Tag Archives: Bill Moyers

The Nation’s 2017 Progressive Honor Roll

“The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Here are some of the progressives who bent the arc in 2017.

Bill Moyers | A Poignant Poem That Encapsulates 2016

Bill Moyers shares “Starting with Black,” which addresses the “urgent political and moral crisis” that we currently face. Bill Moyers. (photo: PBS) By Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers & Company  RSN  December 31, 2016 y friend Jim Haba, a fine poet in his own right, has done more than anyone I know to democratize the popularity […]

The State of the Current Prison System: in the news

These articles address the state of the current prison system in the United States taking on the concepts of innocence vs. a rigged system in the courts and likening the labor of prisoners to an American Slave System, the school-to-prison system, corporate-owned prisons for profit, and more.

▶ Bill Moyers | Maya Angelou: Facing Evil

In this second of two programs celebrating the life and work of the late Maya Angelou, Bill Moyers revisits a 1988 documentary in which he and Angelou attended a conference on “Facing Evil,” held in the Hill Country of central Texas. Evil was a topic about which Angelou, the victim of childhood rape and virulent […]

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▶ Ursula Le Guin’s Viral Video: “We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom”

We are “letting commodity profiteers sell us like deodorant and tell us what to publish and what to write.”

Bill Moyers: Grassroots Pro-Democracy Movement Must Rise to Challenge Corporate Control

Ahead of final sign-off, veteran journalist tells viewers that reaching out to their fellow citizens and neighbors is the essential task in creating the transformation so desperately needed By Jon Queally, staff writer  CommonDreams.org  October 24, 2014 After more than four decades as a journalist working in the public interest, Bill Moyers might soon be “signing-off” […]

▶ Bill Moyers: Joseph E. Stiglitz Calls for Fair Taxes for All

“I think we can use our tax system to create a better society, to be an expression of our true values,” Stiglitz says. “But if people don’t think that their tax system is fair, they’re not going to want to contribute. It’s going to be difficult to get them to pay. And, unfortunately, right now, our tax system is neither fair nor efficient.”

▶ Bill Moyers interviews Charles Lewis: The Lies That Lead to War

Lewis details the deceptions and illusions that have caused “most Americans and their elected representatives to completely ignore facts, logic and reason in the rush to war.” A complicit partner, he says, is a media intent on preserving the status quo and never offending the ruling elite. Moyers and Company  June 27, 2014 As the […]

 ▶ Chaos in Iraq: Bill Moyers interviews Andrew Bacevich

Let’s look at what U.S. military intervention in Iraq has achieved, in Afghanistan has achieved, in Somalia has achieved, in Lebanon has achieved, in Libya has achieved. I mean, ask ourselves the very simple question. Is the region becoming more stable? Is it becoming more democratic? Are we alleviating, reducing the prevalence of anti-Americanism? Moyers […]

Paul Street: Beyond the Deep State

 Who is the biggest player of all? Capital. “It is not too much,” Lofgren writes, “to say that Wall Street may be the ultimate owner of the Deep State and its strategies . . . By Paul Street  Cyrano’s Journal Today  Republished from Z Magazine May 16, 2014 According to a recent much-discussed online essay by the former long-time top […]

▶ Moyers and Winship: Don’t Let Net Neutrality Become Another Broken Promise

Is Net Neutrality Dead?  Democracy loses if the Internet’s sold to the highest bidder — and that may be exactly what’s about to happen. Full Show: Is Net Neutrality Dead? May 2, 2014 For years, the government has upheld the principle of “Net neutrality,” the belief that everyone should have equal access to the web […]

▶ Bill Moyers Interviews Adolph Reed Jr.: The Surrender of America’s Liberals

In a Web-exclusive interview, political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. talks with Bill Moyers about his new article in the March issue of Harper’s Magazine – a challenge to America’s progressives provocatively titled, “Nothing Left: The Long, Slow Surrender of American Liberals.” In the piece, Reed writes that Democrats and liberals have become too fixated on election results […]

Bill Moyers: Andrew Bacevich on Washington’s Tacit Consensus

What words best describe present-day Washington politics? The commonplace answer, endlessly repeated by politicians themselves and media observers alike, is this: dysfunction, gridlock, partisanship and incivility. Yet here’s a far more accurate term: tacit consensus. Bill Moyers  Moyers & Company   February 21, 2014 Where Republicans and Democrats disagree, however loudly, matters less than where their […]

▶ Bill Moyers: The End of Democracy

This will be short, about 3:16 short.  Bill Moyers has called it.  Please watch this video.  DailyKos.org So what got left out of the budget this year? 1.  Unemployment Extension 2. Real infrastructure development/work relief actions 3.  economy-stimulating alternative energy tax credits and subsidies 4.  removal of fossil fuel subsidies 5.  removal of tax loopholes […]

[Video] Bill Moyers interviews Henry Giroux: book “Zombie Politics”

Published on Nov 22, 2013 In his book, Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, author and scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots to prove his theory that our current system is informed by a “machinery of social and civil death” that chills “any vestige of a robust democracy.” Subscribe or “Follow” us […]

Henry A. Giroux | The Ghost of Authoritarianism in the Age of the Shutdown

“For those who have refused to participate in the willful amnesia that marks the contemporary slide into authoritarianism, the totalitarian practices of the past few decades have been quite clear. Domestic spying; secret prisons; kill lists; military aggression; the rise of corporatism; the death-dealing culture of hyper-masculinity, drones and the spectacle of violence; and a […]

Bill Moyers: “Big Media is Ravenous. It Never Gets Enough. Always Wants More. And it Will Stop at Nothing to Get It. These Conglomerates are an Empire, and they are Imperial.”

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[Video] Glenn Greenwald> The Real Questions About the Boston Attack

Bill Moyers interviews Glenn Greenwald. April 24, 2013  Moyers & Company   billmoyers.com With so few answers on hand about motives behind the Boston bombings, are we asking the right questions? Columnist Glenn Greenwald tells Bill that, if there is a connection between the perpetrators and radical terrorist groups, we need to investigate why “there […]

Chris Hedges> The Day That TV News Died

The Day That TV News Died “The lie of omission is still a lie. It is what these news celebrities do not mention that exposes their complicity with corporate power.” By Chris Hedges   Posted on Mar 24, 2013  truthdig.com I am not sure exactly when the death of television news took place. The descent was gradual—a slide into the […]