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 COMMENTARY: “Rob Urie: Inside the Capitalist Labyrinth” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges enters the capitalist labyrinth with Rob Urie, author of Zen Economics. Urie says the destructive way capitalism has harnessed natural resources and the political system makes it time to reimagine the way we understand and relate to the world around us, while RT correspondent Anya Parampil explores wealth disparities across the United States.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Professor Eddie Glaude: Black America” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores the harsh economic, social and political reality for African Americans with Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude. They discuss institutionalized racism that is holding down black America, as addressed in Glaude’s book, “Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul”. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil brings us the numbers that depict the racial divide.

“Character is the interpenetration of habits.”
 ~ Aristotle

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: “Feds to Finally Track Police Shootings” / The Young Turks ☮

“The US Department of Justice, for the first time, will keep a comprehensive database of fatal officer-involved incidents, amid rising skepticism around police accountability.

It seems impossible to ignore that the announcement from the Federal Register came late on Monday, just one day before the two-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown — the unarmed black teenager who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. His death triggered protests, sparked a national conversation about policing, and shone a spotlight on the systemic racism that pervades criminal justice in the US.

Until now, the FBI has maintained a dataset which includes information about fatal police shootings. Local law-enforcement agencies can voluntarily submit homicide statistics, including incidents involving police, to state police departments, which in turn send the data to the FBI. But since Brown’s death, that system has been widely discredited.”

ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY: “The DNC Protests You Didn’t See on TV: Sanders Delegates Chant and Walk Out on Clinton Speech” / Democracy Now! / Amy Goodman ☮

Protests continued on the floor of the convention, as chants of “No more war” could be heard throughout the evening. Some delegates walked off the floor of the DNC in protest. Democracy Now! was on the floor when protests began as retired four-star Marine General John Allen took the stage.

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.