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  • Noam Chomsky at United Nations: It Would Be Nice if the United States Lived Up to International Law

    27 November 2014, 8:34 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 in October, Amy Goodman interviewed him before an audience of 800 people. Chomsky spoke at an event sponsored…
  • In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

    27 November 2014, 8:01 am

    In this holiday special, we broadcast the words of world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky, who recently spoke in the hall of the U.N. General Assembly at an event sponsored by the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of…
  • "I Didn't Know What the Sky Looked Like Any More": Ricky Jackson Exonerated After 39 Years in Jail

    26 November 2014, 8:44 am

    An Ohio man has been freed from prison after spending 39 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. Ricky Jackson, a 59-year old African-American man, had been jailed since 1975 on a murder conviction. The prosecution's case was based on the testimony of…
  • Mississippi Burning: As Ferguson Erupts, Obama Honors Civil Rights Activists Slain By Klan in 1964

    26 November 2014, 8:37 am

    At the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Monday, President Obama honored James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner, the three civil rights workers who were killed 50 years ago by the Ku Klux Klan after traveling to Mississippi to register black…
  • Rev. Sharpton: Legacy of Civil Rights Movement Shows Need for Feds to Bring Justice if State Fails

    26 November 2014, 8:26 am

    On Tuesday, the family of Michael Brown held a press conference at a church not far from Ferguson. Michael Brown Sr. was present but did not speak. He wore a red St. Louis baseball cap similar to the one his son had on when he was killed by Officer Darren…
  • "This Country Values Property Over People": Ferguson Activist Speaks Out as Protests Spread

    26 November 2014, 8:12 am

    Protests are set to begin for a third day in a row in Ferguson, Missouri over a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. On Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon deployed more than 2,000 National…
  • Headlines for November 26, 2014

    26 November 2014, 8:00 am

    More Than 40 Arrested in Ferguson on 2nd Night of Protest, Protesters March, Block Highways in 170 Cities Over Police Abuse, Obama Calls for Calm in Ferguson, Darren Wilson: "I Know I Did My Job Right", Black Friday Boycott over Ferguson to Coincide with…
  • Riot as the Language of the Unheard: Ferguson Protests Set to Continue In Fight For Racial Justice

    25 November 2014, 8:43 am

    "It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things…
  • "It is Officially Open Season on Black Folks": Legal Expert Decries Handling of Wilson Grand Jury

    25 November 2014, 8:33 am

    On Monday St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury had found "that no probable cause exists" to charge Officer Darren Wilson with any crime in the death of Michael Brown. The jury deliberated for three months and heard dozens of hours…
  • Black Lives Matter: Ferguson Erupts After Grand Jury Clears Officer in Michael Brown Killing

    25 November 2014, 8:11 am

    A grand jury in St. Louis, Missouri has chosen not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager. The decision follows three months of deliberation by the jury of nine whites and…
  • Headlines for November 25, 2014

    25 November 2014, 8:00 am

    Ferguson Erupts After Grand Jury Decides Not to Indict Darren Wilson, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Forced to Resign, Report: U.S. Drone Strikes Kill 28 Unnamed People for Every 1 Target, Iran Nuclear Talks Extended for 7 Months, Hong Kong Authorities…
  • Longest-Serving U.S. Prisoner in Solitary Ordered Free Again, But State Obstruction Bars His Release

    24 November 2014, 8:46 am

    A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling ordering Louisiana to release Albert Woodfox, a former Black Panther who has spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement, longer than any prisoner in the United States. Woodfox and the late Herman…
  • After Vowing to End Combat Mission in Afghanistan, Obama Secretly Extends America's Longest War

    24 November 2014, 8:18 am

    President Obama has secretly extended the U.S. role in Afghanistan despite earlier promises to wind down America's longest war. According to the New York Times, Obama has signed a classified order that ensures U.S. troops will have a direct role in fighting.…
  • Headlines for November 24, 2014

    24 November 2014, 8:00 am

    Ferguson Braces for Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case, Obama, Holder Address Ferguson Protests Ahead of Grand Jury Decision, Cleveland Police Fatally Shoot 12-Year Old Boy Holding Toy Pellet Gun, NYPD Officer Kills Unarmed African-American in Housing…
  • Viggo Mortensen Helps Mark 10 Years of Howard Zinn's "Voices of a People's History"

    21 November 2014, 8:45 am

    Actors including Viggo Mortensen, Peter Sarsgaard and Kelly Macdonald are gathering in New York today for a reading of "Voices of a People's History of the United States," based on the late historian Howard Zinn's book "A People's History of the United States"…
  • Food Chains: New Film Tracks How Immokalee Workers Won Fair Wages from Corporate Giants

