The Majority Report with Sam Seder


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.

Direct download: 12-16-2011-Cliff_Schecter-Aasif_Mandvi-PUB.mp3
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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. streams LIVE at 11:30 am EST.

Direct download: 12-15-2011-Chris_Cobb-Jeff_Smith-PUB.mp3
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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 11:30 am (EST).

Direct download: 12-14-11-JTao-Port_Shutdowns-PUB.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 12-13-11-Spencer_Ackerman-PUB.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 12-12-11-David_Graeber-PUB.mp3
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Welcome to Majority.FM 2.0!

This is the new website that has been months in the making! We hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.

TODAY on the show our favorite Friday guest, Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter)! Plus, Friday movie reviews from our newest, though sometimes service Matthew (@langdonboom) and our week in review songs from the Screaming Majority and Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake)!

Direct download: 12-9-2011-Cliff_Schecter-_PUB.mp3
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A great show in store for you today.  Suki Hawley, director of Battle for Brooklyn, is here with us to talk about her acclaimed film.  It’s the story of one neighborhood’s battle to fight big business from taking their homes.

“…The pundits who continue to say they don’t understand what the protesters behind Occupy Wall Street want should look at Battle for Brooklyn, the award-winning documentary about the Atlantic Yards that was released this summer.  The film was released before the Wall Street protests began, but the story it tells is a strong summary of the crony capitalism that sparked the OWS movement.”  — Michael O’Keeffe, New York Daily News

And more, join us!

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Direct download: 12-8-2011-Suki_Hawley-PUB.mp3
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Happy Hump Day!

Joining Sam today, Bill Scher (@BillScher), executive editor for and online campaign manager for Campaign for America’s Future, is here discuss Obama’s speech.  Get ready for a good joust!  And Abby Clark  (@abcclark) from  OccupyOurHomes  reports on yesterday’s nationwide action.

In the better half:  Our man on the street Jeff Smith (@dontbeaputz) updates us on his day of action yesterday.  

And HEALTHCARE  (or lack thereof):  Sam reads some poignant personal accounts. A disillusioned Obama supporter's life changes when she finds out she has cnacer - so does her perspective on the President.   

All that and more!

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Direct download: 12-7-2011-Bill_Scher-Abby_Clark-PUB.mp3
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Hello, Tuesday!

Mark Bray from Occupy Wall Street joins us first thing this morning to give us an update on today’s OccupyOurHomes day of action.  He will be marching with many, many others from Brooklyn on a tour of foreclosed homes.  He gives us the details.

Stay tuned!

Direct download: 12-06-2011-Mark_Bray-PUB.mp3
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It’s Monday!

Welcome to another week — on today’s show, Ari Berman (@ariberman) of The Nation (@thenation) joining us to talk about the strikes in the UK and austerity measures.

Join us!

Direct download: 12-05-2011-Ari_Berman-PUB.mp3
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