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Sam and Emma host legal scholar and human rights activist Noura Erakat to discuss Israel's latest assault on Palestinians in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and the larger colonial apartheid project carried out by Israel since its inception and the United States's blank check to Israel. And in the Fun Half: Nomiki Konst introduces MR to her …
 
This week on Ring of Fire, Ben Freeman, Director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative joins us to discuss Saudi Arabia’s latest tactic when it comes to lobbying the US government, taking its lobbying operation from Washington DC to middle America. and Heather Digby Parton will be here to run down the biggest stories of the week. Become …
 
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Israeli forces continue to escalate violence against Palestinian civilians in Gaza, destroying a 13-story residential building with airstrikes, prompting a fresh wave of rocket fire from Hamas. Meanwhile, a federal judge dismissed the NRA’s bankruptcy plea in …
 
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Israeli military and police forces continued their campaign of violence against Palestinians on Monday, killing somewhere around 20 people, including 9 children, after responding to sporadic rocket fire with several airstrikes. Meanwhile, Joe Biden announces s…
 
Sam and Emma host journalist Cory Doctorow to discuss his new book “How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism” on the issue of tech monopolies, antitrust laws, and what we can do to reign in Facebook and Google. They explore big tech’s self-portrayal as mind manipulators, how their power comes from a historically cooperative relationship between the g…
 
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Israeli police brutally cracked down on protests over the weekend, further persecuting a Palestinian community already threatened by Israeli settlers trying to forcibly evict them from their homes. Meanwhile, the GOP is once again in turmoil, as House leaders …
 
Sam and Emma host Heather Parton, columnist at Salon.com and proprietor of “Digby’s Hullabaloo,” and talk with attorney Steven Donziger about the criminal conspiracy that Chevron has been enacting against him. Heather, Sam, and Emma delve deep into the chokehold Donald Trump has over Republican fealty, and what (and who) this might affect in the co…
 
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Florida has become the latest state to pass Republican legislation making it harder for people to vote. Voter advocacy groups are already challenging the new law in court. Meanwhile, Brazilian police committed a massacre in one of Rio’s largest favelas. At lea…
 
Sam and Emma host Ian Millhiser, Vox senior correspondent, to discuss his new book, “The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court Is Reshaping America,” and how conservative control of the courts could impact democratic government for years to come. They chat about coming out of a decade defined by congressional inaction and judicial activism, how th…
 
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: In a boost for global health equity, the US changes its position on coronavirus vaccine patents. If all goes well, corporate property rights may soon come second to boosting vaccine production. Meanwhile, a federal judge strikes down a federal moratorium on ev…
 
Sam and Emma host Elizabeth Catte, author of Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia to discuss how Virginia's embrace of eugenics allowed the state government to control its poor white population, land rights, and why we've memory-holed our eugenics past. And in the Fun Half: Anthony Fauci's disingenuous "agnostic" remarks about v…
 
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: It’s an economic scourge that costs workers at least $15 billion a year. It’s called wage theft, and a new report explains why corporations keep getting away with it. Meanwhile, did the US government kill a young Black Panther activist in 1969? A new bill by o…
 
Sam and Emma host Aaron Kleinman, Director of Research at the Future Now, to discuss how the 2020 Census data will impact redistricting in the House. Then Astra Taylor and Umme Hoque from the Debt Collective join to discuss how those striking against student debt will escalate their demands now that the Biden Administration has not met their demand…
 
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: The Biden Administration announced that it would increase the country’s refugee admissions cap after weeks of criticism for continuing Trump’s barbaric policies. Meanwhile, experts believe that thanks to vaccine skeptics and dangerous variants of the disease, …
 
Sam and Emma host author and activist Victoria Law to discuss her new book, “Prisons Make Us Safer”: And 20 Other Myths about Mass Incarceration, on how our perception of incarceration has been wrong from the start. We're live at noon ET. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get …
 
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: The Biden administration released the Trump administration’s secret set of rules for carrying out drone strikes, prompting new calls for him to end targeted killings once and for all. Meanwhile, police departments across the country are struggling to get their…
 
This week on Ring of Fire; Nick Martin, of The New Republic, joins us to discuss the epidemic of abandoned oil wells throughout the United States. and Heather Digby Parton will be here to run down the biggest stories of the week. What are you missing? On today’s member show you’ll hear an interview Sam did with historian, Stephen Wertheim, Director…
 
Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene, staff writer at the New Republic, to situate us after 100 days of the Biden presidency, exploring how his administration is inviting pressure to force them towards progressive policy, and how we’re still in a grey area in terms of knowing what the Senate is genuinely willing to get done. Then, they chat about Pareene…
 
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: President Joe Biden’s Labor Secretary, Marty Walsh, has signaled his department may take a stand for gig workers’ rights. It would be long overdue and much welcomed by millions. Meanwhile, a new study confirms what many social justice protesters observed last …
 
Sam and Emma host David Dayen, Executive Editor at The American Prospect, to assess Biden's first 100 days in office, what he's accomplished, what's been left on the table, and how we should read last night’s address as we move forward. They talk discourse versus policy, how lingering deficit hawkery obfuscates the future benefits of childcare and …
 
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: For the first time last night, and just short of his hundredth day in office, President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress. He said America is on the move again, and back to stay – got it, Jack? Meanwhile, three new studies reveal the plague of en…
 
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