You can't know America unless you know US Empire. We sit down with Kevin Zeese who has recently returned from Venezuela to talk elections, economic warfare and media blockades. We also take a look at Nicaragua, a country which also finds itself in the cross-hairs of our flailing hegemony and economic crusading.
A backlog that's symptomatic of a patriarchal system that not only devalues women but devalues survivors of sexual assault. Next, the J20 trials continue and with 36 defendants still facing decades in jail, here are some actions and some conversations we need to have. Cheri Honkala with the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign talks living and building on the streets. And finally, Utopia seems far fetched – but what if instead of the typical idea of perfection, these iterations of Utopia simply mean a place beyond the confines of capitalist failings.
This week on Act Out! The war machine is now branching out – into early childhood education. Coke's bogus greenwashing and how corporations use courts to SLAPP down their opponents. Next, “serving, caring and protecting” are all words that authorities use – but as human rights violations and environmental abuses flourish – their mottos continue to fall facsistically flat. And finally, Jay from Three Sisters Camp joins us to talk about the camp's resistance to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
In this special extended interview with Eugene Puryear, we talk about the upcoming commemoration of Juneteenth - the abolition of slavery.
What does it mean to fight for freedom post-slavery? Plus, what does segregation look like today? How do things like gentrification and school choice fuel systemic racism under the guise of “progress?” Finally, reaching out to those on the inside is a vital part of commemorating Freedom Day. More on that and other events that seek to inspire, engage and build.
When a regulatory institution doesn't regulate – but rather rubber stamps dirty energy projects for fossil fuel companies destroying our land, air and water — what tactics should you consider?
Next up, how corporate media is protecting racists and normalizing oppression.
Finally Freedom Day – or Juneteenth is around the corner. Eugene Puryear joins us once more – this time to talk about commemoration and the ongoing fight for black liberation in this country.