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 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 […]
Donté Stallworth Explains the World
This week, on the Edge of Sports Podcast, we talk foreign policy with 10 year NFL veteran Donté Stallworth. Also, I've got some choice words about the racist attack on LeBron James' home. In addition, we have a very special Kaepernick Watch with the biggest doozy of an excuse for why the quarterback has not been signed. Lastly, we have a letter fro […]
Frank Deford: The Lost Interview
A never before heard interview with the late Frank Deford from 2013. Topics ranged from personal interactions with legendary athletes such as Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, and Bill Russell to Deford's perspective on the state of sports journalism today. Frank Deford's Wicked Gracehttps://www.thenation.com/article/frank-defords-wicked-grace/—http […]
Etan Thomas on Kaepernick Protests & A Radical Plan to Change the NCAA
This week we talk to ten year NBA veteran and author Etan Thomas about why he attended a protest against the "blackballing" of free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick at NFL headquarters as well as the role of Kaepernick's black critics in the media. Also, we speak to economist Andy Schwarz who has "concocted a plan to radically challenge […]
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.