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Deborah MacLatchy, president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University, joins The Agenda to discuss the recent controversy involving one of the school’s teaching assistants.

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In light of the controversy at Wilfrid Laurier University, where a tutorial assistant was reprimanded for playing an excerpt of a controversial discussion on “The Agenda,” Steve Paikin welcomes a group of post-secondary professors to discuss the limits of free speech on campus.

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On December 14, the FCC will consider and vote on Chairman Ajit Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” proposal, which would reclassify internet service — now considered a Title II “utility” — as an “information service.” The proposal, which is expected to pass on a party-line 3-2 vote, would end a 2015 policy known as “net neutrality,” […]

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North Korean officials insist further UN sanctions will do little to hinder them. Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RFAvideo RFA’s official site: http://rfa.org Follow RFA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadioFreeAsia Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadioFreeAsia About RFA: Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, nonprofit, multimedia corporation, bringing award-winning, domestic journalism and uncensored content to people in six Asian countries that restrict […]

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The Supreme Court is about to decide if cakes are art. In the most-watched case of the term, the justices will consider if bakers can say no to making cakes they don’t agree with. Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission pits a cake-maker’s First Amendment rights against a gay couple’s right not to be […]

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https://democracynow.org – In the updated edition of Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz’s new book, “Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump,” he argues that when Trump became president, he “threw a hand grenade into the global economic order.” We speak with Stiglitz about the impact of free trade agreements that […]

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https://democracynow.org – Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz joins us to critique the Republican tax plan that could face a vote as early as Friday. The sweeping legislation would overhaul the tax code in order to shower billions of dollars in tax cuts upon the richest Americans, including President Trump’s own family, and repeal the […]

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https://democracynow.org – Oral arguments are scheduled for next week in both federal appeals court cases of President Trump’s proposed travel ban, which blocks various people from eight countries, six of them with Muslim majorities, from entering the United States. Mehdi Hasan, award-winning British journalist and broadcaster at Al Jazeera English, discusses the impact Trump’s recent […]

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https://democracynow.org – We get response from Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s recent controversial column, “Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last.” Hasan argues the piece is absurdly sympathetic to Saudi Arabia, and that Trump’s friendly relations with the country mean he “is not just a liar and a conspiracy theorist, […]

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https://democracynow.org – President Donald Trump drew international outrage Wednesday after he retweeted three violent videos shared by a leader of the fringe, far-right-wing group Britain First. The videos purport to show violence carried out by Muslims. The videos were posted early Tuesday by Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen, who was arrested just days ago […]

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Ukrainian riot police clashed with protesters in Kyiv who marked the fourth anniversary of the crackdown on the pro-European Maidan movement. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/riot-police-clash-with-protesters-in-kyiv/28888808.html

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Your Internet Access Is At Risk

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a plan to repeal net neutrality, the law that protects open internet access by stopping companies from charging more and blocking certain websites from their consumers. Michele and Igor sit down with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, one of the five people who will be deciding the fate of […]

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Democracy Now! 2017-11-30 Thursday

Democracy Now! 2017-11-30 Thursday Headlines for November 30, 2017 White House Defensive as Trump Shares British Hate Group Videos, Drawing International Condemnation Mehdi Hasan Rips Thomas Friedman’s “Nauseating” Column in NYT Praising Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Will Trump’s Latest Islamophobic Tweets Impact Court Rulings on His Mostly-Muslim Travel Ban? Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Trump […]

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Poor Kids

Through the stories of three families told over the course of half a decade, FRONTLINE explores what poverty means to children in America. Originally broadcast Nov. 20, 2012. Updated Nov. 22, 2017.

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Are Sexual Predators Enabled by Secrecy Agreements?

on November 30, 2017

PAUL BLAND, pbland at publicjustice.netLESLIE BAILEY, lbailey at publicjustice.net, @Public_JusticeBland is executive director of the group Public Justice. Bailey is a staff attorney there; her expertise includes court secrecy. Bland said today: “Far too often, secrecy agreements — in settlements, in nondisclosure agreements, in forced arbitration clauses — enable sexual predators to evade detection. As […]

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