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Hugo Chavez dies in Venezuela, bullying in its larger social context, and hunger strikes hit Guantanamo Bay.
The problems with piling on Rihanna, drone advocates push for looser regulations for domestic drones, and MSNBC feigns independence despite hiring Axelrod and Gibbs.
Nancy Pelosli is ambivalent about telling the public about assassinating and disappearing citizens, a structural analysis of 1 Billion Rising, and Marco Rubio has a big house and zombie ideas.
Liz Hernandez Majumder on her organization's recurring, blockade-breaking trip to Cuba, additional thoughts on the DOJ white paper memo, and Michelle Rhee on The Daily Show.
Ramarley Graham's family files law suit against the NYPD, Michelle Alexander's op-ed on why cops get away with perjury, and Trayvon Martin would've just turned 18. Also, the DOJ white paper on assassinating US citizens, and listener mail from the undocumented crypt.
John is back from Guantanamo Bay, and boy does he have some stories to tell. We spend the hour unpacking a very strange week at GTMO.
Maysoon Zayid on ableism, the marginalization of disabled people from pop culture, and the problematic ways we talk about Arabs, Muslims, and Palestine. Plus, John's latest dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, and more listener mail to keep Molly company.
John's second dispatch from Guantanamo, Gerardo Torres on immigration reform, and catching up on listener mail. Plus, it turns out that Michael Bloomberg is even more of a sexist than we thought.
John's first dispatch from his current visit to Guantanamo, Nick Pinto on the Spectra pipeline in the West Village, and Molly on Mayor Bloomberg's street harassment and Ross Douthat's mansplaining.
Matt Stoller joins us to discuss Aaron Swartz's political goals beyond the open information movement, as well as broader over-prosecution in less high profile cases. Also, Molly's back from vacation, it's MLK day, and Obama get inaugurated for a second time.
Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the Chicago Teachers Union – what they won in their strike, how they're influencing teachers unions throughout the country, and could redefine the relationship between Democrats and Labor. Also, extended listener mail, recorded before Molly left, so you can all hear her voice again.
We spend the hour on recent transphobic comments and columns by two prominent UK writers, and we're joined by James Hetterley and Laurie Penny to respond to those awful comments and discuss the importance of recognizing intersectionality when discussing feminism and oppression.
Guantanamo has been around for 11 years, Obama's cabinet has almost no diversity, and the trillion dollar platinum coin, explained.
2012 was the year with the second most state level abortion restrictions, several new instances of extreme state secrecy including targeted killing and Gitmo materials, and listener mail about profiling a female high school horror fiction writer and how to be a better ally.

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