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We had particular policies in this country that resulted in the larger share of poverty that we have in African-American communities
Viewers witnessed one of the most political halftime shows in Super Bowl history
Interview on the spread of the Zika virus, which scientists have linked to rising temperatures from global warming because of the increased incidence of mosquito-borne infections
The Trans-Pacific Partnership encompasses 12 Pacific Rim nations, including the United States, and 40 percent of the world’s economy
This program that was agreed to in August was designed to fail
Interview on his public spat with the Turkish president, the war against ISIL and Russia’s annexation of Crimea
Interview on the struggles and injustices up to the present day, including the police killings of unarmed African Americans and the spate of U.S. mass shootings
This weekend of extreme weather comes as climatologists predict 2015 will be the warmest year ever recorded, smashing last year’s record
Is freedom of speech welcome at the Mall of America?
On Monday, Obama touted the gains of the U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq and Syria while offering an implicit rebuke of Middle East allies
From the indignados and 15M to housing struggles and municipalismo, Spain has been at the forefront of some of the most creative and effective social movements of recent years
Talk on Rahm Emmanuel and the racist political economy of the US mass arrest and incarceration state
Debate on the Obama administration’s ‘orderly transition’ policy any better, and could it form the basis of a settlement acceptable to all sides in the Syria war?
Outside of the negotiation halls in Paris environmental NGOs, grassroots organizations, climate justice activists and trade unions from all over the world have been uniting to form a new global green movement.
Interview on the presidential primary “extravaganza” and the movement for Bernie Sanders
If you want to end it, the first question you ask is: why did it take place? What were the immediate causes and what were the deeper roots? And then you try to address those
Climate activists in Paris are planning a major day of action on Saturday despite a ban on protests put in place by the French government after the Nov. 13 attacks
“The more interactions we have between societies, between communities, the less there will be tensions”
Whatever agreement comes out of the meeting “won’t be enough” to avoid putting the world on a path to higher temperatures and an “uninhabitable world.”
On the relation between academic freedom and policy making in the corridors of (European) power
He once sat at the same table as the world leaders gathered in Paris to hammer out a U.N. agreement on global warming. Now he stands on the outside
At the bottom of all the jargon that will be thrown about this week’s climate conference are human lives
Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece?
Bernie Sanders visits Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. to share his vision for a United States governed through the philosophies of Democratic Socialism
“We Shouldn’t Play into the Hands of ISIS”
The U.S. military is now involved in more than 90 percent of Africa’s 54 nations
“The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe ‘Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere'”
Students Confront Racism at Ivy League School
For the first time ever, a big fossil fuel project has been rejected.
No Syrian voices were represented at the Vienna peace talks, but geopolitical interests were front and center
“The likelihood that the introduction of a handful of dozen of U.S. soldiers making any meaningful difference in the course of events is just about nil”
Interview on Europe’s inherent democratic deficit and the urgent need to tackle it
Interview on the presidential primary “extravaganza”
Interview on the government’s response to the economic crisis and the role of radicalism in American history
Interview on the new outbreak of violence in the West Bank
Interview topics include Immigration policy, the Black Lives Matter movement, foreign policy, and Planned Parenthood.
Palestinian rights activists in the United States are being harassed, disciplined, fired, sued, censored or threatened for their advocacy around Palestine
Does the US foreign policy shift in relations toward Cuba indicate a change in regional goals, or does it signal new strategy to advance the same old objectives?
The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached an agreement Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
What we can learn from extreme weather events
Interview with the duo behind the new film, “This Changes Everything,” which re-imagines the vast challenge of climate change
Half a century after the debate over the Civil Rights Act, our country has made real progress – but we have not made enough progress
Interview on how the Pope is a powerful voice of the South
Interview on the overwhelming audiences for his campaign events, the exhausting pace of the campaign, and spontaneous generation of as many as 200,000 grassroots volunteers
The moral choice is to fight income inequality
Interview with Norman G. Finkelstein
Interview on the Islamic State, military action, human rights and refugees
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders recently convened a panel of economists in Washington to discuss the debt crisis in Greece and throughout the world
Alternate views on recent developments in the fight against austerity waged by Syriza and the Greek people