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The news corporate media won't touch, stories from the front lines of our movements to fight and build and just a dash of spoken word, visual art and snark. Blend and enjoy.

Dec 25, 2015

Our last podcast of the year!

This week, we're back in the swing of things just in time to send you off for 2015. After watching our Best of Paris coverage last week, get a little glimpse of what's to come for the global climate movement in 2016. Also, I promised a while back that we'd get back to the Chamber of Commerce, so let's dig through the history of this corporate low life scum. And finally, Agunda Okeyo talks art and activism from the global, black female perspective. But first, inspired by Paris, let us walk on silent ground.

 

Site List:

breakfree2016.org/

agundaokeyo.com

hbo.com/documentaries/3-1-2-minutes

occupy.com/donate

 

Dec 18, 2015

Last week, we took to the streets of Paris to bring you updates from the ground as activists responded to the idle talk of the UN climate summit. Here is a final compilation of our coverage - from start to finish; from first interview to D12, the last word of COP21 and just the beginning for the global climate justice movement! For the complete coverage, visit occupy.com/actout and of course, our YouTube page: youtube.com/occupycom

 

**Please note: There are a LOT of images and video in this episode that aren't included in the podcast. To see the videos, please go to our YouTube page and to see all the images, please go to Art Killing Apathy. And of course, to see this episode in it's entirety, visit occupy.com/actout.

 

Site List:

artkillingapathy.com

ienearth.org

artnotoil.org.uk

climacts.org.au

coalitionclimat21.org

amisdelaterre-cop21.org

climatejustice4peace.org

d12.paris/

occupy.com/donate

Dec 4, 2015

This week, let's use some common sense and talk about the rights of man. Next up, Recycled Propaganda, pure white low life scum, grab a seat at the middle east dinner table and from Paris to the globe, climate change can be slowed, if we make it so. But first, life is meaningless – like a blank page so get a brush, a crayon, a pen and paint your way.

 

**NOTE: there won't be a podcast next week as we'll be in Paris covering the activist response to COP21. We will have a best-of episode the following week. In the meantime, stay up to date via occupy.com/actout

 

Site List:

recycledpropaganda.com
codepink.org/pop_up_for_peace
350.org
occupy.com/donate


 

Nov 27, 2015

This week, let's take a peak at the TPP uprising in DC last week and get inspired to jump on board for the next one.

Next, money in politics may not be the sexiest issue to talk about but it is the biggest – from tweets to marching in the streets, here are some bad ass ways to join the fight.

Next, inaction is dangerous game, Stuart Schuffman aka broke ass stuart talks living cheaply and running for mayor, and finally, opt outside, don't buy shit and happy thanksgiving.

But first, let me muse on a muse I once came across ---- peddling tunes on a crowded street late afternoon.

**Note: there is a slideshow with images and video in this episode - visit the episode page to see them in the show!

 

Site List:

politicalaccountability.net/ 
flushthetpp.org
citizen.org
democracyspring.org 
brokeassstuart.com



 

Nov 20, 2015

This week: since when did stupidity become so popular? I guess since dinosaurs wore saddles – yes, saddles.

Next up, education is a right and it's time to stop treating students like customers at a luxury store.

#BlackOnCampus sheds light on the sweeping issue of racism in our schools and let these be calls to action for all students – time to rise up, we've been silent too long.

Next, can't see the dying forest through the green-washing and finally, nous sommes unis.

But first, we knocked something over – now we need to clean it up.

 

 

This week's site list:

  • facebook.com/MillionStudentMarch
  • 350.org
  • NRDC.org
  • desmogblog.com
  • avaaz.org
  • occupy.com/donate

 

Nov 13, 2015

What’s a Veteran’s Day episode without talking to some veterans?? So, we talk to former Marine Jake Bridge and former Army journalist Emily Yates - about their time in the military, the Empire, life as a veteran and what you can do to help - today and every other day.

 

Site List:

veteransforpeace.org

ivaw.org

emilyyatesmusic.com/

girightshotline.org

flushthetpp.org/fallrising/

occupy.com/donate

 

Nov 6, 2015

Let's start with something non-controversial: race issues. A brief but important little segment specifically designed for my fellow white people.

Next up, fuck big banks – move your money and starve the beast.

Next, Uncle Sam hates immigrants, but he doesn't mind making money off of 'em – immigrant detention centers and the sanctuary across the road – Sarah Jackson's casa de paz.

Then we've got 7 reasons why this corporate coup matters to you and finally, Obama busts a move. But first, perception's reality – scene.

 

This week's site list:

banklocal.info

casadepazcolorado.org/

flushthetpp.org/

theintercept.com/drone-papers/

youtube.com/redactedtonight

Oct 30, 2015

Medicine and money: a how-to and why you should!

