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Ann Jones: The Untold Story of War

Today marks Veterans Day, the federal holiday honoring U.S. men and women who have fought in the armed forces. Veterans continue to face extremely high levels of unemployment, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress and homelessness. Since 2000, nearly 6,000 servicemembers have experienced traumatic amputations from injuries caused by improvised explosive devices and other war-related dangers. Read more…

Janet Allon: 12-Year-Old Nails N.C. Governor on Voting Rights Restrictions

12-year-old Madison Madison Kimrey, founder of NC Youth Rocks, gave a rousing speech at a recent NAACP event, taking on Governor Pat McCrory, and the state's recent highly restrictive Voter I.D. laws. Being 12, her particular concern was the elimination of the state's pre-registration for 16 and 17-year-olds through schools and the state's DMV that Read more…

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Spying on Allies Shows “Institutional Obsession” with Surveillance

The spat over U.S. spying on Germany grew over the weekend following reports the National Security Agency has monitored the phone calls of Chancellor Angela Merkel since as early as 2002, before she even came to office. The NSA also spied on Merkel’s predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder, after he refused to support the Iraq War. NSA Read more…

Peter Watt: Calls For Immigration Reform Ramp Up, But What Fuels Migration to U.S.?

Immigration reform is back in the spotlight in Washington. President Obama renewed calls for Congress to act on comprehensive immigration reform. Immigration advocates are expected to carry out actions this week as well, to push for congressional action. Now joining us to discuss why people are even coming to the United States to begin with Read more…

Mitchell S: Chicago Independent Television for July

Chicago protests agribusiness giant Monsanto? The agribusiness giant Monsanto was the focus of recent protests in dozens of cities worldwide, including a protest in Chicago, as we'll see in this segment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sev04d6BEU8&t=1m45s? Chicago protests proposed Keystone XL pipeline during Obama visit ?President Obama spoke at a recent Chicago event which drew a protest over the Read more…

Rep. John Conyers: Rep. John Conyers Pushes For a “Full Employment” Bill As Congress Votes to End Shutdown

Congress approved an 11th-hour deal late last night to end the 16-day partial government shutdown and pull the nation back from the brink of an historic debt default. The spending measure passed the Senate and House of Representatives after Republicans dropped efforts to use the legislation to force changes in President Obama’s signature healthcare law. Read more…

Julian Assange: Assange: ‘Snowden Safe But Journalists Dealing With Him At Risk’

Edward Snowden is safe in Russia, but the fates of journalists who helped him and published his leaks are now of more concern for WikiLeaks, Julian Assange said in an exclusive interview with RT Spanish ‘Behind the News’ host Eva Golinger. Assange also shared his views on the NSA scandal in Latin America and the Read more…

Alex Rogers: New Report: World’s Oceans and Marine Life Face Unprecedented Peril Pt.1

Alex Rogers is a Professor of Conservation Biology at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford and Fellow of Somerville College. He is a marine biologist specialising on the ecology of deep-sea ecosystems including seamounts, deep-sea hydrothermal vents and deep-sea coral reefs and gardens. Alex has led several deep-sea expeditions in recent years and has Read more…

Michael Albert: Participatory Economics: Alternative to Capitalism?

Co-founder of the participatory economics theory, Michael Albert, talks about how this philosophy would work for all, and why it’s different from other alternatives to capitalism. (Albert appears at the 3:25 mark)

Noam Chomsky: Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Noam Chomsky is a famed linguist, political activist, prolific author and recognized public speaker, who has spent the last 60 years living a double life – one as a political activist and another as a linguist. His activism allegedly made him the US government’s public enemy number one. As a linguist he is often Read more…

Matt Taibbi: How Wall Street Hedge Funds Are Looting the Pension Funds of Public Workers

In his latest article for Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi reports that Wall Street firms are now making millions in profits off of public pension funds nationwide. "Essentially it is a wealth transfer from teachers, cops and firemen to billionaire hedge funders," Taibbi says. "Pension funds are one of the last great, unguarded piles of money Read more…

Popularresistance.org: The Anti-TPP Take Over of the US Trade Representative Building

Below is a video of activists working in the coalition FlushTheTPP.org dropping multiple banners from the US Trade Representatives Building in Washington, DC to protest the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The groups sought to expose the secret negotiations that have been ongoing throughout the five years of the Obama administration and mobilize people concerned about workers, the Read more…

Noam Chomsky: Instead of “Illegal” Threat to Syria, U.S. Should Back Chemical Weapons Ban in All Nations

In a national address from the White House Tuesday night, President Obama announced he is delaying a plan to strike Syria while pursuing a diplomatic effort from Russia for international monitors to take over and destroy Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons. However, Obama still threatened to use force against Syria if the plan fails. We Read more…

