Some investigative reports reveal such extreme levels of greed, immorality and abuse that they can seem inconceivable. Such is the case of the bombshell series by the Center for Investigative Reporting on the egregious exploitation of residential care home workers. Jennifer Gollan, the Emmy Award-winning journalist in this investigation published by Reveal, joins Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer to discuss her work on this week’s episode of his podcast “Scheer Intelligence.”
In the second part of his interview with Robert Scheer, the renowned thinker shares his criticisms of Israel and his views on electoralism.
In the first installment of a two-part interview, Robert Scheer meets the renowned thinker for the first time to discuss world politics.
As conflicts spread and climate change worsens, the refugee crisis worldwide is breaking astounding records. There are currently 70.8 million forcibly displaced people around the globe, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. Each and every one of these individuals has a tale to tell about overcoming immense obstacles and dangers as they sought safety and stability away from a home they were forced to leave. One such story is told in the documentary “Midnight Traveler,” a movie filmed by the Afghani director Hassan Fazili and his family on three cell phones over the course of three years. The film documents their displacement from Afghanistan after receiving threats from the Taliban because of a film Fazili made about the terrorist organization, and their unexpected journey toward Europe in search of refuge.
The 2008 housing meltdown that effectively busted the American dream of homeownership has morphed into a new heist based on corporate rental empires with all the same culprits. The answer to the question of who these profiteers are is written out in the title of journalist Aaron Glantz’s book “Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream.” In the latest installment of Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer’s podcast, Glantz explains why he wanted to look at the root of the housing crisis that left so many American lives in tatters.
Maj. Danny Sjursen discusses the troubling U.S. response to the international criminal court’s decision to permit an investigation into the Afghanistan War.
Intelligence expert William Binney discusses the revelation that a widely used encryption service has been in government hands for decades.
As tensions between progressives and moderates boil over, former presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich offers an insider’s take on the party
“College Behind Bars” director Lynn Novick and former inmate Jule Hall examine how prison education can be used to combat recidivism.
Activist Norman Solomon discusses how the class war that gave rise to Bernie Sanders’ campaign is the fault of a long line of corporate Democrats like Joe Biden.