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Dennis Trainor, Jr. is the creator and host of Acronym TV and the writer, director and producer of the documentary American Autumn: an Occudoc.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 16, 2014
Has the Pro-Choice strategy of Last 40 Years Failed Women? "What once was maybe a Christian-Fascist movement against women's right to abortion really got elevated and brought into the halls of power," says Sunsara Taylor of Stop Patriarchy. "Starting with Ronald Reagan, continuing under Bush, escalating Bill Clinton (quiet as it is kept: Bill Clinton who signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which became the foundation for the recent Hobby Lobby decision)."
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 14, 2014
We Are Gaza. Look Into Our Eyes. White mobs in the streets, chanting death to peace, leave the defenseless Palestinians deceased, burn the olive trees, drain the pipes of hope and wash away the resistance in the streets, cut the electric lines, poison in the food supply, divide the dirt from the earth to the sky, go to sleep Miley Cyrus has a new song, the newest Iphone will sing you songs all day long, the lullaby that takes a lifetime too long, just
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Pope and The Pornographer -- What is the Difference? "There is a big difference between being anti-pornography and anti sex worker," says Taylor. "Stop Patriarchy does stand firmly against pornography, against the sex industry, against the commodification of women's bodies, against the sexualized degradation of women, and just to be real: what is going on in pornography today is exactly part of this whole revenge against women. I don't understand how anyone could claim to be for
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Israel's Operation Protective Edge Spurs Growth in BDS Movement "We want to make ethical investments and divest from companies that are complicit in the occupation in Palestine, Gaza and the West Bank who profit off of occupation, declares Kash Nikazmrad of Students for Justice in Palestine in this interview with Acronym TV's Dennis Trainor, Jr.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 7, 2014
Waging Peace: Can These Kids Change The World? Not many after school projects can claim an unveiling bigger than this: A Gala event at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum with keynote speakers that include a UN Ambassador, an ABC News correspondent, and the the founder of the Peace Abbey. Then again, The Big Book: Pages for Peace project, is unique in its scope, ambition, and achievement. Ten years in the making, this one-ton, 12 feet
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 7, 2014
An Abortion Rights Battle Bigger Than Texas | an interview with Sunsara Taylor Sunsara Taylor of Stop Patriarchy sat down with Dennis Trainor, Jr. of Acronym TV just days before leading a month long Abortion Rights Freedom Ride in Texas. The freedom ride is currently underway and will run through September 1, by which time Texas is expected to close all but six abortion clinics statewide.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Why I Support The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride: Ground Zero Texas Texas Governor Rick Perry is on the record with his objective to "make abortion a thing of the past." Looking at the evidence, it is hard not to come to any other conclusion than the war on women is being won by a radical and regressively religious agenda. Six states in the nation have only a single abortion clinic left. By September 1st of this year, Texas is likely to have only six abortion clinics operating.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 4, 2014
The Audacity of Nope: Obama's Failure to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison Jason Leopold, in the clip from the full-length Acronym TV episode, How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Guantanamo Prison, discusses the Obstacles President Obama faces in keeping his campaign promise to restore habeas corpus, shut down Guantanamo Prison, and restore America's moral stature in the world. If President Obama's true intention s are as described above, what can he do alone, and what does need cooperati
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 3, 2014
Is Hamas Rhetoric of 'kill all Jews" a Natural Outgrowth of Israel's Genocide? According to Kash Nikazmrad of Students for Justice in Palestine, one should view passages from the Hamas charter like the one above as hyperbolic political rhetoric meant to stoke a political base, and not, he says, as something to be taken literally. The focus, he says should be on the genocidal conditions imposed by Isreal that give birth to the resistance.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 2, 2014
GITMO: A Concentration Camp in Small Town USA Jason Leopold, in the clip from the full length Acronym TV episode, How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Guantanamo Prison, talks about the most shocking thing that struck him about visiting Guantanamo Bay Prison: The surrounding is like any small American town. An Irish pub, swing sets in the back yard of houses where American kids are growing up, a McDonalds, a high school proudly graduating the class of 2014...
