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Now displaying: 2016

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 30, 2016

It's been a full year of Act Out episodes and it would be a shame to shift into next year without a look back – not just because we're proud of the work we've done but because the powerful activists, artists and movements that we've hosted are and will be an inspiration moving into next year – a raised fist in the face of fascisma fuck you to the powers that be, saying we, the people, are not going to be passive.

A massive display of what we are capable of – the creative ideas, the connections made, the actions we take – ALL of this – in the name of justice, peace – and people and planet over profit.

So, without further ado, here is a look back – for the fight ahead.

 

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Dec 23, 2016

This week:

in a special episode, I've got some questions:

What makes a news outlet a Russian propaganda site?

Did the Russians actually hack or leak or in any other way tamper with our elections?

How safe and fair are our elections and could voting machines be used for something more fun – like playing PacMan?

And finally, journalist Mnar Muhawesh joins us to talk real – vs. fake - news.

 

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Dec 16, 2016

This week:

A run down on the fucked politics of Texas and why they matter to you.

Next up, an army veteran walks us through her time at Standing Rock followed by

a few pipelines that AREN'T DAPL that YOU could be fighting – possibly even in your own backyard.

And finally, Hedges with a ray of hope through the clouds of depressive realism.

 

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Site List:

http://bit.ly/ActOut90

nodaplsolidarity.org

facebook.com/resistaim/

beyondextremeenergy.org

Dec 9, 2016

This week:

The ice is melting, sea levels are rising and science denying psychopaths are steering the canoe.

Next up, seasoned activist Daniel Lee outlines the work cut out for us and the importance of alliances – across all the front lines.

And finally, it's not about what's left to do but what the left must do.

 

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Dec 2, 2016

This week:

in a special episode, we dig into the latest news from Standing Rock – from the latest in a violent string of attacks on November 20th that saw protectors shot with concussion grenades and hosed by water cannons in sub-freezing temperatures to the announcement by US Armed Forces veterans that they will self deploy on December 4th to the eviction letter sent by the Army Corps of Engineers the day after Thanksgiving.

 

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Site List:

http://sacredstonecamp.org/

http://www.unicornriot.ninja/

nodaplsolidarity.org

http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org/

Nov 25, 2016

This week:

In a special episode, let's talk education – the power of which is so strong, governments will and do withhold it from their own people as a twisted but very efficient form of oppression.

As our access to publicly funded, quality education in this country continues to falter, let's take a look at a group of people barred from knowledge, their reaction and thousands of miles away, a creative response in solidarity, in power - to raise awareness, to educate.

And finally, from the front lines, yet ANOTHER reminder and source of inspiration to get informed, get engaged and rise up.

 

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Site List:

notacrime.me

artkillingapathy.com

facebook.com/thinkmoor

Nov 18, 2016

This week:

Looking at the road ahead, we gotta focus, think, unite and act. And I hope you haven't forgotten about the action challenge from last week – here are a couple of ideas that aren't necessarily geographically specific.

Next up, capita-list, a capital miss.

Finally, The Next System Project is researching, developing and implementing alternatives to our current system, and wants to hear your thoughts.

 

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Site List:

http://bit.ly/FinishOffTPP

nodaplsolidarity.org

thenextsystem.org/essayprize/

thenextsystem.org

Nov 11, 2016

Wow. What the fuck? How the hell? A few phrases that people around the world woke up with on their minds. Well, here’s an unscripted, sleep-deprived analysis on how the hell it happened and what the fuck we do next.

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Site List:

flushthetpp.org/register
facebook.com/flushthetpp

Nov 4, 2016

This week:

You may have heard that thousands of veterans got hosed by the military industrial complex – well, here are the details, what we can expect and what one Army veteran has to say about the latest in a long string of lies and bottom line crimes.

Next up, activist and Green Party Senatorial candidate Arn Menconi digs in to the two-party system and why he's not mincing words in the streets or in the halls of the mighty oligarchy.

