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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/China_Infra2_15_18.mp3On the first part, we try to talk with author Dilip Hiro in London about his new article “Donald Trump Offers a Helping Hand to Russia and China,” but the connection most regrettable. If you can bear with the poor

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Resistance is great but it’s not enough. Since 1971, there has been a very effective anti-democracy movement aimed at replacing it with plutocracy. Trump is but a symptom of this problem so solutions have to be much more than merely

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/StandUp_GordonW.mp3Americas founders intended us to enjoy real power. Yet powers that be have convinced many of us that we are powerless.  From many years of community organizing Gordon Whitman’s new book shares what he’s learned can work to empower average

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/Ahed.mp3If you are a sixteen year old girl, standing up to the men of the Israeli military is highly risky. You may not have heard of Ahed Tamimi. She is being held in an Israeli jail for slapping an Israeli

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/OpenDemocracyLisa.mp3Democracy in 18th century America worked fairly easily. Nearly 250 years later, we are the least democratic of all the world’s republics. Right, left, or independent: nearly all Americans feel frustrated that the ability for average citizens to have power

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/ConA_CU_Vietnam_50.mp3Millennials may think of democracy as something we older people remember. The infamous Supreme Court “Citizens United” decision took legitimate power from the average American and shifted it to big concentrated money. Some Americans have not given up. On the

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/01_YemenColonel.mp3It’s true. Former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson explains that our tax dollars are giving a big boost to our enemies Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula. While the news media focuses

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/Sinclair_PromGirls.mp3We all know the impact Fox News has had on politics and government. Now comes Sinclair with its alt-right slant and their clever way to your local TV without becoming a network. Media analyst John Kosinski sheds light into their

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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/SyriaKavanagh.mp3In the 21st century, it seems every new war is a “humanitarian intervention.” Our guest on this show, Jim Kavanagh of Counterpunch defines that as just more “missionary imperialism.” As the US quickly ramps up its war against the government

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/1984Gordon.mp3How dangerous is it that Americans are adjusting to truths changing by the hour? What is official truth now may not be so tomorrow. It’s all up to Trump’s White House. We mere citizens must accept and believe the dictate

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/MexicoGuns.mp3In the American war on drugs, the Mexican drug cartels work hand in glove with the  federal, state, and local police. Most of the guns used in the tens of thousands of killings in recent years come from (guess where)

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/Yemen_Saudi5_11_17.mp3What can winning look like if the nation is decimated in the process? Sara Tesorieri speaks to us from Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, where she is working with the Norwegian Refugee Council to provide desperately needed humanitarian aid. The

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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/Bookstore_GorsuchCohn.mp3The right wing depends for its power on people not reading. Books have always been subversive. They lead to critical thinking. On the first part of this show, Ken Gloss,  proprietor of the internationally renowned Brattle Book Shop talks about

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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/Buckley.mp3“Voting third party helps those you despise.” So argues Raymond Buckley, who recently ran for chair of the Democratic National Committee. The fact that the race was high in the news demonstrates the beginning success for necessary changes in the

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/HouseofTruth.mp3Liberals were shocked by the outcome of the 2016 election. As they were in 1920 when Republicans put up Warren Harding, a big business Republican who campaigned and won on an America First message, stoking the public’s fear of immigrants

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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/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/SleeperCivics.mp3Sometimes citizens must break the law to uphold the law. History shows that sometimes patriotic resisting requires taking personal risks. But how to determine which risks are worth it and will yield the results we want? For a long time,

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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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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/TillersonFoE.mp3Is America merely a conduit for corporate wealth? Is the earth merely for exploiting without care? Trump’s designate to be secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson is all that an more. Though the job of SoS is about

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/Munis.mp3People are asking: what can we do to fight the new authoritarianism? Our guest argues: “People  power need not be confined to a chant.” Keeping decision making close to home is something both right and left can agree on; municipalization

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/NoDAPL.mp3Indigenous Americans for over 300 years have been treated as invisible; treaties and promises routinely ignored. Mainstream media ignored it as long as they could for fear of upsetting advertisers but pressure kept building and, surprise: the water protectors put

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/righttowork_1.mp3Most of us thought Right to Work was a 20th century scheme to destroy collective bargaining rights. According to Cedric DeLeon, author of The Origins of Right To Work: AntiLabor Democracy in 19th Century Chicago, it started out as a

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/Exonerate_.mp3Trump won’t do it; time now to push Obama to bring justice to a grave injustice. When guest on this show Robert Meeropol was six his mother Ethel Rosenberg was put to death. Knowing she was innocent, our government held

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http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/LakeyViking.mp3The Vikings were brave explorers and they found wondrous new things. Today Scandinavia holds promise of how America can become happier and more free. George Lakey, author of the new book Viking Economics, talks about struggling toward something rather than

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