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#OWS - They may find some success w/shutdowns - but they won’t find success trying to kill off an IDEA

For a second night in a row – Oakland police resorted to tear gas and rubber bullets to put down the Occupy Oakland movement – which refuses to step down. Late last night – officers in riot gear confronted hundreds of Occupy Oakland demonstrators in front of City Hall – and used canisters of tear gas to clear the crowd. That was just the beginning though – as demonstrators reconvened after each clash with police – only to

Don’t mess with working people...

The backlash is underway against Republican Governors who attacked labor unions this year. Next month – voters in Ohio will get a chance to repeal SB-5 – the law pushed by Governor John Kasich to strip collective bargaining rights from public workers.

Daily Topics - Monday October 24th, 2011

Hour One: Latest on Occupy movement...Harrassed & Sleepless in Seattle - Mark Taylor-Canfield, Occupy Seattle / More arrests in Chicago - Kelvin Ho, Occupy Chicago

Hour Two: Walmart rolls back employee health care - President Joseph Hansen, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)

Why OWS Is The Next Republican Boogeyman

The Boogeyman is dead, and Santa is dying.

Daily Topics - Friday October 21st, 2011

It's Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes your calls

Hour Two: From Wall Street to Exotic Animals...how the right has let us down - Ciff Schecter, Libertas LLC

Filibustered...It’s a dangerous, and heartless political game

Filibustered. Last night – Republicans proved they’d rather protect billionaires from a one-half of one percent tax increase rather than keep 400,000 teachers, firefighters, and cops on the job. Despite once again acquiring enough votes to pass a portion of President Obama’s American Jobs Act under normal procedure – the legislation fell short of receiving the 60 votes needed to overcome a unified Republican filibus

We’re in the Midst of a Global Lost Generation

Young people have been hit hardest by Bush's banksters’ worldwide crash – with more than 75 million young people across the planet desperately looking for jobs. The number of unemployed people between the ages of 15 and 24 has increased by 4.6 million since the recession began in 2008. And the effects of this massive hit of joblessness among young people are on clear display in some of the most developed economies in the

Daily Topics - Thursday October 20th, 2011

Check out Thom's appearance on Dylan Ratigan's show

Hour One: Yaz...what did "Big Pharma" forget to tell us? Attorney, Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio

Hour Two: "Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President" - Ron Suskind / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - Feeding the world while protecting the planet

No Republican debate is complete anymore without the crowd booing the downtrodden

Republicans fought it out last night in a CNN hosted debate in Las Vegas. Before the debate – about 100 Occupy Las Vegas demonstrators surrounded the Sands Expo Center where the debate was being held to protest corporate corruption in our politics. But their message didn’t make it inside the debate – where all the candidates on stage battled each other to see who supports the 1% the most. It was a lot of the same –

Daily Topics - Wednesday October 19th, 2011

Check out Thom's appearance on Dylan Ratigan's show

Hour One: Bernanke in Boston...Occupy Boston responds - Stephen Squibb, Occupy Boston / Plus, latest from Occupy Seattle - Mark Taylor-Canfield, Occupy Seattle

Hour Two: The latest GOP plan to "save" Social Security - Peter Ferrara, The Heartland Institute

Occupy the planet!

Occupy the planet! Over the weekend – the Occupy Wall Street movement swept across the world – as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Europe, South America, and Asia to push back against too much corporate power in government. In Rome – demonstrations turned violent – as police cars and a government building were torched causing over one million dollars in damage. Here in the United States – where

Daily Topics - Monday October 17th, 2011

Hour One: Latest...Occupy Wall Street and Times Square - Sarah Jaffe, AlterNet / Plus, a report from Occupy Tacoma and Seattle - J.A. Myerson, Contributer-AlterNet

Hour Two: Occupy Chicago...175 arrested at Grants Park, Chicago - Joshua Kaunert, Occupy Chicago

Hour Two: U.S. troops...out of Iraq by December? Tom Hayden

Big victory for the Occupy Wall Street movement....

Bloomberg backs down. A showdown between Occupy Wall Street and the NYPD was averted this morning – when Mayor Bloomberg and the property owners of the public park where demonstrators have been camped out for four weeks now delayed their plans to have the park cleared and cleaned up. On Wednesday – Bloomberg notified demonstrators they had to vacate the premise by 7am this morning – or face arrest.

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Climate deniers are running out of excuses...

One-by-one, the excuses for failing to act on climate change are disappearing.

Earlier this month, China proved that it's possible to quickly and dramatically reduce carbon emissions. According to an analysis by Greenpeace, our planet's largest greenhouse gas emitter reduced coal use by about 8 percent in a single year.

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