PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Ishmael Reed: Remembering Muhammad Ali and His Anti-war politics” / RT America / Ashlee Banks ☮

Five decades ago Muhammad Ali made headlines, not for boxing but for refusing to be drafted for the Vietnam War. His view was that African-Americans shouldn’t have to fight because of how they were treated in the United States. RT America’s Ashlee Banks discusses Ali’s legacy with activist and author Ishmael Reed.

PROFIT OVER PEOPLE: “Susan Sarandon: Dakota Access Pipeline” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur ☮

Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) interviews Academy Award winning actress, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and longtime progressive activist Susan Sarandon. Susan recently returned from North Dakota where she joined with native groups, as well as TYT Politics host Jordan Chariton, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.

NEOCONSERVATISM: “Malcolm X Perfectly Explains Why Hillary Voters Are Repeating History’s Mistakes” / Jimmy Dore ☮

A Malcolm X quote about Lyndon Johnson beautifully captures what’s going on today with Hillary Clinton supporters.

GREEN PARTY: “Definitive Proof Ralph Nader Didn’t Cost Al Gore the Election” / “Al Gore Betrayed Blacks, Progressives and America, Not Ralph Rader” / Jimmy Dore / *MUST WATCH* ☮

The erroneous claim that Ralph Nader cost Al Gore the 2000 election is frequently cited to discredit voting for a 3rd party candidate. It’s nonsense. Here’s why.

Black voters in Florida were purged from voter rolls by the tens of thousands, handing the White House to George Bush. In a sad moment in American History, highlighted in Michael Moore’s Farenheit 911, members of the Congressional Black Caucus rose to voice their opposition but Gore as President of the Senate told them to sit down and shut up, even scoring some cheap laughs.

THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: “Guess Where Most of Our Money Goes” / Jimmy Dore ☮

Politicians like to tell you America is out of money but there is never any shortage of funds for bombs, bullets and wars.

NEOCONSERVATISM AND THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: “Republicans Outraged Obama Only Gave Israel $38 Billion” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

Sen. Ted Cruz joined a group of Senate Republicans on Tuesday in calling for additional military assistance to Israel on top of an aid package the Obama administration laid out last week.