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The People's Summit 2017


Lucy Flores: The Political Revolution is About Putting People Over Party
One of Bernie Sanders' first endorsed candidates looks back on her congressional race and how the Democratic Party establishment coalesced against her campaign after she openly supported Sanders over Clinton for President

  June 21, 2017

$15 Dollar Minimum Wage and Free College Education - What's Going On In San Francisco?
San Francisco city representative Jane Kim tells Paul Jay that she helped lead successful ballot initiatives that won a higher minimum wage, free college for all, and a much higher affordable housing component in new developments; much of this fight has been against corporate Democrats

  June 20, 2017

The Fight Within the Democratic Party Over California Universal Health Insurance Plan
Michael Lighty of National Nurses United tells Paul Jay how the California Senate passed the "Healthy California" plan and the coming battle to make it into law

  June 19, 2017

Thomas Frank on the Demise of the Democratic Party
Katie Halper interviews Thomas Frank, author of 'Listen Liberal', who says the Democratic Party has become the party of affluent professionals and has lost touch with workers and the poor

  June 20, 2017

From Welfare to US Congress, Rep. Gwen Moore's Fight for the 'RISE Out of Poverty Act'
Rep. Gwen Moore tells Paul Jay of her journey from poverty to Congress, and how Bill Clinton's welfare reforms and corporate Democrats refusal to deal with chronic poverty, has allowed the GOP to obstruct legislation that would bring millions out of deep poverty

  June 19, 2017

Running for Congress as a Progressive in a Conservative State
Richard Dien Winfield, a progressive philosophy professor, talks to Paul Jay about his platform and about exploring a run for Congress in Georgia

  June 19, 2017

Independent Media Was Crucial for Calling Attention to Actions at Standing Rock
Providing a on-the-ground perspective of the actions and activism at Standing Rock, against the Dakota Access Pipeline, was essential for getting the word out explains Lorenzo Serna of the independent media outlet Unicorn Riot

  June 18, 2017

Progressives Need to Run for Office Wherever They Can
Shauna McNally, who is running for Congress in Michigan in 2018, talks about the challenges of running against corporate Democrats, but insists it can be done

  June 18, 2017

Chicago Activists Working to Take Over Local and National Politics
Anthony Clark, running for Congress in Illinois, Samantha Nichols of Reclaim Chicago, and Gino Betts, running for judge in Chicago, talk about their successes and challenges

  June 18, 2017

David Sirota Discusses the Role of Journalism In the Trump Resistance
Investigative Journalist David Sirota discusses the media's role in the time of Trump, and holding Democrats accountable while Republicans are in power

  June 17, 2017

Progressive Primary Challenger: Senator Joe Manchin A Democrat in Name Only
Activist Paula Jean Swearengin says Manchin is Bought and Paid for, and invested in the demise of West Virginia

  June 16, 2017

Zephyr Teachout On Why Primarying Right-Wing Democrats Is Necessary
Former New York Congressional Candidate looks back on her 2016 campaign, talks about corruption and ethical violations in both parties

  June 14, 2017

Democratic Party Leader Nancy Pelosi Faces Progressive Primary Challenge
Attorney and San Francisco activist Stephen Jaffe is looking to replace out of touch House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in congress

  June 15, 2017

Corporate Democrats' Ties to Wal-Mart's Long Record of Fighting Workers' Rights: Part 2
Hillary Clinton failed to fight for workers while on Board of Wal-Mart, and continued resisting labor efforts into 2016 presidential campaign

  June 15, 2017

Corporate Democrats' Ties to Wal-Mart's Long Record of Fighting Workers' Rights: Part 1
Part one of our conversation with former and current Wal-Mart Associates with the labor organization Our Wal-Mart who talk about current issues facing Wal-Mart employees and the failure of the Democratic Party to stand up for workers.

  June 14, 2017

Democratic Party Neoliberalism Cannot Defeat Trumpism
Michael Lighty of National Nurses United and one of the main organizers of The People Summit tells Paul Jay that the Summit has helped to spur the candidacy of many progressives that are challenging corporate Democrats at every level

  June 13, 2017

Rob Quist Reflects On Recent Montana Congressional Campaign
Quist discusses Republican Greg Gianforte's assault on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. and the lessons from his failed congressional bid

  June 12, 2017

Danny Glover on a New Radical Politics
Danny Glover tells Paul Jay that a new politics includes a fight in the Democratic Party but does not limit itself to that or have illusions about it

  June 11, 2017

Is a National Progressive Broad Front Possible?
Charles Lenchner of People For Bernie and Paul Jay discuss the Peoples Summit and what comes next

  June 11, 2017

Chase Iron Eyes: The Fight Against the #DAPL Continues
Native resistance to resource extraction is not over, says Chase Iron Eyes of the Standing Rock Sioux

  June 11, 2017

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