Best of the Left Podcast : (2014/07/31) Refugees at the border (Immigration)

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(2014/07/31) Refugees at the border (Immigration)

Edition #847

Refugees at the border


Today we take a look at how our arguments over immigration policy is causing emotional flare ups around what should be an uncomplicated issue of a rich, developed nation offering help to refugees fleeing violence in their countries of origin.

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Top 6 Ways Corporations Are Bringing The Battlefield Home...And Making A Killing - @BraveNewFound - Air Date: 01-06-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Comes and Goes (In Waves) - Three Flights from Alto Nido

Ch. 4: Act 2: Obama Tackles Immigration Reform, Republicans Disagree - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-07-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Off a Cliff - Gestalt

Ch. 6: Act 3: Behind the border crisis - @onthemedia - Air Date: 7-11-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Rescue Jah Children - Police & Thieves (Remastered)

Ch. 8: Act 4: This Is Humane?: Lawmakers Push for "HUMANE" Act to Potentially Send Kids to Die - @majorityfm - Air Date: 07-15-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Shame - Emotionalism (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 10: Act 5: Sarah Palin: Impeach Obama for Following George W. Bush's Law - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 07-10-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: The Smallest Piece - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)

Ch. 12: Act 6: Brit Hume Bursts The Fox News Bubble Over The National Guard At The Border - Media Matters Minute (@mmfa) - Air Date: 07-14-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: The Smallest Piece - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)

Ch. 14: Act 7: They're Not "Illegal" Immigrants, They're Refugees - @majorityfm - Air Date: 07-15-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Escape - Light (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 16: Act 8: Don't Mention Why The Kids Are On Our Borders - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 7-11-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Keepsake - Peace Between Nations

Ch. 18: Act 9: When Children Are the Enemy - Mumia Abu-Jamal - Air Date: 7-15-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: Cruel World - African Elephants

Ch. 20: Act 10: This Is What Refugee Immigrants Crossing the U.S. Border Are Fleeing - @majorityfm - Air Date: 07-17-14

Ch. 21: Song 10: Heartless - The Best of Aldo Nova

Ch. 22: Act 11: Support @SavetheChildren’s Border Crisis Effort - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 23: Song 11: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 24: Act 12: Jose Antonio Vargas, Proud American - @Truthdig - Air Date 7-18-14

Ch. 25: Song 12: Proud to Be an American - Side Street Ramblers - Masterworks Series Volume 2

Ch. 26: Act 13: Fox News Scoffs At Heart-Wrenching 911 Calls Of Immigrants Dying - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-24-14


Ch. 21: Torn apart by looking at both sides - Nathan from Boca Raton, FL

Ch. 22: Why I support Palestine - Sarah from Boston

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 23: Final comments on David Pakman's response to the last episode's final comments

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Take Action:

TEXT “AID” to Save the Children at 20222 to donate $10

Read and watch stories from those crossing the boarder at: Save the Children’s “U.S. Border Crisis” page.

Learn exactly where your support is going at: U.S. Border Crisis: 'Save the Children’ Meeting Immediate Needs of Children

Sources/further reading:

Read and watch stories from those crossing the boarder at: Save the Children’s “U.S. Border Crisis” page.

"Border children need immediate cooperation" via Save the Children at USA Today

"To Address Honduran Refugee Crisis at the Border, US Should Stop Financing Repression in Honduras” by Laura Raymond at Truthout

"This Is What an Overcrowded Holding Center for Migrant Children Looks Like” by Steven Hsieh at The Nation


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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