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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 ...
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Politicians know the consequences of voters being ignored.There are tens of millions of people who used to be middle class but a revived Poor People’s Campaign just may connect and inspire. According to today’s guest, campaign policy director Shailly Gupta The post Waking the Sleeping Giant: 85 Million Americans appeared first on Keeping Democracy …
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Politicians know the consequences of voters being ignored.There are tens of millions of people who used to be middle class but a revived Poor People’s Campaign just may connect and inspire. According to today’s guest, campaign policy director Shailly Gupta The post Waking the Sleeping Giant: 85 Million Americans appeared first on Keeping Democracy …
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The comfort of colonial powers relied on them not seeing the damage to exploited nations. So it is with mining and milling the uranium for nuclear power. Victims then as now are people without power, indigenous populations which are health The post Green? Not Hardly: Nuclear Power is Racist, Sexist, and Ageist. appeared first on Keeping Democracy A…
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The comfort of colonial powers relied on them not seeing the damage to exploited nations. So it is with mining and milling the uranium for nuclear power. Victims then as now are people without power, indigenous populations which are health The post Green? Not Hardly: Nuclear Power is Racist, Sexist, and Ageist. appeared first on Keeping Democracy A…
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As we head into the elections, both parties have made “the border crisis” THE issue. But humans have always moved. Our guest, John Washington whose new book is The Case for Open Borders, argues stopping immigration exacerbates crime. The negative The post The Only Crisis is What the Refugees are Fleeing appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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As we head into the elections, both parties have made “the border crisis” THE issue. But humans have always moved. Our guest, John Washington whose new book is The Case for Open Borders, argues stopping immigration exacerbates crime. The negative The post The Only Crisis is What the Refugees are Fleeing appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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When you’re in a hole, stop digging. The currently pervasive approach to abuse disorder is a total failure; it exacerbates the problem. Could it be time to stop doing that? On this show experts in the field with personal knowledge The post Not Punishment: Treat Addicts as Full and Complete Humans? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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When you’re in a hole, stop digging. The currently pervasive approach to abuse disorder is a total failure; it exacerbates the problem. Could it be time to stop doing that? On this show experts in the field with personal knowledge The post Not Punishment: Treat Addicts as Full and Complete Humans? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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We’re in wars all over the globe; is America more secure now? It’s basically been one war party in Washington for decades. The idea of restraint has been anathema to any member of congress, as every one seeks re-election and The post Conservatives Emerging Against Perpetual War appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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We’re in wars all over the globe; is America more secure now? It’s basically been one war party in Washington for decades. The idea of restraint has been anathema to any member of congress, as every one seeks re-election and The post Conservatives Emerging Against Perpetual War appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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Large transfers of population, meaning massive destruction of living areas. Racist colonialism; the intent to eliminate. Total domination through force. On this show Franklin and Marshall College History professor Van Gosse talks about similarities and differences between the American War The post Israel’s Vietnam? appeared first on Keeping Democra…
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Large transfers of population, meaning massive destruction of living areas. Racist colonialism; the intent to eliminate. Total domination through force. On this show Franklin and Marshall College History professor Van Gosse talks about similarities and differences between the American War The post Israel’s Vietnam? appeared first on Keeping Democra…
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India enjoys a romanticized image; you may think of Gandhi or the Beatles visit there. The reality is open repression and violence against the large Muslim minority. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited America and the bulldozer is the symbol The post Not Just America: India’s Exceptionally Harsh Religious Nationalism appeared first on Kee…
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India enjoys a romanticized image; you may think of Gandhi or the Beatles visit there. The reality is open repression and violence against the large Muslim minority. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited America and the bulldozer is the symbol The post Not Just America: India’s Exceptionally Harsh Religious Nationalism appeared first on Kee…
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America today is not the America of the past. But in his new book What it Took to Win, author and history professor Michael Kazin, it’s clear what has and still works. This fear of popular movements has fed the The post What it Takes for Democrats to Win: Historian Michael Kazin appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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America today is not the America of the past. But in his new book What it Took to Win, author and history professor Michael Kazin, it’s clear what has and still works. This fear of popular movements has fed the The post What it Takes for Democrats to Win: Historian Michael Kazin appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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So many mass shootings; how did the gun culture become so powerful? Look to the Civil War: Militarily devastated, the angry determined Confederate culture transformed guns into a totem. In this revealing discussion, U of Wisconsin-Madison professor Nick Buttrick sheds The post The South Won: Today’s Gun Culture appeared first on Keeping Democracy A…
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So many mass shootings; how did the gun culture become so powerful? Look to the Civil War: Militarily devastated, the angry determined Confederate culture transformed guns into a totem. In this revealing discussion, U of Wisconsin-Madison professor Nick Buttrick sheds The post The South Won: Today’s Gun Culture appeared first on Keeping Democracy A…
