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The liberatory potential of local action Local action is often the best remedy for the failings of the current system — a worldwide confederation of democratic communities can have the same impact at a global scale.
[Act Out! 226] - How Togetherness Rips Us Apart, Building Aid Efforts in Your Community Media literacy has perhaps never been more important than it is now. And as corporate media continues to dodge reality like bullets in the Matrix, some headline translations can help us to see the truth behind the lies. Next up, ...
Economic Update: Capitalism in Decline On this week’s show, prof. Wolff explains the political economy of immigration and how capitalism is to blame for Latin America’s inequality, poverty and corruption.
Mass Incarceration: Envisioning A Moral Future, with Michelle Alexander Two-for-one on this week’s Laura Flanders Show! A riveting panel discussion with Michelle Alexander on mass incarceration and a podcast on cities and climate change.
Why you should #BoycottTurkey and #RiseUp4Rojava Turkey’s occupation of Afrin and attacks on Kurds everywhere is made possible by support from its Western allies. A new campaign aims to put an end to this.
[Act Out! 225] -Gentrification vs. Revitalization: The Fight For Affordable Housing in San Francisco A close up look at the epicenter of the nation's affordable housing crisis: San Francisco. We sit down with local residents and activists to hear about the manifold problems that gave rise to this crisis, and the creative ways in ...
New “Road to Rojava” documentary needs your support American writer Janet Biehl travels to northern Syria to explore the women’s revolution inspired by the work of her late partner Murray Bookchin.
The Other 9/11: remembering the neoliberal coup in Chile Today it is 46 years ago that Pinochet launched a bloody CIA-assisted coup against the democratically-elected socialist President Allende of Chile.
Economic Update: Homelessness in the US On this week’s show, prof. Wolff looks at what lessons can be drawn from the popular resistance in Puerto Rico, advocates workplace democracy, and more.
Feminists on the front lines of the Algerian uprising Since the start of the uprising, women have taken up an increasingly prominent role, demanding gender equality and the abolition of the patriarchal Family Code.
David Harvey’s Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Ep.22 In talking about the state of the US and Chinese economies, Prof. Harvey explains how knowledge has become a valuable commodity that can be bought and sold in the market.
[Act Out! 224] Anti-War Climate Justice, Arizona's All-Seeing Eye & Kids as Pre-Existing Conditions Indigenous lands become a testing ground for Israeli-US mass surveillance – and once again indigenous wisdom throws common sense at the blundering idiocy of empire. Plus, kids as pre-existing conditions and detention centers as black sites. Next up, the people ...
New on the ROAR blog: From Below Podcast! In this episode Markie and Pedro take a deep dive into the challenges of tenant organizing in the heart of capitalist Silicon Valley.
[Act Out! 223] - The Amazon’s Burning Past, Follow Their Lead & The Problem With... A look at the understorey of the Amazon fires and the long history of colonialist destruction. If we want to protect the forest, we have to protect the people, and look to them for solutions outside the confines of a ...
[Act Out! 222] - Make ‘Em Laugh Or They’ll Kill You + The Math of... Building and healing civilizations: as we stare down the 2020 presidential elections, here's a little food for thought on how our system is built – and what advanced math of all things can tell us about the pit falls of ...
[Act Out! 221] - This Stack of Papers Has More Rights Than You + The... As ecosystems around the world fall into death spirals and scientists cry out that the point of no return is upon us, a look at our justice systems highlight the pitfalls and fallacies in our thinking. For instance, did you ...
[Act Out! 220] - Winding The Doomsday Clock + Charged With Dissent The psychopathic framing of the Democratic debates are a kind of microcosm in which to view how out of touch the US is with reality. For instance, the threat of nuclear genocide is considered a policy talking point rather than ...
[Act Out! 219] - The CEOs Destroying the Planet + Puerto Rico Protests Just Getting... The destruction of our planet for profit is deeply personal – so why shouldn't we treat it that way when it comes to the people perpetuating that destruction? Next up, from the streets of Puerto Rico, a look at what ...
[Act Out! 218] - The Danger of Identity Politics in Climate Change + The Truth... Good news from the Grand Canyon and the problem with conflating environmental protection with indigenous issues. Next, updates from the fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline and new research that shows just how vital stopping the fracking industry is. Finally, ...
[Act Out! 217] - Intersectional Raids, Calls For More Pipelines & A Creative Mind If someone in your neighborhood is going on a rampage killing a bunch of neighbors and burying them in his backyard to the point that he's running out of room – do you say, well geez Bob, this is really ...
[Act Out! 216] - Medicare For All Means Inmates Too + Recession Bells & The... Do you hear that? It's a tried and true alarm bell of a coming recession. We take a look at some recent reports on this quote-un-quote recovered economy, the sadistic absurdity of wall street and what we have to do ...
[Act Out! 215] - No Independence from US Empire An important look at the ongoing steam roller of US empire, in particular in Venezuela – yeah, remember Venezuela? Dan Kovalik joins us to look behind the propaganda and into the deep and long history of US terrorism in Venezuela ...
[Act Out! 214] - Concentration Camps Made in the USA, The Battle To Ban Poisons... Legal wins against herbicides and pesticides are often just the beginning of more battles – and could fall short of the necessary change to protect our land and our soil. Next, the number of refugees worldwide is the highest its ...
[Act Out! 213] - Front Line Battles & The War of Climate Change + Chaos... Updates from two front line climate fights – in the ancient forests of northern California and the harbor of New York City. Next, the biggest polluter on the planet is also the largest terrorist organization. Here's what we need to ...
How The Democrats Will Betray Us in 2020 - FULL INTERVIEW FULL INTERVIEW

