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In 1991, Nelson Mandela traveled to Cuba to thank Fidel Castro and the Cuban people for supporting the fight against apartheid and colonialism in southern Africa. "The decisive defeat of the aggressive apartheid forces [in Angola] destroyed the myth of the invincibility of the white oppressor," Mandela said. "The defeat of the apartheid army s […]
Democracy Now! was on the scene this morning when dozens of protesters held an International Human Rights Day Immigration Vigil outside Elizabeth Detention Center in New Jersey. In a dramatic civil disobedience action, eight protesters were arrested after chaining themselves outside the facility in order to show solidarity with detainees and families separat […]
On Wednesday, Democracy Now! will look into the relationship between the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and in Cuba under Fidel Castro, which has drawn more attention after President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raúl Castro today as he made his way to speak at the podium during the memorial to Nelson Mandela. ( Click here to see a l […]
In 1991, Nelson Mandela traveled to Cuba to meet with then-President Fidel Castro on one of his first international trips after being freed from prison. Mandela called the Cuban Revolution "a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people" and thanked Cuba for supporting the African National Congress at a time when it was banned in South Africa […]
How's the Louisiana senator responding to GOP efforts to tie her to the Affordable Care Act's problems? Partly with an ad that gives her outsized credit for President Obama's decision to change course and let people keep health plans next year that would otherwise be canceled under the new law.
The chief's resignation comes after a store owner and residents filed a lawsuit against the city. Charges of racial profiling and civil rights abuses were bolstered by videos that showed police frisking and arresting people.
On Monday, federal prosecutors announced indictments against 18 current and former deputies of the L.A. Sheriff's department for corruption and civil rights abuses inside the nation's largest municipal jail system.
The track record of products designed for digital privacy has been abysmal — at least until recently. Snapchat, wildly popular among teens, is changing assumptions about young people's desire for digital privacy. But it's not clear whether the trend will stick.
Episode 281: BOOM! We have one great show for you this week! The guys go over the deeper meanings of the instant-classic that was the most recent Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn. Bill Fletcher, long-time activist and a top candidate for head of the NBAPA, stops by to discuss what that union needs to do moving forward. Dr. Walter Beach, who played for th […]
Episode 280: BOOM! Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Edge of Sports! Dave, Mark and Coach keep the show in-house today. Dave begins the show by dissecting Dan Snyder’s latest attempt of convincing the public to accept the name of Washington’s NFL team. Dave gives thanks by interviewing Coach about basketball from his illustrious life involved in the sport. […]
Episode 279: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and Mark discuss the San Jose State University bullying case and why that’s the last college something like that should happen at. Billy Bean, former MLB Player and Chairman of the Ben Cohen Foundation, explains the power of sports and how it can foster an environment of leadership and sportsmanship. Plus, did you hear how Ale […]
Episode 278: BOOM! Dave, Mark, and Coach have one great show for you this week! They discuss the decision by the Atlanta Braves to move their stadium out from the center of the city to the suburbs of Cobb County. The guys are joined by Katie Hnida, the first woman to play professional arena football and the first woman to score in an NCAA Division I-A game, […]
House ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Five months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Years ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.