    21 November 2014, 8:34 am

    Opening today around the U.S., the new film "Food Chains" documents the groundbreaking partnership between farm workers, Florida tomato farmers and some of the largest fast-food and grocery chains in the world. We are joined by one of the film's key players,…
  • As Mexicans Protest US-Fueled Drug War, Sanctuary Movement Backs Church Refuge for the Undocumented

    21 November 2014, 8:24 am

    People from around the world joined a day of action on Thursday to demand justice for the 43 Mexican students from Ayotzinapa teacher's college who have been missing since September following a police attack. Earlier this month authorities said two suspects…
  • Obama's Action Marks Historic Victory for Immigrant Rights, But Activists Warn of a Long Way to Go

    21 November 2014, 8:09 am

    In a prime-time speech Thursday night, President Obama outlined his plan to take executive action granting temporary legal status to up to 5 million undocumented immigrants, protecting them from deportation. Under the plan, undocumented parents of U.S.…
  • Headlines for November 21, 2014

    21 November 2014, 8:00 am

    Obama Unveils Executive Order Protecting Millions from Deportation, Obama Action Excludes Parents of Undocumented Children, Ends Secure Communities, Tens of Thousands Protest Student Disappearances in Mexico, Hundreds Killed Since Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine;…
  • "Just Mercy": Bryan Stevenson on Ferguson, Prison Reform & Why the Opposite of Poverty is Justice

    20 November 2014, 8:44 am

    As Ferguson awaits the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting in Missouri, we speak to attorney Bryan Stevenson, author of the new book, "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption." With growing focus on the failures of the criminal justice…
  • The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest: New Film Captures Florida Prisoner's Shocking Ordeal Behind Bars

    20 November 2014, 8:26 am

    We look at the shocking case of Mark DeFriest, known as the Houdini of Florida prisons because he has tried to escape 13 times -- seven of them successfully. In 1979, DeFriest's father died and left him a set of tools. He picked them up before they were…
  • From Hottest October to Coldest November, Is Climate Change Behind the Extreme Weather?

    20 November 2014, 8:11 am

    Record cold temperatures have been recorded across the country this week. The most extreme weather is hitting western New York, where at least seven people have died. At least six feet of snow has already fallen on parts of Buffalo, and another two to three…
  • Headlines for November 20, 2014

    20 November 2014, 8:00 am

    Obama Unveiling Executive Action to Shield Millions from Deportation, Immigration Executive Order Won't Cover Parents of Undocumented Youth, Health Benefits, DHS to Close Troubled Artesia Detention Center in New Mexico, FARC Rebels Agree to Free Colombian…
  • As Sioux Tribe Calls Keystone XL an "Act of War", TransCanada Hires PR Firm to Probe Critics

    19 November 2014, 8:45 am

    In a dramatic showdown Tuesday, the Senate narrowly missed a 60-vote threshold required to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Fourteen Democrats supported the measure along with all 45 Republicans. With just 59 aye votes, the measure failed to…
  • "Palestinians Always Live in Fear": Jerusalem Killings Follow Months of Tensions, Settlement Growth

    19 November 2014, 8:27 am

    In the aftermath of Tuesday's attack that killed five Israeli civilians in a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of inciting violence in the city and said the killings were part of a…
  • Jerusalem Unrest Threatens Wider Flare-Up After Deadliest Attack on Israeli Civilians in 3 Years

    19 November 2014, 8:12 am

    The unrest that has gripped Jerusalem has escalated after a deadly attack on five Israeli civilians. The victims were killed when armed Palestinians stormed a synagogue during morning prayers. It was the deadliest attack on Israeli civilians in more than three…
  • Headlines for November 19, 2014

    19 November 2014, 8:00 am

    Republicans Block Senate Measure Curbing NSA Bulk Surveillance, Senate Narrowly Rejects Keystone XL Oil Pipeline; GOP Vows New Vote, Boehner: Potential Veto of Keystone XL Equals "Calling the American People Stupid", 5 Israeli Civilians Killed in Jerusalem…
  • No Debate: Antiwar Voices Absent from Corporate TV News Ahead of U.S. Attacks on Iraq & Syria

    18 November 2014, 8:55 am

    A new analysis of corporate TV news has found there was almost no debate about whether the United States should go to war in Iraq and Syria. The group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting found that of the more than 200 guests who appeared on network shows to…
  • The FBI vs. Martin Luther King: Inside J. Edgar Hoover's "Suicide Letter" to Civil Rights Leader

    18 November 2014, 8:40 am

    It was 50 years ago today that FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover made headlines by calling Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the “most notorious liar in the country." Hoover made the comment in front of a group of female journalists ahead of King's trip to Oslo…
  • Return of the Ferguson War Zone? Missouri Enacts State of Emergency Ahead of Mike Brown Grand Jury

    18 November 2014, 8:13 am

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in advance of the grand jury's pending decision in the Michael Brown shooting case. On Monday, Nixon issued an executive order to activate the state’s National Guard in response to what he called "the…

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