ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY: “USA vs No More War at DNC” / The Laura Flanders Show ☮

Laura Flanders caught reaction from the California delegation to the speech of secretary Clinton and before her, to Retired Marine Gen John Allen, former Commander of international security forces in Afghanistan. Hear marine vet from Stockton, Progressive Democrat activist Norman Solomon and others and watch anti-war voter Rep. Barbara Lee. Much more from DNC at LauraFlanders Show.

THE POWER ELITE: “FBI: Hillary Broke the Law but There will be No Indictment” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, on Tuesday recommended no criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified information while she was secretary of state, lifting an enormous legal cloud from her presidential campaign less than two hours before she boarded Air Force One for her first joint campaign appearance with President Obama.

WHISTLEBLOWER INJUSTICE: “American Hero, Chelsea Manning Hospitalized in Possible Suicide Attempt” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

Chelsea Manning, the military whistleblower serving a 35 year sentence, has been rushed to hospital after reportedly trying to take her own life.

INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Shaun King/Jordan Chariton Band Together Vs. Corporate Media” / TYT Politics ☮

TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton ( covered a panel on the mainstream media’s coverage of the 2016 campaign at The People’s Summit in Chicago, Illinois on June 18th, 2016.

On the panel, New York Daily News Columnist Shaun King (@ShaunKing) spoke about the challenges of going up against establishment media members on stories like leaked DNC memos showing collusion between the DNC an Hillary Clinton.

King also gave a shout out to TYT Politics own Chariton on his work.

ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY: “Bernie’s Revolution: Socialism and the People’s Struggle Against Capitalism” / The Laura Flanders Show / Kshama Sawant ☮

Bernie’s success as a mainstream, socialist presidential candidate has taken most commentators by surprise; even after he’d been mathematically counted out of the Democratic nomination race, support for Bernie Sanders kept coming in.

One person who wasn’t surprised though, is this week’s guest, Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant. Kshama is a teacher, activist, organizer, and a member of Socialist Alternative. She was a visible presence in the Occupy Movement, and an activist in her union, the American Federation of Teachers Local 178.

In 2013, Sawant ran for Seattle City Council on a platform of fighting for a $15/hr minimum wage, rent control and taxing the super-rich to fund mass transit and education. She defeated a 16-year incumbent Democrat to become the first socialist elected in a major US city in decades, and the first socialist on the Seattle city council since 1877.

On the show, Sawant discusses the radical potential of Bernie’s politics, the possibilities for Socialism in America; and argues that the Democratic Party’s anti-Trump strategy, with Hillary at the helm, is critically flawed in the long run.

Also on the show, Greek alternative energy expert Ioannis Margaris discusses going from theory to practice in the Left government in Greece. All that and a few words from Laura on Liberal Democrats and Rosa Luxemburg.

SOCIAL HISTORY: “It’s Time We Have a Holiday to Honor Those Who Try to Stop Wars Too” / Vox ☮

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Eugene V. Debs, who went to jail for opposing World War I. (Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day often get equated, but there is an essential distinction between the two. Veteran’s Day honors all who have served the American military in wars. Memorial Day honors those who’ve perished. It’s an annual reminder that wars have grave human costs, which must be both recognized and minimized.

Those costs are not inevitable. We ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce them, to prevent unnecessary loss of life both American and foreign: war resisters.

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INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Bernie and Beautiful at Sanders Portland Headquarters” / TYT Politics / Jordan Chariton ☮

TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton (@JordanChariton) reported from Senator Bernie Sanders Portland, Oregon headquarters on May 15th, 2016.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY ESTABLISHMENT CORPORATOCRACY: “A WARNING to the Democratic Party Establishment” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur ☮

Corporations should NOT rule OUR politics. Establishment politicians have lost touch with the people. Corporations should NOT control OUR country. The movement is NOT about Bernie Sanders it’s about PROGRESSIVE values.