Michael Stumo the CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous American will contrast the false promises of Fast Tracked Trade Deals with their actual economic loss and devastation, in conversation with Alison Rose Levy
Returning guest, Adam Weissman, an organizer with Global Justice for Animals and the Environment (GJAE) and a representative with TradeJustice New York Metro, clues us in to the debate over the Fast Tracking of trade deals and how they are progressing in Congress and public opinion.
Interview with Adam Weissman, an organizer with Global Justice for Animals and the Environment (GJAE) and a representative with TradeJustice New York Metro, a coalition of organizations from diverse social justice and environmental movements working together.
Interview with Stan Sorscher, Labor Leader and Executive Board Member of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, with an inside view of how the Fast Tracked trade deals are breaking trust even within Washington, DC.
An interview with Liz Warren, Communications Director, People Demanding Action about what you can do about the anti-democratic agenda built into Investor-State provisions recently revealed by WikiLeaks
In the 1976 film “Network,” a news anchor, played by the late actor Peter Finch, urges his television audience to open their windows and shout the infamous phrase, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” According to people I’ve talked to on the ground in Oregon, that may be something close to what many residents there are feeling right now. But instead of shouting out the window, Oregonians are petitioning and phoning their senator, Ron Wyden, to ask him to oppose granting so-called fast-track authority to President Obama. Read
A gas explosion leveled two buildings in New York’s East Village this past week, with two neighboring structures damaged, one still at risk for collapse, and 22 people injured, four of them severely. The fire raged from early afternoon into the next morning with more than 250 firefighters responding. Just over a year ago, a gas explosion leveled two buildings in Harlem, killing eight people. The National Transportation Safety Board has not yet released its conclusions as to what caused the Harlem fire. Read More
Interview with Karen Hansen-Kuhn, Director, International Strategies at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) about how trade deals rubber stamped via Fast Track will harm food and agriculture and degrade food choice.
Interview with Susan van Dolsen, co-founder of SAPE2016 and scientific researcher, Courtney Williams, about the risks of the Algonquin Pipeline.
Interview with Robert Scheer, leading journalist, editor of the on-line news site, Truth Dig, and the author of They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy