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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.

May 12, 2017

This week on Act Out!

A vehemently anti-woman, authoritarian theocratic regime was recently awarded a seat at the UN women's rights table - so we're taking the opportunity to really dig into the UN and see whether or not their work for human rights – really works.

Next up, May 10th is the anniversary of a landmark legal decision that set a precedent for oligarchical rule in the US. Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap of Move to Amend joins us to talk history and the present fight to end corporate personhood rights.

 

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Site List:

https://www.unwatch.org/en/

https://movetoamend.org/

 

May 5, 2017

This week on Act Out:

We're bringing you a special one hour episode on the climate actions that happened in Washington DC this past week and weekend.

We're bringing you exclusive footage, images and interviews from the front lines of the fight for people and planet – over profit. Perspectives you may not have considered, stories you haven't heard from people and communities you haven't heard Of. From North Dakota, from the borderlands of Texas, from Washington state, the Carolinas, California, Utah, from right here in DC – from the farmer in Pennsylvania to the water protector at Standing Rock - indigenous, undocumented, black, white, young, old, and all that lies in between and beyond. From art spaces to the streets – from government agencies to the White House, it's all about people power and climate justice.

 

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Site List:

beyondextremeenergy.org

facebook.com/CampWhitePinePA/

http://stopetp.org/

http://boldlouisiana.org

 

Apr 28, 2017

This week on Act Out!

Trump is trigger happy and making bank but is that not an American tradition – not just for commander-in-chiefs but the media lackeys sucking at the power teat?

Next up, Hamza and Intifada Street talk art in activism and finally

the march for science – what they got right and the important piece that's missing from their movement.

 

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Site List

www.marchforscience.com

www.intifadastreet.com/

 

Apr 21, 2017

This week:

the danger of absolutist thinking in a fluid and dynamic reality – i.e. the argument over whether something like a guaranteed income is worth the fight. We'll take a look at the concept and a buried study that sheds light on how it works.

Finally, Camila Thorndike joins us to talk about carbon pricing, making polluters pay, people prosper and the importance of local activism – particularly with the People's Climate March coming up.

 

Site List:

chesapeakeclimate.org/

 

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Apr 14, 2017

This week:

Justin Trudeau may seem an easy-on-the-eyes prince charming type but he is in fact this week's recipient of the low life scum award – here are 6 reasons why.

Next up, Canadian Climate System Scientist Paul Beckwith joins us to talk about climate change and the real tough solutions far beyond recycling and biking to work.

 

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Apr 7, 2017

This week:

former Black Panther Kiilu Nyasha talks racism, systemic corruption and the past and present of pointed fight & build activism.

Next, Flint is nearing its third year without clean water but it's far from the only place in the states that suffers from both poverty and poisoned water, land and air.

 

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Mar 25, 2017

This week:

You may have heard through the Wikileaks grapevine that the CIA has upped the surveillance state spy game – well, here's the scoop and what you can do, to keep spying eyes at bay.

Next up, a HUGE portion of your federal tax dollars go to war. If that doesn't sit well with you, here's one way – to resist

 

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Site List:

www.ohshitwhatnow.org

https://ssd.eff.org/

nwtrcc.org/

 

Mar 17, 2017

This week:

Wealthcare, healthcare, sickcare, the GOP, the ACA and the REAL solution neither side of the corporatocracy wants to talk about.

Next, we take you into the streets for the Native Nations Rise actions from this past week and finally, Tangerine Bolen sits down with us to discuss her case against Trump – for people, for planet – for water is life.

 

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Site List:

http://healthoverprofit.org/

http://www.marchforhealth.org/

http://nativenationsrise.org/

https://www.revolutiontruth.org/

http://www.artkillingapathy.com/

http://bit.ly/ActOut102

 

Mar 10, 2017

This week:

We shift from histories to her stories with a revolutionary rundown of incredible women from around the globe and throughout the ages.

Next up, Nick Brana former outreach coordinator for Bernie Sanders talks about his latest effort to Draft Bernie in forming a new people's party.

 

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Site List:

http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/

https://draftbernie.org/ 

 

 

Mar 3, 2017

This week:

In Selma and worldwide – we take a look at actions and events for and by women that not only highlight our power and struggle as women but the continued fight for racial justice, environmental justice and human rights.

Finally, Mohawk professor and film-maker Paulette Moore sits down with us to discuss her documentary, The Spirit of Standing Rock.

 

Site List

http://sistersinsynergy.com/

https://parodemujeres.com

https://www.freespeech.org

 

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Feb 24, 2017

This week:

As Trump's ICE raids terrorize the country, we take a look at sanctuary cities and what they mean for not only at-risk immigrants but us – their neighbors and allies.

Next, you wanna impeach Trump? Well, here's what you're in for if you do.

 

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Feb 17, 2017

This week:

It's our 100th episode! In honor of that, we're taking a look at the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution – and more importantly, taking a look at the parallels so that we might learn from history rather than repeat it.

Next up, the difference between a strike and a day off and finally Kamau Franklin and the call to be ungovernable.  

 

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Site List

http://f17strike.com/

https://www.ungovernable2017.com/

Feb 10, 2017

This week:

What is America? What is American? Is the Muslim Ban or the bombs we drop or the fear and hate around immigration really un-American? And furthermore, are the horrendous happenings in the Trump administration unique to him – or are they just part of a long tradition of fear, hate, greed and injustice?

And finally, Medea Benjamin sits down with us to talk Saudi Arabia and our twisted ties to this unjust kingdom.

 

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Site List:

https://www.codepink.org/

Feb 3, 2017

This week:

the REALLY Hateful 8 get a low life scum spotlight as we dive into the latest Oxfam report about the continuous rise of global income inequality.

Next up, writer and activist Justin Podur gives us a rundown on war and peace in Colombia, how Uncle Sam and corporate goons benefit and what WE can do – thinking globally and acting locally.

 

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Site List:

https://movetoamend.org/

https://represent.us/

http://www.rootstrikers.org/#!/

http://www.stampstampede.org/

https://podur.org/

Jan 27, 2017

This week:

In a special hour long episode, we not only fill you in on the actions from the streets of DC last weekend – we, more importantly, discuss, analyze and project a path forwards.

Local DC musician, activist and writer Jason Yawn will join me to talk tactics, what to do now and the role of artists in the movement.

 

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Site List

https://freechildrenofearth.bandcamp.com/

www.atthebarricadespodcast.com

 

Jan 20, 2017

This week:

As stages are set for the upcoming inauguration, activists across the country prepare to strike, block, march and disrupt. We’ll outline what's happening here in DC, where you can find out about what's happening where you are and most importantly, the context of these actions for newcomers and seasoned activist alike.

Finally, Samantha Castro dishes on her years of activism experience – from collaborative efforts across the globe to the importance of creative thinking on the front lines. Hers is the kind of insight and inspiration we need for Friday and all the days to come.

 

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Site List:

http://www.disruptj20.org/

https://www.womensmarch.com/

http://www.waca.net.au/

Jan 13, 2017

This week:

War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength and it's still Russia's fault. We're diving into the law passed under cover of Christmas that essentially establishes an Orwellian Ministry of Truth.

Next up, yes bees are dying and yes that doesn't bode well for those of us who enjoy food BUT here's something you can do about it.

And finally, by the dawn's early light – wake up.

 

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Site List:

http://crownbees.com/

https://sabaltrailresistance.wordpress.com

 




 

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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