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  • As U.S.-Afghanistan Sign Troop Deal, CIA-Backed Warlord Behind Massacre of 2,000 POWs Sworn-In as VP

    30 September 2014, 8:27 am

    Afghanistan has inaugurated its first new president in a decade, swearing in Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government. Joining him on stage Monday was Abdul Rashid Dostum, Afghanistan's new vice president. Dostum is one of Afghanistan's most notorious…
  • Umbrella Revolution: Hong Kong's Biggest Protests in Decades Challenge China on Political Freedom

    30 September 2014, 8:09 am

    Hong Kong is facing its biggest political unrest in decades as tens of thousands of protesters defy a police crackdown to demand greater freedom from China. The new round of protests began last week when thousands of college students launched a boycott to…
  • Headlines for September 30, 2014

    30 September 2014, 8:00 am

    Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Defy Police Crackdown, New Afghan Government Signs Deal to Keep 10,000 U.S. Troops, Islamic State Releases New Video of British Hostage, Violence Continues in Eastern Ukraine; 12 Killed, Report: Over 3,000 Migrants Died in…
  • Ferguson Unrest Continues as Police Accused of Incitement & Michael Brown's Killer Remains Free

    29 September 2014, 8:48 am

    Protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, calling for the arrest of Darren Wilson, the officer who killed the unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown. On Friday, officers dismantled an encampment where activists had been living in the weeks since…
  • Soldier's Heart: Remembering Jacob George, Afghan War Vet Turned Peace Activist Who Took Own Life

    29 September 2014, 8:44 am

    We air a remembrance of Jacob George, an Afghanistan War veteran and peace activist who took his own life on September 17. He was 32 years old. George co-founded the Afghan Veterans Against the War Committee, part of Iraq Veterans Against the War. George was…
  • "War Has Failed Miserably": Could U.S. Strikes Unite Extremists at Odds in Syria?

    29 September 2014, 8:36 am

    In an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes on Sunday, President Obama acknowledged the United States has underestimated the rise of the Islamic State. With the U.S. military operation in Iraq and Syria now expanding, we are joined by Raed Jarrar, Iraqi-American…
  • After Civilian Deaths, Human Rights Watch Says U.S. Strikes on Syria May Violate Laws of War

    29 September 2014, 8:26 am

    As U.S. strikes on Syria expand, Human Rights Watch says a bombing last week on the town of Idlib should be investigated for possible violations of the laws of war. The strikes killed at least seven civilians, including five children, in the early morning…
  • How the U.S. Concocted a Terror Threat to Justify Syria Strikes, and the Corporate Media Went Along

    29 September 2014, 8:17 am

    As the U.S. expands military operations in Syria, we look at the Khorasan group, the shadowy militant organization the Obama administration has invoked to help justify the strikes. One month ago, no one had heard of Khorasan, but now U.S. officials say it…
  • Headlines for September 29, 2014

    29 September 2014, 8:00 am

    More Civilian Deaths Reported as U.S. Expands Strikes on Syria, U.S. Deploys New Unit to Iraq; Pentagon Says 15,000 Rebels Needed for Syria Win, Nusra Front Threatens to Attack U.S. for Syria Bombings, Hong Kong Protests Swell, Sparking Harshest Crackdown to…
  • "We Deserve To Do More Than Just Survive": Marshall Islands Poet's Plea to the U.N. Climate Summit

    26 September 2014, 8:55 am

    We end today's show with one of the most memorable speeches at the one-day United Nations climate summit this week. On Tuesday, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands read a poem to world leaders, written as a letter to her child. "Even though there…
  • Eric Holder's Complex Legacy: Voting Rights Advocate, Enemy of Press Freedom, Friend of Wall Street

    26 September 2014, 8:12 am

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced his plan to resign Thursday after nearly six years as head of the Justice Department. He will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed. Assessments of Holder's legacy as attorney general have been…
  • Headlines for September 26, 2014

    26 September 2014, 8:00 am

    U.S.-Led Strikes Target ISIS Oil Operations in Syria, Rouhani Blames Western Intervention for Rise of ISIS, ISIS Executes Women's Rights Advocate in Mosul, Afghanistan: Scores Killed as Taliban Captures Key District, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Announces…
  • Listen to the People, Not the Polluters: Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace on the Global Climate Uprising

    25 September 2014, 8:47 am

    The People's Climate March, which saw hundreds of thousands around the world take to the streets for action on global warming in New York City, was followed this week by a United Nations climate summit in which world leaders advanced an agenda devoid of…
  • Exclusive: Freed After Hunger Strike, Egyptian Journalist in U.S. to Campaign for Jailed Colleagues

    25 September 2014, 8:29 am

    In a global television and radio exclusive, we are joined by Abdullah Elshamy, the Al Jazeera journalist who was released from an Egyptian prison after he sustained a five-month hunger strike. Elshamy was freed from prison in June after being held for 10…
  • No Charges in Ohio Police Killing of John Crawford as Wal-Mart Video Contradicts 911 Caller Account

    25 September 2014, 8:08 am

    An Ohio grand jury has declined to indict the white police officer who fatally shot John Crawford. A 22-year-old African American, Crawford was killed inside a Wal-Mart store last month after a caller phoned police to accuse him of brandishing a gun and…
  • Headlines for September 25, 2014

