The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (Politics)

Robert Pollin is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is also the founder and President of PEAR (Pollin Energy and Retrofits), an Amherst, MA-based green energy company operating throughout the United States. His books include The Living Wage: Building a Fair Economy (co-authored 1998); Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity (2003); An Employment-Targeted Economic Program for South Africa (co-authored 2007); A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States (co-authored 2008), Back to Full Employment (2012), Green Growth (2014), Global Green Growth (2015) and Greening the Global Economy (forthcoming 2015).

Daniela Senderowicz is a Northwest writer, historian and activist.

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Stephanie Kelton is an American economist and Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University.She was formerly Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee 2015 minority party staff and an Economic Advisor to Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign.

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Josh Fox is the man who made "fracking" a household word as writer/director/narrator of the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning film Gasland. His short videos on climate interruption, Standing Rock, Bernie Sanders and fracking have gone viral and been viewed over 60 million times. Josh is the founder and producing artistic director of the International WOW Company, which has produced over 40 new plays to consistent rave reviews. The New York Times calls him "one of the most adventurous impresarios of the New York avant-garde," and Time Out NY adds "one of downtown's most audacious auteurs." He has toured to over 500 American cities to speak to people about climate change and the proliferation of fossil fuel extraction, raising awareness at the grassroots. Josh's other films include the award-winning How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change, and AWAKE, a Dream of Standing Rock. Josh has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, CBS World News Tonight, The Colbert Report, The Diane Rehm Show, NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Carson Daly, Chris Hayes, Democracy Now, and many other national broadcasts, and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Time magazine, and many other national and metropolitan publications. He lives in New York City and New Orleans. The Truth Has Changed is his first book.

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Yael Grauer Is a freelance tech journalist and investigative reporter. She covers online privacy and security, digital freedom, hacking and mass surveillance. She has written for Ars Technica, The Intercept, WIRED, Motherboard, Slate, Breaker, and more. She’s also the managing editor of Performance Menu, the monthly magazine of Catalyst Athletics.
She teaches workshops on digital security and source protection. And she serves as the Trollbusters Director of Education, designing resources and curriculum to help women journalists stay safer online.

Dr. Bill Honigman has been a practicing Emergency Room Physician in Orange County CA for over 30 years. He has been active in Democratic Party politics since his youth, and is currently an organizer for the grassroots group Progressive Democrats of America PDA, acting as California State Coordinator and Orange County Chapter Leader, and is a Coordinator for PDA’s national Healthcare Human Rights Issue Organizing Team.

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Congressman Ro Khanna is an American academic, lawyer, and politician serving as the U.S. Representative from California's 17th congressional district, since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he defeated eight-term incumbent Democratic Representative Mike Honda in the general election on November 8, 2016, after first running for the same seat in 2014. Khanna also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the United States Department of Commerce under President Barack Obama from August 8, 2009, to August 2011.

Rebecca Burns is an investigative reporter whose work has appeared in the Baffler, the Chicago Reader, ProPublica Illinois, and the Intercept. Her coverage of Wall Street's role in the post-crash housing market won the Association of Alternative Newsmedia's first-place prize for investigative reporting in 2017. She is a stalwart Chicagoan and contributing editor at In These Times magazine. Her latest, with David Dayen, is “Fat Cat: The Steve Mnuchin Story," available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats.

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Mark J. Miller is a a journalist and author who is a nationally-recognized expert on trends in retirement and aging. His writing offers a holistic view of retirement security, including healthcare and Medicare, Social Security, retirement investing, midlife careers and housing. He also writes frequently about retirement-related public policy issues, including reform of Social Security, Medicare and workplace retirement plans.

Mark is a retirement columnist for Reuters, Morningstar and WealthManagement.com. He also contributes to The New York Times, NextAvenue.org, and the AARP magazine, and he is the publisher and editor of the website “RetirementRevised.com”

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Sen. Jeff Merkley is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Oregon since 2009. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to his election to the Senate, Merkley was a five-term member of the Oregon House of Representatives representing the state's 47th district, located in central Multnomah County at the eastern side of Portland. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Kate Kizer is the Policy Director at Win Without War. She has nearly a decade of experience working on human rights, democratization, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Kate previously served as the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Yemen Peace Project and as U.S. Advocacy Officer for Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain. She has also held leadership roles in the private sector and on political campaigns. Kate received her B.A. in Middle Eastern & North African Studies from UCLA and her M.A. in Democracy & Governance from Georgetown University.

