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November 4, 2021  

WHERE IS THE “FREEDOM TO VOTE” ACT & THE FUTURE OF RECOUNTS / AUDITS

In the Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom #70, with up to 80 people present, we’re led by the great JOEL SEGAL as we confront what’s happening with the premier voter protection Acts of our time. 

Without federal legislation to guarantee the ability of our citizens to cast ballots and have them reliably counted, the future of our democracy is in the tank. 

But the possibility that a single Republican—Lisa Murkowski of Alaska—might join the Democrats gives our fragile democracy a glimmer of light. 

We also visit the fearsome Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial (he’s the kid who killed two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin) the soon-to-be catastrophic Virginia governor’s race, the “Georgia Way” project and much more.

Then we dive deep down into the issue of recounts and audits.  With Trump calling “stolen” every election he loses, the certainty is that all future elections will be recounted and audited.

With RAY LUTZ, ERIC LAZARUS, SUSAN PYNCHON and many more, we delve to the core of how our future electoral contests will be certified and/or denied.

The need for uniform federal standards and enforcement could not be greater.   We will be dealing with critical issue for years to come. 

October 28, 2021  
DISSECTING THE “GEORGIA WAY” FOR FUTURE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING

Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom #69

First we’re filled in by CYNTHIA PAPERMASTER of Code Pink on the efforts to free JULIAN ASSANGE from his unjust captivity and torture in the UK.

Then we hear for the bulk of the zoom from the great RAY MCCLENDON on how grassroots organizing in Georgia helped put Joe Biden in the White House and, truly miraculously, send a black and a Jewish Senator to the US Capitol.

Those two Senators gave the Democrats a 50-50 split in the Upper House and put the decisive vote in the hands of Vice President Katherine Harris, changing everything.

But how it was done also changed everything, as we hear from the Political Director of the Atlanta NAACP, who helped coordinate one of the most successful grassroots campaigns in US history.

This “Georgia Way” is now the subject of a major upcoming book and documentary film that will serve as a national paradigm for confronting the Trump-Bannon fascist assault on our democracy.

We also discuss with STEVE ROSENFELD, RAY LUTZ, JOHN BRAKEY and others the preliminary realities of a definitive guidebook on election protection recounts and audits.  This will take up the bulk of our upcoming zoom #70.

In the meantime, we watch with a combination of hope and horror as the Democrats try to pass some kind of compromise legislation while 50 Republicans watch on in brain-dead uniformity. 

 
October 22, 2021  
DISSECTING THE 14 PILLARS OF THE AMERICAN FASCIST INFRASTRUCTURE.

 
In this special overview edition #68 of the Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition Zoom, we take on the structural realities of the US fascist state. 
 
 It is the institutional core of the Trump/Bannon dictatorial fortress.  
 
We do this holistic dissection to link the critical analyses of what we face and how we must dismantle the roots of autocracy to let our democracy breathe.  
 
The definition of fascism, as coined by Mussolini, is “corporate control of the state.”
 
The 14 pillars of fascism in general were codified by Lawrence Brill.
 
The 14 pillars of American corporate/fascist state are:  THE SUPREME COURT, THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, GERRYMANDERING, THE 2010 REDMAP COUP, THE SENATE, THE FILIBUSTER, DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF NON-MILLIONAIRES OF YOUTH & COLOR, FASCIST CONTROL OF THE ELECTORAL APPARATUS, RIGGED RECOUNTS/AUDITS, THE DRUG WAR, MONEY IN POLITICS, THE MEDIA, ARMED VIOLENCE, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
 
Join us to here how all this is tied together….and can be defeated..
October 14, 2021  

WHY ARE THERE BILLIONS FOR NUKES IN THE BIDEN BILLS?

 
 
We confront the insane reality that these Biden bailout bills include huge sums—tens of billions of dollars—to once again subsidize the nuclear power industry.
 
We’re joined by No Nukes legends PAUL GUNTER and KEVIN KAMPS of Beyond Nuclear to rip through the insanity of spewing ever more of our public money on this insanely dangerous, expensive failed technology.
 
