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Listen to Interviews With the Real Gary Webb

“Democracy Now” is making available a number of interviews with the late journalist Gary Webb, whose reporting on the CIA and crack is now the subject of the movie “Kill the Messenger.”

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Sarah Silverman Raises Gender Wage Gap Awareness With Comical Video About the ‘Vagina Tax’

Women will lose roughly half a million dollars during their working careers due to one simple fact: They “own” female genitalia.

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Iraqi Journalist Who Embedded With Shiites: U.S. Strategy Will Fail

Two months after the United States began airstrikes in Iraq that expanded to Syria, Islamic State is poised to gain control of more than half of Syria’s border with Turkey. Independent reporter Patrick Cockburn and Iraqi Guardian journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad discuss the “massive military failure” of the response strategy.

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Kill the Messenger: Gary Webb Connected the CIA to Crack and Was Hounded to Death

A new movie profiles journalist Gary Webb, who exposed the CIA’s involvement with the U.S. crack epidemic and later committed suicide.

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert: Wouldn’t It Be Wonderful If Tobacco Could Cure Ebola Like It Once Cured Uncoolness

Scared about the Ebola outbreak? Let Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA, cure your worries with laughter.

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Ebola: CDC Director Sees Progress From Dallas to Africa

While Spain attends to the first case of Ebola transmission outside of Africa since the crisis began, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, expresses cautious optimism.

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert: Listen to TV Pundits, Not Experts, When It Comes to the Dangers of Ebola

The “Colbert Report” host joins the rest of the right-wing media in spreading unfounded paranoia about Ebola.

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Police Have Taken Over $2.5 Billion in Cash From Civilians Who Weren’t Even Charged With a Crime

Sunday, John Oliver dedicated his main story on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” to explaining civil forfeiture, a “shady process” that police departments across the country have been using to seize property with little justification.

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


‘We Have to Cut Off All Contact With Places With Ebola,’ Starting With Texas

Ebola is in America, news you couldn’t have missed even if you tried thanks to the media scare spreading across the nation.

Posted on Oct 4, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Left, Right & Center’: Hong Kong, Secret Service, Ebola

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists ask whether China has an incentive to handle tens of thousands of protesters peacefully, just what has gone awry at the Secret Service, and what the U.S. should do to stop the spread of Ebola.

Posted on Oct 4, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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