U.S. Politics

More Details Emerge About Horrible Conditions at Immigration Detention Centers 

More Details Emerge About Horrible Conditions at Immigration Detention Centers 

July 7, 2019

A DHS Inspector General report and a visit by members of Congress to detention centers, the inhumane conditions become clearer and spark more outrage

Future Resource Wars

Future Resource Wars

July 7, 2019

The fantasy of the USA becoming the first global empire in history quickly dissolved in the wake of the Iraq war. Pepe Escobar and Eddie Conway discuss the coming nexus of global competition and climate change

As Activists Push Democratic Climate Debate, DNC Donors Profit from Oil, Gas

As Activists Push Democratic Climate Debate, DNC Donors Profit from Oil, Gas

July 7, 2019

For Democrats, the presidential primaries will end in Milwaukee at its convention in July 2020. It will be heavily funded by fossil fuel investors, Wes Edens and Marc Lasry, who also own the Milwaukee Bucks. 

Anti-Trump 4th of July Protest in DC Features 'Baby Trump' Blimp

Anti-Trump 4th of July Protest in DC Features ‘Baby Trump’ Blimp

July 5, 2019

The peace group CodePink organized a protest on the Washington DC Mall, just prior to Trump’s militarized Independence Day extravaganza. The protest featured the ‘Baby Trump’ balloon from London, many speakers, and a reading of Frederick Douglass’ speech, “What To The Slave Is The 4th Of July?”

There Are Alternatives to Caging Immigrants in Dehumanized Conditions

There Are Alternatives to Caging Immigrants in Dehumanized Conditions

July 3, 2019

We talk with Vicki Gaubeca from Southern Borders Community Coalition about the conditions in the immigration prison camps, the Border Patrol’s FB page, and proposals for humane treatment of refugees

Tanks Roll into D.C. to Celebrate Independence Day

Tanks Roll into D.C. to Celebrate Independence Day

July 3, 2019

Washington DC may feel like an authoritarian military parade this July 4, drawing millions from Parks Department and military budgets. Meanwhile, demonstrators plan to float the “Baby Trump” balloon

Buttigieg's Promise Stumbles over Racial Justice in his Backyard

Buttigieg’s Promise Stumbles over Racial Justice in his Backyard

July 3, 2019

The Nation’s Jeet Heer upacks the contradictions of Pete Buttigieg, a combat veteran and Ivy Leaguer who rebuilt his city by not paying attention to police brutality or the Black community

Is US Democracy Dying a Slow and Barely Visible Death?

Is US Democracy Dying a Slow and Barely Visible Death?

July 3, 2019

Ret. Col. Larry Wilkerson examines the dangers that Republican efforts to abridge voting rights and that Trump’s racist and violent exhortations represent to US democracy

Victor Pate Leads Hunger Strike for Solitary Confinement Reform in New York

Victor Pate Leads Hunger Strike for Solitary Confinement Reform in New York 

July 2, 2019

Eddie Conway talks to Pate, the statewide organizer for New York’s Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, about the demands they are making to state lawmakers to bring the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act to the floor to vote

Laura Flanders Show: Democracy's Past, Present... and Future?

Laura Flanders Show: Democracy’s Past, Present… and Future?

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July 1, 2019

Don’t remember the past? Does that mean that you’re condemned to repeat it? What does our country’s past tell us about our present— and how can it help us imagine a better future? This week, two leading thinkers on the tricky challenges of democracy. What are the best tools— and even the best words we…