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At UN, Trump Continues Assault on Iran Nuclear Deal
If President Trump follows through on his latest threat to the Iran nuclear deal before the UN General Assembly, he'll do so with bipartisan help, says author and NIAC president Trita Parsi
DATE: 2017-09-19 | LENGTH: 11:20

 
The Earthquake Just Keeps Going in Mexico
Central Mexico's 7.1 magnitude earthquake has over 225 casualties so far, but it had help from a government that let infrastructure and buildings crumble long before the quake hit
DATE: 2017-09-20

 
Trump's Threat to 'Totally Destroy' North Korea is Illegal
Donald Trump's comments at the UN General Assembly violate international law, and the world should hold him to account, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies
DATE: 2017-09-19 | LENGTH: 23:22

 
Yet Another Black Man Serves Time for a Crime He Didn't Commit
Lamar Johnson was released after serving fourteen years for murder after the Innocence Project teamed with Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's office to win his release
DATE: 2017-09-20 | LENGTH: 04:41

 
New Clean Energy & Jobs Campaigns Launches With Less Ambitious Goal
Some advocates question why a new green jobs proposal is only demanding 50% renewable energy by 2030
DATE: 2017-09-20 | LENGTH: 06:49

 
Wilkerson: Trump a 'Diplomatic Fiasco' at the UN
Col. Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, talks about Trump's speech before the UN General Assembly and explains why Ambassador Nikki Haley's remarks on the Iran nuclear deal scare him
DATE: 2017-09-19 | LENGTH: 22:23

 
Watch live proceedings of the UN General Assembly underway in New York
The theme of the general debate of the 72nd session is 'Focusing on People - Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet'
DATE: 2017-09-19

 
GOP Retries ACA Repeal as Single-Payer Surges
After failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, Republicans are trying to sneak through an equally dangerous last-ditch attempt, says Dr. Ed Weisbart of Physicians for a National Health Program
DATE: 2017-09-18 | LENGTH: 15:03

 
Koch Brothers Fuel the GOP's War on Climate Science
Investigative journalist Bruce Livesey explains that the Koch brothers have used their enormous wealth to force Republicans to toe the line on climate change denial
DATE: 2017-09-19 | LENGTH: 15:47

 
   


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Nelofer Pazira returns to Afghanistan in 2002 seeking her childhood friend Dyana who she thought had died living under Taliban rule. Through her search Nelofer unravels her past and the history of her country; Ottawa Citizen said the film was "as suspenseful as any drama. But it is also a shocking portrait of a nation still reeling from years of war, resistance and oppression."
 
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It's 'incredible' that the New York Times gave former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince editorial space to suggest letting private mercenaries lead the war in Afghanistan, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson Watch full story
 
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White Police, Black Unarmed Suspects
Glen Ford discusses the recent acquittal of white St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley and the uprising that followed
DATE: 2017-09-19 | LENGTH: 10:10

 
Uproar over Ultra-Orthodox Military Service Deepens Old Israeli Rift
Journalist and documentarian Lia Tarachansky discusses the decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to overturn a law exempting ultra-Orthodox Jews from military service
DATE: 2017-09-19 | LENGTH: 13:56

 
Applicant Says Federal Judge 'Hijacked' Process to Pick Police Monitor
After Judge James Bredar handpicked a group to monitor the consent decree between the Baltimore Police and the Department of Justice, one of the finalists says community input was ignored, setting a bad precedent going forward
DATE: 2017-09-19 | LENGTH: 10:41

 
Real Media: Art & Militarism
From the 'Conference at the Gates' organized by 'Stop The Arms Fair', Real Media explores a workshop on art and militarism that was held during protests against the 2017 Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London
DATE: 2017-09-19 | LENGTH: 09:50

 
Prisoners of Hope - RAI with Thomas Frank (6/6)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank says if liberals don't face up to how the policies of Clinton and Obama helped create the conditions for the rise of Trump, the next version of Trump will be far more dangerous than this one
DATE: 2017-09-18 | LENGTH: 22:10

 
Empire Files: Peter Joseph & Abby Martin on Abolishing Capitalism
Peter Joseph is the founder of the Zeitgeist Movement, a grassroots, worldwide organization that advocates an alternative economic system based on sustainability, cooperation and human need
DATE: 2017-09-18 | LENGTH: 45:41

