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

NBA Player Jason Collins Makes History


Jason Collins spent sixteen years playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for teams such as the Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. On May 6, 2013, in the cover story of Sports Illustrated magazine, written by Collins himself, Collins came out as gay. Collins was the … Continue reading

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Dhaka Garment Factory Fire: Who is Responsible?

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On November 24, 2012, a fire engulfed a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. At least 120 people were killed when they were unable to escape the enflamed building. Scott Nova explains how working conditions in Bangladesh made this tragedy both predicable and hopefully preventable.