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US Targets Venezuela with Oil Sanctions amid Political Crisis; Plus: Douglas Rushkoff: Team Human

0:08 – US Sanctions Venezuelan Oil Company

Miguel Tinker-Salas (@mtinkersalasis a Professor of Latin American history at Pomona College. His books include Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know and The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela.

0:34 – New path to appeal opens for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Rachel Wolkenstein is a civil rights attorney,and has been a legal and political advocate for Mumia Abu-Jamal since 1987.

0:45 – BREAKING: On Day 21, Corcoran Prison hunger strike drove the warden to the negotiating table. As a result, two of the demands have been met and the hunger strike has been suspended.

Brooke Terpstra is on organizer with the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (@IWW_IWOC), and joins us to discuss the indefinite lock down and hunger strikers demands. Today, strikers are now getting packages, full canteen privileges and are negotiating a yard schedule. Negotiations to end the lock down and restore visitation are yet to come.

1:08 – Team Human: amplifying human connection. Douglas Rushkoff (@rushkoffis a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a professor of media theory and digital economics. His new book is Team Human.

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