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Now displaying: February, 2019

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.

Feb 22, 2019

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 system? Well, kinda. Here's a look at HR1 and why we need to look beyond the veil of sweet-sounding reforms.

Next up, a similar problem with the recently passed War Powers resolution that aims to cut our support of the genocide in Yemen.

Then, it's Medicare for All, not Medicare for Some – a look at how the establishment wants to dodge universal healthcare and why.

Finally, Remote Area Medical shows us what “healthcare” looks like for the most marginalized by doing what our healthcare system doesn't: offering medical care for free.

 

 

Feb 15, 2019

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 change. We sit down with the folks driving the resistance to this project on the front lines – and wrap with some spoken word inspiration for the fight.

https://www.stopthewilliamspipeline.org/
https://www.artkillingapathy.com/

Feb 8, 2019

Here's what happens when you fine big polluters – plus a look at how intertwined law enforcement and pipeline companies are (hint: it's not you they're protecting and serving.)

Next up, should we stay or should we go? Why corporate media is getting so nostalgic for perpetual war in the Middle East.

And finally, Senate Bill 1, anti-Zionism, antisemitism – clearing the fog with Nora Barrows-Friedman.

 

https://electronicintifada.net/

Feb 1, 2019

A special look at the situation in Venezuela from outside the corporate media; here's the scoop you NEED to hear, the empire's ills laid bare, and how we must activate to take on the violent bi-partisan machine that profits off of the suffering of millions. Indeed, we have more in common with the people of Venezuela than we do with our government. And it is this solidarity we must recognize in order to shift our horrific foreign policy.

 

http://bit.ly/DanKovalikBook
http://bit.ly/PopResVenezuela
http://bit.ly/TheNationVZArticle

Special thanks to Dan Beeton at the Center for Economic and Policy Research for sharing these articles.


http://bit.ly/CEPR_onVZ
http://bit.ly/VZ_Brazil
http://bit.ly/VZ_TheRight
http://bit.ly/HetlandOnVZ
http://bit.ly/AlexMainArticle

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