Abby Martin speaks with Richard Wolff, economist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts about the recent district court ruling on Detroit’s bankruptcy and how it could affect the pensions of thousands of city workers.
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Abby Martin goes over the latest NSA revelations which outline how the agency has spied on online gamers in the World of Warcraft and Second Life, calling out how taxpayer dollars are squandered in these fruitless counter terrorism efforts.
Abby Martin interviews Gar Alperovitz, political economy professor at the University of Maryland about his social prescriptions for democratizing local economies, citing the benefits of credit unions and participatory budgets.
Abby Martin calls out the corporate media for highlighting a fake phenomenon called the “Knockout Game”, while ignoring real stories such as lobbying group ALEC’s fight against green energy , The NSA’s collection of five billion cell phone records and the UK government’s attempt to criminalize journalism by going after the editor of The Guardian newspaper.
Abby Martin remarks on the consumerist tradition of ‘Black Friday,’ urging holiday shoppers to buy local.
Abby Martin talks about the lifestyles of the 1 percent, including how they fortify their mansions and hire private mercenaries as security forces.
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Abby Martin calls out Hawaii State Representative Tom Brower, for his crusade against the homeless, highlighted by the smashing of shopping carts with a sledgehammer. Abby contrasts Brower, with the heroic actions of citizens of New Orleans, and Boulder, Coloardo, who have staged ‘sleep-outs’ in order to build awareness of homeless issues and raise money for the cause.
Abby Martin discusses the US federal minimum wage law and calls out the top five corporations, such as Target, McDonalds and Yum Brands that refuse to pay their workers a living wage despite posting record profits and generously compensating their CEOs. Abby then speaks with RT political commentator, Sam Sacks, about Wal-Mart’s shady business practices, the decision by the National Labor Relations Board to go after the company for illegally firing workers after they decided to protest the store’s wage policies last year and the corporation’s decision to build six new stores in the District of Columbia.
Abby Martin speaks with musical artist Moby, discussing his activism, the failures of the corporate music industry, and why he is a vegan.
Abby Martin speaks with Peter Joseph, founder of the Zeitgeist Movement about the philosophy behind the organization, the unsustainability of the current economic system and the model proposed by the movement for a sustainable future that works harmoniously with nature.