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  • Is Your Judge for Sale? Dark Money Groups Pour Millions into Judicial Races to Reshape Courts

    30 October 2014, 8:54 am

    With the 2014 midterm elections just days away, we look at how anonymous donors are reshaping judicial races by pouring millions of dollars in "dark money" into races. Some donors see giving to the campaigns of judicial candidates as a way to get more…
  • "The Red Cross' Secret Disaster": Charity Prioritized PR over People After Superstorm Sandy

    30 October 2014, 8:34 am

    This week marks the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the New York City region, becoming one of the most destructive storms in the nation's history. A new joint investigation by ProPublica and NPR contends the American Red Cross bungled its…
  • Showdown over Ebola: Will Quarantines of Healthcare Workers Harm the Fight Against Epidemic?

    30 October 2014, 8:12 am

    A debate is intensifying in the United States over quarantining healthcare workers who return from West Africa but do not show signs of Ebola. On Wednesday, Maine's governor said that he would seek legal authority to enforce a 21-day home quarantine on Kaci…
  • Headlines for October 30, 2014

    30 October 2014, 8:00 am

    Number of Ebola Cases Jumps to 13,700; Liberia Sees Decline, Nurse Kaci Hickox Vows to Defy Ebola Quarantine in Maine, U.S. Drone Strike Kills 4 in Pakistan, Sri Lanka: 190 Missing After Landslide, Burkina Faso: Protesters Set Parliament on Fire, Israel Closes…
  • Is Filming a Police Officer a "Domestic Threat"? Austin Activist on Trial for Videotaping an Arrest

    29 October 2014, 8:49 am

    A jury in Austin, Texas, is set to issue its decision today in a case that centers on a person's right to film police officers. Antonio Buehler says he was at a gas station in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day in 2012 when he used his phone to take…
  • Arming the Warrior Cop: From Guns to Drones, Inside the Booming Business of Police Militarization

    29 October 2014, 8:30 am

    In a new cover story for Mother Jones magazine, "The Making of the Warrior Cop," senior reporter Shane Bauer goes inside the corporations and government departments involved in enabling police departments to acquire anything from bayonets to semi-automatic…
  • Will Mike Brown's Killer Avoid Charges in Ferguson? Cops Stockpile Riot Gear Amid "Troubling" Leaks

    29 October 2014, 8:14 am

    There are conflicting reports out of Ferguson, Missouri, over the fate of embattled police chief Thomas Jackson. Unnamed government officials told CNN that Jackson is expected to step down as part of efforts to reform the police department following an…
  • Headlines for October 29, 2014

    29 October 2014, 8:00 am

    Ebola-Free Nurse Rejects Home Quarantine, 2nd Dallas Nurse Released After Beating Ebola Infection; Obama to Meet with Medical Workers, Iraqi Kurds Arrive in Turkey to Join Syria Fight, U.N. Seeks Greater Aid for Syrian Refugees, White House Official: Netanyahu…
  • Monsanto, BigAg Spend Millions Fighting Colorado, Oregon Ballot Measures to Label GMO Foods

    28 October 2014, 8:48 am

    Colorado and Oregon could soon become the first states in the nation to pass ballot initiatives mandating the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms. Earlier this year, Vermont became the first state to approve GMO labeling through…
  • As Indonesia's New President Takes Office, Cabinet Includes Officials Tied to Atrocities of Old

    28 October 2014, 8:31 am

    Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, has held his first Cabinet meeting amidst criticism from human rights activists for picking a new defense minister who once defended military killings of civilians. In July, the former Jakarta governor known as "Jokowi"…
  • Attack on Canadian Parliament Fuels "Anti-Terror" Laws, Ignoring Ties to Mental Illness, Drug Abuse

    28 October 2014, 8:09 am

    As Canada mourns the death of a soldier gunned down while standing guard at the National War Monument in Ottawa, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pushing new antiterrorism legislation that would expand surveillance and intelligence sharing with foreign…
  • Headlines for October 28, 2014

    28 October 2014, 8:00 am

    U.N. Criticizes State Ebola Quarantines; U.S. Troops Isolated, AIDS Activists Protest Ebola Quarantines in New York City, Nigeria: Boko Haram Captures 30 More Youths, ISIS Video Shows U.K. Hostage John Cantlie in Kobani, Two Attacks Kill Dozens in Iraq,…
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks Out from Prison on Pennsylvania's New Law Censoring Convicts' Speech

    27 October 2014, 8:44 am

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a bill that critics say tramples the free speech rights of prisoners. The "Revictimization Relief Act" authorizes the censoring of public addresses of prisoners or former offenders if judges agree that allowing…
  • From Fear-Mongering to Crippling Debt, Lapses in Politics and Health Hurt Global Effort on Ebola

    27 October 2014, 8:23 am

    The World Health Organization says nearly 5,000 people have now died from Ebola out of 10,000 known cases. But the actual death toll may be significantly higher in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three worst-hit countries. The virus is now threatening…
  • Back from West Africa, a U.S. Nurse Says Quarantining Medical Workers Threatens Ebola Response

