The Resistance Report is a trusted and growing outlet for movement building news, analysis, interviews and editorial commentary. Creator and host Dennis Trainor, Jr was active in the Occupy movement and helped plan the Occupation of Washington, DC at Freedom Plaza. He wrote and directed the critically acclaimed documentary, American Autumn: an Occudoc, and is currently working on a documentary for Move To Amend. Produced by Acronym TV in conjunction with Popular Resistance, you can find The Resistance Report right here every Saturday at noon (EST). A full archive of episodes is below.
By Dennis Trainor, Jr. for Acronym TV – This week on Acronym TV – Congressional hearings on the Flint water crisis were convened on Wednesday but two of the people on the top of the list of people who should be on the hot seat were not there. – Sh*t Super Bowl Commercials Say – Iowa Caucus: Is This What Democracy Looks Like? – Obama Signs TPP; Worldwide Protests Ensue
By Eleanor Goldfield for Occupy – This week we passed the five-year anniversary of Tahrir Square but do we even know – or care – what’s happening there now, and do we see the parallels with what’s going on right here? Occupy.com speaks with an Egyptian activist who sets the record straight on the past and the present. Next up, it’s the week to stand strong on the frontlines against corporate takeover. And finally, this low life scum is not something you can see, taste or have probably even heard of – but it’s poisoning more than half our country and here’s what you can do about it. But first, allow me to not be polite, but poetic.
By Abby Martin for Tele Sur – The war in Syria is an unparalleled crisis. It has gone far beyond an internal political struggle, and is marked by a complex array of forces that the U.S. Empire hopes to command: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kurdistan, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and more. To simplify this web of enemies and friends, Abby Martin interviews Dr. Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College and author of several books.
By Dennis Trainor Jr. for Acronym Tv – As we near the 43rd anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court is getting ready to hear a case that could radically restrict the number of women’s health care facilities in the United States and may make abortion services inaccessible in many parts of the country. Before the Supreme Court will hear that case, radical religious extremists from all over the country will come to Washington, D.C. for the annual ‘March for Life’. Sunsara Taylor, the initiator behind the group Stop Patriarchy calls the march a “march for forced motherhood.” Taylor is leading the counter protests in Washington DC, and sat down with Dennis Trainor, Jr for this extended conversation just before the “March for Life.”
By Eleanor Goldfield for Occupy – We are OBSESSED with the presidential elections – and by we, I mean corporatized media ergo the American people by a very sick osmosis. There’s more to 2016 (and indeed to 2015) than who ends up in the White House. Much more. Meanwhile, let’s do some fact checking and lie wrecking post-state of the union and mid-presidential primary madness. Plus a few suggestions on what you can do to break away from this red white and blue rat race. Finally, Mark Pershin wants you to eat LESS meat, in the interest of saving the planet. But first, deeds not words.
By Eleanor Goldfield for Act Out. This week:— ’tis better to give than to receive – but who are you giving to and who’s really receiving the gift? With the help of non-profit employee and activist, Anna Kaminski, we dive into the non-profit industry and peek behind that shiny charity veneer. Next up, from coast to coast, let’s talk the fossil fuel industry – fracking, oil trains, export terminals oh my. Activists are making gains but they need your help in taking this fight up to the next level. But first, you have to lose it – a paradigm lost. @ActOutOnOccupy facebook.com/ActOutOnOccupy occupy.com/actout
By Dennis Trainor, Jr. for Acronym TV. TransCanada lost its bid to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Now it is using NAFTA and the US Federal courts to seek $15 billion damages – and they way I understand NAFTA, they just might win. All the more reason to make one final push to defeat NAFTA’s big brother in waiting: that Trojan Horse gently knocking at the wall that will usher in a global corporate coup: that is right people, it is time once again to take action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
By ELeanor Goldfield of Act Out for Occupy.com. We’re back in the swing of things just in time to send you off for 2015. After watching our Best of Paris coverage last week, get a little glimpse of what’s to come for the global climate movement in 2016. Also, I promised a while back that we’d get back to the Chamber of Commerce, so let’s dig through the history of this corporate low life scum. And finally, Agunda Okeyo talks art and activism from the global, black female perspective. But first, inspired by Paris, let us walk on silent ground. tags: spoken word, Occupy, Act Out, silent ground, climate talks, sacred ground, people power, UN climate talks, Paris climate summit, 350.org, Break Free 2016, fossil fuel divestment, ende galende, mass mobilization, civil disobedience, Chamber of Commerce, Lewis Powell, Powell Memo, Citizens United, money in politics, systemic corruption, Agunda Okeyo.
By Dennis Trainor, Jr. for Acroynm TV. Dennis Trainor, Jr. or Acroynm TV takes a look back on some of the biggest stories of 2015 including what to do about the threat of ISIS abroad and what to think of the San Bernardino mass shooting at home; from the unlikely rise of a socialist Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont and the ugly reality of real estate mogul Donald Trump’s appeal; his stint working with Jill Stein, #BlackLivesMatter puts a focus on racism at universities, the cost of Manifest Destiny’s Child, American Empire, in Syria and the Middle East, what could we do without all of that spending on the military? Trainor takes a look at all of that and more in the Acronym TV 2015 year in review.
By Staff of Tele Sur – Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations. Today, he is honest about the unfixable corruption inside the establishment and the corporate interests driving foreign policy. Hear a rare insider’s view of what interests are behind U.S. wars, the manipulation of intelligence, the intertwining of the military and corporate world, and why the U.S. Empire is doomed.
By Staff of Occupy – As we mentioned during our coverage of the Art Not Oil protest, culture dictates politics. And if your culture is vapid, your politics will be too – as evidenced by – well, pick anyone. Art in all of its iterations has played a big role in COP21 and La Gaite Lyrique is the “center of culture for climate.” Anais, part of the ArtCOP21 team, explains what that means and again, why culture is so important in the fight for climate justice.
By Staff of The Real News – For the last 25 years, people from all over the U.S. have converged at the gates of the Fort Benning U.S. Army base in Georgia. They come with thousands of crosses inscribed with different names, many of them children and elderly, each memorializing a death at the hands of right-wing governments in Latin America in the second half of the 20th century. It was an era of fascistic political repression, where it didn’t matter if you were an unarmed university student or a peasant with a rifle. Anyone who questioned those in power was butchered. Largely hidden from the American public, several high-profile incidents in El Salvador in 1980 turned a spotlight on unparalleled political violence.
By Dennis Trainor for ACRONYM TV and Occupy.com. If US foreign policy has delivered blowback, and it has; has created ISIS, and it has; has exacerbated the refugee crisis; and it has– and has created of itself an Imperial Empire that requires the pillaging of resources, 700 military bases around the world with a military that is the world’s single biggest consumer of fossil fuels, and the single entity most responsible for destabilizing the Earth’s climate which in turn creates the conditions that gave rise to the civil war in Syria – and it did, than the last thing we need is US foreign policy on steroids – which is what Donald Trump is offering. Also, #Cop21 – A Hail Mary for Humanity It is one of the largest gatherings of world leaders ever coming together for two weeks in Paris with the publicly stated objective of reaching an agreement to deal with the worst consequences of climate change that human behavior has already caused- and, essentially to radically alter that behavior forging what many called the planet’s last, best hope to stave off the worst consequences of climate change.
Eleanor Goldfield for Occupy.com. On Act Out this week, let’s use some common sense and talk about the rights of man. Next up, Recycled Propaganda, pure white low life scum, grab a seat at the middle east dinner table and from Paris to the globe, climate change can be slowed, if we make it so. But first, life is meaningless – like a blank page so get a brush, a crayon, a pen and paint your way.
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