Unpackaging the US Role and What Happened in this
Latest Round of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
Rashid Khalidi, author of six books about the Middle East, his writing on Middle East history and politics has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe and numerous other journals
and newspapers. His most recent book is "Brokers of Deceit:
How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East". Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University in N.Y.C.
Khalidi draws on his own experience as a Palestinian negotiator and combines history, common sense, and his first hand understanding of Arab-Israeli peace talks, as brokered by Washington, to unpackage the latest endeavor and discussing the difficult but essential steps needed to achieve peace in the region.
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Unpackaging the US Role and What Happened in this
Live, In Conversation with Peoples’ Lawyer and Former U.S. Political Prisoner Lynne Stewart, and Commentaries from Political Prisoners Representatives, her Attorney and Family on Her Release
Lynne Stewart, just freed from prison following a worldwide campaign to release her and even as she battles cancer is preparing for the next phase of her life – “I see myself fighting to bring home all of the political prisoners, who have sacrificed their lives for causes and community. I see myself taking up the cause of women in prison and the inequities they and their children face. Mostly, I hope I will be able to speak to new would-be lawyers who have just embarked on the yellow brick road toward justice and rouse their hearts and souls …” and that of all who will be listening.
Richard Eskow, Senior Fellow, Campaign for America’s Future
The unemployment insurance program provides laid-off workers with a fraction of their old salary for a fixed period of time while the search for a new job. Roughly 1.3 million out-of-work Americans lost their unemployment insurance Dec. 28, because Congress declined to renew an emergency aid program for the jobless that expired. While Congressional Democrats are now attempting to renew the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program , if that effort fails, the nation's safety net for the unemployed will shrink drastically. Congress is also slated to debate how much more to cut the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (food stamps). But what's not on the agenda for Congress is devising a way out of the recession for the 99% , which has been prolonged by continued federal deficit reduction and income inequality. Richard Eskow discusses these challenges and looks at what is to be done about job creation, wage stagnation, and income and wealth inequality.
Amendment Against NSA and Shows Flaw in Obama Arguments About 1979 Supreme Court Decision.
withBrett Max Kaufman, ACLU National Security Project
Ho, ho, ho it’s the holiday season and we’re calling, texting, emailing, and engaging in digital communication like never before, but at least, thanks to Edward Snowden who initiated a historic debate about surveillance and privacy we now know our private communications aren’t as private as we thought, the NSA is tuning in and collecting massive amounts of our data. But, perhaps Judge Richard Leon’s recent court decision, the recommendations of a government panel on surveillance policy and pressure on Congress to abolish the spy agency’s surveillance programs will finally dump the lump of coal in the NSA’s stocking it so deserves. Building Bridges will shed light on how the government is collecting, sharing and storing our data, go inside Judge Leon’s ruling, analyze the government’s panel's recommendations on changes to the NSA and discuss what else we need to do to protect our privacy.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who revealed the mass surveillance programs organized by the US and other governments, gives this year's The Alternative Christmas Message on Britain’s Channel 4.
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