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On today’s show, Sam speaks with Michael Hardt, author of the book ‘Assembly (Heretical Thought)’ about how grassroots, non-hierarchical movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter could become more politically effective and what lessons we can take from them as we fight for everything from daily survival to the abolition of capitalism. Sam […]
Donald Trump stumbles into promising debt relief for Puerto Rico and Mick Mulvaney walks it back. Ian Millhiser, from the Center for American Progress, explains the a major redistricting decision that could overturn the Wisconsin Republican Party’s effort to gerrymander. Justice Kennedy’s tell and possibly good new in the gerrymandering case. The long term danger […]
Jeff Sessions met with the Russian ambassador and lied about it. Rebecca Kolins Givan, an Associate Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University, explains the thinking behind the push for privatization. Privatizing profit and socializing risk. Finance and making money off of public health services. The Post Office and rural mail delivery. […]
Jane McAlevey author of No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, explains the distinction between organizing and mobilizing. Why organizing is reflective and face to face. Mobilizing after self-discovery. Why the Left needs to get back to back to basics organizing. The American South and organizing factory workers today. Organizing in the suburbs. […]
1/12/16 Ian Millhiser a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, explains the Abood v. Detroit Board of Education case and how it allowed for Public Unions to exist and grow. The free rider problem and public unions. The Harris case and the Supreme Court conservatives […]
Bernie Sanders holds the largest rally so far of the 2016 election. Sanders is not only drawing big crowds but also climbing in the polls. The mainstream media still trying to marginalize Sanders and Bernie Sanders brilliant description of what extremism really is. A New Jersey Court finds a Gay Conversion Therapy center in New […]
Caroline Fredrickson the President of the American Constitution Society and author of the Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over, explains how women and African Americans were cut out of the benefits of the Social Safety net. How the southern politicians protected the legacy of slavery during the New Deal era. The ongoing reality […]
Columbia University Professor and author of  The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power, Steve Fraser explains how Neo-Liberalism dominates American life. The collapse of organized resistance to economic power and elites and how we can recreate a spirit of resistance. On The Fun Half: Bill O’Reilly caught in […]
Journalist Ari Paul, explains Bill de Blasio has long angered the NYPD. The Central Park Five Case and why the NYPD are angry about it. The real problems New York City faces now. NYPD Labor Union head Pat Lynch is gunning for a favorable contract for the NYPD. Why the Police Union is out of […]
Professor Jake Rosenfeld author of What Unions No Longer Do, explains the reasons behind the declining power of unions, the history of American anti unionism, the role of Taft-Hartley in suppressing union power, why American unions are more decentralized, the structural obstacles labor faces, the distinctions between public and private sector unions, what unions no longer do, […]