Advocacy & Activism

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"2018 High School Scholarship Essay Contest" (1 hour, 31 minutes)

On May 6, Sacramento area high school students read and defended their essays in response to a quotation from Iranian women’s rights advocate, Mahnaz Afkhami: “The connection between women’s human rights, gender equality, socioeconomic development, and peace is increasingly apparent."

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"Saving the Heart and Soul of Our Democracy: Why America needs a Poor People’s Campaign and a National Moral Revival" (1 hour, 56 minutes)

This entire episode of Media Edge will include our recording of a spellbinding presentation by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber in Sacramento on November 3 at the St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

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“The Laura Flanders Show” (26.5 minutes)

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed April as Confederate Heritage Month. Mississippi has the last state banner featuring confederate iconography, and the movement to change it is an important part of the greater movement to take down Confederate symbols in America.

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“Our Fight for Disability Rights -- And Why We're Not Done Yet” (17.5 minutes)

Four decades ago, Judith Heumann helped to lead a groundbreaking protest, in which disabled-rights activists occupied a federal building for almost a month, demanding greater accessibility for all. In this talk, Heumann tells the stories behind the protest — and reminds us that, 40 years on, there's still work left to do.

Populist Dialogues - 18-06 - The Value of Minority Parties

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We talk with Jason Kafoury and Dan Meek of the OR Progressive Party. Why does the OR Progressive Party exist? What special focus makes the party valuable? Jason and Dan talk about limits on campaign contributions/expenditures - getting big special interests out of our elections and the two currents efforts to do that. Other issues of importance include support for a carbon tax, controlling diesel engines, $15/hour min wage everywhere, creating a State Bank as well as municipal public banks, getting America out of all its wars and ending nuclear power. Yes to improved Medicare for All.

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“Sentencing Reform -- Drug Addiction” (17.5 minutes)

This video explores an alternative solution to arresting people struggling with drug addiction: The Post-Prison Education Program (PPEP), a successful treatment model based in Seattle that breaks the intergenerational cycle of addiction and crime through education and intensive post-release support.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (26.5 minutes)

Monopoly capitalism may be on its last legs! This week, economist Michael Hudson joins us to say his predictions on the Trump budget have come true and seem to suggest, more than ever, that capitalism is not only a disservice to the people, but it's also unsuccessful.

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"Immigrant Stories: Doctors and Nurses" (7.5 minutes)

This video expose how inhumane immigration policies are forcing people to choose between medical care or deportation.

The Protecting Sensitive Locations Act would strengthen current guidelines, expand the list of sensitive locations, and prohibit enforcement activity within 1,000 feet of any sensitive location.



"Dakota 38" (78 minutes)