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VIDEO: John Oliver Explains Why Taking In Syrian Refugees Will Actually Make Europe a Better Place

Citing important economic and social examples of how countries in Europe would benefit from opening their doors to refugees who’ve risked their lives to escape Syria, the “Last Week Tonight” host makes a compelling case about how to address the current crisis. Oliver also makes a young refugee’s dream come true, with the help of a couple of soap stars.

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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VIDEO: Journalist Jorge Ramos Puts Bill Maher in His Place After He Uses the Term ‘Illegals’

“No human being is illegal,” explained the Mexican-American journalist on a recent episode of “Real Time With Bill Maher.” And yet the show host responded to this statement with even more ignorance, prompting Ramos to reply with a priceless quip.

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Why Idealism Isn’t Just for Dreamers

In today’s political world, idealism is seen as the enemy of realism and getting things done. But, British journalist Gary Younge argues, idealism is absolutely necessary for society to continue progressing into the world we want to see. It’s what makes things that seem impossible today the reality of the future.

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Chris Hedges on Pope Francis: ‘He Has Not Stood Up and Offered an Alternative’

While Pope Francis “has moved the church back into the realm of reality,” says Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, “I don’t think by any stretch of the imagination he can be called a radical.”

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: The Kind of Society We Want

By Jeremy Corbyn

We celebrate the values of solidarity, of compassion, of social justice, fighting for the underprivileged, and of working for people at home and abroad. These things are not dreams, but practical realities that we, together, intend to achieve.

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Noam Chomsky: U.S. Is Greatest Threat to World Peace

In a speech titled “On Power and Ideology” delivered at The New School for Social Research in Manhattan on Saturday, world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky discussed the persistent notion of U.S. exceptionalism, Republican efforts to torpedo the Iran nuclear deal, and the normalization of U.S.-Cuba relations.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Why Is Saudi Arabia Heading the U.N. Human Rights Council?

Saudi Arabia has been accused of human rights abuses for decades, from suppressing dissent to beheading people for minor crimes. So why has it been appointed to head a U.N. human rights panel?

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli: 5,000 Percent Price Boost ‘Not Excessive at All’

In case you hadn’t heard, last month, Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO and former hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli got hold of the rights to parasite-zapping drug Daraprim, and then he had the bright idea to raise the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Now he has a big public relations problem and a self-created health care crisis on his hands.

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

AUDIO: Self-Described Evangelical to U.S. Christians: Jesus Would Vote for Bernie Sanders

After the progressive presidential candidate spoke to 12,000 students, faculty and administrators at Liberty University, a stronghold of political and religious conservatism, a man who calls himself an alumnus of the school and an evangelical leader told listeners that the candidate’s policies are an embodiment of Christian values.

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: The CNN Republican Presidential Debate in 90 Seconds

Did you miss Wednesday night’s Republican debate?

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

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