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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
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‘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

Naomi Klein: ‘How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine’

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The author and activist offers five steps on how to recognize—and fight back against—the president’s “wildly pro-corporate policies.”

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

John Oliver: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Is ‘Maddeningly Evasive’ on Brexit Negotiations (Video)

As Britain prepares for official talks on its divorce from the European Union, the “Last Week Tonight” host outlines what a mess his native country is in at the moment.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Pride and Defiance: LGBTQ Marchers Make a Showing at the White House

Though celebration was in the air at Saturday’s Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., the crowd also brought other sentiments and goals to this year’s event.

Posted on Jun 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders Condemns the Democratic Party’s Current Direction (Video)

Speaking to 4,000 at the People’s Summit in Chicago, the Vermont senator calls the Democrats’ strategy an “absolute failure” and points to a progressive way forward.

Posted on Jun 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Chris Hedges and Cartoonist Joe Sacco on Religious Extremism and Hate Crimes in the U.S. (Video)

The Truthdig columnist and the Portland-based illustrator and journalist discussed hate crimes, religious extremism and opposition to fascism, as well as Hedges’ “CAGED” project.

Posted on Jun 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Chris Hedges on How to Create Effective Resistance to Fascism (Video)

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, drawing on history and his own experience, outlines how to effectively oppose the Trump regime.

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

How Media Monopolies Are Undermining Democracy and Threatening Net Neutrality

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews former FCC associate general counsel Mark Lloyd about why a fair, open media is crucial to maintaining democracy. Transcript added.

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Capturing the Chaos of the Syrian Civil War

Truthdig columnist Jordan Riefe and Deputy Editor Kasia Anderson sat down with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sebastian Junger and Emmy-nominated producer Nick Quested to discuss their latest documentary, “Hell on Earth,” which reveals the carnage of the war.

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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