BTS Producer, Manuel Rápalo, discusses comedian Bill Maher’s recent comments concerning the innate problem with the religion of Islam that breeds extremism and violence and why it’s just the latest example of using Islamophobia to promote fear and intolerance.
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BTS Producer Manuel Rapalo interviews Alex Main, Senior Associate at the Center for Economic Policy Research and Arturo Viscarra, Advocacy Coordinator for the School of Americas Watch, about the roots of the child migrant crisis at the US-Mexico Border and what actual powers President Obama has to change the situation.
Manuel Rápalo discusses the announcement by the cities of Seattle and Minneapolis to supplant Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day in order to bring awareness to the boarder history and current plight of Native Americans.
Abby Martin talks about a $500 million settlement between the government and Navajo nation over destruction of tribal land due to uranium mining and how this amount will do nothing to alleviate the pain and suffering caused by this industry.
Abby Martin discusses the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, highlighting the long history of tension between mainland China and the autonomous region and how China is responding to mass protests in the streets.
Abby Martin reports on the case of Mohammed Abu Kheidr, who was savagely burned alive by a group of Israeli settlers in a revenge killing for the deaths of three Israeli teenagers, speaking with family members of the victim including his 15 year old cousin, Tarek Abu Kheidr, who was arrested and beaten by Israeli police after attending a protest seeking justice for the death of his cousin.
Abby Martin reports on a climate change rally that drew hundreds of thousands of activists to New York City over the weekend, highlighting the science behind the movement and the need to stop looking at the problem as a partisan issue.
Abby Martin speaks with journalist and author, Chris Hedges, going over where the recent mass climate change demonstrations in New York fall short, as well as why he believes revolt is the only solution to restoring a functioning American democracy.
Abby Martin speaks with NYU media studies professor, Mark Crispin Miller, discussing the addition of 5 books to the Forbidden Bookshelf, a project aimed at making important literature that has gone out of circulation once again available to the public.
The newest additions to the Forbidden Bookshelf include:
1. DuPont Dynasty: Behind the Nylon Curtain by Gerard Colby
2. Hidden History of the Korean War by I.F. Stone
3. Assassination on Embassy Row by Saul Landau and John Dinges
4. The Assassination of New York by Robert Fitch
5. The Polk Conspiracy by Kati Marton
Access the full series here: www.forbiddenbookshelf.com
Abby Martin interviews the creator of the Zeitgeist Movement, Peter Joseph, covering everything from the upcoming Zeitgeist Festival in Los Angeles on October 4th to economic and societal solutions to global problems ranging from environmental destruction to mass inequality.
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