Nick Brana worked inside the Democratic party for more than a decade. He knows the machine like few others do, and that's precisely why he's now pushing for real change outside of the party, while engaging with folks ...
Act Out! [212] - How The Dems Will Betray in 2020 & the Movement for... Nick Brana, founder of the Movement for a People's Party joins us to lay out the Democratic party's playbook, based on what he's seen on the inside and built in response on the outside.

https://peoplesparty.org/
Act Out! [211] - The Real Border Emergency, Thought Crimes & The Truth About Abortion A look at the worsening emergency in the borderlands – hint: the migrants aren't the ones creating the emergency. Next up, they say dissent is patriotic – but they clearly haven't met the 'Muricans pushing hardcore totalitarian legislation that criminalizes ...
[Act Out! 210] - Rotten Tomatoes for News + Banning Our Plastic Dumps Try as we might, we can't hide from climate change. And now, thanks to a legally binding UN resolution, the US can't hide from its own heaps of trash. Next up, media literacy is a vital skill set – indeed, ...
A 250,000 Year Power Struggle - FULL INTERVIEW Robbie Leppzer sits down to discuss his latest film, Power Struggle, which chronicles the decades-long grassroots fight against the nuclear power industry in Vermont, and why all Americans need to educate themselves on this issue.

FULL INTERVIEW incl. clips from ...
[Act Out! 209] Nuclear Waste, Stunted Brains & Mystery Food: What We're Giving To Future... A teacher's strike that's not about pay raises – but instead about almost everything else. Next up, how schools are publicly shaming poor kids because they can't be bothered to cut corporate welfare. Finally, it's a power struggle – but ...
[Act Out! 208] - All-American Torture Camps, It’s Raining Plastic & Oil Companies Dig It Human rights violations are rife in Alabama prisons – meanwhile, the Alabama Department of Corrections continues to overcrowd these torture centers while blaming mistreatment on staff shortages. Next up, we are effectively laminating our planet in plastic. And while the ...
[Act Out! 207] - Protecting an Embassy, Resisting a Coup + Borderless Solidarity via Pan-Africanism Venezuela is under attack. As US empire applies various violent tactics to destabilize the nation, a group of activists stand in the way of the war machine by holding space at the Venezuelan embassy. Next, Netfa Freeman discuss pan-african issues ...
Defending the Last Ancient Forest FULL INTERVIEW
There is precious little ancient forest left in this world – and a patch in Northern California is quite literally on the chop block.
A forest defender with Save the Mattole's Ancient Forest sits down with us to ...
[Act Out! 206] - The Human Rights Outlaws + Defending an Ancient Forest Sixteen activists fighting the overt rise of fascism find themselves in the crosshairs of our “justice system.” We take a look at the detention of migrant children, the celebration of white supremacist imperialism and how folks are standing up for ...
[Act Out! 205 PART 2] - Reading Imperialism in Tehran: Calls for Autonomy, Hopes for... A special two-part episode that takes a look at how US empire operates in two of its latest and long standing efforts to terrorize and oppress foreign peoples, trample self-determination, and whitewash hearts and minds here at home. In this ...
[Act Out! 205 PART 1] - Venezuela Wants Peace, Demands Autonomy. Fuera el Imperialismo A special two-part episode that takes a look at how US empire operates in two of its latest and long standing efforts to terrorize and oppress foreign peoples, trample self-determination, and whitewash hearts and minds here at home. In this ...
[Act Out! 204] A Toxic Breakup, A Sinking State & A Dirty Energy Project Even... Breaking up from the abusive relationship with oil and gas is no easy task – but several communities in Louisiana have started divorce proceedings. Meanwhile, lawmakers push to keep the abuser at home while the state quite literally disappears into ...
