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 […]
The German-born designer helped define the looks of Chanel and Fendi behind the scenes, even as he cut a titanic figure center-stage in the fashion industry. Chanel confirmed Lagerfeld's death Tuesday.
This week we talk to AM670’s Julie DiCaro about Joe Ricketts, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field was found to have sent racist and Islamophobic emails to his family. What will be the fallout if any? We also speak to author Bijan Bayne about the legacy of Frank Robinson and the sports anniversaries ahead in 2019\. Damn we feel old. We also g […]
This week we talk to “The Football Girl” Melissa Jacobs about the worst Super Bowl ever. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the political drama taking place off the field, ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to the Washington Post union and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. We also got Kaepernick Watch, and more! Melissa Jacobs https://thefootballgirl.com […]
This week we talk to former pro-bowler and Super Bowl champ Martellus Bennett about his new children’s book Dear Black Boy. The former NFL standout also talks about his upbringing, how he’s been doing post-football, and his creative projects. Also we got ‘Choice Words’ about Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and why he’s making it hard to root against the […]
This week we speak to Kain Colter, former quarterback at Northwestern and current organizer with the American Federation of Teachers. We talked about his experiences at Northwestern, challenges that college athletes face, and the labor movement today. Also we got ‘Choice Words’ about the picket line developing at the Super Bowl halftime show by artists,’Jus […]
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.