Immigrants, Advocates Rally to Save DACA

FEATURING JUAN ESCALANTE – It has been five years since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was implemented by President Barack Obama’s administration. Starting in August 2012, DACA offered temporary protection against deportation for young undocumented immigrants who met certain criteria. The executive action helped in part to fill the legislative vacuum over…

What Does the FBI Raid on Manafort Home Mean?

FEATURING KEVIN GOSZTOLA – The Washington Post reported this week that in late July the FBI raided the home of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The raid took place a day after Manafort testified at a Senate hearing. Commentators view the raid as a strong sign that the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller…

Govt Climate Scientists Leak New Report to Press

FEATURING LIZ PERERA – Scientists from thirteen federal government agencies have worked on a damning new report on the impacts of climate change in the US. Most likely because of the current climate-change-denying occupant of the White House, the final draft of that report was leaked to the New York Times this week. The report…

Nebraska Residents Say No to Keystone XL, Yes to Solar

FEATURING JOYE BRAUN – Nebraska’s Public Service commissioners met on Monday for their last hearing over the Keystone XL pipeline, holding the fate of the controversial fossil fuel project in their hands. Nebraskans were joined by hundreds of environmental and indigenous activists over the weekend for a major protest in Lincoln to “Give Keystone XL…

Putting The Russia-Trump Controversy Into Perspective

FEATURING CHRIS HEDGES – News media in recent days have breathlessly pronounced that the Donald Trump Jr. emails about being interested in gathering dirt about Hillary Clinton from Russian sources are tantamount to collusion at best, treason at worst. The “i” word, impeachment, has once more become commonplace. But is potential collusion with Russia the…

Seattle’s City Council Votes To Tax the Rich

FEATURING KSHAMA SAWANT – The Seattle City Council earlier this week passed a historic legislation to tax incomes of wealthy residents of their city. The measure to raise income taxes from 2 percent to 2 and a quarter percent passed unanimously. It affects individuals making more than $250,000 a year and couples making more than…

Do We Really Have Power Over Our Democracy?

FEATURING SAM DALEY-HARRIS – Donald Trump said he wanted to drain the swamp when he ran for President. But all he has done since entering the White House is flood the swamp with industry representatives and lobbyists. Goldman Sachs and Exxon Mobil can rest easy knowing that their interests will be easily represented in the…

GOP Running Out of Time On Unpopular Healthcare Bill

FEATURRING LEANN HALL – Eighty protesters were arrested in Washington DC this week as activists greeted Republican lawmakers returning from recess. The protests were held over the controversial American Health Care Act at 13 different locations in various House and Senate buildings. The House passed the AHCA and it is now in the Senate’s court…

Women, Responding to NRA, Will March Against Gun Violence

FEATURING HOLLYE DEXTER – When NRA’s spokeswoman Dana Loesch’s video we posted to the gun lobby group’s Facebook page, progressives took notice. The 1-minute video was filled with ominous visuals, vaguely worded warnings of threats to freedom, and polarizing language, meeting all the hallmarks of classic propaganda techniques. It did not appear to strike the…