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  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved from Prison to Intensive Care, Supporters Seek Access and Answers

    31 March 2015, 8:55 am

    Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, after he was removed from prison for a medical emergency without any notification to his family,…
  • "Straights Only"? Indiana Faces Boycotts, Protests over Anti-LGBT "Religious Freedom" Law

    31 March 2015, 8:46 am

    Indiana is facing boycotts and fierce criticism following Gov. Mike Pence's new measure that could sanction discrimination by allowing business owners to refuse service to LGBT customers in the name of "religious freedom." Connecticut is the first state to…
  • Ex-Sen. George Mitchell: Freed Whistleblower on Azerbaijan Corruption Should Never Have Been Jailed

    31 March 2015, 8:43 am

    We look at the case of Frederic "Rick" Bourke, who is considered a whistleblower after he was imprisoned for exposing corruption and bribery in the oil-rich region of the Caspian Sea. Bourke is known for founding the luxury handbag company Dooney & Bourke and…
  • Former Mideast Peace Envoy George Mitchell on U.S.-Israel Showdown over Iran, Palestinian Statehood

    31 March 2015, 8:20 am

    George Mitchell, the former senator and U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace under President Obama, joins us to discuss the escalating U.S.-Israel standoff over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign against an Iran nuclear deal and open rejection of…
  • "A Matter of War & Peace": Iran, Powers Near Preliminary Deal in face of Congress-Israel Opposition

    31 March 2015, 8:11 am

    Negotiators meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, over an Iran nuclear deal are set to issue a general statement that enough progress has been made to continue in a new phase aimed at a comprehensive agreement in June. Details of the talks have been kept under…
  • Headlines for March 31, 2015

    31 March 2015, 8:00 am

    Iran Nuclear Talks Conclude with Plans for New Phase, Iraq: U.S. Rejects Claim Drone Strike Killed Iranian Advisors, Yemen: 40 Killed at Refugee Camp as Saudi-Led Strikes Intensify, Nigeria: Buhari Poised to Unseat Jonathan in Presidential Poll, 2 Al Jazeera…
  • TSA Checklist Exposed: "Suspicious Signs" Include Throat Clearing, Whistling & "Exaggerated Yawning"

    30 March 2015, 8:50 am

    Next time you are at an airport, you may not want to gaze down at your feet. But also be careful not to stare at anyone with your eyes wide open. Both of these behaviors are listed on a "suspicious signs" checklist used by the U.S. Transportation Security…
  • Iran Nuclear Talks Near Deadline Amid "Air of Inevitability Combined with Tremendous Uncertainty"

    30 March 2015, 8:44 am

    Talks over a nuclear deal with Iran are in their final stages before Tuesday's self-imposed deadline. Progress has been reported on several issues, including limiting centrifuges at Iran's main nuclear facility to around 6,000. But Iran has reportedly backed…
  • Ex-U.S. Official on Bowe Bergdahl Charges: Why Are We Vilifying an Ex-POW Tortured by Taliban?

    30 March 2015, 8:27 am

    With Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl facing charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the case has revived controversy over how the Obama administration won his release in exchange for five Taliban detainees held at Guantánamo Bay. On Friday, the House…
  • Attorney for Bowe Bergdahl: Army Report Shows Ex-POW Left Base to Report Wrongdoing, Not Desert Unit

    30 March 2015, 8:10 am

    The U.S. Army says it plans to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and the rare charge of misbehavior before the enemy after he was held and tortured in Taliban captivity for five years when he left his base in Afghanistan in 2009. He was freed in 2014 in…
  • Headlines for March 30, 2015

    30 March 2015, 8:00 am

    Iran Talks Enter Final Hours; Tehran Reportedly Withdraws Pledge to Enrich Overseas, Saudi Arabia: No End to Yemen Attack Until Houthis Surrender, Arab League Agrees on Joint Military Force; Iraq Criticizes Yemen Strikes, 2014 Was Deadliest Year for…
  • African Economist Samir Amin on the World Social Forum, Globalization & the Barbarism of Capitalism

    27 March 2015, 8:34 am

    As tens of thousands gather for the World Social Forum in Tunis, Tunisia, we speak to one of the most prominent radical thinkers in Africa -- the Egyptian-born economist Samir Amin. He is considered one of Africa's leading political economists and was one of…
  • The Yemen Crisis: Could Domestic Conflict Grow into Protracted Regional War?

    27 March 2015, 8:23 am

    As Saudi Arabia and Egypt threaten to send ground troops into Yemen, we look at the roots of the crisis. While many analysts have described the fighting as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, journalist Iona Craig says the fighting stems from a domestic…
  • Yemen Does Not Need Another War: Report from Sana'a as Saudi Attack Enters Second Day

    27 March 2015, 8:13 am

    A Saudi-led aerial bombing campaign has entered its second day in Yemen. The Saudi-led airstrikes are intended to thwart the advance of Shiite Houthi rebels after they seized control of the capital Sana'a last year and deposed President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi…
  • Headlines for March 27, 2015

    27 March 2015, 8:00 am

    Yemen: 39 Civilians Killed in Saudi-Led Bombings, U.S. Airstrikes Cause Shiite Militias to Leave Tikrit Fight, Report: Co-Pilot Who Crashed Plane Had History of Depression, House Passes Medicare Bill in Rare Bipartisan Move, Report: U.S. Soldiers, Contractors…
  • Why Is Climate Denier David Koch on the Board of Top Science Museums? Letter Urges Cutting of Ties

