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Fears of Civilian Casualties Slow Baghdad’s Advance on Fallujah (Video)

Estimates of the number of noncombatants trapped in the Iraqi city by Islamic State range from 20,000 to 50,000, and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi fears they could get caught in the crossfire.

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Matt Damon Talks Banks, Brexit, Climate Change and Inequality at MIT Commencement (Video)

“There’s more at stake today than in any story ever told,” said the actor who starred in “Good Will Hunting,” set at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as he took the stage at the school’s graduation ceremony Friday.

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘It’s Not Over Until It’s Over’: Robert Reich Interviews Bernie Sanders (Video)

By Robert Reich

Saturday morning I heard from an old friend here in California who said, “I’m for Bernie, but he doesn’t really have a chance anymore. So isn’t my vote for him in the California primary just prolonging the agony, and indirectly helping Trump?”

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Sufi Boxer Muhammad Ali’s Last Fight Was Against Extremism and Politicians’ Islamophobia

Muhammad Ali, far from being pugilistic with the pugnacious Donald Trump, gently called on all U.S. politicians to distinguish between a fringe of misguided extremists and the actual teachings of Islam, which Ali saw as uniting humankind in love.

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Latinos, Millennials Lead California Voter Tsunami

A record-shattering 18 million are registered to vote ahead of Tuesday’s high-stakes primary.

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Washington, D.C., Trash Is Not Minorities’ Treasure

While garbage from newly gentrified neighborhoods in the nation’s capital gets removed, disenfranchised communities suffer the consequences of hazardous waste management.

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The Escalating Fight Between Barney Frank and Bernie Sanders

Tensions flared this week between the former Massachusetts congressman and Sanders’ campaign manager over Sanders’ attempts to replace Frank on the Democratic National Committee, but this is not the first time the two sides have come to blows.

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Truthdig to Host Green Party’s Jill Stein on California Primary Night

The party’s presumptive presidential nominee will join Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team for a “Facebook Live” chat at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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New Bill Would Compensate Veterans Exposed to Mustard Gas

Sponsored by Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, the bill is aimed at World War II vets who were exposed to the gas in experiments designed to prepare for chemical warfare.

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Mainstream Media Bias Is Nothing New, but What Can Be Done About It?

In this week’s Facebook Live, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discusses mainstream media bias in the 2016 presidential coverage.

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Loose Cannon









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Why California Now Matters So Much to Bernie Sanders and the Entire Democratic Party

Sanders is not just campaigning hard to win California, but to try to change the party’s nominating process.

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Nonprofit Hospital Stops Suing So Many Poor Patients: Will Others Follow?

A story by ProPublica and NPR and a Senate investigation prompt a Missouri nonprofit hospital to change its policies and forgive thousands of patients’ debts. But without similar scrutiny, it’s unclear if other hospitals that sue the poor will change.

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U.S.-Kurdish Force Moves on Islamic State at Manbij, and Turkey Goes Ballistic (Video)

Less than two weeks after the Syrian Democratic Forces announced their campaign against al-Raqqa, the capital of the phony caliphate of Islamic State, the SDF instead has veered off to the west in a bid to capture Manbij.

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Jill Stein Believes the Green Party Is Better for Women Than a Hillary Clinton Presidency

The Greens’ presumptive presidential nominee finds that in many respects, Clinton’s platform is terrible for women.

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How the Internet Is Empowering the Grass Roots and Transforming Democracy

While super PACs and superdelegates have been the focus of the public’s attention and frustration, an overlooked narrative is how eager people—especially the young—experience and participate in the political process in nontraditional ways.

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Hedy Epstein, Human Rights Activist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 91

Epstein devoted her life to advocating for human rights after escaping the horrors of Nazi Germany.

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The Bernie Sanders Interview You Simply Can’t Miss

The Democratic candidate tells Rolling Stone what he’s trying to accomplish with his historic campaign; Donald Trump’s greatest mentor was one of Joseph McCarthy’s henchman; meanwhile, the Brazilian coup that displaced Dilma Rousseff has an image problem on its hands. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Primary Finish Line









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‘Daily Show’ Finds the NRA Defends Constitutional Amendments, as Long as They’re Gun-Related (Video)

“Daily Show” correspondent Desi Lydic realizes the National Rifle Association is certainly big on the Constitution, just not on the First Amendment nor on any amendments that come after the Second, when she visits the gun lobby convention in Louisville, Ky.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Islamic State Counterattack in Fallujah: Can Iraqi Forces Maintain Momentum? (Video)

Iraqi troops are advancing on Fallujah despite facing fierce resistance from Islamic State, but fear is mounting about the fate of the tens of thousands of noncombatants inside the city who are caught in the crossfire.

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‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges, Lynne Stewart and Ralph Poynter on the Evolution of Radicalism

Stewart and Poynter, a couple with a long history of fighting for human rights, explain how things have changed since the political activism of the 1960s and ’70s.

Posted on May 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Real Republicans Meet









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Hang in There









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In the Pink









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Dear Mr. Holder: Here’s Why Edward Snowden Can’t Get a Fair Trial in Your National Security State

The former U.S. attorney general’s sudden appreciation of Snowden is hypocritical.

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What Big Pharma Does Not Want You to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

The Pharma-driven opioid epidemic may be as big a con as the mortgage housing bubble collapse.

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder: Snowden Performed ‘Public Service’ but Should Be Punished

Despite his belief that the way Snowden opened the public debate on surveillance was “inappropriate and illegal,” Holder says that any judge who might try the NSA whistleblower should account for his contribution to the debate about mass surveillance.

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Privatize the TSA









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Warning Signs









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On Memorial Day, U.S. Troops Are at War With Islamic State Near Mosul

On Memorial Day, it is well to remember that U.S. troops are still at war.

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John Oliver Flips His Usual Question Around and Asks, ‘How Is This Not a Thing?’ (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host gives us a few reasons to laugh with his hilarious list of things that should be “thingified.”

Posted on May 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Modern Mongols: Sunni Arabs Outraged at Iran Role in Iraqi Government Fallujah Campaign

Fallujah fell to Islamic State in January of 2014, and I think it is fair to say that there is much more angst in the Sunni Arab world about its liberation at the hands of Iran-backed Shiites than there has been about Islamic State’s brutal occupation of the city.

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Server Troubles









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Obama in Hiroshima, Memorial Day and the Iran Deal (Video)

Historians will see Obama’s Iran nuclear deal as one of the greatest achievements of his presidency, and perhaps as a turning point in anti-proliferation through diplomacy.

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