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Connect The Dots – An International View of the U.S. Struggle for Humane Values and Rights – 07.06.16

Listen to Peter Cohen, writer, anthropologist and activist offering a global and international systemic perspective on what is at stake in the U.S. Election. Peter talks with Alison Rose Levy about this primary season, this election, third parties and the fate of democracy and the earth. Show is live every Wednesday at 10 AM ET at: http://prn.fm and can be heard later in the Connect the Dots archives on the Progressive Radio Network.

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Connect The Dots – Popular Resistance on the 2016 Election – 06.29.16

Popular Resistance on the 2016 Election:

Listen to Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, activists and co-founders of Popular Resistance, organizers against the TPP and the Global trade trojan in conversation with Alison Rose Levy about this primary season, this election, third parties and the fate of democracy and the earth.

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Leid Stories – Mass Murder, Mass Media and Race Politics (Part 3); D.C. Primary Proves A Major Point – 06.15.16

As more is learned about Omar Mateen, the alleged lone gunman responsible for the June 12 massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and about other related developments, we see a shift in how the story is being reported and how officials are continuing to manage the mass killing as “an act of terrorism.” Leid Stories continues the discussion of the previous two days.
Yesterday’s Democratic primary in Washington, D.C., the last hurrah of the primary season, predictably handed an easy victory to Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders—78.7 percent of the vote and 16 additional delegates to supercharge her nomination. The D.C. primary, however, was not just a ceremonious end to the faceoffs between the two candidates, says Leid Stories; it pointedly brought home the necessity to part ways with the established political order and the failure of third parties and political movements to make inroads with constituencies that are looking for alternatives.