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May Day History - From Pagans to OWS

The Occupy Movement is trying to put May Day back on the map. In over 100 cities in the US - the occupy movement will be holding rallies, marches and teach-ins. So find a rally near you - and if you can, a Maypole too - and celebrate May Day in America this year.

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Who are the Real Losers?

Actor Noah Wyle, arrested at DC protest against Medicaid cuts, joins Thom Hartmann. Maybe we should ask Speaker Boehner what his definition of a "loser" is. Are school teachers who haven't made millions laying off factory workers losers? What about community organizers who devoted their days to registering voters rather than mergers and acquisitions - are they losers, too? If so - that might explain a lot about what Republicans have been trying to do in the House of Representatives the last year - giving trillions in tax breaks to so-called "winners" - and ripping the social safety net out from under the rest of us. It's in response to this attack on working Americans - that around 100 people were arrested last week for demonstrating outside Congressman Paul Ryan's Capitol Hill office.

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Yes to Net Neutrality - No to CISPA

We must keep the internet both free and open - and that means both defending it from corporate interests that want to carve it up - and from prying eyes in the government who want to read your emails without a warrant.

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CISPA...The Patriot Act for the Internet?

Matt Wood, Free Press.net joins Thom hartmann. Last week - the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - better known as CISPA. So is CISPA what's needed to make the Internet safer - or is it the PATRIOT Act of the Internet, destroying our privacy? So where does the fight over CISPA stand today? And what do "we the people" need to know to preserve a free and open internet?

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Workers Memorial Day - Workers Built this Country

It's Workers Memorial Day May 1st. A day of rememberance for working men and women who've been injured, diseased, and killed on the job. And sadly - there's a lot of remembering to do. In 2010 - more than 4500 American workers were killed by traumatic injuries on the job - that's 12 Americans dead on the job every single day. Another 50 to 60000 workers died from occupational diseases that year - the consequences of breathing in asbestos - or working with carcinogens in our nation's refineries - or working in coal mines that cause black lung. These are men and women who are just trying to live their lives and raise their families, and in the process of working every business day create wealth for our country - make billions for CEOs - and all too often die in the process. And tomorrow we remember them for their sacrifices. But it's not just about remembering - it's about working to today's workers, and the workers of the future.

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The Big Picture Rumble - War Crimes

Sam Sacks, Progressive writer/strategist & Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator & Activist & Michael Warren, The Weekly Standard all join Thom Hartmann. Student loans, violence against women and torture are in the rumble.

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Conversations with Great Minds - Dr. James Loewen - Lies My Teacher Told Me P2

Dr. James Loewen, Sociologist/Historian/Author of 6 books including "Lies My Teacher Told Me" and "Lies Across America." The average American History textbook weighs 4.5 pounds - is 888 pages long - and contains page after page of misinformation that is tainting the education of American children every day. So how can teachers give children a comprehensive and accurate history of America?

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Conversations with Great Minds - Dr. James Loewen - Lies My Teacher Told Me P1

Dr. James Loewen, Sociologist/Historian/Author of 6 books including "Lies My Teacher Told Me" and "Lies Across America." The average American History textbook weighs 4.5 pounds - is 888 pages long - and contains page after page of misinformation that is tainting the education of American children every day. So how can teachers give children a comprehensive and accurate history of America?

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Full Show 4/27/12: Inaccurate US History Lessons

Thom discusses the lies written about US History in textbooks with Conversations with Great Minds guest, Dr. James W. Loewen. Tonight's "Rumble" panels debates the student loan crisis, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and whether or not George W. Bush committed war crimes. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom explains the meaning of National Worker's Memorial Day and sheds light on the reality of US workplace dangers.

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Just 10 Fund The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN, 5th District) joins Thom Hartmann. A new study of SuperPAC donations finds that just ten donors are responsible for one-third of the $202 million of SuperPAC money so far this election. We'll talk about who these oligarchs are - and what Congress can do to stop the billionaire takeover of the American Democracy.

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Norwegians Heckle Fear w/Singing not Bombs

Osama Bin Laden and Anders Breivik had similar goals. They hoped their actions would drive the United States and Norway into a fear-driven frenzy - that once confronted with terror, then our governments and people would react with desperation and actually become as angry and evil and murderous as were Bin Laden and Breivik. They hoped that their acts of terrorism against the United States and Norway would give them exactly what they needed - a violent, warlike reaction that they could point to as justification to wage more violence against Americans and Norwegians. But so far - only one of those two men actually succeeded. And while Bin Laden may be dead and at the bottom of the sea - he died knowing that George Bush did exactly what he wanted. On the other hand, Norwegian terrorist Breivik is today hearing the songs of a triumphant population - knowing he failed in his mission to bring fear to the people of Norway. It's time for us to do a lot more singing and a lot less bombing...

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The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Ventripotentously Ugly!

The Good! *Keystone Progress* The progressive advocacy group in Pennyslvania started a grassroots campaign to encourage Pennsylvania legislators to reject membership in ALEC. The Bad! *Donald Trump* Trump was in Scotland yesterday testifying before the Scottish Parliament - arguing that plans to construct wind turbines would make Scotland go broke. and the Very Very Ugly! *Spirit Airlines* Spirit Airlines is refusing to refund the ticket of 76 year-old Vietnam veteran Jerry Meekins - even after he was told he cannot fly because he is dying of cancer.

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Your Take - Dil from Singapore comments on the GOP

Dil from Singapore comments on the GOP

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Geeky Science - Does Exercise Make you Smart?

Promising new research suggests exercise may do more than just help you lose a few pounds....it might make you smarter, too!

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Is 1 Case of Mad Cow Disease a Threat?

Dr. Michael Hansen, Consumer's Union joins Thom Hartmann. Earlier this week a cow in California tested positive for mad cow disease - meaning that after several years - the US beef supply could be in danger again. Should Washington be doing more to protect Americans from a fatal outbreak of the disease?

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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