This week, we're switching things up a bit but giving you no less ammo for your activism.

First up, let's talk bitcoin and crypto-currency – the future of money and your role in it.  Next up Kevin Zeese has been on the front lines of marijuana politics for over 30 years – what's changed, where are we at now and what can we do?

But first, I repeat, fools – on repeat.

 

Site List

letstalkbitcoin.com

ssdp.org

drugpolicy.org

mpp.org

norml.org

popularresistance.org

clearingthefogradio.org

occupy.com/donate

 

 

Oct 23, 2015

This week – think before you pink – it's October and pink-washing is in full swing but here are several reasons why you should abstain from the cancer fan-fare, and how you can really battle the big C's – corporations and cancer.

Next up, Lee Camp turns tragedy into comedy, and finally, California's bitter fight against Nestle.

But first, paint a picture with me.

 

Here's the site list from the show - view the full episode here!

 

Site List:

metup.org

thinkbeforeyoupink.org

leecamp.net

youtube.com/redactedtonight

couragecampaign.org

storyofstuff.org

occupy.com/donate

 

Oct 16, 2015

This week – it's not our fault. What?? – anything, just pick an issue, a problem, a bombing, a war crime – totally not our fault – especially that hospital thing. What's really going on in Afghanistan and what are we doing besides bombing hospitals? Next up, one of the empire's most worthy adversaries, Abby Martin talks about her new show, corporate media and artistic outlets. And finally, I'll probably get shot for saying this but the NRA is more than worthy of a low life scum award. But first, it's just another Monday in the machine.

 

Here's the site list from the show - view the full episode here!

 

Site List:

doctorswithoutborders.org

codepink.org/campbell_kunduz

telesurtv.net/english/

everytown.org/

csgv.org/

bradycampaign.org

march-against-monsanto.com

 

Oct 9, 2015

**Note: there is one video performance and one activism info card in this show - visit the episode page to see them in the show!

This week, it's about time we hear about climate change – but really hear it. Victoria Fernandez from 350.org dishes on the political and public effects of divestment – surprising, but money matters. Then starting October 10, we've got a week long, international push for people and planet and against the corporatocracy. Sweden deserves a shout out. And finally, scream for me. But first, we reserve your rights.

 

Here's the site list from the show - view the full episode here!

Site List:
350.org
gofossilfree.org
floodthesystem.net
trade4people.org
facebook.com/rooftoprevolutionaries
rooftoprevolutionaries.com

 

Oct 2, 2015

**Note: there are two slideshows in this show - visit the episode page to see them in the show - trust me, some awesome images in there!

 

This week – from med students to female priests, fasters to the monopoly man, we've got on helluva line up. First up, let's talk Medicare – it shouldn't be so ageist. Next up, how could we not mention the pope? So, we're mentioning the Pope, and since I'm such a contrarian, let's talk about the good AND the bad. Next, we've got a fracking low life scum award, money in politics and get ready to get cozy and design some graphics! But first, this is plastic. I bleed.

 

Here's the site list from the show - view the full episode here!

 

Site List:

student.pnhp.org/

moralactiononclimate.org/

moneyoutvotersin.org/

beyondextremeenergy.org/

plannedparenthood.org

powerdc.org

pay2playtv.tumblr.com/contest

pay2play.tv

 

Sep 25, 2015

This week, Chris Hedges offers up some historical rebellion so we understand where we came from and where we're headed. Next up, Climate Camps and Klima Kamps show us how we could be living while teaching us how to dismantle the corporat-ocracy and finally Kevin Gosztola wants media and movements to work together, ensuring that every politician, corporate tool, law and legislation is shadowproof. But first, let's go face to face with one of those corporate tools.

To see the slideshows that I mention in the episode, watch the episode online! See below for the site list typically shown at the end of the show! 

Site list

labofii.wordpress.com
degrowth.org
climategames.net
shadowproof.com

 

Sep 18, 2015

 

This week, Margaret Flowers thinks it's about fucking time we got some more activists in the halls of the mighty – from occupying the streets to occupying Congress. Next up, here's how you can make your community an anti-corporate land of the free PLUS rice paper against the TPP and finally, let's google how NOT to be over-consuming, plastic ass hats. But first, YOU ARE an activist. 

To see the slideshows that I mention in the episode, watch the episode online! See below for the site list typically shown at the end of the show! 

 

Site list

flowersforsenate.org

popularresistance.org

itsoureconomy.us

flushthetpp.org

 

occupy.com/donate

 

Sep 11, 2015

 

This week, grab your bicycle and give cars a well deserved middle finger in a world-wide initiative to cut emissions, get outside, move your ass and interact with your city and people. Next, let's talk Syria and why their story could so easily be ours – I'll give you a hint: climate change. Finally, peace in the middle east might not be a reality but the Iran deal could be – thanks to the tireless work of activists like Alli McCracken, director of Code Pink. And speaking of war and peace, we'll kick off this week by meeting these unknown, unwilling soldiers.  

