Much of the national agenda is enacted at the state level. The popular protests of The Dakota Access Pipeline scared the crap out of oil companies and they are using something called ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) to draft cookie-cutter legislation at the state level to make such protests illegal. Attaching exceptionally harsh civil liability or even severe criminal punishment …
Inside the rebirth and growth of the White Nationalism movement Vegas Tenold is a Norwegian investigative journalist, currently living in the US, who has been covering the American far right movements, such as the KKK and neo-Nazis since 2011. He has also covered human rights issues in Russia, American national security, and conflicts in Africa and the Middle East. Vegas …
Guests were investigative journalists Jason Goodman and Patricia Negron. They exposed the biggest scandal occurring in Washington right now that the MSM is refusing to cover. Many corrupt politicians in Washington are involved in the operation of a secret weapons and arms selling racket that is used to overthrow and destroy countries and they provided the details and the names …
Guess what was found in Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) filing cabinets after gas operators drilled 10,027 fracking wells over the last 12 years? Only 9,442 citizen-reported fracking complaints. And 44 percent of those are drinking water-related. Pennsylvania’s DEP finally released the complaints to Public Herald, an investigative journalism nonprofit. There’s much to learn from Pennsylvania’s now-public 9,442 fracking …
In the first half of the program, mathematician Rick Luttmann discusses ranked-choice voting
and why it is superior to the prevalent “plurality voting” system. Also, investigative journalist Greg Palast
returns to Project Censored to explain how GOP vote-supression tactics may have stolen the 2016 election
(he calls it a “Jim Crow election”).
Updates on US workers’ productivity rising while wages flat since 2009, US corps evading taxes, Gallup Poll on poor US job picture, wealth of billionaires enough, if redistributed, to change global economic conditions, rising corp debt problem. Major discussions of (1) ways and means of providing capital to worker coops, and (2) why technical “progress” excites capitalists and worries workers: the problem is capitalism.
Jack takes on recent reports from private and government sources this past week that US incomes and the economy are finally recovering. Taking issue with Paul Krugman’s column today, ‘Trickle Up Economics’, hyping the reports, Jack cites and explains contrary data that show the reports and Krugman punditry are questionable. Alternative sources, like the Gallup Poll, show 87% of US population surveyed consider the economy poor or getting worse. Other sources show the doubling of death rates from drugs, suicide, and alcohol for the 25-64 age group—Trump’s target voters in key swing states. Jack discusses data showing Trump now leads in key swing states, Ohio and Florida, where incomes remain down as much as 10%, as well as in other swing states. Why Clinton’s campaign is trying to reorient to the 25-64 group and millennials—too little too late. The show concludes with Jack repeating his prediction of US recession in 2017-18, and predicting post-election policies of more business tax cuts, infrastructure spending, TPP, and Fed interest rate hikes are coming.
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