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Holocaust Survivor Bernard Marks on the ‘Travesty of Justice’ in Trump’s America (Audio)

Marks, whose speech at a California immigration forum in March went viral, draws parallels between the U.S. today and Germany in the 1930s.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
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Immigrant Scapegoating Didn’t Start Under Trump—It Was ‘Greatly Accelerated’ Under Clinton

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and columnist Bill Blum discuss the history of scapegoating immigrants for crimes, as well as former President Bill Clinton’s role in Donald Trump’s immigration policies.   

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author of “Finks,” about how the spy agency turned literary figures into propagandists for militarism and imperial power. Transcript added.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Exploring Trump’s Drone Program, 50 Years of Comedy and ‘Undocumented and Unafraid’ Activism

The latest episode of Joshua Scheer’s podcast explores three subjects: what Trump’s drone program may look like, the 50th anniversary of the comedy group, Firesign Theatre, and the outlook of one immigrant preparing to find work under the Trump administration.

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Journalist Thomas Frank on His Politics, His Midwestern Upbringing and Rock Music

Frank joins Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett for a conversation on Shiflett’s podcast, “Walking the Floor.”

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

California Democratic Party Chair John Burton on Campaign Finance and the Election (Audio)

By Robert Scheer

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief sits down with John Burton, who has decades of experience working in the California political system.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and Barbara Williams Talk Tragedy, Fame and Fortune (Audio)

Barbara Williams, acclaimed Canadian actress, musician and author, tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about her difficult childhood and her path to a successful acting career.

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Bill Moyers in Conversation: Eddie Glaude Jr. on America’s Racial ‘Value Gap’


A talk with the scholar and Princeton professor about the tremendous racial inequalities that remain as the final term of America’s first black president draws to a close.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE

Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson Have Their Say

This week on Truthdig Radio: There’s an election Tuesday, and we invite the two main alternative candidates to make a case for why we should take a chance on them in an election that is already too close to call. Also: Mo Rocca and Robert Scheer.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN

Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson Have Their Say


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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: There’s an election Tuesday, and we invite the two main alternative candidates to make a case for why we should take a chance on them in an election that is already too close to call. Also: Mo Rocca and Robert Scheer.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 READ MORE

Building a Powerful Left in the United States

Robert Scheer, Chris Hedges, David Sirota, Larry Gross and Scott Tucker go looking for America’s missing movement in this special collaboration between Truthdig and Pacifica’s KPFK.

Posted on Feb 1, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN

Building a Powerful Left in the United States


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Robert Scheer, Chris Hedges, David Sirota, Larry Gross and Scott Tucker go looking for America’s missing movement in this special collaboration between Truthdig and Pacifica’s KPFK.

Posted on Feb 1, 2011 READ MORE

Live Chat Podcast: Robert Scheer on Obama’s Call for Less Regulation


In this live video Q & A session, Robert Scheer discussed with readers his latest column, “Obama Pulls a Clinton” .

Posted on Jan 21, 2011 READ MORE

Truthdig Radio: Save the Internet, Enlist the Gays, Movies of the Year


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Truthdig editors, contributors and collaborators share their insights into the corporate takeover of the free and fair Internet and the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Plus: Richard Schickel’s picks for the best movies of the year.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010 READ MORE

Truthdig Radio: Save the Internet, Enlist the Gays, Movies of the Year


Photo illustration from an image by Colin Grey

Truthdig editors, contributors and collaborators share their insights into the corporate takeover of the free and fair Internet and the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Plus: Richard Schickel’s picks for the best movies of the year.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010 READ MORE

Bob Woodward on ‘Obama’s Wars’


The veteran journalist talks to Truthdig’s James Harris about his new book, which zeroes in on a war-averse president struggling to impose order on chaos abroad without losing his grip on the home front.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010 READ MORE

The Crime of Our Time


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Danny Schechter’s new movie, “Plunder: The Crime of Our Time,” tells the story of the economic collapse as “a crime narrative as opposed to a mistakes narrative.”

Posted on May 5, 2010 READ MORE

The Crime of Our Time


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Danny Schechter’s new movie, “Plunder: The Crime of Our Time,” tells the story of the economic collapse as “a crime narrative as opposed to a mistakes narrative.”

Posted on May 5, 2010 READ MORE

‘Left, Right & Center’: Global Markets Reeling; China Flexes Muscle; Apologies

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With national and global finance still wobbling and the fundamentals of the economy still gone awry, the fellows on “Left, Right & Center” discuss economic policy, China and the politics of apology.

