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  • Thom Hartmann: Reversing America’s Financial Crash (Seattle Town Hall, May 21, 2014)

    Progressive talk radio host and prolific author Thom Hartmann outlines the structural roots of historic financial crashes and explains why the worst is yet to come.  Tying this to the decline of the middle class and record wealth disparity he makes the connection of why the current national movement for a constitutional amendment to overturn […]

  • Medical Marijuana Forum- Ryan Day clip

    The passage of I-502 which decriminalized possession and use of recreational marijuana could threaten access to medicine for Medical Marijuana patients in Washington State if the Legislature implements the state Liquor Control Board’s plan. The father of a 5 yo child who suffers from a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy which has been found […]

  • Pirate TV: Gary Greenberg with Philip Cushman: An Exposé of Psychiatry’s ‘Bible'

    Pirate TV this week Gary Greenberg with Philip Cushman: An Exposé of Psychiatry’s ‘Bible’ Also available: , Mon. 6/17 8-9 pm, Thurs. 1pm, Sat. 1am on Seattle Community Media. The American Psychiatric Association’s “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM) is the profession’s bible of diagnosis. Its fifth edition, set for May, radically broadens the […]

  • Chuck Thompson: Let the South Secede (video)

    One can only imagine the humiliation it must be that a black man is in the White House for all those bigoted rubes who were the target of Nixon’s divide and rule “Southern strategy”.  This strategy not only played a big role in getting him elected but has been the central pillar of Republican rule […]

  • Philip Warburg: Harvest the Wind

    Winds sweeping through the Great Plains once robbed the Farm Belt of its future, stripping away overworked topsoil and creating the dreaded Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Today, those winds are bringing new hope to declining rural communities across the American heartland—and nowhere is wind’s promise more palpable than in Cloud County, Kansas, where soaring […]

  • Greg Palast – How Billionaires Steal Elections

    In this video, Greg Palast talks about his book Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, where he teams with fiery editorial cartoonist Ted Rall to name and shame the billionaires buying up our democracy, and the disenfranchisement of millions through voter-ID laws, list purges, and other assaults to our civil rights.

  • Tim Noah: The Great Divergence-Web (May 16, 2012)

    For the past three decades, America has steadily become a nation of haves and have-nots, with the top 1% collecting some 21 percent of the nation’s income. Tim Noah, author of The Great Divergence (based on his award-winning series of articles in Slate), calls this potentially the country’s most important change during our lifetimes; he […]