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Act Out! Radical Truth Tellers

Act Out! host Eleanor Goldfield talks with some of our boldest Truth Tellers – Marianne Williamson draws the line between corporate power and policy making, Lawrence Lessig on making our political system provide equal representation.

This week we’re bringing you Seattle’s Best, on land and on sea. Starting with the Seattle premiere of the documentary Killswitch: The Battle to Control the Internet where Lawrence Lessig and Marianne Williamson talked money in politics and the American media to a packed Town Hall.

Next up, #ShellNo continued their fight against the Arctic Destroyer, this time with the help of a seahorse, an Arctic Angel and a solar-powered barge.

Finally, this could be the week that the House votes on Fast Track, the fast forward button for corporate trade deals. We’ll give you tools to help stop this train wreck as artist Stephanie McMillan gives you inspiration to keep fighting.


Some people feel it’s a waste of time to vote. Williamson tells us what the French say about that, “If you don’t do politics, politics do you.”


About The Author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. Jerry "Peacemaker"

    Ms. Williamson makes absolute sense in her comments. Those who choose to stay out of the political process are like spectators of an athletic contest; staying on the sidelines means to relinquish one’s ability to make a difference in outcomes. Getting rid of electronic voting machines and implementing paper-and-pencil elections can become one part of a reform platform for men and women candidates across the United States.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for the reblog!

  2. lozzafun

    Some people feel it’s a waste of time to vote. Williamson tells us what the French say about that, “If you don’t do politics, politics do you.”…. Evidently, France has not allowed ‘rigged voting machines’???…. If only we had honesty in our elections…

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Not sure about elections – but if the French are pushed too far… heads roll.

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