The Dynamics Between Party and Movement

FEATURING NORMAN SOLOMON – Rising Up host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Bernie Sanders delegate and co-founder of RootsAction.org, Norman Solomon about the complex dynamics between political parties and social movements and how democracy is a messy affair, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Norman Solomon, pledged delegate for Bernie Sanders at the DNC, co-founder…

Former Philly Police Captain Ray Lewis Speaks Out on Poverty in His City, Activism, Sanders, Police Brutality, and More

FEATURING RAY LEWIS – Among the thousands of activists that have gathered in Philadelphia to protest at the Democratic National convention, is an unlikely figure – a former police captain. Retired captain Ray Lewis gained national fame when he was arrested as an Occupy Wall Street activist 5 years ago. Since then he has embraced…

Progressives Who Use An “Inside-Outside” Strategy of Change Tout Bernie’s Success

FEATURING DONNA SMITH – For years the organization Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) urged Senator Bernie Sanders to run for President. When he finally did, the resounding success of his campaign vindicated the “inside-outside” strategy that some American progressives strongly espouse. Now that the Sanders campaign has ended, the question remains, will the “political revolution”…

Mainstream Media Continues to Fail The Public in DNC Reporting

FEATURING JEFF COHEN – Mainstream media coverage of the Democratic National Convention has focused on the dissension within the Party but with little explanation of issues and why so many Bernie Sanders delegates are refusing to go along with the Clinton nomination. Former president Bill Clinton spoke from the floor of the convention on Tuesday…

Jill Stein Crashes The Democratic Party!

FEATURING DR. JILL STEIN – Rising Up host, Sonali Kolhatkar, with the help of Free Speech TV, helped Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein get access to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia where the Democratic National Convention’s second day is commencing. Kolhatkar interviewed Stein in front of a phalanx of Secret Service staff…