Posted March 4, 2015
Civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, appears on Democracy Now on March 4 to discuss the recent report documenting rampant racial discrimination in Ferguson, MO, and why our criminal justice system needs to be undone.
Posted February 26, 2015
In These Times Senior Editor Salim Muwakkil appears on Democracy Now! to discuss the coming mayoral runoff election in Chicago and why Rahm Emanuel could be in big trouble due to the momentum behind his progressive challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
Posted February 23, 2015
Today on Democracy Now! Rick Perlstein discussed his recent In These Times story "How To Sell Off a City" on privatization in Chicago, as well as tomorrow's critical mayoral election, calling Rahm Emanuel "a strikingly corrupt mayor."
Posted November 13, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tells Chris Hayes on MSNBC's All In that the lesson from Democrats' massive losses in the 2014 midterms is that running from progressive economic principles makes voters stay home.
Posted October 29, 2014
Why are banks doing so much better after the financial collapse of 2008, yet we are worse off? In this episode from the We The Economy project, James Schamus explores the expanding role of the banking industry in our economy, and why we are acting more like banks ourselves.
Posted October 27, 2014
"You think that a dollar bill is money and that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguarded. Well, you’re wrong. Like, really wrong." In this informative episode of the We The Economy series, James Schamus explains the real value of a dollar.
Posted September 18, 2014
Naomi Klein joins host Chris Hayes on his MSNBC show All In to discuss her new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. She addresses claims that global warming is a front for a socialist agenda and explains why profit motive will not lead to a sustainable solution to our climate crisis.
Posted September 10, 2014
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
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
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.