 

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Ryan Grim is an author, Washington bureau chief for The Intercept., and a political commentator for The Young Turks. He’s also working with “Strong Arm Press” on the upcoming book We've Got People: The Rise of a New Force in American Politics

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman is President, Social Security Works PAC formerly of Sha Na Na, is also an activist in both electoral politics and public policy. He is the President of Social Security Works PAC, which focuses on senior issues. Jon did 35 endorsement events for his previous PAC, Senior Votes Count, in 2014, traveling from Alaska to Florida and points between. In 2016, he did 20 PAC endorsements while also working on the Clinton campaign. He's worked on the Obama and Kerry presidential campaigns, almost every recent special election for Congress, No on Issue 2 in Ohio, and the Wisconsin recalls. He has successfully lobbied for his "Truth In Music" law, eliminating impostor musical groups, in 34 states and has spearheaded that law's successful enforcement. Jon also continues to perform nationwide as "Bowzer's Rock 'n' Doo-Wop Party."

 

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs. He is author of the book, Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity.

Also check out "Current Affairs Rules For Life"

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Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. She’s the author of several books, including most recently, “Inside Iran: THE REAL HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN”

Diane Archer is founder and president of Just Care USA, an independent digital media hub that focuses on health and financial issues facing boomers, older adults and their caregivers and promotes policy solutions. Ms. Archer is the past chair of the Board of Consumer Reports, and serves on the Board of the Benedict Silverman Foundation, the Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Board and Tarbell. Ms. Archer began her career in health advocacy in 1989 as founder and president of the Medicare Rights Center, a national consumer service organization dedicated to ensuring that older and disabled Americans get the health care they need. She served on the MRC board of directors until December 2007. Other positions include director of the Health Care for All project for the Institute for America’s Future (2005-2010).

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David Graeber is professor of anthropology at the LSE and author of Debt: The First 5000 years; he was involved in the Global Justice Movement and Occupy Wall Street. His most recent book is “Bullshit Jobs: A Theory”

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Chris Hedges is a Truthdig columnist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, a professor in the college degree program offered to New Jersey state prisoners by Rutgers University, and an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 12 books, including the New York Times best-seller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. His other books include "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt," (2015) “Death of the Liberal Class” (2010), “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009), “I Don’t Believe in Atheists” (2008) and the best-selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” (2008). His latest book is "America: The Farewell Tour" (2018). His book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and has sold over 400,000 copies. He writes a weekly column for the website Truthdig and hosts a show, "On Contact," on RT America.

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Alex Lawson is Executive Director of Social Security Works & Co-Founder of We Act Radio.

Jean Ross is an acute-care nurse and Co-President of National Nurses United
A passionate advocate for social justice, Ross grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minn. and worked at the same medical center, Fairview Southdale Hospital, for 35 years. She became active in the Minnesota Nurses Association in the wake of a historic nurses strike in 1984, when 6,000 Twin Cities-area nurses took to the picket line to defend seniority rights. Ross went on to hold the position of chief steward at her hospital for 20 years. In 2001, she helped lead a strike of Fairview nurses that achieved landmark contract language allowing nurses to close a unit to new patients when it was too understaffed for them to provide safe care.

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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which produces research and analysis, and partners with a range of allies to design and implement policies that curb economic consolidation and strengthen community-rooted enterprise.
Much of Stacy’s work h. as focused on two pivotal sectors of the economy: retail and banking. Her research and writing on the advantages of devolving economic power have influenced policy-makers and helped guide grassroots strategies.
Among the first to raise the alarm about the rise of mega-retailers, she is a nationally recognized leader in the movement to counter their power. Her book, Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses, has appeared on several top-ten lists and was described by Bill McKibben as “the ultimate account of the single most important economic trend in our country.”
More recently, she’s produced an influential report about Amazon’s growing power and impact (Amazon’s Stranglehold, with Olivia LaVecchia), and published a paper on Monopoly Power and the Decline of Small Business, which received an award as part of the annual Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship

 

Jeffrey P. Weaver was the campaign manager for the 2016 campaign of US Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. He formerly served as the campaign manager for Sanders' 2006 United States Senate election and as chief of staff in Sanders’ House and Senate offices. In August 2016, Weaver was named president of Our Revolution, a political organization created by Sanders. He is author of the boook “How Bernie Won”

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Maj. Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge. 

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Maria L. Svart is the National Director of Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States. She has been National Director since June 2011. Maria Svart had been a member of DSA since 2004. She first joined as a member of the University of Chicago Young Democratic Socialists chapter and quickly became active at the national level, serving as the feminist issues coordinator on the YDS Coordinating Committee and then co-chair for several terms. Her campus activism, through YDS and other student organizations, focused on feminist, environmental, immigrant rights, anti-war and labor solidarity work.

