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  • As 18 Die on Anniversary of Revolution, Egypt Intensifies Crackdown on Activists, Journalists

    28 January 2015, 8:48 am

    At least 18 protesters have been killed as they marked the anniversary of the 2011 uprising in Egypt that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak, in the bloodiest demonstrations since General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi came to power. A viral video also shows Shaimaa…
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer on Campus Rape Bill, Climate Skeptics & Why She Supports Obama's War on ISIS

    28 January 2015, 8:30 am

    Amy Goodman interviews one of the Senate's leading advocates for changing the way both universities and the military respond to sexual violence -- California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. Boxer talks about her proposed bill to require advocates for sexual…
  • "The Hunting Ground": Film Exposes How Colleges Cover Up Sexual Assault and Fail to Protect Students

    28 January 2015, 8:10 am

    As a jury in Tennessee has convicted two former Vanderbilt University football players of raping an unconscious student in a dorm room, we look at a groundbreaking new documentary about sexual assault on college campuses across the country. Brandon Vandenburg…
  • Headlines for January 28, 2015

    28 January 2015, 8:00 am

    Jordan Agrees to Prisoner Swap with the Islamic State, Israel-Hezbollah Exchange Fire Along Lebanon Border, U.S. to Give $2 Billion to Ukraine as Fears Grow of Full-On War, New Greek Government Begins Rolling Back International Bailout, Obama Defends Decision…
  • "One Person Can Make a Difference": Ava DuVernay Remembers Film Critic Roger Ebert's Early Support

    27 January 2015, 8:55 am

    As Ava DuVernay considers her next steps after "Selma," her first big budget feature film, she offers advice to aspiring filmmakers. "We have to work without permission. Especially as women in this industry. Who are we asking for permission to do what we want…
  • "Selma" Director Defends Film's Portrayal of LBJ-MLK Dispute on Voting Rights Legislation

    27 January 2015, 8:43 am

    As we continue our interview with "Selma" director Ava DuVernay, she responds to the controversy around her film's portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson and his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The film depicts him as a reluctant, and even…
  • "The Power of the People": Selma Director Ava DuVernay on Fight for Civil Rights, Voting Equality

    27 January 2015, 8:28 am

    In our extended interview with "Selma" director Ava DuVernay, we broadcast excerpts from her Oscar-nominated film, which highlights both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership in Selma, as well as the grassroots civil rights movement's role in pushing…
  • Selma Director Ava DuVernay on Hollywood's Lack of Diversity, Oscar Snub and #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag

    27 January 2015, 8:16 am

    Today we spend the hour with Ava DuVernay, the director of the acclaimed new civil rights film "Selma," which tells the story of the campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to draw the nation's attention to the struggle for equal voting rights by marching…
  • Headlines for January 27, 2015

    27 January 2015, 8:00 am

    Syriza Leader Alexis Tsipras Sworn In as Greek Prime Minister, New Greek Finance Minister Vows to Destroy Greek Oligarchy, Greece Considers Seeking Reparations from Germany over Nazi Crimes, States of Emergency Declared in Northeastern U.S. States Due to Heavy…
  • Black Lives Matter: New Film on Jordan Davis Captures Family’s Struggle to Convict White Vigilante

    26 January 2015, 8:15 am

    We are broadcasting from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, where a new film takes on the subject of the growing nationwide protests over the killing of unarmed African Americans by examining one of the cases to make national headlines in recent years:…
  • Headlines for January 26, 2015

    26 January 2015, 8:00 am

    Anti-Austerity Syriza Party Sweeps to Power in Greece, Greek Voter: Syriza is the "Only Alternative for My Generation", Sen. Sanders: Syriza Election Shows People Will No Longer Accept Austerity as Rich Get Richer, 17 Killed in Egypt on Anniversary of Tahrir…
  • In Victory for Gov't Whistleblowers, Supreme Court Sides with Fired TSA Air Marshal Who Spoke Out

    23 January 2015, 8:45 am

    A major U.S. Supreme Court decision has upheld the right of federal employees to become whistleblowers. The case centers on former Transportation Security Administration Federal Air Marshal Robert MacLean. In July 2003, MacLean revealed to an MSNBC reporter…
  • Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison After Reporting on Hacked Private Intelligence Firms

    23 January 2015, 8:35 am

    A journalist and activist accused of working with Anonymous has been given a five-year prison term and ordered to pay nearly $900,000 in restitution and fines. Barrett Brown was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty last year to charges of transmitting…
  • "A Systemic Failure": New Calls for Reform as Feds Rule Out Civil Rights Charges for Darren Wilson

    23 January 2015, 8:29 am

    The Justice Department has reportedly concluded it will not bring civil rights charges against police officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. On Wednesday, The New York Times reported Attorney…
  • Remembering Saudi's King Abdullah: "He Was Not a Benevolent Dictator, He Was a Dictator"

    23 January 2015, 8:17 am

    King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has died at the age of 90. Abdullah was one of the world's most powerful men and a key U.S. ally in the region, controlling a fifth of the known global petroleum reserves. In a statement, President Obama praised…
  • Hailed as U.S. Counterterrorism Model in Middle East, Yemen Teeters on the Brink of Collapse

