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10.11.2018

Three Muslims Elected to House of Representatives

Three Muslims Elected to House of Representatives

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Three Muslim candidates were elected to the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election. Ilhan Omar won in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District and Rashida Tlaib won in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. They are the first Muslim women elected to the Congress. In Indiana, Rep. André Carson (D) won his re-election… »

10.11.2018

Another Amazing Coincidence: Man Trained to Mass Murder Commits Mass Murder

Another Amazing Coincidence: Man Trained to Mass Murder Commits Mass Murder

The suspect in today’s mass shooting (well, the biggest one I’ve heard of thus far this morning; the day is young) is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Another mass shooter in Florida last week just happens to have been in the military. The man who killed with… »

10.11.2018

Kings Bay Plowshares 7 RFRA Motions Hearing Continued

Kings Bay Plowshares 7 RFRA Motions Hearing Continued

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Catholic anti-nuclear weapons activists and around 35 supporters spent nearly 9 1/2 hours in court yesterday (Nov. 8th, 2018) in Brunswick, GA. This was the first day of a motions hearing to argue through the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). They contend that the three… »

08.11.2018

Women candidates break records in the 2018 US midterm elections

Women candidates break records in the 2018 US midterm elections

Jennifer Mathers, Aberystwyth University for The Conversation .  The 2018 midterms broke the records on female candidates in US elections. More than 20 women were on the Senate ballot, while more than ten times that number stood for the House of Representatives. If we also… »

07.11.2018

Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians

Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians

By Medea Benjamin Iranian government officials want to know how the Trump administration can get away with punishing Iran and other countries for complying with the internationally recognized nuclear deal signed in 2015. “The US is, in effect, threatening states who seek to abide by Resolution 2231 with punitive measures,”… »

07.11.2018

Face 2 Face with Harpreet Toor

Face 2 Face with Harpreet Toor

On this show we speak with Harpreet Toor, a leader in the Sikh community in New York City, who tells us how his face ended up on MTA buses and subway platforms. He also describes his involvement in the production of the movie “Learning to Drive.”… »

07.11.2018

What Else You Can Do

What Else You Can Do

You’ve been radically misled to believe that the only thing, or the most important thing, or one of the super important things you can do is vote. Voting in a functioning democracy would be a fairly important thing to do, but wouldn’t somehow eliminate the thousands of important things that… »

04.11.2018

Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S.

Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S.

As President Trump escalated his attacks and threats against the Central American migrant caravans making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration unveiled new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba on Thursday. National security adviser John Bolton declared Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to be part of a “troika of… »

03.11.2018

Death penalty for Pittsburgh terrorist is wrong

Death penalty for Pittsburgh terrorist is wrong

Sentencing Robert Bowers to death isn’t likely to honor the victims. What’s worse, it might build up the case for capital punishment for terrorists in Israel. Prosecutors are reportedly planning to seek the death penalty for Robert Bowers, suspected of murdering 11 Jews in a mass shooting attack as… »

02.11.2018

#CaravanaMigrante: 5 keys to understand the phenomenon challenging Trump

#CaravanaMigrante: 5 keys to understand the phenomenon challenging Trump

DEMOCRACIAABIERTA 29 October 2018 The humanitarian crisis provoked by thousands of migrants that dream of obtaining asylum in the US has the entire region at crossroads. With the deaths of 2 migrants from Central America that were travelling with the caravan that departed from San Pedro… »

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