Weekend Marches Denounced Racism and Prison System

FEATURING LAILA AZIZ – A week after the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia between Nazis and anti-fascists, the streets of Boston, Massachusetts were filled this past Saturday with tens of thousands of protesters denouncing white supremacy. The Boston march was organized by groups like Black Lives Matter to counter a planned rally by white supremacist…

Do Confederate Statues Simply Preserve History?

FEATURING DR. YOHURU WILLIAMS – Donald Trump, siding with the KKK and self-proclaimed Nazis and fascists shocked many with his defense of confederate statues when he tweeted, “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.” Many cities around the country…

Dick Gregory, 1932 – 2017

The pioneering civil right activist and comedian Dick Gregory passed away on August 19, 2017 at the age of 84. He was in Washington DC being treated for heart failure when he died. Sonali Kolhatkar interviewed Gregory in 2010 on her former show, Uprising. Click the above link to listen to that interview. Dick Gregory…

Breaking the Silence on Yemen’s Horrifying Cholera Epidemic

FEATURING BENJAMIN VIACEK – Stephen O’Brien, the United Nations’ Humanitarian Chief announced on Friday that that the impoverished and war-torn Gulf Arab nation of Yemen was experiencing, “the world’s largest-ever, single-year cholera outbreak.” More than 2,000 people have already died of cholera and a whopping half a million people are estimated to have been infected….

Not All CEOs Are Angry About Trump’s Embrace of Racists

FEATURING SARAH ANDERSON – Donald Trump’s appalling responses to the Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia are being widely interpreted as a nod to his white voter base. With the resignations of CEOs from his business advisory councils (and the eventual disbanding of the councils), it appears as though this open embrace of racist values is…

After Charlottesville: A Discussion of Left Strategy

FEATURING ARUN GUPTA – There is a growing acknowledgement in the wake of the extreme right’s “Summer of Hate” in Charlottesville, Virginia, that the left needs to get better organized and fast. Although there are many groups active at various levels fighting for progressive policies, they are not all coordinated and with the furious assault…

NAFTA Redo Adopts Secrecy of TPP Talks

FEATURING JOSH WISE – As negotiators from Canada and Mexico meet in the US this week to begin talks to upgrade the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) many are worried about the lack of transparency in discussions. Just as President Obama’s favorite trade deal the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) was shrouded in secrecy, discussions…

Trump Is Remaking Federal Courts to Favor Right Wing Extremism

FEATURING DAN GOLDBERG – Donald Trump is racing to fill federal district and appeals court judicial vacancies as fast as possible – at a much greater pace than his predecessor President Obama was able to do. Unsurprisingly, Trump’s judicial nominees are so far to the right that he is effectively remaking the federal courts system…

Can White Supremacists and Nazis Be Rehabilitated?

FEATURING ANGELA KING – In the days following the violence on display in Charlottesville, Virginia, it is becoming more apparent that white supremacy, Nazism, and fascism are on the rise in the US. This frightening reality has a long history however and while it is tempting to write off the individuals within the hate-filled movement,…