The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at, and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

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Malaika Jabali is a Brooklyn-based public policy attorney, writer, and activist. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Essence, The Root, and more.


GREG SARGENT writes the popular “Plum Line” blog at The Washington Post. Prior to joiningthat paper, he wrote for Talking Points Memo, New York, and the New York Observer. He lives in Maryland with his family. You can follow him on Twitter @ThePlumLineGS
His latest is: "AN UNCIVIL WAR Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics"

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John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.
Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers.
Nichols is the author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, s well as The Genius of Impeachment (New Press); a critically acclaimed analysis of the Florida recount fight of 2000, Jews for Buchanan (New Press); and a best-selling biography of former vice president Dick Cheney, Dick: The Man Who is President (New Press), which has recently been published in French and Arabic.

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JUAN COLE is a collegiate professor of history at the University of Michigan. The editor and creator of the award-winning Informed Comment news and commentary site, he is the author of Napoleon’s Egypt, Engaging the Muslim World, and The New Arabs.

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Carmen Segarra In 2011, Segarra took a job as a bank examiner for the New York Federal Reserve overseeing the storied institution Goldman Sachs. Two years later, she sued the Fed for wrongful dismissal. Under the impression she would act as a safeguard to the financial system and work to prevent another economic crisis, Segarra was shocked to discover the endemic corruption of both the regulatory body she worked for and the bank it was supposed to regulate. So when higher-ups asked her to cover-up a pernicious discovery of goings-on at Goldman and act complacent in a culture of corruption, she refused. Instead, she began to secretly record conversations (including with new CEO of Goldman, David Solomon, PERSONAL/TYPES OF VIOLATIONS who took over on October 1) documenting the Fed’s deliberate inefficiency in holding the bank accountable. In 2014, Segarra’s shocking recordings were released by ProPublica on an episode of This American Life and went viral.”failure to apply laws that apply to retail accounts”; “money laundering”CULTURE of NONCOMPLIANCE.

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Lauren Casey is an organizer with Gig Workers Rising.  Gabe Ets-Hokin is a Uber/Lyft driver and a freelance writer.

Lauren Windsor 
is the executive director of American Family Voices and the executive producer of the political web-show "The Undercurrent," a partner in Democracy Partners, a progressive consulting firm.

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Alex Lawson is the executive director of Social Security Works, a nonprofit group that fights to protect the Social Security program. He is co-owner and co-founder of We Act Radio, the only independent radio station in Washington, DC.

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Mari-Lynn Evans is the Executive Producer of many television and video programs including The Appalachians (a three hour APT series for PBS); Coal Country ( Discovery Planet Green); Living Well: A Guide to Healthy Aging, Changes, the children’s television program and video Geezbo’s Alley, the documentary Standing in the Safety Zone; and John Glenn: The International Year of Older Adults for PBS.
Mari-lynn’s latest, Blood On The Mountain, was recently nominated for an Emmy.

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Angela Chen is a student organizer with Blue Future, and president of AU College Democrats

Bruce Amundson is a Family Physician whose medical career included rural practice, teaching in a Family Practice residency in Spokane WA, serving on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine focusing on helping rural communities sustain health services, and sponsoring a rural health development company that worked with communities across the U.S. to strengthen their health systems. He has been a member of PSR for approximately 35 years and a member of WPSR for 30 years. He was a founding member of Spokane PSR and a party to the F.O.I.A. request that forced the Department of Energy to release the documents that first revealed the massive off-site contamination from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. He has served on the national PSR board as well as many years on the board of WPSR. He worked with Russian physicians in the 1990’s to form the Hanford-Chelyabinsk movement to support their heroic efforts to leverage the government of the U.S.S.R. to disclose the massive contamination from the Mayak complex. He was also one of four principal investigators on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Hanford Thyroid Disease Study.

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Mustafa Santiago Ali is the Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus. Mustafa Santiago Ali joined Hip Hop Caucus after working 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he most recently served as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization to Administrator Gina McCarthy and Administrator Lisa Jackson. Mr. Ali specializes in social and environmental justice issues and is focused on a utilizing a holistic approach to revitalizing vulnerable communities. As a renowned speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, he has worked with over 500 domestic and international communities to improve people’s lives by addressing environmental, health, and economic justice issues

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Contributor at @thenation. Abolish ICE. Newsletter writer. Co-founder and Chief Meme Officer at @DataProgress.

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Maj. 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.

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