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November 25, 2014  

Veteran pollster RICHARD CHARNIN explains how the "Red Shift" transformation of Democratic voters into Republican victories has changed the nature of our government.  Joined by election protection expert BOB FITRAKIS, we find to our horror that the vote counts have been manipulated in our national elections at least since 1988 by corporate powers determined to maintain an iron grip on our government.

As Fitrakis explains, it's no accident the primary beneficiary of this power grab has been the Bush family, led by "Poppy" Bush, former head of a Central Intelligence Agency that perfected the theft and manipulation of elections throughout the Third World in the Vietnam Era.  With George W. handed stolen elections in 2000 and 2004, the Republican Party has been able to build its control over the American electoral process gradually, with a definitive corner turned in 2012 as they took the US Senate and numerous statehouses around the US.

A long-time Wall Street statistical expert, Charnin confirms the assertions of our previous guests, Greg Palast and Jon Simon about the apparent demise of the US electoral system.

Prior to all this sadness we hear from a very jolly "Rev. Billy" on a bus to St. Louis with the "Stopshopping Brigade," bound for a GMO-free thanksgiving at Monsanto Headquarters.  ENJOY YOUR HEALTHY MEAL everyone….

November 19, 2014  

ELECTION THEFT in our own "democratic" United States as the GOP has tightened its grip on the levers of power.  We are joined by my co-conspirator BOB FITRAKIS and by JONATHAN SIMON, author of CODE RED:  COMPUTERIZED ELECTION THEFT & THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY.

We discuss Simon's warning that without hand-counted paper ballots, we have nothing resembling a democracy in this country.  That the "Red Shift" from legitimate voting to an outcome increasingly dominated by Republican "victors" has rendered our electoral system an empty shell.

And that it will take a huge grassroots upheaval to retrieve our right to vote in any meaningful manner.  Fitrakis and Simon point out, for example, that despite overwhelming Democratic majorities both Pennsylvania and Ohio have Congressional delegations totally dominated by Republicans.  And that without meaningful change, it may not be worth voting at all.

Don't miss this in-depth discussion of yet another aspect of our corrupted electoral process, and what to do about it.

November 12, 2014  

HOW THE GOP BOUGHT, RIGGED, STOLE & LYNCHED THE 2014 ELECTION is our terrifying & infuriating topic as we hear from the great GREG PALAST and my co-conspirator BOB FITRAKIS, two of America's leading experts on election protection.

Bob & Greg have both reported on the theft of American elections since George W. Bush did it in 2000.  After a 6-month pre-election investigation, Greg has concluded that at least three US Senate races and at least three governorships were outright stolen this year through the use of Crosscheck, an Orwellian computer-based system employed by the GOP to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of African-American and other voters of color.

As Bob and I have reported extensively from Ohio, the purging of voter rolls and other dirty tricks has solidified GOP control of America's key swing state.  No one concerned about what's left of American democracy should miss this show.

November 4, 2014  

The horrible curse of MIGRAINE HEADACHES is the subject of a brilliant cinematic work-in-progress from SUSANNA STYRON and JACKIE OCHS.  The award-winning director/producer team explores for us the complex, politically-charged world of a neurological disorder that is imperfectly understood and severely challenging for all who encounter it.

Their film, OUT OF MY HEAD, is working its way through Kickstarter, where clips can be seen and a fuller understanding can be reached.  Jackie and Susanna's previous film, 9/12, about some of the interpersonal aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Centers, attracted a powerful audience and won numerous awards.  Count on OUT OF MY HEAD to do the same, and don't miss this riveting Solartopian dialog.

In our second half-hour my long-time co-conspirator BOB FITRAKIS enlightens us on some ugly realities defining yet another bought-rigged-stolen-lynched election.  The corporate GOP has conspired to set the narrative of a Republican victory, and then to make it happen by disenfranchising millions of suspected Democrats while rigging voting machines and blacking out polling places…and that's the least of it.  Brace yourself for the worst as we get to the bottom of how the corporations are killing our democracy.  


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