Lefty of the Week
~ October 23, 2017
~ October 16, 2017
~ October 9, 2017
Amy Vilela: Amy decided to run for Congress in Nevada after she realized that the Democratic incumbent, Rubin Kihuen, was not going to support Medicare-for-all. What’s motivating her? The death of her under-insured daughter.
~ October 2, 2017
Nell Minow: We’re stuck, for now, with corporate gigantism. Minow challenges the aristocratic governance of large companies, fighting for greater shareholder control. She’s relentless on this topic, as you can see here.
~ September 25, 2017
~ September 11, 2017
~ September 4, 2017
Jill Stein: She was the Green Party Presidential candidate in 2012 and 2016. She's smart, articulate, and a straight-up Lefty.
~ August 28, 2017
Jim Keady: Jim Keady stood up to Gov. Christie at a news conference, said no to a Nike endorsement (because they run huge sweatshops), and is running for Congress in New Jersey. This ex-athlete, present tavern-owner, and vigorous activist, is a real Lefty. Check out this Jimmy Dore interview. - Visit his website -
~ August 21, 2017
Lewis Lapham: The brilliant writer, and editor for years at Harpers, is an eloquent advocate for sensible, humane government. Co-creator of a terrific documentary (The American Ruling Class), Lapham is an American Voltaire. Here he's in an older interview, on Washington becoming Versailles.
~ August 14, 2017
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Rising star among progressive Democrats, here comes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She's going after corporate tool, Joe Crowley, for New York's 14th congressional district. Crowley is now pretending to be a progressive, but he should not be believed. Go, Alexandria!
~ August 7, 2017
Shirley Toy: Shirley is not a famous person. What she is, is a smart nurse, who makes a great case for healthcare for all. Hats off to Shirley!
~ July 31, 2017
Tulsi Gabbard: The veteran and congresswoman from Hawaii is a force to be reckoned with. Watch her in this superb clip, as the CBS interviewer keeps trying to get her onto the topic of party unity. Her nimble replies are perfect!
~ July 24, 2017
Danny DeVito: A steady Leftist and huge Bernie supporter, DeVito isn’t afraid to be vocal about his strong political views, without resorting to vitriol.