Archive for October, 2015

Oct 30 2015

The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle

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GUEST: Lillian Faderman is an internationally known scholar of lesbian history and literature, as well as ethnic history and literature. She is the author of: the New York Times ‘Notable Books, Surpassing the Love of Men and Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers’, ‘Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics’ and ‘Lipstick Lesbians.’

Just a few years ago, when California was reeling from Proposition 8 (which many …

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Oct 30 2015

Police Are the Greatest Threat Facing Black Kids in School

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Published by Truthdig.com on October 29, 2015

Senior Deputy Ben Fields. (Richland County, S.C., Sheriff’s Department via AP)

By now the video of a black female high school student being brutalized by a white officer has gone viral, prompting the #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh social media hashtag to be used tens of thousands of times. Monday’s incident in Columbia, S.C., has underscored the ongoing police abuses of African-Americans, and, just as …

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Oct 29 2015

Video Shows SC School Cop Brutalizing Female Black Student

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GUEST: Chenjerai Kumanyika, Assistant Professor of Communications Studies at Clemson University in South Carolina. He has been active on issues of police brutality and closely followed the case at Spring Valley High in Columbia.

By now the video of a black female high school student being brutalized by a white officer has gone viral, prompting the “#AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh” social media hashtag to be used …

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Oct 29 2015

Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide

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GUEST: Joy Ann Reid, National Correspondent for MSNBC, appearing regularly on prime time programs such as Chris Matthews and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. She is the former managing editor of TheGrio.com and her writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Miami Herald, Salon, and more.

Activists with the Black Lives Matter movement recently asked the Democratic and Republican National Committees …

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Oct 28 2015

Public Outrage Builds Against Cybersecurity Act, Even As Congress Readies To Pass It

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GUEST: Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, former Executive Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

In an online discussion on Reddit this week, NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden had this to say about a bill being considered by Congress: The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), “isn’t a cybersecurity bill…It’s not going to stop any attacks. It’s not …

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Oct 28 2015

The Age of Aspiration: Power, Wealth, and Conflict in Globalizing India

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GUEST: Dilip Hiro is a leading expert on South Asia and the Middle East, Hiro, has written more than 35 books and is a regular contributor to Tom Dispatch and Yale Global Online.

The Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy has become an expert at courting his fundamentalist and caste-ist Hindu base, while employing modern technology to create a cult of personality around …

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Oct 27 2015

‘The Drone Papers’ Offer Even More Reasons to End Remote-Controlled Wars

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Published by Truthdig.com on October 22, 2015

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The recent publication by The Intercept of the “The Drone Papers” should have made an explosive splash both in the media and Washington, D.C. But the leak of classified documents has so far generated only modest media coverage (as of this writing, The New York Times has yet to cover it), and there …

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Oct 27 2015

Netanyahu’s Incendiary Speech Blames Palestinians for Holocaust

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GUEST: Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of San Francisco, where he directs the program in Middle Eastern Studies.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said he supports revoking the travel rights of Palestinians living in East Jerusalem. The announcement came amid furor over comments that he made recently over who was really responsible for the Holocaust.

A wave …

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Oct 27 2015

A Global Call To Kick Corporations Out of Climate Negotiations

Feature Stories | Published 27 Oct 2015, 9:05 am | Comments Off on A Global Call To Kick Corporations Out of Climate Negotiations -

GUEST: Katherine Sawyer, International climate organizer at Corporate Accountability International.

The last round of international talks on climate change ahead of the December United Nations COP21 meeting in Paris just wrapped up in Bonn, Germany. The 5-day Bonn meeting was supposed to result in a draft agreement for curbing greenhouse gas emissions that country representatives would hash out and, hopefully, adopt in Paris.

But activist groups used …

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Oct 27 2015

A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

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GUEST: Adam Briggle, Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Texas in Denton, who has been active in the citizen movements against fracking. He is the author of ‘A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas’.

In November 2014, the north Texas town of Denton gained international prominence when community organizers drafted and passed the very first …

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