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Nick Surgey and Calvin Sloan – Revealed: AARP Is Funding ALEC

AARP, the non-profit seniors organization that exists to promote the financial security, pensions and healthcare of those over 50, is secretly funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization whose bills have acted against the interests of ordinary Americans, including retirees and their families. The Center for Media and Democracy has learned that AARP has recently joined ALEC, and …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 07.27.16

Dr. Michael Corrigan, my friend and a professor at the Ohio State University is an outstanding scientist in the field of assessment and evaluation of children’s services and, at the same time, a tremendous advocate for children and critic of the medical approach to their problems.   He’s a leader in the field worth listening to.  Download this episode (right click …

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A Just Cause – Mothers Taken From Their Homes to Prisons – 06.19.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks speaks with Our Special Guests Eric Mason, President/CEO of Prison Reform and Community Engagement and Kristine Bunch, who was wrongfully arrested and charged with setting a fire that claimed the life of her three-year-old son, Anthony, on June 30, 1995, in a trailer home they shared in Decatur County, Indiana.

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Meditations and Molotovs – 06.06.16

Today, Vince speaks to everyone’s favorite professor, sociologist and labor activist, Kim Scipes. They discuss Kim’s latest book, “Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization” (Haymarket).

Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization is a call for international solidarity to resist the assaults on labor’s power. This collection of essays by international labor activists and academics examines models of worker solidarity, different forms of labor organizations, and those models’ and organizations’ relationships to social movements and civil society.

Kim Scipes is associate professor of sociology at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, Indiana. He has previously authored two books: KMU: Building Genuine Trade Unionism in the Philippines, 1980–1994 (New Day Books, 1996) and AFL-CIO’s Secret War Against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage? (Lexington Books, 2010).

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BEN NORTON – Top 2 hedge fund managers bankroll Hillary Clinton and Rahm Emanuel, after making $1.7 billion each in 2015

James Simons and Kenneth Griffin were the world’s top two hedge fund managers in 2015. Each made $1.7 billion last year alone, and have used their massive wealth to bankroll the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Rahm Emanuel, the Guardian reported. Simons is the 50th richest person in the world, according to Forbes. The mathematician has made an estimated $15.5 billion …

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Anis Shivani – Clinton Policies Have Hurt Women

“I strongly argued that we had to change the [welfare] system…I didn’t think it was fair that one single mother improvised to find child care and got up early every day to get to work while another stayed home and relied on welfare…The third bill passed by Congress cut off most benefits to legal immigrants, imposed a five-year lifetime limit …

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TRUMP IS CRUSHING THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT: INSIDE THE IMPLOSION OF A DECREPIT IDEOLOGY

Ever since M. Emmett Tyrrell wrote “The Coming Conservative Crack-up” in The American Spectator back in 1987 (he wrote a book with the same title five years later), the idea that the modern conservative movement that was incubated in the pages of the National Review and John Birch Society pamphlets and hatched in the embers of the epic flame-out of the Goldwater campaign was …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 05.09.16

On today’s program, Vince goes solo for the hour and talks about Bernie Sanders’ Indiana victory, his experience with the campaign – both good and bad, and what Hoosier activists should be thinking about and doing as we move beyond the Quadrennial Electoral Extravaganza. Also, Vince informs people of how they can plug into the “Break Free From Fossil Fuels” event that’s taking place in Whiting, Indiana on May 15th.

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Leid Stories – Lessons Learned from Detroit, Flint and the Indiana Primaries – 05.04.16

And on the third day, there’s school. The Detroit Federation of Teachers has ended a two-day sickout that shut down 94 of its 97 public schools on Monday and Tuesday. Teachers were told over the weekend that the state’s largest school district would run out of money by June 30 and their salaries for summer school and thereafter could not be guaranteed.

Meanwhile, President Obama today visits Flint, Mich. He’ll get “briefings” there on the city’s water-contamination crisis—two years after it came to light. And in Indiana, the presidential primaries delivered many surprises. Leid Stories discusses the lessons to be learned from all three events.

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Leid Stories – Water Shutoffs Add to School Shutdowns in Detroit; Election 2016: The Indiana Primaries: – 05.03.16

For the second day, most all of Detroit’s 97 public schools remain closed—the result of a sickout by teachers whose salaries are not guaranteed beyond June 30, when the state’s largest school district runs out of money. About 46,000 schoolchildren remain home today. Abayomi Azikiwe, editor in chief of Pan-African News Wire and a co-founder of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs, reports that the misery index goes several notches higher for many of their parents; more than 20,000 households face water shutoffs today.

Voting is brisk in Indiana, where Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls are duking it out for decisive delegate wins to assure nomination or for badly needed voter boosts to flagging campaigns. Leid Stories discusses the Indiana primaries.