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Occupy is back…

And so is police repression of the movement. Yesterday, Occupy celebrated its one-year anniversary with demonstrations in New York City and more than 30 other cities nationwide. But in New York, the police were in full force to crackdown on the movement. More than 180 people were arrested by the NYPD on Monday – including some journalists – mostly for disorderly conduct or behavior that used to be allowed under the 1st Amen

Daily Topics - Monday September 17th, 2012

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Happy birthday to the Occupy Movement...

Hour One: How the rich screwed the middle class / Plus, WI judge rules FOR collective bargaining - John Nichols, The Nation / And, an update on the Chicago Teacher's Union strike

Hour Two: How NYC's soda ban could save lives - Carrie Lukas, Independent Womens Forum

Happy Birthday Occupy Wall Street

Today marks the one-year anniversary since Americans began highlighting Wall Street's crimes by occupying Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan and eventually hundreds of other cities across the nation. Events and rallies are underway in New York City and elsewhere around the nation to commemorate the occasion, and already there are several reports of more than 70 demonstrators arrested in lower Manhattan.

Anti-western blowback spreads across middle east

The fallout from an anti-Islam film made here in the United States continues, as anti-western protests sweep across the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa – including Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Iraq. More than a dozen nations have now seen protests against Western diplomatic buildings – including British and German embassies. Reuters is reporting this morning that an angry mob has breached the walls and rushed the Amer

Daily Topics - Thursday September 13th, 2012

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Hour One: Egypt...the revolution and the aftermath

Hour Two: Progressive transformation happens in inches

Hour Three: Media ignores Romney lies in favor of politicization - Tommy Christopher, Mediaite / Plus, democracy under fire in Michigan - Pastor D. Alexander Bullock, Rainbow Push-Detroit

This is what blowback looks like...

Unrest spread to Yemen today – as an angry mob stormed the U.S. embassy in Sanaa – tearing down the American flag, burning it, pelting the building with rocks, and smashing windows. So far reports indicate that no one inside the embassy was injured. Just like the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Egypt and U.S.

Daily Topics - Wednesday September 12th, 2012

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Hour One: Egypt/ the end of the day, it's not about Islam

Hour Two: Egypt/ did we get here? Thom challenges conservative commentator, Rich Miniter, Author-Leading From Behind

Hour Three: The insanity of privatizing the commons...

The damage domestic Islamophobia has on U.S. troops & diplomats abroad

The Arab Spring turned ugly in Libya and Egypt on Tuesday, as angry crowds stormed U.S. diplomatic buildings killing Christopher Stevens – the U.S. Ambassador to Libya – and three other American diplomats. The deadly attack occurred on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya as an angry mob firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades stormed the building and set it on fire. Stevens is the first U.S.

Daily Topics - Tuesday September 11th, 2012

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Hour One: Romney has figured out a new way to lie / Plus, how the Bush Administration blew it on 9/11

Hour Two: FIght to overturn Citizens United & defeat Tea Party extremists - Becky Bond, CREDO Action / Plus, get big $ out of elections - Trent Lange, California Disclose Act

Remembering 9/11 & the Bush administration's incompetence

The nation remembers 9/11 today, and is reminded about the utter failures of the Bush administration leading up to the attacks. As a new op-ed published last night in the New York Times uncovers, the Bush administration was repeatedly warned in the months leading up to the attack that terrorists were operating in America and determined to carry out an attack.

Daily Topics - Monday September 10th, 2012

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Hour One: Is the choice free stuff or freedom?

Hour Two: GOP's war on women...real or imagined? Carrie Lukas, Independent Womens Forum

Hour Three: The fight begins on tax credits for wind power - Phil Kerpen, American Commitment / Plus, will Obama accept the challenge on medical marijuana?

Chicago Teachers Stage a Historic Strike

The nation’s third largest school district is without teachers today. After contract negotiations fell through over the weekend, the Chicago Teachers Union declared a strike and walked off the job this morning. This is the first time Chicago teachers have gone on strike in 25 years.

What is at stake in this election

President Obama took the stage at the DNC on Thursday night and instead of talking about change – he talked about choice. The President said, “when all is said and done – when you pick up that ballot to vote – you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation.” You know, it’s easy to resign into cynicism and attack both parties as tools of the corporate elite. But the President’s speech last night revealed that

No to "“Double Down on Trickled Down.”

Day two of the DNC was one giant punch in the gut to Republicans. The night featured Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke painting a picture of what America would look like for women if Republicans win in November. She described a Republican Party that will restrict access to contraceptives for women – force women to undergo intrusive probing before an abortion procedure – and redefine rape. As Fluke said – the choice c

Americans are falling way behind the rest of the developed world in internet connectivity

The nation of South Korea is expected to have internet speeds 200-times what we have here in the United States by the end of the year. And here’s the kicker: They’ll pay only $27 a month for it. According to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – the United States is falling way behind other developed nations when it comes to internet speeds and connectivity. Currently, more

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CEO's Putting Profits Before Country Are Un-American

If I declared right now that I won't be paying any taxes until the U.S. government lowers my taxes to a "fair rate", I'd almost certainly be arrested for tax evasion.

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