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They’re not supposed to be an arm of either political party. The word “supreme” means above it all but that’s not what we’ve got in 2024. The majority often contrives constitutional reasons to impose a right wing agenda. How can The post The Supreme Court: How Can We Fix it? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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They’re not supposed to be an arm of either political party. The word “supreme” means above it all but that’s not what we’ve got in 2024. The majority often contrives constitutional reasons to impose a right wing agenda. How can The post The Supreme Court: How Can We Fix it? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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The big fish love the UN Security Council. It keeps them able to make wars. But the UN was not always toothless nor must it always remain so. Two badly behaved little boys really can’t be the only option for The post With Courage In The UN, Peace is Possible in Ukraine appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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The big fish love the UN Security Council. It keeps them able to make wars. But the UN was not always toothless nor must it always remain so. Two badly behaved little boys really can’t be the only option for The post With Courage In The UN, Peace is Possible in Ukraine appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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History moves in many different directions at the same time. On this show author and independent journalist Patrick Lawrence explains how as we begin a new year there is optimism beneath the pessimism. The failure of our many imperial policies The post 2024: The Positive Breakdown of “Rules Based Order.” appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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History moves in many different directions at the same time. On this show author and independent journalist Patrick Lawrence explains how as we begin a new year there is optimism beneath the pessimism. The failure of our many imperial policies The post 2024: The Positive Breakdown of “Rules Based Order.” appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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It’s so much easier to break things than to build them. The right wing group Moms for Liberty claimed that “Parental rights do not stop at the classroom door,” but their real goal was to destroy public education. On this The post The Rise and Stunning Fall of “Moms for Liberty” appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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It’s so much easier to break things than to build them. The right wing group Moms for Liberty claimed that “Parental rights do not stop at the classroom door,” but their real goal was to destroy public education. On this The post The Rise and Stunning Fall of “Moms for Liberty” appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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We all know there are powers determined to destroy democracy. The ubiquity of hand held video cameras has the unique power to disrupt the narrative of power. On this show author Phil Allen talks about his new book The Prophetic The post The Cellphone Camera: The Power of Truth that Can’t Be Stopped appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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We all know there are powers determined to destroy democracy. The ubiquity of hand held video cameras has the unique power to disrupt the narrative of power. On this show author Phil Allen talks about his new book The Prophetic The post The Cellphone Camera: The Power of Truth that Can’t Be Stopped appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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In the pivotal yer of 1916, Jewish leaders like Jacob Schiff opposed creation of a Jewish state. That was the majority opinion, unlike now. The financier who was instrumental in creating the Wall St we know today, made sure to The post Mainstream Jewish Americans Opposed Creation of Israel appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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In the pivotal yer of 1916, Jewish leaders like Jacob Schiff opposed creation of a Jewish state. That was the majority opinion, unlike now. The financier who was instrumental in creating the Wall St we know today, made sure to The post Mainstream Jewish Americans Opposed Creation of Israel appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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At this Christmas time of year, we all think about giving. But what are philanthropists all about? To launder a plutocrat’s reputation, preserving great wealth and maintaining dominance and control. Our guest Edgar Villanueva has a new book, a second The post The Self Serving Purpose of Philanthropy appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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At this Christmas time of year, we all think about giving. But what are philanthropists all about? To launder a plutocrat’s reputation, preserving great wealth and maintaining dominance and control. Our guest Edgar Villanueva has a new book, a second The post The Self Serving Purpose of Philanthropy appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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If the plaintiffs get their way, Moore vs United States could be the wedge that prevents a wealth tax. Guests on this show are law professors and authors Joseph Fishkin and William Forbath whose op-ed in the New York Times The post The Case Before the SupCo That Could Hjiack a Wealth Tax appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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If the plaintiffs get their way, Moore vs United States could be the wedge that prevents a wealth tax. Guests on this show are law professors and authors Joseph Fishkin and William Forbath whose op-ed in the New York Times The post The Case Before the SupCo That Could Hjiack a Wealth Tax appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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Keeping one ethnicity in control: The Israeli state and Modi’s India. Palestinians and India’s Muslim minority. The chumminess of Bibi and Modi. And in both cases, the oppressors ask: who lit the fire? On this show, Stan Cox explains the The post Parallels: Israel and India; Bibi and Modi appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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Keeping one ethnicity in control: The Israeli state and Modi’s India. Palestinians and India’s Muslim minority. The chumminess of Bibi and Modi. And in both cases, the oppressors ask: who lit the fire? On this show, Stan Cox explains the The post Parallels: Israel and India; Bibi and Modi appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
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