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Connect The Dots – Guest: Jordan Chariton and Bob McChesney – 06.21.17

When ace journalists Jordan Chariton and Bob McChesney wrote, Will the Last Reporter Turn Out the Lights? they probably didn’t realize that the reporter in question would be TYT’s Jordan Chariton, a man who rose to renown in 2016 as the last reporter to get off the set, put down the pundit’s mike and actually report on the compleat 2016 …

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Connect The Dots – Tangerine Bolen – 03.01.17

Listen to Tangerine Bolen, founder of Revolution Truth and Wild Bill Lefthand Senior, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, speaking about #Jumping Eagle v. Trump the new lawsuit citing environmental injustice against Donald Trump, Energy Transfer Partners and the Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of a dozen plaintiffs from four tribes— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

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Naomi Klein – GET READY FOR THE FIRST SHOCKS OF TRUMP’S DISASTER CAPITALISM

WE ALREADY KNOW that the Trump administration plans to deregulate markets, wage all-out war on “radical Islamic terrorism,” trash climate science and unleash a fossil-fuel frenzy. It’s a vision that can be counted on to generate a tsunami of crises and shocks: economic shocks, as market bubbles burst; security shocks, as blowback from foreign belligerence comes home; weather shocks, as …

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Mark Trahant – Standing Rock Prepared Us For Trump’s Billionaires and Oil Giants

It’s easy for me to dismiss 2016 as a horrible year. There have been eight years of relative progress on issues I care about, from the climate to equality. The election reversed that. Big Oil is now in charge of the environment, a senator with a history of hate is now in charge of the Justice Department, and the new …

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Sarah van Gelder – Why I Kneeled Before Standing Rock Elders and Asked For Forgiveness

Everything seemed to be converging on Standing Rock on Dec. 4. Thousands of veterans were scheduled to arrive the next day at this remote, frozen outpost—along with a blizzard. The Army Corps of Engineers had recently ordered the eviction of Oceti Sakowin, the largest of the water protectors’ camps, saying the thousands camped there would have to vacate by Dec. …

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Connect The Dots – The Scary Odds of A New York Nuclear Event – 12.21.16

The Scary Odds of A New York Nuclear Event: Listen Paul Blanch, veteran nuclear safety expert, discuss the 1 – 1000 odds of the new Spectra gas pipeline sited at the Indian Point nuclear power exploding and triggering a Fukushima-like nuclear meltdown.

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ANNALEE NEWITZ – Finding North America’s lost medieval city

A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds stood where East St. Louis sprawls today in Southern Illinois. This majestic urban architecture towered over the swampy Mississippi River floodplains, blotting out the region’s tiny villages. Beginning in the late 900s, word about the city spread throughout the southeast. Thousands of people visited for feasts and rituals, lured by the promise of a new kind of civilization. Many …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 12.12.16

Show Description – MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th – On today’s program, Vince talks about love, the holidays, anti-Russian propaganda, Standing Rock, the unfortunate state of leftwing activism in the U.S., and why we should occasionally disconnect from social media and various other forms of manufactured digital realities.