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  • 00:44

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    MAY 5, 2016


    This week, we’re talking with Move to Amend East Coast Volunteer Coordinator, Johannes Epkes who spent a few days representing Move to Amend at the multi-day event Democracy Awakening in Washington DC.  Johannes gives us the full scoop on what the event held, high points, low points, and some very important lessons on current democracy movement.


    Move to Amend Reports is the weekly podcast that details current events and features guests specializing in movement building, grassroots organizing, amending the Constitution, and issues being addressed by Move To Amend. 

  • 01:01

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    MARCH 24, 2016


    This week join us for a conversation about the damaging effects of money in US politics and the urgency of passing a constitutional amendment to end corporate constitutional rights and overturn Citizens United with lead co-sponsor of the We the People Amendment in the US House of Representatives (HJR 48), Representative Rick Nolan of Minnesota.  In the second half of the show, David Cobb, Move to Amend Outreach Director, talks with us about finding common ground in an era of deep political polarization to build a trans-political movement and all of Move to Amend’s exciting campaigns in this 2016 election year.


    Congressional leaders refer to Congressman Rick Nolan as “a political force of nature.” Returning to Congress in 2013 After more than 32 years in domestic and international business and community work, Congressman Nolan represents Minnesota’s sprawling 8th district. Nolan was recently named one of the top ten most effective Members of Congress in a study by the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University. He was also singled out by TIME magazine for his leadership in keeping America out of war with Syria. His leadership across the board has earned him praise from various Labor, business and consumer groups throughout the nation.


    David Cobb is Move to Amend’s Outreach Director and a Principal with the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy. He is a lawyer and political activist. David has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and has been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He truly believes we must use ALL the tools in the toolbox to effect the systemic social change we so desperately need.

  • 00:55

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    MARCH 17, 2016


    In the great tradition of Cesar Chavez and the California farmworkers, the Washington State farmworkers union, Familias Unidad por la Justicia, are calling for a berry boycott against Driscoll’s/Sakuma Farms.

    Join us this week as we explore the exploitative practices against farmworkers and the steps they are taking to protect themselves and the food we eat in a conversation with Familias Unidas president Ramón Torres, Move to Amend Board member and organizer with Community to Community, Edgar Franks, and a member of their Boycott Coordination Team, Stephanie Sisson.


    Learn more about the boycott at boycottsakumaberries.com.

  • 01:00

    PLEDGE TO AMEND WITH ALDOUS TYLER

    in Politics

    Corruption in the US government is increasingly being recognized as the central issue among all the battles activists are waging against the corporatocracy. It is time to have a conversation about a strategy to go on the offensive instead of playing an endless game of defense against all the consequences of unchecked corporate power over the US government.

    Aldous Tyler has been at the center of this fight in Madison, Wisconsin as host of TMI Radio. He ran in the Democratic primary for president in 2012 with a promise to support a constitutional amendment that would declare that money is not speech and corporations are not people with constitutional rights.

    We talk about the Pledge to Amend campaign, how it differs from the co-opted Move to Amend version and why we fully expect that it will be the nucleus for a true populist movement for democracy in America and the world once Americans grasp its significance. 

    This show was rebroadcast on March 29 at 9 AM PST/ 12 PM EST on the Star Com Radio network.

    Take Back America for the People is an educational nonprofit whose mission is to educate the American public on true costs of corporate control of the US government.

    Know the truth and the truth will set us free.

  • 01:05

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    APRIL 7, 2016


    The call for “political revolution” is strong in the 2016 election cycle, with many Americans turning to “outsider” political campaigns like Bernie Sanders to lead this revolution. Is it the role of political campaigns to be at the helm of popular movements, or is it the other way around? Join us as we examine the difference between political campaigns and social movements in the context of history with international, labor, and racial justice activist Bill Fletcher, Jr.

  • 01:04

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    JANUARY 21, 2016


    Today marks six years since the Supreme Court opened the floodgates of corporate money into democratic process and the launch of our movement to amend the Constitution to address the root causes of corporate rule. Join us for a LIVE podcast where we reflect on our accomplishments in 2015 and discuss what's in store for 2016 with Move to Amend national board members David Cobb, George Friday, and Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap. Listeners are invited to call in to ask questions on the strategic plan or anything else Move to Amend! 


