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Thom Hartmann: The War on Voting & Jane Kleeb: Harvest the Vote



In the first segment, we speak with Thom Hartmann, whose latest book in his Hidden History series is: The Hidden History of THE WAR ON VOTING: WHO STOLE YOUR VOTE AND HOW TO GET IT BACK, published by Barrett- Koehler.


In our second segment we speak with Jane Kleeb. Her book, HARVEST THE VOTE: HOW DEMOCRATS CAN WIN AGAIN IN RURAL AMERICA, was just published in January 2020 by Ecco.



The Lost 110 Words of Our Constitution: The 14th Amendment says states that infringe the vote must lose representation in Congress. It’s time to make this happen. 


Rural America Doesn’t Have to Starve to Death


TC Energy eyes further hurdles, not ready to commit to Keystone XL pipeline


Democrats are reaching farmers with an exciting message: green agriculture


Farm Bankruptcies Soared 20% Amid Trump Trade War. It’s The Highest Rate In 8 Years.


For Democrats, the Road to Victory in 2020 Runs Through Rural America. This Report Offers a Road Map        http://inthesetimes.com/rural-america/entry/22279/2020-election-progressive-populism-peoples-action-win-rural-america-report?link_id=7&can_id=26389c9ba4e6ef1db60b08fdce8085f1&source=email-in-his-lies-biden-is-sounding-a-lot-like-trump-10-years-after-we-pledged-to-help-haiti-rebuild-heres-what-happened-2&email_referrer=email_713985&email_subject=medicare-for-all-could-save-transgender-lives-barbara-ehrenreich-on-her-endorsement-of-bernie-sanders

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This graphic shows a county-by-county breakdown of the 2016 presidential election results. The counties that went for Donald Trump are colored red and the counties that went for Hillary Clinton are colored blue.   Graphic courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Texas closes hundreds of polling sites, making it harder for minorities to vote https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/02/texas-polling-sites-closures-voting

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz LOADED: A Disarming History of the 2nd Amendment


LOADED: A DISARMING HISTORY OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT  (City Lights Publishing) – is a provocative, timely, and deeply researched history of gun culture, and how it reflects race and power in the United States. Although LOADED is highly topical as we broadcast because of the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, production of this show actually began last November, 2017. And in case you feel overloaded with coverage of the aftermath of this latest massacre, Professor Dunbar-Ortiz’s history of gun culture and the second amendment is very different from the approach taken by the mainstream media or academia. For one thing, it is rooted in her 50+ years of activism. In the 1960s and 1970s, she was active in the anti-Vietnam War Movement and radical left movements, and worked closely with the SDS, the Weather Underground, and the African National Congress. She was also very active in the women’s rights movement, and from 1968–1970 was a leading figure in the radical feminist group, Cell 16. She has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades, and is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. In 1974, she began teaching in the newly established Native American Studies Program at California State University – Hayward, and she helped found their Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies, where she is now Professor Emerita.


She has published many books and articles, including Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960–1975 . Blood on the Border is about what she saw during the Nicaraguan Contra war against the Sandinistas in the 1980s. Her 2014 book, AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, radically reframes Eurocentric history.


Her 1977 book, The Great Sioux Nation, was the fundamental document at the first international conference on Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva.

DY_BWaAWsAABGvk.jpgWe are also thankful to the ever magnificent Roy Zimmerman for permission to include his “SING ALONG SECOND AMENDMENT SONG” after our interview with Professor Dunbar-Ortiz. You can hear more of his pointed, pithy civic lessons here:  http://www.royzimmerman.com/

or see him perform the Sing Along 2nd Amendment song here:

The Killing in Killing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gqwzvtUsec

What would Montana’s greatest statesman do? https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/guest_columnists/guest-column-what-would-montanas-greatest-statesman-do/article_9db8f3c4-d8e0-5812-931c-f1f16455486d.html

The anatomy of mass shootings: a legacy of failure https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/10/us-mass-shootings-history

Why the real defenders of the second amendment oppose the NRA https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/17/second-amendment-nra-corey-brettschneider

The Lessons of a School Shooting–in 1853 https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/03/24/first-us-school-shooting-gun-debate-217704

The Teacher who Taught His Students to Challenge the NRA on the Day They Lost 17 of Their Own https://splinternews.com/the-teacher-who-taught-his-students-to-challenge-the-nr-1823355017

The NRA Wasn’t Always A Front For Gun Makers https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-young-nra-history_us_5a907fbee4b03b55731c2169