    26 March 2015, 8:49 am

    The nation's top museums are facing calls to cut ties with billionaire funders who profit from global warming. In an open letter, a coalition of climate scientists, museum experts and environmental groups says science and natural history museums should stop…
  • Brutalized in Taliban Captivity After Fleeing War He Opposed, Bowe Bergdahl Charged with Desertion

    26 March 2015, 8:38 am

    The U.S. military has charged Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with one count of desertion and one count of misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl was held in Taliban captivity for five years after leaving his Army base in Afghanistan in 2009. An earlier military…
  • Endless War: As U.S. Strikes Tikrit & Delays Afghan Pullout, "War on Terror" Toll Tops 1.3 Million

    26 March 2015, 8:08 am

    As the United States begins bombing the Iraqi city of Tikrit and again delays a withdrawal from Afghanistan, a new report has found that the Iraq War has killed about one million people. The Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of…
  • Headlines for March 26, 2015

    26 March 2015, 8:00 am

    Houthis Warn of "Wide War" as Saudi-Led Coalition Bombs Yemen, U.S. Begins Strikes on Tikrit, Aiding Iran-Backed Offensive, Obama Admin Confident on Iran Nuclear Deal Before Deadline, Ex-POW Bowe Bergdahl Charged with Desertion, House Votes to Arm Ukraine;…
  • Private Prisons for Immigrant Families Grow Despite Court Ruling Against "Detention as Deterrence"

    25 March 2015, 8:43 am

    The Obama administration continues to expand its controversial practice of detaining mothers and their children despite a judge's order that using it to deter mass migration is illegal. Starting last summer, thousands of Central American women with kids as…
  • My Lai Revisited: 47 Years Later, Seymour Hersh Travels to Vietnam Site of U.S. Massacre He Exposed

    25 March 2015, 8:09 am

    Fifty years after the U.S. ground invasion of Vietnam began, we look back at the 1968 My Lai massacre, when American troops killed hundreds of civilians. Journalist Seymour Hersh broke the story of the massacre and cover-up, winning a Pulitzer Prize for his…
  • Headlines for March 25, 2015

    25 March 2015, 8:00 am

    U.S. Delays Afghan Withdrawal Through Year's End; Drone War to Continue, Thousands Protest Mob Killing of Afghan Woman in Kabul, Houthi Rebels Advance on Aden; Saudi Arabia Moves Weaponry Near Border, Study: U.S. Wars Have Left Over 1 Million Dead in Iraq,…
  • An Angry White House Vows to Confront Netanyahu, But Will It End Key U.S. Support for Occupation?

    24 March 2015, 8:41 am

    The White House says it is re-evaluating its policy toward Israel following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution. Administration officials have openly criticized Netanyahu for vowing no Palestinian state during his tenure and…
  • "Inside Baghdad's Brutal Battle Against ISIS": In Chaos of Post-Invasion Iraq, Militias Take Hold

    24 March 2015, 8:29 am

    "If you visited the Interior Ministry compound in Baghdad during the holy month of Muharram this past fall, you would be forgiven for thinking that Iraq, like its neighbor Iran, is a country whose official religion is Shiite Islam," writes journalist Matthieu…
  • After Liberation Came Destruction: Iraqi Shiite Militias Accused of Looting, Burning Sunni Villages

    24 March 2015, 8:13 am

    A new report finds Shiite militias in Iraq have burned down entire Sunni villages after liberating them from control of the Islamic State. This comes as Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Shiite militias are in their fourth week of a fight to retake Tikrit from…
  • Headlines for March 24, 2015

    24 March 2015, 8:00 am

    Report: Israel Spied on Iran Talks, Shared Info with U.S. Lawmakers, Afghan President to Request Longer Stay for U.S. Troops, Talks on Yemen's Political Crisis to Be Held in Qatar, 148 Feared Dead After Plane Crash in Southern France, Tea Party Favorite Sen.…
  • RIP Danny Schechter: Media Pioneer Who Covered Apartheid South Africa, Occupy & Kissinger

    23 March 2015, 8:33 am

    We speak with two close colleagues and friends of the pioneering author, filmmaker and media reform activist Danny Schechter, who died last week of pancreatic cancer at the age of 72, and play excerpts from different points in his career. In one interview,…
  • Yemen in Crisis: U.S. Closes Key Drone Base & Withdraws Forces as U.N. Warns of Civil War

    23 March 2015, 8:14 am

    After touting its "successful" counterterrorism model in Yemen, the United States has evacuated its remaining personnel, including 100 special operations forces from a military base seen as key in the drone war against al-Qaeda. This comes amidst worsening…
  • Headlines for March 23, 2015

    23 March 2015, 8:00 am

    U.N. Warns of Civil War in Yemen as Violence Grows; U.S. Closes Key Base, Obama Chides Netanyahu on 2-State Rejection, Race-Baiting, Iran Nuclear Talks Approach Final Week; Tehran Demands Immediate End to Sanctions, Kurdish Rebel Leader Seeks Vote on Ending…
  • Remembering Danny Schechter, "The News Dissector": Pioneering Journalist, Filmmaker & Activist

    20 March 2015, 8:53 am

    The author, filmmaker and media reform activist Danny Schechter has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 72. Danny Schechter rose to prominence as the "The News Dissector" on Boston's WBCN radio in the 1970s. He went on to work as a television producer at…

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