The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. She’s the author of several books, including most recently, “Inside Iran: THE REAL HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN”

Priti Krishtel is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Treatment Access of I-MAK. Priti obtained her law degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law and has worked as a health attorney in the U.S., Switzerland and India. Prior to founding I-MAK, she served as the Senior Project Officer of the Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit in India.

Tahir Amin is the co-founder and Director of Intellectual Property of I-MAK, a public interest team of attorneys and scientists who ensure that patents do not obstruct access to affordable medicines for poor patients in developing countries. Tahir has practiced as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales with two of the leading IP firms in the UK, and also served as an in-house global IP manager for a multinational company.

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Norman Solomon is an American journalist, media critic, author and activist. He’s National Coordinator of RootsAction.org.

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Jeffrey David Cox Sr. is National President of the American Federation of Government Employees, which is the largest union representing federal and D.C. government employees.

Keli McDaid is an Arizona Middle School Teacher who teaches 7th & 8th Grade Math.


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The conclusion of RJ's extended conversation with Professor Thomas Ferguson. Thomas Ferguson is the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Director of Research Projects and a member of its Advisory Board. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Senior Fellow at Better Markets.
He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule (University of Chicago Press, 1995) and Right Turn (Hill & Wang, 1986).

Richard discusses Workers' Memorial Day with David LeGrande. David LeGrande is the Occupational Safety and Health Director for the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

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The first two parts of RJ's extended interview with Professor Thomas Ferguson. Thomas Ferguson is the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Director of Research Projects and a member of its Advisory Board. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Senior Fellow at Better Markets.
He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule (University of Chicago Press, 1995) and Right Turn (Hill & Wang, 1986).

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RJ wonders, what's the appeal to Jordan Peterson? And what can progressives learn from his appeal? 

Author, journalist and speaker Nomi Prins joins to talk about her new book, "Collusion: How Central bankers Rigged the World"


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Michael Lighty is the Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, where he has worked since its founding in 2009, and for the California Nurses Association since 1994. Michael has been organizing for social and economic justice for over 35 years, devoted especially to creating a just healthcare system for all.

Stephanie Kelton is an American economist and Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University.She was formerly Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee 2015 minority party staff and an Economic Advisor to Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign.

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Lynn Parramore is Senior Research Analyst at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. A cultural theorist who studies the intersection of culture and economics, she is Contributing Editor at AlterNet, where she received the Bill Moyers/Schumann Foundation fellowship in journalism for 2012. She is also a frequent contributor to Reuters, Al Jazeera, Salon, Huffington Post, and other outlets.v

Maria L. Svart is the National Director of Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States. She has been National Director since June 2011. Maria Svart had been a member of DSA since 2004.

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Andrew J. Bacevich is Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins.

Gunita Singh is Staff Attorney for Property of the People. She has experience with oversight of law enforcement and police misconduct, animal protection and environmentalism, marriage equality and civil rights.

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Major Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

Mark Kaniela Saito Ing (born December 24, 1988) is an American politician and Democratic member of the Hawaii State House of Representatives since November 2012. He currently serves as Majority Policy Leader and Chair of the Ocean, Marine Resources, and Hawaiian Affairs committee. In November 2017, he announced that he will run to represent Hawaii's 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ing is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

 

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