, 2019

Regular State Department briefings have been few, but the public is entitled to them, to hold the Trump administration accountable, such as on its policies towards Iran, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

Trump's Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: An Impeachable Offense?

Trump’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: An Impeachable Offense?

June 2, 2019

Trump pulled an end run around Congress when he declared a national emergency letting him sell arms to Saudi Arabia. We speak to RootsAction’s David Swanson about whether the move is an impeachable offense

Col. Larry Wilkerson on Mueller and Courage to Impeach Trump

Col. Larry Wilkerson on Mueller and Courage to Impeach Trump

May 31, 2019

Chuck Schumer to Nancy Pelosi, Democrats are cowardly, incompetent and without courage to begin impeachment proceedings says Col. Larry Wilkerson

A Dead Republican Strategist's Work Could Destroy Voting Rights in America

A Dead Republican Strategist’s Work Could Destroy Voting Rights in America

May 30, 2019

A Common Cause court case opposing Republican gerrymandering in North Carolina revealed that Trump officials lied about the 2020 census citizenship question in order to maintain “White” and “Republican Power”

Texas Pipeline Bill Criminalizes Water Protectors

Texas Pipeline Bill Criminalizes Water Protectors

May 30, 2019

Since the 2016 protests at Standing Rock, ND, the fossil fuel industry has been pressuring state legislatures to pass laws criminalizing protests against pipeline construction

Last Slave Ship Found on Alabama Coast Validates Descendants' Stories

Last Slave Ship Found on Alabama Coast Validates Descendants’ Stories

May 30, 2019

The slave trade was abolished in 1808, but this ship, the Clotilda, sailed in 1860 and was sunk by its owner once he won his bet and sold his human cargo. Historian Sylviane Diouf discusses the discovery

Mueller’s Statement: Why is it Unconstitutional to Indict a Sitting President?

Mueller’s Statement: Why is it Unconstitutional to Indict a Sitting President?

May 29, 2019

Mueller says a legal analysis of a DOJ Policy prevented him from charging the president. Professor Doug Colbert says one objective for Mueller was to put some distance between himself and Attorney General Barr’s representation of his report

Six Children Have Died While in ICE Custody - Why?

Six Children Have Died While in ICE Custody – Why?

May 29, 2019

Undocumented immigrants seeking asylum are being separated from their children and detained in prison camps as more restrictive racist policies are being imposed by Trump. We discuss the policy with the Border Rights Center Director of ACLU Texas, Astrid Dominguez

Sen. Graham's Call for Military Intervention in Venezuela: A Scare Tactic?

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

May 29, 2019
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