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Weekly radio show from the Democratic Socialists of America in NYC, recorded live at WBAI 99.5 in Brooklyn NY, Wednesday @ 9pm EST. Listen and call-in! Our vision for a democratic socialist future, from the minds and hearts of activists fighting every day in NYC. Hear the latest news, analysis, and organizing experience from our members and partners, and how to be a part of a revolutionary political moment. Join the movement at socialists.nyc and get our newsletter at http://bit.ly/rpm-newsl ...
 
What does it take to make democracy work? The Rules of the Game podcast discusses and compares democratic institutions from around the world. Institutions are the rules of the game of our societies that direct our everyday lives in fundamental ways. They determine whether we live in a free or repressed society – whether we can make our voices heard. Researchers, grass-roots political activists and politicians will join me on this journey of dissecting the struggle for fair representation in ...
 
The official podcast for OD Action - Occupy Democrats’ partner action network with over 250,000 members. Recorded in Mitch McConnell's backyard, Democratica features the founder of OD Action and 12-year veteran of Capitol Hill giving smart and savvy coverage for people too exhausted keeping up with a political climate with a new WTF moment each day. Get ready to take action!
 
The Listen, Organize, Act podcast focuses on the history and contemporary practice of community organizing and democratic politics. Alongside this specific focus are two others: the first is to explore how organizing connects democracy and religion, particularly at a local, congregational level; the second is to examine how organizing embodies a distinctive vision and practice of democratic politics. The name of the podcast reflects these concerns, particularly the last one. Through a series ...
 
In the heat of the failed 1905 revolution in Russia, Lenin here contrasts the precision of the Bolshevik political program and tactics with various inconsistent and servile factions within the Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party. (Summary by Christian Pecaut)This edition was edited by George Hanna.
 
Humanity is under serious threat. Individual identity and privacy is dead. Law in every jurisdiction has failed to provide security to identity of individual in Cyber age. Such is the failure of Governmental and democratic and corporate systems that even elections and electoral proceses are not secured. Not even a single election held at any level any part of the world is secure. Elections are easily manipulated with investments at fraction of costs. Election and electoral processes and syst ...
 
The SmartAlec Podcast is your regular update on Colorado politics. House Majority Leader Alec Garnett has teamed up with the Get More Smarter Podcast hosts, seasoned politicos Jason Bane of ColoradoPols.com and Ian Silverii of ProgressNow Colorado, to talk through the most newsworthy issues of the day. In a news cycle too often dominated by distant stories in Washington DC, The SmartAlec Podcast keeps you informed on the local Colorado issues that affect you the most. Check out the full epis ...
 
A Democratic Socialist’s Almanac is a podcast exploring all things relevant to Socialism today, from the latest scholarship regarding the socialist tradition to socialist reflections on our current moment and where to go from here. Below is a partial prospectus with a subject by subject bibliography. Written by Lelyn R. Masters with a Memphis Music Soundtrack by Harry Koniditsiotis Marx’s Epicurianism Fusaro, Diego. Marx, Epicurus, and the Origins of Historical Materialism. Permanent Press, ...
 
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Nigeria has had varied journey of democratic accountability and federal governance since its transition to a civilian rule in 1999. Most political attention is centered around the presidency and the powerful state governors, while the country's oil wealth generating immense tax revenues make holding political office a lucrative venture. As the Nige…
 
Cities In Chains. Democratic Perspective co-host,Steve Williamson welcomes Sedona City Council Members, Holli Ploog and JessicaWilliamson, to discuss the Arizona legislature’s attack on the ability of citiesto control themselves. As an example, Ploog notes that the Arizona State Senate justpassed a bill that, even though it has been vehemently oppo…
 
It’s our second annual post-May Day labor movement extravaganza! From coast to coast, workers are organizing to win, making gains, and reckoning with disappointments and challenges. On today’s show, we’re joined live by journalist and organizer Chris Brooks and by our radio comrades Jacob and David, hosts of Valley Labor Report -- Alabama’s only un…
 
This episode discusses the process of identifying an issue, developing a campaign to address that issue, and the kinds of public action a successful campaign involves. How organizing develops and conducts campaigns is different to how many other kinds of campaign are run, whether that be an election campaign or an advertising campaign. To discuss w…
 
Los institucionalistas americanos fueron los primeros en destacar la importancia económica de los hábitos de conducta y de pensamiento de los grupos humanos y tratar de analizar el complejo de instituciones sociales. Estuvieron influidos por los historicistas alemanes y utilizaron conceptos procedentes de la psicología y del evolucionismo darwinist…
 
Smart On Crime. Not Tough On Crime. DemocraticPerspective co-host Hava Derby welcomes Charity Clark, a defense attorney whoreached out to Hava following her arrest during last summer’s Black LivesMatter protests in Phoenix. Clark also took on the cases of other protesters tomake sure the Constitution is protected. As for the outcomes, Clark says, “…
 
As socialists, we know that healthcare goes beyond direct contact between providers and patients and into issues of budgets, community safety, and long-standing social forces like racism and misogyny. How can we organize for real public health? On tonight's show we're joined by DSA-endorsed Assemblymember, nurse, and organizer Phara Souffrant Forre…
 
