TheFightBack, Feb. 18: Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates; Public Funding for Stadiums; D.C.’s Human Rights Report Card

Rocky Anderson speaks with Pete at Occupy DC

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This week on TheFightBack on We Act Radio 1480 AM WPWC, we hear from three lesser-known presidential candidates: Rocky Anderson, former Salt Lake City mayor and outspoken Bush critic, is running on the newly created Justice Party ticket; actress and comedian Roseanne Barr is a Green Party candidate for president; and Candidate Walmart, the first corporate person to run for the nation’s highest office, says he’s running in the Republican primary.

Before that, on the steps of the John A. Wilson Building, activists discuss their 36-page report card on how well the District is living up to its 2008 declaration which made D.C. the first Human Rights City in the U.S. “The District has a long way to go toward achieving the promise of its declaration,” the report concludes.

But first, as District officials weigh different options for bringing the Washington football team back to D.C., we speak with sports and politics writer Dave Zirin about the use of  public funding for stadiums. “If you’re a billionaire, pay for your own damn stadium,” says Zirin, who also discusses the Redskins’ racist name and history.

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