#523 : The fight to hold Donald Trump liable

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Inside the NAACP lawsuit against Trump for inciting the Capitol riot. How government segregated America and at what cost to Black Americans. Plus, Bill Press with Ari Berman on why voting rights are under attack.

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson on why the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 is being used today in a lawsuit against Trump. Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute on the endurance of housing segregation in America and the disastrous consequences. Plus Bill Press with Mother Jones Senior Reporter Ari Berman on a new wave of voter suppression across the country driven by the GOP

Derrick Johnson

The fight to hold Donald Trump liable for his role in January 6 insurrection is far from over. Derrick Johnson explains why a law enacted in 1871 to counter white supremacists is central to that effort.

Richard Rothstein

Racial segregation in housing in Ameica underlies many of our most serious social problems. In turning that around, Richard Rothstein says we have to acknowledge the role of government in making it happen.

Ari Berman

Bill Press with reporter Ari Berman on why the GOP is working so hard to restrict the right to vote and why democracy is in danger. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

A Question of Nature

When corporate executives are absurdly hypocritical, yet so obtuse that they don’t even realize it, is it still hypocrisy… or are they just dimwitted?

Consider the histrionics emanating from corporate bunkers over rising public approval for the idea that nature be given legal rights that are enforceable in courts. The Rights of Nature movement argues that if, say, a mining conglomerate decapitates a mountain, that injured citizen of our natural world ought to have its day in court.

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