Sunday Mornings on Activate Radio

Sunday Morning on Activate Radio

We’re building a solid Sunday Morning on Activate Radio.

Currently on Sunday mornings Activate Radio:

9 am ET – Roundtable with MAMLEO

10 am ET – Veterans For Peace show

11 am ET – Radio Ecoshock

Veterans For Peace show has been broadcast on Activate Radio, and before that on Occupy Boston Radio. The show was originally hosted by Bob Funke with Joe Kebartas as co-host, but Joe took over as Host in 2015.  The show covers a broad range of topics, both current and historical from the perspective of an American Veteran that wants war to end. 

Roundtable with MAMLEO is a show that covers Social Justice and Civil Rights, as well as Local Politics. The show has an uplifting character and promotes open and constructive conversation on controversial topics. MAMLEO is Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers. 

Radio Ecoshock, Hosted by Alex Smith: previously a researcher for global environment group, print journalist, homesteader, world-traveler, and private investigator. – Latest science, authors, issues – from climate change, oceans, forests, pollution, solar storms, the economy, and peace. 

We would always like to add programming to our Sunday schedule. We are also looking for Volunteers to help us grow and bring you more. Activate Radio is a decentralized online radio station in Boston, Massachusetts. 

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Sanders Campaign Says Trump ‘Worried About Being Exposed as a Fraud’ as Report Suggests President Wary of Running Against Socialism in 2020

Sanders Campaign Says Trump ‘Worried About Being Exposed as a Fraud’ as Report Suggests President Wary of Running Against Socialism in 2020

“We’ll have a national debate about policies that help the one percent versus policies that lift the 99. I get the sense Trump knows the reckoning is coming… No Sharpie edits will save him.”

by Jake Johnson

As GOP fearmongering about the so-called looming socialist menace continues to intensify ahead of the 2020 elections, President Donald Trump has reportedly expressed concern behind the scenes that anti-socialist messaging may not be as popular or effective as Republican strategists appear to believe.

The Daily Beast, citing anonymous sources close to the president, reported Sunday night that “Trump has repeatedly told friends and donors that running against ‘socialism’ in a general election may not be ‘so easy’ because of its populist draw.”

“I get the sense Trump knows the reckoning is coming and is worried about being exposed as a fraud. No Sharpie edits will save him.”
—Faiz Shakir, campaign manager for Sen. Bernie Sanders

During a recent private donor event, according to The Daily Beast, Trump warned if Democrats run on canceling student loan debt, for instance, “that’s a tough one” to campaign against.

Trump’s reported misgivings about framing his reelection message around opposition to “socialism” come as Republicans are working hard in the lead-up to the 2020 elections to label all Democrats as socialists, a playbook the GOP has drawn from for decades.

The campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the only 2020 Democratic presidential candidate running as a democratic socialist, said the president’s private fears show he’s concerned about being attacked as a phony populist whose policies have disproportionately benefited the wealthiest Americans.

“One of the reasons I feel so strongly about Bernie’s ability to beat Trump,” said Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir, “is because we know that the Democratic nominee will have to credibly explain that Trump betrayed the working class with false promises and that he does not put forward real solutions to help struggling people.”

“Bernie can and will do that successfully,” Shakir told The Daily Beast. “We’ll have a national debate about policies that help the one percent versus policies that lift the 99. I get the sense Trump knows the reckoning is coming and is worried about being exposed as a fraud. No Sharpie edits will save him.”

In a June speech outlining his vision of a democratic socialist society, Sanders—who is running on proposals to wipe out all $1.6 trillion in U.S. student loan debt and guarantee healthcare to all—said that while “Trump and his fellow oligarchs attack us for our support of democratic socialism, they don’t really oppose all forms of socialism.”

“They may hate democratic socialism because it benefits working people,” said the Vermont senator, “but they absolutely love corporate socialism that enriches Trump and other billionaires.”

Sanders argued a robust democratic socialist message that recognizes economic rights as human rights “is the only way to defeat oligarchy and authoritarianism.”

“When Trump screams socialism, all of his hypocrisy will not be lost on the American people,” said Sanders. “Americans will know that he is attacking all that we take for granted: from Social Security to Medicare to veterans healthcare to roads and bridges to public schools to national parks to clean water and clean air.”

Source: Sanders Campaign Says Trump ‘Worried About Being Exposed as a Fraud’ as Report Suggests President Wary of Running Against Socialism in 2020 | Common Dreams News

‘It Is Pure Hell Here’: Videos From Bahamas Show Devastation Left by Hurricane Dorian as Category 5 Storm Heads Toward US Coast

‘It Is Pure Hell Here’: Videos From Bahamas Show Devastation Left by Hurricane Dorian as Category 5 Storm Heads Toward US Coast

“We are surrounded by water with no way out. Absolute devastation, there really are no words.”

By

Videos posted online late Sunday and early Monday provided the first glimpse of the scale of destruction Hurricane Dorian—a historic Category 5 storm—left in its wake in the Bahamas as it slowly moves toward the southeastern coast of the United States, forcing nearly a million residents of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas to evacuate.

“I have seen utter devastation here… We are surrounded by water with no way out,” said ABC News correspondent Marcus Moore, who was on the ground in Marsh Harbour.

“Absolute devastation, there really are no words,” said Moore, surveying destroyed homes and buildings. “It is pure hell here on Marsh Harbour on Aboca Island in the northern part of the Bahamas.”

The Guardian characterized Dorian as “the biggest storm to hit the Caribbean island chain in modern times,” with wind gusts reaching as high as 220 mph.

During a press conference Sunday, Bahamian prime minister Hubert Minnis saidDorian “will put us to a test that we’ve never confronted before.”

“This is probably the most sad and worst day of my life to address the Bahamian people,” said Minnis. “I just want to say as a physician I’ve been trained to withstand many things, but never anything like this.”

According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm remained at Category 5 strength Monday as it drifted over Grand Bahama Island, unleashing heavy rainfall and severe wind.

“This is a life-threatening situation. Residents on Grand Bahama Island should not leave their shelter when the eye passes over, as winds will rapidly increase on the other side of the eye,” the center said. “These hazards will continue over Grand Bahama Island during most of the day, causing extreme destruction on the island.”

Forecasters on Monday said the storm could get “dangerously close to the Florida east coast” as early as Monday night.

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina have declared a state of emergency as the hurricane crawls toward the U.S. coast.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Sunday issued a mandatory evacuation orderfor 830,000 people along the state’s coastline. The order is set to take effect Monday at noon.

Source: ‘It Is Pure Hell Here’: Videos From Bahamas Show Devastation Left by Hurricane Dorian as Category 5 Storm Heads Toward US Coast | Common Dreams News