Karen Nussbaum, the founding director of Working America and the Working America Education Fund, has been fighting for the rights of working people for more than four decades. She was a founder and director of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women and president of District 925, SEIU. Karen served as the director of the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau during the first Clinton Administration, the highest seat in the federal government devoted to women’s issues. Prior to taking on the leadership of Working America, Karen served as a special assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney. She is the author, with Sweeney, of the book Solutions for the New Workforce, and with Ellen Cassedy, of the book 9to5.

 

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Thomas Frank is is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist.[1] He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank has written several books, most notably What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004) and Listen, Liberal (2016). From 2008 to 2010 he wrote "The Tilting Yard", a column in the Wall Street Journal. You can find his recent writings at The Guardian, and his latest book is “Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society”

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L.A. Kauffman has been a grassroots organizer for more than thirty years and served as the mobilizing coordinator for the massive Iraq antiwar protests of 2003-2004. She has covered social movement history and activism for The Guardian, n+1, and numerous other publications and is the author of Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. She is deeply involved in a wide array of efforts to counter the Trump presidency; she was, for instance, a tactical coordinator for a major women's direct action against family separations on Capitol Hill in June 2018, which was the largest women's civil disobedience in U.S. history.

Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com, and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

 

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Dean Baker Sr. Economist Center Economic and Policy Research in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer. His blog, "Beat the Press," provides commentary on economic reporting. 

David Neiwert is an American freelance journalist and blogger. SPLC. He received the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000 for a domestic terrorism series he produced for MSNBC.com. He is author of "Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump"

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Alex Lawson is Executive Director, Social Security Works & Co-Founder of We Act Radio

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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com, and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

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Malaika Jabali is a Brooklyn-based public policy attorney, writer, and activist. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Essence, The Root, and more.

 

GREG SARGENT writes the popular “Plum Line” blog at The Washington Post. Prior to joiningthat paper, he wrote for Talking Points Memo, New York, and the New York Observer. He lives in Maryland with his family. You can follow him on Twitter @ThePlumLineGS
His latest is: "AN UNCIVIL WAR Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics"

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John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.
Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers.
Nichols is the author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, s well as The Genius of Impeachment (New Press); a critically acclaimed analysis of the Florida recount fight of 2000, Jews for Buchanan (New Press); and a best-selling biography of former vice president Dick Cheney, Dick: The Man Who is President (New Press), which has recently been published in French and Arabic.

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JUAN COLE is a collegiate professor of history at the University of Michigan. The editor and creator of the award-winning Informed Comment news and commentary site, he is the author of Napoleon’s Egypt, Engaging the Muslim World, and The New Arabs.

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Carmen Segarra In 2011, Segarra took a job as a bank examiner for the New York Federal Reserve overseeing the storied institution Goldman Sachs. Two years later, she sued the Fed for wrongful dismissal. Under the impression she would act as a safeguard to the financial system and work to prevent another economic crisis, Segarra was shocked to discover the endemic corruption of both the regulatory body she worked for and the bank it was supposed to regulate. So when higher-ups asked her to cover-up a pernicious discovery of goings-on at Goldman and act complacent in a culture of corruption, she refused. Instead, she began to secretly record conversations (including with new CEO of Goldman, David Solomon, PERSONAL/TYPES OF VIOLATIONS who took over on October 1) documenting the Fed’s deliberate inefficiency in holding the bank accountable. In 2014, Segarra’s shocking recordings were released by ProPublica on an episode of This American Life and went viral.”failure to apply laws that apply to retail accounts”; “money laundering”CULTURE of NONCOMPLIANCE.

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Lauren Casey is an organizer with Gig Workers Rising.  Gabe Ets-Hokin is a Uber/Lyft driver and a freelance writer.

Lauren Windsor 
is the executive director of American Family Voices and the executive producer of the political web-show "The Undercurrent," a partner in Democracy Partners, a progressive consulting firm.

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Alex Lawson is the executive director of Social Security Works, a nonprofit group that fights to protect the Social Security program. He is co-owner and co-founder of We Act Radio, the only independent radio station in Washington, DC.

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Mari-Lynn Evans is the Executive Producer of many television and video programs including The Appalachians (a three hour APT series for PBS); Coal Country ( Discovery Planet Green); Living Well: A Guide to Healthy Aging, Changes, the children’s television program and video Geezbo’s Alley, the documentary Standing in the Safety Zone; and John Glenn: The International Year of Older Adults for PBS.
Mari-lynn’s latest, Blood On The Mountain, was recently nominated for an Emmy.

