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Read about Wolf-PAC for yourself HERE: http://www.wolf-pac.com/

Wolf-PAC's goal is singular- get the power and influence of money out of politics. All too often, donors to political campaigns are able to get our representatives to work to accomplish what they want-- but what about what the citizens want? How can everyday people fight corruption in our government? Wolf-PAC volunteers-- normal citizens-- have been able to successfully get resolutions to get conventions which help us push out the power of money out of our political system. Here in California, Wolf-PAC volunteers worked hard, and saw real success with CA AJR1. Now, leaders including California State Leader Alison Hartson, California Organizer Will Yate, and California Regional Coordinator Kathy Orlinsky join founder Cenk Uygur to discuss it all. Do you think we can pass a resolution? These people are working every day to do it!

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 29, 2014. For more go to tytmembership.com

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 28, 2014. For more go to tytmembership.com

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The Young Turks - 08.27.14: Koch Brothers Whores, Reality TV Star Arrested, Sexual Jihad & Kevin Sorbo

Ben, Ana, and Jasmyne Cannick hosting today. Cannick is a Political analyst and communications strategist. Audio of Mitch McConnell speaking to a Koch Brothers sponsored event where he laid out his plans to make Obama go through a government shutdown fight for every Democratic idea comes to light. When asked about it, McConnell’s campaign stood by the comments by misdirecting and targeting Alison Lundergan Grimes. Discussion about the effectiveness of the Obama Administration. Audio of McConnell lamenting about how Congress wastes time talking about min wage is played. Ben asks Jasmyne why Democrats can’t simply take advantage of the obvious disconnect Republicans have with Americans and be champions of the majority of the country. At the same conference that McConnell spoke about shutting the government down, some GOP newcomers like Joni Ernst and Tom Cotton, attended and spoke about how grateful they are to be included on the gravy train.  Jasmyne talks about the level of influence the Kochs have on politics.  Ben stresses the importance of the outcome of the races these newcomers are involved in.

Gina Grad joins Ben and Ana for SCS. One of the stars of the reality show Sons of Guns has been arrested for raping his daughter for a long period of time. Talk about the oversaturation of bad reality TV shows. Sexual Jihad includes Malaysian women that travel to Syria and Iraq to have sexual relationships with members of ISIS. Some women from the UK and Australia have also joined the effort. Actor Kevin Sorbo is back in the news after appearing on a Christian radio show to attack Atheists.  

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 27, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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The Young Turks - 08.26.14: ISIS, Beheadings, Gay Rights, Sofia Vergara & Flight Etiquette

Ana and Ben hosting. Ben reports about ISIS’ claim that they severed the head of their own official.  Saudi Arabia has beheaded 23 people just in this month based on false confessions for petty crimes like drug possession and black magic. Family members have been threatened and told to stop disputing the killings. Ben points out that we aren’t concerned with this unjust brutality from one of our closest allies in the region. Video of pastor Michael V. Williams’ proposal for a Constitutional Amendment to imprison gays for hard labor is shown. Ben points out his unnecessary turns as he transitions.

At the Emmy’s last night, Sofia Vergara participated in a comedic bit where she was put on a spinning pedestal while a boring speech was given. Outcry on Twitter ensued. A United Airlines flight was heading to Denver, but was forced to land in Chicago when a passenger altercation over legroom broke out. One passenger bought a device that restricts the seat in front of him from reclining and it turned into water being thrown in his face. Ben rules that both passengers are wrong.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 26, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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Ben, John, and Wes Clark Jr hosting.  Ben talks about a story he saw in the LA Times about 3 people shot and killed in the Valley that was buried under the front page story of wine bottles broken in Napa’s earthquake.  Republicans like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Paul Ryan, and Mike Rogers took to Sunday shows to criticize Obama’s response to ISIS.  Video of McCain’s complaints is shown. Video of Sen Graham claiming that there are many jihadist groups, looking to win “the gold medal” by hitting America. Discussion about the reality of how dangerous the terror group is follows. Syria has announced that they welcome assistance from Western powers to target ISIS in the country, as long as they clear the actions first. Ukraine has now engaged with Russian forces, according to a Ukrainian military spokesperson. Wes points out that Putin doesn’t want a full scale war, but just this level of conflict so that he can wear down the Ukrainian government.  The mystery of who dropped bombs on militants in Libya has been solved.  It turns out that the planes were sent out of Egypt and UAE.

At a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown, Suge Knight was shot multiple times, and survived.  The parents of a 13 year old girl found her sexting pics on her phone, so they decided to turn her into the police.  Ben tells the story of having to explain to his Godson why people kill other people.  Wes and Ben agree that involving the police only makes the situation worse.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 25, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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Professor Richard D. Wolff. is one of the world's leading Marxian economists and is a professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, where he taught from 1973 to 2008. He is also currently currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York. He is also a founding member of the Green Party of New Haven Connecticut, is the host of Economic Update, at WBAI in New York City, and has co-authored 13 books, most recently "Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism" in 2012.

Do we have true capitalism? What exactly is Marxism, and why does it exist? Most Americans have a knee-jerk reaction against Marxism, but is it fully justified to not even speak of it? What political histories and structures are compatible with different economic systems? Is there a positive role Marxism has taken in national and world economies?

Avowed capitalist Cenk Uygur discusses these questions and much more with Professor Richard D. Wolff.

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/profwolff

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Kai Newkirk is the first person to video tape Supreme Court proceedings and post them online. He is now a progressive organizer and co-founded the 99Rise Movement. He helped lead the recent March for Democracy in California, which focused on addressing the corrosive influence of money in politics. He discusses his ideas for 99Rise moving forward, and expounds of the need for mass, nonviolent protest in reaffirming control over the political system.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 22, 2014. For more go to tytmembership.com

 

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Cenk hosting. The St. Louis Police Department releases a video of the shooting of Kajima Powell, showing that there were 9-10 shoots fired, with police on the scene handcuffing Powell after his death and another officer raising his gun on the deceased. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson states, “the officers did what I think you or I would do, they protected their life in a situation.” Attorney General Eric Holder goes to Ferguson, Missouri sharing sympathy with the family of Michael Brown and will stand with Ferguson, along with relating from his personal experiences saying, “I am the Attorney General of the United States, but I am also a black man.” Bank Of America has been required to pay a settlement of 16 billion dollars to the federal government becoming the largest corporate settlement in US history, for the sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities that fueled the 2008 financial crisis. Sean Hannity talks to Committeewoman Patricia Byrnes of Ferguson, MO with Sean on the side of the cops and being obnoxious towards Patricia saying, “you don’t know if it’s about police brutality.”

Gina Grad and Cenk hosting. William McDaniel of Montana felt like he got ripped off by a stripper and decided to call 911 to seek justice. 16 year old Alex Stone of Summerville, South Carolina got suspended from school and arrested by the cops for writing about shooting a pet dinosaur. Dr. Patrick Johnson, Director of Personhood in Ohio, claims that boobs of topless dancers from the Foxhole dance club causes homosexuality. Kevin Arcola of the American Family Association, has urged his followers not to participate in ice-bucket challenges for ALS claiming that it encourages abortions.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 21, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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