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21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you AmericasDemocrats.org, the weekly netcast for stand-up Democrats that explores progressive perspectives on public policy, economic debates, foreign affairs and national politics. With regular contributors who include Texan populist Jim Hightower and provocative media commentator Bill Press, AmericasDemocrats.org seeks to become a salon of the nation’s most prominent Democrats. We're all about giving progressive Democrats tools you need to fight back against the Tea Party Republicans. So progressives, populists, liberals, Democrats and independents, sit back and listen -- then stand up and fight!

Dec 27, 2021

The best interviews of 2021 - Part 1

 

This week we discuss Voting rights with Amel Ahmed and David Daley. And Greg Sargent discusses how President Biden is reaching out to rural America with his policy agenda.

Amel Ahmed

The passage of H.R.1 would mark a necessary advance in defense of the right to vote.  But does that...


Dec 20, 2021

Rethinking the role of immigrants in the U.S. labor market.

 

Why the old narratives about immigration need to be changed.

Ruth Milkman

Ruth Milkman is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. She is the co-editor, with Deepak Bhargava and Penny...


Dec 13, 2021

A call to rebuild union power.  

 

Hamilton Nolan on why the recent strive wave demands stronger unions. 

Hamilton Nolan

Labor reporter Hamilton Nolan says the recent wave of workers on strike is politically inspiring. But if it is to turn into real change, we must rediscover the power of unions. 

Jim Hightower

 

The...


Dec 7, 2021

Why now is the time to expand the Supreme Court. And Bill Press with a report card on the nation’s economy.

 

Sarah Lipton-Lubet on how to break the conservative stranglehold on the Supreme Court. Plus Bill Press with former Amalgamated Bank CEO  Keith Mestrich on the direction of our economic recovery. 

Sarah Lipton...