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Angela Chen is a student organizer with Blue Future, and president of AU College Democrats

Bruce Amundson is a Family Physician whose medical career included rural practice, teaching in a Family Practice residency in Spokane WA, serving on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine focusing on helping rural communities sustain health services, and sponsoring a rural health development company that worked with communities across the U.S. to strengthen their health systems. He has been a member of PSR for approximately 35 years and a member of WPSR for 30 years. He was a founding member of Spokane PSR and a party to the F.O.I.A. request that forced the Department of Energy to release the documents that first revealed the massive off-site contamination from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. He has served on the national PSR board as well as many years on the board of WPSR. He worked with Russian physicians in the 1990’s to form the Hanford-Chelyabinsk movement to support their heroic efforts to leverage the government of the U.S.S.R. to disclose the massive contamination from the Mayak complex. He was also one of four principal investigators on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Hanford Thyroid Disease Study.

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Mustafa Santiago Ali is the Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus. Mustafa Santiago Ali joined Hip Hop Caucus after working 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he most recently served as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization to Administrator Gina McCarthy and Administrator Lisa Jackson. Mr. Ali specializes in social and environmental justice issues and is focused on a utilizing a holistic approach to revitalizing vulnerable communities. As a renowned speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, he has worked with over 500 domestic and international communities to improve people’s lives by addressing environmental, health, and economic justice issues

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Contributor at @thenation. Abolish ICE. Newsletter writer. Co-founder and Chief Meme Officer at @DataProgress.

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Maj. Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

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Katey Walter Anthony is an aquatic ecosystem ecologist whose research focuses on methane and carbon dioxide emissions from arctic and temperate lakes and wetlands in Alaska and Siberia, and the processes involved in greenhouse gas emissions from lakes, including thermokarst (permafrost thaw), industrial plant emissions, geology, and changes in lake area. By using environmental gradients, isotopes, and remote sensing as tools, she hopes for an improved understanding of the basic processes in lake ecosystems. 

Frank Clemente helped found Americans for Tax Fairness in 2012. Previously he was Campaign Manager for the Strengthen Social Security Campaign, a coalition of 320 organizations. Prior to that he managed a health care campaign for the Communications Workers of America in support of the Affordable Care Act. He was Issue Campaigns Director at the Change to Win Labor Federation and Director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, a national consumer watchdog organization. Frank also has been senior policy advisor to the U.S. House Committee on Government Operations and Issues Director for Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign. Frank edited Keep Hope Alive: Jesse Jackson’s 1988 Presidential Campaign.

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David Graeber is professor of anthropology at the LSE and author of Debt: The First 5000 years; he was involved in the Global Justice Movement and Occupy Wall Street. His most recent book is “Bullshit Jobs: A Theory”

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Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. She’s the author of several books, including most recently, “Inside Iran: THE REAL HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN”

Diane Archer is founder and president of Just Care USA, an independent digital media hub that focuses on health and financial issues facing boomers, older adults and their caregivers and promotes policy solutions. Ms. Archer is the past chair of the Board of Consumer Reports, and serves on the Board of the Benedict Silverman Foundation, the Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Board and Tarbell. Ms. Archer began her career in health advocacy in 1989 as founder and president of the Medicare Rights Center, a national consumer service organization dedicated to ensuring that older and disabled Americans get the health care they need. She served on the MRC board of directors until December 2007. Other positions include director of the Health Care for All project for the Institute for America’s Future (2005-2010).

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Helaine Olen - is the author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry and the co-author of The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complicated, & a blogger for The Washington Post’s “The Plum Line”

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Thomas Frank is is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist.[1] He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank has written several books, most notably What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004) and Listen, Liberal (2016). From 2008 to 2010 he wrote "The Tilting Yard", a column in the Wall Street Journal. You can find his recent writings at The Guardian, and his latest book is “Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society”

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Eve Fairbanks graduated from Yale with a degree in political philosophy. She also received a Fulbright scholarship to South Africa and substantial writing grants from the Institute of Current World Affairs, the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and the Writing Invisibility Project at the Max Planck Institute. In 2013, her work was nominated for a Livingston Award, the top American prize for journalists under 35.

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Aaron Mintzes is Senior Policy Counsel for Earthworks

Lisa Graves is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Documented Investigations

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs. He is author of the book, Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity.

Also check out "Current Affairs Rules For Life" 

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Abigail Zapote is the Executive Director for Latinos for a Secure Retirement in Washington D.C.where she leads a coalition of Latino organizations to protect Social Security, strengthen Medicare and increase pension access and financial literacy to Latinos of all ages.

RICK PERLSTEIN is the author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. Before that, he published Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications, and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history. A contributing writer at The Nation, former chief national correspondent for the Village Voice, and a former online columnist for the New Republic and Rolling Stone, his journalism and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, and many other publications.

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Daniel Ellsberg is a renowned American whistleblower who released The Pentagon Papers to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1969.
Ellsberg is also the author of four books: The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner(2017,), Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2002,) Risk, Ambiguity and Decision(2001,) and Papers on the War (1971). In December 2006 he was awarded the 2006 Right Livelihood Award, in Stockholm, Sweden, “. . for putting peace and truth first, at considerable personal risk, and dedicating his life to inspiring others to follow his example.”

