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The Other 9/11: Part One

Before 2001, there was another 9/11. In 1973, a military coup backed by the United States, overthrew the Chilean government and ushered in seventeen years of brutal dictatorship. In the first of a two part series; we hear stories of the Chilean 9/11.That day marked the end of one of Latin America’s longest democratic traditions, and brought on almost two decades of murder, disappearances, repression, and fear. This program was produced by the Freedom Archives   Featuring: Isabel Letelier, sculptor, author, and human rights activist; Ariel Dorfman, author, journalist and human rights activist;  Isabel Allende, author and journalist; Rene Castro, visual artist, photographer, curator, and teacher;  Joan Jara, British author, former ballerina, and partner of the late Chilean singer-composer Victor Jara. For More Information: The Ingredients of a Military Coup by Michel Chossudovsky, Chile, September 11, 1973 Obama in Chile: No apology for 1973 coup The Other 9/11 The Pinochet Files The National Security Archive The Telegraph ABC News Namebase Arundhati Roy speech: Come September Nostalgia for The Light...

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The Battle over Gang Injunctions in Oakland

The city of Oakland is divided over whether gang injunctions will help reduce a long-standing problem of street violence.  Here we report on a grassroots campaign, aiming to stop what many activists say is a problematic policy of racial profiling, that won’t help make the community any safer. Listen to the full segment and watch the three minute video below.   This program is reader supported, thanks to spot.us and is part of our investigation into how and whether gang injunctions effectively fight...

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Gang Injunctions in London

As part of our investigation into how and whether gang injunctions effectively fight crime, we looked to one of the newest places where the crime fighting strategy is being rolled out: London, England. Making Contact reporter Daniel Gordon filed this report from London, where the first gang injunctions went into effect earlier this year. The story explores how economics and race are major factors in how society treats crime in England, just as in the US. And just as in Oakland, CA, many advocates and young people themselves say there are better solutions to be found. This program is reader supported, thanks to...

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Grassroots Movement to Eliminate Corporate Personhood hits Boulder

The people of the U.S. have seemingly awakened, and are out in the streets, demanding changes to a system in which money controls politics. On this edition, corporations, elections and the 99%. In a post-Citizens United world, is it too late to reclaim our democracy?

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Battle for Workers Rights on the Ballot in Ohio

The people of the U.S. have seemingly awakened, and are out in the streets, demanding changes to a system in which money controls politics. On this edition, corporations, elections and the 99%. In a post-Citizens United world, is it too late to reclaim our democracy?

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Interview with Mike Ludwig

The people of the U.S. have seemingly awakened, and are out in the streets, demanding changes to a system in which money controls politics. On this edition, corporations, elections and the 99%. In a post-Citizens United world, is it too late to reclaim our democracy?

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