Just Another Day in America

I have to spend most of the day on the phone fighting with health insurance companies. I started today's show explaining what that's all about... I spoke with emptywheel's Marcy Wheeler about Occupy Wall Street, the latest bullshit thwarted "terror plot" and our experience in Washington DC at Rep. Dave Camp's office... Crooks and Liars' founder, and one of the three members behind the Blue America PAC, John Amato joined me to talk about the C&L Occu-Pie pizza deliveries to 25 occupations around the country and lots more. And I played Ted Rall's speech calling for a revolution Thursday night [...]

The Beginning is Here

A sign I saw in Washington DC's Freedom Plaza read "The Beginning is Near!".  It's obviously a play on the paranoids' "the end is near" theme.. but it was wrong. The Beginning is HERE! This morning on the show, I told about my trip to DC to participate in the Take Back the American Dream conference, sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future, Rebuild the Dream, and MoveOn.org, plus the Stop the Machine - Create a New World October2011.org occupation of Freedom Plaza.  I was straddling both worlds of the progressive movement to change this country for the better... I [...]

I Lost My Job, But I Found An Occupation

"I Lost My Job, But I Found An Occupation" -- That's one of the many creative signs I saw at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC at the start of the October2011.org - Stop the Machine, Save the World occupation. This action has been in the planning stages for a few months now.  I was one of the original signers of the pledge that reads "I pledge that if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan on Thursday, October 6, 2011, as that occupation goes into its 11th year, I will commit to being in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., with [...]

Walking the Talk – All the Way to DC

              I do a lot of talking every day, but I'd never ask my listeners to do anything I wouldn't do myself. For a few months, I've been spreading the word about the October 2011 movement. And recently I've been telling you about the Take Back the American Dream conference, organized by the Campaign for America's Future, Van Jones' American Dream movement, and MoveOn.org. I'll be attending both next week, as I head to Washington DC. In my absence, Shane-O of the Funked in the Head show will be filling in for me, and [...]

Save Me From Tomorrow

We're setting sail To the place on the map from which no one has ever returned Torn by the promise of the joker and the fool By the light of the crosses that burn Torn by the promise of the women and the lace And the gold and the cotton and pearls It's the place where they keep all the darkness you meet You sail away from the light of the world Listen baby - you will pay tomorrow You're gonna pay tomorrow You will pay tomorrow Save me, save me from tomorrow I don't want to sail with this [...]

Call Out The Instigators, Because There’s Something In The Air

Call out the instigators Because there's something in the air We've got to get together sooner or later Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right And you know that it's right We have got to get it together We have got to get it together now Last night after dinner, I clicked the streaming link to see what's happening at the Occupy Wall Street movement just in time to see Michael Moore speaking to the crowd.  I played some of his speech on the show this morning, and found the video for those of you who did not [...]

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