Economic imperialism

Left Business Observer: Headless Chickens

program date: 
Wed, 09/14/2011

Clayton Morgariedge reads "Headless Chickens"  by Doug Henwood published through the Left Business Observer, which suggests that a kind of decadence or stupidity has infected the ruling-class so they fail to consider their own long-term interests, let alone everyone else's.
 

7:49 minutes (7.16 MB)

Labor Day Special: Participatory Economics

program date: 
Tue, 09/13/2011

 

Robin Hahnel, Professor of Economics at Portland State University and a visiting professor at Lewis & Clark College, speaks on "Participatory Economics."

60:01 minutes (27.48 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 09/13/11

Air date: 
Tue, 09/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The Shock Decade: Abe and Joe look at the 10 years of post-Sept. 11 chaos and exploitation.

The Shock Doctrine: Author Naomi Klein's explanation of capitalism's use of disasters -- and the numb shock that accompanies them -- to carry out radical "free market" revisions. From Afghanistan to Iraq, from Guantanamo to the PATRIOT Act, from Katrina to the financial crisis of 2008, the post-Sept. 11 world has been one big application of the Shock Doctrine. Abe and Joe survey the wreckage.

Michael Ruppert: Can we shift out of our "economic Ponzi scheme?"

program date: 
Wed, 09/07/2011

"Unless you change how money works, you change nothing. We live in an infinite growth economy, in other words -- a ponzi scheme. Infinite growth on a finite planet is not possible. Those species who cannot get out of their paradigm are doomed to go extinct. Can we disengage from our paradigm?" Host Per Fagering speaks with Michael C. Ruppert, who is probably best known for having accurately predicted the 2008 financial crash, Peak Oil and its impacts. In April of this year he issued a compelling and detailed alert on Collapsenet that warned of a major economic implosion, followed by massive civil unrest starting in late July which is still unfolding and leading to “the collapse of human industrial civilization”.

57:39 minutes (26.39 MB)

Would you be content with just $10 million? How about a wealth cap!

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Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 09/01/2011

 Theresa Mitchell with the news you're not supposed to know takes a deeper look at the nuclear crisis at Fukishima. Radioactive steam from cracks under the ground are suggesting major earthquake damage. The molten core is still fissioning--getting hotter--suggesting a "China Syndrome." The equivalent of 158 hiroshima bombs of cesium have been released. Theresa also takes a look at creating a solidarity movement here in Portland and putting the tiny minority of the super rich on notice that we've had enough, we're not going to be exploited any more.  A cap on wealth -- ten million max!  How would that work?

27:39 minutes (12.66 MB)

The S&P Downgrade -- insider Trading? Who benefits?

program: 
Fight the Empire
program date: 
Thu, 09/01/2011

 "Titanic Battle or Insider Trading? The S&P Downgrade and the Bilderbergers: All Part of the Plan?"

Host Per Fagereng interviews Ellen Brown, author of "Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth about Our Money System and How We Can Break Free (Revised and Updated)" about her recent article, "Titanic Battle or Insider Trading? The S&P Downgrade and the Bilderbergers: All Part of the Plan?" 

27:19 minutes (12.51 MB)

Joe talks about Labor, the History of Labor, and the Decimation of Labor today.

program date: 
Tue, 09/06/2011

 Hosted by Joe Uris.  Abe Proctor is off this week.

Joe talks about Labor History in the United States, and the State of Labor today.

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55:52 minutes (25.58 MB)

Verizon Strike and Beyond

program date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011

Speaking with Denise Morris, Mark Brenner of Director of Labor Notes talks a bit about what Labor Notes is and how it involves itself in the labor movement. They spend most of the interview talking about the relevance of 45,000 verizon workers going on strike. Mark explains how this strike and what it was about underscores what is so wrong with our economy today: when corporate profits break records and shareholders receive big bonus dividends, workers are told "there isn't enough". Mark points out why unions can't remain islands in seas of union-hostility and competition from non-union companies.

13:29 minutes (9.27 MB)
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