Posted on Feb 5, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN

Thom Hartmann on ‘Threshold’


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The Truthdig panel talks to radio host and author Thom Hartmann about his new book, “Threshold,” the need for serious financial regulation and his trip to Darfur.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009 READ MORE

Thom Hartmann on ‘Threshold’


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The Truthdig panel talks to radio host and author Thom Hartmann about his new book, “Threshold,” the need for serious financial regulation and his trip to Darfur.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009 READ MORE

Inside the Gates Arrest, Plus ‘Hurt Locker’ Review


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This week the Truthdig panel talks about the racial politics behind the arrest of high-profile Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., who himself said, “I was cast by him [the policeman] in a narrative and he didn’t know how to get out of it.” Also, pop culture critic Sheerly Avni gives a big thumbs up to a new and telling film about the Iraq war, “The Hurt Locker.”

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 READ MORE

Inside the Gates Arrest, Plus ‘Hurt Locker’ Review


Summit Entertainment

This week the Truthdig panel talks about the racial politics behind the arrest of high-profile Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., who himself said, “I was cast by him [the policeman] in a narrative and he didn’t know how to get out of it.” Also, pop culture critic Sheerly Avni gives a big thumbs up to a new and telling film about the Iraq war, “The Hurt Locker.”

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 READ MORE

Fighting Crime by Reforming Juvenile Hall

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This week on the podcast: Sheerly Avni and Omar Turcios from The Beat Within, a magazine written by and for the troubled kids in juvenile prisons. Such facilities could be “recruiting grounds for crime fighting,” argues Avni, and that’s in our self-interest.

Posted on Jun 2, 2009 READ MORE

Breadline USA


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Sasha Abramsky discusses his new solution-oriented book about the millions of Americans who work 40 hours a week and still go hungry, “these forgotten communities and these forgotten families who are doing everything they’ve been told they need to do to survive and ... they’re still being pushed backward by economic forces that they really don’t control.”

Posted on May 29, 2009 READ MORE

Breadline USA


AP photo / Dima Gavrysh

Sasha Abramsky discusses his new solution-oriented book about the millions of Americans who work 40 hours a week and still go hungry, “these forgotten families who are doing everything they’ve been told they need to do to survive and ... they’re still being pushed backward by economic forces that they really don’t control.”

Posted on May 29, 2009 READ MORE

U.S. Citizens Detained and Deported by Immigration


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In its zeal to crack down on illegal immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is detaining and deporting American citizens. The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Andrew Becker talks about his investigation into this disturbing trend.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009 READ MORE

U.S. Citizens Detained and Deported by Immigration


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In its zeal to crack down on illegal immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is detaining and deporting American citizens. The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Andrew Becker talks about his investigation into this disturbing trend.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009 READ MORE

The Business of War


U.S. Marine Corps / Lance Cpl. Albert F. Hunt

Pentagon whistle-blower Karen Kwiatowski returns to the Truthdig podcast to take stock of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which she says are effectively “a government jobs program for the military and military contractors.”

Posted on Apr 6, 2009 READ MORE

The Business of War


U.S. Marine Corps / Lance Cpl. Albert F. Hunt

Pentagon whistle-blower Karen Kwiatowski returns to the Truthdig podcast to take stock of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which she says are effectively “a government jobs program for the military and military contractors.”

Posted on Apr 6, 2009 READ MORE

Was Helicopter Deal a Tool in Bush’s War Scam?

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You may have heard about the scandalously overpriced presidential helicopters the U.S. had ordered from Italy, but did you know they may have been a payoff for forged intelligence used to sell the war in Iraq? It’s all a part of “a web of conspiracy and deceit,” says journalist Paolo Pontoniere.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009 READ MORE

Coping With Corporate Media


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The Truthdig Podcast is back and better than ever. This week the panel tackles our obsession with imperfect athletes, the first days of the Obama administration and the decline of media. Special guest Megan Tady, campaign coordinator for Free Press, joins James Harris and Josh Scheer.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009 READ MORE

Election Shenanigans Preview


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From long lines to vote-flipping, the race to disenfranchise America’s voters is off to a depressing start. With that in mind, we spoke with leading election integrity journalist Brad Friedman of the BradBlog to get the lay of the land heading into Tuesday’s big showdown.

Posted on Nov 3, 2008 READ MORE

Bill Boyarsky on Election ‘08 and the Real America


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Fresh off a trip to small-town Ohio, Truthdig’s political reporter weighs in on the week’s news, from the Colin Powell endorsement to the battle for Pennsylvania.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008 READ MORE

Iraq From the Inside


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Iraqi journalist Huda Ahmed, who has recently been granted asylum in the U.S., looks back on more than five years of war and occupation from an Iraqi perspective.