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 31, 2014
Gaza Solidarity Grows as Israel Continues Massacre "We are a diverse group of people who have come together against the Israeli occupation and against the massacre. However," says Kash Nikazmrad, an organizer with Students for Justice in Palestine, "every massacre, every occupation, every act of colonialism always has a mechanism and a supporter. The supporter in this situation has been America." Nikazmrad is one of the organizers behind the Los Angeles "Stop The Massacre
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 25, 2014
How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Guantanamo Prison There are many crimes committed in the pursuit of, or as an accessory to, the crimes of US Foreign Policy. I'm not exactly sure where to rank the operation of Guantanamo Bay on that list, but consider these numbers, compiled by the Center for Constitutional Rights: 779 men and boys have been imprisoned at Guantánamo since January 2002. 100% of them are Muslim. Of the 149 who remain there, 78 have been cleared for
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 14, 2014
A World Cup For The 1% When Germany and Argentina square off in the Word Cup Final, the whole world will be watching the culmination of what may be the most exciting FIFA World Cup Tournament ever. What most people are unaware of, however, is the brutal conditions that FIFA creates to pull off the games.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 10, 2014
F**K FIFA: Why A Majority of Brazilians Think The World Cup is Bad For Brazil. A new Pew Poll finds shows that the "national mood in Brazil is grim following a year in which more than a million people have taken to the streets of major cities across the country to protest corruption, rising inflation and a lack of government investment in public services such as education, health care and public transportation, among other things."
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Dear Libertarians: The Radical Violent Revolutionaries Are Winning This may be a shock to those who have heard me say, in some of my less-than-kinder, gentler moments, that Libertarians are Ayn Randian regressives who more often that not parrot faux-liberty talking points literally spoon-fed them by some Koch Brothers-inspired think tank, talking points that in fact serve as a pillar that upholds the empire of the ruling elite even as they espouse to tear it down.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 6, 2014
Art Killing Apathy Take on Money In Politics| Eleanor Goldfield Interview Eleanor Goldfield is a creative activist and writer based in Los Angeles. She works with organizations to create digital content as well as live events to combine pop culture and politics - art killing apathy; her political hard rock band Rooftop Revolutionaries being a primary example of this. As a writer, she writes for several political publications on our corporatocratic government and all the issues stemming from that.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 28, 2014
In Iraq, The U.S. is The Problem, not the Solution The oil rich country of Iraq is facing a possible collapse. Again. Sunni militants, largely shut out of the new government installed by the U.S. after our illegally invasion and occupation are overtaking large parts of Iraq in a quickly developing story. U.S. foreign policy seems to lack the imagination to do anything but intervene militarily. How that intervention takes shape, whether it be in aid, advising,
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 26, 2014
Does the U.S. have a moral obligation to Iraqis? With regard to ISIS, what to do? ISIS in Iraq, Barack Obama as a War President, The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Litigating the past and planning for the future, The sitcom All in the Family (and what would Meathead and Archie do now?), and Satire as a tool for the peace movement
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The ISIS War in Iraq Has Roots Much Deeper Than Sectarian Violence | Mnar Muhawesh Interview Joining Dennis on the show today to make sense of all this is Mnar Muhawesh. She is the founder, CEO and editor in chief of Mint Press News, and also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. Episode breakdown| As the world watches Iraq quickly descending into a failed state status under the brutal onslaught from fighters in the Islamic State of Iraq
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 12, 2014
United We Stand Tour Wants Youth To Run For Political Office Christina Tobin, the founder and chair of Free and Equal, sits down with Dennis to discuss our Democracy in crisis and the United We Stand Festival Tour. The motto of Free and Equal is More Voices, More Choices. "We believe that freedom is enhanced when voters are presented with all the sides to an issue and have a chance to fairly evaluate all the candidates running in an election. However, the incumbent political

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