Author John Perkins joins Abe and Joe to explain why the global economy tanked and how we can fix it
John Perkins, a self-confessed former "economic hit man" and author of "Hoodwinked" and "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" returns to the show to explain how the global corporatocracy contrived to wreck the world economy -- and how we can build a more humane future.
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This June, the US Social Forum took place in Detroit, Michigan. Circle A Radio brings you audio from this massive convergence of movement elders, social justice activists, and community organizers from all over the United States and the World!
This program features Sophia Bryant of Picture the Homeless, and James Braggs from Project South.
Jan Haaken talks with Mike Snedecker, an appellate lawyer, in another installment of the Left and the Law. Today they discuss violence near the Mexican border and portrayals of this violence in the United States as simply a Mexican problem. Fueling the violence are U.S. foreign policies, like NAFTA, that disenfranchise Mexicans and domestic policies, like the War on Drugs, that really empower the drug-cartels on both sides of the border.
Bill Resnick talks with Koyla Abramsky about the social forces shaping the development of new energy resources and the direction that collective action vs. corporate interests can take this development.