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Wednesday, August 03, 2016
NYPD Chief Bill Bratton Out, But 'Broken Windows' Continues
Amid City Hall Protests, NYPD Chief Bill Bratton Resigns, But "Broken Windows" Continues Nationwide New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton has announced he is resigning next month. Bratton was a lead advocate of the so-called broken windows theory that called for officers to crack down...
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Monday, August 01, 2016
Society Is Failing Our Families: Sister Simone Campbell on Inequality, Donald Trump, and Women's Health
Last week in Philadelphia, a caravan of Nuns on the Bus pulled up to the Democratic National Convention after visiting 13 states, where they hosted conversations with ordinary Americans on both sides of the political spectrum in an effort to bridge the divide. To learn more about their journey, we...
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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Tim DeChristopher Arrested Again in the "Age of Anticipatory Mass Graves" for Climate Victims
On Wednesday, 23 people were arrested protesting Spectra Energy’s fracked gas pipeline in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Longtime climate activist Tim DeChristopher was one of about 30 people who ventured onto the Spectra pipeline construction site in an attempt to nonviolently stop work. Local...
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Friday, May 13, 2016
With Rousseff Out, Brazil's Interim President Installs Conservative All-White, All-Male Cabinet
Brazil’s former vice president, Michel Temer, assumed power as interim president Thursday after the country’s Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and begin impeachment proceedings over accusations she tampered with accounts in order to hide a budget shortfall. Rousseff called the move...
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Noam Chomsky: Young Bernie Sanders Supporters are a "Mobilized Force That Could Change the Country"
During an event Tuesday at the Brooklyn Public Library, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and professor, was asked about Bernie Sanders’ run for the White House. "[H]e’s considered radical and extremist, which is a pretty interesting characterization, because he...
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Millions of New Yorkers Disenfranchised from Primaries Thanks to State's Restrictive Voting Laws
Voters head to the polls today in New York for both the Democratic and Republican primary in one of the most closely watched races of the election. But millions of New Yorkers won’t be able to vote, thanks to the state’s restrictive voting laws. The state has no early voting, no Election Day...
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Monday, February 22, 2016
First Broadcast Interview: Albert Woodfox of Angola 3, Freed After 43 Years in Solitary Confinement
After more than 43 years in solitary confinement, Albert Woodfox is a free man and joins us today for his first broadcast interview. The former Black Panther spent more time in solitary confinement than anyone in the United States, much of it in a six-by-nine cell for 23 hours each day. Albert...
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Friday, February 12, 2016
Who Endorsed Hillary Clinton? The Congressional Black Caucus or Its PAC Filled with Lobbyists?
This week’s endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president by the Congressional Black Caucus political action committee prompted some confusion due to a lack of familiarity with the PAC . We look at the many lobbyists who comprise its board, including those who work for...
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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Jewish Peace Groups Reveal Role in Spoof New York Times That Criticized Paper's Stance on Israel
A Palestinian village has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Israel is throwing open its doors to refugees. Those were some of the headlines that appeared in a fake version of The New York Times distributed across New York City on Tuesday. The paper carried the slogan "All the news we didn’t print...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Josh Fox on His New Doc "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change"
As 2015 goes down as the world’s hottest year on record and the East Coast continues to dig out from one of its worst snowstorms in history, we look at the new documentary by Josh Fox. In "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change," Fox travels the globe, from New York...
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