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  • 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…
  • Media Enabled Musketeers: Russian & American Filmmakers with Disabilities Document Shared Struggles

    20 October 2014, 8:37 am

    Meet the Media Enabled Musketeers, a group of Russians and Americans with disabilities who have banded together to raise awareness about disability issues through film. They have created a dozen short movies that delve into the everyday challenges faced by…
  • "Women Are Being Driven Offline": Feminist Anita Sarkeesian Terrorized for Critique of Video Games

    20 October 2014, 8:15 am

    Anita Sarkeesian, a prominent feminist critic of video games, was forced to cancel a speech at Utah State University last week after the school received an email threatening to carry out "the deadliest shooting in American history" at the event. The email…
  • Headlines for October 20, 2014

    20 October 2014, 8:00 am

    UNICEF: Several Thousand Children Orphaned by Ebola in West Africa, U.N. Provides Food to Ebola-Stricken Town; Liberian President Warns a Generation "Risks Being Lost", Duncan Contacts Declared Ebola-Free in Texas After 21-Day Monitoring Ends, Obama Appoints…
  • In Tight Midterms Facing Low Turnout, Colorado's Senate Race Could Decide Who Controls Congress

    17 October 2014, 8:45 am

    As we broadcast from Denver, Colorado, we examine how the state's U.S. Senate race in the upcoming midterm election could shape who controls Congress. Republican candidate Cory Gardner and Democratic incumbent Mark Udall are neck and neck in the polls. Gardner…
  • In Historic Police Brutality Case, Family of Homeless Denver Pastor Killed in Custody Awarded $4.6M

    17 October 2014, 8:11 am

    As Denver faces a string of police brutality cases, a federal jury has awarded a historic $4.6 million in damages to the family of a homeless preacher killed while he was in the booking area of the Denver jail. Marvin Booker died after he was grabbed and then…
  • Headlines for October 17, 2014

    17 October 2014, 8:00 am

    WHO Lists 15 African Countries Threatened by Ebola; Jamaica Imposes Travel Ban, Obama Opposes Travel Ban, But Leaves Wiggle Room; Could Name Ebola "Czar", Head of Dallas Hospital Apologizes for Duncan Treatment, Nurse's Ebola Infections, U.S. Continues Kobani…
  • Abortion as a Social Good: Author Katha Pollitt Pens New Vision for Pro-Choice Movement

    16 October 2014, 8:45 am

    We look at a book out this week that offers a new vision for the pro-choice movement. In "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights," Nation columnist Katha Pollitt dissects the logic behind the hundreds of abortion restrictions enacted over the past few years and shows…
  • A Little Shout of Joy: Supreme Court Lets Abortion Clinics Reopen, Easing Crisis of Access in Texas

    16 October 2014, 8:41 am

    Texas abortion clinics shuttered by a recent court ruling have been allowed to reopen after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked part of an anti-choice law that would have required abortion clinics to meet the standards of hospital-style surgery centers. Earlier…
  • An Unprofitable Disease: In the Political Economy of Ebola, Who Lives and Who Dies?

    16 October 2014, 8:27 am

    We look at the political and economic circumstances of the spread of Ebola with science writer Leigh Phillips, who calls for a socialization of pharmaceutical research and production. Phillips says that using revenues from profitable drugs to subsidize…
  • A U.S. Nurse Witnesses Ebola's Ravages in Sierra Leone, Where Horrific Conditions Claim Lives Daily

    16 October 2014, 8:11 am

    As the infections of two Dallas nurses fuel concerns about Ebola in the United States, the death toll in West Africa is approaching 5,000. The World Health Organization has warned there could be up to 10,000 new Ebola cases per week in the coming months, up…
  • Headlines for October 16, 2014

    16 October 2014, 8:00 am

    CDC Allowed Dallas Nurse Aboard Flight Before Ebola Diagnosis, Head of Dallas Hospital Set to Apologize for Ebola Handling, Official Death Toll from Ebola Nears 5,000 in West Africa, Pentagon: Hundreds of ISIS Fighters Killed in U.S.-Led Strikes, U.S.-Led…
  • Mexico's Missing Students: Were 43 Attacked by Cartel-Linked Police Targeted for Their Activism?

    15 October 2014, 8:48 am

    Protests continue in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero over the disappearance of 43 teachers' college students missing for more than two weeks following a police ambush. More than 20 police have been detained and accused of collaborating with a drug gang,…
  • Infected Workers, Slow Deployment, No Vaccines: Ebola Response Shows Pitfalls of Privatized Health

    15 October 2014, 8:29 am

    Although the rate of new Ebola infections has slowed in some areas, the World Health Organization says it would be premature to read that as a success. New WHO projections suggest there could be between 5,000 and 10,000 new cases a week by December. The head…
  • As Second Dallas Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola, Are U.S. Hospitals Failing Healthcare Workers?

    15 October 2014, 8:13 am

    As a second healthcare worker at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital tests positive for Ebola after caring for patient Thomas Eric Duncan, the Centers for Disease Control has identified what it calls a "large group" of other workers who may still be at…
  • Headlines for October 15, 2014

    15 October 2014, 8:00 am

    WHO: Growing Ebola Infections Could Bring 10,000 New Cases per Week, 2nd Texas Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola; CDC Admits Slow Response, U.N.: ISIS Advance Displaces over 180,000 from Iraqi Town of Heet, Obama Talks "Long-Term Campaign" with Defense Chiefs from…
  • James Risen on NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden: He Sparked a New National Debate on Surveillance

    14 October 2014, 8:54 am

    New York Times investigative reporter James Risen faces jail time if he refuses to name a whistleblowing source, but he insists the actual whistleblowers, including Edward Snowden, are “much more courageous that we reporters are." Risen won a Pulitzer Prize…

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