#95 GreeGree Zoom May 16, 2022
The Puritan Assault on Women & Individual Rights
Our brilliant, intense, path-breaking hour-long exploration of the imminent demise of Roe v. Wade is led by the great Christian Nunes, President of the National Organization for Women.
Christian’s incisive, uncompromising view of this latest Puritan attack on women sets the tone for an important examination of Calvinist fascism and its heartless autocracy, especially as they come with the race-based slaughter of 10 African-Americans in Buffalo.
As this 95th Green Grassroots Emergency Election Protection (GREE-GREE) zoom unfolds, we also discuss the INDIGENOUS ORIGINALISM of thousands of years of tribal law in which a woman’s ability to control her own body was never questioned.
In the course of our discussion we hear further from MARY BUTLER-STONEWALL, CHARLOTTE DENNETT, DENNIS BERNSTEIN, JOEL SEGAL, NEIL PENN, DR. RUTH STRAUSS, MICHAEL BRACKNEY and many more.
JULIE WEINER tells us about the fight over voting machines in New York, which has also had big news about Gerrymandering.
SUSAN PYNCHON reports on the incredible battles in North Carolina over voting rights, and in Arizona over the “Brakey Bill” which protects and archives electronic ballots for the first time in US history.
We further hear from TIM WHITE, ERIC LAZARUS, WENDI LEDERMAN, JEFFREY BARKHDUL, SUE DORFMAN, RAY LUTZ and many more great activists and commentators.
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#94 GreeGree Zoom May 9, 2022
WILL ROE TURN AMERICA UPSIDE-DOWN? WILL WE GET BURNED OFF THE EARTH?
The medieval demand that women be denied power over their own bodies has prompted one of GREE-GREE’s most powerful zooms ever.
Beginning with the great MIMI KENNEDY, we said through a full hour of powerful discussion about what the back-stabbing assault on Roe v. Wade really means and how it will affect our upcoming elections.
Plunging to the core of this horrific landmark, we also hear from LYNN FEINERMAN, DR. RUTH STRAUSS, MARY STONEWALL-BUTLER, MYLA RESON, WENDI LEDERMAN, JOEL SEGAL, JUSTIN LEBLANC, JULIE WEINER, ERIC LAZARUS, NANCY NIPARKO, TATANKA BRICCA and more.
We then get a devastating report from climate scientist DR. CAROLYN ORR on the killer impacts of global warming and the pollution of our air.
RON LEONARD updates on the grid in Puerto Rico, just recently the subject of an in-depth energy report in the New York Times.
Next week, we do yet another full hour on Roe, this time with the great CHRISTIAN NUNES of the National Organization for Women. See you then!!!
#93 GreeGree Zoom May 2, 2022
GREEN CALIFORNIA, PROTECTED BALLOTS in AZ, A NATIONAL SUMMIT, STUDENT DEBT, TX/OH/NY
This brilliant marathon GREE-GREE #93 takes us first to a Green California with TATANKA BRICCA and BEN EICHERT.
We then spend an astonishing 40 minutes with JOHN BRAKEY & KEN BENNETT discussing major new legislation proposed in Arizona to protect the ballots and establish a digital image library to guarantee maximum accountability. Should it pass this could become the first such bill to pass anywhere in the US.
JOEL SEGAL takes our third section into the realm of a nationwide strategy for grassroots elections to be launched at a national summit zoom on June 11.
We also hear from ANTHONY GUTIERREZ of Common Cause about the horrors of race-based disenfranchisement in TX.
JULIE WIENER explains some welcome reforms in NY.
ERIC LAZARUS introduces an in-depth analysis of the economic benefits of cancelling student debt.
Congressional candidate PETER MATHEWS tells us of a “lost” campaign mailer.
RACHEL COYLE updates us on the insanity in Gerrymandered Ohio, with a nod to Florida from SUSAN PYNCHON & WENDI LEDERMAN.
