Monday 19 March '12 show notes

Monday 19 March '12 show notes

Monday banner
Thom's blog
Occupy Wall Street....We're Back!
Thom plus logo
Hundreds of demonstrators returned to Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan on Saturday to celebrate the six-month anniversary of the movement. But as the sun went down, the peaceful crowd was once again broken up by NYPD officers. In all – 74 people were arrested, and there were widespread allegations of police brutality against peaceful demonstrators. One woman was taken to the hospital after appearing to suffer a seizure.
So it looks like the grassroots activism that swept the nation last fall is set to bloom again in the spring. Unfortunately – so is the violent suppression of free speech, as the oligarchs and banksters desperately cling to power and to their enormous wealth, amid economic instability and social unrest.
(What do you think will change? Tell us here.)

The Big Picture (small)
Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Occupy Spring...we're back! (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
Need to Know: The most conservative congress ever!
Occupy Spring...we're back!
- J.A. Myerson, participant OWS / journalist Twitter Twitter
Screwed: Copyright Alert System-could you end up in jail?
- David Seltzer, Attorney Twitter
The Best of the Rest of the News...
Seamus Rides Again, and Again
- Scott Crider, "Dogs Against Romney" Twitter
Everything You Know is Wrong: Pink Slime for lunch?
- Sarah Seltzer, Alternet Twitter Twitter Twitter
Daily Take: Brazil vows to protect manufacturing Free Speech TV
Monday on the Thom Hartmann Program, 3-6pm ET
Hour One: Thom vs. Seton on privatizing the libraries
- Seton Motley, Less Government Twitter Twitter
Hour Two: The 1% vs the 99% - why OWS will never go away
Hour Three: What the GOP presidential campaign is really about
- George Lakoff, Linguistics Professor UC Berkeley/Author.
And, the best of the rest of the news and your calls right here on...
The Thom Hartmann Program...your media support group for "we the people"...TAG, YOU'RE IT!!!!!!!!! (OCCUPY SOMETHING!!!!!)
Angie's List ad ITM Trading banner 200 x 200
Friday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Quote: "Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice." -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
Hour One: 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: "Speculation in the Oil Market" by Luciana Juvenal and Ivan Petrella (St. Louis Fed).
Article: "The real way to hold down gas prices" by Gary Weiss.
Article: "Senate approves $109 billion transportation bill" by Ashley Halsey III.
Audio: "FDR "Let Me Warn You" (1936)" by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Speech: "Democratic National Convention Nomination Acceptance", Harry S. Truman, 15 July 1948, Philadelphia, PA.
Article: "Obama Unveils Loan Guarantees for Nuclear Plant" by Henry J. Pulizzi and Christine Buurma.
Fireside Chat 15: "On National Defense (May 26, 1940)" by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Hour Two: Rising gas prices & oil speculators
- Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT).
Article: "Occupy conference continues with no new clashes" by Marlon A. Walker.
Article: "ALEC’s Arizona Escort Service" by Beau Hodai (lists sponsors).
Article: "Diane Nash" by Wikipedia.
The Big Picture
- Sam Sacks, The Big Picture producer, progressive commentator Twitter
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter

Hour Three: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!
Speech: "Farewell Address", by Dwight David Eisenhower, January 17, 1961 (transcript).
Article: "Don’t Privatize Our Spies" by Patrick Radden Keefe, June 25, 2007.
Book: "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins.
Article: "Maps and Charts of Iraqi Oil Fields" by Judicial Watch.
TED Talk: "The $8 billion iPod" by Rob Reid.
Article: "Giant Lasers at NIF" by Rich Donnelly.
Article: "America's Real War on Women" by Peggy Noonan.
Order the new "Unequal Protection" now!
Thank you for being part of our ever growing community for News, Debate and Opinion on the Thom Hartmann Program.
Click here to subscribe to the Thom Hartmann Newsletter.

The Thom Hartmann Program

Best of Thom Hartmann audio
Thom's Poll
With spring & warmer weather, will Occupy Wall street come back stronger than ever?

Vote here!
Thom Hartmann app
Thom Hartmann Reader
Edison Factor
Watch & Listen to Thom

How Scott Brown REALLY got his Mojo Back
How Scott Brown REALLY got his Mojo Back

Conversations w/Great Minds Dr. Michael Mann - The Climate Wars P1
Conversations w/Great Minds Dr. Michael Mann - The Climate Wars P1

Conversations w/Great Minds Dr. Michael Mann - The Climate Wars P2
Conversations w/Great Minds Dr. Michael Mann - The Climate Wars P2

The Big Picture Rumble - Why Republicans chose to lose the female vote
The Big Picture Rumble - Why Republicans chose to lose the female vote

Or watch the Full "Big Picture" Show...

Full Show 3/16/12: Conversations with Great Minds: Dr. Michael Mann
Full Show 3/16/12: Conversations with Great Minds: Dr. Michael Mann

Thom talks with physicist and climatologist Dr. Michael Mann in tonight's "Conversations with Great Minds." The "Big Picture Rumble" panel discusses if we should accelerate our withdrawal from Afghanistan, the latest on the war against women and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses who's behind Senator Scott Brown's recent surge in the polls.

Thom Hartmann on the News - March 16, 2012
Thom Hartmann on the News - March 16, 2012

Brunch with Bernie - March 16, 2012
Brunch with Bernie - March 16, 2012

Podcast Banner ad 120
Thom TV
Show Info

Call Thom on the show at 1-866-987-THOM (8466) (0870 974 9686 from the UK, +1 503 796 2324 from outside the US or UK).

Sign up for Thom's podcasts.

Come on over to the free chat room, where Thom hangs out during the show.

Join in the discussions on Thom's free message board.

Blog or upload videos or audios at Thom's community.

Listen Live

Social Networks...

Salem Children's Village child meditating by lake Would you like to help give a child with a very troubled background this feeling of peace?

Thom and Louise Hartmann founded the New England Salem Children's Village (NESCV) in New Hampshire in 1979. With states delaying payment for the children they entrust to the village, they need help with cash flow. Can you help? Now on Facebook.