Long-time House staffer JOEL SEGAL now working nationally on the issue of homelessness also speaks.
 
The forever whining of atomic proponents that they can’t compete in the marketplace and therefore must be perennially handed huge sums of cash has come home to roost amidst the fierce national debate over the various Biden plans to rebuild our nation.
 
But any atomic reactor could in an instant destroy our national ecology and economy while killing millions of Americans.  And there are 93 of them currently operating in the US, all of them old, embrittled and poised to blow.  
 
It’s time to forever bury this insane parasitic industry.  Nobody says it better than these guys.  Join us!
October 8, 2021  

CAN WOMEN MAKE MID-EAST PEACE?  CAN BIDEN’S PLANS BE SAVED??  CAN WE AVOID A DICTATORSHIP???

 Women making peace in the Middle East is the subject of a new movement brought to us by LYNNE FEINERMAN and FATIMA ARGUN who announce a new series of zoom gatherings that could make a HUGE difference.

 We then talk with JOEL SEGAL about the hard realities of the Biden infrastructure and remake America bills, including in-depth analyses of where we’re really at with Manchin, Sinema and the rock-solid McConnell Republicans who give no signs of budging. 

 We embrace the acknowledgement by the New York Times that the great work done by JOHN BRAKEY, STEVE ROSENFELD and RAY LUTZ in Arizona save the nation from a bogus, misleading and destructive   fake recount set to be duplicated throughout the US was absolutely essential to the survival of the Republic. 

 We then take the deep dive into the diabolical plans of Steve Bannon and the possibility of turning the US into an actual dictatorship.  Hint:  the Constitutional highway is totally open, it could be done by 2024 and Bannon is clear on his intention to do it.

 We begin the dialogue on this horrifying prospect and will continue it in two weeks, so DO YOUR HOMEWORK, because if you don’t we could all wind up at Guantanamo.

September 30, 2021  
VICTORY IN ARIZONA, BATTLES FOR NATIONAL ELECTION PROTECTION & ACTION   

Amidst the spectacular collapse of the absurd cyber-Ninja Arizona recount scam, we hear from JOHN BRAKEY, STEVE ROSENFELD  and RAY LUTZ on how it happened.

It’s now clear that without their on-the-ground scrutiny and EP activism, Team Trump could easily have conjured up a “revised outcome” very different from what AZ’s voters actually wanted.

Instead Brakey’s insider contacts with honest brokers like Ken Bennet, Rosenfeld’s reporting and Lutz’s techno-audits made it impossible for the thugs and thieves to flip the outcome.

What comes next will be critical as Team Trump attempts to spread fake audit/recounts to whatever states they want to flip.  A handbook/lessons-learned document now becomes crucial from these three great EP pioneers.

Meanwhile, JOEL SEGAL fills us in on the critical growth of the new Progressive Action Coalition and SmartALEC which will be coordinating more on-the-ground campaigns and authoring more legislation as we move forward. 

 
 
 
September 23, 2021  

TRUMP TERROR, GA/AZ/CA/OH ROUNDUPS, DEMOCRACY ON THE LINE

 

The great TATANKA BRICCA fires us up with an excursion into the land of TRUMP TERROR, as the deposed autocrat attacks anyone---especially moderate Republicans---who doubt his Divine Right to permanent power.

 

Joined by JOEL SEGAL we further explore the new PROGRESSIVE ACTION COALITION and its legislative companion, the SmartALEC, meant to move the legislative agenda toward the Green New Deal, Election Protection, DC Statehood and Social Justice, ending poverty, hunger, homelessness.

 

Joel also updates us on the all-important federal legislation to protect voter rights, which requires beating or end-running the filibuster. 

 

With JOHN BRAKEY and STEVE ROSENFELD we jump through the rabbit hole into the insane miasma of Arizona’s ridiculous recount.

 

Steve and GLORIA TINUBU also tell of the Georgia Miracle Project and its upcoming book and movie.