    Beginning at 11:15am PST / 2:15pm EST, dial 646-652-2345 and press 1 after the prompt to ask a question. 

  • 00:31

    BONGO BOY ARTIST BLIND LEMON PLEDGE!

    in Culture


    Bongo Boy San Francisco Blues musician Blind Lemon Pledge.
     
    Blind Lemon Pledge is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who plays a combination of blues classics, re-imagined rock/pop standards and crowd-pleasing originals. His sound has been described as "Muddy Waters meets Hoagy Carmichael meets Bob Dylan meets Randy Newman." Since 2008, he has released four critically acclaimed albums with international airplay and rave reviews. He both records solo albums and leads an eponymously named acoustic string band playing all over the Bay Area. This March he released his fifth solo album.
    A welcoming addition to Bongo Boy Records and Bongo Boy TV and on the new Backroom Blues Volume series.
     

  • 00:56

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    DECEMBER 31, 2015


    As you enjoy holiday celebrations with friends and family, we’re sharing a unique music compilation featuring artists, activists, and cultural organizers supporting the movement for real democracy. Special thanks to Soul Circuitry for their support and pro! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Move to Amend!


     


    Donae James Johican ft. Shamako Noble & Anya


    Know the Way


     


    Matt Sadillo


    Call to Arms



    Salene Chandler


    Economic Bill of Rights


     


    Bill Valenti


    Put 'Em in Jail


    Corporate Gods (The Hobby Lobby Blues)


    Congress for Sale


     


    Shamako Noble


    Move to Amend


     


    Shamako Noble & Will See Copeland


    WTB 313


    From the Bay to the D


     


    Poesia


    FTP Militant Minded


    Breathing Life into an Occupation (Automatically Shining)


    Machete


     


    Jack Brown


    It Takes Love


     


    Jessica Munger


    The Push

  • 00:52

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    DECEMBER 10, 2015


    Fresh sweet berries are nature’s candy, or so we like to think. But there’s nothing natural about the inhumane treatment experienced by the farmworkers responsible for bringing those berries to your table.


    Join us for a conversation with farmworker and union activist Alfredo “Lelo” Juárez, and community organizer with Community to Community Development and Move to Amend board member Edgar Franks on the fight to expand democracy and procure human rights for migrant farmworkers, as we bring into focus the first farmworkers' union, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, and the ongoing boycott of berry products from corporate agribusiness, Sakuma Brothers Farms and Driscoll's.


    Learn more about the boycott, visit boycottsakumaberries.com.

  • 00:51

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    JANUARY 28, 2016


    The politics of hate is strong in the 2016 election cycle, and its rhetoric has few bigger targets than the people of the Muslim community. US history reveals a longstanding pattern by the ruling class using systems of oppression to divide and conquer the masses, with the poor and middle class of all colors being its biggest targets. Islam is no exception to this oppression, as the religion practiced by over 2 billion people is a frequent target for right-wing corporate networks seeking to make money off spreading fear and misinformation which fuels anti-Islamic extremism in the United States and a highly-profitable “War on Terror” in the Middle East.


    As communities of color mobilize movements for black lives and immigrant rights, the Muslim community is also rising to challenge the systems of racism and other oppressions still being enforced. We confront the problem of Islamophobia in American politics and clear up the common misconceptions about Islam in a conversation with Maheen Ahmed from the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

  • 00:31

    Pledge NOT to rely on HOPE this election year! - BS HC DT JV

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    The Philosophy Show Episode 131 : Pledge NOT to rely on HOPE this election year! - BS HC DT JV

    Love, Advice, Life, Events, Science, the Unknown and Open Phones (Minds & Hearts).

    If you would like a topic discussed or addressed, call in or write in. Show Format : 1/2 hr - Weds. nights / Thurs. mornings of each month {12:30 am EST} : First 5 minutes or so the host will present a topic then open the phones to live calls

    Philosophy Show topic of the week w / CONSPIRACY of the week, QUOTE of tha week, ADVICE of the week, REVIEW of the week & GUESS What News?? + your calls.

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    Logos Philosophy

    Libertarian Progressive

    March 24, 2015