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Jessica Mason Pieklo is a writer and adjunct law professor in Boulder, Colorado. She is the former assistant director of the Health Law Clinic at Hamline Law School in St. Paul, Minnesota and former litigator. She is Vice President, Law and the Courts at Rewire.news.

Rachel O'Leary Carmona is the founder of 275 Park Consulting. She has helped to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to shape the actions and policies that affect their communities for well over a decade. She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Women's March and is a partner at Movement NetLab, a think, make, and do tank that facilitates the growth and effectiveness of the most dynamic, emerging social movements of our time.

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Nicole Karlis is a staff writer at Salon, where she writes about health, culture, social issues and gender politics. She has also written for the New York Times, Marie Claire, The Bold Italic, The Daily Beast, 7x7, Avenue magazine, Resident, USA Today and more. She calls San Francisco, California, home.

Keith A. Spencer is a critic, essayist and editor at Salon.com, where he manages coverage of science and the tech industry. His writing has appeared in Jacobin, Dissent, McSweeneys, and The Bold Italic, where he was formerly editor-in-chief. His first book, "A People's History of Silicon Valley," will be released this fall from Eyewear Press.

Larry Cohen chairs the boards of Our Revolution, Vice Chair of DNC Unity Reform Commission, the successor to Bernie 2016, and the Democracy Initiative, a coalition of 55 groups focused on voting rights and money in politics. He is the past president of the Communications Workers of America and Vice chair of the Unity Reform commission of the Democratic National Committee.

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Sarah Anderson directs the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and is a co-editor of the IPS web site Inequality.org. Sarah’s research covers a wide range of international and domestic economic issues, including inequality, Wall Street reform, CEO pay, taxes, labor, and international trade and investment. Sarah is a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of more than 20 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage.

 

Dana Brown is the Deputy Director of the Next System Project. Her research focuses on health system models and the intersection of health and economics. She joined the Democracy Collaborative in 2015 for the launch of the Next System Teach-Ins drawing on her experience with the Democracy Teach-Ins of the 90s and other popular education efforts related to the peace and social justice movements she has participated in for the last two decades.

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Professor Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.
Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of DemocracyAtWork.info

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Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, author, and composer. Lanier is also one of most celebrated technology writers in the world, and is known for charting a humanistic approach to technology appreciation and criticism.
He was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 2014. His book "Who Owns the Future?" won Harvard's Goldsmith Book Prize in 2014.
His latest is “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now”

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Cathy Garcia was born and raised in the Los Angeles suburbs to Mexican immigrant parents, documented and undocumented. Cathy is currently the co-chair of the Santa Fe chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, and a second-year law student at UNM School of Law. She co-chairs the National Lawyers Guild student chapter and expects to graduate in 2020.

Jarrid Green is a Senior Research Associate at The Democracy Collaborative, a national research institute dedicated to developing new strategies for a more democratic economy.

 

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Sr. Quincy Howard is a Government Relations Specialist at NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice.

David Dayen is a fellow for In These Times and a contributor to The Intercept. His first book, “Chain of Title,” about three ordinary Americans who uncover Wall Street’s foreclosure fraud, was released in May 2016. The book was the winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize.

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Matt Bruenig is the founder of People's Policy Project. 

Wendell Potter is Founder of the investigative reporting group, “Tarbell” Wendell is an author, former corporate public relations executive and journalist. His books include, “Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans ; Obamacare: What’s In It for Me/What Everyone Needs to Know about the Affordable Care Act (an ebook); and Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It”

 

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Dr. Joseph Sakran is an assistant professor of surgery, director of emergency general surgery, and associate Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His past experience is in resource-poor settings, working with underprivileged and minority high school students, and has a public health background that has provided him with the skill-set needed to take on the challenges of improving care among vulnerable populations both domestically and abroad. As a survivor of gun violence, Joe spends a significant portion of his time as a clinician, researcher, and advocate with a primary goal of reducing firearm death and disability in America. To this end, he recently founded the organization Docs Demand Action (@docsdemand), a platform to help unite healthcare providers and provide a strong voice in ending gun violence.

Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works. She Is author of the new book “The Truth About Social Security: The Founders’ Words Refute Revisionist History, Zombie Lies and Common Misunderstandings”

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Dr. Esther Choo, MD MPH is an emergency medicine physician and Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. Her research focuses on opioid and cannabis policies, health and workforce disparities, violence, and injury. She is co-founder and CMO of Equity Quotient, which uses concrete metrics to track gender equity within organizations. She is a past president of the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, Senior Advisor to FeminEM.org, and President of the nonprofit Gender Equity Research Foundation. She is a national speaker on gender bias in health care and physician advocacy, and a regular contributor to SELF magazine and NBC THINK on topics related to racism and sexism

Kymone Freeman is the Co-founder of We Act Radio & Producer of #NiteMJDied

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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com, and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

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Lori Wallach is the director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. A 25-year veteran of congressional trade battles starting with the 1990s fight over NAFTA, she was named to the “Politico’s 50” list of thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016 for her leadership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership debate. Wallach is an internationally recognized expert on trade with experience advocating in Congress and foreign parliaments, trade negotiations, courts, government agencies, the media and in the streets. 

Shaunna Thomas is co-founder and Executive Director of UltraViolet.

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Stephen Miles is the Executive Director for Win Without War, a diverse coalition of 40 member organizations formed in opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the underlying national security strategy that created them.

Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works. She Is author of the new book “The Truth About Social Security: The Founders’ Words Refute REvisionist History, Zombie Lies and Common Misunderstandings

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Cole Stangler is a Paris-based journalist covering labor and politics. A former staff writer at International Business Times, his work has also appeared in outlets like The Atlantic, The Nation and Jacobin, among others.

Danny Goldberg, President of Gold Village Entertainment, has worked in the music business as a personal manager, record company President, public relations man and journalist since the late 1960s. He is author of “In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 And The Hippie Idea”

 

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Joe Dinkin, National Campaigns Director for Working Families Party

Deb Haaland, candidate for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District

Faith Winter, candidate for CO’s State Senate and National Training Director for VoteRunLead

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Jeff Bryant, Director of the Education Opportunity Network

Rebecca Diamond, a 2nd grade teacher, discusses the West Virginia teachers’ strike

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Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America 

MarkAlain Dery, Director of T-Cell Clinic at Tulane University & Founder, WHIV 102.3

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Yasha Levine is a journalist and a former editor of Moscow-based satirical newspaper The eXile. He is the author of "Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet."

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Thomas Frank is is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist.[1] He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank has written several books, most notably What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004) and Listen, Liberal (2016). From 2008 to 2010 he wrote "The Tilting Yard", a column in the Wall Street Journal. You can find his recent writings at The Guardian, and his latest book is “Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society.”

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in a digital age. He is the author of fifteen bestselling books on media, technology, and society, including Program or Be Programmed, Present Shock, and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus. He has made such award-winning PBS Frontline documentaries as Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, and The Persuaders, and is the author of graphic novels including Testament and Aleister & Adolf. His latest book, coming in January 2019 and available for pre-order now is “TEAM HUMAN.”

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Linda Benesch is the Communications Director at Social Security Works, a national organization fighting to address our nation's retirement income crisis by protecting and expanding Social Security.

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Dr. Yolandra Hancock's background includes degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) and John Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her medical residency at the acclaimed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, where she gained considerable knowledge and experience while working with some of the nation’s leading physicians and clinicians.

Dr. Andrew Goldstein is a public health system primary care doctor, health activist and organizer. He started the online community Progressive Doctors; and organized the February 2017 Health Professionals Protest against attacks on health coverage and the White Coats 4 Families Belong Together Rallies last month. He has been active with engaging health professionals local health organizing, in running for office, and in engaging with the Poor People's Campaign.

 

 

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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com. He is also a documentary filmmaker - his latest is “Killing Gaza,” coproduced by Dan Cohen, documenting Israel's 2014 assault on Gaza during the war. It’s available at KillingGaza.com

Max is the Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

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Elizabeth Bruenig is an Opinion columnist for the Washington Post. Her writing focuses on politics, religion, and morality in public life. She is the author of a recent article at Medium.com called “The Soulless Logic of Capitalism’s ‘Dark, Satanic Mill’ : And what it tells us about the NFL’s national anthem policy”

Lyta Gold is the Amusements Editor for Current Affairs magazine and author of the article: The Dismal Frontier: What is Star Trek without the socialism?

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Harvey J Kaye is an American historian and sociologist. He is currently the Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. He is the author of numerous books including, “Thomas Paine and the Promise of America,”
“Thomas Paine: Firebrand of the Revolution,” and “The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great”

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Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, she has been one of America’s most well known public voices, having been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers and four of these were #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

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Maj. Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

Julie Margetta Morgan is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. Julie most recently served as a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining Gates, she was a senior policy advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren, where she was responsible for developing and implementing policy proposals on a range of education issues, including student loan refinancing, college affordability, and student loan servicing reform. She previously served as Director of Postsecondary Access and Success at the Center for American Progress, and she holds a Ph.D. in higher education and a J.D. from Boston College.

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David Faris is currently program director of Political Science at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago. David earned his PhD in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. David’s latest book with Melville House Publishing on political reform in the United States, called It’s Time To Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics is out now.

