What do the protests around the globe have in common? | DW News

Both Ecuador and Chile have seen intense anti-government protests. The demonstrations began after the presidents in each country made economic announcements, which in turn sparked a massive public outcry. But there are protests with similar motives happening all over the world as well. LEBANON, IRAN, IRAQ, COLOMBIA Many of the crises stand out for being the most severe […]

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Baratunde Thurston

My parents gave me an extraordinary name: Baratunde Rafiq Thurston. Now, Baratunde is based on a Yoruba name from Nigeria, but we’re not Nigerian. (Laughter) That’s just how black my mama was. (Laughter) “Get this boy the blackest name possible. What does the book say?” (Laughter) Rafiq is an Arabic name, but we are not Arabs. My mom […]

Behind the Headlines – March 2, 2018

– (female announcer) Production funding for Behind the Headlines is made possible in part by: the WKNO Production Fund, the WKNO Endowment Fund, and by viewers like you. Thank you. – A look at the progress and the shortfalls in the 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King. Tonight on Behind the Headlines. [dramatic orchestral music] […]

Richard Wolff and Michael Brooks on the growing audience of left media and international news

[BROOKS] You know, anecdotally, so many people just tell me if I interact with the audience through social media, or they call the show, or I meet them at these live shows we do, there’s so many narratives that either go back to 2008 that that crisis hit them and things have actually not really been the same […]

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Social Media and the Internet as a Powerful Organizing Tool – Part 1

This is David Harvey and you’re listening to the Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, a podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. This podcast is made possible by Democracy at Work. Okay, today on the Anti-Capitalist Chronicles I’m doing something a bit different. I decided it would be a good idea to have a guest. My guest is Chris […]