POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Bernie Sanders on the Green Party and Jill Stein” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

Bernie Sanders on Tuesday warned his supporters against flocking to the Green Party in protest of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has repeatedly called on Sanders supporters to join her movement in the hopes of framing herself, not Clinton, as the leader who will carry the Sanders “revolution” to the finish line.

POLICE BRUTALITY AND EXECUTIONS: “Is Blue Lives Matter a Hate Group?” / The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartmann ☮

Max Blumenthal, Grayzone Project-Alternet/The 51 Day War joins Thom. When Black Lives Matter protests first made their appearance on the national scene – the line from conservatives was “No, black lives don’t matter – ALL lives matter.” Right-wingers have kept up this kind of thinking for most of the past year – but lately they’ve come out with a new slogan to demonize anti-police violence protesters. You might have heard Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke say it at the Republican National Convention. Here’s the thing – though – Blue Lives Matter is more than just a slogan. It’s a hate movement.

POLICE BRUTALITY AND EXECUTIONS: “ROF Exclusive: Abby Martin Discusses Her Arrest at the DNC” / The Ring of Fire / Farron Cousins ☮

The official line from the police is that “no one has been arrested” at the Democratic National Convention, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Protestors and journalists are being rounded up, handcuffed, booked, and cited all over the city of Philadelphia, and Empire Files host Abby Martin was one of the victims.  We were lucky enough to speak with her about her experience.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now? Robert Reich vs. Chris Hedges on Tackling the Neoliberal Order” / Democracy Now! / Amy Goodman ☮

The day after Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at the Democratic National Convention and urged his supporters to work to ensure his former rival wins the presidential race, we host a debate between Clinton supporter Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Clinton, and Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who backs Sanders.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Dr. Jill Stein vs. Ben Jealous: Should Progressives Reject Hillary Clinton and Vote Green?” / Democracy Now! / Amy Goodman ☮

After a tension-filled opening day of the Democratic National Convention that saw Senator Bernie Sanders endorse his former rival Hillary Clinton, we host a debate between Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein and Ben Jealous, former NAACP president and CEO and a Bernie Sanders surrogate.