And finally, can you be appeased

 

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http://emilyyatesdoeseverything.com/
http://arnmenconi.com/
http://www.thenatmusic.com/

Oct 28, 2016

This week:

the climate fight in the devil's den clashes with free speech and in a new category – new old news,

we dive into a more than 200 year old fight for voting rights in the last continental colony in the US. And yes, even if that's not where you live, it matters. 

 

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Site List:

https://beyondextremeenergy.org/
http://dcstatehoodyeswecan.org/j/

 

 

Oct 21, 2016

This week:

climate change might not be a thing on the presidential stage but it's definitely a thing outside our sick mirage democracy. Let's take a look at a few fucked facts and a few powerful actions in the face of climate disaster.

And finally, Dr. Margaret Flowers talks the sick care system, activism and the path to healthcare for all

 

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Site List:

resistaim.wordpress.com/

facebook.com/climatedirectaction/

http://bit.ly/ActOut83

flushthetpp.org

flowersforsenate.org

popularresistance.org

 

Oct 14, 2016

This week:

Monsanto gets a day in court at the International Court of Justice at the Hague and ecocide might finally be considered an actual crime. In solidarity, March against Monsanto wants you to join in wherever you are for World Food Day this Sunday, plus we'll speak with Tami Canal of March against Monsanto about the GMO fight and next up,

here's a fucked fact about how we treat those responsible for one out of every three bites of food we take.

Second to last, the fight IS the light and finally,

answer MY call in beating a lame duck.

 

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Site List:

http://bit.ly/HigginsOnEcocide

monsanto-tribunal.org

march-against-monsanto.com

http://bit.ly/WhyTPPSucks

http://bit.ly/NoTPPRegister

flushthetpp.org

 

 

 

 

Oct 7, 2016

This week:

As we inch closer to the election and find ourselves squarely in debate season, let's take a look at why we CAN'T have a look at anything outside the two-party paradigm.

Next up, Yoav Litvin shows us the power of two in both art and activism through his latest collaborative work, 2 Create.

And finally, from Nogales to Nogales, these activists are connecting the dots between US foreign policy, the drug war and migration in central and south America with a series of non-violent actions – happening this weekend.

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Site List:

2createart.org/

soaw.org/

Sep 30, 2016

This week - a special episode:

Bushra al-Fusail is a Yemeni-American who lived under the ongoing airstrikes in Yemen for months before coming, ironically, to the country that makes the destruction of hers possible.

Far from tucking herself away, she has been working tirelessly both on the streets and in the halls of Congress to raise awareness of the ongoing conflict in Yemen and perhaps most importantly, of the US role in the death and destruction in her home country.

In this special episode, she outlines the reality of war, the backstory of Saudi’s involvement in Yemen, the US role in the war and how we, the people of the US can #RememberYemen and push to end this horrific war

 

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Site List:

codepink.org/saudiarabia

 

 

Sep 23, 2016

This week:

We're introducing a new segment for all those times you think to yourself, wow that's fucked up. And for the inaugural segment: white supremacists.

Next up, Gabriella Coleman talks to us about Anonymous, hacktivism and the surveillance state and finally,

the importance of being informed when it comes – to Jews.

But first, I am, I have.  

 

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gabriellacoleman.org

Sep 16, 2016

This week:

The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline rages on, despite a joint statement asking big oil to play nice. So let's take a look at the battle thus far and dissect the decisions made by both government and big oil – we're following the money trail.

And finally, a young forest in the UK is revitalizing both people and planet after the fossil fuel industry left both for dead. 

 

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Site List:

facebook.com/CampOfTheSacredStone

nodaplsolidarity.org

nationalforest.org

 

Sep 9, 2016

This week marks the 15 year anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Let's take a look at what these 15 years have brought us, the results of the war on terror and the terrorists made – on both sides of the story.

Then, this Friday is also an anniversary – the 45th anniversary of the Attica prisoner uprising. And this year, prisoners across the US are commemorating it with their own actions – for human rights and justice.

