Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

On Saturday, Democrats across South Carolina will head to the polls to cast their votes in the state’s primary, the election comes one week after Nevada’s caucus and three days before Super Tuesday and the race for the nomination couldn’t be closer.  On the show today we’ll take a look back at this weekend’s caucus and discuss how Sen. Sanders can keep the energy of his campaign moving forward in the upcoming contests with Symone Sanders, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ National Press Secretary.

From protests around climate change and immigrant rights, to Occupy, the Arab Spring, and #BlackLivesMatter, a new generation of activists have been increasingly using nonviolent protest as a means to shape public debate and force political change. When mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media consistently portrays them as being spontaneous and unpredictable. However, according to Mark and Paul Engler in their new book, This Is An Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the Twenty-First Century this is not really the case.  The book takes a look at the hidden art behind such outbursts of protest and examines the core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest for generations.  Paul joins me today to talk all about the book and how social transformation happens.  

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