A new half-hour interview program, “Populist Dialogues,” will air at 8 p.m. Wednesdays on DCTV Comcast Channel 15 and AT&T U-verse (menu 99). Wednesday’s program features Arthur Stamoulis, director of the Citizens Trade Campaign, discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement. President Obama wants to get Congress to pass the agreement on fast-track authority by October.
“Populist Dialogues” is a project of the Alliance for Democracy and is hosted by David Delk, Alliance co-chair and co-chair of the alliance’s chapter in Portland, Ore.
Delk interviews local and national advocates, organizers and experts on such topics as community rights and community cooperatives, public banking, health care and climate change, as well as on new approaches to the current economic, environmental and energy crises.
“Just as the populists of the 1880s identified the source of their economic misery as the railroads and banks, we can learn from their example, identifying the dominance of the corporate and wealthy elites of today for many of the economic, environmental, political and social crises confronting us,” says Nancy Price of Davis, national coordinator of the Alliance for Democracy. ” ‘Populist Dialogues’ offers trenchant analysis and inspired vision for change.”
This program embodies the mission of the alliance to end corporate dominance, establish true democracy and create a just society based on an equitable, sustainable economy, she said in a news release.