This past week, thousands of people marched and were arrested on the steps of the Capitol demanding that the people’s voice be heard; that we the people, not money, be the driving force of our government.
Democracy Spring organized a full week of actions - rallying, marching and risking arrest.
Democracy Awakening organized the final three days with teach-ins, panels, rallies and marches, wrapping up the events with hundreds arrested on the Capitol steps.
This video covers the whole week - the rallies, the marches, and several of the people involved in this strong show of people power vs. corporate rule.
3 things you gotta know and consider about the Panama Papers and no, it has nothing to do with Putin.
Then, we have a special interview with Joe Corre – anti-fracking activist in the UK that's using his celebrity to stand up to big oil, gas and capitalism.
But first, escape.
The climate crisis IS a reproductive crisis. The founders of Conceivable Future talk to us about the intersectionality of parenthood and climate change.
Next up, the Drug War has wreaked decades of havoc in our country – but what about Latin America? School of the Americas Watch and the Peace, Life & Justice Caravan hi-light this southern path of destruction and invite you to join in the fight against both the drug war and the violent US-backed crusades in South America, Central America and Mexico.
Finally, let's get cozy and dissent.
But first, I'd need less money if I had some more...
From marches to sit-ins to teach-ins and rallies – activism is in full swing and we're giving you the run down of what's coming up on the front lines.
Next, the mere fact that we have over half a million homeless on any given day in the richest country in the world is not only atrocious but absurd. Thankfully, individuals and communities are quite literally using tiny measures to make a difference.
And finally, there are a lot of corrupt 'n greedy crooks who should be doing time – and these inmates want to introduce them to you.
But first, Democracy Springs.
we're standing strong on the front lines – talking no new leases in new orleans, no new permits in Oregon, shutting down a drone air force base and playing whack-a-mole with Monsanto.
Then, from the front lines to the halls of international law, Polly Higgins lays out the parameters of ecocide law and how global change --- starts with a simple concept.
But first, a bit of spring inspired me to write this...
This week, spring is in the air and so is a renewed call for justice, peace and freedom. But before we get to the front lines, let's take a look at what it means to be an activist and what makes a social movement successful.
Next up, on the front lines – Code Pink wants you to stand up against the military industrial complex, and more precisely against the Saudi regime and the lobbying group, AIPAC.
And finally, we can't all live off-the-grid, but we can all make changes that loosen our strong ties to a consumerist, overly commodified lifestyle.
But first, I just gotta riff this right now.
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the Grand Canyon is so breathtaking and gorgeous that we just can't stand it any longer. Let's meet the 2 big plans to destroy this pristine beauty and what you can do about it.
Next up, Monsanto is poisoning people, that's nothing new. But after 4 decades. one measly clause in a house bill could wipe their legal slate clean.
And finally, Daniel Lee has occupied the streets, organized and appeared at rallies and actions for years. Now, he's taking that fight into a bid for political office.
But first, an ode to a stoic beauty.
This week, it’s our anniversary!!! -
And we’re celebrating with a look back and an inspiring look forwards. We’re raising a our firsts, our voices and indeed, a glass in the name of creative activism past and present, and the continued fight for freedom and justice.
Here’s to acting out - then and now.
This week: grab your calendars and let's head to the front lines where we're talking everything from women's rights to Saudi ties to spring break.
And in a special extended interview, we bring you the Bank Whistleblowers Group who has a plan to unfuck our economy – based on years of experience going up against the largest financial institutions in the country. But first, I'm tired.
This week: get online to break free & get the scoop on worldwide actions happening offline,
Valentine's Day might be over but Beyond Extreme Energy wants you to keep spreading some love,
fuck mincing words on the TPP,
Plastic Jesus wants you to question your beliefs and
do you vote with your brain or your genitals?
But first, an ode – to every woman.
This week – activists targeted for fighting the system - the good, bad and ugly of activism.
As we recognize the need to recognize our own and each other's health and wellness, hear the tale of two activists who are neither broken nor stopping.
And lastly but most of the budget – our military.
But first, I am a hypocrite.
This week – we passed the 5 year anniversary of Tahrir square but do we even know or care what's happening there now? Do we see the parallels between what's happening here and what's happened there?
We speak with an Egyptian activist who risks her freedom in order to set the record straight on the past and the present.
Next up, this is the week to stand strong on the front lines against the complete corporate takeover and finally,
this low life scum is not something you can see, taste or have probably even heard of. But it's poisoning more than half our country – here's what you can do about it.
But first, allow me to not be polite, but poetic.
This week – Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's energy program is gonna give you all the nasty details on the methane leak in California – the backstory, present putrid mess and what's next.
Also, some silver lining stories PLUS next week is an important week of action all across the US, so mark your calendars.
But first, let's start off with a contemplative musing –--- how do you remember?
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This week, we have a special podcast lined up! It's a longer edition as we have the regular audio from the show PLUS a special addendum featuring Eleanor's recent interview on KPFK Los Angeles. There she discusses her politics, poetry & performs a few spoken word pieces. We'll get to that after the regularly scheduled podcast :)
...which includes: a post-SOTU look-back because, you know, hindsight is 20/20 and President Obama is full of shit. Next, stop paying attention - to the presidential election. Consider this a mini-rehab. Finally Mark Pershin talks climate change at the dinner table. But first, Deeds Not Words.
This week:--- 'tis better to give than to receive – but who are you giving to and who's really receiving the gift? With the help of non-profit employee and activist, Anna Kaminski, we dive into the non-profit industry and peek behind that shiny charity veneer.
Next up, from coast to coast, let's talk the fossil fuel industry – fracking, oil trains, export terminals oh my. Activists are making gains but they need your help in taking this fight up to the next level.
But first, you have to lose it – a paradigm lost.
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This week on the front lines, the US Trade Rep's office wants your opinion on something and lawmakers in California might be up for a makeover. Next up, a website developer pushes for you to get offline, activists uncover the food industry's push to serve up a buffet table of low life scum and finally, we can adapt, but should we? But first, love and peace in the deep end.
Note: there's a short slideshow this week with anti-TPP memes so be sure to go to occupy.com/actout to see the full episode and grab those memes to post and share!
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For those of you who follow the TV show, you know that we didn't have a show this week. But I just couldn't let January 1st pass without a podcast so here, in lieu of the audio from the video show, are the words you missed.
A few select spoken word pieces that came before we started doing the podcast in week 23.
Here, I performed them live, one take, on a shitty mic in my living room - you know, guerilla style creative activism :)
Here's to a 2016 filled with creativity, activism and inspiration.
Thanks for listening and keep acting out!
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.
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.
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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.