Toms River: How a Small Town Fought Back Against Corporate Giants for Toxic Dumping Linked to Cancer

April 23, 2014 | No Comments »

Environmental reporter Dan Fagin joins us to discuss his book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation,” which has just won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Fagin tells the story of how a small New Jersey town fought back against industrial pollution and astronomical rates of childhood cancer, and ultimately won one of the largest legal settlements in U.S. history.

Earth Day Special: “Fierce Green Fire” Doc.

April 22, 2014 | No Comments »

In an Earth Day special, we look at the history of the global environmental movement as told in the sweeping new documentary, “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet.”

This Week in Palestine Week April 12-18

April 18, 2014 | No Comments »

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators meet this week, still talks bared no fruit, meanwhile on the ground Israeli army attacks let a Palestinian dead and another worker injured this week.

Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez in Exclusive Interview

April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment »

In an exclusive interview, Chilean novelist Isabel Allende remembers the life and legacy of late writer Gabriel García Márquez. She reads from his landmark novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and talks about how García Márquez influenced generations of thinkers and writers in Latin America and across the world.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Author of 100 Years of Solitude Dies at 87

April 17, 2014 | 2 comments

Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize for Literature 1982 and author of the monumental “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, one of the most translated and read novels in the world, died today at age 87 in Mexico City,

This Week in Palestine Week April 5-11)

April 12, 2014 | No Comments »

While Israeli attacks targeting the West Bank and Gaza leave four injure this week, the Palestinian President formally signed up to the Geneva Conventions this week.

Seventy-two Cuban Women Freed from Forced Prostitution in Ecuador

April 11, 2014 | No Comments »

The Ecuadorian police informed today of the rescue of 72 Cuban women forced into prostitution by a band dedicated to sexual exploitation and migrant smuggling, reported dpa news service.

Maduro Dares US to Punish Venezuela

April 11, 2014 | 6 comments

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has dismissed statements by US officials warning about the possibility of sanctions against his country and even dared the superpower to carry out its threats, DPA reported.

Venezuela: Ice Breaking Meeting between Government and Opposition

April 8, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, met with a delegation of the opposition Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD) to find common ground for a possible dialogue to overcome the situation of turmoil following nearly two months of antigovernment protests, reports dpa news.

This Week in Palestine Week March 29 – April 4

April 4, 2014 | No Comments »

This week Israel refused to release the last wave of Palestinian political detainees meanwhile Israeli troops and settlers attacks targeting West Bank communities left five injured this week. These stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.