Next up, join in the fight against the Dakota Pipeline wherever there's a bank and finally,

words of wisdom, power and inspiration from an activist who fought fascism not because she thought she'd win, but because they were fascists.

 

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theconfessionfilm.com/

supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org

http://bit.ly/PrisonLaborCorps

nodaplsolidarity.org/

Sep 2, 2016

This week:

we've got a bit of a spoiler alert for you when it comes to third party spoilers plus

how the quest for knowledge and the weaving of words are building community, self respect and power in one of the US's most impoverished and downtrodden cities, Detroit.

But first, it takes a fool to remain sane.  

 

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http://bit.ly/TheSpoilerMyth

knowallegiance.wordpress.com

   
Aug 31, 2016

This week:

The DOJ announced last week that they're breaking up with private prisons. What does that mean in practice and is it enough to make a difference?

Next up, the Olympics might be over for the crowds and the athletes, but it turns out the Olympics are a long-lasting force for many, one that is neither inspirational nor cheerful. Let's take a closer look at the latest host city – and the steep prices paid by not only a crippled economy but a impoverished people.

And finally, people talk a lot about just transitions but do we have any real solutions? Bill Moyer from Backbone Campaign talks about the Solutionary Rail and how we can use old infrastructure to create new opportunities for both people and planet.

 

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solutionaryrail.org

backbonecampaign.org

 

 

 

Aug 31, 2016

This week:

The DOJ announced last week that they're breaking up with private prisons. What does that mean in practice and is it enough to make a difference?

Next up, the Olympics might be over for the crowds and the athletes, but it turns out the Olympics are a long-lasting force for many, one that is neither inspirational nor cheerful. Let's take a closer look at the latest host city – and the steep prices paid by not only a crippled economy but a impoverished people.

And finally, people talk a lot about just transitions but do we have any real solutions? Bill Moyer from Backbone Campaign talks about the Solutionary Rail and how we can use old infrastructure to create new opportunities for both people and planet.

 

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Site List

solutionaryrail.org

backbonecampaign.org

 

 

 

Aug 19, 2016

This week:

We're celebrating 100 years of National Parks by pushing for more of them. Expert Michael Kellett joins us to talk about the power of National Parks and the fight to preserve our wild lands plus

some savory snippets from the Green Party Convention

but first, a shallow attempt at depth.

 

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Site List:

restore.org
jill2016.com

Aug 12, 2016

Frmr. Green Party presidential candidate and co-founder of Move to Amend David Cobb and labor organizer, author and activist Jerome Scott talk to Act Out! about movement building, Bernie Sanders, the Bacon Rebellion, corporate parties, white supremacy, privilege and a new way forward!

This is a special episode of the Act Out! podcast as we didn't air a TV show this week.

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Aug 5, 2016

This week:

It's all about the DNC – from the streets. We're bringing you marches, rallies and speeches – interviews with activists, Bernie supporters and non-affiliated protesters. From Philly, from our streets, this is Act Out!

** Footage of Jill Stein, Cornel West and Immortal Technique by Kit O'Connell of Mint Press News. @KitOConnell 

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Site List:

jill2016.com

movetoamend.org

march4ourlives2016.org

pslweb.org

usmlo.org/

ivaw.org

Jul 29, 2016

This week:

As the DNC rages on, we're talking state surveillance – digging deep into the past and present with surveillance expert, Chip Gibbons from Defending Dissent.

And quickly before we wrap up, a brief overview of your rights – so all you battling on the front lines know what to do and what to say when the man stands in your way.

From tweets to marching in the streets, this is Act Out!

 

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bordc.org
aclu.org

Jul 22, 2016

This week:

We continue with part 2 of our interview with former Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis and dig into some of the Philly PD's sordid past so as to prepare activists for what they might encounter as we take to the streets for justice and equality.

But first, taste --- the empire's palette...

 

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Site List:

aclupa.org/issues/freespeech/dnc/

http://bit.ly/ProtestDNC

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