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Real Progressives with Savage Joy

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Steve Cox- Congressional Candidate in CD 39

By tdberg

Steve Cox is a photojournalist running for Congress in CD 39. His favorite philosopher is George Carlin and his platform includes Medicare for All, veterans rights and getting money out of politics. Join us for a discussion on these things and more.

You can learn more about Steve here

Social Justice for Adults- My conversation with Phoenix Callida

By tdberg

Phoenix is the co-host of the Black Podcast With Wine Cellar Media- a show about social justice news and commentary. Join us in conversation as we discuss racism, class and Hotep conspiracy theory.

Her podcast
Her website

Is Trump’s Attorney General Pick William Barr Going to Capitalize on Over 20 Years of First Amendment Erosion

By tdberg

This week Congress held confirmation hearings for William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General. When Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), whose father is a journalist, asked Barr would “the Justice Department jail journalists for doing their jobs,” he should have answered with a single word- No.

You can read the article on Washington Babylon by clicking here

District 34- From Occupy to Antifa- Progressive Activism with Kit O’connell

By tdberg

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist from Austin, Texas. He is openly biased toward human rights and equality.

Kit is also the Editor-in-Chief of Ministry of Hemp, America’s Leading Hemp Advocate. His past includes being an Editor at Fire Dog Lake. He continues to report on activism and social justice as an independent journalist. His writing has appeared in Hemp Magazine, The Establishment, YES! Magazine, The Texas Observer and Truthout.

You can read more on Kit here

District 34- Universal Basic Income with Guest Scott Santens

By tdberg

The idea of a basic income has been around for decades, and it once drew support from leaders as different as Martin Luther King Jr. and Richard Nixon. Bernie Sanders supports it, as does Richard Branson and Elon Musk. Andrew Yang has made it the centerpiece of his primary presidential platform. But- What exactly is UBI? I discuss all the ins and outs with expert Scott Santens on this weeks episode.

You can learn more at Scott’s website

District 34- Foreign Lobbyists with Guest Ken Silverstein

By tdberg

Just how influential are foreign lobbyists? Manafort is just the tip of the corrupt ice berg. Think tanks, ghost writing and money all collide in this dark world where propaganda meets politics. Investigative journalist Ken Silverstein (Harpers, Counterpunch, LA Times, Washington Babylon, The Intercept) joins me to discuss this and more! His books, Turkmeniscam: How Washington Lobbyists Fought to Flack for a Stalinist Dictatorship and The Secret World of Oil are a must read.

You can follow his blog Washington Babylon here

District 34- Minnesota Progressive Politics with Johnny Akzam

By tdberg

Johnny Akzam is running for congress in Minnesota’s first district. His platform- forged from a historical DFL party platform- includes Medicare For All, the Jobs Guarantee program, the ERA and Green New Deal.

Learn more about Johnny here

District 34- Speaking Truth to Power with Activist Portia Boulger

By tdberg

Portia Boulger is a teacher and activist from Ohio. She came to the national stage when she was caught on camera ranting about DNC corruption as a delegate. Her passion and righteous anger inspired many. Join us for a candid discussion on the current state of progressive grass roots activism.

 

Additional Reading:

California Prison Problem

Involuntary Servitude

Sanders supporter Wrong Accused of Nazi Salute

District 34- An Inconvenient Douche

By tdberg

Peter Douche is a parody of a parody.

To those who don’t know the backstory, Peter Douche gained notoriety after being permanently suspended from Twitter and sentenced to life in Twitmo for speaking too much truth to power.  To avoid his sentence, he has been sequestered in an Ecuadorian Cafe inside of Embassy Suites. In response to the outrageous ban, the online campaign #FreePeterDouche trended on Twitter. The story of his censorship has been highlighted by The Jimmy Dore Show, Julian Assange, and numerous progressive outlets.When Peter was unjustly censored, he pledged to use the attention his situation received to expand his voice. “An Inconvenient Douche” is the result. This book is not about Peter Douche’s personal story, rather it’s an assessment of our current political landscape, as seen through the eyes of a three-time losing political strategist of color.

You can buy his Book here

Associated reading: Tom Watson- Bernie Hate Rally