ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY: “Jordan Flaherty: Say No to the Savior Complex” / The Laura Flanders Show ☮

“In the real world, people don’t need heroes, they need systemic solutions to racism, patriarchy, colonialism, and capitalism.”

Journalist and author of “No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality” Jordan Flaherty talks about savior complexes and why they get in the way of real change.

POLITICAL JOURNALISM: “Hillary’s Hubris: Only Tell the Rich for $5000 a Minute!” / Ralph Nader ☮

Ralph Nader

There is a growing asymmetry between the media’s mounting demands for Donald Trump to release his tax returns (Hillary has done so) and their diminishing demands that Hillary Clinton release the secret transcripts of her $5000 per minute speeches before closed-door banking conferences and other business conventions.

The Washington Post, an endorser of Clinton, in its August 18 issue devoted another round of surmising as to why Trump doesn’t want to release his tax returns—speculating that he isn’t as rich as he brags he is, that he pays little or no taxes, and that he gives little to charity. Other media outlets endorsing Hillary have been less than vociferous in demanding that she release what she told business leaders in these pay-to-play venues.

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On Hillary Clinton’s Transparency.

On Donald Trump’s Transparency.

GREEN PARTY: “President Jill Stein? It’s More Possible Than They Want You to Believe” / Jimmy Dore ☮

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has a shot at winning the Presidency but she needs to reach the 15% threshold in polling to qualify for the debates. Similarly, nobody believed Bernie Sanders had a chance when he began his campaign in the Spring of 2015.