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Big Political Problems Remain Unresolved in Colombia Despite Historic Cease-Fire

Human rights experts from Colombia explain that although the peace agreement with the rebel group FARC is a milestone, issues of “transitional justice” still plague the country. Among these is addressing the sexual violence that occurred over the years.

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Jill Stein: ‘The Experience of Democracy’ Is More Important Than Being a Career Politician

The Green Party presidential nominee met with Truthdig staff to talk about how the mainstream media has (and hasn’t) covered her campaign, her qualifications for the nation’s highest office and the controversy over her running mate’s “Uncle Tom” comment aimed at President Obama. Transcript added.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Actor Gene Wilder Lived a ‘Quietly Political’ Life (Video)

The renowned comedian and author, who died Monday at the age of 83, appeared in politically progressive films and advocated for stem cell research.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Venturing Into ‘the Capitalist Labyrinth’  (Video)

In this week’s edition of “On Contact,” Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and author Rob Urie explore how our economic system is responsible for nuclear weaponry, climate change and imperialism.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Norman Solomon on the Dynamics Between Political Parties and Movements (Video)

On Day 4 of the Democratic National Convention,  the writer, activist and media critic spoke with Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Former Philadelphia Police Capt. Ray Lewis Speaks Out on Poverty in His City (Video)

Outside the Democratic National Convention, Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with the retired officer about social justice and his political activism.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer: Americans Shouldn’t Settle for Candidates ‘Who Have Created This Tremendous Mess’

In an interview on The Real News Network, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks about neofascist rhetoric and how third-party candidates are preferable to Clinton or Trump.

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Ralph Nader on Election 2016: ‘Our Country Deserves Better’

In an interview on “America With Jorge Ramos,” legendary activist Nader talks about the issues prominent in this election season and how our political system “pushes away competent people.”

Posted on Jul 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Black Lives Matter at Politicon 2016: Personal Tragedies Fuel Fierce Activism

By Emma Niles

The intensely emotional panel at the Pasadena, Calif., convention demonstrated the strength of the movement and reminded the audience of the continuing fight against police brutality and systemic racism.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges on the Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg (Video)

At Left Forum 2016, Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges explained how the early 20th-century revolutionary socialist’s philosophies are relevant to today’s struggle against capitalism.

Posted on May 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer Talks California and the Importance of Millennial Movements

By Robert Scheer

In anticipation of California’s June 7 primary, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down for a Facebook Live discussion.

Posted on May 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Daniel Ellsberg Recalls the Spirit of Resistance in the 1971 May Day Protests (Video)

The man who famously leaked the Pentagon Papers sits down with Judy Gumbo Albert to discuss the large-scale acts of civil disobedience against the Vietnam War.

Posted on May 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer Discusses Third Parties, Millennials and Potential Vice Presidents (Video)

By Robert Scheer

Watch Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discuss current election issues.

Posted on May 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


MSNBC Succumbs to Sexism, Asking Men About Hillary Clinton’s Role in Her Husband’s Infidelity

The news segment is representative of the blatant sexism in mainstream media that has plagued this election season.

Posted on May 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer Discusses What a Clinton Versus Trump Election Would Mean for Progressives

The Truthdig editor in chief spoke via Facebook Live on Friday and took questions from the Truthdig audience.

Posted on May 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges Talks With ‘Cowspiracy’ Directors (Video)

The film’s directors Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn discuss the environmental effects of the animal agriculture industry.

Posted on May 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Dana Frank Responds to Hillary Clinton’s Defense of Her Role in Honduras

By Amy Goodman & Dana Frank / Democracy Now!

In an interview on “Democracy Now!,” Frank, an expert on human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras, takes the presidential contender to task over her statements about the 2009 ouster of the Honduras president.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


George Mason University Announces New, Unfortunate Name for Law School, Honoring Antonin Scalia

Even some news anchors couldn’t keep it together when reporting on the new name—since tweaked—in honor of the late Supreme Court justice.

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bill Maher May Have Finally Gone Too Far (Video)

In a now-viral quip, the comedian compares former One Direction singer Zayn Malik to convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Alabama Survives the Homopocalypse

You may have heard that gay marriage is legal, for now, deep in the heart of Dixie. Redneck News’ own Jeremy Todd Addaway reports that, outside of the squirrel population, Alabama is pretty much the same.

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


ICYMI: Pharrell’s ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Grammy Performance

Credit singer Pharrell Williams for transforming his exhausted, saccharine hit into a Grammy protest against police officers’ killing of black men. Because he’s happy.

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Maher Criticizes Nonvoters, Calls Russell Brand ‘Laughable’

On Friday’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher took on Russell Brand and a big portion of the American public who don’t believe voting makes a difference.

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Video Proof That Some Men Are Pigs

In this video titled “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” we get to bear witness to what it’s like for a young woman to get from A to B, and why sometimes a compliment feels like harassment.

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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Brittany Maynard: Choosing the Way a Life Ends

There is no way to hear Brittany Maynard’s voice without being deeply touched.

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 READ MORE


Chris Hedges: The Coup D’etat Is Over, the Corporations Won

The Truthdig columnist dishes with the libertarians over at ReasonTV about capitalism, from Aristotle to AIG.

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges Has 15 Minutes to Start a Revolution

By Chris Hedges

The Truthdig columnist speaks to a crowd in Wisconsin over the weekend about the prevailing power structure and “the abject surrender of our political class ... to cash-rich lobbying groups.”

