Gillibrand. Rape in the military. NSA World of Warcraft.
A heartbreaking, and heart-fixing, podcast about a fight we've got to win.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand brings us inside her fight against military sexual assault. She's joined on the show by Navy veteran Trina McDonald, whose story will break your heart—and then put it back together stronger.
If you saw Trina in the Oscar-nominated documentary The Invisible War, you've probably already realized it: you can't miss this episode. And if you've been reading about Senator Gillibrand and her battle to change the military justice system, this is where you'll find out why she'll never give up.
Plus, before that story, it's everything you love about The Good Fight: a mind-bending descent into our secret underground studio, a glimpse of the NSA's World of Warcraft video game infiltration operation, and a classic Win Report with Garlin Gilchrist II of MoveOn.org. Plus an update on the fast food worker uprising. Tune in, fight back, and spread the word: episode 5 is the best Good Fight yet.
Originally posted on December 12, 2013
Garlin Gilchrist IIDetroit's Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement
Kirsten GillibrandU.S. Senator (D-NY)
MoveOn.org8 million progressives fighting for change.
- The NSA Deconfliction Group (it's real!): Great piece from The Guardian here and the New York Times here.
Epic story: military sexual assault
- Sign Trina McDonald's MoveOn petition to take military sexual assault cases out of the chain of command. And then read her Politico op-ed here.
- Watch the documentary The Invisible War. It's on Netflix, Amazon Instant, and iTunes.
- The Service Women's Action Network (SWAN) has a great primer on Senator Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA). Read more about the bill here. Or click here for SWAN's round-up of the Senators currently in support of the MJIA. If you don't see your Senator's name, give them a ring and tell them to support this legislation. Protect Our Defenders is also working hard to pass the bill.
The Win Report:
- We'll always mourn Nelson Mandela.
- Guns: Cerberus moves to allow investors to exit Freedom Group, the makers of the Bushmaster rifle used in the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting rampage.
- Progressives, led by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, pushed back hard on Third Way's attack on Elizabeth Warren and their claim that economic populism was "disastrous" for Democrats. As a growing team of progressive groups joined the fray, Third Way's Democratic co-chairs started distancing themselves from the attack. The New York Times called the campaign's success "the latest indication that the liberal wing of the Democratic Party is ascendant."
- ALEC on the run after sponsors back out: The conservative, corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council has a giant hold in its budget, a Guardian exposé reveals, thanks to the pressure campaign on its donors following ALEC's support for voter suppression and Stand Your Ground laws.
- Climate win! World’s Largest Palm Oil Company Commits To Zero Deforestation
MUSIC, SOUND EFFECTS, & CLIP CREDITS
- Elevator.mp3 by hearo67 on Freesound.org
- Deep Vibe Pulses by JimiMod on Freesound.org :
- Water drip by roscoetoon on Freesound.org
- Metal sounds by vigwig on Looperman.com
- Didger-like bass by buddhabeats on Freesound.org
Table of Contents & Final Credits:
- The Good Fight Theme - an original composition for The Good Fight by Fritz Myers
Fast Food Strike Update:
- Epic Movie Introduction - teknoaxe
- Fast Food Workers in US Pay Protest by Latest Breaking News on Europe on YouTube
- Fast Food Protests in Demand of Higher Wages Planned in 100 Cities by ABC News on YouTube
- Fast food workers demand higher wages by CNN on YouTube
- Fast food workers plan Thursday strikes for higher pay by WISH-TV on YouTube
- Fast food workers strike for higher wages by WLWT on YouTube
- Fast-food workers plan 1-day strike by WCVB on YouTube
- Higher Pay Backed for Fast Food Workers by Chris Lovett on YouTube
- Local fast food workers join 1-day strike for better wages by KMBC 9 News Kansas City on YouTube
- Oakland Fast Food Workers Demonstration by Eric Louie on YouTube
- Some fast food workers go on strike by kxan on YouTube
- Workers protest low pay, but some argue increases kill jobs by PBS NewsHour on YouTube
- World of Warcraft original theme song
- Hard Drive Shut Down by Noisehag on Freesound.org
- Warcraft Blood Mage quotes, via YouTube
- Locked Up - Royalty Free Kings
- Dancing Light - Royalty Free Kings
- Mensa - Podington Bear
- Dust Cloud - Royalty Free Kings
- Empty Feeling - Royalty Free Kings
- First Steps - Royalty Free Kings
- Time to Run - Dexter Britain
- Twilight - Royalty Free Kings
- Forlorn - Royalty Free Kings
- Woodland Creatures - Kevin Bryce