Posted on Sep 1, 2008 READ MORE

Iraq From the Inside


AP Photo / Adil al-Khazali

Iraqi journalist Huda Ahmed, who has recently been granted asylum in the U.S., looks back on more than five years of war and occupation from an Iraqi perspective.

Posted on Sep 1, 2008 READ MORE

More Ways to Truthdig Than Ever Before


You can now follow Truthdig on Twitter and check up on our latest stories using your mobile phone or iPhone. If you still can’t get enough, make sure you sign up for our newsletter, subscribe to our news feed, listen to the podcast, befriend us on Facebook and MySpace, and watch our videos on YouTube and Revver. Or you can still get us the old-fashioned way, right here.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008 READ MORE

Scott Ritter on War With Iran

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The Truthdig columnist (and WMD expert) warns that war with Iran could be inevitable, despite the National Intelligence Estimate report that says Iran dismantled its nuclear program in 2003. Bush, Ritter argues, doesn’t let facts get in the way of what he wants.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007 READ MORE

Scott Ritter on the NIE Report and War With Iran

Scott Ritter
Truthdig / Zuade Kaufman

The Truthdig columnist (and WMD expert) warns that war with Iran could be inevitable, despite the National Intelligence Estimate report that says Iran dismantled its nuclear program in 2003. Bush, Ritter argues, doesn’t let facts get in the way of what he wants.

Posted on Dec 4, 2007 READ MORE

America’s Dysfunctional Intelligence Agencies

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“Spying Blind” author Amy Zegart gives Truthdig a status report on America’s intelligence agencies and explains why our intelligence system is so broken and why our democracy may be to blame.

Posted on Nov 29, 2007 READ MORE

Paul Krugman on the ‘Conscience of a Liberal’

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The New York Times columnist brings his liberal conscience and economic expertise to bear on the housing crisis and sheds light on the dirty secret behind many political victories by conservatives: “The consistent source of [Republican] success has been race.”

Posted on Nov 16, 2007 READ MORE

Imaginary Weapons

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Truthdig speaks with Sharon Weinberger, whose book “Imaginary Weapons” looks into why the Pentagon has spent billions of dollars on fantastical weapons programs, some of which defy the laws of physics.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007 READ MORE

Paul Krugman on the ‘Conscience of a Liberal’

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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman brings his liberal conscience and economic expertise to bear on the housing crisis and sheds light on the dirty secret behind many political victories by conservatives: “The consistent source of [Republican] success has been race.”

Posted on Nov 6, 2007 READ MORE

Imaginary Weapons

Pentagon building

Truthdig speaks with Sharon Weinberger, whose book “Imaginary Weapons” looks into why the Pentagon has spent billions of dollars on fantastical weapons programs, some of which defy the laws of physics.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007 READ MORE

America’s Dysfunctional Intelligence Agencies

twin towers on fire
masternewmedia.org

“Spying Blind” author Amy Zegart gives Truthdig a status report on America’s intelligence agencies and explains why our intelligence system is so broken and why our democracy may be to blame.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007 READ MORE

Inside the Military-Industrial Complex

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Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Philip Coyle knows a thing or two about the “staggering” amounts of money the U.S. funnels into the military-industrial complex, and why it is so difficult to stanch the profiteering.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007 READ MORE

Crime, Poverty and Education: It’s Not Rocket Science

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Truthdig regulars Sheerly Avni, James Harris and Josh Scheer put their heads together to try to figure out why the big problems that plague our communities never get solved.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007 READ MORE

Crime, Poverty and Education: It’s Not Rocket Science

Juvenile inmates
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Truthdig regulars Sheerly Avni, James Harris and Josh Scheer put their heads together to try to figure out why the big problems that plague our communities never get solved.

Posted on Sep 11, 2007 READ MORE

Top-Secret Tourism

Top Secret Tourism

Truthdig’s James Harris and Josh Scheer speak with Harry Helms, author of “Top Secret Tourism: Your Travel Guide to Germ Warfare Laboratories, Clandestine Aircraft Bases and Other Places in the United States You’re Not Supposed to Know About,” which his critics have called a handbook for terrorists. Helms explains why his work doesn’t threaten national security and what it’s like to visit some of the most secret sites in America.

Posted on Aug 21, 2007 READ MORE

You Have No Rights

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Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive and author of “You Have No Rights,” explains how our president became a “medieval king,” and why your civil liberties are in greater danger than ever.

Posted on Aug 14, 2007 READ MORE

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