To see the slideshows that I mention in the episode, watch the episode online! See below for the site list typically shown at the end of the show! 

 

Site list:

carbusters.org

moas.eu/

justgiving.com/aylankurdi

refugee-action.org.uk/

rescue.org/volunteer

codepink.org

facebook.com/codepinkalert

 

occupy.com/donate

Sep 4, 2015

This week, we've got a veritable shit ton happening on the Front Lines so ready your calendars for this activist onslaught. From climate change to anti-war to fracking to pipelines of the school to prison kind, the summer lull is definitely over. Next, let's talk digital activism – small steps become leaps and it may start with one of these petitions. And finally, Timothy Almeida Jr., spoken word poet, artist, musician and custodian shares his rhymes and the life and times of the man behind the book, blog and podcast, the custodian chronicles. But first, let's make friends --- across enemy lines.

To see the slideshows I mention in the episode, watch the episode online! See below for the site list typically shown at the end of the show! 

 

Watch the episode here!
@ActOutOnOccupy
facebook.com/ActOutOnOccupy
occupy.com/actout

 

 

Site list:

facebook.com/codepinkalert

churchandprison.org

dangersoffracking.com

beyondextremeenergy.org/

rootstrikers.org

thecustodianchronicles.tumblr.com

 

nativealientribe.com

Aug 28, 2015

It’s our 6 month anniversary! And we’re celebrating with whistleblowers - because everyone loves a whistleblower! From Chelsea Manning to John Kiriakou, we’re breaking down the lunacy of charging whistleblowers as spies and giving you the tools to help support those who speak out against injustices in our government. Next up, let’s take a trip to England where the world’s most disappointing theme park has just opened, and believe me, you’ll wanna see it! Then Silent Bill gives us a rundown of the Secret Society of Super Villain Artists - doing good and having fun while doing it. And finally, here’s how you can join the fight to stop fighting and let diplomacy prevail over war. #NoWarWithIran. But first, we gotta go to the emergency room. 

To see the slideshows I mention in the episode, watch the episode online! See below for the site list typically shown at the end of the show! 

Watch the episode here!
@ActOutOnOccupy
facebook.com/ActOutOnOccupy
occupy.com/actout

 

Site list:

 

johnkiriakou.com/
chelseamanning.org	
couragetoresist.org
pursuingjustice.blogspot.com
stephenkim.org
dismaland.co.uk
ssosva.co.uk
peacewithiran.com
codepink.org
niacaction.org
Aug 23, 2015

Ferguson one year later – what happened, what did we learn and what's next? Next up, tar sands – from Secretary Kerry's front door to the pits of despair themselves, we're gonna show you what activists are doing about this overused and crude fossil fuel PLUS what YOU can do to tell big oil to go fuck themselves with a rusty oil pipe. Street artist Morley combats consumerism in its vapid capital and finally, get cozy with Wikileaks. But first, how flat is your past?

 

@ActOutOnOccupy

facebook.com/ActOutOnOccupy

occupy.com/actout

 

Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/C8xaC_yrClA

Aug 14, 2015

This week, here’s 4 things about the Planned Parenthood debacle to put them and their work into perspective. Next up, let's talk Britney Spears and cluster bombs, yep, seriously. It's art vs. the military industrial complex with Bob Paris and The Cluster Project. Then we offer up a Presidential low life scum award thanks to a pretty much useless climate change plan and finally, some good news you gotta know about! But first, I pledge allegiance. 

@ActOutOnOccupy
facebook.com/ActOutOnOccupy
occupy.com/actout

 

Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/l6vrXWgkHTU

Aug 14, 2015

**NOTE! For this episode, there are longer versions of the Peter Joseph and Matt Sedillo interviews online at the links below. These are video links. 

Peter Joseph - extended interview

Matt Sedillo - extended interview

 

Yep, we have one helluva all star creative activist lineup for you this week! Starting off, we’ve got Peter Joseph, creator of the Zeitgeist Trilogy talking about his new project, the movement and his artistic and technological expression. Next up, Revolutionary Poet Matt Sedillo performs his piece “Here is a Nation” then talks to us about poetry, activism and some interesting hecklers. Lili Haydn doesn’t play notes, she plays emotions. We catch a performance of hers at the Healthcare for All event in downtown LA and talk to her about finding hope in dark issues and musical activism.

@ActOutOnOccupy
facebook.com/ActOutOnOccupy
occupy.com/actout

See the full episode here: https://youtu.be/sncPrgsr2bw

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