Advocacy & Activism

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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)

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (53 minutes)

In these two episodes, Laura and her guests address these topics:

“Healthcare isn't Big Business or Big Philanthropy” and “U.S. Democrats & Europe's Left."

"Trump's Brand is Ayn Rand" (5 minutes)

Robert Reich explains why Ayn Rand's ideas have destroyed the common good.

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"A Focus on Black History Every Month" (7 minutes)

The very existence of “Black History Month” suggests that, for 28 days in February, we should think about Black History, so that we can comfortably forget about it for the next 11 months of the year. But that’s a dangerousand sometimes fatal mistake, because forgetting or ignoring history can cause chaos.