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Maj. Danny Sjursen: On War, a Liberal Dereliction of Duty.

11/10/2018
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Maj. Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

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Working Class Heroes

11/10/2018
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Maria L. Svart is the National Director of Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States. She has been National Director since June 2011. Maria Svart had been a member of DSA since 2004. She first joined as a member of the University of Chicago Young Democratic Socialists chapter and quickly became active at the national level, serving as the feminist issues coordinator on the YDS Coordinating Committee and then co-chair for several terms. Her...

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Thomas Frank: We're All Kansas Now

11/10/2018
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Thomas Frank is is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist.[1] He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank has written several books, most notably What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004) and Listen, Liberal (2016). From 2008 to 2010 he wrote "The Tilting Yard", a column in the Wall Street Journal. You can find his recent writings at The Guardian, and his latest book is “Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society”

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No Kings, No Princes, No Oligarchs

11/3/2018
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L.A. Kauffman has been a grassroots organizer for more than thirty years and served as the mobilizing coordinator for the massive Iraq antiwar protests of 2003-2004. She has covered social movement history and activism for The Guardian, n+1, and numerous other publications and is the author of Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. She is deeply involved in a wide array of efforts to counter the Trump presidency; she was, for instance, a tactical coordinator for...

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White Terror’s Republican Roots

11/3/2018
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Dean Baker Sr. Economist Center Economic and Policy Research in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer. His blog, "Beat the Press," provides commentary on economic reporting. David Neiwert is an American freelance journalist and blogger. SPLC....

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Alex Lawson: Vote - and Then Start A Revolution!

11/3/2018
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Alex Lawson is Executive Director, Social Security Works & Co-Founder of We Act Radio

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Max Blumenthal: Saudi Power and American Elites

10/27/2018
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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com, and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

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The Color of Economic Anxiety & An Uncivil War

10/27/2018
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Malaika Jabali is a Brooklyn-based public policy attorney, writer, and activist. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Essence, The Root, and more. GREG SARGENT writes the popular “Plum Line” blog at The Washington Post. Prior to joiningthat paper, he wrote for Talking Points Memo, New York, and the New York Observer. He lives in Maryland with his family. You can follow him on Twitter @ThePlumLineGS His latest is: "AN UNCIVIL WAR Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian...

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John Nichols: Give ‘Em Something to Vote For!

10/27/2018
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John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress. Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers. Nichols is the...

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Prof. Juan Cole on “Muhammad, Prophet of Peace”

10/20/2018
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JUAN COLE is a collegiate professor of history at the University of Michigan. The editor and creator of the award-winning Informed Comment news and commentary site, he is the author of Napoleon’s Egypt, Engaging the Muslim World, and The New Arabs.

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The Fed, the Whistleblower, and Goldman Sachs

10/20/2018
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Carmen Segarra In 2011, Segarra took a job as a bank examiner for the New York Federal Reserve overseeing the storied institution Goldman Sachs. Two years later, she sued the Fed for wrongful dismissal. Under the impression she would act as a safeguard to the financial system and work to prevent another economic crisis, Segarra was shocked to discover the endemic corruption of both the regulatory body she worked for and the bank it was supposed to regulate. So when higher-ups asked her to...

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Monetize This! The People vs. the “Sharing Economy”

10/20/2018
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Lauren Casey is an organizer with Gig Workers Rising. Gabe Ets-Hokin is a Uber/Lyft driver and a freelance writer. Lauren Windsor is the executive director of American Family Voices and the executive producer of the political web-show "The Undercurrent," a partner in Democracy Partners, a progressive consulting firm.

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Alex Lawson: Medicare For All vs. the Billionaires

10/13/2018
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Alex Lawson is the executive director of Social Security Works, a nonprofit group that fights to protect the Social Security program. He is co-owner and co-founder of We Act Radio, the only independent radio station in Washington, DC.

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Mari-lynn Evans: West Virginia, Red (for Revolution) State

10/13/2018
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Mari-Lynn Evans is the Executive Producer of many television and video programs including The Appalachians (a three hour APT series for PBS); Coal Country ( Discovery Planet Green); Living Well: A Guide to Healthy Aging, Changes, the children’s television program and video Geezbo’s Alley, the documentary Standing in the Safety Zone; and John Glenn: The International Year of Older Adults for PBS. Mari-lynn’s latest, Blood On The Mountain, was recently nominated for an Emmy.

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Blue Future and Nuclear Waste

10/13/2018
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Angela Chen is a student organizer with Blue Future, and president of AU College Democrats Bruce Amundson is a Family Physician whose medical career included rural practice, teaching in a Family Practice residency in Spokane WA, serving on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine focusing on helping rural communities sustain health services, and sponsoring a rural health development company that worked with communities across the U.S. to strengthen their health...

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Mustafa Santiago Ali: Vote to Live With The Hip-Hop Caucus

10/6/2018
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Mustafa Santiago Ali is the Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus. Mustafa Santiago Ali joined Hip Hop Caucus after working 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he most recently served as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization to Administrator Gina McCarthy and Administrator Lisa Jackson. Mr. Ali specializes in social and environmental justice issues and is focused...

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Sean McElwee: Cancel Student Debt Now

10/6/2018
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Contributor at @thenation. Abolish ICE. Newsletter writer. Co-founder and Chief Meme Officer at @DataProgress.

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Major Danny Sjursen: Endless War in Afghanistan

10/6/2018
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Maj. Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

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The Permafrost Loop and Tax Scam II

9/29/2018
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Katey Walter Anthony is an aquatic ecosystem ecologist whose research focuses on methane and carbon dioxide emissions from arctic and temperate lakes and wetlands in Alaska and Siberia, and the processes involved in greenhouse gas emissions from lakes, including thermokarst (permafrost thaw), industrial plant emissions, geology, and changes in lake area. By using environmental gradients, isotopes, and remote sensing as tools, she hopes for an improved understanding of the basic processes in...

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David Graeber: Heroes, Kings, and Movements

9/29/2018
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David Graeber is professor of anthropology at the LSE and author of Debt: The First 5000 years; he was involved in the Global Justice Movement and Occupy Wall Street. His most recent book is “Bullshit Jobs: A Theory”

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