The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

12/23/11

Final live show of 2011! Cliff Schecter and Sam wrap up the year and rundown the payroll tax holiday. Actor and best Selling author, Isabel Gillies joins Sam for a movie review and proclaims Cleveland the New Brooklyn. A great song offering from listener Blank Squirrell and the final calls and IMs of the year!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

12/22/11

Digby on Ron Paul, his racism, Libertarianism, Obama, 2012 election and more.  Media team from OccupyNH details their occupy model and plans for the NH primary.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm, 11:30 am EST

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

12/21/11

Brian Beutler on Payroll Tax Cut antics.  Options and implications forRepublicans.  How unemployment insurance and Medicare Doc Fix factor in.  Response of Democrats.  Looking toward 2012 both parties weigh strategy.  And in the better half, Gingrich tells gays to vote Obama, Fundies hate Mormons and good work by the Occupy movement.  Majority.fm, live 11:30 am EST.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

12/20/11

Jeff Clements on the Powell Memo.   The history and corporatist agenda that birthed Corporate Personhood.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

12/19/11

Benlevi’s book Too Much Magic: Pulling the Plug on the Cult of Tech, Occupy Wall Street D17, Trinity Church and arrest reports. Plus Republican Clown Car, Myths about unemployment insurance and the cost of gas at the pump.  And GOP position on payroll tax cut and MTVs “Choose or Lose.”

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT

12/16/11

Cliff talks Clown Car Debate, analyzes Republican field going to Iowa, how emotional vendettas inform policy and the NDAA threat to future generations.  Aasif Mandvi’s review of films and food! Plus, Bradley Manning update, caller on Fukushima radiation on U.S. soil.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

12/15/11

Wall Street's central role in the slave trade, Chris Cobb explains.  Jeff Smith, Fresh from 37 hours in jail, recounts his arrest and detention.  And more.  Majority.fm streams LIVE at 11:30 am EST.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

12/14/11

The problem with "If I were a Poor Black Kid" and education inequality in America.  Also, J'Tao's (@PunkBoyinSF) first hand account of West Coast Port actions.  Listen live at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST).

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT

12/13/11

Spencer Ackerman of Wired's Danger Room talks National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), U.S. in Iraq, saying good-bye but not really and drone attacks in Pakistan.

Round up of west coast port action and Ian of OccupyBaltimore calls with his update.  Sam on how Republicans are attacking our system of government via the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau setting a dangerous precedent and more.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

12/12/11

On today’s show, David Graeber one of the original organizers of Occupy Wall Street to talk about the movement, his book Debt: the First 5,000 Years, the Occupied port shut down on the west coast and more.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT