The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Sam and Emma (freshly back from vacation!) break down a huge weekend in news, from the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the courts to labor and COVID, and more! Sam and Emma begin by reflecting on the myriad examples of incredible anti-war activism in the face of repression that we’ve seen by the Russian people, from newscasters to the elderly, as they dive into the xenophobia required to hold citizens accountable for the horrors of an autocratic regime, and how the Russian people are pushing back on it. Continuing with the theme of authoritarian terror, they then look to the recent Guardian report on the CIA keeping detainees (pre-trial, of course) at Guantanamo Bay to serve as “training props” to teach “interrogators” full-on torture techniques, as they follow the story of Ammar al-Baluchi, his abduction from Pakistan, and the decades he has spent at the bloody hands of American intelligence operatives as they were celebrated for their work. Next, they dive into legislatively-backed oppression in the US, as the Texas Supreme Court releases their final decision affirming the state’s bounty-based abortion ban, and the immediate legislation it inspired across the US, from Idaho’s law featuring higher bounties and more provider-focused penalties, to Missouri taking on the “out of state” loophole – states’ rights who? Sam and Emma also dive into Joe Manchin sinking Biden’s Fed Nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin, as he sidles up with the Republicans, keeping his word to his passionate and loyal base of oil tycoons.

And in the Fun Half: Emma and Sam watch Fox & Friends rant about Biden using TikTok to disseminate information, referring to the up and coming influencers as “useful idiots,” which, honestly, might give them too much credit in their usefulness, Jay from Canada dives into the horrors of long-term COVID, particularly when it comes to the neurological effects, and Robert from NY differentiates gun ownership from bodily autonomy. The media sees the everyman Tom Brady as the model for retirees getting back into their absurdly physical labor, Lara Logan discusses build-a-bioweapon, and Glenn Greenwald gets dissected in only 33 tweets. Fox and Frenemies build their tension, Gregory from Oklahoma gives some updates from the campaign trail, and Sam busts a union live, on-air, plus, your calls and IMs!
 
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