Posted September 10, 2014
John Oliver Explains Why Student Debt Will Ruin Our Lives
On his show This Week Tonight, host John Oliver explains the roots of the student debt crisis and exposes the seedy underbelly of the for-profit college industry—plus provides some unsettling information about former President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Posted August 14, 2014
Police in Ferguson Fire Rubber Bullets at Protestors
On Wednesday night, police and protesters clashed in Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite police orders to turn off their cameras, KARG Argus Radio filmed footage of the scene, capturing images of police firing rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at the crowd of peaceful protesters.
Posted July 24, 2014
John Oliver Takes On The Prison Industrial Complex
In this clip from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the host skewers the United States prison system, highlighting the incredible incarceration rates, racial disproportion of inmates, the failed War on Drugs and the private prison industry—and does so with comedy and puppets.
Posted July 21, 2014
The Crusade Against Abortion
In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, Bill Moyers interviews Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards about the ongoing attacks on women's reproductive rights. As part of the conversation they discuss the recent In These Times piece Abortion's Underground Railroad by Eesha Pandit.
Posted July 8, 2014
Uber, Lyft and Transportation’s Chilling Future
In this short documentary 'Taxi 2.0', San Francisco-based filmmaker Jarod Taber examines the rise of rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber, dissecting the controversies behind the largely unregulated industry and following the lives of the drivers caught in the middle.
Posted June 26, 2014
Chris Hayes Grills Rahm Emanuel on Chicago’s Suspect Crime Stats
In this investigative segment from All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, the host delves into troubling accusations of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) misclassifying murders in order to keep crime stats low. Hayes interviews Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who defends the integrity of the CPD's data.
Posted June 24, 2014
The Folly of Attacking Iraq
In this clip, Bill Moyers explains why we should not listen to the same voices who led us into war in Iraq 11 years ago: They were wrong then, and they are wrong now.
Posted June 3, 2014
Elizabeth Warren and Thomas Piketty Discuss Inequality
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century sit down to discuss the crisis of inequality in America and whether the tide will turn against extreme consolidation of wealth.
Posted May 22, 2014
How Wall Street Skims Higher Education
This animated video put out by the American Federation of Teachers shows how risky loans and high interest rates for institutional borrowing is driving up costs and debt for taxpayers while lining the pockets of Wall Street investors and for-profit colleges.
Posted May 15, 2014
Why I Am Fighting for $15
In this short video, a McDonald's worker explains her reasons for fighting for a $15 an hour wage and the right to form a union without retaliation. On May 15, fast food workers in 150 cities across the country went on strike to protest their treatment by the $200 billion fast-food industry.