This podcast is a beautifully executed compilation combining the absolute best in progressive and liberal political news, commentary and occasional comedy with great music to pull it all together. Each edition focuses on a political theme and delivers a variety of stories and perspectives from an array of sources on that theme.
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1221 episodes
since Dec. 30, 2006
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Air Date: 7/16/2019 Today we take a look at the widespread movements gaining steam around the world using disruption of business as usual as a tactic to protest insufficient governmental action on climate change Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991   Episode Sponsors: Simple Habit| Madison Reed(Code: LEFT) Amazon USA| Amazon CA| Amazon UK| Clean Choice Energy Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content: Support our show on Patreon! PODCAST AWARDS: Nominate us in the "NEWS & POLITICS" and/or "PEOPLE'S CHOICE" categories at podcastawards.com SHOW NOTES Intro: Activism is food for the soul and the solution must match the problem Ch. 1: What Should the Climate Movement Do Next? with Hannah Martin - Weekly Economics - Air Date 7-1-19 Protestors are targeting events where the people who have enabled carbon death are speaking. Organizing and striking is the biggest tool we have to stop the madness. Ch. 2: Extinction Rebellion and Students Demanding Climate Action - Citizens Climate Lobby - Air Date 3-23-19 We dig into the role of the “Rebel”—groups and individuals who disrupt business as usual in order to bring about systems change. Ch. 3: Greta Thunberg Warns the EU - Green News Report - Air Date 4-18-19 Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg offers a stark, tearful warning to EU Ch. 4: Extinction Rebellion The Climate Is An Emergency - The Michael Brooks Show - Air Date 5-28-19 We talk about the climate crisis and the model that Extinction Rebellion gives to action. Ch. 5: Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Emergency with Julia Olson and Vic Barrett - No Ordinary Lawsuit - Air Date 3-29-19 There is legal precedent for suing the government over climate change. Big social and structural changes need to happen and we need all branches of government on our side. Our lives, liberty and property are threatened without massive structural change Ch. 6: Lisa Hymas On The Need For A Climate Crisis Debate - The Young Turks - Air Date 7-2-19 We need to have a climate change debate for 2020. Ch. 7: Demand a DNC #ClimateDebate & Join the Global #ClimateStrike September 20-27th - Best of the Left Activism Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment. Ch. 8: Greta Thunberg: Act Right Now - TED Talks Daily - Air Date 1-30-19 Greta Thunberg explains why she walked out for climate action - all the solutions are there, and we need to stand up and act. VOICEMAILS Ch. 9: Clarifying the Prisoners Dilemma - Heather Ch. 10: Should reparations be universal programs to help their staying power? - Jonathan from Louisville, KY FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 11: Final comments on the fight about reparations we need to have TAKE ACTION Demand a #ClimateDebate via Sunrise Movement Join Sunrise Movement at Dem Primary Debates in Detroit Find Global Climate Strike (Sept 20th-27th) Events or Organize One EDUCATE YOURSELF & SHARE How to stand with climate strikers(350.org) Young people have led the climate strikes. Now we need adults to join us too(The Guardian) We Should All Ditch Work and Go on Strike for the Climate(Vice) Young Activists Are Planning National Protests To Push Democrats On The Climate Crisis(BuzzFeed) Sunrise Movement Calls for Mass Climate Demonstration Outside Democratic Debate in Detroit(The Intercept) Under pressure from activists, DNC reportedly planning vote on climate debate(ThinkProgress) It’s official: The DNC is considering a climate debate(Grist) This Is Why We Need A Climate Debate(HuffPost) Researched & written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman  MUSIC(Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Hundred Mile-No Guitar - K2 A Palace of Cedar - The Pine Barrens On Our Own Again - The Pine Barrens The Zeppelin - Aeronaut Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut Open Flames - Aeronaut Planting Flags - K4 Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via Patreon Listen on iTunes | Stitcher| Spotify| Alexa Devices| +more Check out the BotL iOS/AndroidApp in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at [email protected] Review the show on iTunesand Stitcher!
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