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The Top 40 Threats to Free Speech

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: What do sex-obsessed nipplephobes and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have in common? Also: Why the U.S. won’t give American banks the Credit Suisse treatment, and the logic behind Elizabeth Warren for president.

Posted on May 23, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Meet the Chilean ‘Robin Hood’ Who Burned $500 Million of Student Debt

In a “Democracy Now!” exclusive, the Chilean artist who burned $500 million worth of student debt held by the private Universidad del Mar, which continued to collect on loans even as it was being closed for financial irregularities, describes his work as a “joint effort” of “empathy” and “compassion, because of the problems we face as human beings.”

Posted on May 23, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Nye and John Oliver Host the Best Climate Change Debate Yet

The host of “Last Week Tonight” hit on an important factor contributing to some people’s insistence that climate change doesn’t exist.

Posted on May 22, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


The People’s Revolt Challenging 2014 World Cup

Sportswriter Dave Zirin tackles the growing unrest in Brazil in which thousands of police officers have joined bus drivers for day two of a massive strike in São Paulo, just weeks before the World Cup—one of the sports world’s biggest spectacles—is set to begin.

Posted on May 22, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: ‘Finally the NRA’s Fight to Protect the Second Amendment Has Met Its Match’

Gun toters are facing challenges everywhere, from Chipotle Mexican Grill to the National Rifle Association itself.

Posted on May 21, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert Meets His Match in Elizabeth Warren

Even the pseudo right-wing pundit falls victim to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s compelling arguments.

Posted on May 20, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


‘The Most Important Journalist You’ve Never Heard Of’

William Worthy, a dissident American journalist who defied the U.S. government by reporting from the Soviet Union, Cuba, China, Iran, North Vietnam and Algeria during the Cold War, died this month at age 92 of Alzheimer’s disease. Award-winning journalist Jeremy Scahill and others remark on his life.

Posted on May 19, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Left, Right & Center’: Jill Abramson Fired, Karl Rove on Hillary, VA Scandal

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the big and sudden changes that shook up the newsroom at The New York Times this week. Does the ousting of executive editor Jill Abramson represent a setback for women at the Gray Lady and in newsrooms everywhere?

Posted on May 16, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Louie’ Tackles the Media’s and Men’s Treatment of the ‘Fat Girl’

For those of you who missed it, here’s a must-see clip of Louis C.K. and Sarah Baker from his hit show “Louie” on the subject of size.

Posted on May 16, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Raw Video: Protesters Dragged Away From FCC Meeting

So much for public comment. Three protesters, including Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers and a Vietnam War veteran, were forcefully removed from the FCC meeting on new Net neutrality rules Thursday.

Posted on May 15, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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