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Phyllis Bennis: There is no military solution to Syria

Phyllis Bennis: US policy should emphasize direct diplomacy to negotiate a ceasefire with all sides including Syrian President Bashar Assad, but direct military intervention will lead to more bloodshed and Obama fighting on the side of an Al-Qaeda affiliated organization. Video from the Real News. 

A Dream Deferred? MLK, Trayvon, and the fight against racism today

A book launch for Gary Younge's The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream. This event took place on August 24th, following the 50th Anniversary March on Washington. Sponsored by Haymarket Books and Busboys and Poets. Featuring Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Cornel West and Gary Younge. 


Union dues and don'ts: The moral reason you pay for what you get

The Rand Formula was a compromise between corporations' desire to maximize profits, and employees' hopes to protect their new unions nearly 70 years ago. Today it's the foundation of the rights of Canadian employees to discuss their pay and jobs with their employers, and improve their careers.

Day of Rage in Cairo: Anti-coup groups hold massive protest marches to condemn deadly crackdown - Members of the Muslim Brotherhood have called for a nationwide Day of Rage today after Wednesday's security crackdown left at least 638 people dead and 3,000 people injured. The violence on Wednesday began when security forces raided two protest camps in Cairo set up to denounce the military overthrow of Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi. Today's protest marches began after Friday prayers at 28 mosques in Cairo. We go to Cairo to speak to Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous.

Video: Rachel Parent schools Kevin O'Leary on GMOs

Fourteen-year-old Rachel Parent challenged CBC's Kevin O'Leary to a debate on GMOs.  O'Leary accuses Parent of being a "shill" for environmental organizations. Watch as Parent schools O'Leary on the dangers of GMOs -- and see for yourself who the corporate shill is.

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Video: Petcoke dust cloud blows over Windsor riverfront

Taken on Saturday, July 27, this video shows black dust clouds blowing off the petcoke piles in Detroit over the river. Posted by Randy Emerson, a member of the Windsor on Watch environmental group.

Wikileaks attorney on Bradley Manning: Blowing whistle on U.S. war crimes is not espionage

U.S. Army whistleblower Bradley Manning was found guilty today of 20 charges in total, including espionage, but he was acquitted of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge. Michael Ratner, an attorney for WikiLeaks, appeared on the Democracy Now! special broadcast to respond to today's verdict.

Video: Rally to renew Canada's Health Accord

A video from the rally to renew Canada's Health Accord at the Council of the Federation meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake this week, from the Ontario Federation of Labour.

Video: Building a sustainable progressive movement

Canadian progressives are in a crucial period as we build towards the 2015 federal election. Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress, an organization at the heart of the Obama coalition, spoke at a recent Broadbent Institute event about how American progressives are building a movement -- and winning. Watch Neera’s speech to learn more about what it takes to unite progressives.

Video: Malala Yousafzai addresses United Nations Youth Assembly

United Nations, New York, 12 July 2013 - Education activist Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday, on Friday, 12 July 2013 at the United Nations by giving her first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of education.

Malala became a public figure when she was shot by the Taliban while travelling to school last year in Pakistan -- targeted because of her committed campaigning for the right of all girls to an education. Flown to the United Kingdom to recover, she is now back at school and continues to advocate for every child's right to education.

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