More Activists Join Oceti Sakowin in North Dakota To Fight Pipeline

FEATURING ROSE AGUILAR – Protests continued strong at Cannon Ball, North Dakota over the weekend as hundreds of activists and journalists descended to join “water protectors.” The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline has escalated with recent police actions and mass arrests. There are reports that hundreds of police from 5 different states have been…

Iceland’s Election Results Are In: Who Won?

FEATURING VIDAR THORSTEINSSON – Icelanders voted on Saturday in national elections that have drawn attention internationally. A renegade political party that emerged only a few years ago calling itself the Pirate Party was expected to win big. In the end it won 14 and a half percent of seats in Parliament, a big jump from…

Venezuela’s Maduro Faces Uncertain Future As Protests Ramp Up

FEATURING MIGUEL TINKER SALAS – The Latin American oil economy of Venezuela is once more in crisis as right wing opposition groups staged mass street protests after President Maduro’s government stymied a referendum process. Maduro, who took up the legacy of the late President Hugo Chavez and his Bolivarian revolution, faces a well-funded opposition and…

Bundy Brothers Acquitted As #NODAPL Activists Evicted

FEATURING ARUN GUPTA – Remember the Bundy brothers’ led takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon earlier this year? The armed right wing group laid siege to federal lands for months before they were finally arrested. On Thursday all seven people arrested including Ammon and Ryan Bundy were surprisingly acquitted of federal conspiracy and…

Arun Gupta Looks into the Bundy Brothers’ vs. #NODAPL Protests, Union Organizing, Elections And More – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ARUN GUPTA – Remember the Bundy brothers’ led takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon earlier this year? The armed right wing group laid siege to federal lands for months before they were finally arrested. On Thursday all seven people arrested including Ammon and Ryan Bundy were surprisingly acquitted of federal conspiracy and…

Canada’s Liberal Leadership Betrays Climate Activists

FEATURING DERRICK O’KEEFE – US liberals and even progressives have a bit of a crush on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The telegenic young leader has won over hearts and minds with his socially liberal values of embracing multiculturalism and speaking in Obama-like fashion, in broad visionary terms. But behind the facade, as is the…

Rights Groups Ask UN Panel To Shut Down Immigrant Detention Centers in US

FEATURING ERIKA ALMIRON – Sixty human rights and immigrant rights organizations in the US have signed on to a letter to a United Nations panel asking the international body to shut down so-called family detention centers that house undocumented immigrants. Under President Obama, undocumented immigrants accused of the civil offense of being in the US…