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1% vs. 99%CultureElection 2018PodcastProtests & Resistance

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/2018-20_CarpeDiem.mp3“Based on everything, it appears Democrats will most likely make gains in congress in 2018.” Do you think most likely is good enough? Being risk-averse weakens our chances. Author of The Great Divide: Story of the 2016 US Presidential Race

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1% vs. 99%International AffairsPodcastSocialismWar

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/NoKorea_Marx.mp3Fire and fury. Crazy Kim Jong Un. Crazy Trump. Mutual threats of mass destruction. Is there a way out? Of course. Korea scholar Tim Shorrock writes in The Nation that not only did Obama make the situation worse, but that

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1% vs. 99%Drug WarEconomyElection 2018PodcastTaxes

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/01_Marchand8_19_17mp3.mp3All the focus seems to be on the Trump presidency, meanwhile the vast majority of  governors in the 50 states are Republican. States have been called the laboratories of democracy. Here’s where we can make a big difference, not just

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/KazinLeft10_27_15.mp3While the left has had very few actual electoral victories, author Michael Kazin argues it has very effectively changed the nation. The author of “A Godly Hero: William Jennings Bryan,” talks about his book “American Dreamers.” What’s gone right and

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/TFrankDems18.mp3Author of the acclaimed “What’s The Matter with Kansas?” Thomas C Frank discusses the outlook for Democrats in 2018. he says that clearly some in the elite would rather lose than change. On one hand he points out that establishment

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/NAFTA_South.mp3And you thought the first NAFTA was bad. Trump’s new version puts the globalist corporations squarely in the drivers seat, never mind local or state laws. Food labeling? Forget about it. The crucial work that bees perform? Again forget about

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/HumilityNewSmart.mp3Millions of jobs will be eliminated because artificial intelligence is smarter than we are in many ways. We humans therefore face a serious and historic new challenge. What must we do to endure? According to our guest, author Edward Hess,

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/DemocratsDeadEnd_.mp3The Democratic Party has been compared to a doomsday cult: no matter how thoroughly their assumptions are refuted by reality, they just dig in deeper, with devastating consequences for America and the world. They rejected the most powerful candidate in

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/Fourth_ofJuly2016_1.mp3Independence day: It’s not just about choice of things to buy and consume.  Recovering corporate CEO and Huffington Post columnist Richard Eskow on this show shines a light on just how far we’ve veered from what the founders meant by

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/Juneteenth_2.mp3Celebrated in 45 states, a lot of people don’t know about Juneteenth. It was the day in 1865 when formerly enslaved people learned of the Emancipation Proclamation. But what kind of freedom was it then and where is it today?

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/KillItToSaveIt.mp3The forces currently in power may actually believe that by killing democracy they are saving America. Or they may just be driven by simple greed. In his new book: Kill It to Save It; An Autopsy of Capitalism’s Triumph Over

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/Krassner2017.mp3He published The Realist from 1958-2001. A magazine of satire that afflicted the powers that were. Paul Krassner along with Abbie Hoffman launched the Yippies to inspire young people in the late 60s, mixing rock and roll with politics. And

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/Prisons_KDA_from14_.mp3You can’t incarcerate people into mental health. Prisons are a very old concept and it’s time to ask: Do they accomplish the goals for which they were created? What can we do with dangerous people if we do away with

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/TrumpRussia_NetNeut.mp3Imagine being an intelligence professional. At great personal risk, you gather information crucial to America’s security. Then you have to share that information with the president. How would you feel when he blithely give those secrets to the Russians, of

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/CapGains_WarCrimes.mp3Tax breaks for capital gains are a form of class privilege. So says history of US capitalism professor Julia Ott. It’s better public relations for Southern senators than outright Jim Crow, but taxing capital gains less than ordinary income was

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1% vs. 99%EducationElection 2018PodcastRacismTaxes

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/ALECetc.mp3We all focus on the top, the presidency and then congress. But more than you may think is at stake at the state level. Top corporations are focused where they can accomplish a lot for themselves relatively cheaply. A little

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1% vs. 99%EconomyPodcastProtests & ResistanceTaxesTrump

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/TaxDay2017.mp3As Oliver Wendell Holmes observed, “Taxes are the price we pay for civilization.” But today’s greed-driven super-rich are determined to destroy America’s traditional valuing of the common good. If regular people hate taxes, then the top one tenth of one

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/McCoyPopism_BCWWI.mp3The Democratic nominee was the very antithesis of populism; with her hand out to big money interests seeming to ignore everyday people. So we got Trump. In an article written by internationally recognized historian Alfred McCoy has written about The

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/TangMLK4_4_67.mp3It was the beginning of a 50 year split among liberals. Those in power, President Johnson in particular, wanted to relegate Dr. Martin Luther King to his safe civil rights leader role. But boldly, Dr. King spoke out against imperialism

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/DirectActionKauffman.mp3Direct action is successful when it creates a crisis for those in power. It baffles the powers that be because it is truly democratic, merely a movement of movements. So says L.A. Kauffman, organizer of many direct action events, and

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/BlackBlocWeather.mp3Violence at anti-Trump protests is a gift to the powers being protested. Just as the Weathermen in the late sixties were greatly appreciated by Nixon, so too the Bannon/Trump Right loves to label protestors as violent thugs. A veteran of

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/IntelDisobedience.mp3“Just following orders” is no defense. In a democracy we assume that individuals in society will take personal responsibility and disobey immoral commands. But as many experiments have shown, people rarely question orders from authorities. Our guest on this show

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/LowerEd.mp3At for-profit universities, they’re not admission offices, they’re sales forces. It’s no accident that today for-profit colleges and universities are proliferating. They exist to turn a profit for investors, and that means maintaining a class of low income people. Instead

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/HondurasBerta3_17.mp3Asleep in her home the night of March 2, 2016, Berta Caceres was murdered. The military police of Honduras are suspected. But the government failed to stop her work: there are many more Berta Carcereses today. A government getting much

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/CarbonTaxGOP.mp3Never motivated by serving the common good, powerful old-school Republican leaders such as James Baker, George Schultz, and Henry Paulson have put forward a proposal for a carbon emissions tax to fight climate change. You ask: why would they do

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/1774.mp3We’re all familiar with 1776. But before the actual separation from England, there was revolution across the land. The spirit of 1774 was focused on class-blind democracy and a lot of what happened then, with powerful actions from the grassroots

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/DoddFrankTrump.mp3Do they really intend to destroy the economy and serve the short-term greed of billionaires, or do they just mouth simplistic phrases and really not know what they are doing? We deon’;t really know. The Bannon/Trump Administration is taking aim

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/vanGelder.mp3She traveled 12,000 miles through 18 states and five Indian reservations to discover what local people are doing to address problems of racism, climate change, and economic inequality. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things in places you would not expect. Author

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/WarAgainstWar.mp3They were real conservatives. They worried that our republican form of government was at grave risk if America joined the first world war over there. Michael Kazin’s timely new book is “War Against War: The American Fight for Peace 1914-1918.”

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/NOFascistTrump.mp3Over 3,000 prominent scientists, musicians, religious leaders, intellectuals, artists, actors, and others signed on to a full page ad in the January 4 New York Times, with the bold letters, “NO! In the name of humanity, we REFUSE to accept

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