Thu, 26 September 2019
2185 - The Harlan Co. Miners Strike & Campus Free Speech Hypocrisy in No. Carolina w/ Cal Winslow & Djene Bajalan
Michael Brooks is joined by two guests this Thursday on the Majority Report: Author and historian Cal Winslow joins the program to discuss his piece about the ongoing protests by Blackjewel Kentucky miners, "No Neutrals in Harlan County." And Djene Bajalan also joins the program to discuss the Trump administration's plans to pull grant funding from UNC and Duke's joint Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies.
On today's show: Zelensky says he was not pushed by Trump, doesn't want to be involved in upcoming elections.
Author and historian Cal Winslow joins the program to discuss his piece about the ongoing protests by Blackjewel Kentucky miners, "No Neutrals in Harlan County." How Blackjewel stiffed their workers this time around and what workers are doing about it. The history of labor struggle in Harlan County and United Mine Workers' history as an industrial union. The openings Winslow sees in the current labor movement and the importance of bottom-up, rank and file organizing.
Djene Bajalan (@djenebajalan) also joins the program to discuss the Trump administration's plans to pull grant funding from UNC and Duke's joint Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies. How Betsy Devos and co are actually chilling free speech on college campuses despite all the noise about SJWs. Plus: analysis of the situations in Iran and Kashmir.
On the fun half: Maguire explains why he did not share whistleblower complaint. What's the best way to address criticisms Warren supporters make of Sanders? Trump suggest "fellas, work it out" diplomacy for Kashmir. Snowden on DNI whistleblower and the state of whistleblowers in US government. Vijay Prashad on imperialism in Trump's UN address. Group of Democrats sign letter urging better Brazil policy. Fox hosts lose it when accused of aping talking points from White House. Warren calls Medicare-for-all a "framework" without details. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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Thu, 26 September 2019
The Washington Post reports that the acting director of national intelligence threatened to resign if he couldn’t speak freely before Congress on whistleblower complaint
Meanwhile, a new report claims the whole Ukraine scheme began as effort to pardon former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort!
And lastly, Trump’s pick to lead the Fish and Wildlife Service is linked to Monsanto AND anti-animal-protection groups.
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
An adviser to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky told ABC News that Trump’s desire for the two leaders to discuss a possible investigation into Joe Biden was a precondition for their July 25th phone call.
Said the adviser: “It was clear that Trump will only have communications if they will discuss the Biden case. This issue was raised many times. Ukrainian officials understood.”
Newsweek is reporting that several prominent progressive groups are calling on House Democratic leadership to cancel a planned congressional hiatus for the first two weeks of October in order to help fast track House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
A review of ad data by Sludge dot com finds that Facebook has accepted millions of dollars in advertising fees from hate groups and hate figures despite its anti-hate speech policy.
And BuzzFeed News reports that Trump's own lawyers suggested Democrats would have a stronger case to get his records if they were pursuing impeachment.
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