Monthly Archives: September 2011

Paul Waldman: Get Out The Hate

Paul Waldman: Get Out The Hate

As much as we bemoan our polarized politics, dislike for one’s political opponents is one of the most powerful engines that drives political participation. It isn’t necessarily wrong to be mad or think that the other side is nuts—all of us do, at some point or another. But that belief can lead partisans to some… Continue Reading

Koch and Friends aka The Real Enemies List

Koch and Friends aka The Real Enemies List

Gavin Aronsen takes us through what we should all consider to be America’s real enemies list. The billionaire trust-funders David and Charles Koch, also referred to as the Koch Brothers, have an annual meeting that usually takes place under the cloak of secrecy. They invite their BFFs and those who share their very un-American philosophies… Continue Reading

Diane Wilson – Diary of an Eco-Outlaw

Diane Wilson – Diary of an Eco-Outlaw

Diane Wilson, the author of Diary of An Eco-Outlaw and our guest on DI Radio is the focus of an award-winning documentary called “Texas Gold” about her fight against the polluters of the bay in her hometown of Seadrift, Texas. This is part one of the film. You’ll find links to see the two other… Continue Reading

A Man About Whom You Should Know

A Man About Whom You Should Know

When he was a little boy, Stetson Kennedy heard about his family’s maid, who was African-American, being beaten and raped by the Ku Klux Klan. This became the basis of his lifelong pursuit of such injustice, that eventually led to his infiltrating the Klan. His efforts led to greater public awareness of what he called… Continue Reading

Those Who Forget Their History…

Those Who Forget Their History…

As we celebrate the remaining rights U.S. working people have in this country, we should be reminded of what things were like in the past. Here’s a photo from 1909 of children shelling peas in factory in Baltimore, Maryland: Abuse like this didn’t end because some owner of a factory decided it was time to… Continue Reading

W.R. Pitt: Dick Cheney’s Crimes

W.R. Pitt: Dick Cheney’s Crimes

William Rivers Pitt makes the ultimate case for why Dick Cheney should be prosecuted, while at the same time, explaining why that will likely never happen.  The current administration will not consider it and if a future administration might, how much longer can this old, sickly man with no functioning heart live? The argument has… Continue Reading