Today we take a look at why no faith should be put in the Democratic Party to fight for progressive goals and how we can go about reforming the system to make all politicians responsive to their constituents
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
Ch. 2: Act 1: Why Dems Are Not Doing Better Running Up To 2014 - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 9-20-14
Ch. 3: Song 1: The Masochism Tango - More of Tom Lehrer
Ch. 4: Act 2: [email protected] on our painfully consistent foreign policy through the administrations - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 9-29-14
Ch. 5: Song 2: The Game Is Rigged - Badly Stuffed Animals
Ch. 6: Act 3: President Obama Plays Three Dimensional Appeasement - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-01-14
Ch. 7: Song 3: Sad But True - Change In the Weather
Ch. 8: Act 4: No Such Thing as a Political Savior - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 05-29-14
Ch. 9: Song 4: Save Ourselves - Bright Stars and Battle Scars
Ch. 8: Act 5: Progressives won't frame the debate - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 10-11-14
Ch. 9: Song 5: In the Beginning - The Dusty Foot Philosopher
Ch. 10: Act 6: Frustration in the White House press corps - @onthemedia - Air Date: 5-9-14
Ch. 11: Song 6: Tiny Wings Theme - Tiny Wings Theme - Single
Ch. 12: Act 7: Kickstarting the revolution - @dccommonsense with Dan Carlin - Air Date: 10-13-14
Ch. 13: Oil is the source of our middle-east troubles - Andon from Charlottesville, VA
Ch. 14: Republican hypocrisy on health care - Shawn from Portland, OR
Ch. 15: Political donation demands keep increasing - Maureen from Mass
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics
Ch. 16: Act 8: [email protected] is Underway - Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 17: Final comments on why we need to be bold and try something new
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone
Activism Update: MayDay is Underway!
MayDay PAC closes initial fundraising!
Support the MayDayPac candidates: ”Candidate Fact Sheet
Sources/additional glimmers of hope:
MayDay in the News round-up
"SCOTUS 'McCutcheon' Ruling to Help Super Rich Purchase Even MORE of American ‘Democracy' (And a reminder why elections still matter.)” via The Brad Blog
"Florida Governor Almost Calls Off Debate Over Fan” h/t Satiristas
"In Wisconsin, Dark Money Got a Mining Company What It Wanted: An accidentally released court filing reveals how one company secretly gave money to a nonprofit that helped get favorable mining legislation passed.” by Theodoric Meyer at ProPublica
Find out more about Dark Money: Money in Politics -- See Who's Giving & Who's Getting at OpenSecrets.org
Listen to the original activism segment: "MayDay PAC - via @MayOneUS - Best of the Left Activism” from BotL episode 839 (06/24/14): "Disinfecting the rot on American democracy (Money in Politics)”
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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The use of “troops” referenced here is, ironically, a more progressive language choice.
As always, thanks for the show, which I began listening to four years ago while tearing apart engines while serving in Japan.