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How to Make National Improved Medicare for All Inevitable; A conversation with Dr. Carol Paris

[Featured photo from The Tennessean] Stream here or subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, MixCloud or Stitcher. The national movement for improved Medicare for All is gaining momentum, which means that we have the real potential to win a national universal public health insurance and means that our opponents will double down on preventing this. We speak …

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How Do You Deal With White Supremacists? A conversation with George Lakey

People in the United States have a long way to go to achieve the social and economic gains that other countries, such as the Nordic ones, have. The big question is – how do we make those gains? We discuss that with George Lakey, a lifelong activist, academic and movement strategist. On the one year …

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A Sign Of The Times; US Journalist Detained At Helsinki Summit

During the scripted Trump-Putin press conference in Helsinki, Finland, a US journalist, Sam Husseini, was taken into police custody for holding a small sign. Husseini, a long time advocate for exposing and breaking through the corporate media machine, hoped to ask a few critical questions of the world leaders. He speaks about the press conference, …

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UPS and Teamsters in Collusion Against the Workers

UPS workers are in a critical struggle with both their employer and their union, the Teamsters, which are pushing a poor contract on them. Like many workers in the United States, UPS workers are facing low wages and cuts to health care and other benefits. Although UPS workers nationwide voted by over 90% to go …

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What’s Really Happening in Nicaragua?

Violent protests have been going on since April of this year, forcing residents to stay indoors.¬† While the corporate media and an army of online trolls have been making false claims about the Ortega government, the reality is exactly the opposite. We speak with Stephen Sefton, who lives in Nicaragua and is a founder of …

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Labor Has Made Two Grave Errors; Will It Recover?

Above photo: From¬†Jacobin Magazine. An Interview With Professor Richard D. Wolff Labor unions have been on the decline in the United States for over fifty years, which has caused a decline in wages, working environments and overall social conditions. In other countries, a strong alliance between labor unions and social movements have brought improvements. We …

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Red Green Revolution – Victor Wallis on the Ecosocialist Future

Two major crises of our era are growing wealth inequality and its resultant poverty and climate change, which is connected to a variety of environmental issues. Neither of these crises can be resolved without addressing the underlying root cause of capitalism, but many people are uncertain about what an economy beyond capitalism looks like. In …

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Juneteenth: Still Fighting to End Jim Crow

This Juneteenth, there are actions around the militarization of police and community-based efforts to create security without the police. Eugene Puryear, who works with Stop Police Terror DC, discusses the Washington DC version of “Stop and Frisk,” which involves Jump Out Squads, and the efforts to get data on how this program works. Stop Police …

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Poor-Led People’s Campaign Marches To Resurrect Resurrection City

For the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign and Resurrection City, poor and houseless people marched from the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia to Washington, DC where they are setting up a Resurrection City in DuPont Circle. We speak with Tiny (aka Lisa Gray-Garcia), co-founder of POOR Magazine and a participant …

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Venezuela Needs Our Solidarity, Not Charity

The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela just succeeded against the forces of US imperialism through the election of Nicolas Maduro for a second term as president. US officials were openly calling for regime change, supporting opposition forces and announcing that the recent presidential election was illegitimate before it even occurred. We spoke with Roger Harris, past …

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