Politics and History

Brother Ali
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You can find powerful critiques of capitalism and inequality on political platforms — and also on music stages. Take Brother Ali: he’s a Midwestern, Muslim rapper and one of the most popular socially-conscious hip hop artists out there.

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12:35
An aerial shot of the Garden Homes neighborhood in Milwaukee.
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Could socialism ever really take off in America? Half a century ago, socialists ruled a major American city — Milwaukee. Haleema walks the streets of Wisconsin's biggest city to learn more about what socialist policy looked like on the ground.
 

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11:58
Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail.
Articles

Sean Wilentz is a leading American historian and a proud liberal. Steve Paulson asked for his take on the new pink tint in Democratic politics.

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9:24
Kshama Sawant, councilwoman in Seattle
Articles

Seattle councilwoman Kshama Sawant is the first socialist to win an election there in almost a century. Her platform included fighting for — and winning — a $15 minimum wage, and a tax on the wealthy.

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7:06
A Medicare for all rally
Airdates: 
August 04, 2018

It was a dirty word 25 years ago. But now, more and more people are identifying as Socialists…in America and on the ballot.More

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