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    Is Israel Unfairly Held to a Higher Standard? Norman Finkelstein on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 10:12
    Norman Finkelstein and Paul Jay discuss a full-page ad in the NYT that says Israel is condemned by liberals for human rights violations while it defends gay rights, and less is said about the persecution of gays by Iran, Hamas and ISIS

    Should You Condemn the CIA for Torture if You Don't Condemn the Iraq War?

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 10:12
    Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss whether empire abroad requires brutal methods and eroding rights at home

    Baltimore Fox Affiliate Faked Video of Activist Chanting "Kill A Cop"

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 10:12
    Activist and community leader Tawanda Jones responds to FOX 45 Baltimore airing a heavily edited clip making it seem she was chanting "kill a cop" at a protest

    Christmas, Charity, and the Revolutionary Jesus

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 09:12
    Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock discuss the real meaning of Christmas with Paul Jay

    Greek Government Struggles to Stay in Power

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 02:12
    Radical Left Party SYRIZA has a good opportunity to win if there is a snap election in Greece, which we will know by the 29th of December, says Costas Lapavitsas, professor of economics at SOAS, University of London

    The Police Union's Irresponsible Reaction To Shooting Of Two NYPD Officers

    Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:12
    Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report discusses how comments by the head of New York's largest police against NYC Mayor de Blasio reveal potential for mutiny and criminal offenses

    Are Police Placed in Situations That Threaten Public Safety?

    Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:12
    Following the murder of two NYC police officers, Paul Jay speaks with former Black Panther Eddie Conway and ACLU-DC policy director Seema Sadanandan about the role of police in our society

    Diplomatic Relations with Cuba and Sanctions for Venezuela

    Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:12
    Last week's much-hailed normalization of relations with Cuba was followed by sanctions against Venezuela the very next day, says Alex Main of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

    Why Is Obama Using Flimsy Evidence to Blame North Korea for Sony Hack?

    Tue, 12/23/2014 - 09:12
    Paul Jay interviews Col. Larry Wilkerson, who says Sony might be able to protect itself from class action suits brought by employees over privacy if the blame is pinned on North Korea

    Will the New Federal Racial Profiling Guidelines have Any Impact? (3/3)

    Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:12
    Incredible scale and racial concentration at the heart of how liberals built a prison America says Naomi Murakawa, the author of The First Civil Right, How Liberals Built Prison America

    Who Should Pay for the Costs of Climate Change?

    Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:12
    West Coast Environmental Law Attorney Andrew Gage and EcoEquity Director Tom Athanasiou discuss how corporations and governments can be held accountable

    Die-In for Police Accountability Staged at Baltimore-Area Mall

    Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:12
    Organizers disrupt traffic and shopping at the Towson Mall near Baltimore as actions demanding accountability for police brutality continue nationwide

    42 Billion in Tax Breaks Favoring Corporations Extended

    Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:12
    This is a Christmas present for the tax lobby and Washington insiders, hardly a way to encourage investments with tax incentives, says James Henry, Senior Economist for the Tax Justice Network

    DOJ Misses Another Opportunity to Go After Banks

    Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:12
    Bill Black: Obama administration quietly gave a $57 million award to a whistleblower regarding the Countrywide and Bank of America mortgage scandal

    Why Did The CIA Really Use Extreme Torture?

    Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:12
    There is fairly good evidence that the prime motive for torture was not 9-11, says Patrick Cockburn the author of The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising

    Should the Teachers Union Play a Bigger Role in the Fight for Racial Justice?

    Mon, 12/22/2014 - 02:12
    Professor Lois Weiner explains that teachers and the teachers union must take concrete steps to repair their relationship with communities of color

    CIA Gets Away with Torture Under the Rubric of the War on Terror

    Mon, 12/22/2014 - 02:12
    Patrick Cockburn, the author of The Jihadis Return: ISIS and The New Sunnis Uprising, says the rise of the Islamic State should compel us to question the effectiveness of torture and the War on Terror

    Thwarted Michigan Bill Aimed At Stopping Community Agreements With Developers Will Return

    Mon, 12/22/2014 - 02:12
    Detroit Activist Frank Hammer says though Michigan State Bill 5977 aimed at Detroit's Community Development Ordinance has failed for now, Republicans will likely reintroduce it in 2015

    Are You Watching But Not Donating?

    Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:12
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    Case Filed in European Court Against Bush-Era Torture

    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:12
    The European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) files case against Bush Administration officials for running a state organized program of torture authorized at the highest levels, says Michael Ratner, chair of ECCHR
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