Episode #004

In which Keith loses his job, becomes depressed, curses a bit, and talks with Carol Paris, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, about Medicare For All.

We Are Here #004 – Medicare For All with Carol Paris, head of Physicians for a National Health Program 

Some good Single Payer information:

Physicians for a National Health Program

H.R. 676, the expanded and improved Medicare For All bill

Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan

How the GOP’s plan makes the case for Medicare for All, from Common Dreams

Support for Medicare For All from national nurses group

PBS NewsHour piece on Truman’s pitch for national healthcare

Truman’s speech on a national health program from the Truman library

All Governments Lie

In this episode I talk with Fred Peabody, director of the new documentary film “All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone.”

If you haven’t already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes, shame. Shame on you. Use this link here: We Are Here #003 – All Governments Lie.

Perhaps more than ever, good news reporting is an act of defiance, what with King Cheeto calling every legitimate news organization an “enemy of the American people.” Fred and I discuss the state of news media today, and talk about some shining examples of reporting that is truly holding up one leg of this democracy.

More info can be had about the film by going here:

We Are Here Episode #002

Pigs DO fly. Cats CAN be herded and the second episode of the We Are Here podcast is up, my friends!ratfucked

This one is a good one. I talk at length to David Daley, former Salon editor and author of Ratfucked: The True Story of the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy. Helluva story that resonates bigly today. I hope you like it. Please do give it a listen.

You can buy Daley’s book on Amazon and view his intellectual meanderings on his Twitter feed.

Please download and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or wherever you find your podcasts. You can also download it directly here: We Are Here Episode #002. Or here’s a permanent link to it:

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Felony riot charges for 200 in inauguration protest

More than 200 people arrested in inauguration day protests in Washington D. C. were charged with felony riot — a charge that carries a maximum 10 year prison sentence, according to AlterNet.

The Guardian reports that at least two reporters on assignment covering the demonstration — Evan Engel of Vocativ and Alex Rubinstein of RT America — were among those arrested.

The number of those arrested is not known. Estimates are between 217 and 230 people.

Cameras, phones and other personal effects were seized by the cops for evidence.

“These charges are absolutely horrifying,” Samantha Miller, an organizer with the Disrupt J20 Collective, said. “They are just trying to stop any resistance to the Trump administration.”