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Redacted Tonight

RT

With reality now seeming like a Shakespearean comedy, perhaps only comedy can truly bring truth to the people. DC-born comedian Lee Camp and a talented cast do just that with RT America’s first comedy show - Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp. This is not your grandparents’ satire program. Every week Redacted Tonight will provide comedy news with a punch. This weekly satire show tackles all the real news stories the mainstream media failed to mention and provides new angles on the ones they do.

Sep 18, 2021 07:47

Iceland’s 4-day work week experiment, Brazil’s elections, January 6 rally returns to DC

Lee Camp reports on a recent experiment in Iceland. The Nordic country decided to make a radical change to its national economy by trialing a four-day work week without reducing pay. Mainstream economists would assume that this would lead to decreased productivity and harm the economy. Iceland saw the opposite effect from the study, providing evidence that this fundamental change to an economy can benefit everyone. Camp also reports on the backlash from Ben and Jerry’s decision to boycott Israel, what the Democrats could’ve done to protect abortion over the past 30 years, and more.

Anders Lee reports on Brazilian fascist Jair Bolsonaro’s latest attempt to end the country’s democracy. An anti-democratic rally he organized recently flopped but that doesn’t mean his campaign is dead. The global rich aren’t just going to sit by and watch as the left-wing Lula da Silva returns to power. Jaffer Khan and Naomi Karavani end the show with a debate about the right-wing rally that’s coming to Washington, DC this weekend. The protesters are visiting the Capitol to remind us all of their little insurrection on January 6.

Sep 17, 2021 06:23

It’s time to re-occupy, clicktivism reality TV show causes outcry, the US’ grim farewell bombing in Afghanistan

Jay Ponti is the author of the upcoming book ‘The Political Revolutionary’s Handbook’ and a proud participant in the global Occupy Movement. This Friday is the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Ponti argues that this occasion is an ideal moment for a popular movement to pick up again in the face of the many social problems we face today including accelerating climate change, growing wealth inequality, ascendant fascist groups, and racist police brutality.

Naomi Karavani reports on the latest attempt to use social justice activism for corporate branding. The announcement of a TV show called The Activist created commotion online last week. The show would’ve had celebrity judges compare the work of a group of selected activists and choose the winners based on how well their campaigns performed online. Jaffer Khan looks into the US’ grim farewell to the people of Afghanistan. After a suicide bombing killed 13 soldiers in Kabul, President Biden promised retaliation. Then a drone strike killed the civilian family of an Afghan aid worker. This callous, arbitrary violence paints an allegory for the entire War on Terror.

Sep 11, 2021 08:07

10 years after Occupy Wall Street, Minnesota’s pipeline fight, Amazon working with ICE

The 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street is approaching. Lee Camp goes over the lessons learned from the paradigm-shifting protest movement that gave us the language of the 99% and brought inequality into the spotlight. Since it kicked off, many have learned about the issues of our capitalist society but the same ruling class is still in power. The banks still get away with theft, the government still abandons people to homelessness and poverty and the tinder remains for another protest movement to light up.

Camp also reports on the end of expanded unemployment assistance that was saving lives during the pandemic, and the plans the rich are relying on to survive the climate crisis.

Anders Lee takes on the fight against the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota. Protesters have been pushing hard across the country to stop the fossil fuel infrastructure project. In return, the fossil fuel industry has been coordinating with law enforcement and private security contractors to harass the water protectors. It’s a fight that everyone concerned about the climate crisis should be concerned about.

Jaffer Khan exposes how Homeland Security has been working with Amazon to automate the racist harassment of the immigrant community. The ATLAS software has raised red flags for advocacy groups across the country.

Sep 10, 2021 07:50

The campaign to free Jessica Reznicek, Walmart struggles to find workers

Lee Camp interviews Monty Pinger. He is one of the lead organizers of the campaign to free the climate activist Jessica Reznicek. Reznicek had admitted to destroying pipeline equipment being used to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. She committed her act of nonviolent civil disobedience in order to protect the land and water from industrial pollution and to stand in solidarity with the NODAPL resistance camps. She received an eight-year sentence under terrorism charges, in a chilling sign for the future of resistance to the fossil fuel industry.

Naomi Karavani reports on Walmart's response to its inability to find enough workers. In the wake of the covid pandemic the corporate media focused on a "labor shortage" narrative that blamed unemployment benefits for workers' hesitance to return to low-wage jobs. Their narrative tried to hide that workers just didn't want to work for low wages. Well-paying jobs weren't generating the same labor issues, and now Walmart's owners have taken several, weak, steps to try to attract workers back into their soul-destroying stores.

Sep 4, 2021 06:06

Military waste in Afghanistan, hurricane Ida & CA governor recall debate

Lee Camp takes on military waste and the horrific consequences of the US occupation of Afghanistan. The military lied to the American people throughout the occupation. They pretended they had control of regions they didn’t, they paid the Taliban not to attack our troops and used the lack of attacks to make it look like there was progress, and they invented many more lies to convince the American people that the occupation was a good idea. Camp also reports on the impacts of Hurricane Ida, which has devastated communities across the country and once again proved that the US is incapable of defending its citizens. Naomi Karavani takes on the fight to give Wisconsin children at school a free lunch. One county’s school board opted out of a free lunch program by arguing that it would spoil the kids. The school board overturned their outrageous policy after parents and children protested. Jaffer Khan and Anders Lee end the show with a new segment: ‘The Art Of Debate’. Khan and Lee debate the upcoming recall vote for California Governor Gavin Newsom. 

Sep 3, 2021 07:40

The lawyer who beat Chevron, OnlyFans controversy, assassination of RFK

Lee Camp speaks with human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, who beat Chevron in court over intentionally dumping toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon and poisoning the local population. After his legal team won a $10bn pollution judgement against Chevron, the oil behemoth used a corrupt judge to undermine Donziger and eventually get him placed under house arrest. Chevron still refuses to pay up. Naomi Karavani reports on turbulence on the OnlyFans platform. Sellers were surprised by the app’s announcement that it would stop hosting explicit content. That’s all that the app does, so it didn’t take long for them to reverse their stance. But the story shines a light on the troubles of sex workers in the US. Anders Lee dips into the history of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The official story is that a Palestinian militant named Sirhan Sirhan shot the presidential candidate over his support for Israel, but many people close to RFK suspect a deeper conspiracy.