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Michael J Brooks

Michael Jamal Brooks is an American talk show host, YouTube Content creation, podcaster and political analyst. He launched The Michael Brooks Show.

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2179 - Corey Lewandowski Admits To Lying & and an Interview w/ Billy Bragg
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
On today's show, the MR crew brings you the news and in the fun half, singer, songwriter and activist Billy Bragg (@billybragg) joins us! On today's show: Bret Stephens says US military should strike Iran's navy. Judiciary counsel asks Lewandowski about truthfulness of TV appearances and testimony to special counsel regarding Mueller investigation, Lewandowski admits to lying on TV. Counsel asks Lewandowski why he enlisted Rick Dearborn to speak to Sessions. USDA getting rid of health inspectors in certain meat processing plants. Boris Johnson attempts photo op in children's ward, gets called out by dad for NHS cuts. Ro Khanna explains why M4A is essential for bargaining like UAW. Sara Nelson says UAW has one of the best health plans in the country but management can still hold it hostage. As elections begin, Netanyahu fear mongers that Arab turnout is high. A report from the scene of the UAW strike. On the fun half (which is a FREEBIE today): Singer, songwriter and activist Billy Bragg (@billybragg) joins us to talk about his series of political pamphlets, "The Three Dimensions of Freedom." Fire as metaphor for capitalism. What "freedom" means to Bragg. The hypocrisy of free speech warriors who can't take criticism. The need for movements and vehicles of accountability. Biden says child tax credit will "put 720 million women back in the workforce." Former ICE director Tomas Homan argues for private prisons, because they are more efficient. Naomi Klein warns against eco-fascism and the far right co-opting climate change. A caller pranks Sam. Become a member of the Majority Report at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out today's sponsor: Hunt A Killer is the murder mystery box that immerses you in an ongoing experience, Right now, just for our listeners you can go to HuntAKiller.com/MAJORITY for 20% off your first box Reminder to our NY listeners: the deadline to register to vote in the presidential primary is October 11! Get your tickets to the Michael Brooks live show in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 23rd (the weekend before Thanksgiving) with special guests Krystal Ball and Emma Vigeland! Get your tickets here. Get your tickets to the Goth Socialist Variety Hour w/ The Antifada and Pod Damn America at Littlefield NYC on Saturday, October 12 here! Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the new TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn Watch the full episode here!
AM QUICKIE: September 18th, 2019 w/ Lucie Steiner & Sam Seder
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: General Motors cuts off healthcare for 50,000 striking Union workers, a move that exposes the systemic inhumanity of the American healthcare system. Meanwhile, New Mexico announces a bold new plan to provide free college for residents regardless of family income. And lastly, Arizona progressives are looking to censure their Trump-loving Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema. And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are tied for first place among Democratic primary voters in California, while home-state Sen. Kamala Harris is running in a distant fifth, according to a new poll. The Emerson University survey released Tuesday shows Biden and Sanders leading the pack in California with 26 percent support each, followed by Elizabeth Warren at 20 percent. No other candidate secures double-digit support in the poll. CNN reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's grip on power seems to be slipping after Israeli media projected him neck-and-neck with centrist rival Benny Gantz, following a re-run general election on Tuesday. And the Department of Justice is trying to get the profits from Edward Snowden’s new book. The DOJ filed a lawsuit on Tuesday alleging Snowden violated a nondisclosure agreement he signed while working with the government.
