POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Richard Wolff: Capitalism in Crisis” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores capitalism in crisis with Richard Wolff, professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. From Brexit, to labor protests in France, to Italy’s financial woes, they discuss the effects of austerity on the working class. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the fallout of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Chaos at the RNC, Plus Leaked DNC Emails Show Anti-Bernie Bias” / RT America / FishTank / Lindsay France ☮

The Republican National Convention is finally over. RT America’s Lindsay France reports from Cleveland with a recap of all the drama that took place, from delegates trying to go against party rules to Ted Cruz’s refusal to mention Donald Trump’s name during his speech. Then Ron Paul joins the FishTank to discuss the political climate and rise of Trump. Finally, RT America’s Simon Del Rosario sits down with RT’s Manuel Rapalo to discuss the latest WikiLeaks email dump, which includes emails from the Democratic National Committee, showing that DNC officials strategized against Bernie Sanders.

POLICE BRUTALITY AND EXECUTIONS: “Florida Police Shoot Unarmed Caregiver with Hands up in Front of Autistic Patient” / RT America / Marina Portnaya ☮

After four days, the North Miami police officer who shot behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey has been identified as Jonathan Aledda, a four-year veteran of the department’s SWAT team. The president of the Miami police union said that Aledda was “attempting to save Kinsey’s life” and was actually was aiming at the therapist’s client, who has autism. RT’s Marina Portnaya reports from Miami, Florida.

GREEN PARTY: “Why Many Liberals are Voting for Dr. Jill Stein Instead of Hillary Clinton” / The Humanist Report / Mike Figueredo ☮

Many Bernie Sanders supporters will be voting for Jill Stein instead of Hillary Clinton, but many are critical of this decision. In this segment we address this criticism and explain why a vote for Jill Stein matters.

POLICE BRUTALITY AND EXECUTIONS: “Florida Police Shoot Unarmed Caregiver with Hands up in Front of Autistic Patient” / RT America / Ashlee Banks, and Marina Portnaya ☮

There has been yet another police shooting of an unarmed black male, this time in North Miami, Florida. Charles Kinsey, a behavior therapist at a mental health center, was helping a 23-year-old autistic patient who had run away from a local group home when he was approached by i police. Cellphone video appears to show Kinsey complying with officers, with his hands up as he lay on the ground when he was shot. RT correspondent Marina Portnaya has the report.

POLICE BRUTALITY AND EXECUTIONS: “Retired US Marshal, ‘No Shots Needed to be Fired'” / RT America / Ashlee Banks ☮

The North Miami Police Department is under fire after the officer-involved shooting of an unarmed black special-needs caregiver. Charles Kinsey was shot after police responded to a call of a man in a street with a gun, threatening to commit suicide. The man in the street with Kinsey was an autistic gentleman who was actually carrying a toy truck and not a gun. Cellphone video appears to show Kinsey cooperating with police orders before he was shot. Retired US Marshal Matthew Fogg tells RT America’s Ashlee Banks that many officers overreact in these sorts of situations and that, based on the video he’s seen, “no shots needed to be fired.”