Populist Dialogues

Populist Dialogues is Alliance for Democracy's 1/2 hour weekly cable public access program, interviewing individuals on topics such as corporate personhood, and single payer healthcare, money in politics and more. All from a populist progressive perspective.


Populist Dialogues - 15-02 - Election Theft in the 21st Century with Dr. Jonathan Simon

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Special Presentation from Populist Dialogues.

Dr. Jonathan Simon is Exec Director of Election Defense Alliance and author of Code Red, Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century. He advocates for the restoration of hand counting of vote and an end to vote counting which is private and unverified.

Populist Dialogues - 14-24 - Geoff Holland on Move to Amend

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Author and producer Geoff Holland describes his motivations for producing a series of short video endorsements of Move to Amend's efforts to enact a 28th Constitutional Amendment saying that Corporations are not people and money is not speech. He talks about his views on the issue of corporate domination, the consequences of that and what we must do.

First broadcast December 21, 2014

Populist Dialogues - 14-23 - Work Conditions in the Dairy Industry

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Host David Delk speaks with Indira Trejo, Global Impact Coorinator with the United Farmworkers Union. She talks about work conditions for dairy workers at farmer-owned Darigold cooporative. She notes that these conditions are industry-wide and includes information on how the viewer can help the workers in their struggles for better work conditions.

First broadcast December 7, 2014

Populist Dialogues - 14-22 - A 28th Constitutional Amendment

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Our guest is David Cobb, chief spokesperson for Move to Amend, advocating for a 28th Constitutional amendment which declares that corporations are not people and money is not speech. David explains why we need such an amendment and why it needs to say both, rather than just one of these provisions. David notes that if we don't do this, we will not have an actual functioning democratic republic.

First broadcast November 16, 2014

Populist Dialogues - 14-21 - Yin & Yang of Methane

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Ted Gleichman, chair of the Beyond LNG Campaign of the Oregon Sierra Club, provides us with a primer to the most elegant and tangled hydrocarbon, methane (natural gas), and details why natural gas (methane) is not the bridge to the future as we transition from fossil fuel use to renewable energies.

First broadcast November 2, 2014

Populist Dialogues - 14-20 - Keeping Minor Parties Out

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Keeping Minor Parties Out of General Elections – Measure 90

Host David Delk interviews Portland attorney Dan Meek on the dangers which Oregon ballot measure 90 poses for the existence of minor parties in Oregon. Looks at who supports Measure 90 (One individual contributed over 60% and is a former Enron trader before Enron's collapse) and why. Also very quickly reviews why Oregonians should vote Yes for Measure 92, requiring the labeling of GMO containing foods.

First broadcast October 19, 2014

Populist Dialogues - 14-19 - Top Two Means No Minor Parties?

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Top Two Means No Minor Parties?

Guests: Meghan Moyer

November elections with no minor party candidates and no ability to write in candidates. Maybe not even any more minor parties? Who supports such a proposal? Who oppposes it? Populist Dialogues looks at the likely affects to Oregon general elections if voters approve Measure 90 on the Nov. 2014 ballot. We explore the likely consequences, based on the experience in Washington and California with Meghan Moyer, campaign manager of the No on Measure 90 campaign and recommend a No vote.

Populist Dialogues - 14-17 - The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

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The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston speaks about his newest book, Divided, The Perils of Our Growing Inequality. David was at the First Unitarian Church in May and this is an edited version of his presentation.

First broadcast September 7, 2014


Populist Dialogues - 14-15 - Opposing the Privatization of the US Postal Service

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Guest Jamie Partridge, a member of Portland Communities and Postal Workers United and a retired postal worker himself, discusses the efforts of the upper echelons of the US Postal Service to privatize the service and the efforts of communities impacted by such efforts united with postal officers to prevent that from happening.