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Heather Benno of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund on the recently obtained FOIA documents that show part of the FBI's surveillance of Occupy. Also, so much awesome listener mail we can barely stand it.
Today we are airing an encore presentation of out first Radio Dispatch Live! Our special guests are Rolling Stone and Buzzfeed journalist Michael Hastings, Yemen and al Qaeda expert Gregory D Johnsen, and drone expert Sarah Knuckey. After this, we're back to our normal schedule.
Today's show is another best-of show. We've got an essay Molly wrote about balloon salespeople, an essay John wrote about working as a high-end gift wrapper, a field piece about protest music, and a field piece about a dramatic Occupy arrest.
Time names Obama person of the year, the appalling lack of emotion for Muslims killed in the drone program, and the dangers of relying on terms like “criminal” and “mentally ill” when discussing gun control. Also, you guessed it, awesome listener mail.
Megan McArdle bravely suggests that gun rampage victims to gang-rush the shooter, the media is engaged in a lot of mother-blaming, and some FireDogLake bloggers really don't like how the austerity crisis deal is shaping up.
We spend the hour on the Newtown mass shooting, including Obama's history of failure on gun control and the way we talk about masculinity.
More thoughts on the DSM and how it relates to trans people, major blow to unions in Michigan, and a so-called men's rights group targets a 19 year old activist.
Mike Konczal on the poorly named Fiscal Cliff: what it is and where Obama stands on it, both positive and negative. Also, a new study on gender representation in TV and movies.
This is the recording of our first Radio Dispatch Live! We talk Petraeus, the kill list, and a decade of US foreign Policy from Iraq and Afghanistan to Pakistan and Yemen. Our guests are Micheal Hastings, Sarah Knuckey, and Gregory D Johnsen.
A new study sheds light on the harsh working conditions domestic workers face, the judge in Jeremy Hammond's case has a conflict of interest, and the US Navy assures the Internet that a human will always decide when a robot will kill you. And still more great listener mail.
It's Thanksgiving. Celebrate by listening to one of our favorite shows this year, our hour-long discussion of Communism, featuring Jesse Myerson and Chepe.
Strike Debt raised enough money to abolish over 5 million dollars in debt, Palestinian rights organizations protest Israeli bombardments of Gaza, and Teach For America claims to aspire to reform education through electoral politics.
Today's show is all about police repression of Arab and Muslim communities, and activist groups as well.
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the People's Bailout and the ongoing Rolling Jubilee. Also, slut-shaming in the Petraeus scandal, media worship of the military, and the national security state eats itself alive.
The election results are in. We're drinking bloody marys and screwdrivers. Also, Nick Isabella, who runs the twitter account OccuWeather, tells about the coming nor'easter and spending Sandy on a boat.
Our coverage of Sandy's effects on New York City continues, with Chris Robbins of Gothamist reporting on the massive destruction on Staten Island, and Nick Pinto of the Village Voice on continuing power outages in Red Hook. Also, Molly's got a new essay about structural oppression and education.
Huge Sandy-themed show today. Activist Michael Premo on InterOccupy mutual aid efforts, journalist Danny Gold on destruction in New Jersey and Staten Island, and defense attorney Gideon Oliver on Rikers, and the effects of shutting down the court system. Also, Molly escaped Manhattan and is back in the studio.
Hurricane Sandy has devastated the Northeast, leaving millions without power, and New York City without subway service for the next several days at least. Molly is stuck in Manhattan, so today is another best-of show. We replay our interview with Greg Palast on his new book Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, and my interview of NYU's Sarah Knuckey on a drone report she co-authored.
Cannibal cop wanted to kidnap, cook, and eat one hundred women, the future of warfare is lethal autonomous robots, and Mitt Romney's comments as Governor about same-sex parents.
John's latest dispatches from Guantanamo Bay, including an interview with Hina Shamsi of the ACLU. Also, an interview with Nelini Stamp, organizer with the Dream Defenders, on the school to prison pipeline, changing the debate, and the importance of organizing Latino and African American youth against their common oppressors. Plus, Jesse and Molly discuss Well Meaning Misogynists and the importance of checking your privilege.
John's third dispatch from Guantanamo is an interview with Defense Attorney David Schulz on classified information and updates on the progress of the pre-commission hearing.
Jesse Myerson is back to continue the co-host party and John sends his second dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, including more audio from lawyers discussing presumptive classification. Plus, Jesse's vision of our impending dystopic future, the outting of a troll by Gawker, more NYPD beatings, and incredible listener mail.
Jesse Myerson is guest co-hosting all week. John sends his first dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, the EU is confusingly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Prime Minister of Australia takes down the sexist leader of the opposition, and updates on the MTA fare hike situation.
