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College Athletes Hope to Find Power in a Union

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Student athletes want more than scholarships for their billion dollar labor, Dr. Jill Stein and Aura Bogado respond to the State of the Union, why the Costco model beats the Walmart model, and arguably the most powerful progressive in the House retires.

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 READ MORE


College Athletes Look for Power in a Union

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Student athletes want more than scholarships for their billion dollar labor, Dr. Jill Stein and Aura Bogado respond to the State of the Union, why the Costco model beats the Walmart model, and arguably the most powerful progressive in the House retires.

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Congress Rocks 2013









Posted on Jan 1, 2014 ENLARGE



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Right-Wing Extremism—It’s Not Just for the U.S.

The Syrian refugee crisis has fanned the flames of right-wing extremism in Bulgaria, signaling yet more nationalistic political sentiment in Europe. No one’s predicting a return of the 1930s rise of fascism, but the parallels are disturbing.

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 READ MORE


Why Olympic Profiteers Are Happy to Ignore Russia’s Gaybashing

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why the Sochi Olympics remind us of Berlin in 1936, The People’s Pope is Time’s man of the year, turning beauty advertising on its head, college football is big business, and immigration abuses.

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 READ MORE


Why Olympic Profiteers Are Happy to Ignore Russia’s Gaybashing

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why the Sochi Olympics remind us of Berlin in 1936, The People’s Pope is Time’s man of the year, turning beauty advertising on its head, college football is big business, and immigration abuses.

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Fire Kills at Least 7 in Italian Sweatshop ‘Dormitory’

The tragedy Sunday draws spotlights to the growing problem of sweatshops in Europe exploiting immigrant laborers, just another part of the region’s struggle to handle legal and illegal immigration.

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 READ MORE



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Border Patrol International

On one side, a man in a uniform with a gun and the authority to detain, deport, or even kill; on the other, people with the most fundamental of unmet needs and without the proper documentation to cross an international boundary.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE


Immigration









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Immigration Struggle









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Rubio for Halloween









Posted on Oct 28, 2013 ENLARGE



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Binational Gay Matrimony Recognized by U.S. Immigration

Tom Knutson and Phan Datthuyawat were married in Sacramento five years ago; now, thanks to the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage on a federal level, Datthuyawat can finally visit his family in Thailand without worrying about being unable to return to America to live with his husband.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Prove You’re Gay to Stay in the U.K.

The United Kingdom’s Border Agency is demanding that people seeking asylum from prosecution in other countries due to their sexual preferences provide evidence of their homosexuality. Its line of questioning has led some to extremes just to ensure their own safety.

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Dreaming With Dignity

Undocumented students use a bold new strategy in their pursuit of documents, diplomas and immigration reform.

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 READ MORE


Lampedusa









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AP/John D. Carnessiotis

Death of Artist Unites Greek Hip-Hop Community Against Fascism

The stabbing of Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a sympathizer of Greece’s most prominent extreme right party earlier this month has led to the arrest of the group’s leadership and the unification of once bitterly opposed rap artists against racism and violence.

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 READ MORE


Miss America









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Beached









Posted on Aug 28, 2013 ENLARGE


GOP Strategy









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Great White Dope









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Hostage









Posted on Aug 1, 2013 ENLARGE



Obama Delivers Major Economic Speech, Congress Hits Historic Low, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Republican Congressman Steve King doubles down on controversial immigration comments he recently made and Anthony Weiner says he won’t drop out of the New York City mayoral race amid a new sexting scandal.

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 READ MORE



White House/Eric Draper

Not Listening: What Republicans Could Learn From George W. Bush

During most of the Obama presidency, George W. Bush has maintained a decorous silence. Suddenly, however, he is speaking out to urge a “positive resolution” to the debate over immigration reform—and the time to listen to him has surely arrived.

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 READ MORE


Immigration Reform









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Border Job Security









Posted on Jul 15, 2013 ENLARGE


Elmo Eldretti









Posted on Jul 15, 2013 ENLARGE


Senate Immigration Bill









Posted on Jul 14, 2013 ENLARGE


Immigration Sisyphus









Posted on Jul 13, 2013 ENLARGE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Snowden, Food Stamps and an Immigration Thunderbolt

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the new Quinnipiac University poll showing that more American voters consider Edward Snowden a whistle-blower than a traitor, by 55 to 34 percent. Should Russia grant Snowden asylum?

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Party of No

Watching Republicans convince themselves that killing immigration reform actually helps the GOP is excruciating, and I wish somebody would make it stop.

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 READ MORE


Citizenship









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Path to Citizenship









Posted on Jul 11, 2013 ENLARGE



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Raising the Stakes on Immigration

The fiscal benefits of immigration reform to the federal government have been documented by the Congressional Budget Office, which estimated it would reduce the deficit by nearly $850 billion over two decades.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 READ MORE


Immigration Concrete









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Immigration









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Two Paths









Posted on Jul 9, 2013 ENLARGE


Immigration Reform









Posted on Jul 5, 2013 ENLARGE


Statue of Liberty









Posted on Jul 3, 2013 ENLARGE


Immigration Reform









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Immigration









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Happy Fourth of July Wherever You Come From

In the days after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began arresting, without charges, Japanese immigrants in California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii who were on government lists as possible threats to national security.

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 READ MORE



Office of the Speaker of the House/Bryant Avondoglio

How Boehner Gets a Win-Win

House Speaker John Boehner, pictured, has already ruled out the simplest course of action, which would produce the best outcome for the nation and also boost the prospects of the Republican Party: Bring the Senate bill up for a vote.

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 READ MORE



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Debunking Myths: The Truth About Immigration Reform and the Economy (Video)

The battle over immigration reform is often about economic fear — fear that immigrants are hurting the economy for native born Americans. But that fear is based on several economic myths.

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 READ MORE


Hola









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‘Left, Right & Center’: Monumental Movement on Gay Marriage, Voting Rights and Immigration

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex couples and against minority voters, the Senate’s immigration overhaul bill, President Obama’s stated goals on climate change, and Texas Sen. Wendy David and former South African President Nelson Mandela—two politicians who stand for something.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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A Most Political and Activist Court

The week’s judicial work leads to the question of which way the Supreme Court is looking and how the nine justices are using their enormous power, some of it unchecked even by public needs and wishes.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 READ MORE


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