This week on Act Out! Fracking, fires and methane leaks oh my. The geeks are watching you and here's a solution to student debt. Finally, the strike in West Virginia may be over but the fight continues. We dive into details – good and bad – and the possible rally growing from roots all over the country. West Virginia teacher Brittney Barlett joins us as well to talk backstory – aftermath - and the road ahead.
This week on Act Out! we head down to the Bayous of Louisiana to get the latest on the fight against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Speaking to organizers and residents on the front lines, we'll dive into updates and news, the rich and diverse history of those fighting and how in the present, they're coming together not just to fight – but to build a future together – outside of the toxic industries that have come to define Louisiana.
This week on Act Out! from billions on bombs to cents on toilet paper, a look at how human rights violations here and overseas fuels the machine.
Next, an angle on the gun debate you won't hear discussed primarily because it could and would unite us more than divide us. scott crow joins us to talk about his latest book and the tools of resistance and building from yesterday to today.
This week on Act Out! big oil and gas pay a small fine so they can keep on polluting. Next up, YOUR solidarity is needed in an upcoming week of action against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Not in the bayous? Well, you don't need to be. This affects us all.
Finally, the impact of dirty energy on black and brown communities plus community organizer Maurice Cook joins us to talk white supremacy, the importance of battling racism, of recognizing black history and how to organize TOGETHER in our place and time.
This week on Act Out! you've likely heard the phrase perception is reality. But what if it's not – not even close? What if we don't see an objective reality – what if we, to borrow another phrase, can't handle the truth?
Donald Hoffman, a quantitative and computational psychologist, has a theory which suggests just that: that we aren't evolutionarily built to see reality and perhaps, never will be.
My question then: what are the socio-political impacts of that theory? This week – human psychology, evolution and even math shed some light on the human condition and how we might be able to save ourselves from our own virtual reality.
This week on Act Out! elected officials could be the next group of people rounded up and thrown in a cell. And while that might sound appealing depending on the official, the reasoning behind it is nothing short of an authoritarian nightmare. Meanwhile, U.S. residents who have lived here longer than I've been alive find themselves targeted for deportation; and can we really have sanctuary cities in the midst of a tangled web of ICE and local law enforcement collusion?
Next up, if you want to organize in the face of rising fascism, some rules for radicals could aid you in your work.
And finally, Wendell Potter, a former health industry big-wig unveils his project to expose and deconstruct the corporatocracy.
A special extended episode on Puerto Rico.
Up first, we look at the disasters before the hurricanes that made the disasters afterwards inevitable. We then look at how continued capitalism and colonialism set up road blocks to aid and recovery while relief efforts find creative ways around them.
This week on Act Out! Cryptocurrency!
A hot issue shrouded in mystery for many. And as bitcoin climbs then falls, the list of questions and concerns only seems to get longer. So first up, we'll revisit some bitcoin basics.
Next, we'll add to the conversation and dive deeper with Bitcoin expert Andreas Antonopoulos. Prepare to stretch your mind and reshape how you think of money and the systems that control it.
This week on Act Out! from predator economics to co-ops, we take a look at how our current system pollutes not only the planet but marginalized communities through direct and pervasive violence. And while the stock market goes up, our quality of life – both economically and otherwise, continues to fall. There is another way...and economist Richard Wolff joins us to talk about a truly democratic alternative already in practice across the world, even here in the U.S.
This week on Act Out! Kiilu Nyasha takes us into the New Year with some words of wisdom from a woman who's seen decades of what works and what doesn't. Next up, how do you approach the work of building and fighting? Are you embroiled in Facebook tiffs or reaching out to neighbors – and how can human psychology guide our fight? Then, we take a look at a couple of good news stories - from weed to water. Finally, some pipeline updates featuring nuns and an incredible resource for water protectors worldwide.
This week on Act Out! we're talking borders and barriers. First up, did you know that the U.S constitution has a different border zone than the official border map of the U.S.? And what does that have to do with drones in a small town in Maine?
Next up, make some noise between barriers this New Years and here's how the U.S now extends to 75% of the world's nations.
Finally, following last week's Net Neutrality decision, you may be feeling down – but here's a pick me up that gives YOU the power to access the internet – no telecoms allowed.
This week on Act Out! we gave you a lowdown last week on oil pipelines – but what about natural gas? Safer, right? Not so much. Here's the explosive reality of the natural gas pipelines criss crossing our nation.
Next up, mining companies have been given a greenlight to pollute on your dime and the profession with the highest suicide rates in the country will surprise you.
Finally, Mickey Huff from Project Censored joins us to talk about corporate media, truth in a post-truth era and stories you didn't know you didn't know.
