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Updated January 2020
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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 ...
 
WORKSHED. Noun (Plural Worksheds) A shed where work is carried out. An occasional podcast hosted by Ian Lawton - Things and stuff about things and stuff... | Occasional guests are invited in the workshed, occasionally.
 
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 artistsinstrumentals . 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 gro ...
 
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There’s been no coverage in America of the extended turmoil engulfing France since early December. But it is huge, and it is a major intensification of a worldwide struggle against neoliberal globalism. As Macron’s government and so many others aim The post Massive French Strike: What You Haven’t Heard appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
As our guest author Rebecca Gordon explains the term “deep state” is from Turkey, where they have government by a criminal gang. And though Trump clearly enjoys accusing others of what he displays, the legitimate government, the one filled with The post Q: What is The “Deep State?” A: The Opposite of What Trump Says It Is. appeared first on Keeping…
 
According to our guest historian James Banner, “The first instance of executive branch malfeasance occurred in 1792, during Washington’s first term in office.” So since instituting a new government designed to be of, by, and for all the citizens, it The post From 1792 to Nixon to Reagan to Trump’s New Levels of Malfeasance appeared first on Keeping…
 
Did you know the United States had open borders for 100 years? Building walls and caging children as families are separated certainly won’t stop the flow of refugees. People only flee their homes from truly extreme threats and can not The post Borders: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Populism is defined as “a political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups.” We never hear of the grassroots Tea Party any more because they won. The took The post From The Bottom Up: Real Change, Right and Left appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Hundreds of thousands of lives are suddenly at great risk. As former national security advisor Susan Rice writes “Full-scale conflict is not a certainty, but the probability is higher than at any point in decades.” With us to discuss the The post Iraq/Iran: Reverberations From The Assassination appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Often called the father of scientific or objective history, the ancient Greek philosopher Thucydides did not see himself that way. According to our guest, history can never be a blueprint. We just can’t make sense of it. There are no The post Hardly A Science, Can We Actually Learn From History? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been president of Mexico just over a year and he is already had success bringing great change. Much to the distress of the oligarchy which has ruled for decades. His new left party MORENA now The post Well Hidden: Left Progress in Mexico And Stability in Syria appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
You’ve heard of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914 between the trenches of the British and German soldiers. These were indeed brave men. But that was not the only such event: there were desertions, mutinies, and fraternizations. Today it seems The post The Christmas Truce: Powerful, Brave, and Not So Isolated appeared first on Keeping Democracy Ali…
 
It’s more than the similar time of year. According to guest Rabbi Michael Lerner, of Tikkun Magazine and chair of the Network of Spiritual Progressives, both holidays mark times in which people without power successfully took on the powers of The post Christmas/Hanukkah Are About Strength Through Generosity, Not Dominance appeared first on Keeping …
 
A new executive order by President Trump stamps a radical new definition on the meaning of anti-semitism. Its purpose is to clamp down on freedom of speech. A Chicago area rabbi says her congregants have said “this feels like the The post Trump Order Threatens Jews and Free Speech appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Hard to imagine but the mainstream media has it wrong. What has been pictured as a crushing blow was actually a victory for progressive politics in the UK. Across Europe and Britain, working people are standing up against what our The post Brit Election Was Actually a Win for Anti-Globalist Left–Really! appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Chinese leadership in Beijing is very insecure. They control many distinct regions of the vast country and what’s going on right now in Hong Kong makes them worry about leakage. Former Hong Kong and China correspondent for BusinessWeek Dave Lindorff The post Hong Kong Explained appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
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.…
 
It didn’t start with W’s 2003 war on Iraq. The British have plundered what is now Iraq since the 19th century. After the incredible economic and physical devastation and perhaps a million deaths, though little noticed in the news, the The post Plundered Iraq Rising Up appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
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Consumed with Brexit, the old upper and lower class divisions are themselves divided. According to professor Kenneth Surin, a Brit teaching at Duke, the decision made by voters in the upcoming general election will be of major importance. On one The post The Crucial December 12th British Election Explained appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
We all know that, thanks to Trump giving them a green light, Erdogan’s Turkish military is now aggressively slaughtering the stateless Kurdish people. Kurdish women warriors were exceptionally effective in their fight against our common enemy ISIS. Yet Trump abandoned The post The Kurds are a Nation; Why Don’t They Have a State? appeared first on K…
 
