Keeping democracy alive Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, we delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. looking into issues from: domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy, NSA spying, the drug war, prison, police, and judicial issues, electoral and protest politics, middle east realities, right and left wing populism, environmental and energy issues, the wealth gap, and internet issues. Including such issues and movements as the Occupy Movement, Citizens United, safe energy, Jewish Voice for Peace, Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Spiritual Progressives, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Foreign Policy In Focus, Institute for Policy Studies, Wealth for the Common Good, Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, BDS, Campaign for Americas Future, TransPacific Partnership, NORML and MPP, the OffNow Coalition, The World Bank and IMF, The Birch Society, and many more. We talk with authors of important new history books for insight into current dilemmas. The idea is to empower listeners with facts behind current problems and with specific opportunities for them to make positive change to revitalize democracy Guests of note Gore Vidal, George McGovern, Claire Conner, Medea Benjamin, Adam Hochschild, Ben Cohen, Bernie Sanders, Anna Gyorgy, Marjorie Cohn, Elias Isquith, Zaid Jilani, Merle Ratner, Peter Van Buren, Brian Kahn, Allen Brownfeld, Michael Hill, Joyce Horman, Debra Sweet, Ken Gloss, Zephyr Teachout, Rev. Bruce Shipman, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Steven Jonas, Alex Pareene, Michael Kazin, Richard Eskow, Patrick Smith, Jules Feffer, Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, Eric Zuesse, Guy Saperstein, Richard Rothstein, Chuck Collins, Astra Taylor, Bryan Stephenson, Margaret Flowqers, Kevin Zeese, Roger Hickey, Bob Borosage, Bruce Dancis, Philip Smith, Sean McElwee, Amanda Marcotte, Shane Trejo, Noam Chomsky, MJ Rosenberg, Hedrick Smith, Ellen Brown
Kaiser Wilhelm and Donald Trump: Brothers from Another Mother30/06/2020 Duração: 59min
The similarities are uncanny and deeply disturbing: Kaiser Wilhelm II and Donald Trump share an amazing number of attributes. Such as fascination with and envy of more powerful people, the need to belittle other heads of state, believing themselves physically The post Kaiser Wilhelm and Donald Trump: Brothers from Another Mother appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.
“How Ya Gonna Pay for Medicare for All?” Here’s How25/06/2020 Duração: 59min
The public is way ahead of politicians on this. Frightened of looking “soft on defense,” elected members of both parties duck and cover when polls show wide support for giving a serious haircut to the wild and woolly lands of The post “How Ya Gonna Pay for Medicare for All?” Here’s How appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.
War Myths and Moral Injury23/06/2020 Duração: 59min
Myths of glory and young men achieving manliness through combat serve to obscure the inherent moral injury. Especially in this period of a perpetual state of war. Without clear good guys and greater good clearly accomplished, today’s soldiers, and the The post War Myths and Moral Injury appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.
BLM Movement and Shut Down AFRICOM18/06/2020 Duração: 59min
Militarized police against African Americans and Africans as well. There’s a sharp rise in consciousness from the murder of George Floyd witnessed by millions. The many resources in Africa have been a curse for that continent, according to our guest The post BLM Movement and Shut Down AFRICOM appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.
Which America Will Be Ours After the Pandemic?16/06/2020 Duração: 59min
Is this possibly a time of reckoning? As with all significant change, those in most pain today are once again leading. With Covid 19 further squeezing already low income people, many are in desperation just to survive. America has been The post Which America Will Be Ours After the Pandemic? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.
Are We The Enemy Now?12/06/2020 Duração: 59min
For nearly 20 years, the goal of America’s perpetual war has been about dominating the world. It has been largely out of sight, but now it’s on our streets. Our president has turned the weapons on us; again the goal The post Are We The Enemy Now? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.
Trump and the Puritans: Now We Understand10/06/2020 Duração: 59min
How is it that so many Americans who consider themselves religious can be so deeply devoted to a president who consistently lies and displays immoral behavior? Because Reagan and the two Bush presidencies failed; Trump is the first president to The post Trump and the Puritans: Now We Understand appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.
The New Social Distance Way of War06/06/2020 Duração: 59min
If we don’t see Americans on the front lines killing and getting killed, is it still a war? Could the pandemic make our wars disappear? On this show, retired US Army Major Danny Sjursen looks at the new social distancing The post The New Social Distance Way of War appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.
When There is No Option But North03/06/2020 Duração: 59min
What would make you leave your home and family and friends? And head to a country whose president hates you? Especially in a time of Covid 19, what would possibly motivate you to take this extreme step? In her new The post When There is No Option But North appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.
Power Worshippers Attack on Democracy: They’re Gaining17/03/2020 Duração: 59min
If you’ve ever wondered why Americans most economically hurt by Trump are some of his most adoring supporters, here’s your answer: religious nationalists see him as a fierce leader. They believe God sends such kings to rule us. Author Katherine The post Power Worshippers Attack on Democracy: They’re Gaining appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.