    23 January 2015, 8:07 am

    Yemen is facing political collapse following the mass resignations of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, his prime minister and entire cabinet. Thursday's exodus came just hours after Shia Houthi rebels stormed the presidential compound in the capital city of…
  • Headlines for January 23, 2015

    23 January 2015, 8:00 am

    Yemen in Crisis as Houthi Rebellion Leads President, Cabinet to Resign En Masse, Prince Salman Assumes Saudi Throne Following Death of King Abdullah, U.S., Cuba Conclude Opening Round of Talks in Havana, White House: Obama Won't Meet with Netanyahu on U.S.…
  • "Guantánamo of the Pacific": Australian Asylum Seekers Wage Hunger Strike at Offshore Detention…

    22 January 2015, 8:52 am

    A massive hunger strike is underway at what some are calling "the Guantánamo Bay of the Pacific." The Manus Island detention center is paid for by the Australian government and run by an Australian contractor, Transfield Services, but located offshore on…
  • Inside the U.S. Torture Chambers: Prisoner's Guantánamo Diary Details 12 Years of Abuse, Terror

    22 January 2015, 8:09 am

    After a seven-year legal battle, the diary of a prisoner held at Guantánamo Bay has just been published and has become a surprise best-seller. Mohamedou Ould Slahi's diary details his experience with rendition, torture and being imprisoned without charge.…
  • Headlines for January 22, 2015

    22 January 2015, 8:00 am

    Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Will Avoid Civil Rights Charges, Video: New Jersey Police Fatally Shot Man Who Had His Hands Up, Donetsk Bus Blast Kills 13 as Ukrainian Forces Retreat from Airport, Yemen: Houthi Rebels Remain at President's Home After Reported…
  • On 5th Anniversary of Citizens United, GOP Taps Koch Brothers-Backed Senator to Give SOTU Response

    21 January 2015, 8:51 am

    It was five years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Citizens United decision, allowing unlimited political spending by corporations and unions. Some of the biggest spenders since have been the billionaire brothers David and Charles…
  • David Cay Johnston: Class War Is Being Waged by the Rich Against the Poor

    21 January 2015, 8:36 am

    Republicans have accused President Obama of waging class warfare for using his State of the Union to push for an increase in taxes and closing loopholes that benefit the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. Pulitzer Prize-winning tax reporter David Cay Johnston…
  • Ralph Nader on What was Missing in President Obama's State of the Union Address

    21 January 2015, 8:29 am

    Much of President Obama's State of the Union address focused on the economy and efforts to bolster the middle class with a push for education, child care and tax breaks. But did he go far enough? We speak to Ralph Nader, longtime consumer advocate, corporate…
  • Rep. Keith Ellison on Obama's Push to Sign TPP & Seek Authority to Expand War in Iraq & Syria

    21 January 2015, 8:15 am

    We get reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union address from Rep. Keith Ellison, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the first Muslim elected to Congress. He discusses Obama's policies on war, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the…
  • Phyllis Bennis: As Obama Hails "Turning Page" on Wars, U.S. Drone Strikes Continue Across Globe

    21 January 2015, 8:08 am

    On the foreign policy front, President Obama used his State of the Union to defend his decision to begin normalizing relations with Cuba, to pledge again to close Guantánamo and to call for authorization to expand war against the Islamic State. He mentioned…
  • Headlines for January 21, 2015

    21 January 2015, 8:00 am

    Obama Outlines Policy Agenda in State of the Union Address, Words "Lesbian," "Bisexual" and "Transgender" Appear in State of the Union for 1st Time, Yemen: Houthi Rebels Take Palace, Stand Guard Outside President's Home, Congo: At Least 15 Killed in Crackdown…
  • Prosecuting Guatemala's Dirty War: Rigoberta Menchú Hails Embassy Fire Verdict, Dictator's Trial

    20 January 2015, 8:44 am

    In a major victory for human rights activists, a Guatemalan court has returned a guilty verdict in the Spanish Embassy massacre of 1980. On Monday, the court found former police chief Pedro García Arredondo responsible for ordering an attack on 37 peasant…
  • As Fox News Apologizes, Jeremy Scahill on Fake "Terror Experts" & Challenges of Real War Reporting

    20 January 2015, 8:30 am

    Fox News has apologized for broadcasting false information about Muslims in the wake of the Paris attacks. Last weekend, self-described terrorism expert Steve Emerson claimed on air that parts of Europe, including the entire English city of Birmingham, were…
  • A Coup in Yemen? Jeremy Scahill & Iona Craig on Rebel Offensive to Seize Power, Saudi Role & AQAP

    20 January 2015, 8:13 am

    As the world focuses on the threat posed by al-Qaeda in Yemen, the Yemeni government is on the verge of collapse. A dispute between Shia Houthi rebels and the government of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi has sparked the capital Sana'a's worst violence in…
  • Headlines for January 20, 2015

    20 January 2015, 8:00 am

    ISIS Threatens to Execute 2 Japanese Hostages, Germany: Anti-Racist Protesters Outnumber Anti-Islam Party Again, Chechnya: Hundreds of Thousands Rally Against Prophet Muhammad Cartoons, Fox News Apologizes 4 Times for False Facts on Muslims in Europe,…

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