Friday 20 January '12 show notes

Friday 20 January '12 show notes

   
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Occupy the Courts! Today – in over 100 cities across America...
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Occupy the Courts! Today – in over 100 cities across America – demonstrators are rallying in front of federal courthouses – and in front of the Supreme Court here in Washington, DC – to protest the two-year anniversary of the Citizens United decision. The grassroots organization Move To Amend is spearheading the day of action to raise awareness and encourage people to fight back against the radical ruling of the Supreme Court that declared corporations are people and money is speech – and put our democracy up for sale to the highest bidder.
 
This week – Portland, Maine became the latest city in America to pass a resolution calling on Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United and declare that corporations are not people. We saw the effects of Citizens United in the 2010 midterms when over $300 million in secret, corporate cashed was dumped into our elections – that’s more than 4 times more money than was spent in the last midterm in 2006 – and is why a wave of millionaire corporate shills saying they represent the Tea Party were elected to the House of Representatives. If we don’t do something about this – 2012 will be even worse.
 
So get out there, get active, and occupy the courts! Go to MoveToAmend.org for more information.
 
-Thom
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... David Cobb (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Conversations with Great Minds - David Cobb, Democracy Unlimited & Move to Amend Twitter
 
The Big Picture Rumble:
- Horace Cooper, National Center for Public Policy Research Twitter
- Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show Twitter
- Will Rahn, The Daily Caller Twitter Twitter
 
Daily Take: Thom loses his cool with Romney who loses his cool with Occupier
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Read Chapter 27: Restoring Government, of, by, and for the People today.
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Quote: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?”" -- Martin Luther King Jr.
 
Hour One: In for Thom for the first half hour while Thom occupies the Supreme Court: progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch Twitter
 
Show live from the radio row at Families USA Health Action 2012 in DC.
 
Health care
- Elizabeth Kucinich, Director of Public Affairs-Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Twitter Twitter
Article: "A low-fat vegan diet and a conventional diabetes diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes: a randomized, controlled, 74-wk clinical trial" by Barnard ND, Cohen J, Jenkins DJ, Turner-McGrievy G, Gloede L, Green A, Ferdowsian H.
 
South Carolina, Republican primary
- Jeff Liszt, Anzalone Liszt Research Twitter
 
Audio: "At Last" by Etta James.
 
Health care
- Kim Bailey, Families USA Twitter
Article: "The Truth About Budget Cuts " by Families USA.
 
Health Care
- Ethan Rome, Health Care for America Now Twitter
Article: "No, Doctors Don't Hate Obamacare" by Harold Pollack and Vivek Murthy.
Article: "The Powell Memo or Manifesto".
Documentary: "Sick Around the World" by T R Reid.
Documentary: "Sick Around America" by T R Reid.

Hour Two: Citizens United, occupy democracy
- Bob Edgar, Common Cause Twitter
 
Site: "Amend 2012".
Article: "Koch brothers now at heart of GOP power" by Tom Hamburger, Kathleen Hennessey and Neela Banerjee, February 06, 2011.
 
Live with Thom
- Dick Gregory, Comedian and activist.
Audio: "Light Side Dark Side" by Dick Gregory.
Movie: "Ragtime".

Hour Three: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins Thom with all the news from our nation's capitol and as always he'll be spending the hour taking your calls and answering your questions too...
Follow Bernie: Bernie Sanders Web Site Bernie Sanders Facebook Bernie Sanders Twitter Bernie Sanders YouTube campaign site.
Article: "Bernie Buzz: Citizens United Turns 2" by Bernie Sanders.
Article: "Sanders Convenes Social Security Caucus; Schumer Joins" by David Dayen, January 27, 2011.
Article: "DISCLOSE Act" by Wikipedia.
Article: "National Defense Authorization Act" by Wikipedia.
 
 
Coming up Monday on The Thom Hartmann Program
 
Hour Two: Citizens United
- Steve Simpson, Institute for Justice Twitter
 
Hour Three: Why is FL considering secretly outsourcing services?
- Adrian Moore, -Reason Foundation Twitter
 
Plus, we'll have the latest on the South Carolina Primary's winners and losers....
 
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