The People's Summit 2017

Lucy Flores: The Political Revolution is About Putting People Over Party

June 21, 2017

Editor’s Note: We apologize for the poor audio quality of this recording.

Thomas Frank on the Demise of the Democratic Party

June 20, 2017

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

$15 Dollar Minimum Wage and Free College Education – What’s Going On In San Francisco?

June 20, 2017

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

Running for Congress as a Progressive in a Conservative State

June 19, 2017

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

From Welfare to US Congress, Rep. Gwen Moore’s Fight for the ‘RISE Out of Poverty Act’

June 19, 2017

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

The Fight Within the Democratic Party Over California Universal Health Insurance Plan

June 19, 2017

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

Independent Media Was Crucial for Calling Attention to Actions at Standing Rock

June 18, 2017

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

Chicago Activists Working to Take Over Local and National Politics

June 18, 2017

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

Progressives Need to Run for Office Wherever They Can

June 18, 2017

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

David Sirota Discusses the Role of Journalism In the Trump Resistance

June 17, 2017

Investigative Journalist David Sirota discusses the media’s role in the time of Trump, and holding Democrats accountable while Republicans are in power

Progressive Primary Challenger: Senator Joe Manchin A Democrat in Name Only

June 16, 2017

Activist Paula Jean Swearengin says Manchin is Bought and Paid for, and invested in the demise of West Virginia

Democratic Party Leader Nancy Pelosi Faces Progressive Primary Challenge

June 15, 2017

Attorney and San Francisco activist Stephen Jaffe is looking to replace out of touch House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in congress

Corporate Democrats’ Ties to Wal-Mart’s Long Record of Fighting Workers’ Rights: Part 2

June 15, 2017

Hillary Clinton failed to fight for workers while on Board of Wal-Mart, and continued resisting labor efforts into 2016 presidential campaign

Corporate Democrats’ Ties to Wal-Mart’s Long Record of Fighting Workers’ Rights: Part 1

June 14, 2017

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.

Zephyr Teachout On Why Primarying Right-Wing Democrats Is Necessary

June 14, 2017

Former New York Congressional Candidate looks back on her 2016 campaign, talks about corruption and ethical violations in both parties

Democratic Party Neoliberalism Cannot Defeat Trumpism

June 13, 2017

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

Rob Quist Reflects On Recent Montana Congressional Campaign

June 12, 2017

Quist discusses Republican Greg Gianforte’s assault on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. and the lessons from his failed congressional bid

Chase Iron Eyes: The Fight Against the #DAPL Continues

June 11, 2017

Native resistance to resource extraction is not over, says Chase Iron Eyes of the Standing Rock Sioux

Is a National Progressive Broad Front Possible?

June 11, 2017

Charles Lenchner of People For Bernie and Paul Jay discuss the Peoples Summit and what comes next

Danny Glover on a New Radical Politics

June 11, 2017

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