The Majority Report with Sam Seder

NSA whistle-blower Thomas Drake and Jesselyn Radack, DOJ whistle-blower, on the government’s intimidation and personal destruction of whistle-blowers as well the Obama Administration's use of the Espionage Act and journalist Tim Shorrock explained the war on transparency.

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Sarah Jaffe, explained the origins of the fast food workers strike in New York City, the impossibility of living off of fast food wages and low paying jobs become middle class jobs through organizing. Also Sam took apart a plutocrat Donahue Peeples on Up With Chris last winter and he gave an incredible play by play and from Ring Of Fire an interview with Harper's columnist Thomas Frank.

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On today's show recording of Sam's hosting an event in support of freeing journalist Barret Brown who faces criminal charges for his journalistic work exposing the private security firm Stratfor. Speakers include Wikileaks attorney Michael Ratner, Icelandic MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir, activist Alexa O'Brien and much more.

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8/26/13

The Center For American Progress's Ruy Teixeira: explained why raising the minimum wage is overwhelmingly popular, how the minimum wage splits the Republican coalition, how Democrats can can win on this issue and the importance of progressive economics for Democratic success.

On The Better Half: the NSA spied at the UN, NSA employees spied on love interests, Assad uses chemical weapons in Syria, Donald Trump sued for fraud and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Cliff Schecter: explained how the NFL pressured ESPN not to do a documentary on player safety, are the new leaks in the Uk Independent designed to undermine Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald, does the NSA even know what Edward Snowden took? And the conviction of Chelsea Manning and the rights sickening exploitation of the Lane murder to promote guns and racism.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss talked Mike Leigh and Ray Carney, the legacy of film studies professor Ray Carney, why the digital age hasn't always meant more artistic diversity, he offered several sites to track independent films and he recommended the documentaryHow To Make Money Selling Drugs and the film What Maisie Knew.

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Princeton Professor, Eddie S. Glaude Jr, explained the roots of the March on Washington, Malcolm X's original critique of the march, how mainstream America has co-opted the Civil Rights Movement, how the left has been marginalized, why the Obama Administration's failures to hold banks accountable undermines King's social justice tradition, the intersection between social progress and economic justice and is the end of Black America?

On The Better Half: the Obama Administration moves to give Bush Administration officials criminal immunity, Chelsea Manning gets more prison time than actual traitors, why Elizabeth Warren has been great so far, Republicans now blame Obama for Katrina and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Bradley Manning is sentenced to thirty five years in prison, why Manning has already faced torture and cruel and unusual punishment, why the Manning trial was about intimidation, how the Obama Administration protects torturers and ruthlessly prosecuted Manning.

Even the NSA does not even know how many documents Edward Snowden has in his possession, why the NSA has a terrible record on privacy protections and the NSA is not only tracking metadata on the Internet but also user content.

On The Better Half: Fukushima power plant still leaking deadly radiation into the global environment, the SEC will now force Wall Street banks to admit wrong doing, Obama pushes regulators to speed up implementation of financial reform, Gay journalist speaks out on the attack on Gay rights on Russian television, Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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The New Republic's Julia Ioffe explained: Russia's new anti Gay laws, why reactionary politics are succeeding in Russia right now, Putin's extreme social politics, why homophobia is seen as protecting Russian identity, how the international community should respond and why Russia is protecting Snowden.

On The Better Half: Ted Cruz renounces the best part of himself, Maine's Governor says Obama hates white people, fast food workers call for a day of national strikes, UK authorities destroy computer files at the Guardian's office, Jeffrey Toobin makes an illogical argument about Edward Snowden and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Political analyst Daniel Levy explained why Egypt is in the middle of a counter revolution, how the military continues to rule Egypt, what is the "Deep State", where Islam and Democracy go from here and how the United States should respond.

Journalist Ryan Devereaux, explained the roots of NYC's Stop and Frisk program, the police whistleblowers who exposed the program as a form of racial profiling, the legal case against Stop and Frisk and why Judge ruling against the program implicates the Bloomberg/Kelley law enforcement strategy.

On The Better Half: Glenn Greenwald's partner held at London's Heathrow Airport and questioned under the UK's terrorism act, Scott Brown wants to run for what? A Republican Congressman tells a little girl her dad should be deported, Michael Bloomberg wants residents of New York City public housing to be finger printed and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter explained why Republicans are freaking out about Obama putting Solar Panels on the White House, an internal audit shows the NSA violated privacy protections thousands of times, why Snowden's leaks of done a big service to the country, what options do we have in Egypt? Eric Holder's bold steps on sentencing reform and the movement towards prison reform.

Isabel Gillies loves Bill de Blasio's momentum, Isabel explained why Christine Quinn is a Republican, talked about the new Netflix show Orange Is The New Black and Isabel recommended the documentary Jig on kids who practice Irish step dancing.  

Crazy Christian right radio host claims Obama was photoshopped into the Bin Laden raid Situation Room photo and your calls and IMs.

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