Noam Chomsky On Ferguson


Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political commentator and author of over 100 books. In this video, Chomsky responds to a question about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson. Chomsky says: “What’s happening in Ferguson is a … Continue reading

People React To Ferguson Verdict


On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. On November 24, 2014, a grand jury reached a decision not to indict Wilson for the shooting. The video above shows reactions to the grand jury’s decision, both in Ferguson and in … Continue reading

The Mirabal Sisters
Remembering the Mirabal Sisters

Remembering the Mirabal Sisters

The Mirabal Sisters – Patria, Dedé, Minerva and Maria Teresa, opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic during the 1950s and 1960s. The sisters helped to form a group called the Movement of the Fourteenth of June, and were known within the group as Las Mariposas (The … Continue reading

Richard Nixon
Trent Lott On the Watergate Smoking Gun Transcript

Trent Lott On the Watergate Smoking Gun Transcript

In July of 1974, the White House released subpoenaed tapes of White House conversations. One of these tapes became known as the “smoking gun”, a tape recorded on June 23, 1972, just six days after the Watergate break-in. On the tape, Nixon can be heard agreeing that the Director and … Continue reading

Richard Nixon
Asking President Nixon to Resign


Edward Brooke, former Massachusetts senator during Richard Nixon’s administration, discusses how he became the first republican to openly ask President Nixon to resign on November 4, 1973, shortly after the Watergate Scandal. According to Brooke, Nixon had lost the confidence of the American people, and because of that he should … Continue reading

Beltway Sniper Attacks
Ex-Wife of Beltway Sniper Remembers Attacks


Mildred Mohammad took her three children and left her ex-husband, John Allan Mohammad, in the Fall of 2001. She moved from Washington State to Maryland. In October 2002, she answered her door to find an ATF agent who wanted to bring her in for questioning. Her ex-husband, John Allan Mohammad, … Continue reading

Beltway Sniper Attacks
Beltway Sniper Expresses Remorse


The Beltway snipers terrorized Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. over a three-week period in October of 2002. By the time they were captured, they had killed ten people and critically injured three more. John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, who was only 17 at the time, were convicted in … Continue reading

Patty Hearst
Patty Hearst in Her Own Words

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Granddaughter of a newspaper tycoon, victim of a kidnapping and a member of the FBI’s most wanted list–Patricia Hearst’s life is one of the most bizarre and unpredictable in American history. In her own words, Hearst talks about the time between her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) in … Continue reading

Ted Kaczynski
Unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s Codes Finally Cracked


Ten years after American domestic terrorist Ted Kaczynski–known as the “unabomber”–was arrested on April 3, 1996 in Montana, FBI agent Max Knoll discusses finally unscrambling the coded journal discovered among Kaczynski’s belongings. Knoll says the U.S. National Security Agency described the code as “one of the most sophisticated codes they … Continue reading