It's a busy Wednesday show, as Nicole attempts to recap the president's executive action on guns as he announced yesterday, and Bernie Sanders great speech on Wall Street and financial reform. Today's guests are Deborah Newell Tornello with our first dip into the Oy FloriDUH files for 2016. Igor Volsky of Think Progress joins in to talk guns and hypocrite Congressmen; and Billy Joe Bill, one of the attorneys for Tamir Rice's mother joins in too.
I'm having some challenges with today's show. While I'm attempting to upload the podcast, enjoy this live stream of Bernie Sanders' policy speech on Wall Street reform. I'm pretty confident that it won't be broadcast live anywhere in the mainstream corporate media.
If you've not had the chance to hear Senator Sanders at the National Press Club, here's a chance to correct that; he was in rare form. [Expected the hair to be more muzzled by the last declarative sentence.] If you were to ask me what his major mistake has been, it’s that he thought that after putting together this extraordinary grassroots movement of young people, minorities and working-class people and getting elected to the presidency, then he thought he could sit down with the Republicans and negotiate all these agreements. He was mistaken. The implied pulse [...]
Today's Los Angeles Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter: We spend billions on tools of war, benefiting a few, but we eschew spending for human purposes, never giving consideration to a democracy's responsibility to invest in its people to help share economic well-being and vote with a country-nurturing insight. Must funds always be unlimited for those things that enrich defense contractors or help Wall Street speculation but not for investment in the people? Jim Hoover, Huntington Beach
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Today's show began with a simulcast of the ustream live video via TheOther99 from Wall Street. As I noted Monday morning, Mayor Bloomberg's fascist tactics of having the NYPD raid the OWS encampment at Zuccotti Park in the dead of night would make the protesters even more determined. As the sign says, "Screw us and we multiply". That was evident this morning for tens of thousands who were watching the live streams - and in this photo tweeted by Michael Moore (@MMFlint) On today's show, I spoke with Greg Basta of NYCC about the activities planned in NYC today. From [...]
That's the cover of the April 15 edition of Rolling Stone magazine, one of the few magazines we still subscribe to here in this house. Yes, I like the music, but it's the journalistic gems - most importantly from Matt Taibbi - that keep me coming back for more. Taibbi's latest, "The Real Housewives of Wall Street", gets behind the top-secret walls of the Fed and exposes massive, sickening giveaways of our tax dollars. I won't paraphrase Taibbi, but instead tell you to click the link, read the story, and listen to our interview. Yes, it will make you angry. [...]
MSNBC's Tamryn Hall actually asked Ryan Grim that question this afternoon, to which he answered an emphatic "Yes.. Happy 420". I'm not kidding... See for yourself in what was one of the best segments I've seen on the place for politics, during the daytime anyway... I put together my own 420 salute, with a little help from Ryan Grim's appearance with Tamryn Hall on MSNBC... And Ryan Grim joined my on the show tonight too, to discuss the origins of 420, and take a look at the progress we've made toward ending prohibition. By the way, if you're curious about [...]