2178 - What is Socialism in 2020? w/ Bhaskar Sunkara
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Bhaskar Sunkara (@sunraysunray), founder of Jacobin Magazine and author of 'The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality,' joins us. On today's show: UAW workers explain bargaining demands to CNN anchor. Bhaskar Sunkara (@sunraysunray), founder of Jacobin Magazine and author of 'The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality,' joins us to talk socialism. The difference between a democratic socialist and a social democrat and the idea of worker control. Historical examples of social democracy in action. Which sectors should the state control, and which should the workers? A brief response to the left-critiques of market socialism. How does democratic socialism fit into the left's current political project? Where do race and "status" fit in? On the fun half: Trump asks campaign advisor Steve Cortes how he looks so WASPy and if he likes the Hispanics or the country more. Asked about the UAW GM strike, Trump says he's got the workers' support. WFP director explains why party endorsed Warren over Sanders. Chris Coons explains (walks back) his call to strike Iran. Ben Shapiro says nobody has yet described Kavanaugh's penis. Ben Shapiro time travels back to the '90s, says rap isn't music. Steven Crowder's bonkers gun insurance commercial. A caller recounts how MR helped him leave the Yang gang. TI asks Candace Owens which era of American history was so great for black people that she wants to bring it back. Become a member of the Majority Report at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Reminder to our NY listeners: the deadline to register to vote in the presidential primary is October 11! Check out today's sponsor: Blinkist, you get unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non- fiction books: Go to Blinkist.com/MAJORITY to try it FREE for 7 days AND save 25% off your new subscription. Get your tickets to the Michael Brooks live show in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 23rd (the weekend before Thanksgiving) with special guests Krystal Ball and Emma Vigeland! Get your tickets here. Get your tickets to the Goth Socialist Variety Hour w/ The Antifada and Pod Damn America at Littlefield NYC on Saturday, October 12 here! Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the new TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
AM QUICKIE: September 17th, 2019 w/ Lucie Steiner & Sam Seder
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: 80,000-plus unionized Kaiser Permanente healthcare employees plan to strike in October; the biggest labor action in the United States in over 20 years. Meanwhile, the House Oversight Committee is investigating Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for a potential conflicts of interests between her official role and her family’s shipping company. And lastly, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office subpoenas the last eight years of Trump's tax returns in its criminal investigation into the Trump Organization. And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES: ProPublica reports that Trump’s National Labor Relations Board is attempting to cut Obama-era protections for millions of temporary workers a d fast-food workers.  The Working Families Party endorsed Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination on Monday. Bernie Sanders finished second in the WFP's ranked-choice endorsement system between five candidates, according to the New York Times. The Women's March revealed Monday that three founding board members who have been accused of anti-Semitism, financial mismanagement, and other detrimental behavior are being replaced by 16 new board members from across the U.S.  And Edward Snowden said Monday that he would return to the United States if afforded a fair trail where the American public could hear why he leaked global surveillance documents to the press.
2177 - Fentanyl, Inc w/ Ben Westhoff
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Award-winning investigative reporter Ben Westhoff joins us to discuss his book, 'Fentanyl, Inc: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic.' On today's show: Flashback: Kavanaugh lying to Blumenthal about "Renata Alumnus" yearbook. Bethany Mandel defends Kavanaugh putting his penis in Debie Ramirez's face. Roommate Avi Smolen says Mandel is not remembering correctly. Author and investigative reporter Ben Westhoff joins us to discuss his book, 'Fentanyl, Inc: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic.' While heroin deaths have gone down in recent years, deaths from fentanyl and other drugs continue to climb. "Synthetic" drugs like K2, whereby chemists continuously change a drug's molecular make-up to stay a step ahead of the law, are also a problem. For this book, Westhoff investigated this phenomenon in detail, speaking with users, dealers, and law enforcement, even going so far as to pretend to be a drug dealer so he could tour the Chinese chemical factories that sell the precursors to fentanyl and other drugs. To fight overdose deaths, he recommends decriminalization, supervised injection facilities, free testing strips, and other harm reduction measures. Dave Rubin finally blocks Sam; the crew looks back on the good times. On the fun half: Chris Coons and Kilmeade come together for war with Iran. Brian Kilmeade says we must protect the world's oil supply. Schiff says intel director's refusal to reveal a whistleblower complaint is "deeply troubling." 2017: Biden retells the Corn Pop saga at Wilmington pool. Bernie explains fair housing and real estate reform. Chris Christie says Bernie was "visually unappealing" during debate. Buttigieg doesn't want policies that will "polarize" the country. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com.  Check out today's sponsors: Harry's, Claim your special trial offer by going to Harrys.com/majorityreport You’ll get a weighted ergonomic handle for a firm grip, 5-blade razor with a lubricating strip and trimmer blade. Express VPN: Protect your online activity TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free at EXPRESSVPN.com/majority Get your tickets to the Michael Brooks live show in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 23rd (the weekend before Thanksgiving) with special guests Krystal Ball and Emma Vigeland! Get your tickets here. Get your tickets to the Goth Socialist Variety Hour w/ The Antifada and Pod Damn America at Littlefield NYC on Saturday, October 12 here! Check out Jamie’s write-up of the 2019 DSA convention at Commune Magazine Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the new TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
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NYC, NY, USA
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814
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1
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