One century after the Easter Rising of 1916, Ireland is marking a defining moment in its history: an armed rebellion against imperial rule, and a week in which a few thousand visionaries took over Central Dublin and declared an independent Republic of equals. Three decades after first reporting from Belfast during the so-called "Troubles", a thirty-year conflict over the constitutional status of Northern Ireland, Laura Flanders returned to Ireland this April, to take a fresh look at Irish nationalism through the stories of people who've lived through the last half century.Read more
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill talks about the secrets he’s learned about our government’s assassination programs, and how our military policies are leading to more oppression at home as well.
Jeremy Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and a founding editor of The Intercept. He is the author Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, and a producer of the film Dirty Wars, which was nominated for an academy award for best documentary. His newest book, co-written with the staff of The Intercept, is The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program.
Then, Laura visits Ireland for the anniversary of a one hundred year old rising against empire, and her commentary looks at the undeserved power of hedge fund managers.Read more