Bolivia’s first indigenous president Evo Morales brought better lives to many of the dispossessed, yet he was recently overthrown. What of the role of the US and Brazil’s right wing leader Bolsonaro? On part one Bolivia scholar Nicole Fabricant explains The post The Truth On Bolivia//Believing Trumps Lies appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
We were all startled by Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant frenzy launched in 2015. But there is solid precedent. In an article in The New Yorker, acclaimed author of many history books, Adam Hochschild tells the tale: When America Tried to Deport The post Deport the Immigrants and Radicals: Trump’s Precedent 100 Years ago appeared first on Keeping Demo…
 
Why did so many Obama voters go for Trump in 2016? What happens when party elites don’t know how to react to changes of popular opinion at the ground level? While they may try to do both: keep the elite The post When Political Parties Lose the Consent of the Governed: The Civil War and Donald Trump appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
The New Deal aspect of the Green New Deal often gets forgotten. The goal now as in the 1930s is to make the state the instrument of the popular will. Democratizing the economy, making it work for the common good, The post A New Deal That’s Also Green appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.By Burt Cohen
 
All too often, schools function as a pipeline to prison for troubled kids. Kicking out troublemakers, punishing for bad attitudes leaves kids feeling they are disposable. Authoritarian models too often make schools feel like locations for punishment, when they can The post The Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls appeared fi…
 
Host Ian Lawton and author Mary McGrath discuss how one may experience grief without the trappings of religion. Mary is the author of Grieving Without Gods, contributes to Moments Magazine and volunteers at A Little Lifetime Foundation. Mary's blog: https://grievingwithoutgods.wordpress.com For more information and support for bereaved parents visi…
 
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.…
 
We traditional Americans are doing what we can to take on oligarchy, plutocracy, and patriarchy.But our effectiveness is limited if we do not figure out the whys and hows of what our guest Melanie Joy calls “powerarchy.” Her new book The post The Psychological Base of “Powerarchy” appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Conventional Democratic Party wisdom is that McGovern lost to Nixon because he was too liberal, and as a result of that belief, ever since that loss party insiders have trended steadily to the right. But if today’s measuring tools had The post Democrats Took The Wrong Lessons from McGovern 1972 appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
It’s not only Trump who is pushing cruelty. Since right wing Republicans have very successfully gained control over the third branch of government, the judicial branch, we should expect to see many examples of cruelty dictating decisions by the Supreme The post Cruelty Steers the New Supreme Court Docket appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
No question: today’s biggest unsolved problems came at the hands of the so-called centrists of both parties. Historian and author Professor Andrew Bacevich argues that while of course Trump must be removed, the constant focus of impeachment is a way The post Impeachment: Restore Entitled “Centrist” Ds and Rs to Power? appeared first on Keeping Demo…
 
Across Europe tens of millions of refugees are living in horrible conditions, as countries erect razor wire to keep them out. Our guest today Tim Horgan of the World Affairs Council argues it is best to keep people where they The post A Real Solution To Refugee Crisis appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Pure individualism is not conservatism, much as though people who call themselves conservatives like to think it is. They’ll tell you the American Dream is individuals becoming super rich. But the more traditional definition is one of equal opportunity and The post “Conservatives” Not At All Conservative appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
It’s become “a nearly despotic branch of government.” But wasn’t the Supreme Court created to be a check on the powers of the executive and legislative, making certain they adhere to the Constitution? Author Thom Hartmann is a progressive national The post Thom Hartmann: Hidden History of Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America appeared first on …
 
Host Ian Lawton speaks with Peter Hanlon a Bereavement Therapist from A Little Lifetime Foundation in a podcast that was never intended to be a podcast. This episode is the rescued audio from an interview conducted for a documentary where the footage is unfortunately unusable. Ian and Peter speak openly and honestly about infant loss from the point…
 
Did Trump mean to be anti-Semitic with his insistence that Jewish Americans who vote Democratic are disloyal? According to our first guest, civil justice advocate and attorney Mark Bello, without question yes, Trump is anti-Semitic. And he says Trump is The post Trump and “Disloyal Jews”//The Corpse of Franco and Democracy in Spain appeared first o…
 