This two-hour deep dive into democratizing our energy & elections is not to be missed!!!
#92 GreeGree Zoom April 25, 2022
VIOLENCE v. ELECTION WORKERS & OHIO MADNESS w. NINA TURNER et. al.
Our action-packed GREE-GREE #92 begins with a devastating view from JOEL SEGAL of violence being perpetrated against poll workers, a direct assault on our democracy.
We hear from HAL GINSBERG of Our Revolution on the move to prevent 1/6 Insurrectionists from taking over Congress at the polls.
PAT MARIDA of Ohio fills us in on the state’s pro-nuke scam, while TATANKA BRICCA and RON LEONARD update us on the war against rooftop solar.
Then the legendary NINA TURNER tells of her race to represent Cleveland in the US Congress.
Ohio’s RACHEL COYLE explains the insane Gerrymandering disaster there, while NICOLE SANDLER and WENDI LEDERMAN do the same from Florida.
We also hear from election protection greats JOHN BRAKEY and MIMI KENNEDY.
This is a completely jammed two hours. Don’t miss it!
#91 GreeGree Zoom April 18, 2022
SAVING AMERICA WITH GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNS IN 2022 AND 2024; SAVING ROOFTOP SOLAR AS WELL
With the great ANDREA MILLER and JOEL SEGAL our GREE-GREE gathering #91 dives into the realties of grassroots campaigning.
While the major parties will blow tens of millions on TV advertising, we saw in Georgia 2021 how effective “relational campaigning” can be.
Andrea reveals the realities of a Democratic Party dependent on a foreign-owned data company, and unwilling to do the nitty-gritty work of getting on the ground.
If a right-wing wipe-out is to be avoided, democracy centers and door-to-door tactics will be key.
TATANKA BRICCA, WENDI LEDERMAN and RON LEONARD then fill us in on the war against rooftop solar. Anti-green moves in CA and FL are now at the cutting edge.
Join us to save both our democracy & our planet!!
#90 Election Protection Apr. 11, 2022
GERRYMANDERED MADNESS & A GREEN ENERGY FUTURE
Utter chaos in Ohio’s gerrymandering war and the California’s big green shift define our GREE-GREE zoom #90.
We are now officially the GREEN GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION Coalition. Saving the planet is inseparable from saving our elections.
Today’s amazing gathering deals with the blood war over Ohio’s Congressional and Legislative districts, now being sabotaged by a GOP determined to trash the will of the Buckeye State as expressed by two popular referenda demanding a fair districting process.
We hear from COMMON CAUSE, the LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, INDIVISIBLE and more on a battle that could determine control of the US House, the Ohio Legislature and thus our future. JOEL SEGAL fills us in on the Constitutional legalities.
ANDREA MILLER briefs us on grassroots organizing for 2022.
Then we hear from TATANKA BRICCA and SARA NELSON and more on fight to take California—and thus the United States and the world—to green power. WENDI LEDERMAN fills in from Florida.
This is a powerful, packed excursion in the election and energy democracy. Don’t miss it!
#89 Election Protection Apr. 4, 2022
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#88 Election Protection Mar. 27, 2022
SPECTACULAR GRASSROOTS ACTIVIST SUMMIT
This week’s show is rooted in our monumental March 27 Summit in Santa Monica.
On a warm, sunny southern California Day, dozens of local activists gathered to meet and hear brilliant movers and shakers from throughout the nation.
