15. Community push to vote Trump out, Arizona's Lucha, Medicare For All movement, Michigan voices


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Sharing the 15th edition of the Free City Radio podcast ! This program looks at community activist voices in the U.S. who are articulating the important role that community mobilization played in voting Trump out. Importantly this podcast attempts to explore the ways that local activists worked in ways that intersected their ongoing daily organizing work with the priority of defeating Trump. First we hear from community activist Abril Gallardo from Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) a community organization that worked hard to mobilize against Trump while sustaining local organizing, info : https://luchaaz.org Second we go to Michigan, I got the chance to speak with Muslim community leaders who were involved in mobilizing Muslim communities in the Detroit region, including Dearborn, to vote heavily against Trump. I spoke with Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi and also Namira Islam Anani. In Michigan I also called Nicholas Jansen from the Sunrise Movement in Michigan who mobilized to vote against Trump to express the urgency of the climate justice movement, info https://www.sunrisemovement.org Also in this show we went to D.C. where I spoke with Ryan Grim who is the D.C. bureau chief for The Intercept, Ryan speaks about the shifting political reality in U.S. states like Georgia and Arizona, while also speaking about the growing importance of The Squad in the U.S. political landscape. Finally I got the chance to speak with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a primary care physician and the co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program (pnhp.org) who speaks about the sustaining importance of pushing the Medicare For All campaign in the U.S. not matter what happens in the 2020 election. Also Steffie speaks about the role of the private healthcare and pharmaceutical corporations on major media networks, given advertising dollars, CNN and other networks. Music on this show from Amir Amiri, Jordan Christoff, Rival Consoles, Invincible feat. Finale and Silvana di Lorenzo. This podcast is produced in collaboration with @radiockut community radio in Montreal where Free City Radio broadcasts every Wednesday, hosted by Stefan @spirodon Christoff.

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