Photo by Glyn Lowe
02 Apr 2017

Interview With NNU’s Michael Lighty: Solving The Healthcare Crisis With Medicare For All

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Michael Lighty, policy director for National Nurses United. He has worked on health care reform for over 25 years. Lighty addresses the need for Democrats to go on the offensive and push for a national

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Protestors demand Medicare for all in Bakersfield, California. Photo by ufcw770 on Flickr.
31 Mar 2017

Medicare For All Must Be Part Of Health Care Reform Conversation

You can bring critical perspectives on health care to the public with a $13 donation toward our $3,000 fundraising goal.

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Screen shot of cover of "Long Shot" published by Haymarket Books
30 Mar 2017

Book Review: ‘Long Shot: The Triumphs And Struggles Of An NBA Freedom Fighter’

Decades before the NFL blackballed quarterback Colin Kaepernick for his activism and political speech, the NBA blackballed Craig Hodges.

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Texas Congressman Lamar Smith at a hearing for the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Screencap from CSPAN broadcast.
29 Mar 2017

The GOP’s New Front In Culture War Against Climate Science

Republicans and the fossil fuel interests that own them—along with their theoconservative ideologies—have opened up a new front in the culture wars.

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Sturgill Simpson (Photo by Vivian Wang)
28 Mar 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Call To Arms’ by Sturgill Simpson

This may be one of the more popular and well-known protest songs from 2016. It was performed on “Saturday Night Live” by Sturgill Simpson. The brass part for the song packs quite a punch and has a lot to do with why this antiwar song is such a rousing tune.

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Mnar Muhawesh (left), Rania Khalek (center), Abby Martin (right)
28 Mar 2017

Oregon State Student Group Stands Up For Arab Journalists Amidst Calls To Disinvite Them From Event

A student group hosting an event at Oregon State University on Palestine, Syria, and Yemen, refuses to disinvite two Arab journalists scheduled to speak.

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Creative Commons-licensed caricature by DonkeyHotey
26 Mar 2017

Interview WIth Mark Ames: The Unending Baffling Frenzy Over Trump, Putin, And Russia

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Mark Ames, a journalist and co-host of the Radio War Nerd podcast. Ames also is the co-author of “The Exile: Sex, Drugs, and Libel in the New Russia” and “Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion

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New York protest demands justice for Rasmea Odeh. Photo by Joe Catron (joegaza) on Flickr.
24 Mar 2017

In Political Prosecution, Palestinian American Organizer Accepts Plea Deal, Will Be Deported

Palestinian American organizer Rasmea Odeh accepted a plea deal from the U.S. government. She’ll lose her citizenship, be deported, but serve no prison time.

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Screenshot from CSPAN broadcast of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearing
23 Mar 2017

Neil Gorsuch And His Past Hostility Against Guantanamo Lawyers

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch did not address troubling claims he made about Guantanamo lawyers fabricating claims of abuse and torture.

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Photo by Erica Minton (rrrrred) on Flickr.
22 Mar 2017

When Small Groups Of People Shut Down Controversial Speakers On Campuses

Canceling certain speaking events may be easy victories for movements, but those victories come at the cost of freedom of expression on campuses.

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