Nov 18 2014

TDS/TCR (Citizenfour)


The Daily Show with John Oliver

Dancing with Death

Emily Bazelon

The real news, all of John’s Rosewater interviews, Jason Jones’ Behind the Veil reports, and this week’s guests below.

John Oliver’s Rosewater Interviews

Jason Jones and Tim Greenberg

Maziar Bahari

Maziar Bahari & Gael Garcia Bernal

The Originals- Behind the Veil

This week’s guests-

The Daily Show

The Colbert Report

You must not read this site too much if you don’t already know Laura Poitras is the documentary film maker who, along with Glenn Greenwald, is responsible for breaking the Edward Snowden NSA story.  Her new movie Citizenfour (Snowden’s internet handle) is in theaters now and is very well reviewed except by the usual crowd of H8ers, ‘Bots, and Orwellian Facists.

Will he or won’t he?  Bernie Sanders is shaping up as the great Socialist (no, really, that’s his actual party affiliation, you could look it up) hope in ’16.  Today he was sounding pretty pessimistic about the prospects for democracy in the U.S.-

I’m going to be very honest with you. We may have reached the tipping point where candidates who are fighting for the working class and the middle class of this country may not be able do it anymore because of the power of the billionaire class.

That’s the simple reality. And I have got to ascertain — if I do it, I want to do it well. If I do it, I know that I will need millions of people engaged in a real grassroots campaign to take on big money, and to fight for an agenda, a jobs program, raising the minimum wage, pay equity for women, dealing with climate change, all of these things.

And I have to ascertain what kind of support there is out there.

I hope Bernie will realize that the value of even a losing race is quantifying the level of dissatisfaction with the two wings of our one Corporatist Party.


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