Previously published on BillMoyers.com
Between them, doctors Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers have been arrested nine times. In the face of injustice in America, rather than look the other way and stick to practicing medicine, they decided to do something about it.
Stein and Flowers serve as president and secretary of health, respectively, for the Green Shadow Cabinet, a new organization formed to speak out against dysfunctional government and offer alternative policies. Each fights against political corruption and a host of grievances that that have led many people to cynicism and despair.
On Moyers & Company they discuss their personal journeys fighting for policy change -- including arrests for acts of civil disobedience -- and the pressing challenges they're focusing on, such as the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
Also on the show, a report on viewer response to our recent segments on drone attacks and government surveillance and a preview of the new film Following the Ninth, a documentary exploring the worldwide cultural and political influence of Beethoven's masterpiece, the Ninth Symphony and its majestic "Ode to Joy."
Moyers & Company airs weekly on public television. Explore more at BillMoyers.com.