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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 ...
 
listening sessions for the third ear ~ cut-up collage edits & free-format mixtape compilations eclectic selective assemblage ~ ranging from difficult to easy listeningvarious genres ~ various artists instrumentals . songs . spoken_word oddly modified - modly oddifiedmerging into medleys of metapsyphonicaCustomer Review: "Constantly Unfolding" "AgentA mixes together a wide assortment of music, clips of commercials and television audio into a smooth moving assemblage that both challenges and g ...
 
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Significant historic change it seems is often led by women. The movement for universal health care is not exception. Women telling their stories, leading from where they are is the key ingredient. In her new book Marching Toward Coverage, author The post Women Lead March to Health Coverage appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
The president calls it a “previously unthinkable regional transformation.” But perhaps it both solidifies the power of medieval monarchies masquerading as modern states, as it ramps up sales of US weapons systems to them. Retired US Army Major Danny Sjursen The post Trump and Netanyahu’s “Peace Deal” appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps achieved remarkable success in so many areas: Creating meaningful work for young men in a time of mass unemployment, planting forests, conserving our natural resources. It ended with the start of World War II. Perhaps now The post A New CCC to Save the Planet? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
We’ve seen it on the nightly news: the police, the tear gas, the fires, and the wall of moms. Our guest today, David Rovics is there in Portland Oregon and he explains that the city’s police protected the far right The post Unsafe to Protest? Realities Behind the Portland Picture appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
The standard picture we northerners have of The South may no longer be accurate. Average working people are starting to see that the anti-union governments there are really just serving the rich. The long-thought-dormant left populist tradition of people like The post The Pandemic is Boosting Unions in the South appeared first on Keeping Democracy …
 
We spend the first half of the hour talking with award-winning novelist Cara Hoffman, and in the second half we are joined by two other co-editors of the upcoming Fifth Estate Anarchist Review of Books, Rochester rapper Eli Arbor and another award-winning novelist, Carrie Laben, from Queens, New York.…
 
There’s a brand new Central Park monument of feminist leaders Stanton, Anthony, and Sojourner Truth. It was a hundred years ago that the 19th Amendment became law: women won the right to vote. But what kind of compromises did the The post Racism in the Women’s Suffrage Movement appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
The nuclear family, white hetero male dominance and control is not the only way it can be. Why can we can have firearms freedom but not sexual freedom? On this show, Janet Jakobsen professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies The post Why is Sexual Freedom So Frightening? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
As Trump kicks off his fall campaign, and we wonder who is behind it, who benefits from destroying our republic, here is the story. The religious nationalists see him as a fierce leader. They believe God sends such kings to The post The Attack on Democracy: What’s Behind Trumpism appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Blurring the lines between law enforcement and vigilantism, why are off duty police at the polling stations mainly in black and brown neighborhoods? New Jersey in 1981 is a case study in what has happened and most likely will happen The post Armed Poll Watchers: To Protect or Intimidate? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
She is exactly what Trumpists hate: a strong woman who is both black and Indian. Both groups were the subjects of white male dominance and control. American slavery and British rule over India both had their peak at the same The post Black and Indian, Kamala Harris: A New Mandate? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Other countries, like those we defeated, use the paramilitary domestically, not America. Or so it was before the Department of Homeland Security was transformed into the ideal authoritarian tool. Former CIA analyst and professor of government at Johns Hopkins University The post “Homeland Security:” Ideal Authoritarian Tool appeared first on Keepin…
 
Donald Trump IS the Republican Party of 2020. So what of the future of the party; is there one? According to David Smith, Washington Bureau chief for The Guardian, some party members quietly hope for a Democratic landslide so they The post What If Trump Loses? A Future for the Republican Party? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
How is it that Jewish liberals felt the State of Israel was exempt from criticism applied elsewhere? Our guest today Benjamin Balthaser, who teaches multi-ethnic literature at Indiana University, talks about a little known history: Most liberal and left Jewish The post The Jewish Tradition of Anti-Zionism appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Trump’s experiment failed. His TV ads trying to gin up fear of protesters backfired. According to George Lakey, long time activist, retired Swarthmore professor, and author of many books, the center is now even more likely to defend against invasions The post Lessons from Portland: Notice What Our Power Is appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Chaos and anarchy engulfing America. Won’t that be the result of “defunding the police?” A Trump ad (audio included herein) gins up that fear. But using war-fighting methods and equipment demonstrably feeds and exacerbates violence. Fighting crime after the fact The post Defund Police? How Dangerous is That?! appeared first on Keeping Democracy Ali…
 
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