Author and scholar Norman Finkelstein tells the Truthdig columnist that nonviolent mass resistance in Gaza "can't succeed without our support."
Though new CIA Director Gina Haspel just made it through the vetting process on Capitol Hill, Hedges and "On Contact" guest Kiriakou are not about to drop the subject of the agency's recent history of torture, in which Haspel allegedly played a role.
The Truthdig columnist and the two filmmakers discuss Israeli war crimes committed against the people of Gaza.
The independent reporter discusses the obstacles she and such journalists as Truthdig's Chris Hedges face as they provide an alternative narrative to mainstream news.
The co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson explains the critical moment facing the primarily black city and offers a blueprint for a socialist alternative.
"Caste slavery is fascism," says Rashid Shora, the face of the student movement in India. "It is not a part of our traditions. Caste is violence ... it's not tradition."
"Beginning after the Great Recession and after the Occupy movement," the Democracy Now! reporter tells Chris Hedges, "a whole new [urban] resistance movement developed in America."
The Truthdig columnist sits down with the architect and activist to discuss the hidden racial narratives in building design and construction.