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Gary Tyler on Maintaining Hope and Compassion in the U.S. Prison System

At age 16, Gary Tyler was wrongly sent to death row, where he spent 41 years until being freed in April. The Truthdig team spoke with him about the prison system, the death penalty and maintaining hope throughout the decades.

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Live at Truthdig: What Can Be Done to Reform the U.S. Prison System?

At age 16, Gary Tyler was wrongly sent to death row, where he spent 41 years until being freed in April. The Truthdig team will talk with him Thursday at 1 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE



‘The Birth of a Nation’ and ‘13th’ School Their Viewers on America’s Racial Legacy

Directors Ava DuVernay and Nate Parker make searingly urgent cases that America’s legacy of slavery and systemic racism is not at all just a relic of the past.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE



Members of Congress Call for an End to Voter Suppression

Nine legislators, their staff and 200 activists packed the hearing room of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to standing room only recently to demand an end to mass voter suppression and the manipulation of U.S. elections.

Posted on Apr 30, 2016 READ MORE


Cornel West: ‘President Obama Has Very Little Moral Authority’ on Martin Case

Dr. Cornel West, professor at Union Theological Seminary and African-American author and activist, Monday examined the remarks President Obama had made Friday when he compared himself to Trayvon Martin, the black teen gunned down in February.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


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