Today's show was peppered with selections of Christy Moore's music, including a fairly complete cut of Ordinary Man. Joe talked with Brad at the end of the show, and due to an engineering error we experienced almost 40-seconds of dead-air. It's been edited out of the online version, but we apologize if you endursed it live. Brad highlights Moore's internationalist taste in the music he covers and the causes he sings about, like Viva la Quince Brigada,but also the class-consciousness of songs like Ordinary Man.
After that Bill talks with Monica Adams an activist also in Wisconsin who works with Freedom Inc. They talk about the origins of the uprising in Wisconsin and Freedom Inc's involvement. Monica paints a portrait of a working-class struggle that precedes Scott Walker's sensational union-busting, but concludes questioning the unity of the public's interest in economic fairness and participatory budgeting.
Haiti elections and Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts
Flashpoints continues a special series on the recent phony elections in Haiti, with a report from the ground in Port Au Prins, and senior correspondent Kevin Pina in the Studio: Also Catherine Austin Fitts returns with a new edition of Community Business, and a careful look at the Nuts and Bolts of Disaster Capitalism.