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Kymone Freeman is an activist, artist, and co-founder of We Act Radio.

Sean McElwee is  Contributor at @thenation. Abolish ICE. Newsletter writer. Co-founder and Chief Meme Officer at @DataProgress. 

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Dr. Sanjeev Sriram is the host of “Dr. America,” an innovative podcast about health justice on We Act Radio. He also writes about the relationships between health policy and civil rights. He currently practices general pediatrics in southeast Washington, DC and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Lara Merling, Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. Lara is a member of the first class of graduate students at the Levy Economics Institute, where she obtained her M.S in Economic Policy and Theory in 2016. Lara holds a B.A in Mathematics from Bard College, where as an undergraduate student she became interested in economics and social justice. Her research interests are centered on promoting economic ideas and policies that directly address inequality and advocate for better labor practices. Lara has previously worked at La Voz del Valle de Hudson and the Worker Justice Center of New York.

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs. He is author of the book, Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity

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Nancy Altman the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works.

Johanna Hamilton is an award-winning director/producer whose work explores cultural, political and historical stories by focusing on the human experience. “1971,” Media PA break-in that revealed FBI counterintelligence program. She is also one of the directors on the Wrong Man series on Starz. She is the director of the film “Discreet Airlift” from “Field of Vision” Production.

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Jodi Jacobson is president and editor in chief of Rewire.News, where she leads a team of professional editors and journalists reporting on health, rights, and justice. Previously, Jacobson worked internationally on public health, gender equity, and human rights, as well as on environmental and demographic issues. Jacobson was founder and executive director of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), an organization that monitors the effects of US international policy on reproductive and sexual health and rights.

Gavin Bade is a senior reporter at Utility Dive. ((Before joining Industry Dive, Gavin was the editor-in-chief of Georgetown’s alt-weekly newspaper, The Georgetown Voice, and worked for a number of media publishers, including The American Prospect, NPR, the New America Foundation, and WGVU.))

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David Graeber is professor of anthropology at the London School of Economic and author of Debt: The First 5000 years; he was involved in the Global Justice Movement and Occupy Wall Street. His latest book is “Bullshit Jobs: A Theory”

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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is executive director and co-founder of MomsRising.org, a nonprofit national organization that supports policies to improve family economic security. She is the host of “Breaking Through,” a radio program on We Act Radio, and is the author of the recently released book, "Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World."

Dr. Sanjeev Sriram is the host of “Dr. America,” an innovative podcast about health justice on We Act Radio. He also writes about the relationships between health policy and civil rights. He currently practices general pediatrics in southeast Washington, DC and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Kara Eastman is running for the US House- Nebraska Congressional District 2. She is President and CEO of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance.
And Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors for Metropolitan Community College.
She is also a Board member of the National Lead and Environmental Hazards Association and a Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in nonprofits and social services.

Mike Lux is the co-founder and president of Progressive Strategies and author of the new book “How to Democrat in the Age of Trump”

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Professor Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.
Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of DemocracyAtWork.info

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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com. He is also a documentary filmmaker - his latest is “Killing Gaza,” coproduced by Dan Cohen, documenting Israel's 2014 assault on Gaza during the war. It’s available at KillingGaza.com

Max is the Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

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Elizabeth Bruenig is an Opinion columnist for the Washington Post. Her writing focuses on politics, religion, and morality in public life. She is the author of a recent article at Medium.com called “The Soulless Logic of Capitalism’s ‘Dark, Satanic Mill’ : And what it tells us about the NFL’s national anthem policy” 

Lyta Gold is the Amusements Editor for Current Affairs magazine and author of the article: The Dismal Frontier: What is Star Trek without the socialism?

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Jeff Weaver was the campaign manager for the 2016 campaign of US Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. He formerly served as the campaign manager for Sanders' 2006 United States Senate election and as chief of staff in Sanders’ House and Senate offices. In August 2016, Weaver was named president of Our Revolution, a political organization created by Sanders.

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs. He is author of the book, Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity

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Alexis Goldstein is a Senior Policy Analyst at Americans for Financial Reform, a nonpartisan coalition of over 200 organizations working for a safe and ethical financial system. Her portfolio focuses on higher education, private equity and hedge funds, systemic risk and consumer issues.Alexis spent seven years working in technology on Wall Street. She worked in both the cash equity and equity derivatives spaces. Her focus ranged from the development of client-facing, realtime cash trading systems to creating proprietary software for equity option pricing and volatility surface modeling.

