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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the media coverage of the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, subsequent protests, and the grand jury decision not to indict…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day, including the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines are open for viewer comments on the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael…

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    Missouri Officials on Preparations for Grand Jury Decision

    Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) and other officials called for tolerance and restraint as the Ferguson community awaited the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Officer Darren…

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    Book Discussion on A View from the Interior

    Susan Riseling talked about her book, A View from the Interior: Policing the Protests at the Wisconsin State Capitol, in which she discusses the collective bargaining protests in Madison,…

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    Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri

    Julie Bosman talked by telephone about preparations being made in Ferguson, Missouri, for the reception of the grand jury decision whether or not a police officer would be charged in the…

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    Clarence Page on Ferguson Riots

    Clarence Page talked about developments in Ferguson, Missouri, following the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, and how events related back to the recommendations and…

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    Role of Police in Civil Disturbances

    Eugene O’Donnell, a former New York City police officer, talked about the role state and local authorities play in domestic riots like those in Ferguson, Missouri. He also…

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    Ferguson, Missouri Police Shooting and Protests

    Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) spoke to reporters and answered questions about the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and subsequent protests in the St. Louis suburb. Unarmed 18…

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    Book Discussion on Words Will Break Cement

    Moscow-based journalist Masha Gessen talked about her book, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, in which she profiles the feminist punk rock collective, Pussy Riot, whose…

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    Climate Change, Austerity, and the Return of Authoritarianism

    A panel discussion was held on topics such as science, moral issues in economics, climate change and the use of non-violent civil disobedience. br/ Michael Ash is an author of an essay…

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    Medea Benjamin on Code Pink

    Medea Benjamin talked about the history of the protest group, Code Pink. She discussed the group’s protests, including during the previous week’s congressional hearings on…

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    Open Phones

    On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Do demonstration marches still make a…

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    Scenes of a Cairo Mosque

    Scenes were shown of protestors being cleared from al-Fath mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo, Epypt, by Egyptian security forces.Courtesy of Al Jazeera English.

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    Secretary Kerry on Unrest in Egypt

    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to reporters about the violence in Egypt before the daily State Department briefing.

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    White House Daily Briefing on Violence in Egypt

    Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest read a statement condemning the violence in Egypt. He then responded to questions from reporters on Martha’s Vineyard, where President Obama…

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    Occupy Movement and Economic Inequality

    Supporters of the “Occupy Movement” talked about the state and future of the movement. The Occupy Movement began in 2011 as a protest movement against social and economic…

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    New York City Civil War Draft Riots

    This week on The Civil War, author Iver Bernstein discussed the causes and consequences of the New York City Draft Riots of mid-July 1863, that resulted from the federal draft for…

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    Wounded Knee 1973, Forty Years Later

    In February 1973, Oglala Lakota Indians and members of the American Indian Movement seized and occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. For the next few months hostilities…

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    Book Discussion on Occupy Nation

    Todd Gitlin talked about his book, Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the…

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