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Stephen Bezruchka
Economic Inequality Kills

Given that people in the U.S. spend more money on health care than the rest of the world combined, then logic would dictate that we have the best health outcomes....  

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortíz
Guns & White Nationalism

The founding of the United States was based on the ideology of white supremacy, the practice of slavery, land theft and genocide. The mass murder of indigenous people by Euro-colonizers was...

David Barsamian
It Takes An Acorn

David Barsamian travels the country raising the rabble to organize independent community radio stations. On an October barnstorming through Oregon, David delivered this talk to benefit KXCR, Florence.

Benjamin Hett
How Hitler Happened

The post-WW1 Weimar Republic in Germany was the height of European civilization. Its scientists and scholars led the world. Its Bauhaus architecture was the rage. Its arts featured such luminaries as...  

Edward Said
U.S. Interventions in the Middle East

The current occupant of the White House has said, “The Middle East is a troubled place. There are a lot of bad things happening in that part of the world.”...

Haley Pessin
The Radical Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer was a fighter for equality and justice who said, “If I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom.” Going against entrenched...  

Chris Hedges
Rise Up and Resist

When is enough enough? In the face of evil what does it take for people to move from passivity to active resistance? Throughout history there have been instances of people...  

David Stannard
Native American Holocaust

The barbarity of the onslaught on indigenous people by Euro-Americans settlers can scarcely be believed. Historian David Stannard states the indigenous peoples of North and South America had undergone the...

Debu Chaudhuri
Raga Lalit

Lalit is a beautiful early morning raga and a speciality of maestro Chaudhuri. In this recording he performs masitkhani (slow)and razakhani (fast) gats, compositions, in teen tal, 16 beats. Lalit...

Ralph Nader
Citizen Action: It's Easier than We Think, Pt 1 &...

Overcoming adversity alone is a tough road to hoe but when you act with others it’s not as difficult. There is nothing like solidarity. There’s unity and strength in numbers....

Howard Zinn, William Schaap, Joanne Ball, Alexander Cockburn, Karl Mayer, William Styron, Terry Shaw /Wilbert Tatum
Choosing the News: Who Sets the Agenda

Howard Zinn, William Schaap, Joanne Ball, Alexander Cockburn, Karl Mayer, William Styron, Terry Shaw, and Wilbert Tatum.

Haskell Wexler, John Sayles, Kristi Jacobson, David Barsamian
Working Class Movies

Haskell Wexler recounts his experiences starting in 1946 as a filmmaker and cinematographer. “As the Cold War developed unions were decimated, all the unions that were active in favor of...

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