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I’m Ready to Be Arrested”: Activist in Moscow Says Mass Russian Protests Can Stop Putin’s War – Democracy Now!

We go to Moscow to look at the growing antiwar movement in Russia, where activists are risking a brutal crackdown to oppose their government’s assault on Ukraine. Arshak Makichyan is a climate activist who recently joined protests against the invasion and says the actions of the Russian government do not reflect the will of theContinue reading “I’m Ready to Be Arrested”: Activist in Moscow Says Mass Russian Protests Can Stop Putin’s War – Democracy Now!”

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How Feel Good Stories Let A Broken System Off The Hook – Second Thought

We’ve all seen those “heartwarming” stories about kids with cancer selling lemonade to pay for their chemo, or janitors being gifted a car because they’ve walked ten miles to work every day for twenty years, or all the other sugar-coated dystopian failures of our capitalist system. In this episode, we’re going to talk about that.Continue reading “How Feel Good Stories Let A Broken System Off The Hook – Second Thought”

OAN Goes Full Fascist, Calls for Mass Executions Over ‘Election Fraud’

“In the past, America had a very good solution for dealing with such traitors: Execution,” Pearson Sharp said, claiming thousands were involved in a “coup” against Trump. One America News personality Pearson Sharp unleashed an openly fascistic fantasy this week, calling for the mass executions for thousands of Americans based on his belief in the outrightContinue reading “OAN Goes Full Fascist, Calls for Mass Executions Over ‘Election Fraud’”

Tucker Carlson: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Tucker Carlson is admired by white nationalists, elected officials, and maybe some of your relatives or coworkers. Given that he has the ear of so many Americans, John Oliver explains where Tucker came from, what his rhetorical tactics are, and what he represents.

‘Shameful’: Fox News Cuts Away From Senate Trial as Shocking Footage Emerges

Instead, the network aired segments on a viral kitten filter video and the Dallas Mavericks national anthem controversy.  As other networks airing Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday showed chilling new video footage of the deadly January 6 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol incited by the former president, Fox News opted to cut away toContinue reading “‘Shameful’: Fox News Cuts Away From Senate Trial as Shocking Footage Emerges”

Polish media suspend reporting to protest a planned tax on advertising

Media groups warn government is trying to undermine press freedom. Polish independent media suspended news coverage and the web pages of the country’s leading news organizations were blank Wednesday morning to protest a new advertising tax that broadcasters and publishers say is aimed not at raising money but at undermining the freedom of the press.Continue reading “Polish media suspend reporting to protest a planned tax on advertising”