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 […]
This week we speak to the lead football scout for Bleacher Report, former football scribe at Sports Illustrated, Doug Farrar. We talk about his extensive scouting of Colin Kaepernick as well as how a blackballing works in the NFL.We also have an extended clap-back at Stephen A. Smith for his ugly remarks about Michael Bennett -- plus, Bennett's response […]
Colin Kaepernick Vs. Systemic Oppression
This week on the Edge of Sports Podcast, we give an inside look at the Know Your Rights Camps being hosted by free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, as he and a remarkable team of people try to educate youth on their legal rights, health, history and financial literacy. We also tear apart the disinformation campaign being put forward by nameless NFL execut […]
John Angelos on the Orioles and Racist Incident at Fenway
This week, we speak to Baltimore Orioles COO, John Angelos, about his stirring statement against racism after his team's star outfielder, Adam Jones, was hit with a barrage of racist insults at Boston's Fenway Park. We also have a Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down award, both connected to this incident, a special Kaepernick Watch and much more.John A […]
21st Century Trailblazer: Talking Sports & Politics With Ibtihaj Muhammad
This week we speak to the only Muslim American woman to ever medal at the Olympics and the first American woman to ever compete while wearing a hijab, Ibtihaj Muhammad. It's a fascinating insight into what makes her excel. We also have choice words about the ESPN layoffs, our just stand up and just sit down words, Kaepernick watch, and the question for […]
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.