 

From California we get the inside skinny on the recalled recall…and on the Golden State’s Green New Deal.

 

From Ohio we hear battle reports on GOP gerrymandering.

 

And there is SO much more…..Join US!!

September 16, 2021  

CA RECALL, JULIAN ASSANGE, OH GERRYMANDERING, VOTING RIGHTS BILLS, DC STATEHOOD & A NEW PROGRESSIVE ACTION COALITION & Smart ALEC

 
Our Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition Zoom #64 covers the lot.  We assess:
1.  The California gubernatorial recall (destined to fail) anointing Gavin Newsom as a likely Presidential candidate;
2.  The attempted extra-legal murder of journalist Julian Assange;
3.  Gerrymandering in Ohio, a GOP ritual headed for the courts because of new laws passed to curtail it;
4.  Voting Rights Bills FOR THE PEOPLE & JOHN LEWIS under intense attack, with all future elections on the line;
5.  The birth of the PROGRESSIVE ACTION COALITION, meant for unified power from the diverse but focussed humanist left;
6.  The birth of SmartALEC meant to draft and push progressive legislation;
7.  DC Statehood...a full exposition of the critical issues with some of its most powerful advocates.
September 9, 2021  
HIGH-POWERED PROGRESSIVES RESPOND TO THE ECO-CRISIS AT OUR NATIONAL JUSTICE ROUNDTABLE ZOOM!
 
In a brilliant, unique national forum on unified progressive action, legendary activists NAN FARFAN and TATANKA BRICCA convene a powerful pathbreaking forum on saving our planet.
 
This already-infamous hour-long excursion is part 2 of our broadcasts from the August 30 National Justice Roundtable zoom gathering of more than 230 major activists to network and coordinate a focused progressive movement to win social change.
 
Among the participants presenting 3-minute of green wisdom in this amazing confab are:  HEATHER BOOTH,  Founder, Citizen Action; EMILY WURTH, Food and Water Watch; JOSIAH EDWARDS, Sunrise, LA; BETSY NICHOLAS, River Keepers, Chesapeake Bay; HOPE CANOY, Indigenous Visions; ALAN MINSKY, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America; RUDY ARREDONDO, President, National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association; RUDY MAGDELENO, long-time legendary organizer; HARVEY WASSERMAN, No Nukes/Solartopia; Professor EVA K. LEE, renewables expert, Georgia Tech; DREW GLOVER, green activist; MOLLY BASLER, Green Dream candidate for Los Angeles City Council.
 
With focussed, hard-hitting presentations aimed at linking a unified environmental movement with DC Statehood, Election Protection and Social Justice, this is one of the most powerful hours of ecological organizing you will ever hear. Join Us!!!
September 2, 2021  

AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONAL JUSTICE ROUNDTABLE

 
For the first time in recent memory, a hugely diverse gathering of progressive activists and leaders has convened to chart a path toward a unified coalition meant to save our nation and our place on this planet.
 
This five-hour zoom has drawn together an astounding array of powerful thinkers and doers to cover (among much else) the burning issues of DC Statehood, Election Protection/Voter Engagement, Environmental/Solartopian Activism and Social Justice/Abolition of Poverty & Homelessness.
 
Convened largely by the great Joel Segal, in concert with Andrea Miller, Tatonka Bricca, “Sluggo” Wasserman and many more, the intense stream of presentations covers a huge chunk of human territory that motivates and excites the core of our progressive communities.
 
The zoom opens with the great DOLORES HUERTA, joined by CHASE IRON EYES, REP. ALAN GRAYSON, DC SENATOR MICHAEL BROWN, PRESIDENT CHRISTIAN NUNES of the National Organization for Women, and many many more.
 
This indescribable, incredibly powerful coming together has clearly bent the arc of history…toward justice, fair elections, ecological preservation, DC Statehood and much much more.
 
The first hour appears here at the Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show.  The link to the rest can be gotten via www.electionprotection2024.org.
 
Don’t miss this uniquely powerful piece of evolutionary change.  

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