The program was zoomed to the Progressive Democrats of America and the Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition. Speakers included:
MIMI KENNEDY, PDA, “Mom” “Dharma and Greg” “Midnight in Paris”
DOLORES HUERTA, Legendary Organizer
ALAN MINSKY, Progressive Dems of America
CHRISTIAN NUNES, Prez, Ntl. Organization. for Women
JOEL SEGAL, Author, Affordable Care Act
MENNA DEMASSIE, Congressional Black Caucus
TATANKA BRICCA, Green California, Amnesty USA
JAN GOODMAN, New Day Pacifica
DAN SHEEHAN, Iran-Contra, Indigenous Right
SARA NELSON, Silkwood, Romero Institute
DOROTHY REIK: Progressive Dems Santa Monica Mtns
JOHN BRAKEY: auditelectionsusa.org
JULIE LEVINE, 5G-Free California
Prof. PETER MATHEWS, “Dollar Democracy”
LIBBE HALEVY, Nuclear Hot Seat
LINDE HOUCK, Actors’ Gang
ANKUR PATEL, Progressive
MYLA RESON, KPFK Local Station Board
Convened by Harvey Wasserman, this historic event will live on as a major turning point. Don’t miss it.
#87 Election Protection Mar. 21, 2022
CIVIC DUTY VOTING, CHAOS IN TEXAS, INSANITY IN OHIO
Our GREEP zoom #87 leaps into the issue of Civic Duty Voting with the great MILES RAPOPORT, former Secretary of State of Connecticut.
Miles has served as president of Common Cause and Demos. He is most recently the co-author, with E.J. DIONNE, of 100% Democracy being published this week by New Press.
Miles’s discussion of universal mandatory voting is groundbreaking and fascinating. He’s a great presenter and his hour with us is utterly riveting.
We then hear from MYLA RESON and election protection activists SUSAN YOUNG and TERRI BURKE about the major challenges facing voters in Texas. Leading that agenda is a brutal race for Attorney-General, where a grassroots victory could be a game-changer nationwide.
We follow with an astounding dive into the unreal rabbit hole that is Ohio. As we hear from RACHEL COYLE, DAVID DEWITT and STEVE CARUSO, GOP fanatics have trashed public mandates to draw fair and balanced districts for upcoming elections for the state legislature and US Congress.
The result is that Ohio does not have Congressional districts or state Legislative districts with which conduct a primary election. It would be hard to invent a wackier debacle. STAY TUNED!!!
#86 Election Protection Mar. 14, 2022
DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS FORGED BY MONEY IN POLITICS
At this 86th zoom session of the Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition we are joined by activist NICOLE DVORAK who has pioneered powerful new means of tracking the purchase of politicians by giant corporations. Nicole’s work offers a roadmap for building the critical data base needed to expose exactly how our democracy is being destroyed by big money.
We also proudly host NANCY MACLEAN of Duke University, whose landmark DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS digs deep into the destruction of our essential government structured by a greedy Uber-rich class of fascists and autocrats who threaten us all. Nancy is interviewed by the great Tatanka Bricca, whose detailed knowledge of what plagues our electoral system sets a critical framework from a truly unique discussion.
Central Ohio’s STEVE CARUSO also reports on the insane attempts of the Ohio Republican Party to sabotage efforts to draw fair representational districts in the Buckeye State. Those assaults have been shockingly resisted by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court in one of the great sagas of actual courage in American politics.
Unless we find more of it, this nation is doomed.
#85 Election Protection Feb. 28, 2022
Gerrymandering Gone WILD…Killing Solar…Ukraine Nukes
We hear first from Pennsylvania, where citizen action has won a massive victory over some of the worst excesses of gerrymandering.
We then hear from Ohio where Chief Justice Maureen O’Hara has single-handedly stopped a GOP hijacking of the districting process.
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In addition to the postponement, the court issued a schedule for those who want to object to the third set of maps. The plaintiffs must file their objections by 9 a.m. Monday. The commission has until Thursday to respond.
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#84 Election Protection Feb. 21, 2022
GERRYMANDERING CATASTROPHE, 5G & UBIQUITY UNIVERSITY
We start our Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom #84 with the amazing network UBIQUITY UNIVERSITY, founded by JIM GARRISON, with GEORGE CAPPANNELLI and SHELLY ALCORN.
This HUGE global network offers the opportunity to link pro-democracy work throughout the globe.
