“Feature Stories” archives

Mar 04 2015

Petraeus vs. Sterling: The Double Standards of CIA Leakers

GUEST: Norman Solomon, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and the author of ‘War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death’…

Former CIA head and decorated war General David Petraeus has just accepted a plea deal on federal charges of sharing classified information. Petraeus allegedly turned over several so-called “black books” to his biographer and girlfriend Paula Broadwell, which contained secret information about the …

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Mar 04 2015

Mumia Abu Jamal: Feeding on Fear

Political Prisoner and award winning journalist Mumia Abu Jamal filed this commentary called ‘Feeding on Fear.’

Visit www.prisonradio.org to listen to all of Abu Jamal’s commentaries.

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Mar 04 2015

HBO Film ‘Muted’ Highlights Biased Police and Media Response to Missing Children of Color

GUESTS: Danièle Watts, actor whose film credits include Django Unchained, and who appeared on Uprising last year after an altercation with police.

It’s every parent’s nightmare – your child does not come home from school, or never shows up at school. There’s a search, Amber alerts, media coverage, and all too often, a heartbreaking discovery. But, the script for what happens when a child goes missing can be dramatically different …

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Mar 03 2015

Richard Wolff Explains Why an Economic Recovery Means Nothing to Those still Struggling

GUEST: Richard Wolff is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008…

When economists pronounce an end to the recession and point to new jobs being created, unemployment numbers falling, stock prices climbing, and a general exuberance about the national economy, few point out that for 99% of Americans, very little seems to have changed. Most economists fail to ask the …

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Mar 03 2015

Netanyahu: “It Is My Obligation…to Prevent This Agreement between the US and Iran”

GUEST: Muhammad Sahimi, Professor of chemical engineering and materials science and the NIOC Chair in petroleum engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to address the US Congress today in a controversial speech both by virtue of how it came about, and its content. Mr. Netanyahu was invited by the GOP-dominated Congress in a direct rebuke to Obama, given that heads …

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Mar 02 2015

Retired LAPD Officer on Police Killing of Mentally-Ill Homeless Man on Skid Row And Why Police Violence Must End

GUEST: Cheryl Dorsey is a retired LAPD sergeant who was on the force since 1980, author of ‘The Creation of a Manifesto: Black & Blue’.

A violent encounter on Skid Row in downtown LA between four officers and a mentally ill homeless man identified only by his nick-name Africa, resulted in 5 shots from 3 of the officers. Video of the encounter from a by-stander was posted online and has already …

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Mar 02 2015

Mumia Abu Jamal: Obama & Black History Month 2015

Political Prisoner and award winning journalist Mumia Abu Jamal filed this commentary called ‘Obama & Black History Month 2015,’ about how four years ago, around the same time as the Egyptian revolution took place, Yemen had its own Arab Spring moment, toppling long-time president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Visit www.prisonradio.org to listen to all of Abu Jamal’s commentaries.

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Mar 02 2015

How Venezuela’s Right Wing and Obama Are Constantly Conspiring to Destabilize the Bolivarian Revolution

GUEST: Miguel Tinker Salas is a Professor of Latin American History and Chicano/a Latino/a Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California…

Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro over the weekend, announced a reduction in the staff of the US Embassy and new travel restrictions for Americans to Venezuela. The government also released a number of US missionaries who had been detained, and allowed them to return home.

The moves are part of a …

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Feb 27 2015

Black History Special – Malcolm X: The Ballot or the Bullet

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most important figures in the Black militant struggle for freedom – Malcolm X. Fatally shot on February 21, 1965, Malcolm X’s legacy includes a bold and unwavering view of black human rights. He was a man who was constantly evolving, having spent the early years of his life as a criminal, before undergoing a personal transformation in …

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Feb 27 2015

GOP Stymies DAPA Even as Immigrant Inmates Riot Under Horrific Conditions

GUEST: Salvador Sarmiento, Director of Legislative Affairs at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Carl Takei, Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s National Prison Project.

A federal judge named Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas has singlehandedly quashed the hopes, at least temporarily, of millions of undocumented immigrants who were hoping for deportation relief as a result of President Obama’s executive action. The program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and …

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