Demanding Democracy

August 12, 2012
(was 11.06.2011)

When your country doesn’t live up to its own values, what do you do?  Put your head under the covers or man the barricades?  Fighting for freedom means different things to different people. In this hour,  we talk with some of them -- from Wikileaks’ controversial founder Julian Assange, to the first Tea Party activist, to the influential media duo of Cornel West and Tavis Smiley.   What do they all have in common?  They’re Demanding Democracy.

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  1. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Democracy

    Cornel West and Tavis Smiley take on the mainstream media and the political establishment.

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  2. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

    Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks and one of the most controversial figures of our time, speaks with Anne Strainchamps.

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  3. John D'Emilio on The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin

    Historian John D'Emilio tells Jim Fleming that Bayard Rustin was crucial to the civil rights movement but has been forgotten because he was gay.

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  4. Keli Carender on the Tea Party

    Keli Carender is a Seattle area blogger considered by many to be the very first Tea Party activist.  She tells Steve Paulson what the first protests were like.

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