Flint Water Crisis, Iowa Caucus Debacle, Obama Signs the TPP | Acronym TV [55]


This week on Acronym TV -

- Congressional hearings on the Flint water crisis were convened on Wednesday but two of the people on the top of the list of people who should be on the hot seat were not there.

- Sh*t Super Bowl Commercials Say

- Iowa Caucus: Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

- Obama Signs TPP; Worldwide Protests Ensue


Abortion Fight Was Never About ‘Babies’, it is About Controlling Women | Acronym TV [54]

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An interview with Sunsara Taylor (For more information on the counter protests being organized by Stop Patriarchy this Saturday and Sunday, click here.)

Episode guide:
00:01 Intro
2:00 March for Life or March for Forced Motherhood and Female Enslavement?
06:53 Pro-Choice v Pro-Abortion
09:45 Coat Hanger Abortion Attempt Leads to Murder Charge in Tennessee
12:55 Supreme Court Could End Roe v Wade this Year
16:00 Revolutionary Struggle and the Women’s Liberation Movement
20:15 Why The Democratic Party is the Worst Thing To Happen To Women’s Movement
22:14 Abortion Fight is Not About Babies, it is About Controlling Women
25:13 What Does Victory Look Like

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Obama’s Siren Song, Jill Stein on Bernie + Medea Benjamin on Obama


This week on Acronym TV:

The YES MEN strike again!, Medea Benjamin of Code Pink on Obama’s foreign policy legacy, Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein on the #AfterBern and the Obama #SOTU and Dennis breaks down Obama’s Siren song.

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Bernie Sanders v. Wall Street, Obama on Gun Control, TransCanada Sues United States - Acronym TV [52]

Episode breakdown
00:02 Intro 
02:01 Bernie Sanders: Break Up The Big Banks
11:27 Obama’s Gun Control Plan: Too strong or Too weak?
17:35 Keystone XL rejection leads TransCanada to sue Obama administration
23:17 A History Corporate Personhood in 3 Minutes

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Acronym TV 2015 Year in Review: War, Protest and Politics [51]


A look back on some of the biggest stories of 2015 from what to do about the threat of ISIS abroad and what to think of the San Bernardino mass shooting at home; from the unlikely rise of a socialist Senator from Vermont and the ugly reality of Donald Trump’s appeal; we will take a look at all of that and more in the Acronym TV 2015 year in review.




Trump Jumps the Shark, Paris Climate Conference Fails



This week on Acronym TV: All indications point towards the theory that Donald Trump is trying to get kicked dot the curb by the Republican Party; that hi poll numbers continue to climb is a sobering commentary on just have much xenophobia is alive and well in America.

In Paris, activist prepare for massive protest on Dec, 12 at 12pm (12.12.12) as the charade of the 21st United Nations climate summit end, as – as Chris Hedges puts it, “with lofty rhetoric and ineffectual cosmetic reforms.”

 

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Acronym TV [49] #Cop21 – A Hail Mary for Humanity + 5 Things We Can Do About ISIS

2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. David Swanson joins host Dennis  Trainor, Jr. to discuss 5 things we can do about ISIS. 

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio.

Also, #Cop21 – A Hail Mary for Humanity
It is one of the largest gatherings of world leaders ever coming together for two weeks in Paris with the publicly stated objective of reaching an agreement to deal with the worst consequences of climate change that human behavior has already caused- and, essentially to radically alter that behavior forging what many called the planet’s last, best hope to stave off the worst consequences of climate change.


ISIS Plans Attack on America, Trump: Making American White Again, & The Post-Paris Media Climate | Acronym TV [48]



In this week’s episode:

Segment 1: Trump 2016: Making America White Again
The racist, xenophobic crazy train that is the Presidential campaign of Donald Trump continues to plow through middle America, picking up more and more passengers on a ride that is jumping right over Goodwin’s law into the uncharted territory where White power is coming out of the closet in 21st century America.

Leaping over Goodwin’s law, and landing on a Trump card empowering a vile White power movement to come out of the closet.

Make no mistake; Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign is a backlash against the Black Lives Matter Movement. This is about Donald Trump attempting to make America White Again.

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Edward Snowden is Responsible for ISIS Attack on Paris, says CIA.



The post- Paris ISIS attack media climate is a hostile blood thirsty one, and the causalities are starting to pile up. With renewed assertions that Edward Snowden has blood on his hands, and by proxy, his so-called ‘enabler’ Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept.

As Glenn Greenwald writes:

“media outlets are viewed principally as corporate assets rather than journalistic ones: Their overriding goal is to avoid saying or doing anything that will create conflict between them and those who wield the greatest power.”




ISIS Plans Attack on America



ISIS is planning an Attack on America. What lessons can we learn from the post 9-11 era to plan for, and respond to such an attack?

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