2020-05-13 17:04:20

Progressives Unite Globally to Tackle New Crisis



The Coronavirus pandemic has affected the whole world and exposed the common fault lines of neoliberal capitalism and rightwing authoritarianism. This week prominent left figures from all over the world joined together for the launch of a bold new coalition called Progressive International that sees itself as, “an institution for the world's progressive forces, with a mission to make solidarity more than a slogan.”

Progressive International was born from a call made two years ago by Jane O’Meara Sanders of the Sanders Institute and Yanis Varoufakis, former Finance Minister of Greece. Council members include such left luminaries as Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, and Naomi Klein, but also Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa and actor Gael Garcia Bernal.

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. 

Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman.

RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.

Missed an episode?  Check out Rising Up on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change.

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

Arundhati Roy Ecuador Gael Garcia Bernal Greece Jane O'Meara Sanders Naomi Klein Noam Chomsy Progressive International Rafael Correa Yanis Varoufakis

Human Rights and Equality

The Thom Hartmann Program

Who is Blocking Poor Countries from Receiving Vaccines?

Who is Blocking Poor Countries from Receiving Vaccines?

Democracy Now!

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Released from Prison as Family Pushes Biden to Pardon Her

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Released from Prison as Family Pushes Biden to Pardon Her

Democracy Now!

“Julian Is Suffering”: Family of WikiLeaks Founder Assange in U.S. to Demand His Release from Prison

“Julian Is Suffering”: Family of WikiLeaks Founder Assange in U.S. to Demand His Release from Prison

Just Solutions

The Souls of Poor Folks: A Call for a Moral Revival

The Souls of Poor Folks: A Call for a Moral Revival

Economic Gap Between Rich and Poor Widened Drastically Amid Pandemic

Economic Gap Between Rich and Poor Widened Drastically Amid Pandemic

Americans Call on Biden to Forgive Student Debt

Americans Call on Biden to Forgive Student Debt

California To Pay Off All Past Due Rent Accrued Amid Pandemic

California To Pay Off All Past Due Rent Accrued Amid Pandemic

The Randi Rhodes' Show

Randi Asks What Exactly Is White Culture?

Randi Asks What Exactly Is White Culture?

Related

Democracy Now!

End Vaccine Apartheid: Summit on Vaccine Internationalism Demands Urgent Action to Help Global South

End Vaccine Apartheid: Summit on Vaccine Internationalism Demands Urgent Action to Help Global South

Democracy Now!

Capitalist Nations Bailed Out Banks While Skimping on Funds to Vaccinate Humanity

Capitalist Nations Bailed Out Banks While Skimping on Funds to Vaccinate Humanity

The David Pakman Show

Naomi Klein on "How to Protect the Planet and Each Other"

Naomi Klein on "How to Protect the Planet and Each Other"

Rising Up With Sonali

Ecuador Faces Critical Run Off Race For President

Ecuador Faces Critical Run Off Race For President

Proud Partners