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Episode 839

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Mar 7 2015

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Bruce Dixon

Ferguson forever: Liberals won't solve racial injustice as long as they are part of the problem.

Black Agenda Report’s Bruce Dixon challenges President Obama’s response to Ferguson, explains why mainstream liberal solutions to police and prison abuse actually sustain the problem, and proposes real changes to the American justice system.

Bruce critiques the White House’s Task Force for 21st Century Policing in his piece Obama’s Ferguson Commission a Joke: Why Liberal Proposals and “Solutions” Don’t Cut It for Black Agenda Report.



Ed Sutton

The other F-word: You can't call out modern day fascism if you can't say the word.

Live from Switzerland, newest Irregular Correspondent Ed Sutton considers the rise of the modern radical right and the left’s inability to pronounce, let alone confront, fascism.

Ed posted his essay In Defense of the F-Word: There are elements of neoliberalism that we consider fascistic. Let’s start calling them by their name. at AntiDote, his site which you should already be reading regularly.



Finis Dunaway

How mass media moved environmentalism from the political to the personal.

Historian Finis Dunaway explains how visual culture has shaped the modern environmental movement – from corporate takeovers of activism to emphasizing immediate spectacle over a focus on humanity’s slow violence against the Earth.

Finis is author of the new book Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images which is sort of hard to explain in a headline, but a really important work.



Brian Foley

Jury nullification is a right that turns jurors into citizens, not employees of the court system.

Brian Foley’s latest Lawpaganda segment looks at jury nullification – the power of juries to acquit defendants based not on innocence, but on immoral or destructive laws.

Brian recommends you read the article Jury Nullification: Why Every American Needs to Learn This Taboo Verdict by Kevin Mathews at Truthout.



Robert Scheer

Fear, secrecy and data fuel America's modern surveillance state.

Journalist Robert Scheer breaks down the DC/Silicon Valley merger running America’s wired tyranny, and explains why we should worry that we’ve never been so vulnerable to a government that has never been so secretive.

Bob’s newest book is They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.

Interview Transcript via Antidote Zine



Jeff Dorchen

How to kill endangered deer and homeless men - the Bollywood way.

Jeff Dorchen casts Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan with Dick Cheney and Henry Kissinger in a reactionary international thriller that has no enemies and no ending for its stars.