By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan It was a bad week for dictators, and a good one for international justice. Two brutal, U.S.-backed dictators who ruled decades ago were convicted for crimes they committed while in power. Hissene Habre took control of the northern African nation of Chad in 1982, and unleashed a reign of terror against his own people, killi […]
We continue our conversation with Dave Zirin, author of the book "Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy," and Jules Boykoff, author of "Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics." In early August, more than 10,000 athletes across the world will convene in Rio de Janeiro's […]
Extended interview with Setsuko Thurlow, who survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing, about the bombing of 1945 and her push to eliminate nuclear weapons. On August 6, 1945, Thurlow was at school in Hiroshima when the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on a civilian population. She has been an anti-nuclear activist for decades. Watch Part 1
Holocaust survivor and peace activist Hedy Epstein has died at the age of 91. Epstein was born in Germany and left in 1939 on a Kindertransport to England. Her parents died in Auschwitz. She later returned to Germany to work as a research analyst for the prosecution during the Nuremberg trials. She was involved in civil rights and antiwar movements throughou […]
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan Thursday, Jan. 28, was a cold morning in Durham, North Carolina. Wildin David Guillen Acosta went outside to head to school, but never made it. He was thrown to the ground and arrested by agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ). He has been in detention ever since. Wildin, now 19 years old, fled his home […]
Viva Baseball: The Latino Pageantry of Miami's 2017 All-Star Game
This week, we speak to the editor-in-chief of La Vida Baseball, Adrian Burgos, about what he saw and experienced during a celebration of Latino baseball history at this year's MLB All-Star Game. We also have Choice Words about the treatment of Venus Williams by the police. We dole out our Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down Awards to a pair of legends, give […]
NBA Free Agency Madness & the Strength of Kaepernick's Silence
We speak to the NBA.com journalist Sekou Smith about the NBA as well as advice to young sports journalists. I also have some choice words about his store partnership between the Seattle storm and Planned Parenthood. Lastly, some strong words about the push from the NFL to get Collin Kaepernick to beg for a job.Sekou Smithhttp://www.nba.com/writer/archive/sek […]
How an Anti-Racist Lawsuit Empowered the Most Racist Brand in Sports
This week, we talk to the founder of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, Jacqueline Keeler and discuss the recent Supreme Court case that has Washington football team owner Daniel Snyder celebrating. Don't miss the powerful Choice Words about Philando Castile, Colin Kaepernick and the lost wisdom of Roger Goodell's father. We also have a very sp […]
L.A. vs. the Olympics
This week on the Edge of Sports Podcast we speak to journalist Molly Lambert and No Olympics LA organizer Anne Orchier about the forces behind the efforts to bring the Summer Olympics to Los Angeles and the movement to try to stop them. We also have commentary about the Golden State Warriors NBA championship victory and the trip to the White House that will […]
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.