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Episode 2: Proven Right

None Of The Above

On September 14th, 2001, Congress passed a 60-word joint resolution granting President George W. Bush nearly unchecked authority to fight a “War on Terror." Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California was the sole vote against that resolution. She warned that the broad authorities granted by its Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) would be abused by the executive branch. Nearly twenty years later, Representative Lee's concerns have tragically been validated, as the war authorizations passed in 2001 and 2002 have been used to justify military action from North Africa to the Philippines, far beyond what the authorities for which the AUMF was intended.  On today’s episode of None Of The Above, Eurasia Group Foundation senior fellow Mark Hannah is joined by Representative Lee to discuss the legacy of these authorizations. They discuss Lee's 20-year fight, and her transformation from a lone voice of dissent to a leader of what is now a bipartisan movement to restore Congressional war authorities. Will the Biden administration follow through on its promise to respect Congress’s constitutional role? And, might the "forever wars" which have been fought across the globe for nearly two decades finally come to an end? Congresswoman Barbara Lee has represented California's 13th district in the United State House of Representatives since 1998. In Congress she sits on the Budget and Appropriations Committees, and is the chair of the State and Foreign Operations subcommittee. She also serves as the co-chair of the Policy and Steering Committee in Democratic leadership, and led efforts to place limiting executive authority over military forces in the Democratic Party’s platform last year. 


27 Apr 2021

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April 15, 2021: Congresswoman Barbara Lee

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast

Congresswoman Barbara Lee joins the show.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


15 Apr 2021

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Digital espionage, cyber war and a the end of American troops in Afghanistan: Nicole Perlroth & Rep. Barbara Lee

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

Nicole Perlroth, New York Times reporter covering digital espionage and author of “This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends,” joins Chuck to uncover what's really happening with America's cyberwar. Twenty years after her lone vote to oppose a broad use of force authorization following September 11th, and on the same day that President Biden announced his plan to withdraw from Afghanistan, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) talks to Chuck about America's longest war.


14 Apr 2021

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Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation with Rep. Barbara Lee”

The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) is a forceful, progressive voice in the United States Congress. Focusing on matters of social and economic justice, international relations, and human rights, Lee speaks with Rev. Jim Wallis on how she finds the strength to speak out even when standing alone."This is not about personal responsibilities for the enslavement of Africans, this is about our system of government," Lee says. "The United States of America had a legal system that enslaved Africans, which through the ages, through the generations manifested in so many ways that are so deadly. And we will never get to the healing phase of this democracy until we tell the truth."


25 Mar 2021

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Covid Relief and Racial Justice

KQED's Forum

As the House of Representatives prepares to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion covid relief package, we talk with Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee about the stimulus bill and what it could mean for the Bay Area. We’ll also check in with Lee about legislation addressing voting rights, justice in policing and her call for the country to take a deep look at systemic racism by establishing a U.S. Commission on Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation.


9 Mar 2021

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World of Lifting #68 Barbara Lee

World of Lifting

Barbara Lee is a very accomplished powerlifter and you'll hear her resume in the beginning of the podcast, we talk about how she got into powerlifting, overcoming her 2 knee surgeries, the rehab process, being a powerlifting coach and what she is most grateful for in this powerlifting journey!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 28mins

7 Jan 2021

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Rebuilding Democracy with Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Lady Don't Take No

Lady Don’t Take No is a podcast created by Garza's for people who like their political commentary with a side of beauty recommendations. It’s her tribute to the Bay Area’s unique way of getting things done. Garza will divulge her hot takes on everything from why Fenty Beauty saves lives, to how to handle microaggressions at the airport. Every Friday, Lady Don’t Take No will deliver all the real, and none of the fake. Why? Because Lady. Don’t. Take. No.Alicia Garza welcomes one of the most forceful and progressive voices in Congress, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA). Alicia asks Congresswoman Lee about 2021’s legislative priorities and her thoughts on currently having no Black women in the U.S. Senate. Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of everything good and awful. Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Twitter & InstagramCall Representative Lee at 510 76-30370Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. This pod is supported by the Black Futures LabProduction by Phil SurkisTheme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by LatyrxAlicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 


1 Jan 2021

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Episode 7810 - Valerie French and Barbara Lee


Recorded 10-20-2020 on OMEGAMAN omegamanradio.com

1hr 9mins

23 Oct 2020

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Proposition 22 Update and Barbara Lee on the 2020 Campaign

Political Breakdown

With less than two weeks until Election Day, Scott and Marisa discuss the latest on the record-breaking Proposition 22 with KQED's Sam Harnett. Then, Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee joins to share her thoughts on Prop 22, her recent campaign trip to Arizona, Gov. Gavin Newsom's potential Senate pick and what she hopes to hear from Joe Biden in Thursday night's debate.


22 Oct 2020

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S2 Ep 34: The Marathon Continues w/ Rep. Barbara Lee

Think 100%: The Coolest Show

Women Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have consistently had A+ scorecards in environmental and climate policy. They have been champions for decades, yet are not uplifted by the movement like they should be. Rep. Barbara Lee is the U.S. Representative for California’s 13th Congressional District. We caught up with her to discuss holding members of Congress accountable, supporting the Green New Deal, and where faith and environmentalism intersect. Listen now! More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate. #WomenoftheCBC #TheGreenNewDeal #Think100


2 Oct 2020