Our deep dive into Gerrymandering features great, powerful organizers such as JENNIFER ROBERTS, ROBERT WILSON, JUDITH WHITMER, RAY MCCLENDON, MYLA RESON, DENNIS BERNSTEIN, RUTH STRAUSS, TATANKA BRICCA & many more fighting at the core of this life/death issue.
In Ohio, North Carolina, Nevada, Texas, Wisconsin and elsewhere, the mess of our election maps has moved the US to the level of a failed state.
Without a solution to this horrifying problem our democracy cannot survive.
We also hear from Julie Levine and Julian Gesser on the desperate dilemma of fighting life-threatening 5G, now being foisted on the entire nation.
Don’t miss this incredibly vital, powerful & important gathering.
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#83 Election Protection Feb. 14, 2022
EVICTING OUR ELDERS WHILE STEALING OUR ELECTIONS
We’re joined by the great BILL LUEDERS, editor of the Progressive Magazine.
Bill shares the riveting, deeply disturbing tale of the eviction of this 90-something mother from her home of many years.
The shocking greed and hard-heartedness is reflected in the Trump/Bannon assault on our elections, as told by JOEL SEGAL.
We hear from HAL GINSBURG of Our Revolution about their work banning traitors from elected office.
Folks in Philadelphia and Ohio update us about the Gerrymandering debacles ruining our government.
TATANKA BRICCA also illuminates the fight in California, where progress has been made on both democracy & renewable energy.
All-in-all, it’s yet another powerful conversation among truly great activists. Don’t miss it!!
#82 Election Protection Feb. 7, 2022
GERRYMANDERING FIGHT BACK & RIGHT-WING TERROR
We start our Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom #82 by celebrating a major victory for solar energy in California, and with Arizona’s GOP-led refusal to gut the electoral process there.
Though sane Republicans are an endangered species, there seem to be enough in some states to fight for our democracy.
We’re then joined by the great JENNIFER ROBERTS of the Carter Center to discuss serious push-back against partisan gerrymandering.
Unfortunately, we receive news curing the zoom that the US Supreme Court has refused to uphold an Alabama Supreme Court decision throwing out that states horrific partisan re-districting. But it’s a provisional ruling, so there’s hope.
We’re then led by the great JOEL SEGAL in an in-depth discussion of how to fight back against the Trump/Bannon fascist coup being staged now in the US.
We’re also joined by HAL GINSBERG of Our Revolution, TATANKA BRICCA from the Romero Institute, MIKE HERSH from Progressive Democrats of America and many powerful others.
With comments from our numerous great participants, we face the reality of the desperate need for a national grassroots campaign to save what’s left of our democracy.
The stakes could not be higher. Be part of the solution!!!!
#81 Election Protection Jan. 31, 2022
GETTING TO GRASSROOTS ELECTION PROTECTION
Our GREEP call #81 features two great grassroots organizers, WILLIE FLEMING of North Carolina, and RAY MCCLENDON of the Atlanta NAACP.
Together they cover the desperate need for on-the-group relational organizing with Democracy Centers and trained activists pouring into the election process.
As Steve Bannon has pledge to “take over elections” with fascist at every precinct, the pro-democracy movement must rally grassroots organizers and activists to make sure the forces of violent intimidation do not turn our elections.
Ray is co-author of the key book on the GEORGIA WAY which explains in first-person interviews and professional detail how two US Senate seats were won in Georgia on January 5, 2021, changing everything.
This monumental task is aided by EMILY LEVY and her Scrutineers organization, which trains democracy activists in how to navigate becoming a poll worker, where all the difference will be made.
US Senate candidate PETE PECKARSKY explains from Wisconsin two critical lawsuits he has filed to protection elections there from being nullified in 2022 and 2024.
We also hear from JOHN BRAKEY and RAY LUTZ about breaking developments in Arizona.
As the assault on every corner of what remains of our tattered democracy, these are critical piece of our survival. Don’t miss them!