    25 September 2014, 8:00 am

    U.S.-Led Bombing Targets ISIS Oil Refineries in Syria; Civilians Killed in Aleppo Strike, Obama Urges Global Support for Offensive on "Network of Death", British, Iran Leaders Meet; U.K. Lawmakers to Vote on Joining Anti-ISIS Strikes, U.N. Security Council…
  • "We Can't Rely on Our Leaders": Inaction at Climate Summit Fuels Call for Movements to Take the Helm

    24 September 2014, 8:34 am

    Two days after the largest People’s Climate March in history, more than 120 world leaders gathered in New York City for a one-day United Nations climate summit. Tuesday's meeting took place ahead of the larger, 200-nation summit in Paris in 2015, when…
  • Without a Truce in Syrian Civil War, U.S.-Led Strikes Threaten More Chaos for World's Worst Crisis

    24 September 2014, 8:10 am

    The U.S.-led bombing of militant targets inside Syria has intensified as Pentagon officials acknowledge the military mission could take years. On Tuesday, U.S. and other coalition forces launched more than 200 strikes on Islamic State targets. The latest round…
  • Headlines for September 24, 2014

    24 September 2014, 8:00 am

    U.S.-Led Bombing Hits Over 200 Syria Targets as Obama Vows Sustained Attack, U.S.: Al-Qaeda Cell in Syria Neared "Execution Phase" of Attack on West, Activists: U.S.-Led Strikes in Syria Kill Civilians in Several Towns, Leaders Push Nonbinding Emissions…
  • Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke & Desmond D'Sa on a Global, Grassroots Response to U.N. Climate Summit

    23 September 2014, 8:46 am

    Two days after the historic People's Climate March, world leaders are gathering in New York City today for a United Nations summit on climate change. President Obama, along with more than 100 heads of state, are expected to attend. But the leaders of several…
  • Flood Wall Street: 100 Arrested at Sit-In Targeting Financial Giants' Role in Global Warming

    23 September 2014, 8:29 am

    One day after the largest climate march in history in New York City, protesters rallied near Wall Street on Monday to highlight the financial industry's role in fueling industries responsible for the air pollution that is causing global warming and climate…
  • Expanding U.S. Strikes to ISIS in Syria, Has Obama Opened New Phase of "Perpetual War"?

    23 September 2014, 8:09 am

    The United States has launched airstrikes in Syria targeting the Islamic State, as well as members of a separate militant organization known as the Khorasan group. The Pentagon says U.S. forces launched 47 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles from warships in the Red…
  • Headlines for September 23, 2014

    23 September 2014, 8:00 am

    U.S. Launches Strikes on Militant Groups in Syria, Scores of Iraqi Soldiers Killed by Islamic State, French Hostage Held by ISIS-Linked Group in Algeria, Over 100 Arrested at "Flood Wall Street" Protest Against Climate Change, Rockefeller Heirs Cite "Moral…
  • Heirs of Billionaire Oil Tycoon John D. Rockefeller Join Growing Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

    22 September 2014, 8:45 am

    In major climate divestment news, the Rockefeller family, which made their vast fortune on oil, has announced it will begin divesting from fossil fuel companies. The heirs of Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller are joining a growing movement of…
  • Socialist Seattle Politician Kshama Sawant: We Need a Radical Militant Nonviolent Climate Movement

    22 September 2014, 8:41 am

    Climate activists traveled from across the country and the world to take part in Sunday’s historic People's Climate March in New York City. We speak to Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who recently became the first Socialist elected to city office…
  • "Climate Change is Now": Former Irish President Mary Robinson and Marshall Islands’ Tony deBrum

    22 September 2014, 8:39 am

    Among the hundreds of thousands of people who attended the People’s Climate March in New York City was Mary Robinson, former Irish president and U.N. high commissioner for human rights, who now heads the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice. She was…
  • Musician Sting: Why I Am Walking with the Indigenous Bloc in People's Climate March

    22 September 2014, 8:34 am

    The world-renowned musician and activist Sting stops by our three-hour special from the People's Climate March to talk about why he is marching with indigenous activists on the front lines of the environmental movement. "The indigenous peoples’ message has…
  • Anti-Coal Climate Activists March with Massachusetts District Attorney Who Almost Prosecuted Them

    22 September 2014, 8:31 am

    Earlier this month, two climate activists were set to go on trial in Massachusetts for blocking the shipment of 40,000 tons of coal to the Brayton Point power plant, a 51-year-old facility that is one of the region’s largest contributors to greenhouse gases.…
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: "The Only Thing We Have in Our Power is People Power"

    22 September 2014, 8:28 am

    Environmental activist and attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was one of up to 400,000 people joining the People's Climate March Sunday in New York City. "American politics is driven by two forces: One is intensity, and the other is money," Kennedy says. "The Koch…
  • "This is History": People's Climate March Organizer Bill McKibben on 400,000-Strong Turnout

    22 September 2014, 8:24 am

    Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org and a lead organizer behind Sunday's People's Climate March and global day of action, joins us to reflect on the historic protest. "There hasn't been a political gathering about anything this large in this country for many…

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