Wednesday 18 April '12 show notes

Wednesday 18 April '12 show notes

   
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ALEC drops it's campaign for 'Stand Your Ground' & Voter ID laws
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In response to pressure from several progressive organizations – and an exodus of corporate members – the American Legislative Exchange Council announced on Tuesday it’s dismantling its non-economic taskforces responsible for writing radical legislation like “Shoot First” laws and “Voter ID” laws.
 
While this is a small progressive victory – ALEC promises to continue writing economic legislation that repeals environmental regulations, busts up unions, and gives massive tax breaks to the Romney-rich in America. Not only that – even though ALEC is ending its non-economic task forces – the damage has already been done. Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin is dead in Florida thanks to ALEC’s Shoot First law – and millions of Democratic voters will be disenfranchised this election because of ALEC’s Voter ID laws.
 
So let’s not celebrate ALEC’s decision yesterday – let’s take it as a sign that we need to work even harder to expose the American corporatocracy that’s been working in the shadows for the last 30 years.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Catholics to Ryan: "hands off our religion" (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Catholics to Ryan: "hands off our religion"
- John Gehring, Faith in Public Life Twitter Twitter
 
The Big Picture Rumble:
- Will Rahn, The Daily Caller Twitter Twitter
- Judson Phillips, Founder-Tea Party Nation Twitter Twitter
 
The Best of the Rest of the News...
 
GOP takes Voter ID to new level...
- Susan Kay Smith, League of Women Voters of Michigan Twitter
 
Fukushima...more cesium than Chernobyl?
- Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear Twitter
 
Daily Take: Voter fraud uncovered...guess who?
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Wednesday on The Thom Hartmann Program, 3-6pm ET
 
Hour One: Voter Fraud uncovered...guess who?
 
Hour Two: Has "thought crime" become a reality for TSA?
- Alexander Furnas, Internet researcher & open Internet advocate / Contributor-The Atlantic Twitter Twitter
 
Hour Three: Progressive victory on ALEC and guns
- Lee Fang, RepublicReport.org Twitter Twitter
 
Citiziens United & Buffet Rule
- Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Twitter
 
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Quote: "The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds." -- Abraham Lincoln.
 
Hour One: Republican Dirty Tricks
Book: "Trilby" by George Du Maurier.
 
The Big Picture
- Sam Sacks, The Big Picture producer, progressive commentator Twitter
 
Book: "Think Fast: The ADD Experience" by Thom Hartmann and Janie Bowman.
Book: "The Prince" by Niccolò Machiavelli.

Hour Two: Should hospitals ban obese employees?
- Carrie Lukas, Independent Women's Forum Twitter Twitter
 
Article: "Buffett Rule Fails Key Test" by Benny Martinez.
Article: "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees", January 19, 2012 (Republican debate, Romney on tax returns).
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Article: "Biden blasts GOP over Violence Against Women Act" by Carrie Budoff Brown.

Hour Three: Obama takes on the oil speculators
Book: "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back" by Thom Hartmann - new updated version out now!
Case: "Marbury v. Madison", 1803.
Article: "Federalist 80" by Alexander Hamilton.
Article: "6 People You Need to Start a Revolution" by Sara Robinson.
The very, very ugly: U.S Department of Defense: "Rape victims say military labels them 'crazy'" by David S. Martin.
 
Article: "Embarrassed by Bad Laws" by New York Times.
 
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