Daily Topics - Monday September 30th, 2013

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm ET M-F!

Our One: Will the government go dark at midnight? Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR, 4th District)

Hour Two: Don Siegelman brings down "The Hammer" - Brad Friedman, The Bradblog

Hour Three: Obamacare Q & A...get your questions ready - Wendell Potter, Deadly Spin

How Do We Pry the Confederate Monuments Out Of Trump's Tiny Hands?

Thom plus logo Every time in American history there was the possibility of serious movement forward in civil and human rights, there has been a backlash by white racists resulting in new monuments to the Confederacy.

The Confederacy, of course, was the police state oligarchy that took over the American South in the 1820s and committed treason against the United States of America, killing hundreds of thousands of American soldiers and civilians in the process.
From Screwed:
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David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World
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Mike Farrell, actor, political activist, and author of Just Call Me Mike and Of Mule and Man
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Tom Hayden, author of The Long Sixties and director, Peace and Justice Resource Center.