In 2009, the mainstream, but democratically-elected government of Honduras was overthrown in a coup that was backed by the United States.  Probably no surprise there: the US has a long history of supporting repressive regimes in that country.  But what was surprising, medical anthropologist Adrienne Pine argues, was the response of the until-then fairly quiescent … Continued


We speak with historian Jamon Jordan about Detroit, the Rebellion of 1967 and the economic/political conditions that led up to the rebellion. Later Poor News Network explores America’s War on the Poor.   image courtesy of Blac Detroit @copyright Blac Detroit


Hard Knock Radio

Meklit / Twilight Bey

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We speak with celebrated musician Meklit about her new recording and upcoming show; we observe the 25 year mark of the beginning of 1992’s Los Angeles uprising and revisit part one of Davey D speaking with Twilight Bey about the Rodney King beating by the LA Police.


Today’s left generates an increasingly bold and resonant criticism of contemporary capitalism and the severely compromised everyday life that it produces. From Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter to the escalating climate justice and gender freedom demands and the movement against mass incarceration, state sanction terrorism to the restructuring of party politics, left critique … Continued