Activists Face Arrest Protesting Trumpcare’s Cuts to Medicaid

FEATURING RHODA GIBSON and COLLEEN FLANAGAN – Senate Republicans finally unveiled their secret version of the American Health Care Act on Thursday morning. After suggesting that it would be a re-write of the House version of the bill, the Senate version was actually not too different. At the heart of the Senate healthcare bill are…

Applying Lessons From Anti-Apartheid Era to Today

FEATURING MADELINE JANIS – With Donald Trump’s on-going threats to cut off federal funding to sanctuary cities, some activists are looking to the past for lessons learned under President Reagan. Anti-Apartheid activists in the 1980s faced similar threats of cuts to federal funds under Reagan. A forthcoming report by social justice groups details how cities…

Naomi Klein Says “No Is Not Enough”

FEATURING NAOMI KLEIN – Seventeen years ago journalist and author Naomi Klein burst into international fame with her best-selling book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. Then, a decade ago Klein wrote her next book which became even more popular: “The Shock Doctrine,” a global exploration of historical events that fit a disturbing…

Progressive Populist Jim Hightower Reflects on Age of Trump

FEATURING JIM HIGHTOWER – Thousands of progressive activists and organizers gathered at the People’s Summit in Chicago last weekend to train, learn, and network in order to build political power. We’ve been bringing you coverage from that event all week and today, we turn to Jim Hightower. Find more at www.jimhightower.com. Jim Hightower, National radio…

Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Not Yet Over

FEATURING JUDITH LE BLANC – A federal judge this week unexpectedly ruled that the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project cannot simply function as planned. According to U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington the Army Corps of Engineers did not complete a proper environmental impact review. The judge laid out his arguments in a 91-page…

Jane Sanders Hopes To Build on Progressive Resurgence

FEATURING DR. JANE O’MEARA SANDERS – Four thousand progressive activists gathered last weekend in Chicago, Illinois for The People’s Summit, an impressive annual conference organized by the National Nurses United. In only its second year, the conference has grown dramatically, underscoring the resurgence from the left in large part, as a response to last year’s…

All Is Not Lost: Climate Justice in the Age of Trump

FEATURING ELIZABETH SAWIN – Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for deciding to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement – a largely symbolic yet important global pact to address climate change. But many leaders on the state and local level within the US have decided that they don’t need the federal government’s…

Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Defeated Yet Again

FEATURING COREY BRETTSCHNEIDER – A federal appeals court has once more handed Donald Trump a defeat by striking down the second iteration of his so-called travel ban, which critics refer to as a “Muslim ban.” Trump’s initial executive order curtailing the entry of people from 7 Muslim-majority nations suffered several legal defeats. In March he…