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Even George W. Bush Finds the Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision ‘Hard to Understand’

The former president isn’t exactly someone to model a moral compass after, which is why you may find it surprising to hear his reaction to a New York grand jury decision not to indict the policeman whose chokehold preceded Eric Garner’s death.

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Stephen Colbert Thanks Nazis for Getting Congress to Agree on Something

Congress recently looked past its partisan grudges to pass a bill about Nazis. Yes, that’s right: Nazis.

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert McChesney Is Hopeful About Revolutionary Change

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Max Blumenthal is chased out of Germany, Robert McChesney is optimistic about revolutionary change, we speak to the creators of the new documentary “Remote Area Medical,” and Robert Scheer interviews Leslie Cockburn.

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Criminals in the Uniform’ and the ‘Disposability of Black Life’

After a second night of massive protests in New York City against a grand jury’s failure to indict NYPD officers in the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner, “Democracy Now!” hosts an explosive roundtable discussion on police racism against black Americans.

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges and Laura Flanders on Drones and Civil Disobedience

Truthdig columnist, author and activist Chris Hedges paid a visit this week to “The Laura Flanders Show” to discuss U.S. foreign policy, civil disobedience, resistance to empire and the corporate state, as well as a host of other topics.

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Denver Police Beat Unarmed Man, Topple His Pregnant Girlfriend and Delete the Evidence

By Donald Kaufman

Officers with the Denver Police Department deleted bystander footage that showed them beating David Flores and knocking his pregnant girlfriend to the ground. Fortunately, the segment was sent to a remote digital storage network known as a cloud, and the horrific event is preserved for all to see.

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart Loses His Cool and His Sense of Humor Over the Eric Garner Grand Jury Ruling

“If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more fucking time,” said “The Daily Show” host Wednesday night as he tried to digest the news about another unarmed black man’s death being treated unjustly. “But I would really settle for less fucking tragedy.”

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart, Larry Wilmore and Stephen Colbert Weigh In on the St. Louis Rams’ Ferguson Protest

“These [Ferguson] protests have spread to what Americans hold most sacred: football,” the “Colbert Report” host said Monday.

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: If You Think Ferguson Protests Are About Systemic Injustice, You Can’t Be More Wrong

The unrest inspired by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and a grand jury’s decision not to indict former Officer Darren Wilson in his death have nothing to do with race. Or so Fox News would have you believe.

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Left, Right & Center’: Left, Right and Gratitude

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists consider what it means to be an American. David Frum says it’s about participating in the life of the country, but mourns the creation of a class of “somewhat Americans.” Scheer recalls hard times and the men in his family being given turkeys at the factory.

Posted on Nov 29, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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