Updates on Coke vs Pepsi war, price gouging on cancer drugs, Corwyn good for UK Labor Party, and new Pope’s strong anti-capitalist speeches. We respond to listeners’ questions on guaranteed basic income and on why public employees are not an economic negative. Major attention is given to supporting countries that refuse to pay certain govt debts and especially to Greece in a review of is dramatic recent struggles.
This May Day program begins with musicologist TM Scruggs sharing some of the best-known labor and revolutionary ballads. Then Santa Rosa, Calif. organizer Luis Santoyo explains some of the May Day actions taking place in his city. Geoff Davidian of the Real News Network discusses the rights of citizens to film police. Finally, a look at the 45th anniversary of the Kent State shootings. Joseph Lewis was shot and wounded that day; Laurel Krause lost her sister to the National Guard’s gunfire.