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The Catholic War on Women

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

Kelly Carlin and Katie Klabusich join Dennis this week on Acronym TV. Kelly Carlin frames her experience of being a woman in the current cultural and...

Patriarchy and Religion: Built to Oppress Women

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

From Texas to Alabama to Congressmen saying that women can't get pregnant when raped because their bodies have a way of shutting that down, men, usually white conservative men with ties to patriarchal religious institutions are working their balls off trying to control women; specifically a woman access to birth control and abortion.

Coming Out of the Abortion Closet

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

Kelly Carlin, in this clip from the full Acronym TV episode "The Catholic War On Women," decides to come out of the abortion closet:

Should Women Apologize for Abortion?

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

In the United Sates, one out of every three women has had an abortion. If you are a women living in Texas and a growing number of states, access to this basic, simple and safe procedure has been severely restricted.

Occupy Founders Launch the After Party in Detroit

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Originally Posted at PopularResistance.org Some of the founding members of the occupy movement are launching a new political party -- THE AFTER Pa...

Reproductive Rights in a State of Emergency

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

This Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

The Campaign to End All War

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
Dennis Trainor

Originally Posted at AcronymTV In this interview with David Swanson, we discuss a campaign, still in its planning stages, to eliminate "the inst...

2013 Person of the Year: Edward Snowden | Acronym TV

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

It is with pride that I announce the Acronym TV person of the year is Edward Snowden. Edward Snowden opened up a Pandora's box that cannot be closed.

Drones in Yemen, Hunger Games in America, and Corporate Espionage

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

We hear the haunting yet absurd steps taken by the NSA to monitor citizens. Unfortunately for activists, revolutionaries, and other agents of social change, that's only the "state" prong of surveillance.

Abortion Providers Are Heroes: In Defense of Abortion on Demand and Without Apology

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Today, we speak with Sunsara Taylor of StopPatriarchy.org, who just returned from Jackson defending the Women's Health organization from the anti-choice group Operation Save America, described by StopPatriarchy.org as a "extreme, violence inciting, women-hating Christian fascist organization."

The Truth About Climate Change

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dennis Trainor

Originally posted at AcronymTV In what will come as a surprise to almost no one, 2012 was another record year for the volume of greenhouse gases in...

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart Have Destroyed Satire -- Chris Hedges

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

In this wide-ranging interview, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Christopher Hedges talks with me about class war, nonviolence, The Great Gatsby, and about the lost art of satire.

Presidential Pardon for Bradley Manning? | An Interview with Jill Stein

Dennis Trainor | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

The Green Shadow Cabinet calls on President Obama to pardon Bradley Manning for his courageous work exposing U.S. war crimes and State Department deception

50 Years After MLK's 'I Have a Dream' Speech, Trayvon Martin Verdict Reveals Deep Racial Divide (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

On August 28, 2013 citizens from across this country will converge upon our nation's capital to commemorate and celebrate the historic March On Washin...

Video: Arrests at Bush Library

Dennis Trainor | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Code Pink, Backbone Campaign, and dozens of supporters escorted protestors costumed as George W. Bush & Dick Cheney into the hands of the Dallas police who gladly arrested the duo.

Yes. There Is a Gay NFL Player in the Super Bowl.

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dennis Trainor

Among the gladiators hurling themselves across the field and at each other with a ferocity that will shorten expected lifespans -- there will be a pla...

A Citizens United Wedding (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Occupy Wall Street held an (un-)holy matrimony of a real human being to a non-human corporate "person" to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Citizen's United, granting corporations equal rights as living things.

The BP Settlement Is a Wrist Slap; Corporate Charter Should Be Revoked (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Dennis Trainor

Oil giant BP says it has agreed to pay $4.5 billion in a wide-ranging settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexic...

Stand With Striking Walmart Workers on Black Friday (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business
Dennis Trainor

The Walmart strike, which originated in Los Angeles, has spread to 12 cities and counting. A series of strikes will occur next week that has the poten...

Open Letter to Papa John (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Dennis Trainor

The man with a 22 car garage who gave away 2 million pizzas this football season won't let his bottom line be affected by helping out the labor that built his wealth?

Occupy DC Documentary Screening

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Remember when McPherson Square was full of tents? Almost a year after the Occupy movement first came to town -- and some seven months si...