Policing Paradise. Democratic Perspective welcomes Charles Husted, Chief of Police, Sedona, AZ. After 30 years of experience with the Sacramento Police Department, Husted now leads a department of 25 officers and is currently seeking two more. Asked about what he looks for in officers, the Chief responds, “I’m really looking for the people who are …
 
This episode examines the ways organizing develops a strategy to bring about change, the kinds of tactics used to achieve change, and the different kinds of democratic action involved in moving from the world as it is towards a more just and generous one. To ground the discussion it focuses on the initiation, development, and success of a campaign …
 
Much of conventional labor organizing is centered around a shared physical location for workers, like a shop floor or a break room. But what about those who work in cars, on bikes, or in others' homes? Our labor movement stands in solidarity with all workers because an injury to one is an injury to all. On tonight's show, we'll talk to NYC-DSA endo…
 
Common Sense Capitalism. Steve Williamson welcomes Lane Kenworthy, professor of Sociology at the University of California San Diego, to discuss his latest book, Social Democratic Capitalism. The show begins with Kenworthy being asked to compare the US economy with those of the Scandinavian countries that are often called socialist. He responds that…
 
This episode focuses on is how to organize money so that it fosters the flourishing of where we live and work through generating different kinds of institutions and ways of building wealth in a community to those that dominate the existing economy. Alternative, more democratic forms of economic production and investment and ways of structuring work…
 
A More Effective, Efficient Alternative To Policing. Though “defunding the police” has become politically divisive rhetoric, it’s true that the majority of incidents that generate 911 calls are better handled by responders other than the police. Amy Meglio and Sam Merton join the show to discuss their plans for the Neighborhood Organized Crisis Ass…
 
This episode discusses the positive and negative ways money and politics connect and the means to organize money through politics so it serves human flourishing. Democratic politics has always involved a struggle to ensure money serves people rather than people serving money. The paradox is that, to do so, democratic politics necessities not just o…
 
The Future Of Real Estate Development In Arizona’s Verde Valley. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Hava Derby engage in a lively discussion with guests, Al Comello and Steve Segner, over some of the area’s proposed developments. Segner is owner of El Portal Hotel and President of the Sedona Lodging Council and Comello is a former…
 
With a surge in anti-AAPI violence making news and the Derek Chauvin murder trial ripping open wounds, it's time to keep up the pressure and defund NYPD. On tonight’s show, we’re joined live by Cheryl Rivera, an organizer with NYC-DSA’s Defund NYPD and Abolition Action campaigns. We’ll discuss common myths and misconceptions about defunding the pol…
 
This episode focuses on popular education, discussing what it is and why it’s key to good democratic organizing with Ernesto Cortes, Jr. Alongside organized money, organized people, and organized action, building power to effect change requires organized knowledge. Organized knowledge generates the frameworks of analysis and understanding through w…
 
Restoration Versus Retribution. Co-hosts Hava Derby and Steve Williamson welcome Dustin Gilman Stienstra, Executive Director of Northern Arizona Restorative Justice, to address the failures of our current justice system and how restorative justice can help break the cycle of crime. Stienstra explains that communication between the offender and the …
 
In this final episode of Democratically: 2020, Karin explains explains the medical dramas that kept her away from podcasting for the first couple months of the Biden era, and talks to Political Director of Data for Progress Marcella Mulholland and former Republican strategist Marshall Manson about the American Rescue Act, the prospects for improvin…
 
As the budget fight continues to heat up in Albany, workers in New York City are continuing the struggle for power and equity on the job and at school. On tonight’s episode, we’ll visit the picket line at Columbia University, where unionized graduate students are on their second week of a strike to demand fair pay and healthcare. We also hear an up…
 
Building on the previous episodes on power and leadership, in this episode I examine the place of institutions in organizing, discussing what is an institution, what makes for a healthy institution, how and why institutions are central to the kind of place-based, relationally driven democratic politics organizing undertakes, and why without them th…
 
How can political power be shared in a multicultural society? And what institutions can make multicultural societies more inclusive, balanced, and give people more control over political decisions and local public goods? Together with Sean Müller, I discuss power-sharing institutions as a crucial element of the success of Swiss democracy. The devel…
 
The Impact Of Covid-19 On American Society. Democratic Perspective welcomes back author and journalist Sasha Abramsky to discuss the consequences of the pandemic. He begins by addressing the impact on the economy, saying that those at the bottom of the economy are suffering in a way we didn’t even see in the Great Recession. But, at the macro level…
 
Direct democracy is a powerful political institution. It is the people's veto power in government. Used in the right way, it is an important check on representative democracy and a way to break politicians and parties’ coalitions directed against the common interest of the voters, thus a way to hedge against excessive politics by elected representa…
 
This episode discusses the nature and purpose of leadership in organizing, how it is defined and understood, who are leaders, the difference between leaders and organizers, and what their respective roles are in the shared work of organizing. The understanding and practice of leadership in organizing is very different to that put forward in most le…
 
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