Category Archive: Shows

Feb 15

Monday, Feb. 23: Don’t Let the Internet Die – What comes next after Title II?

In 2003, the Internet was reclassified as an information service instead of a public utility which reduced the Federal Communication Commission’s ability to control the giant telecoms’ behavior. Ever since, defenders of Internet freedom have been fighting to make it a public utility or common carrier again and the telecoms have been fighting to further …

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Feb 12

Still Fighting for a Healthcare System

We are now 5 years into the national healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act. The deadline for purchasing insurance this year is Feb. 15. Although more people have health insurance, we have not changed the healthcare system in the United States. The same problems of lack of access to care because of cost, medical debt …

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Jan 29

Critical Time to Stop Fast Track and the TPP

We’ve covered the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) many times over the past several years. It is a huge international agreement that covers trade and enhances corporate power that has been negotiated in secret by the Obama administration for more than five years. Members of Congress have had restricted access to the text of the agreement and …

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Jan 18

Reclaiming the Radical Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coast to coast communities are celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year by rejecting the watered-down version of Dr. King and lifting up the Dr. King who questioned capitalism, who saw the connections between racism, militarism and economic injustice and who promoted independent politics. We will speak about Dr. King’s politics and how they …

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Jan 09

An Hour With Climate Justice Activist Tim DeChristopher

We spend the hour with Tim DeChristopher who is most known for his action as “Bidder 70″ to stop the illegal sale of public lands for oil and gas. For that act he served 21 months in prison. DeChristopher continues to work on climate justice with front line groups and youth. He also works to …

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Jan 01

Building the Culture of Resistance in 2015

We bring together several activists to speak about the new year in resistance. We’ll discuss the top issues of 2015 and what we can expect as the movement of movements for social, economic and environmental justice continues to grow. Joining us are Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence who has been focused on building …

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Dec 28

2014, Year of Resistance in Review

Above photo by Robert van Waarden of Survival Media Agency. At the beginning of the year, 2014 was called “the year that everything changed,” and indeed it has been a turning point for a number of resistance movements in the United States. We look back over the past 12 months and discuss some of the …

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Dec 19

The United States is Getting Away with Torture

The Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s torture program was released last week and it demonstrates both that the US used torture methods during interrogation which led to deaths in some cases and that torture was ineffective in obtaining necessary information. The Obama administration worked to suppress and censor the report; and following its …

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Dec 12

Lima to Paris – Will the UN Solve the Climate Crisis?

The COP 20 talks have just concluded in Lima, Peru and now eyes are turning to the next treaty expected to be signed in Paris in December, 2015. So far, the United Nations’ COP process has failed to produce a meaningful agreement to address the climate crisis and to achieve climate justice. The United States …

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Nov 20

An Hour with Larry Hamm, Relentless Human Rights Defender

We spend the hour speaking with Larry Hamm who is described as “a relentless advocate for African-American people and the cause of human rights for more than 30 years.” Larry is chair of the People’s Organization for Progress in Newark, NJ¬†which he helped to found in 1983. His work focuses on education, jobs, health care, …

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