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 […]
When Georgetown University announced they were going to try to make reparations to descendants of slaves held by the university more than a century ago, it raised tough questions for the families who stand to receive the reparations. Georgetown is offering preferential admissions to descendants, but one family with two students applying, have another idea.
The destruction from the 1992 Los Angeles riots resulted in more than $1 billion in damaged property and city leaders began to rebuild as the city was still in flames. But the project to fix the city, Rebuild LA, ultimately failed to do just that — rebuild.
Anatomy of a Train Wreck: The Patriots White House Visit with "The Football Girl" Melissa Jacobs
We speak to former Sports Illustrated editor Melissa Jacobs about the Aaron Hernandez suicide and the Pats trip to this abnormal White House. Also, we have choice words about Gov Scott Walker's awkward attempt to jump on the Milwaukee Bucks bandwagon, a very special Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down section, and a Kaepernick Watch.Melissa JacobsTwitter: @ […]
Hari Kondabolu on Baseball: ‘I’m Going to Throw This 100-Mile-per-Hour Missile at Your Head’
The comedian behind albums like Waiting for 2042 and the Politically Re-Active podcast stops by to talk sports, social justice, Dave Chappelle and comedy. Also, we have some Choice Words about another labor victory for women in sports, the US Women's Soccer Team. We've got your weekly Kaepernick Watch and the first ever Edge of Sports Theater; a dr […]
How To Win A Sports Strike
This week we speak to Hilary Knight one of the stars of the US Women's National hockey team and Johnette Howard from ESPN about how the US Women's National Team won so much in their recent strike that went right to the brink of the World Championships in Michigan. Also I've got some choice words about "kids today" for basketball coac […]
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.