Category Archive: Shows

Apr 02

Monday, April 14: The New Health Law and Debt Resistance

We spoke with Dave Johnson who is one of hundreds that joined Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers in being Conscientious Objectors to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). We discuss why we are COs and about building a movement against corporate health care and for a single payer or Medicare for all system. Then we spoke …

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Apr 01

World Bank ‘Doing Business’ Ranking Fueling Worldwide Revolt

We spoke with Martin Kirk and Anuradha Mittal about the World Bank’s “Doing Business” ranking which encourages countries to lower protections for workers, public health and the environment in order to attract businesses. It allows businesses to move factories and capital to countries with the lowest standards and fuels the race to the bottom. Of …

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Mar 26

Transforming Our Cities To Support All Residents

We speak with two guests who are working to transform their cities into places that support their populations rather than exploiting them and pushing them to the edges. Andy Shallal, artist, activist and owner of the Bus Boys and Poets bookstore restaurants is running for mayor in Washington, DC. He advocates for policies that bring …

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Mar 20

Alternative Banks that Serve the Public, not Wall Street

We talk about the efforts in Vermont to create a new economy which includes a public bank that is designed to serve the needs of the public and protects public dollars from the risks of too big to fail banks with Gwendolyn Hallsmith, the new Executive Director of the Public Banking Institute. We also speak …

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Feb 21

What’s Really Going On In Venezuela

We cut through the propaganda and lies to explain what is happening right now in Venezuela. Joining us for the program are Steve Ellner who¬†has taught at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, since 1977. He is author or editor of a number of books on Venezuela, including the forthcoming¬†Latin America’s Radical …

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Feb 13

New Report Documents Press Freedom in US Plummeting

The newest study published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows that press freedom in the US is disappearing. The US fell 13 places to number 46 in the world, largely due to mass surveillance and aggressive attacks on whistleblowers and journalists. Delphine Halgand of RSF joins us to speak about the new report. Then Josh …

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Feb 05

Taking a Stand to Stop the Security State with Andrew Kreig and Evan Greer

On February 11, thousands of websites will display messages to expose and oppose the national security state in “The Day We Fight Back Against the NSA.” The day was chosen to remember Aaron Swartz who took his life one year ago and the massive day of online action that stopped SOPA and PIPA. Swartz was …

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Feb 01

The State of the Union’s Wealth Divide

Last week, in his State of the Union Speech, President Obama said, “Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better. But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled. The cold, hard fact is …

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Jan 24

Syria – Peace Talks or Justification for Regime Change?

We discussed the conference about Syria that is taking place in Montreux, Switzerland. Although the stated goal is peace, the structure of the talks is designed around removal of Assad from power. We will discuss the politics behind the war in Syria with Ajamu Baraka. Baraka writes of the peace talks, “Its main purpose was …

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Jan 04

Our Tasks in 2014 to Build a Trans-formative Social Movement

We continue our discussion of building a trans-formative social movement in the United States. On our last program, we looked back at the social movement over the past few years and analyzed it based on the Eight Stages of Successful Social Movements. On this program, speak about the tasks ahead to build consensus and an …

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