The Nation on Grit TV is a weekly collaboration between The Nation and Grit TV. Each week Nation contributors join host Laura Flanders in studio to expand on the reporting and analysis found in The Nation magazine.
When the UK government passed legislation that may effectively triple the cost of higher education in the UK last week, "It felt like the relationship between state and citizen had totally broken down, like there was no order left."
According to 350.org founder Bill McKibben, the biggest stumbling block in the path of the climate justice movement lies right under our noses: our own Congress.
The countries in attendance at the climate summit held by the United Nations in Cancun this week aren’t talking about future consequences of global climate change; they’re discussing the crises they’re suffering right now.
The Democrats were trying to get the focus back on the parts of their agenda that could actually get through the lame duck Senate this week—that is, until the latest WikiLeaks documents got out. Now the media’s focus has shifted, but that doesn’t make the economic situation any less dire.
After two avoidable deaths and an accusation of sexual assault by a Notre Dame player, it’s past time that the storied football squad had its program suspended.
The retired United States Army Colonel and former State Department official explains the latest releases from WikiLeaks, what they tell us about the Defense and State departments and what should happen—but probably won’t—to the people who have been breaking international laws.
This past week brought us two losses that will be felt throughout The Nation and GRITtv families.
The former Haitian president discusses his country, his exile and possible return and why his party, still popular in Haiti, isn’t allowed to participate in the upcoming election.
The award winning filmmaker and reporter recounts his conversation with exiled former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and explains the state of Haitian politics today.
Faced with the cynical coverage of the mainstream media, what can ordinary Americans do to work toward an alternative that more accurately reflects the problems facing our country today?