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Trump Picks Infamous Climate Change Denier for Top Environmental Job

October 30, 2017

Investigative Journalist Steve Horn discusses President Trump’s pick to head up the powerful White House Council: former Texas Commissioner on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, who has links to ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers, and Big Coal

Trump Expands Oil Drilling But Obama Paved the Way

October 29, 2017

Investigative Journalist Steve Horn, of DeSmogBlog, discusses how a new hire at Interior Department, Todd Wynn, is right from the ranks of pro-fossil fuel, climate change denying, lobby group ALEC, which is funded by the oil billionaire Koch Brothers

Unionization and Workers' Demands

September 4, 2017
The State Policy Network, a network of conservative thinktanks, has a state-by-state plan to ‘defund and defang’ public sector unions, reveals The Guardian newspaper. Larry Cohen, former president of CWA and Chair of Our Revolution says this will only strengthen the US oligarchy

Is Scott Pruitt’s EPA Violating Federal Ethics Laws?

August 20, 2017

Nick Surgey, Senior Fellow with the Center for Media and Democracy discusses California’s lawsuit against the EPA under the Freedom of Information Act and Scott Pruitt’s conflict of interest in his ties to the corporate elite’s climate denial group, ALEC

Education

April 7, 2017
Author, activist and Seattle Public School teacher Jesse Hagopian says teachers, parents and students remain united to defend public schools, and how parents and labor can unite to take on Trump’s privatization agenda

Rattling the Bars

April 5, 2017
The National Million Prison Family march will take place on August 19 to demand the repeal of the 13th amendment, which legalizes prison slavery, explains Max Parthas, host of New Abolitionist Radio

TRNN on Trump

July 22, 2016
Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies says Trump’s VP willingness to fight regulation of emissions and accept millions in campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry puts him squarely at odds with the interests of the American public

Who is Trump VP Pick Indiana Governor Mike Pence?

July 18, 2016

Journalist Amber Stearns says Pence has close ties to Koch brothers-backed ALEC, enjoys popularity among Christian evangelical voters and Tea Party types, and is a friend of the coal industry

Jordan Davis Verdict Highlights Need for “Race-Conscious Solution” To U.S. Racism

February 17, 2014

Dayvon Love and Brendan Fischer say that ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws help rationalize violence against people of color by legitimizing fear of black men

Michigan Anti-Union Law Drafted by ALEC

December 4, 2013
Google’s progressive image is being questioned after it contributed funds to conservative groups like ALEC and Heritage Action