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This week on Act Out! some oil soaked headlines and lowlives you need to be made aware of -
PLUS your last chance to stand up for free speech in the digital age. On December 14th, Telecoms will attempt to turn the internet into a series of toll roads and slow lanes. Here's how you can stop them.
And finally, Nick Braña joins the show again to talk about the new Movement for a People's Party, collaboration on the left and the inevitable downfall of the monopolistic two-party system.
This week on Act Out, we're in the midst of consumerism's high point, fresh off the heels of black Friday steals, sliding towards the most ironically plastic holiday of the year.
Meanwhile, consumerist capitalism is tearing us apart – not only from each other but from ourselves. Depression and mental health issues are on the rise and we're told to buy, buy, buy.
Yet in the din of dollar signs and bottom lines, there are community efforts to connect on deeper levels – to highlight the sacred, the profound and to work together to create, build and resist. We sit down with the Sanctuaries here in the devil's den to explore those ideas.
This week on Act Out! tempting tho it may be to ignore all things real and political for the next few days, hiding behind cranberry sauce and turkey legs won't change the ever-widening and gaping abyss before us. Dive in with us as we survey our grotesquely top-heavy economy and where people like you and I stand today.
Next up, some headlines from Scotland to Syria to why oil and gas are racist.
And finally, NAFTA renegotiations plus an expert take on what's to come and what we can do about it.
This week on Act Out! Cuba – the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. Between my experiences there two weeks ago to new updates on US-Cuba relations, I'll introduce you to some people and facts you never knew; lifting the veil on a vilified island that has suffered greatly from U.S empire – and how education and interaction can cure us of this red scare disease.
This week on Act Out! you may not want to politicize mass shootings but they – like everything else in this life – is already political. Adding on to last week's show on white male dethronement, Marine veteran and community organizer Vince Emanuele joins us to take a look at the issue of America's violent culture and how it affects the ENTIRE political spectrum – and indeed, what that means for the left as we battle the empire.
This week on Act Out! The cries of white genocide are growing. What's the psychology behind white death, white suffering and what can we do to prevent legitimate rage from turning into illegitimate white supremacy? Next up, Net Neutrality, calling on and calling out Congress plus Aaron Swartz Day. And finally, the latest attempt to break dissent around dirty energy and the indigenous ideas to always keep that fight alive.
From the military occupation of Puerto Rico to the sick reality show courtship of Amazon, we've got some headlines that you may not have heard about but need to.
Next up, Big Brother is watching you – but you can still find ways of accessing the internet without turning the spotlight on.
Finally, we talk to Minds co-founder Bill Ottman about free speech, hate speech and the hopeful rise of alternatives in a Facebook dominated age.
This week on Act Out, can you see me from your digital filter bubble? The scary thing is you probably don't even realize that everything you see online is in fact filtered. We dive into the various kinds of online censorship that are shaping our ever-more-narrowed world view.
Up next, what women learn – from the patriarchy's ills and finally, No NAFTA – a ghost from trade deals past is back – and so is the fight for fair trade over free trade.
This week on Act Out!
why Indigenous People's Day matters: decolonizing the mind, the power of language, ideas and shifting paradigms.
Next up, there's an epidemic in this country of horrendous proportions – and yet you may not have heard about it. We talk about the recently introduced Savanna's Act and raising awareness for stolen sisters.
Finally, Mohawk filmmaker Paulette Moore heads back to Standing Rock and joins us to talk Indigenous movements, healing, strategizing and the eagle and the condor.
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From the streets of DC to the front lines of disaster capitalism relief, we're sharing and highlighting the power and inspiration of people coming together, working together and getting it done.
The March for Black Women and the March for Racial Justice spread joy, power and fight through the streets of DC this past weekend and we'll give you a glimpse of the action.
Next up, Bobby Rodrigo shows how we do better in the aftermath of disasters via mutual aid and community organized relief efforts.
we go to the front lines in Europe to dispel the myths of a squeaky green facade and hear about the tactics and actions being used to shut down and block dirty and destructive energy projects. Next, making connections and why greenwashing “over there” matters to you. Finally, how do we fight - in the capitalist line.
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The Left is pretty good at in-fighting – but we are also unstoppable when we put aside drama and fluff and engage in real solidarity and direct action. From a deeply red state, we bring you a story of leftist organizing success.
Next up, DACA is on the chop block – So what are we looking to defend when we say Defend DACA? Community Organizer and DACA recipient Ella Mendoza joins us to critically address immigration policy in this country.
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Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc even as the storm has died – we take a look at the capitalist machine that not only worsens storms but orchestrates the aftermath – letting history be our guide.
Next we'll shine a light on what has, is and will continue to mitigate the worst effects of both climate change and capitalism – hint: they're not afraid to punch a Nazi.
And finally, some upcoming front line battles that YOU need to know about.
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