Advocacy & Activism

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 "The Laura Flanders Show" (25.5 minutes)

Organizing in a Trump and Amazon World -- new concentrations of power are bringing forth new models of resistance. Cathy Albisa and Sabino Milian discuss the targeting of activists in immigration sweeps. Those ICE raids aren't that random, they say. And as Amazon gets ever bigger, what happens to the workers behind your mouse-click? We’ll hear how low-wage warehouse workers are Raising the Floor from Sophia Zaman.

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TRIBUTE TO GEORGE STONEY:

George Stoney, the “father of public access TV,” died on July 12, 2012 at the age of 96.

Media Edge marks the fifth anniversary of his passing this week with two videos about his life and work, and his never-ending support of community media:

Populist Dialogues - Organizing for the Common Good

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Justin Kertson is a Solidarity Organizer with Jobs with Justice (JWJ). Justin talks about JWJ, campaigns he has been involved with like 15 Now (to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour) and describes current campaigns like "Bargaining for the Common Good" and "Taking Action Against the Trump Agenda", working especially with the immigrant community. ""Why Unions Matter" is another JWJ current effort. Attacks on workers, including so-called "Right to work " laws proposed both at national and states levels. Justin ends the program with a strong statement of JWJ support for public banking.

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"Bernie Sanders at the People's Summit 2017" (54 minutes)

Bernie Sanders delivered this rousing keynote speech on June 10 at the People’s Summit 2017 in Chicago.  Sanders makes it clear: The time for Revolution is now.

"This is What Democracy Looks Like" (13 minutes)

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (25.5 minutes)

If, in the twenty-first century, credit is the new capital , what are the implications for our finances, but also our relationships? This week, Laura talks with IvanAscher, author of a new book on The Portfolio Society, and debt activist Pam Brown, about the implications of a society based on risk rather than labor.  And we hear from Mandy Cabot, CEO of Dansko shoes who chose her workers over a corporate buyout. She's joined by Richard Eidlin, co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council.

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"Robert Reich: 7 Reasons Trump's Corporate Tax Cuts Make No Sense" (4 minutes)

Donald Trump wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%. This would blow a massive hole in the federal budget while benefitting Trump's super-rich friends and business associates.

"The Laura Flanders Show" (25 minutes)

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"How Human Noise Affects Ocean Habitats" (12 minutes)

Oceanographer Kate Stafford lowers us into the sonically rich depths of the Arctic Ocean, where ice groans, whales sing to communicate over vast distances — and climate change and human noise threaten to alter the environment in ways we don't understand. Learn more about why this underwater soundscape matters and what we might do to protect it.

"The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz" (1 hour, 45 minutes)