 
Baltimore's Water Affordability Crisis
Water rates in Baltimore have been skyrocketing, more than tripling since 2000--and a $500 unpaid water bill could cost residents their homes
DATE: 2017-09-18 | LENGTH: 07:09

 
Real Media: Women's Narratives - The Real Cost of Selling Weapons
Two women from conflict zones in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe explain the costs of war and the arms trade for their homelands, and in particular the impact on women
DATE: 2017-09-18 | LENGTH: 09:23

 
UK Activist Risks Prison Challenging 'Digital Strip-Search'
CAGE International Director Muhammad Rabbani is about to stand trial for refusing to give UK police the password to his laptop, which contained information about torture survivors. He's using his case to challenge Britain's anti-terrorism legislation, Schedule 7
DATE: 2017-09-17 | LENGTH: 15:37

 
Real Media: Drones, Nationalism and the Future of Warfare
Author of Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade Andrew Feinstein talks about the the future of warfare, the effects of drones on the military industrial complex and the role of nationalism in an increasingly unstable world
DATE: 2017-09-17 | LENGTH: 11:17

 
Green Party files election fraud lawsuit against Democratic Party in Pennsylvania
Candidate for Pennsylvania's 197th ward and former Green Party VP Candidate in 2012, Cheri Honkala, discusses the election fraud lawsuit she filed last week against the Democratic Party.
DATE: 2017-09-17

 
Trump's Judicial Makeover is White and Far-Right
Through his nominees of federal judges and prosecutors, Donald Trump is overseeing a radical overhaul of the US judicial system, says Kamau Franklin, attorney and political editor of Atlanta Black Star
DATE: 2017-09-16 | LENGTH: 12:37

 
Russian Progressives Challenge Putin From Below
A grassroots coalition has made gains in Moscow's municipal election, signaling opportunities for Russian progressives at the local level, says Russian-American independent journalist Alyona Minkovski
DATE: 2017-09-15 | LENGTH: 20:37

 
CIA Whistleblower: Harvard Picks Torture Apologists Over Chelsea Manning
Harvard's rescinding of Chelsea Manning's visiting fellowship -- following a backlash from current and former US officials -- is a 'disgrace,' says CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou
DATE: 2017-09-15 | LENGTH: 08:38

 
  

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First Nations and Ontario's Ring of Fire
By the Socialist Project The Ring of Fire continues to divide First Nations and suck up money that should go to healing communities. Ontarians for a Just Accountable Mineral Strategy Ontarians for a Just Accountable Mineral Strategy (OJAMS) condemns the Wy...

Socialist Project

Signs of hope in the Middle East? Don’t hold your breath
By James M. Dorsey / Middle East Soccer. Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife, and debilitating regional rivalries. The Islamic State (IS) is ...

James M. Dorsey

In the Field With Yazidi Fighters, Tales of Genocide at ISIS's Hands and More Conflict to Come
By Rania Khalek / AlterNet.
Yazidi fighters are joining the Iraqi-run PMF in droves, and see a new war on the horizon. SINJAR, IRAQ—On a Sunday afternoo...

Rania Khalek

In a Warming World, the Storms May Be Fewer But Stronger
By NASA / Earth Observatory. What exactly does it mean for storms to get “stronger”? Does it mean faster winds? A larger wind field? Lower pressure at the center? More rain and snowfall? Higher storm surges? “You have to ...

NASA

My Weekend With Irma
By Dimitri Lascaris / dimitrilascaris.org. On the morning of September 5, 2017, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) declared Hurricane Irma to be the first Category 5 hurricane to form east of the Leeward Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 175 mph ...

Dimitri Lascaris

Can emissions shrink while the economy grows?
By David Suzuki / davidsuzuki.org   (Photo credit: Walter via Flickr) What does climate change have to do with economic growth? Canada’s prime minister and premiers signed a deal in December to “grow our economy, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissi...

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Will Maryland Pioneer Offshore Wind Farming in America?
Despite a climate-denying federal government, two new offshore wind farms could bring thousands of clean jobs to Maryland's Sparrow's Point
DATE: 2017-04-27

 
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DATE: 2015-12-28

 
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