Afghan Surge, How to Protest, and Low-Risk Loans for New Small Businesses? Take Back Talking Points episode 7

February 10, 2010

This is a progressive roundtable talk show we’re calling Take Back Talking Points. This is a collaborative project, today’s show featuring the usual suspects, Capitalocracy, FeelFreeToArgue, and Funkalunatic.

This episode we’re trying something a little different that we hope to make a regular segment. About once a month, we plan to dedicate some time on the show to allowing one of the participants to present an idea for a public policy, social movement, etc., that they believe could really change things, and having a discussion on the merits of the idea.

In addition, this episode we talk about Obama’s Afghanistan troop surge and why he only seems to fulfill his promises which appease the right, and how to build a social movement and whether conventional forms of protest are effective.

And special thanks to moxnewsdotcom, who provided me with the Anderson Cooper clip:

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You can view the full episode in YouTube playlist format here, or view the rest of the videos after the jump.

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Torture and the Cheney/Pelosi Blame Game – Take Back Talking Points ep 1

February 8, 2010

This is the first episode of Take Back Talking Points, a long-distance forum of progressives meeting via Internet to talk about politics, current events, social issues, and the media, to be released (hopefully weekly) in a series of videos on YouTube as well as in audio podcast form.

This episode, we’ll be talking about torture.

Dick Cheney and Nancy Pelosi lead the players in the torture blame game. Who’s to blame for torture, those who ordered torture or those who let them?

Also, Alex calls for the Bush administration, the Obama administration, and the United States Congress to be thrown in jail.

Zach gets Punk’d by Obama.

And we have a few laughs.

You can see the full episode in YouTube playlist format here, download the mp3 audio podcast here, or view the rest of the videos after the jump.

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