Election 2016

Rape and Sexual Assault Accusations In Election Deserve Serious Discussion

FEATURING JANE PIPER - Less than a day after the third and final presidential debate, GOP nominee Donald Trump faced new accusations from a woman

Trump Hotel Workers Protest With Taco Trucks and A Symbolic Wall Ahead of Debate

It was just about a year ago that Democratic candidates for the Presidential nomination, including Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders gathered in this Las Vegas,

Greens March On Final Debate Demanding That Stein Participate

As we continue our special coverage from Las Vegas of the third and final debate between the two major party Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and

Students Respond to the Final Debate

As we continue our special coverage from Las Vegas of the third and final debate between the two major party Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and

How Trump’s Candidacy Is Motivating Muslim Voters

FEATURING HUSSAM AYLOUSH - A new election survey by the Council on American-Islamic Relations has found, unsurprisingly, that nearly three quarters of American Muslim voters

CNN Is Paying Trump Apologists to Defend Him

FEATURING ERIC BOEHLERT - Many months after Donald Trump fired his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, the controversial figure was seen exiting Mr. Trump's plane this

Echoes of Red Baiting In Democrats’ Conspiracies of Russian Meddling

FEATURING KEVIN GOSZTOLA - As Wikileaks released private emails from the Democratic National Committee, shedding light on the inner workings of the path to Hillary

New Trump Book Calls Him Out As Narcissist, Liar, Sexist, and More

FEATURING JOHN K. WILSON - The second face-off between the two major party candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday night has pushed the

A Banner Year for Marijuana Legalization Efforts?

FEATURING DANIELLE KEANE - In late September in Massachusetts, a team of state police, National Guard troops, and a helicopter raided a house to

How To Communicate with A Donald Trump Supporter

FEATURING SHARON ELLISON - The Donald Trump phenomenon is an undeniable part of the American political landscape today, no matter how badly liberals and progressives

Republicans On Offensive To Influence Judicial Decisions

FEATURING NICK SURGEY - Lest you think the Republican Party has gone into hiding, embarrassed about their Presidential nominee, think again. As is the norm

An Election Full of Contradictions

FEATURING ROBERT JENSEN - With less than 6 weeks left to go until this year's Presidential election, so many questions remain. The two major party

Green Party’s VP Candidate Reacts to First Presidential Debate

FEATURING AJAMU BARAKA - Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off on Monday night at Hofstra University in New York for the first

Whether Or Not Trump Wins Presidency, The US Is In Deep Trouble

FEATURING ARUN GUPTA - An interesting email came through my personal website recently from a person identifying themselves as Dominic Perez, with the email address

Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Is Consistent With US History

FEATURING AVIVA CHOMSKY - The issue of immigration constantly confounds the US particularly during elections. Perhaps it is because of our tortured origins as a

Greens Demand Representation in Presidential Debates

FEATURING LAURA WELLS - Just days away from the first Presidential debate of this election, third parties are demanding their candidates be included, especially given

Will Bernie Sanders’ “Our Revolution” Stay True to Campaign Ideals?

FEATURING NORMAN SOLOMON - When Senator Bernie Sanders officially ended his Presidential campaign, the only thing he had to offer his millions of disappointed supporters

Obama’s Trade Legacy: Are the TPP and TTIP Dead?

FEATURING PRESTON PICUS - President Obama, in his last few months in office, is frantically trying to cement his legacy and one of the most

Activists Draw Attention to Clinton’s Palestinian Problem

FEATURING AMANI AL HINDI BARAKAT - Israel launched at least 50 air strikes on the Gaza strip earlier this week, in a 24-hour span. Authorities

Clinton Foundation Draws Justifiable Scrutiny

FEATURING KEN SILVESTEIN - Donald Trump has called for the shutdown of the Clinton Foundation, calling it "the most corrupt enterprise in political history." Trump's

North Carolina Defies Court Ruling On Suppression of Black Vote

FEATURING ARI BERMAN - Just weeks after a US Court of Appeals struck down North Carolina's onerous voting law which disproportionately impacted African Americans, the

From Ashes of Bernie Campaign Rises ‘Brand New Congress’

FEATURING ALEXANDRA ROJAS - When it became clear earlier this year that the wildly popular presidential candidate Bernie Sanders would be wrapping up his campaign,

Green Party Convention 2016 Presented United Progressive Front During Contentious Election Year

FEATURING KIT O'CONNELL - The Green Party held its convention in Houston, Texas over the weekend and officially nominated Dr. Jill Stein and her

