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Chase Iron Eyes, an activist and lead attorney for the Lakota People’s Law Project. (Photo: Screenshot) News
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Chase Iron Eyes: Trump’s Mocking of Native Americans Gives License to Others to Denigrate My People
As we continue to look at the video that has gone viral showing a group of Catholic high school students apparently mocking an indigenous tribal elder near the Lincoln Memorial, we speak to Chase Iron Eyes, an activist and lead attorney for the Lakota People’s Law Project. He is a spokesperson for...
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"Look at the way airport workers and federal employees, in general, are being treated." (Photo: Screenshot) News
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Strike! Barbara Ehrenreich Calls on TSA Workers to Walk Off Job in Protest of Government Shutdown
The longest government shutdown in U.S. history is now on Day 27. As 800,000 workers continue to go without pay, federal employees around the country are rising up to demand an end to the shutdown, which has run public institutions ragged and left hundreds of thousands financially strapped. We...
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"We’re going to be able to really, truly change this country for the best." (Photo: Screenshot) News
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Rashida Tlaib: The Senate’s Anti-BDS Bill Is an Unconstitutional Attack on Free Speech
A new Senate bill would allow state and local governments to boycott any U.S. companies which are engaged in a boycott against Israel. Democracy Now! spoke with Congressmember Rashida Tlaib, who has come out out against the bill, tweeting, “They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S...
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Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses war in Syria. (Photo: Screenshot) News
Thursday, December 20, 2018
The Bombings Will Continue: Phyllis Bennis Warns U.S. Military Role in Syria Is Not Actually Ending
President Trump has announced that the U.S. will withdraw troops from Syria, in a move that has been praised by some in the American peace movement and some progressive lawmakers, as well as anti-interventionist Republicans, including Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee. We speak with Phyllis Bennis,...
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Winona LaDuke News
Friday, December 07, 2018
Winona LaDuke Calls for Indigenous-Led 'Green New Deal' as She Fights Minnesota Pipeline Expansion
While world leaders converge in Poland for the U.N. climate change summit, we look at the indigenous-led fight against destructive oil pipelines and the revolutionary potential of the Green New Deal with Winona LaDuke, Ojibwe environmental leader and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives and works on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.
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 "I’m horrified by it. I’d love to say I was surprised, but I’m not." (Photo: Screenshot) News
Monday, October 29, 2018
Uncle of Stephen Miller: Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Is What Happens When Hate Is Legitimized
A gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, on Saturday, killing 11 worshipers. The massacre is being described as the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. The victims have been identified as Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Melvin Wax, Irving Younger...
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"Your pain matters. Your experience matters." (Photo: Screenshot) News
Friday, October 05, 2018
Eve Ensler to White Women Supporting Kavanaugh: Stand With Survivors & Fight This Nomination
Opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is growing across the country as the Senate prepares to vote on his nomination, just one day after senators were given their first chance to see the FBI’s new investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s claims that Kavanaugh attempted to rape...
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
What Does Trump’s "New NAFTA" Trade Deal Signal for Workers, Corporate Power & the Environment?
The United States and Canada have reached a tentative agreement to save NAFTA , the North American Free Trade Agreement, with a new trilateral deal that will be known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The Trump administration is touting the agreement as a victory for American dairy...
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Naomi Klein on Democracy Now! (Photo: Screenshot) News
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Naomi Klein: A Year After Hurricane Maria, There Is Nothing Natural About Puerto Rico’s Disaster
One year since Hurricanes Maria and Irma killed thousands in Puerto Rico and caused the longest blackout in U.S. history, we are joined by Naomi Klein, author of “The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists,” whose recent report for The Intercept is titled “There’s...
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A melee breaks out between police and demonstrators near the Conrad Hilton Hotel on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue during the Democratic National Convention on Aug. 28, 1968. (Bettman / Getty Images) News
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
50 Years Ago: Antiwar Protesters Brutally Attacked in Police Riots at 1968 Democratic Convention
It was 50 years ago this week that the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago became a national spectacle, as a major political event veered into chaos that culminated with a police riot, much of it unfolding on live national television. The 1968 DNC came in the middle of a year of mass...
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