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Bill Moyers | A Poignant Poem That Encapsulates 2016

Bill Moyers shares "Starting with Black," which addresses the "urgent political and moral crisis" that we currently face. Bill Moyers. (photo: PBS) By Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers & Company  RSN  December 31, 2016 y friend Jim Haba, a fine poet in his own right, has done more than anyone I know to democratize the popularity More

The State of the Current Prison System: in the news

These articles address the state of the current prison system in the United States taking on the concepts of innocence vs. a rigged system in the courts and likening the labor of prisoners to an American Slave System, the school-to-prison system, corporate-owned prisons for profit, and more.

▶ Bill Moyers | Maya Angelou: Facing Evil

In this second of two programs celebrating the life and work of the late Maya Angelou, Bill Moyers revisits a 1988 documentary in which he and Angelou attended a conference on “Facing Evil,” held in the Hill Country of central Texas. Evil was a topic about which Angelou, the victim of childhood rape and virulent More

Bill Moyers: Grassroots Pro-Democracy Movement Must Rise to Challenge Corporate Control

Ahead of final sign-off, veteran journalist tells viewers that reaching out to their fellow citizens and neighbors is the essential task in creating the transformation so desperately needed By Jon Queally, staff writer  CommonDreams.org  October 24, 2014 After more than four decades as a journalist working in the public interest, Bill Moyers might soon be "signing-off" More

▶ Bill Moyers: Joseph E. Stiglitz Calls for Fair Taxes for All

“I think we can use our tax system to create a better society, to be an expression of our true values,” Stiglitz says. “But if people don’t think that their tax system is fair, they’re not going to want to contribute. It’s going to be difficult to get them to pay. And, unfortunately, right now, our tax system is neither fair nor efficient.”

▶ Bill Moyers interviews Charles Lewis: The Lies That Lead to War

Lewis details the deceptions and illusions that have caused “most Americans and their elected representatives to completely ignore facts, logic and reason in the rush to war.” A complicit partner, he says, is a media intent on preserving the status quo and never offending the ruling elite. Moyers and Company  June 27, 2014 As the More

 ▶ Chaos in Iraq: Bill Moyers interviews Andrew Bacevich

Let’s look at what U.S. military intervention in Iraq has achieved, in Afghanistan has achieved, in Somalia has achieved, in Lebanon has achieved, in Libya has achieved. I mean, ask ourselves the very simple question. Is the region becoming more stable? Is it becoming more democratic? Are we alleviating, reducing the prevalence of anti-Americanism? [vimeo More

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