Not Noah's Floodwaters The torrential rains sweeping across the US are bad enough; floodwaters rushing through towns with the force of freight trains. Still, there's another disturbing reason to fear floods - so disturbing, you won't even read about this kind of horror ...
[Act Out! 203] - The End of Water Rights, The Next Biblical Flood & One... It costs a lot of money to be poor – and when it comes to accessing potable water, that adage still rings painfully true. Furthermore, your identity more often than not dictates your access to basic human rights – a ...
[Act Out! 202] Indefinite Detention For All + Nebraska Aid & Is Your Bank Financing... What better way to make immigrants feel at home than to bring them into the fold of indefinite detention? Next up, the Rainforest Action Network has graded the world's biggest banks on their financing of fossil fuel projects – and ...
[Act Out! 201] - Hey America, Here’s What Your Budget Buys + Big Brother’s New... Rob from the poor to give to our wars. We take a dive into the grotesque sludge that is Trump's proposed budget - and why we should really care regardless of whether it passes Congress or not. Next up, Mnar ...
[Act Out! 200] - Hiding Colombia’s Human Rights Nightmares in a Venezuelan Coup It can – and should be said that our imperialist coups are never about democracy, but more so about protecting our investments, killing the threat of a good example, and of spinning a media tale to veil the extreme failures ...
I Am A Woman Simone de Beauvoir wrote that one is not born, but becomes – a woman...

Read the full piece here: https://www.artkillingapathy.com/i-am-a-woman/
[Act Out! 199] - How We’re Paying To Trample Our Rights + A Bright Future... Dissent – protest, direct action, civil disobedience – these are the manifestations of our power. And they are the only things that the ruling elite truly fear. Which is why we're seeing a wave of legislation being introduced to try ...
What Is An Abusive Relationship? A short video asking a simple question: what is an abusive relationship? And why is our consideration typically so narrow?

Full text available here: https://www.artkillingapathy.com/what-is-an-abusive-relationship/
[Act Out! 198] - Pirates of the Caribbean - Stealing Haiti’s Future by Repeating Colonialist... As the world rightfully demands no sanctions, no coup and no war on Venezuela, another crime scene rife with US fingerprints demands our attention. Kevin Pina joins us to talk about the ongoing crisis in Haiti, the history and present ...
Beware The Dem's Electoral Reform If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Inside the largely progressive HR1 bill lies Orwellian legislation that seeks to bolster two-party power and sicc the military industrial complex on its own people.

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[Act Out! 197] - A Wolf in Electoral Reform, Medicare For Some & Healthcare’s Front... First off, some GOOD NEWS! From the environmental justice front lines and the streets of Queens, here's some inspiration to fuel your activism.
Next, could it be true that the House introduced progressive legislation to address our painfully corrupted electoral ...
Climate Change As A War Crime The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a fracked gas pipeline despite admitting that the project would contribute to climate change, something they acknowledge is happening and due to greenhouse gas emissions.

So, if we consider genocide to be a war ...
[Act Out! 196] - NYC Harbor’s New Pipeline + Climate Change as a War Crime Imagine a fracked gas pipeline going straight through New York Harbor. An image that neither the pipeline company nor the federal regulatory agency seem to have a problem with – despite their own admission that it would contribute to climate ...
What's the Difference: Zionism vs. Judaism Author and Associate Editor of Electronic Intifada Nora Barrows-Friedman sits down with us to discuss the Zionism, Judaism and the recent cloture of Senate Bill 1 (the anti-BDS bill).

This interview originally aired in Episode 195: http://bit.ly/ActOut195
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