#80 Election Protection Jan. 23, 2022
PDA / GREEP TOWN HALL TO SAVE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
In the face of the Trump Cult’s fascist assault on American democracy, the Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition has joined with the Progressive Democrats of America to present a uniquely powerful and comprehensive town hall.
The meeting—which drew more than 300 citizen participants—featured more than two dozen top-of-the-line intellectuals, organizers and activists offering their brilliance and their guidance on election protection.
We open with actress/activist MIMI KENNEDY and PDA Executive Director ALAN MINSKY with their deep insights into the forces attacking the remnants of our republic.
We’re then joined by ANDREA MILLER and RAY MCCLENDON, creators of the crucial “Georgia Way,” which against all conceivable odds turned two US Senate seats in Georgia to progressive campaigners who unseated Mitch McConnell.
They are followed by an astounding line-up of key players in saving American democracy, including: REV. RODNEY SADLER, CHRISTIAN NUNES, MIKE FOX, TATONKA BRICCA, SARA NELSON, DANNY SHEEHAN, LORI PESANTE, ROBERT WILSON, JAMES FUKUDA, DANNY GOLDBERG, KENNY BRUNO, JOHN BRAKEY and JAN GOODMAN.
Nowhere in recent US history has there been such a powerful confluence of key grassroots pro-democracy organizers and thinkers. If you care about protecting our nation from a Trump Cult fascist take-over, do not miss this broadcast!!!
Preceded by the weekly PDA Sunday meeting, 4 PM ET/ 1 PT
Grassrootsep meeting every Monday 5 PM ET/ 2 PM PT
#79 Election Protection Jan. 17, 2022
VOTING RIGHTS BILLS UNDER ATTACK ON MLK DAY…AND A PLAN TO FIGHT BACK On
Martin Luther King Day we confront the horrendous blitzkrieg against voting rights and the future of American democracy.
At this GREEP ZOOM #79, we begin with the Ohio Supreme Court’s welcome overturn of a horrendous gerrymandering travesty.
We get a report from MAYOR JENNIFER ROBERTS on the battle for voter rights in North Carolina and the work of the Carter Center.
We hear about Wisconsin’s outrageous denial of drop boxes and the ability of voters to send in their ballots with family members.
We hear from JENNIFER TANNER, TATONKA BRICCA, WENDI LIEDERMAN and RON LEONARD about the attack on solar in CA, FL and throughout the country.
We hear from MYLA RESON on the denial of democracy at the Pacifica Radio Network.
Then the great Constitutional attorney JOEL SEGAL presents the idea of a Presidential Executive Order to implement the voting rights acts.
This extremely powerful, detailed, critically important discussion on how to preserve our democracy should not be missed.
#78 Grassroots Election Protection Jan. 10, 2022
GETTING GRANULAR ON GRASSROOTS ELECTION PROTECTION WHILE WINNING ARIZONA
Today’s GREEP zoom #78 features a smack-down focus on the nitty-gritty grassroots realities of getting into our election boards and making sure the Steve Bannon fascists don’t seize control of our democracy and burn it outright.
With TATONKA BRICCA, DANNY SHEEHAN, RAY MCCLENDON, LORI PESANTE and many more, we dig deep into exactly what we need to do to stop the election apparatus from being stolen.
We hear of great work being done in California, Georgia and elsewhere, with a clear eye toward what our focus must be for the coming year.
We also hear from JOHN BRAKEY and RAY LUTZ about the culmination of their amazing work in Arizona.
This week’s confirmation by the county of Maricopa and the state of Arizona that the grifter Cyber Ninjas demanding a pro-Trump recount were miles off-based is embodied in a 90+page report burying forever the idea that The Donald might’ve won that election.
This powerful, content-laden exploration of what pro-democracy forces face in 2022 sets the stage for how our movement must work if we are to emerge with something other than a Bannonite dictatorship. JOIN US!!!