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Episode 64 -- Who Watches the Watchmen?
Recorded May 14, 2016. Tom Broderick interviews Ciera Walker, Congregational Organizer at the Community Renewal Society, and Rev. Christopher Griffin, an activist with the Community Renewal Society, about the Society's proposed FAIR COPS ordinance and about their report Who Watches the Watchmen?

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New Ground 165

March - April, 2016


  • Equal Pay Day by Bill Barclay
    On April 12, 2016, we’ll again reach the day of the year in which the typical woman (receiving median pay) in the U.S. will, when she adds the amount she was paid in 2015 to the amount she has been paid year-to-date, get the same amount of income that her male counterpart (receiving median pay) got in 2015. The National Committee on Pay Equity has designated this day for the past 20 years to call attention to the gender disparity in wages.

  • Oil, Power, Politics and Finance by Bill Barclay
    Petroleum and its products, from gasoline to bunker fuel to makeup, is the most valuable good in world trade. Oil provides almost one-third of world energy supplies, is the primary business for four of the 16 largest companies in the world (eclipsed only by the finance sectors’ seven) and is the most actively traded commodity futures contract in the world. And this year oil seems to be the driving force behind financial market volatility: the correlation between the S&P 500 and oil prices is over .75 year-to-date.

  • Dr. Quentin Young by Bob Roman
    If you live in the Chicago area or if you’re in any way involved in the ongoing struggle to bring about a universal health care system here in the States, you have got to have heard that Dr. Young has died at the age of 92.

  • Talkin' Socialism by Bob Roman
    Our more or less monthly podcast, Talkin’ Socialism, is once again available through Apple’s iTunes store, for free.

  • DSA in the News compiled by Bob Roman

  • Upcoming Events of Interest

The People's Summit
The People's Summit is a unique opportunity for members of the Democratic Socialists of America to join allies in building a lasting progressive infrastructure beyond the 2016 presidential elections. We will be joining the National Nurses United, Working Families Party, People's Action, Progressive Democrats of America, People for Bernie, United Students Against Sweatshops, and many more in Chicago this June 17th to 19th.


New Ground 165.1 -- 03.31.2016

0. DSA News

Be a Vital Part of Reproductive Justice in Chicago by Maggie Kantor and Leah Barry
Talkin' Socialism
DSA in the News
Generation Left
Rauner's Road to Perdition

1. Politics

Trump Triumphalism
The History of Economic Inequality in Illinois
It's the Economy, Stupid

2. Democratic Socialism

What's So Democratic About Socialism?
Worker Power in the Age of Uber

3. Upcoming Events of Interest

New Ground 165.2 -- 04.15.2016

0. DSA News

Rauner's Road to Perdition
DSA Notes
DSA in the News
Hull-House Tour for DSA Members

1. Politics

Labor Notes
South Side Trauma Center
Homan Square

2. People

Timuel Black
Bogdan Denitch

3. Ars Politica

Hidden Treasures Now Online

4. Upcoming Events of Interest

New Ground 165.3 -- 05.02.2016

0. DSA News

Making a Political Revolution
Rauner's Road to Perdition
DSA in the News
Talkin' Socialism
Religious Socialism

1. Politics

Voter Registration and Turnout Among Young Voters by Tom Suhrbur
Fight for 15
The Chicago Model
A World Without Prisons

2. Democratic Socialism

Intersectionality: Cooperatives and Black Power

3. Upcoming Events of Interest

New Ground 165.4 -- 05.15.2016

0. DSA News

Last Call for Dinner
The Sanders Campaign and Beyond by Bob Roman
The Sanders Campaign and Beyond: An Introduction by Ian Hartman
Stop the TPP
DSA in the News

1. Politics

Socialism at the People's Summit
Chicago's Resistance to Police Reform
How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too

2. Democratic Socialism

Toward a Cooperative Commonwealth

3. Upcoming Events of Interest

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