Hiroshima Anniversary and Trump/Clinton’s Nuclear Rhetoric

FEATURING DR. ZIA MIAN - It has been 71 years since the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,

No, Nader Did Not Hand Bush the 2000 Election

FEATURING KEVIN ZEESE - Now that Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party nominee for President, and a majority of Bernie Sanders supporters have thrown their

How Donald Trump Views Sexual Harassment

FEATURING LISA BLOOM - Donald Trump and his son Eric seem to have a problem understanding what sexual harassment is. In interviews this week, both

Ajamu Baraka Joins Jill Stein’s Green Party Ticket

FEATURING AJAMU BARAKA - The historic US election is a face-off between two highly unpopular major party candidates, which the New York Times has estimated,

Trump Tussles With Muslim Parents of Fallen Soldier

FEATURING ROBERT S. McCAW - The 2016 Presidential elections race continues to devolve with the latest chapter focused on a tussle between Donald Trump and

Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voter ID Law

FEATURING ALLISON RIGGS - A Federal Appeals court last week struck down one of the most onerous voting laws in the nation, which disproportionately

On Final Day of DNC, Sonali Speaks With Young Voters of Color

FEATURING YOUNG VOTERS OF COLOR - On the fourth and final day of the DNC, Rising Up host Sonali Kolhatkar scoured the arena of the

The Dynamics Between Party and Movement

FEATURING NORMAN SOLOMON - Rising Up host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Bernie Sanders delegate and co-founder of RootsAction.org, Norman Solomon about the complex dynamics between

Activist Shines Light on Clinton’s Dirty Foreign Policy in Honduras

FEATURING SHA GROGAN BROWN - He traveled in a caravan from the RNC in Cleveland to the DNC in Philly along with Laura Caceres, the

A Working Class Fisherman Travels To Philly, Rooting For Bernie

FEATURING JOHN AINSWORTH - Rising Up Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with a working class fisherman named John Ainsworth in front of the Philadelphia City Hall. Like

Former Philly Police Captain Ray Lewis Speaks Out on Poverty in His City, Activism, Sanders, Police Brutality, and More

FEATURING RAY LEWIS - Among the thousands of activists that have gathered in Philadelphia to protest at the Democratic National convention, is an unlikely figure

Progressives Who Use An “Inside-Outside” Strategy of Change Tout Bernie’s Success

FEATURING DONNA SMITH - For years the organization Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) urged Senator Bernie Sanders to run for President. When he finally did,

How the Democratic Party Befriended a Mega Corporation Like Uber For Its Convention

FEATURING REBECCA HAMMELL - Up until 2 weeks before the DNC, the ride-sharing company Uber, was banned in Philadelphia. Now, the company has been allowed

Mainstream Media Continues to Fail The Public in DNC Reporting

FEATURING JEFF COHEN - Mainstream media coverage of the Democratic National Convention has focused on the dissension within the Party but with little explanation of

Jill Stein Crashes The Democratic Party!

FEATURING DR. JILL STEIN - Rising Up host, Sonali Kolhatkar, with the help of Free Speech TV, helped Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein

Was It a Mistake for the Left to Get Involved With the Bernie Sanders Campaign?

FEATURING ARUN GUPTA - Rising Up host Sonali Kolhatkar is at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia all week. While there, on day 2,

How the Sanders’ Campaign Has Inspired Millennials into Entering Politics

FEATURING TRAVIS TRAEBER - On Day 2 of the DNC, Rising Up host Sonali Kolhatkar attended the California delegates meeting where people voted for their

Delegates Have a Tough Job at DNC, as Thousands Protest Outside

FEATURING DARRELL CARRINGTON - Darrell Carrington, a Bernie Sanders delegate, spoke with Rising Up host Sonali Kolhatkar at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on

Thousands March in Front of City Hall in Philly on Day 1 of DNC

FEATURING PROTESTERS - On Monday July 25, 2016, Rising Up host Sonali Kolhatkar reported from the March for our Lives, organized by the Poor People's

Bernie Sanders Delegates React to Wikileaks’ DNC Emails and Tim Kaine VP Pick

FEATURING KAREN BERNAL AND MANUEL ZAPATA - On day 1 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, hours before the official start of

‘Make Fruit Punch Great Again’ – Artists Make Most of Donald Trump’s Idiocy

FEATURING DAVID GLEESON AND MARY MIHELIC - The Presidential candidacy of Donald Trump has inspired mass fear among most sensible Americans who value racial and

Progressive Princeton Professor Says He Won’t Vote for Clinton

FEATURING EDDIE S. GLAUDE JR. - When Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced he would endorse Hillary Clinton for President on Tuesday, his action sparked