Glenn Greenwald: The End of Internet Privacy? Glenn Greenwald on Secret NSA Program to Crack Online Encryption

A new exposé based on the leaks of Edward Snowden has revealed the National Security Agency has developed methods to crack online encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records. "Encryption is really the system that lets the Internet function as an important commercial instrument all around the world," says Glenn Greenwald of The Read more…

Patrick Bond: Big Oil Gets Green Light to Explore Ecuadorian Amazon

On August 15, the Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, announced that he is abandoning plans for an internationally funded conservation program for the Yasuni National Park. The park, which is located in the Ecuadorian Amazonian rain forest, is recognized as a UNESCO biosphere reserve and is said to contain more species in just one hectare than all Read more…

Charlene deGuzman: I Forgot My Phone
Chris Hedges: On Obama Decision to Attack Syria and “Give Congress a Voice”

Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss President Obama's statement that he has decided to attack Syria and seek authorization from Congress . . . Even though he says he doesn't need it

Portside: Wealth Inequality in America

The distribution of wealth in America is way more unequal than we think it is or than we think it should be. These are the real numbers, and they're hard to believe. 

Sofia Campos: Voices You Should Have Heard

Director of Dream Defenders Phillip Agnew and leader of United We Dream Sofia Campos were ready to represent our generation at the commemorative events of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. But at the last minute, they were cut from the speaking roster because of "time". Our generation's dreams have been deferred too Read more…

Phillip Agnew: Two Minutes – #OurMarch

Director of Dream Defenders Phillip Agnew and leader of United We Dream Sofia Campos were ready to represent our generation at the commemorative events of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. But at the last minute, they were cut from the speaking roster because of "time". Our generation's dreams have been deferred too Read more…

Tesa Arcilla: Gagging Guardian: UK Govt Threatens Newspaper Over Snowden’s Leaks

This week, the British newspaper which spilled the beans on the NSA and was in turn forced to destroy materials provided by Edward Snowden, came clean on why it gave in to government pressure. The Guardian editor said London threatened legal action to stop the paper from reporting the sensitive leaks altogether, so they agreed Read more…

Henry A. Giroux: When Schools Become Dead Zones of the Imagination

Ted Asregadoo speaks to Henry A. Giroux – Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department and board member of Truthout – about his article on Truthout, "When Schools Become Dead Zones of the Imagination: A Critical Pedagogy Manifesto."

RT.com: ‘Ball Of Fire In Middle East': Tehran, Damascus Warn US Against Syria Strike

Iran has warned the US not to cross “the red line” on Syria threatening it would have “severe consequences” for the White House. This follows a statement from Syrian officials who said a strike would create “very serious fallout” for the whole region. "America knows the limitation of the red line of the Syrian front Read more…

Vijay Prashad: Bradley Manning, the Nuremberg Charter and Refusing to Collaborate with War Crimes

Sixty-eight years ago on August 8 was the signing of the Nuremberg Charter, which established the crime of wars against humanity and the whole concept of war crimes. It was signed by all the major Western countries and the Soviet Union. It was signed by the United States. And let me read you a couple of Read more…

Robert W. Mcchesney: How The Washington Post’s New Owner Aided the CIA, Blocked WikiLeaks & Decimated the Book Industry

The Washington Post announced on Monday the paper had been sold to Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Bezos, one of the world’s wealthiest men, now controls one of the most powerful newspapers in the country. Some critics of the sale have cited Bezos’ close ties to the U.S. government. In 2010, Read more…

Daniel Ellsberg: How the Pentagon Papers Came to be Published By the Beacon Press Told by Daniel Ellsberg & Others

Forty-one years ago, Beacon Press lost a Supreme Court case brought against it by the U.S. government for publishing the first full edition of the Pentagon Papers. It is now well known how The New York Times first published excerpts of the top-secret documents in June 1971, but less well known is how the Beacon Read more…

Gar Lipow: Pennies for Wendy’s

Tomato workers in Florida face low wages, harsh working conditions, and – on occasion – rape and even slavery. Major tomato buyers including four of the five largest fast food giants have agreed to pay an extra penny a pound on condition growers treat workers with minimal decency. Wendy's is holding out. So we collected Read more…

Ellen Cantarow: Truthout TV Interviews Ellen Cantarow About the Dangers of Fracking

Ted Asregadoo speaks to journalist Ellen Cantarow, about an interview posted on Truthout featuring Louis W. Allstadt — a former executive with Mobil Oil — on the environmental dangers of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking).

Chris Hedges: Chris Hedges: As a Socialist, I Have No Voice in the Mainstream – Pt 6 of 7

Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, Read more…

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