Politics

Zaher Wahab

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program: 
Fight the Empire
program date: 
Wed, 07/15/2009

Professor Zaher Wahab, recently back from Afghanistan, interviewed by Fight the Empire Host,Per Fagereng.

27:53 minutes (25.54 MB)

News You're Not Supposed to Know

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Presswatch
program date: 
Wed, 07/15/2009

News You're Not Supposed to Know

23:07 minutes (21.17 MB)

Goldman Sachs lives high on the taxpayer dole

program date: 
Mon, 07/20/2009

 Goldman Sachs lives high on the taxpayer dole

55:04 minutes (25.21 MB)

The Death of Labor Law Reform, or Why the Democrats are So Pathetic and Meaningful Reform is Dead

 Bill Resnick for The Old Mole Variety Hour
 
 Why are the Congressional Democrats so weak and afraid? Why did they refuse to consider universal single payer health care, also called Medicare for All? Why last week did card check union organization die in the Congress? The card check provision was certainly the key part of the Labor Law Reform bill and labor’s top legislative priority. The AFL-CIO spent hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising and campaign contributions – yet its key section was killed by the Democrats. But how could that be?

Masters of the Universe, Redux

July 21, 2009

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi gets to the heart of how one investment banking firm, Goldman Sachs, has engineered bubble after speculative bubble in the marketplace for years, always positioning itself to prosper in the wake of each disaster -- often at taxpayer expense.

What you need to know is the big picture: If America is circling the drain, Goldman Sachs has found a way to be that drain — an extremely unfortunate loophole in the system of Western democratic capitalism, which never foresaw that in a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.

Read it. It's a blueprint of how the executive class rigs the game for its own benefit.

-A

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/21/09

Air date: 
Tue, 07/21/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Goldman Sachs lives high on the taxpayer dole

Abe digs in to a smokin' hot piece in Rolling Stone by Matt Taibbi, about how Goldman Sachs -- and a who's-who cast of Goldman alumni -- has for years engineered speculative bubble after speculative bubble in the "free market" (including the recent housing/mortgage derivative bubble), and placed itself in a unique position to profit at taxpayer expense.

The July 20 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Sun, 07/19/2009

 

Hosted by Frann Michel (pictured here), this program deals with Israel-Palestine, a better way to think about taxes, a movie about walled-in globalization, and why the Democrats are not doing what we elected them to do.  

 

56:50 minutes (32.52 MB)

What's Really Wrong With the Democrats

program date: 
Sun, 07/19/2009

  6:33 minutes (3.76 MB)

Dr. David A. Kessler and his book "The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite"

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Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 07/19/2009

 The End of Overeating
 Hosted by: Dr. David Naimon

27:08 minutes (24.84 MB)

Chris Hedges

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Thu, 07/16/2009

Chris Hedges new book Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle argues that we are now living in a dichotomous society split between the literate minority, a group able to see past illusion towards truth, and the other, a majority "retreating from from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic."  Marianne Barisonek speaks with the Pulitzer Prize winner about his work.

27:51 minutes (11.16 MB)
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