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Taliban Releases Video of Bowe Bergdahl’s Delivery

The Taliban on Wednesday released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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Netflix to Raise Prices for New Customers

The streaming video service announced it would raise prices by one or two dollars for new customers only, however existing subscribers will likely see their bills match newcomers at some point in the future.

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 READ MORE


The Rev. Madison Shockley on ‘Duck Dynasty’ and White Privilege

The Truthdig contributor recently discussed his article “ ‘Duck Dynasty’: Putting the Racist Back in Redneck” on the “Steve Malzberg Show.”

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Bedbugs Are Even More Disgusting Than You Might Think

Apparently bedbugs reproduce by stabbing each other with sword-like penises that inject sperm directly into the bloodstream. Why didn’t we think of that?

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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FBI Releases Video, Images of Two Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

The FBI on Thursday released surveillance video and photographs of two persons of interest agents want to question in connection with the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, asking for the public’s help to find them.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 READ MORE


Watch: Fox News Contributor Gets Punched in Face During Union Protest

A video that shows Steven Crowder getting punched in the face and threatened with gun violence in the midst of a right-to-work protest in Lansing, Mich., may have been heavily edited.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


Watch: Romney Defends Writing Off 47 Percent of the Vote

You may have seen the video secretly taken at a Romney Q and A during which the Republican candidate says roughly 47 percent of Americans pay no taxes, depend on the government and will vote for President Obama no matter what.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


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Ray Bradbury: Thoughts at Life’s End (Video and Transcript)

Ray Bradbury, who died Tuesday night at the age of 91, spoke in 2008 with Truthdig’s Steve Wasserman about his books and the passions that drove his writing. The video, text excerpts and full transcript follow.

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


Video Memories of Mike Wallace

We should all be so lucky to live to 93, luckier still to have a career like that of Mike Wallace, who died peacefully Saturday night after roughly six decades on television.

Posted on Apr 8, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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Video Challenges George Zimmerman’s Story

The man who killed Trayvon Martin last month, George Zimmerman, has claimed his life was threatened in a fight with the unarmed 17-year-old and thus he was forced to shoot the Florida youth. But the injuries that Zimmerman, 28, said he sustained weren’t apparent in video footage taken later that day.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 READ MORE


What Do You Want for Your Country?

Contrary to the assertions of much of the Congress and the mainstream media, those “99 percent” members who have staked their ground in New York City’s Liberty Plaza know what they want, and in a video here nine of them tell you in a few words. (more)

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN


Dad, I’m Gay

A 21-year-old U.S. soldier stationed in Germany called his dad Tuesday morning to tell him that he is gay, and he filmed the entire exchange.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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Reno Air Show Ends in a Deadly Crash (Video)

At least three people were killed and more than 50 injured Friday when a veteran stunt pilot lost control of his aircraft and crashed into the edge of the crowd-filled grandstands. (more)

Posted on Sep 17, 2011 READ MORE



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‘Electronic Brownshirts’

Right-wing media personality Andrew Breitbart is the forceful advocate of the slew of deceptively edited videos that target and smear progressive individuals and institutions.

Posted on May 18, 2011 READ MORE


Watch the State of the Union Right Here

Fear not. If you missed the action live, you can get in on the speechifying right here.

Posted on Jan 25, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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USS Enterprise Captain Booted Over Video Scandal

Although the tawdry videos that cost U.S. Navy Capt. Owen Honors his position on the USS Enterprise as of Tuesday weren’t exactly top secret before, they clearly had enough of a shelf life to generate a fresh scandal—and to spur the Pentagon to tuck Honors away in an administrative post.

Posted on Jan 4, 2011 READ MORE


Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington

After spending a day as a migrant farmworker, farceur Stephen Colbert hit Congress to testify about his experience. Media outrage ensued, but as Firedoglake points out, Colbert has done more for the powerless in this instance than any of the “blow-dried idiots that sit around the White House press room.”

Posted on Sep 26, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Time Magazine: Now for Adults

The Onion mocks Time’s glossy infographics and inane weekly updates on Jesus and depression with this biting parody.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Germans Threaten to Eat Their Psychic Octopus

Have you heard of Paul, the German octopus of British extraction who has a perfect 6-0 record in predicting World Cup matches? Well, he chose Spain to win and, for his betrayal of the fatherland, some Germans are demanding he be turned into paella—or worse.

Posted on Jul 7, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



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YouTube Prevails, Viacom Sulks, Internet Breathes Easy

A judge Wednesday upheld one of the basic rules of the Internet, saving YouTube one billion dollars and letting the rest of us get on with business as usual. Viacom had accused YouTube of profiting from Viacom copyrighted content, but the judge in the case decided that the Google-owned website acted appropriately. (continued)

Posted on Jun 23, 2010 READ MORE


Raw Video: Petraeus Collapses in the Senate

If you can’t take the McCain, get out of the hearing. Gen. David Petraeus was rushed from a Senate chamber Tuesday after fainting in the middle of a question from Sen. John McCain.

Posted on Jun 15, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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James Cameron Calls for Dialogue With Glenn Beck

During a press junket on Tuesday, “Avatar” helmer James Cameron let fly about Fox News’ shouty conspiracy buff Glenn Beck, calling Beck a couple of rated-R names before backing up a bit and suggesting that he’d like to have a “dialogue with him.” In 3-D! Just kidding.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 READ MORE


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Wake Up, Ladies—He’s a Shapeshifter

The twisted minds at The Onion have foisted yet another satirical gem on an unsuspecting public, in the form of this clever little number skewering relationship advice books and their media-whoring authors.

 

Posted on Mar 23, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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