The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Our guy in Wisconsin, Josh Orton on state election results, Democratic pick Mayor Barrett will face Scott Walker in recall election, how money figures into recall and a look at Nancy Pelosi's position on Simpson-Bowles.  Plus, Richard Lugar loses long held Senate seat and North Carolina bans same-sex marriage. 

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Author Eyal Press on what makes ordinary people stand up with moral courage against popular tide especially at great personal risk? His book, Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times.  Also, Jay! Tomlinson, of Best of the Left, on Our Blue Media.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00pm (EST)

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Todd Gitlin, former SDS leader and author of Occupy Nation, on 4 essential points to understand about OWS, the movement's need for organized intention and how OWS serves the Left.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00pm (EST)

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Casual Friday brings Cliff Schecter from Libertas LLC discussing the week's politics, today comparing and contrasting Obama with FDR, looking at the different contexts that influenced their political choices.  Isabel Gillies brings her movie pic and Jeff Smith on Police Reform Organizing Project. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00 pm (EST)

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Columnist, professor and author Eric Alterman on American Liberalism today: social demands v. economic ones.  Where the Left is dropping the ball and steps to regaining the balance.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00pm (EST)

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Former Senator Russ Feingold on Citizens United and the partisan make-up of the Supreme Court.  And Alexis Goldstein on Occupy the SEC, the Volker Rule and May Day.  Plus, yesterday was Loyalty Day and in the better half, Romney’s gay foreign policy adviser sacked, “mission accomplished” and a recap of massive May Day marches. 

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On this May Day 2012 Sam goes down to Bryant Park to talk with marchers, protesters and those out to celebrate the rights of workers.

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Glenn Greenwald from Salon on liberty and justice for some, the government's attitude toward torture and destruction of evidence, the failure to enforce criminal accountability for government officials and the prosecution of whistle blowers.  Also, from Occupy Wall Street's media team Jeff Smith reports on the movement's plans for May Day 2012. 

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Casual Friday brings Cliff Schecter from Libertas LLC and the discussion is all about the splintering of America.  Plus, Film Guy Matthew Weiss with a flick recommendation and words of wisdom to kick off your weekend. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00pm (EST)

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Mike Sacks, Huffington Post SCOTUS correspondent, on oral arguments addressing controversial Arizona immigration law SB1070.  Also, from The Nation, Katrina vanden Heuvel discusses relentless attacks on women's rights.  "Rupert Murdoch" calls in, Pennsylvania as petri dish for fracking industry, Mark Rubio's speech gaffe and defense for Bradley Manning pushes for fair trial.  Your calls and IMs.

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