Roy Houseman is Legislative Representative for United Steelworkers

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Thomas Frank is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist. He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank has written several books, most notably What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004) and Listen, Liberal (2016). From 2008 to 2010 he wrote "The Tilting Yard", a column in the Wall Street Journal. You can find his recent writings at The Guardian, including the articles “Striking teachers show that cutting education to fix it is a neoliberal myth” and “Forget Trump – populism is the cure, not the disease”

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An extended conversation with Author and Journalist, John Nichols.
John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.
Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers.
Nichols is the author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, s well as The Genius of Impeachment (New Press); a critically acclaimed analysis of the Florida recount fight of 2000, Jews for Buchanan (New Press); and a best-selling biography of former vice president Dick Cheney, Dick: The Man Who is President (New Press), which has recently been published in French and Arabic.

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Major Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

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Jessica Jackson Sloan is a human rights attorney who began her career representing California death row inmates in their appeals. She now oversees DreamCorps #cut50 initiative to end mass incarceration.  Jessica Jackson Sloan is a human rights attorney who began her career representing California death row inmates in their appeals. She now oversees DreamCorps #cut50 initiative to end mass incarceration. 

 

Nicole Smith-Holt lives in the Minneapolis area. She is a mother of four and a financial aid specialist at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. A graduate of St. Catherine University of St. Paul, Minnesota, Nicole is an advocate for T1International.

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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com, and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

 

Lauren Windsor is the executive director of American Family Voices and the executive producer of the political web-show "The Undercurrent," and she is a partner in Democracy Partners, a progressive consulting firm.

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Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. She’s the author of several books, including most recently, “Inside Iran: THE REAL HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN”

Priti Krishtel is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Treatment Access of I-MAK. Priti obtained her law degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law and has worked as a health attorney in the U.S., Switzerland and India. Prior to founding I-MAK, she served as the Senior Project Officer of the Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit in India.

Tahir Amin is the co-founder and Director of Intellectual Property of I-MAK, a public interest team of attorneys and scientists who ensure that patents do not obstruct access to affordable medicines for poor patients in developing countries. Tahir has practiced as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales with two of the leading IP firms in the UK, and also served as an in-house global IP manager for a multinational company.

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Norman Solomon is an American journalist, media critic, author and activist. He’s National Coordinator of RootsAction.org.

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Jeffrey David Cox Sr. is National President of the American Federation of Government Employees, which is the largest union representing federal and D.C. government employees.

Keli McDaid is an Arizona Middle School Teacher who teaches 7th & 8th Grade Math.


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The conclusion of RJ's extended conversation with Professor Thomas Ferguson. Thomas Ferguson is the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Director of Research Projects and a member of its Advisory Board. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Senior Fellow at Better Markets.
He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule (University of Chicago Press, 1995) and Right Turn (Hill & Wang, 1986).

Richard discusses Workers' Memorial Day with David LeGrande. David LeGrande is the Occupational Safety and Health Director for the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

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The first two parts of RJ's extended interview with Professor Thomas Ferguson. Thomas Ferguson is the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Director of Research Projects and a member of its Advisory Board. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Senior Fellow at Better Markets.
He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule (University of Chicago Press, 1995) and Right Turn (Hill & Wang, 1986).

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RJ wonders, what's the appeal to Jordan Peterson? And what can progressives learn from his appeal? 

Author, journalist and speaker Nomi Prins joins to talk about her new book, "Collusion: How Central bankers Rigged the World"


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Michael Lighty is the Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, where he has worked since its founding in 2009, and for the California Nurses Association since 1994. Michael has been organizing for social and economic justice for over 35 years, devoted especially to creating a just healthcare system for all.

Stephanie Kelton is an American economist and Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University.She was formerly Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee 2015 minority party staff and an Economic Advisor to Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign.

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Lynn Parramore is Senior Research Analyst at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. A cultural theorist who studies the intersection of culture and economics, she is Contributing Editor at AlterNet, where she received the Bill Moyers/Schumann Foundation fellowship in journalism for 2012. She is also a frequent contributor to Reuters, Al Jazeera, Salon, Huffington Post, and other outlets.v

Maria L. Svart is the National Director of Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States. She has been National Director since June 2011. Maria Svart had been a member of DSA since 2004.

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Andrew J. Bacevich is Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins.

Gunita Singh is Staff Attorney for Property of the People. She has experience with oversight of law enforcement and police misconduct, animal protection and environmentalism, marriage equality and civil rights.

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Major Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

Mark Kaniela Saito Ing (born December 24, 1988) is an American politician and Democratic member of the Hawaii State House of Representatives since November 2012. He currently serves as Majority Policy Leader and Chair of the Ocean, Marine Resources, and Hawaiian Affairs committee. In November 2017, he announced that he will run to represent Hawaii's 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ing is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

 

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Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent at TheWeek.com. His work has appeared in the Washington Monthly, The New Republic, and the Washington Post.

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