Friday Nite Videos -- November 27, 2015

Nebraska Republicans Squash the Death Penalty. Alice's Restaurant, 50 Thanksgivings Later. Killer Mike Introduces Bernie Sanders in Atlanta. In America: Walmart Workers. How Puerto Rico's Economic 'Death Spiral' is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism.
November 27, 2015
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Nebraska Republicans Squash the Death Penalty
 
Desi Lydic examines how Republican officials in Nebraska were able to abolish the state's death penalty through conservative politicking. 
 
 

Alice's Restaurant, 50 Thanksgivings Later
 
Arlo Guthrie's now-classic song was released in 1967, but the story begins, as the song explains, two years earlier. And 50 years into the story, its themes are strangely and sadly still relevant. And the movement it appeals for is no less needed.
 
 

Killer Mike Introduces Bernie Sanders in Atlanta
 
Rapper and rights activist Killer Mike gives an eloquent introduction to Bernie Sanders at an Atlanta rally: "In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country." 
 
 

In America
 
In America, on Thanksgiving, people working for our country's largest employer don't make enough to buy the food they need. Here are some of their voices, and what you can do.
 
 

How Puerto Rico's Economic 'Death Spiral' is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
 
Democracy Now! co-host Juan González addresses the question, "Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece?" That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system.
November 27, 2015