The Majority Report with Sam Seder

7/13/15

Journalist Justin Elliot explains his new investigative report into the Red Cross’s massive fundraising efforts on behalf of Haiti that have led to almost no results and for members! An interview with Bernie Sanders from the Air America days.

 

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7/10/15

Cliff Schecter explains the economic incoherence and moral blindness of Jeb Bush's call for americans to work longer hours. Is austerity a national security threat? How long will the Eurozone torture Greece? China's economic crisis and why does the right wing elite idealize China?

Conservationist Claudine Andre explains how she began her work on Bonobo conservation in the Congo, what threatens the Bonobo population?What makes the Bonobo such a unique animal and the documentary the chronicles her work.

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7/9/15

Kayvon Afshari the Communications Director the Director of Communications for the American Iranian Council and host of the Mideast show, explains why the P5+! negotiations with Iran are taking so long, the importance of staying focused on the nuclear issue, the broader diplomatic opportunities and challenges of US/Iran relations, the internal politics of Iran and what comes next.

On The Fun Half: a major Majority Report announcement, Bernie Sanders the US should apologise for slavery, Hillary Clinton sounds like Sam Seder on Donald Trump, the best possible outcome of 2016 and your calls and IMs.

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7/8/15

Professor James McCommons, author of  Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Serviceexplains the history of political compromise that created Amtrak. Why Amtrak will always need public subsidies. Why Amtrak can't be profitable. Why so few Americans have used train service. When government stopped supporting the railroads. Why politicians attack Amtrak. What we need to do in order to reform and grow the American rail system. Why passenger rail trains run late. Why Republican governors like Scott Walker and Rick Scott killed major rail projects in 2009. Why there is hope for expanded rail in California. And what are the best train lines to ride in the country.

A Tennessee man arrested for plotting a terrorist attack a Muslim community and is released to his family members.

On The Fun Half: Rand Paul thinks the more taxes you pay the more of a slave you are. The EU will not budge on Greece. Can Bernie Sanders attract more voters in the Democratic Primary. How much of an impact can individual teachers really have. Also your calls and IMs.

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7/7/15

American Prospect journalist Rachel M. Cohen, explains the surprising history of the Charter School movement. When teacher Union leadership backed charter experiments. How Charters started receiving anti Union money. Why Chicago is a pivotal city for unionizing charter schools. The policies that support Union organizing in charter schools. And the next steps for brining union accountability to charter schools.

On The Fun Half: Thomas Piketty calls out Germany for their hypocrisy in continuing to impose brutal austerity on Greece. How commons is the Confederate flag down south? South Carolina State Senator gives stunning homophobic rant during a debate on the Confederate flag. Also your calls and IMs.

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7/6/15

Historian Georgios Giannakopoulos, explains the stunning results of Greece's referendum on austerity and the historical events that led up to it. Austerity and the politics of blackmail in Greece.  Why does the Troika continue to impose austerity on Greece when it has proven a complete failure. Why the European Core is undermining the European project. Europe's democracy deficit. Why did Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resign? Why Greece's referendum was a smart move for negotiating with the European Union. How Syrizia is in the political mainstream of Greek politics. What happens next and is there a difference between the French and German approach?

On The Fun Half: The trials and tribulations of private jet flying. Chris Christie tells Morning Joe that Rand Paul should be in front of "hearings" if there is another terrorist attack. Rush Limbaugh, defends Donald Trump's rape comments and says rape does not happen at college campuses. How far can Bernie Sanders go? Bill de Blasio whacks Andrew Cuomo, does this mean Cuomo is about to get indicted?

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7/3/15

Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the importance of President Obama's new rules on overtime pay and why it will help many Americans. Also Martin O'Malley attacks Bernie Sanders on his gun record and Bernie Sanders smart response. And why progressive shouldn't be to excited about Jim Webb running for President.

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Bernie Sanders holds the largest rally so far of the 2016 election. Sanders is not only drawing big crowds but also climbing in the polls. The mainstream media still trying to marginalize Sanders and Bernie Sanders brilliant description of what extremism really is. A New Jersey Court finds a Gay Conversion Therapy center in New Jersey was committing fraud. Will independent redistricting efforts help Democrats. The upcoming Supreme Court decisions that may transform Unions and undermine diversity.

7/2/15

On The Fun Half: Don Lemon makes Donald Trump sound smart for one second. Donald Trump continues to lose business partnerships. George Pataki goes after Donald Trump. The Dukes of Hazzard gets pulled from TV Land and Joe Rogan does not like it. Indy Mike comes to Donald Trump's defense. Busting voter fraud myths. Also your calls and IMs.

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7/1/15

Journalist Nelson A Denis, author of the new book War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colonyexplains how America took colonial control of Puerto Rico. How the United States claimed to be liberators of Puerto Rico. How the American government rigged Puerto Rico to benefit corporate America. The man who turned Puerto Rico into a crime scene. The strategic importance of Puerto Rico. Pedro Albizu Campos and the revolutionary struggle against colonial occupation of Puerto Rico. The American killing and oppression of Puerto Rican nationalists and labor organizers. When simply owning a Puerto Rican flag could land you in jail. Puerto Rico's debt crisis and why history keeps repeating itself on the island. And why the obvious solutions to Puerto Rico's problems are still blocked by colonial American policies.

On The Fun Half: how to hold corporate Democrats accountable for TPP. What can the next Democratic President accomplish? Ted Cruz backs Donald Trump on immigration. . Donald Trump is doing great in the Republican Primary. Scott Walker slipping and why Jeb Bush might be smiling. Donald Trump goes to war against NBC and Univision. far right Jewish group hires Mexican laborers to protest for them. Also your calls and IMs.

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6/30/15

Caroline Fredrickson the President of the American Constitution Society and author of the Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over, explains how women and African Americans were cut out of the benefits of the Social Safety net. How the southern politicians protected the legacy of slavery during the New Deal era. The ongoing reality of the oppression and abuse of farm and domestic workers. Sexism and economic justice. Why Home Care workers are not considered full public employees and the Supreme Court decision that set back organizing rights. Why are small businesses allowed to discriminate? President Obama's new rules on overtime pay and how government contracts can be used to improve labor standards.

On The Fun Half: Sam debates Michael Steele on what Donald Trump means for the Republican Party. Donald Trump's slimy new tax avoidance move. John Kasich is the most dangerous Republican Candidate. An irate caller demands an apology from Sam. Chris Christie announces he is running for President and calls for slashing Social Security and where Christies billionaire supporters? Rush Limbaugh says after getting rid of the Confederate flag the left will go after the American flag And your calls and IMs.

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