Labor reporter Josh Eidelson joins us to discuss the Walmart strikes happening across the country, the possibility of a mass coordinated disruption of Black Friday, and the power and vulnerability of labor in the United States. Plus, John is going to Guantanamo Bay! Also, a listener points out Obama's condescending language when talking about women's issues.
Kevin Gosztola of FireDogLake on 3rd party politics and short-term thinking in the Democratic Party, Patrick Robbins on an anti-Spectra pipeline action full of naked people painted green, and NYC subpoenas Ken Burns' footage of the Central Park 5.
Micah Uetricht on the striking Walmart workers in Illinois and California, the jobs numbers are in and look better than usual, and our take on the first presidential debate, as well as distressing torture acceptance and NDAA updates.
Tucker Carlson and Drudge discover that President Obama is black, Todd Akin believes women who aren't pregnant are getting abortions, and the wave of awesome listener mail continues.
Greg Basta of New York Communities for Change discusses the lawsuit brought by Attorney General Eric Schniederman against JP Morgan.
Columbia Law Professor Naureen Shah joins us to discuss a new drone report she co-authored.
John isn't voting for Obama. Molly's on the fence. We spend the hour on discussing the issue that is dominating the Internet, and the dangers of not acknowledging privilege.
Greg Palast joins us to discuss his new book, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, as well as the Chicago teachers strike.
Joe Macare reports on the Chicago Teachers Union strike from the streets of Chicago, and gives context to the charter school movement.
Nona Willis Aronowitz and Aaron Cassara join us to discuss the upcoming film Barista, which they just successfully funded through Kickstarter.
Day 3 of our DNC coverage, including a direct action by the No Papers, No Fear Ride For Justice group aka the UnDocuBus tour, and audio from the Planned Parenthood Rally.
Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network returns to discuss the on-going pre-trial hearings at Fort Meade, more RNC weirdness.
ProPublica's Justin Elliott on the false claim that the NYPD foiled 14 terror plots, and the GOP's anti-woman and anti-gay agendas.
Jeffrey McClain of Iraq Vets Against The War on to discuss Stars Earn Stripes, a facility that recreates the bin Laden raid, and growing militarism in America.
Truthout's Joe Macare on Occupy Chicago, the Assange embassy controversy, and the Pussy Riot solidarity action in New York City on Friday.
Pussy Riot gets 2 years hard labor, London authorities threaten to storm Ecuadorian embassy, Paul Ryan's bad repro-rights rep, and W Kamau Bell.
Alexis Goldstein is on to talk Goldman Sachs, the Progressive Insurance attorney, and NBC's Stars Earn Stripes.
The Nation's Liliana Segura on Texas' execution of an intellectually disabled man, activists in NYC protest the Spectra pipeline, and another mass shooting.
Barrett Brown of Project PM on face-recognition software TrapWire face-recognition, NYPD takes citizen's camera.
Meredith Clark on to discuss Paul Ryan, Republicans hate fresh fruit for kids, and Obama on Westboro Baptist.
Texas executes man with IQ of 61, women sexually intimidated by NYPD S&F, HSBC launders money for Mexican drug cartels, and listener mail.
Sarah Jaffe on Olympics class war, paid sick days in New York, and the upcoming student convergence in Ohio.
Gagan Singh on the mass shooting in Wisconsin, Russell Brand forces woman to show breasts, NYT photographer arrested while shooting in the Bronx.
Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute on jobs numbers and the "recovery", Rent Strikers in Sunset Park go to court, and problematic imagery in Batman DKR.
Nick Pinto on pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters suing the NYPD, Romney doubles down on anti-Palestinian remarks, and House Republicans vote against women's reproductive rights.
Natasha Lennard on the lack of large-scale Olympic protests, Jazz Hayden and supporters protest outside of courthouse, and Romney's racist remarks.
The New York Post sinks to a new low, Romney's racist comments in Jerusalem, and VT cops fire on protesters.
Professor Sarah Knuckey on the recently released report that claims the NYPD broke international law in suppressing Occupy Wall Street, and Tim Pool on the recent police violence and community response in Anaheim.
A report by civil and human rights lawyers claims the NYPD broke international law in their suppression of Occupy Wall Street.
Anaheim police shot and killed a man, shot at families, Bloomberg calls for police strike, James Holmes, Batman.
Melissa Gira Grant (Alternet, the Guardian) on the Backpage.com Village Voice scandal, how to make sex work safer, and of course Magic Mike. Also, continued coverage of the Libor rate rigging scandal, the Chicago teachers union could go on strike, and Molly may have broken her nose at the beach.
Explaining the Affordable Care Act, John's run-in with the AD who served him a subpoena, more.

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