We take democracy for granted, but as author Richard C.Lyons tells it, democracy is a recessive gene. Tyranny is much more able to dominate. Tyranny? What does that ancient word even mean? In his new book: The DNA of Democracy, The post The DNA of Democracy: It’s A Recessive Gene appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Could Trump get something right? Retired US Army officer and prolific writer of military policy analysis Danny Sjursen compares how the brass In Washington sees Afghanistan versus the empirical knowledge from people on the ground. The commanders see Afghanistan as The post Trump and the ‘Gated Communities’ of Afghanistan appeared first on Keeping D…
 
What keeps Trump was his false version of “Roses.” An uplift from everyday dullness. Looking at the upcoming election, our guest today Professor Ed Simon argues that “those that will be the most successful will be those that speak of The post Not Just “Bread,” To Win Democrats Must Offer “Roses Too,” A Sense of Meaning appeared first on Keeping Dem…
 
He’s often said to be England’s Trump. And many hope his reign as Prime Minister of the UK will be the shortest in British history. How much damage will Boris Johnson do to formerly great Britain? The chaos is astounding. The post BoJo’s Brexit Helter Skelter appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Melting polar ice caps is great for the rapacious oil and gas industry. Trump denying climate change and wanting to buy Greenland is actually part of the logic of what drives our military policy. Our guest on this show journalist The post Climate Change Serves Oil and the Pentagon appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
When Nixon lied, it was an earthquake. Now Trump lies many times a day. Does it matter? Why is it that evangelicals remain solid with Trump? How is it that evangelicals no longer care about his personal immorality? Do Christian The post Evangelicals Quit Nixon: Why Do They Stick With Trump? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Did you ever imagine we would have actual concentration camps in America? What would you have done in Germany in the 1930s? Never Again means never again. On the first half, Sara Caplan talks about the new grassroots movement called The post Concentration Camps-Never Again!//Red Summer 100 Years Ago appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Trump is not the first. Author of many history books Adam Hochschild writes: “The last time we had anything similar from Washington was almost exactly 100 years ago and it, too, involved a flood of angry rhetoric and a fear The post Woodrow Wilson And Trump: Fanning the Flames of Hate appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
On the first half of the podcast, from Barcelona Spain, professor of political philosophy and journalist Santiago Zabala reports on the rise of the new European nationalistic fascism. He answers these questions: What is it? Why is it happening? How The post The New EuroFascism//Slavery Ended Had Brits Won 1776? appeared first on Keeping Democracy A…
 
It’s not perfect. Much as we’d prefer to see the 1787 Constitution as a rock solid always-dependable foundation, our guests argue there are fault lines that we can not see but are always there. In their new book Fault Lines The post Fault Lines In the Constitution: Unseen Until Too Late? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Host Ian Lawton connects with Buddhist Recovery Teacher Vince Cullen as they discuss Vince's colourful history in how he became connected to the world of Buddhism as a form of recovery from addiction. To connect with Vince: www.hungryghostretreats.org www.5th-precept.org The Forgiveness Workbook mentioned on the show. To book one of his upcoming re…
 
If America’s founders saw where we are today,thy might have thought King George won the war. Instead of democratic control over the common good, a government of by and for the people, today it’s an 18th century style oligarchy. In The post Recreating a Democratic Economy: Our Founders Vision appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
It’s a long and oscillating history: America welcoming immigrants and telling them to go home. As Washington Post senior editor Marc Fisher explains, it didn’t start with Trump: “there’s a long history of rejecting “different” Americans:” Eastern European, Irish, German, The post “Go Home” Rhetoric is as American as Immigration Itself appeared firs…
 
If we criticize Trump, we don’t love America. If we learn history, we are disloyal. You know that’s what a lot of people on the right (in larger numbers than we’d imagined) are claiming. But what is Patriotism? Does the The post Are Most Americans Unpatriotic? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Safe comfortable myth is so soothing, but art, by its nature, is often about challenging the viewer. You may have heard of the controversy about large Depression-era murals on the walls of San Francisco’s George Washington High School. After 80 The post Erasing Unsettling Truth: The San Francisco Mural Controversy appeared first on Keeping Democrac…
 
Gleefully ferreting out deception and laughing at it. An overall spirit of irreverence arising out of the rigid white-bread conformity of the 1950s, Mad Magazine has published its last all-new edition. Today we talk with national affairs correspondent for The The post The Brave Freedom of Satire: Mad Magazine’s Crucial Legacy appeared first on Keep…
 
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