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Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Gender Equality
28 Sep, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Legal battles for gender equality didn’t begin with the Women’s Movement of the 1960s. But it laid the groundwork for the historic 1972 Supreme Court decision that made gender discrimination unconstitutional. That case was successfully argued by then-38-year old Brooklyn-born attorney Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It set precedent for another ruling a few years later that men should also be eligible...
Jason Stanley – How Fascism Works
21 Sep, 2020 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

What is fascism? Michael Parenti, author and historian says, “Fascism historically has been used to secure the interests of large capitalist interests against the demands of popular democracy. Then and now, fascism has made irrational mass appeals in order to secure the rational ends of class domination.” Fascism flourishes in times of economic insecurity and cultural backlash. Opportunistic politicians offer...
Yanis Varoufakis - Capitalist Bubbles & Covid-19
14 Sep, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The world is at a crossroads. The COVID-19 pandemic, with hundreds of thousands of dead across the globe and counting, has triggered a disastrous economic situation for millions. At some point we will be in a post-pandemic world. What will it look like? More of the same old same old? Or can we imagine a different world? Where the planet...
Chris Hedges – Trump & the Christian Right
31 Aug, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Talk about an odd couple. The 45th president and the Christian right. For the president, renowned for his wayward ways, the support from some of the mega churches and their high priests form a key part of his base. According to a Pew poll, over 80% of white evangelicals said they will vote for the current occupant of the Oval...
William Barber & Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. - It’s Time to Transform America
24 Aug, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Representative John Lewis of Georgia, an icon of the struggle for civil rights, social justice and equality died in mid-July. He was called the “conscience of the Congress.” His passing evoked memories of the March on Washington and the bridge in Selma. And attention on the struggles today: the new Jim Crow, the Black Lives Matter movement and the widespread...
Robin DiAngelo - The Fragility of Whiteness
17 Aug, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The great African American sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois in his 1903 classic book, The Souls of Black Folk, wrote, “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” Well, here we are in the 21st century and the color line and racial injustice remain front and center. Some white people have acknowledged racism as...
Stephen Bezruchka - The Human Cancer in the Covid-19 Era
10 Aug, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

A famous Russian revolutionary once said, “'There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” The pandemic certainly feels that way. We are in limbo. The uncertainty is bewildering. What can we expect? What must we do? There are no clear answers. Dr. Stephen Bezruchka presents a novel view of the novel virus. What if we...
Peter Andreas - Drugs & War
03 Aug, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Many of us are aware of the spurious deals between government, sometimes called state actors and the drug trade. There are long-running TV series like Narco, based in Colombia, and El Chapo based in Mexico. There are major books about CIA involvement in drug trafficking in the 1980s to fund U.S. interventions in Central America, as well as in Southeast...
Vandana Shiva & David Suzuki - The Pandemic Wake-up
27 Jul, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The news about the pandemic goes from bad to worse. The term another grim milestone in the number of infections and deaths has become almost commonplace. But at some point, hopefully not too far away, the crisis will pass. Where will we be? The world will surely be different. There is so much uncertainty. Kim Stanley Robinson, the well-known science...
Camara Phyllis Jones – Racism & Health
20 Jul, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

For more than a year the public was complaining about the drinking water in Flint, Michigan. The water was so pungent and foamy that one priest had stopped using it for baptisms. The state’s Department of Environmental Quality, confidently announced, “Anyone who is concerned about lead in the drinking water in Flint can relax.” Flint is a majority African-American city....
Robin DiAngelo - The Fragility of Whiteness
13 Jul, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The great African American sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois in his 1903 classic book, The Souls of Black Folk, wrote, “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” Well, here we are in the 21st century and the color line and racial injustice remain front and center. Some white people have acknowledged racism as...
Michael Eric Dyson – White Privilege
09 Jul, 2020 | 0:57:03 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

White privilege. What’s that? Some people have choices and advantages simply because of the color of their skin. Many whites are unaware of it or if they are are quick to say, Hey, I’m cool and beyond that. Yeah, right. Peggy McIntosh, a noted women’s studies scholar in her classic essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack” wrote: “I was...
Marc Lamont Hill & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor - Dismantling the System
29 Jun, 2020 | 0:57:02 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Is it starry-eyed to think system change? The calamitous fissures that the current crisis has exposed raises the question of the efficacy of reform, half-measures and tinkering around the edges. Often, even under duress, the system is agile enough to make some concessions while crucially leaving the fundamental structures of power intact. From the outside systems can look invincible and...
Robert Larson – Technopolies
22 Jun, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The five biggest corporations in the world by market value are Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook. Their head honchos the Zuckerbergs, Gates and Bezos make the Vanderbilts, Morgans and Carnegies of the Gilded Age look like pikers. They want absolute domination and control. Monopoly is not a board game for them, it is the essence of their very being....
Naomi Klein & Arundhati Roy - Surviving the Future
15 Jun, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

What will tomorrow bring in the age of COVID-19? There is so much uncertainty. Arundhati Roy sees an opportunity. She writes, “Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the world to a halt. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves....
Sonia Shah – Outbreaks: From Epidemics to Pandemics
01 Jun, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Can you believe it? A hundred thousand U.S. dead and counting. The real number according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert, is “almost certainly higher.” A World Health Organization official warns that the coronavirus may become endemic, i.e., like HIV, “it may never go away.” Science writer and author Sonia Shah states, “Over the past fifty years,...
David McNally – The Pandemic & the Economy: A Radical View
25 May, 2020 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The standard narrative about the current crisis is that the coronavirus pathogen triggered an economic collapse. But what is crucially ignored is that neoliberal capitalism was already weak and stressed out, a pre-existing condition, if you will. That systemic weakness went into freefall when the pandemic hit. In its long history, capitalism has produced many booms and busts but this...
Adam Winkler - Corporate Constitutional Rights
11 May, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The term corporation is not in the Constitution, yet this entity has emerged over the years as the most dominant force in society. Although never oppressed like women and minorities, corporations have fought to win equal rights under the Constitution. Today, they have nearly all the same rights as ordinary people. Corporations have waged a persistent campaign to expand their...
Dr. Stephen Bezruchka on Consequences of COVID-19
04 May, 2020 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

What kind of bizarre twilight zone world are we in? The coronavirus pandemic is a global altering moment. It has exposed huge fissures of vulnerability. The dead from COVID-19 in the U.S. now exceeds Vietnam War levels. The health crisis has triggered an economic crisis. Tens of millions have lost their jobs in the largest mass unemployment since the Great...
Rashid Khalidi - Palestine: A Case of Settler Colonialism
27 Apr, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The conflict over Palestine is a century-long war involving a settler colonial movement-Zionism–which succeeded in forming a national entity–The State of Israel. The term settler colonialism may not be well known but it accurately describes what has happened to multiple regions of the world from Ireland to Canada and from New Zealand to Palestine where indigenous populations have been subjugated...
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