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Shirley Sherrod speaks out on rightwing hate merchants and the new civil rights movement.
Yes, despite what the GOP thinks, racism in America is alive and well.
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Fifty years after migrating from provincial South Africa to London to become a novelist, Doris Lessing is still writing on a manual typewriter—though not, of course, on the same machine she used for her first novel, The Grass Is Singing (Crowell, 1950).
An exclusive interview with Sasha Abramsky, author of "The American Way of Poverty."
My final guest on Progressive Radio is the great Latin American writer, Eduardo Galeano, author most recently of "Children of the Days."
"The half-hour interviews on Progressive Radio ceased production at the end of May, 2013."
“The profit motive ultimately is not compatible with the public service of journalism.”
"Here the empire is finished, and I believe that before the end of this century, it will be finished in the rest of the world. We will see the burial of the empire of the eagle."
The arrest of Augusto Pinochet in London this October signaled the possibility, however fleeting, that justice, on hold for a quarter century since the dictator's brutal 1973 seizure of power in Chile, might finally be realized. It provided a source of hope for those who survived that cataclysm and for the many Chileans who were forced to flee their country in its aftermath. Among the most prominent of those driven into exile is playwright, poet, novelist, cartoonist, essayist, and memoirist Ariel Dorfman.