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Why Trump Dropped His Idea to Hold the G7 at His Own Hotel

He knew he was inviting criticism by choosing his own luxury golf club in Miami for the site of a gathering of world leaders at the Group of 7 summit in June, President Trump told his aides opposed to the choice, and he was prepared for the inevitable attack from Democrats. But what Mr. Trump…

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Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons.

WASHINGTON — Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wants more than control over a wide swath of Syria along his country’s border. He says he wants the Bomb. In the weeks leading up to his order to launch the military across the border to clear Kurdish areas, Mr. Erdogan made no secret of his larger ambition.…

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How Low Will Trump Go?

The wonder of the Trump administration — the jaw-dropping, brain-exploding phantasmagoria of it — is that it doesn’t bury its rottenness under layers of counterfeit virtue or use a honeyed voice to mask the vinegar inside. The rottenness is out in the open. The sourness is right there on the surface for all to see.…

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2201 – Quid Pro Turkey, & The Chicago Teachers Strike w/ Nomiki Konst & Eric Blanc

Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) and Eric Blanc (@_ericblanc) join us. On today’s show: Eric Blanc (@_ericblanc), author of ‘Red State Revolt: The Teachers’ Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics,’ joins us to discuss the Chicago teachers strike. The participation of other school workers in the strike. The involvement of the wider community and the kind of “social unionism” on display. The strike’s offensive character, whereby it seeks to roll back past cuts. The strike’s racial justice elements. The DSA’s efforts to materially support strikers. How this strike could impact other teachers around the country. Mick Mulvaney says Trump Doral is the perfect location for the G7 summit. Mulvaney lays out the quid pro quo with Ukraine. How should the Democrats approach impeachment? On the fun half: Mulvaney says climate change will not be on the G7 agenda at Trump Doral. Is Buttigieg going to pick up Biden’s supporters and become a threat? Buttigieg on the right wing frame of ACA / m4a on the Ezra Klein show in April shows his massive pivot. Hogan Gidley spins the accusations from grieving parents ‘ambushed’ by Trump, who had their kid’s killer waiting at White House. Chesa Boudin for San Francisco DA campaign video. Fox’s the Five hates tipping baristas. Zuckerberg says tech power is people power. Eric Trump has similar energy. Why Yang’s predictions on automation are garbage. Cancel culture hits Iowa. Plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out today’s sponsors: Babble: Choose from 14 different languages – including Spanish, French, and Italian – and speak your new language within weeks. Once you try it for free and are ready to sign up, select the three-month option and Babbel will give you 3 additional months for FREE with promo code MAJORITY. Go to Babbel.com, promo code Majority Grove Collaborative is the online marketplace that delivers all-natural home, beauty, and personal care products directly to you! For a limited time, when listeners go to Grove.CO/majority you will get a FREE FIVE PIECE Fall Gift Set from Mrs. Meyer’s and Grove, free shipping AND a free 60-day VIP trial! Get your tickets to the Michael Brooks live show in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 23rd (the weekend before Thanksgiving) with special guests Krystal Ball and Emma Vigeland! Get your tickets here. Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the new TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Check out Jamie’s latest op-ed, “It’s Not Surprising Ellen Is Friends With Bush (& Other Crimes Of Hollywood Liberalism),” at Protean Mag. Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn  

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A University Committee Urged Changes to the Handling of Sexual Harassment, but Leaders Haven’t Said When They’ll Adopt Reforms

The quad of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign released a much-anticipated report this week with recommendations to…

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At MoMA, Home Movies That Reveal the World

The reopening of the Museum of Modern Art on Monday will bring new film retrospectives and the return of regular moviegoers to their favorite seats. But good luck entering the theaters without stopping short. “Private Lives Public Spaces,” the new video exhibition at the galleries outside the two main movie auditoriums, boasts around 47 hours…

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2200 – Is This the Future Liberals Want? w/ Matt Karp

Good morning, on today’s Majority Report Michael Brooks hosts Matt Karp, professor of History at Princeton University, for his latest piece in the Jacobin, “Is This the Future Liberals Want?” Join as Karp and Brooks discuss the prospects of Trump in 2020 and the potential pitfalls of “progressive technocracy” defining the future of the Democratic party. Brooks and Karp begin their conversation exploring the broader course of the Democratic party’s New Deal coalition politics transition away from working people. In losing this class configuration, Karp believes voters have put the individual politician above the policy platform, leaving the foundation of any movement unstable at best. Additionally, the restructuring of the global economy and left political parties moving away from class alignment have accelerated the political realignment underway across western democracies. Shifting gears, Brooks and Karp take on the political media discourse surrounding the “professional-managerial class” identity that the Democratic Party now upholds. Karp argues that this breed of Democrats does not have the fight that a material class-based party would in struggling for things like Medicare for All and Card Check. It’s impossible to ignore the rate at which inequality is growing, which is why the professional class Democrats see Warren as a crucial candidate. But still, Karp and Brooks believe, given the track record of recent Democratic presidents, only a working class-driven candidate from the grassroots arm of the party can push through progressive legislation that produces material benefits for workers. The two conclude their conversation considering the challenges that a Bernie Sanders administration would face and how his grassroots movement would confront and mobilize against the capitalist class.  And in the Fun Half: Bernie’s debate performance and the Squad endorsement, recalling Bernie’s defense of Ilhan Omar amidst anti-semitism attacks, remembering Elijah Cummings, assessing the Democratic primary field, the Serfs call in and share their charity drive stream, Kamala Harris can’t stop talking about Twitter mods, updates on the Chicago Teachers’ Strike, Warren’s stance on Israel/Palestine, libertarians who like Bernie, Bullprog’s story from the Minneapolis  Trump rally, Warren supporter tells Fox News the billionaires class bitches too much about taxes, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Don’t forget to subscribe to Majority.FM’s new morning podcast the AM Quickie! Check out today’s sponsor:  Babble: Choose from 14 different languages – including Spanish, French, and Italian – and speak your new language within weeks. Once you try it for free and are ready to sign up, select the three-month option and Babbel will give you 3 additional months for FREE with promo code MAJORITY. Go to Babbel.com, promo code Majority Cariuma marries old school designs with new-school ethics. For a limited time, our listeners can get an exclusive 15% off your first pair of Cariuma sneakers! Go to cariuma.com/majority to get 15% off. BetterHelp gives you access to your own fully licensed and accredited therapist via phone, chat, or video. They’re giving everyone in our audience 10% off your first month when you go to https://betterhelp.com/majorityreport Get your tickets to the Michael Brooks live show in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 23rd (the weekend before Thanksgiving) with special guests Krystal Ball and Emma Vigeland! Get your tickets here. Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the new TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn

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