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 for Occupy, After years of secret talks, the United States and 11 other nations announced Monday that they’d reached agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. It’s been called NAFTA on steroids, and is viewed as a Trojan horse to usher in a global corporate coup. Because if you think the concept of corporate personhood is bad news, the TPP only strengthens the legal framework for corporate nationhood. Acronym TV host Dennis Trainor, Jr. talks with Kevin Zeese about the battle to defeat the TPP, Hillary Clinton’s reversal on the deal, and the long trail of lies told by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman. Also interviewed for this segment is Rep. Alan Grayson.
By Eleanor Goldfield for Occupy.com – This week, it’s about time we hear about climate change – but really hear it. Does freedom mean the right to refuse to serve people because of race or other aspects of someone you don’t like? Is that what freedom means? Music can turn abstract numbers of climate change into something we can feel and hear. Here’s how a group of musicians turns the last 130 years of climate data into climate music. Victoria Fernandez from 350.org dishes on the political and public effects of divestment – uninvesting money invested in carbon fuels – surprising, but money matters. Bravo to those who shut down the San Francisco financial district over climate change investments. Then starting October 10, we’ve got a week long, international push for people and planet and against the corporatocracy. Action required immediately: Time to stop those trade deals. Sweden deserves a shout out for plans to go carbon free and move to renewable energy. And finally, scream for me — join the Rooftop Revolutionaries montage of screams. But first, we reserve your rights.
Abby Martin interviews Chris Hedges on American myths, war and revolt. Hedges explains the ‘folly of Empire,’ the dangers posed by right-wing extremism and the urgent need for a new system. Chris Hedges is a former New York Times journalist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of several books including his most recent, “Wages of Rebellion: the Moral Imperative of Revolt.” He publishes a weekly column on Truthdig.com and is the host of Days of Revolt, airing every Monday night on teleSUR english.
By Redacted Tonight in Youtube – This week Redacted Tonight tackles the dangers of Virtual Reality. Technology and advertisements make it increasingly difficult to think about the pressing issues. Now virtual reality is advanced enough that we could lose our sense of reality completely. Also, this week Jeremy Corbyn was elected head of the Labour party by a landslide. Meanwhile, in the United States, the political circus continues to send in the clowns. Lee Camp asks if we will ever get our own Jeremy Corbyn, or is he already here? Then, corespondent Abby Feldman asks, why bother with health care, when you can just be sick? At the break, enjoy a commercial for a new crowdfunding site designed for bigots with no discernible talents or skills. It’s Discrimigogo!
By Abby Martin for teleSur. United States – The Empire holds by far the most prisoners than any other country on earth, in both absolute numbers and per capita. Abby Martin explores the dark reality of America’s prisons: their conditions, who is warehoused in them, and the roots of mass incarceration. Featuring interviews with Eddie Conway, former political prisoner unjustly incarcerated for 44 years, and Eugene Puryear, author of “Shackled and Chained, Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America.”
By Eleanor Goldfield in Occupy – This week, grab your bicycle and give cars a well deserved middle finger in a world-wide initiative to cut emissions, get outside, move your ass and interact with your city and people. Next, let’s talk Syria and why their story could so easily be ours – I’ll give you a hint: climate change. Finally, peace in the middle east might not be a reality but the Iran deal could be – thanks to the tireless work of activists like Alli McCracken, director of Code Pink. And speaking of war and peace, we’ll kick off this week by meeting these unknown, unwilling soldiers.
By Eleanor Goldfield in Occupy – It’s our six-month anniversary! And we’re celebrating with whistleblowers – because everyone loves a whistleblower! From Chelsea Manning to John Kiriakou, we’re breaking down the lunacy of charging them as spies, and giving you the tools to help support those who speak out against injustices in our government. Next up, let’s take a trip to England, where the world’s most disappointing theme park has just opened. Believe me, you’ll wanna see it! Then Silent Bill gives us a rundown of the Secret Society of Super Villain Artists – doing good and having fun while doing it. And finally, here’s how you can join the fight to stop fighting and let diplomacy prevail over war. #NoWarWithIran. But first, we gotta go to the emergency room.
By Lee Camp on Redacted Tonight. In his new book, Erik Loomis explains how corporations create “sacrifice zones” in which they often decimate the land and people. They do this in areas with poor minority populations because those are the people least likely to have the power to fight against it. We see this across the US but also around the world. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other rigged corporate trade treaties will make every community into a potential sacrifice zone, unless we stop them. Here’s how to protect your community: Step one is to keep the TPP from becoming law. Step two is to scream from the hills about the wrongdoing of major corporations To learn more, comedian Lee Camp breaks down both how this works and how to fight back against it on his show, Redacted Tonight.
By John F. O’Donnell of Redacted Tonight. The prideful limitation of white progressive allies’ tolerance for the #BlackLivesMatter Movement truly rears it’s ugly head when the golden boy, Bernie Sanders, is disrupted by BLM activists. Yes, the tactic of interrupting and commandeering the mic from the most liberal presidential candidate, who is spot on about so many important issues, is rude and disrespectful, but it’s certainly not as rude and disrespectful as a structurally racist state that is perpetrating a genocide against it’s black community. Activist/organizer, Dominique Hazzard, of ‘Black Youth Project 100,’ sits down with ‘Redacted Tonight’ correspondent, John F. O’Donnell, to explain it all like a boss.
By Eleanor Goldfield in Occupy – This week, here’s four things about the Planned Parenthood debacle to put them and their work into perspective. Next up, let’s talk Britney Spears and cluster bombs. Yep, seriously. It’s art vs. the military industrial complex with Bob Paris and The Cluster Project. Then we offer up a Presidential lowlife scum award thanks to a pretty much useless climate change plan. And finally, some good news you gotta know about! But first, I pledge allegiance. This week, here’s four things about the Planned Parenthood debacle to put them and their work into perspective. Next up, let’s talk Britney Spears and cluster bombs. Yep, seriously. It’s art vs. the military industrial complex with Bob Paris and The Cluster Project. Then we offer up a Presidential lowlife scum award thanks to a pretty much useless climate change plan. And finally, some good news you gotta know about! But first, I pledge allegiance.
By Eleanor Goldfied for Occupy.com – Yep, we have one helluva all star creative activist lineup for you this week! Starting off, we’ve got Peter Joseph, creator of the Zeitgeist Trilogy talking about his new project, the movement and his artistic and technological expression. Next up, Revolutionary Poet Matt Sedillo performs his piece “Here is a Nation” then talks to us about poetry, activism and some interesting hecklers. Lili Haydn doesn’t play notes, she plays emotions. We catch a performance of hers at the Healthcare for All event in downtown LA and talk to her about finding hope in dark issues and musical activism.
By Lee Camp for Redacted Tonight. As if leaving Native Americans with nothing but miniscule plots of reservation land and systemic brokenness wasn’t enough, now the white man is at it again- robbing the Apache of a sacred ceremonial ground in Oak Flat, Arizona. The US government gave the Apache land to a foreign mining company, saying the native people could still use the grounds for traditional gatherings “after the land exchange has been completed, so long as it remains safe to do so.” The sacred land will unlikely be “safe” for ceremonies once it is functioning as a mine. John McCain and Jeff Flake, major proponents of the land theft, both received hefty contributions from the mining company, Rio Tinto.
By Eleanor Goldfield – This week, we’re talking repurposed consumerism and Greece’s future with artist Lane Collage and how “Austerity” is Greek for “Could happen to you too, America!” Next up, Anthony Freda drops some knowledge for political artists. And isn’t it about time we started paying attention to Congress? Here are your cliff’s notes. Finally, it’s a bummer that Ben and Jennifer broke up but we really need to be focusing on ALEC. Nick Bernabe of the Anti-Media shows you how. But first, let’s take a train ride through the progress of our time.
By Eleanor Goldfield in Occupy – Hey guys, lose the catcalls, it’s O.K. to just say hi. Activists celebrate the good, the bad and the ugly for America’s 239th. We will take a good look at how activists relate to this day while keeping up the good fight. The episode features art, images, and messages for this past ‘independence day’. SCOTUS doesn’t mind burning people alive, but here are five reasons why the death penalty should be abolished. Supporters of the death penalty blame activists of why the current torture of inmates on death row occurs due to limited options on how to kill people and make them suffer. The death penalty is a symptom of the culture of violence. Get an update on the #ShellNo actions and what’s next for the brave kayaktivists. Femicide is a hate crime and Dr. Heidi Lewis explains what feminism really is and how the personal is political.
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