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Keith A. Spencer: A Boomer/Millenial Peace Treaty

5/18/2019
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Keith A. Spencer, a cultural critic, essayist, and editor at Salon.com, where I manage the sci/tech vertical. I’m a generalist as far as editors go, though I have a background in the sciences that has led me to comment extensively on the politics of science and technology, with a focus on the politics of space colonization, the cultural and social ramifications of the tech industry, and the sociology of Burning Man. My new book, “A People’s History of Silicon Valley: How the Tech Industry...

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Pondering Democracy; and, The Fake Ambassador

5/18/2019
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Astra Taylor is the author of The People's Platform (winner of the American Book Award) and made three documentary films, Zizek!, Examined Life, and What Is Democracy?. Taylor’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, n+1, and The Baffler, where she is a contributing editor. She lives in New York City. Anya Parampil is a Washington, DC based journalist. She previously hosted a daily progressive afternoon news program called In Question on RT America. She has...

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Matt Taibbi: Hard Pressed

5/18/2019
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Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and winner of the 2008 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. His most recent book is ‘I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street,’ about the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestsellers 'Insane Clown President,' 'The Divide,' 'Griftopia,' and 'The Great Derangement.' His latest is “Hate Inc” at https://taibbi.substack.com/

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Poll: Everybody Hates Big Pharma; Why Rep. Haaland Wants to Tax Uber & Lyft

5/11/2019
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Alex Lawson is Executive Director of Social Security Works Rep. Deb Haaland is an American attorney and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district. The district includes almost three-fourths of Albuquerque, along with most of that city's suburbs. Haaland is a former chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. She and Sharice Davids are the first two Native American women elected to the U.S. Congress.

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Medea Benjamin from the Venezuelan Embassy; Eric Blanc on "Red State Revolt"

5/11/2019
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Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. She’s the author of several books, including most recently, “Inside Iran: THE REAL HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN” Eric Blanc writes on labor movements past and present. Formerly a high school teacher in the Bay Area, he is the author of Red State Revolt: The...

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Max Blumenthal: Venezuela Embassy Siege

5/11/2019
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Editor, The Grayzone Project & Author of the book “The Management of Savagery” at VersoBooks

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Prof. Harvey J. Kaye: The 2020 Fight For the Four Freedoms

5/4/2019
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Harvey J Kaye is an American historian, sociologist & author. Harvey J Kaye is currently the Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. His latest book is “The Fight For the Four Freedoms”

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Prof. Richard Wolff: What Is Class, in the 21st Century?

5/4/2019
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Professor Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York. Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of DemocracyAtWork.info

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A Democracy Blueprint; and, Why We Need to Stop NAFTA 2.0

5/4/2019
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Sen. Jeff Merkley is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Oregon since 2009. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to his election to the Senate, Merkley was a five-term member of the Oregon House of Representatives representing the state's 47th district, located in central Multnomah County at the eastern side of Portland. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. Lori Wallach is the director of Public...

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Marie Newman vs. a Right-wing Dem.... and the DCCC & Dissecting Joe Biden's Announcement

4/27/2019
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Marie Newman (Democrat) is a Democratic primary candidate for Illinois' 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Newman has worked in advertising, consulting, and nonprofit advocacy. Her nonprofit organization, Team Up to Stop Bullying, sought to address bullying among school children. 2018 marked the first time she sought political office. Newman earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin.

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Ending Cyberstalking & Why We Need FULL Student Debt Forgiveness

4/27/2019
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Ryan Grim's interview continued Eva Galperin is the Director of Cybersecurity for the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Ryan Grim: We've Got People

4/27/2019
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Ryan Grim is Washington Bureau Chief of The Intercept, and author “We’ve Got People”

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Liberating Workplaces; and, Paralyzed Veterans of America for Expanding Social Security

4/20/2019
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Peter Gowan is a policy associate at The Next System Project. Peter Gowan graduated Trinity College, Dublin in 2016 with a dual-major BA in History and Political Science, and recently joined the Next System Project as a Summer Resident Fellow after completing the coursework on an MA in Political Communications from Dublin City University. This summer he will be researching “right to own” worker buyouts and contributing to the Next System Project’s research on the political economy of...

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Cole Stangler: Notre Dame, Neoliberalism & the Left in France

4/20/2019
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Cole Stangler is a Paris-based journalist covering labor and politics. His work has appeared in outlets like The Nation, Jacobin, The Atlantic and VICE, among others.

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Liza Featherstone: The Planet Can Survive Our Babies; and Focus Groups & "Divining Desire"

4/20/2019
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Liza Featherstone is a journalist based in New York City and a contributing editor to The Nation, where she also writes the advice column “Asking for a Friend.” Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Ms., and Rolling Stone among many other outlets. She is the co-author of Students against Sweatshops: The Making of a Movement (Verso, 2002) and author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart (Basic, 2004). She is the editor of False Choices: The Faux...

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Guns Down and Rock the Census!

4/13/2019
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Igor Volsky is founder and the Director of Guns Down America. Igor has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, and CNBC television, and he has been a guest on many radio shows. His work on gun violence prevention has appeared in USA Today, U.S. News and World Report and the Orlando Sentinel, among others. In 2011, Forbes named Igor one of their top “30 under 30” in Law & Policy. At Guns Down, he sets the overall strategy and leads our outreach efforts. Carolyn DeWitt is the...

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Breaking Up Big Tech and Disrupting DC

4/13/2019
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Incoming (arriving June 1) American Prospect executive editor David Dayen is a contributing writer to Salon.com who also writes for The Intercept, The New Republic, and The Fiscal Times. His first book, Chain of Title, about three ordinary Americans who uncover Wall Street's foreclosure fraud, was released by The New Press on May 17, 2016. He is also co-author of “Fat Cat: The Steve Mnuchin Story” from Strong Arm Press.

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Open Borders, and Travels With Bernie

4/13/2019
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Brianna Rennix is the Senior Editor at Current Affairs Magazine Jocelyn Macurdy Keats is an Act.tv Washington Correspondent

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Kurt Cobain and Disability Consciousness

4/6/2019
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Danny Goldberg, President of Gold Village Entertainment, has worked in the music business as a personal manager, record company President, public relations man and journalist since the late 1960s. Gold Village Entertainment was formed in July 2007 and marks the return to artist management for Goldberg. A complete roster of artists can be found here. His latest book is “Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain” (Ecco, April 2019). Goldberg’s previous books include, “How The Left Lost Teen...

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Prof. Richard Wolff: Organic Intellectuals

4/6/2019
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Professor Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York. Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of DemocracyAtWork.info

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