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Dec 12, 2019

2239 - General Strikes & Why the French Left is Finally Uniting w/ Cole Stangler

Michael Brooks hosts France-based journalist Cole Stangler (@ColeStangler) to discuss the ongoing French general strikes and his latest piece in Jacobin, "In Marseille, the French Left is Finally Uniting." On today's show: Boris Johnson avoids reporters by hiding in a fridge. Corbyn responds, says he won't hide in a fridge like Boris. Michael Brooks hosts France-based journalist Cole Stangler (@ColeStangler) to discuss the ongoing French general strikes and his latest piece in Jacobin, "In Marseille, the French Left is Finally Uniting." All across France, the flow of commerce has been disrupted by strikes in opposition to Macron's neoliberal reforms. The three things people are striking about. The connection between the current movement and the yellow vests. Why the socialist party imploded. How recent events un Marseille united different factions of the left. The role of green party. On the fun half: Matt Gaetz goes after Hunter Biden's substance abuse in impeachment hearings. Hank Johnson tells Gaetz "glass houses." Jamie recommends feminist texts to Dave from Jamaica. Ro Khanna blasts the new defense budget passage. Ro Khanna calls for hearings on Afghan papers. Michelle Obama speaks out on GWB friendship: "our values are the same." The Five says Greta Thunberg is only famous because she advances the liberal agenda on climate change. (Yes, and?) Tony Soprano impersonator on Greta Thunberg being named Time's person of the year. Fox News attempts to create conservative white lady "squad." Tik tok hypes the general strike in France. Become a member of the Majority Report today! And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Cariuma marries old school designs and new-school ethics for sneakers that are GOOD-LOOKING, CRAZY COMFY, AND CONSCIOUSLY MADE.  Go to cariuma.com/majority to get 15% off. One of today’s sponsors is Newsvoice, which is the first-ever entirely open, crowdsourced and democratized platform for news. And you can download the app for free at http://www.Newsvoice.com/app/Majority TMBS Live is back in Brooklyn at the Bell House on February 7! Get your tickets today! Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the new TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips Check out Michael on Rising discussing the Global Implications of Lula’s Release here  Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants, at https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
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Dec 12, 2019

The Damage Report: December 12, 2019

Dec 12, 2019
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