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 fascism – a 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.