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Hugo Chavez dies in Venezuela, bullying in its larger social context, and hunger strikes hit Guantanamo Bay.
Nathan Fuller joins us to discuss the latest developments in the Bradley Manning case and what happens next, the NYPD latest surveillance program is directed at East Harlem and Brownsville youth, and the UN calls for prosecution of Bush-era torture officials. And listener mail!
Mike Konczal (@rortybomb) joins us to explain the sequester: what it is, where it came from, and what it could mean for people throughout the country. Also, more fallout from the Onion's Quvenzhane tweet, and catching up on some sweet sweet listener mail.
Nima Shirazi on the propaganda in Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, the Onion tweets out a horrible thing about Quvenzhane Wallis, and Seth MacFarlane's general sexism and racism.
The Anti-Banality Union screens Police Mortality, their second mind-bending movie mash-up, more on the members of the House who get lots of defense contractor money, and thoughts on the end of the school bus strike.
Susie Cagle on last Sunday's climate change action, a rape apologist hashtag trends on twitter, and six members of the House who benefitted heavily from defense sector donations.
Jesse Myerson on the recently unveiled No Fare Hikes project, Jacobin magazine details further problems with Teach For America, and state lawmakers seek to both expand and prohibit domestic drone use.
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.
Filmmaker Brandon Harris on the racial problems of Django Unchained, debunking Obama's State of the Union, and catching up on some sweet sweet listener mail.
Ex-LAPD Chris Dorner is still on the loose, liberal hacks openly embrace an authoritarian mindset, and the split on the word “lady”.
Yemen expert Gregory Johnsen on John Brennan's Senate confirmation hearing to be director of the CIA, and interviews with plaintiffs in the NDAA lawsuit, including Chris Hedges, Jesselyn Radack, and Thomas Drake.
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.
PBS drools over drones but asks Michelle Rhee some tough questions, John Kiriakou gets more than two years in prison, and Seattle teachers refuse to administer a state test.
Natasha Lennard on the US attorneys behind Aaron Swartz's prosecution, and how Aaron's case relates to Jeremy Hammond, a hacker and activist potentially facing life in prison. Also, the Invisible War documentary, and some body image listener mail.
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.
Sarah Jaffe and Melissa Gira Grant join us for the hour to discuss how feminism relates to labor, the role of women in the founding of Facebook, and the need for de-silo-ing of activist endeavors.
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.
Civil rights attorney Chase Madar on school safety, the failures of the high impact model, and successful alternative strategies.
The NYT's love letter to Maxim, catching up on listener mail, and Molly was on Melissa Harris Perry's television show. And, hey, it's our first show of the new year!

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