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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!

Oct 25, 2022

Former Cleveland mayor Dennis Kucinich on his battle to save the city’s public electric utility. Julie Kohn on lessons learned from the Texas power grid failure.

Dennis Kucinich

In his new memoir, Dennis Kucinich writes about how he took on powerful interests to save a public utility. That happened over forty years...


Oct 18, 2022

Can unions save democracy?  

 

Author and organizer Jane McAlevey on her new book,  A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy.  Plus, the millionaires who want to pay more taxes, not less.   

Jane McAlevey Pt. 1

At a time when workers are under attack at historic levels, strikes are making a...


Oct 11, 2022

The complicated relationship between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and LBJ

 

Two historians of the civil rights movement assess the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Julian Zelizer

Julian Zelizer is a Princeton scholar of Lyndon Johnson as well as the civil rights movement. He says civil rights activism is no longer as...


Oct 4, 2022

How Democrats forgot about state politics

 

Professor Theda Skocpol explains how the Democrats ceded control of state government to Republicans.

Theda Skocpol

Government professor Theda Skocpol says Democrats think the presidency is the biggest political prize and, unfortunately, ignore politics at the state level.

Jim...