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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 09.24.15

IS DISNEY BANNING AMERICAN WORKERS?

Attorney JAMES OTTO talks about his California lawsuit against the Disney giant for dumping its American workers and forcing them to train their own“cheaper” replacements being brought in from India. According to Otto, this global scam involves the loss of millions of American jobs including nearly a thousand at Disney. It’s a fascinating portrait of yet another corporate assault on the American workforce, this time at the iconic place where “dreams come true.”

ARE AMERICA’S ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES OBSOLETE?

The second half-hour of our show is with STEVE ROSENFELD of AlterNet. His powerful new piece covers a major report from the prestigious BRENNAN CENTER of New York University, one of America’s leading authorities on our voting process. Steve’s piece underscores the finding that the voting apparatus about to be used to decide who will be our next president is obsolete, falling apart and very easily hackable. Brennan stops well short of issuing a meaningful warning about how the election could be stolen.

But we do not. Steve is a strong source of expertise on this most important issue for American democracy, and we only begin to scratch the surface.

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Steven Rosenfeld – A Voting Machine Meltdown in 2016 Is Likely, Investigation Warns

Are Americans who will vote in the next presidential election ready for Florida 2.0? You may recall that the 2000 presidential election was decided by the Supreme Court—which stopped a recount in Florida under the twisted logic that because there were so many differences in how county officials were handling ballots that George W. Bush’s constitutional right of equal treatment …

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Sarah Lazare – ‘Perilously’ Outdated Voting Machines Threaten 2016 Election, Report Finds

Electronic voting machines in 43 states are at least a decade old, “perilously close to the end of most systems’ expected lifespan,” and could pose a risk to the 2016 election, a new study from the the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law finds. After a 10 month probe that included interviews with over 100 …