Democratic Party Platform Includes Closure of US Military Training School

FEATURING HENDRIK VOSS - After Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders openly endorsed Hillary Clinton for the party nominee, many contended that the Democratic Party platform

Heading Into Republican Convention, GOP Remains in Disarray

FEATURING DAVID DAYEN - Just days away from the Republican National Convention's opening day in Cleveland, Ohio, the GOP remains fractured, unsure of how to

No Clear Resolution Over California’s Primary Elections

FEATURING WILLIAM SIMPICH - When millions of Californians went to the polls to vote on June 5th of this year, they made a basic assumption

What Has Sanders Achieved Now That He Is Expected to Endorse Clinton?

FEATURING PAUL SONG - Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is expected to announce his endorsement of Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in New Hampshire

Clinton Gets Off Scot Free On Email Scandal

FEATURING MARCY WHEELER - FBI Director James Comey announced this week that his agency would not be bringing charges against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over

Will Clinton’s College Debt Relief Plan Help Rich Get Richer?

FEATURING ISAIAH POOLE - Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a major plan on Tuesday focused on "technology and innovation," the two buzzwords favored most

How the Democratic Party Betrayed Progressive Values In Its Platform Yet Again

FEATURING KEVIN GOSZTOLA - The committee tasked with drafting the Democratic Party's platform had its final meeting over the weekend and what has emerged is

LGBTQ Activists Confront Trump As He Meets With Evangelical Leaders

FEATURING ANGELA PEOPLES - Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said on Tuesday that he believes Donald Trump as President would be beneficial

The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy

FEATURING DAVID DALEY - The word "redistricting" is an obscure-sounding political term to describe the redrawing of district maps that determine how candidates for political

Should Sanders Blaze a Trail All the Way to the DNC in Philly?

FEATURING JEFF COHEN - President Obama and Senator Elizabeth Warren have both formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. The moves appear to seal the end

Progressives Hope to Influence DNC From Within. Will It Work?

FEATURING ARUN GUPTA - As we continue our election coverage at this pivotal time in American history, the all-important question arises: can progressives really influence

Clinton Claims She Is ‘Breaking The Glass Ceiling’

FEATURING LIZA FEATHERSTONE - With results from the California primary showing a win for Hillary Clinton, the former State Secretary and First Lady has begun

Time to Evaluate the Health of American Democracy

FEATURING PETER BLOOM - We are at a pivotal moment in American politics. For journalists like myself, there hasn't been an election this unpredictable or

Why is Bernie Sanders Courting Native American Voters?

FEATURING SHANNON SPEED - When election analysts explore voter demographics, it is usually in terms of "the black vote," "the Latino vote," "white swing voters,"

What Clinton’s Foreign Policy Speech Says About Her, Not Trump

FEATURING PHYLLIS BENNIS - Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave a lengthy foreign policy speech in San Diego, California, on Thursday evening, just days

Green Party’s Jill Stein Prepares for California Primary

FEATURING JILL STEIN - As the California primary election on June 7th, looms large as a make-or-break moment for the two remaining Democratic Party Presidential

New Coalition Forms to “Take On Wall Street”

FEATURING JOE DINKIN - A major coalition of progressive organizations has just formed under the clearly named banner of "Take On Wall Street." A number

Why The Clinton Email Scandal Is Not Just a Right Wing Creation

FEATURING RAY MCGOVERN - A new report by the State Department's Office of the Inspector General, has found that Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had not

Protesters in East Los Angeles Confront Clinton Again – This Time Over Immigration

FEATURING NANCY ZUNIGA - Democratic candidates for President, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, are crisscrossing the prized state of California in the lead up to

The Reunited States of America

FEATURING MARK GERZON - If there's one thing most Americans would agree on about politics it is that many of us disagree. Our political system

Nevada’s Democratic Party Convention Is Symptomatic of Sanders/Clinton Battle

FEATURING KAREN BERNAL - You may have heard of the Nevada convention scandal last weekend where Bernie Sanders' supporters were accused of being violent. The

Battle Over Single Payer Remains Strong

FEATURING PAUL SONG - Years after President Obama's signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, began being implemented, Republicans keep fighting to end it. Recently

Sanders Wins West Virginia And Fares Far Better Against Trump in Polls

FEATURING BILL FLETCHER - Bernie Sanders just won West Virginia's primary on Tuesday, pulling in a whopping 51.4% of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton's

GOP Clears Field For Trump Nomination, Dems Continue to Fight

FEATURING DAVID DAYEN - With Ted Cruz and John Kasich having dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the field has been

The Fight to Vote

FEATURING MICHAEL WALDMAN - This year, for the first time in 50 years, the US will hold a Presidential election without a fully functioning Voting

How Should Bernie Sanders Proceed?

FEATURING SARAH VAN GELDER - Supporters of Bernie Sanders have long resisted early pronouncements of the death of his campaign. But after the last round

Is It Legitimate To Ask If Donald Trump Suffers From Mental Health Problems?

FEATURING SOPHIA MCCLENNEN - GOP frontrunner Donald Trump continued his winning streak in this week's primary races. The Republican Party establishment also continued to worry

Sanders Campaign Has Echoes of Upton Sinclair’s 1934 Gubernatorial Bid

FEATURING LANCE SELFA - Tuesday night's Presidential primary races in 5 states dealt a blow to the upstart campaign of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic

With Independent Voters Unable To Cast Ballots, Sanders Loses New York

FEATURING ARUN GUPTA - Despite massive campaigning in the state of New York, leading up to Tuesday's primary, Brooklyn native Bernie Sanders lost to his

Democracy Awakening: Mass Activist Coalition Descends on DC

FEATURING MARGRETE STRAND - Thousands of people arrived in Washington DC from Philadelphia this week - they have descended onto the state's capital under the

Clinton Lectures Black Couple About Crime Bill, Issues Non-Apology

FEATURING JODY ARMOUR - Former president Bill Clinton is under fire for off-the-cuff remarks he made at a campaign event for his wife in New

New Report Shows Disturbing Spike in Violence Aimed at Abortion Clinics

FEATURING JAMES OWENS - A new report by NARAL Pro Choice America has found a disturbing spike in verbal and physical violence aimed at abortion

Hillary Clinton Denies Fossil Fuel Money

FEATURING EVA RESNICK-DAY - With primary elections continuing in many states, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has one more thing to worry about - a

Why Are Pro-Gun Candidates Afraid of Open-Carry At the RNC?

FEATURING ROBERT KOEHLER - This July, as the Republican National Convention opens in Cleveland, Ohio, a clash of values may be in effect - between

Sanders Sweeps Three States, Gaining Momentum As He Heads West

FEATURING MARY BOTTARI - Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign gained much-needed momentum over the weekend when he won landslide victories in in three state primaries -

Supreme Court’s Voting Right Act Debacle on Full Display in Arizona Primary

FEATURING ARI BERMAN - Arizona's primary election earlier this week was a disastrous display of the 2013 Supreme Court decision to gut the Voting Rights

Chris Hedges Urges Americans to “Vote With Their Feet”

FEATURING CHRIS HEDGES - This election year is shaping up, by most accounts, to be one of the most dramatic and historic one in recent

Jill Stein on How the Democrats Undermine Democracy

FEATURING DR. JILL STEIN - Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been an outsider for most of his Senate career. The outsider is attempting to

New Film Examines Cult-Like Effects of Right Wing Media

FEATURING JEN SENKO - The rise of Donald Trump has confounded the country. If one had to describe a typical Trump supporter it would be

Florida Fast Food Workers Demand Fight for $15 Ahead of Primary

FEATURING WESTLEY WILLIAMS and MARIANNE RANEY - Days ahead of the Florida primary race next Tuesday, fast food workers in the state have walked off

Who Will Black Voters Choose in South Carolina?

FEATURING CHENJERAI KUMANYIKA - Fresh from his victory in New Hampshire, Republican front runner Donald Trump headed to South Carolina where the next primary election

Feature Stories

Rape and Sexual Assault Accusations In Election Deserve Serious Discussion

Journalist Lives To Tell Harrowing Story of His Kidnapping in New Film

The Coyote’s Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7000 Bicycles and a Borderland Empire

Trump Hotel Workers Protest With Taco Trucks and A Symbolic Wall Ahead of Debate

Greens March On Final Debate Demanding That Stein Participate

Students Respond to the Final Debate

Battle to Retake Mosul from ISIS Begins

How Trump’s Candidacy Is Motivating Muslim Voters

How Fracking Impacts The Most Vulnerable Among Us

Journalists Covering North Dakota Pipelines Face Serious Charges

CNN Is Paying Trump Apologists to Defend Him

Why Is It Okay To Pay Disabled Americans Below Minimum Wage?

Prisoner Strike Results in Retaliation, Death, in Michigan Prison

Newtown: Film Reveals A Town Haunted by Gun Violence

Artist Suggests ‘Home Remedies For Driving While Black’