Category Archive: Shows

Jul 18

People’s Congress of Resistance

As wealth inequality grows in the United States and people struggle to afford basic necessities, civil unrest is growing. Rather than responding with policies to address these unmet needs, the state responds with repression. The political system in the United States has lost its legitimacy and people are searching for alternatives. The People’s Congress of …

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Jul 04

The Fight for Health Care is a Civil Rights Struggle

The health care fight is hot right now. The Republicans are working to repeal the Affordable Care Act, possibly without a replacement until a later date, and the Democrats are largely ignoring their base’s pleas for Medicare for All, with some exceptions. People across the United States are taking bold action to prevent cuts to …

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Jun 27

Pipeline Fights are a Fight for Our Lives

There are fights against new pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure around the country as people demand an end to carbon-based energy and a rapid transition to clean renewable energy. We speak with three people who are deeply involved in pipeline fights about the impacts these projects have on their communities and the lengths that …

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Jun 19

Juneteenth: The Struggle for Black Liberation Continues

June 19 is known as Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when black slaves in Texas were freed. It was two and one half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is recognized as a holiday by 45 states, although it is still not widely celebrated. On this Juneteenth, we speak with historian Ana Edwards about the work …

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Jun 12

‘RussiaGate’ and the Trump Administration

This week on Clearing the FOG Radio we examine the issue of RussiaGate and the special counsel examining the Trump administration and President Trump. We will talk with former FBI agent, Coleen Rowley, about the backgrounds of former FBI director, James Comey and Special Counsel, Robert Mueller. Both have received a lot of positive commentary …

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Jun 06

Banning Bombs and Ending Wars at Home and Abroad

The United States is now in its 17th year of the “War on Terror” with no end in sight. President Trump is escalating aggression and tension in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan and is threatening Russia, Iran, North Korea and China. He wants to increase military spending by $54 billion while he cuts critical safety …

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May 09

Net Neutrality Under Attack, Fight Back!

In 2015, a large coalition of organizations and tech groups together with millions of people forced the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify the Internet as a common carrier under Title II of the 1934 Telecommunications Act so that strong net neutrality rules could be put in place. Net neutrality means that neither the government nor …

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May 02

The Climate Crisis Is An Opportunity For Bold Actions

Recently, hundreds of thousands of people marched for climate justice. The science is clear that climate change is here and is happening at a more rapid rate than was expected. The United States is the world’s largest economy and military, and while we have some of the best climate scientists in the world, we lack …

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Apr 25

Mass Actions Planned This May Day and Beyond

Immigrant’s rights activists have ramped up their organizing and protests this year in response to ongoing ICE raids that are now targeting undocumented organizers. Leading up to mass marches and strikes on May Day, known as Day Without Immigrants, actions are being held across the country to raise awareness about the contributions that immigrants make …

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Apr 16

Nothing Less Than A Student Debt Jubilee Will Do

The level of student loan debt has risen to $1.5 trillion and defaults are 40% and rising. Underneath the crisis are rising tuition costs, a predatory student loan industry and an absence of consumer protections for students. Governor Cuomo recently signed a new law that is supposed to help with the cost of higher education, …

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