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Redacted Tonight

RT

With reality now seeming like a Shakespearean comedy, perhaps only comedy can truly bring truth to the people. DC-born comedian Lee Camp and a talented cast do just that with RT America’s first comedy show - Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp. This is not your grandparents’ satire program. Every week Redacted Tonight will provide comedy news with a punch. This weekly satire show tackles all the real news stories the mainstream media failed to mention and provides new angles on the ones they do.

Nov 28, 2020 07:52

A corrupt system, the CIA's Big Tech contracts, the pandemic from prison

The US electoral system won't allow the real power structure that holds up the US Empire to be voted out. Lee Camp reports on the allegedly corrupt establishment officials who Joe Biden is recommending for cabinet positions in his administration. The names we are seeing put forward have histories that shouldn't give progressive voters any relief after four years of Trump's administration. In “Taking the News from Behind” Camp exposes the CIA’s secretive multibillion dollar cloud computing contracts with some of the largest names in Big Tech.

There are hundreds of left-wing policies and statutes that are already in US legal codes. In a new series The American Prospect has been pointing them out. These codes could be used to push action on the environment, healthcare, human rights, and all of the things that progressive voters have been hoping for without letting Congress get in the way. Anders Lee covers how Joe Biden probably won't be using them when president. Natalie McGill and Camp finish off the show with stories on the census, the pandemic from the perspective of incarcerated people, and more. 

Nov 21, 2020 08:13

Criticizing Biden, Canada embraces propaganda, industries buying referendum wins

Joe Biden won the election. He is the president-elect. So now it’s time to start pushing back against his conservative agenda harder than ever before. Lee Camp opens the show this week with a focus on some of the most important issues that have defined Biden’s career as one of the most conservative members in Congress. Very little has changed in his 40-year career, so Camp provides viewers with a broad view of how and where we can expect a Biden administration to fail the American people. The Canadian military is taking a page from the US’ book and embracing propagandizing the public, Twitter’s suppression of voices supporting Bolivian democracy, & Biden building his right-wing cabinet. Naomi Karavani joins Camp from a secret Florida marijuana farm to discuss the variety of referendums from the last election and the big money the rich put into stopping progressive policies. The drug legalization and decriminalization wins contrasted with major losses for workers. Natalie McGill and Camp close out the show by getting deeper into the news: The Boeing 737 Max jets are coming back online after several crashes despite concerns from pilots, the war hawks on Biden’s transition team, and Trump’s wage freezes for the immigrant workers who harvest our food in the middle of a pandemic.

Nov 14, 2020 07:33

How drugs beat the USA, police evade accountability, Trump’s electoral fraud theories

The ‘War on Drugs’ has always been a despicable tool in the war against Black Americans and the hippy movement. Lee Camp opens the show this week by looking at how states across the US fought back against the War on Drugs in the recent election. Camp also covers Glenn Greenwald’s resignation from the Intercept, Amazon’s suppression of a book on the failures of capitalism in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, and a move from the EU to ban end-to-end encryption. Natalie McGill reports on a law that protects the identities of abusive cops and has been passed in over a dozen states. Marsy’s Law was meant to prevent the location and harassment of crime victims and their families but the police use it to protect their own from accountability. Anders Lee and Camp sit down to discuss Donald Trump’s unhinged response to his electoral losses, hilarious US war games, and more.

Nov 13, 2020 06:53

The next presidency, anti-cheating software controversy, Dems always blame progressives

Jacquie Luqman is a journalist and host of the radio-news show “By Any Means Necessary.” Lee Camp and Luqman connect to discuss the 2020 election, the upcoming presidential transition, the corporate media’s place in protecting US imperialist policies, the censorship of alternative voices on social media, the experience of black people in the US, and more.

In the “Weekly Offensive” Naomi Karavani reports on the new reality for students during this pandemic. Students are faced with new software meant to tell if they're cheating as they join their classes and take exams online. The companies behind the software aren’t taking criticism well. Anders Lee fact checks the idea that progressives are responsible for losses suffered in the most recent election.

Nov 7, 2020 08:37

Latin America fights imperialism, corporate corruption checked, the ‘CAREN Act’

Lee Camp recorded the opening of the show before the 2020 presidential election but even back then it was obvious that the loser in this election would be people and the planet. Knowing that, whatever the result of the election, is depressing. So, Camp dedicates this episode to good news coming out of Latin America, including Bolivia’s MAS party’s electoral victory against US interests, Venezuela’s government successfully navigating US interference and a failed mercenary invasion, Nicaraguans fighting back against another US-backed coup, and Chile’s referendum to rewrite Augusto Pinochet’s right-wing constitution. In ‘Taking The News From Behind’, Camp covers Nestle’s empire of bottled water floundering in response to push-back from activists, Purdue Pharma’s massive court loss over their role in expanding the OxyContin epidemic, and the anti-trust lawsuit against Google.

Natalie McGill reports on the ‘CAREN Act’ (Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies) passed in San Francisco, which punishes people for making frivolous emergency phone calls. The legislation gives people the right to sue a 911 caller in civil court over discrimination due to a person’s race, sex, age, religion, disability, gender identity, weight or height. Anders Lee comes on to discuss an activist action to bring attention to evictions in New York City, how it inspired the writing of a bill in the New York State Assembly to support renters, New Zealand’s recent elections, and more.

Oct 31, 2020 10:20

The Foxconn fraud against America, Uber propaganda on Prop 22, DHS’ failed attack on leakers

Lee Camp dives into a story that perfectly illustrates the stupidity of late-stage capitalism. Foxconn is a massive Chinese electronics manufacturer that became well-known for putting up suicide nets to stop its employees from killing themselves – and for making the iPhone. In 2016, Scott Walker, the former governor of Wisconsin, offered significant tax breaks to Foxconn if they would bring 13,000 temporary jobs to Wisconsin workers. Foxconn accepted the deal but soon realized that they couldn’t build a profitable electronics factory in Wisconsin. The story just gets stranger and sadder from there. In ‘Taking The News From Behind’, Camp covers the newest hyper-religious Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the continued trend of police killing young black people without any accountability and then beating those who protest against their violence, and Trump’s shady tax history.

Anders Lee takes a look at the ridiculous measures that Uber and other rideshare companies are taking in California to bamboozle people into voting for Proposition 22. Prop 22 would save Uber and Lyft from classifying the drivers who make their companies function as employees and denying them living wages and benefits. To fight the policy, Uber is plastering propaganda across the state, including on their app, which spreads the idea that if rideshare companies were forced to properly compensate their drivers the world would end... or something like that. Naomi Karavani finishes the show off with reports on a leak that the Department of Homeland Security was illegally trying to shut down leaks, victories for the first lawyer to challenge bankruptcy code for student loans, and how Walmart is suing the US to evade lawsuits over its role in accelerating the bankruptcy crisis.