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Chris Hedges and Christian Parenti on the Deep-Reaching Ramifications of Climate Change (Video)

The Truthdig columnist and “On Contact” host discusses heightened global conflict due to climate change with author and professor Christian Parenti (pictured).

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
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America’s Incarceration Crisis: Are We ‘Doomed to Repeat the Same Failed Policies’? (Audio)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and law professor James Forman Jr. (pictured) discuss the mass incarceration of black men and the issue of drug decriminalization.

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Archbishop José Gomez on the Intersection of Catholicism and Immigration (Video)

Truthdig Managing Editor Eric Ortiz and the archbishop of Los Angeles discuss fear in undocumented communities and the future of immigration policy under President Trump.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Fight Against DAPL Continues Inside and Outside Federal Courthouse (Multimedia)

Indigenous activists rally on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes during a hearing in the tribes’ case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Host a Q&A on the Secret GOP Health Care Bill (Video)

In a Facebook Live conversation streamed Monday, the senators took audience questions and examined the future of health care in the U.S.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Russell Brand: London’s Grenfell Tower Fire Is ‘Terrorism’ of a Different Kind (Video)

Referring to the politics involved in the fiery destruction, the “Trews” host says, “Austerity is not frugality, it is brutality. It is violence.”

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

John Oliver: Boosting Coal Barons Is Not the Same as Helping Miners (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host points out Donald Trump’s “affection for mine CEOs” and demands that the president stop lying to coal workers.

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

How Gentrification Is Destroying America’s Cities (Audio and Transcript)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and author Peter Moskowitz discuss gentrification, poverty and the concept of housing as a human right. Transcript added.

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Economist Richard Wolff on Whether Bernie Sanders Should Stay in the Democratic Party (Video)

The Marxist thinker talks about whether it is best for the Vermont senator (pictured) to continue his work on his own or as a left-wing voice among Democrats.

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: The Fatal Addiction

This episode deals with the incalculable human and financial costs of America’s opioid addiction epidemic. (Pictured: Hedges, right, with the best friend of a young woman who fatally overdosed.)

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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