Today we talk in-depth about the latest on the US foreign affairs of the Trump administration, from withdrawing US troops from Syria, to the U.S. recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela, to the U.S. announcing plans to withdraw from a corner stone nuclear non-proliferation treaty, Guest: Stephen Kinzer is … Continued

Virginia Legislative Black Caucus: Governor Northam Must Resign over Blackface Yearbook Photo; As Virginia Governor Waffles on Blackface Yearbook Photo, NAACPLeader Calls His Apology “Invalid”; Historian: Americans Must Face Violent History of Blackface Amid Virginia Gov. Racist Photo Scandal; Lights Back On at NYC Jail After Hundreds Protest, But Prisoners Still Without Heat in Winter.

“Prison Abolition” had been a widely discussed idea for centuries, and was adopted –even by centrists– in the 1970’s. —But during the last 40 years and a staggering boom in imprisonment  – prison abolition seemed like a fringe idea. “Get rid of prisons?!” Only radical activists thought that was possible. But in the last decade the tide … Continued