    27 October 2014, 8:10 am

    The governors of New York and New Jersey are facing federal pressure to reverse new quarantine rules on medical workers returning from West Africa. Under the policy, arriving passengers with a risk of Ebola exposure will be placed in a 21-day quarantine. White…
  • Headlines for October 27, 2014

    27 October 2014, 8:00 am

    White House Lobbies Against State Quarantines; Nurse Isolated in New Jersey to Sue…
  • European Privacy in the Age of Snowden: We Need a Debate About What Intelligence Agencies Are Doing

    24 October 2014, 8:48 am

    As the movie "Citizenfour" about National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden opens in theaters in the United States, we look at the impact his leaks have had on the debate over online privacy in Europe. The Austrian newspaper Der Standard reports the…
  • Former Weapons Inspector in Iraq Questions Claims that Iran Hiding Nuclear Tests

    24 October 2014, 8:32 am

    We are broadcasting from Vienna, where the six world powers leading nuclear negotiations with Iran have set a November deadline to reach a deal to constrain Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing Western sanctions. Earlier this month, a report by the…
  • Obama Promised a "World Without Nuclear Weapons," But May Now Spend $1 Trillion on Upgrades

    24 October 2014, 8:15 am

    We are on the road in the historic city of Vienna, Austria, not far from the Czech Republic where President Obama gave a major address in 2009 that called for a nuclear-free world. His disarmament efforts were cited when he won the Nobel Peace Prize, but since…
  • Headlines for October 24, 2014

    24 October 2014, 8:00 am

    New York City, Mali Report First Cases of Ebola, African Union Pledges 1,600 New Health Workers for Ebola, Canada to Expand Surveillance, Detention Powers After Shooting, U.S. "Coordinating Very Closely" with Canada After Attacks, ISIS Claims Iraqi Village;…
  • Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater Execs Remain Free as Guards Convicted for Killing 14 Iraqis in Massacre

    23 October 2014, 8:50 am

    A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives involved in the 2007 massacre at Baghdad's Nisoor Square. On Wednesday, the jury found one guard, Nicholas Slatten, guilty of first-degree murder, while three other guards were…
  • Citizenfour: Inside Story of NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Captured in New Film by Laura Poitras

    23 October 2014, 8:11 am

    "At this stage I can offer nothing more than my word. I am a senior government employee in the intelligence community. I hope you understand that contacting you is extremely high risk … This will not be a waste of your time." This was one of the first…
  • Headlines for October 23, 2014

    23 October 2014, 8:00 am

    2 Dead in Attack on Canadian War Memorial, Parliament, Report: U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Killed 32 Civilians, Pentagon Confirms Islamic State Got U.S. Arms Drop, 4 Blackwater Operatives Found Guilty in Nisoor Massacre, WHO: True Ebola Death Toll May Be 15,000,…
  • Noam Chomsky at United Nations: It Would Be Nice if the United States Lived up to International Law

    22 October 2014, 8:42 am

    After world-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky gave a major address on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the hall of the United Nations General Assembly last week, Amy Goodman interviewed the world-renowned linguist and dissident before an audience of 800 people.…
  • In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

    22 October 2014, 8:08 am

    As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces plans to set up an investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent assault on the Gaza Strip, we broadcast the speech of world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky, who…
  • Headlines for October 22, 2014

    22 October 2014, 8:00 am

    Video Appears to Show U.S. Arms Airdrop in ISIS Hands, U.N. Warns ISIS Assault on Yazidis May Be "Attempted Genocide", WHO Plans Large-Scale Ebola Vaccine Trials for January, U.S. Imposes Ebola Restrictions on Travelers from West Africa, U.S. Cameraperson,…
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks Out from Jail on New Pennsylvania Law Silencing Prisoners

    21 October 2014, 8:48 am

    Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is set to sign into law a bill critics say will trample the free speech rights of prisoners. Last week, lawmakers openly said they passed the legislation as a way to target one of the state's most well-known prisoners:…
  • Former U.N. Special Rapporteur Richard Falk on the Legitimacy of Hope in the Palestinian Struggle

    21 October 2014, 8:31 am

    On Monday, the Israeli government made a rare appearance before the United Nations Human Rights Committee, but its delegation refused to acknowledge responsibility for the conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, occupied by Israel for nearly half a…
  • After Ignoring ISIS Assault on Kobani, U.S. Launches Major Strikes & Arms Turkey's Kurdish Foes

    21 October 2014, 8:15 am

    Earlier this month, Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would not act to prevent the Islamic State from seizing Kobani because the Syrian Kurdish town was not a "strategic objective." But as news cameras on the Turkish-Syrian border showed…
  • Headlines for October 21, 2014

    21 October 2014, 8:00 am

    Cuba Sends 91 More Health Workers to West Africa, Offers to Work with U.S. on Ebola, CDC Unveils New Health Worker Protocols for Ebola, U.S. Continues Bombardment of ISIS Near Kobani, Indonesia Inaugurates Joko Widodo as President, Australian Police Drop Probe…

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