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Five Steps You Can Take to Democratize Your Community | Interview with Gar Alperovitz

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.

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The Myth of the Knock-Out Game | Weapons of Mass Distraction

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.

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This Lawmaker’s Answer to Homelessness Will Make You Sick

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.

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Top 5 Worst Paying Corporations & Wal-Mart’s Wage War | Brainwash Update

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.

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Inside the Zeitgeist Revolution | Exclusive Interview with Peter Joseph

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.

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Life in Prison for Shoplifting Under 3 Strikes Law | Brainwash Update

Abby Martin remarks on a recent ACLU report highlighting the shockingly high number of people serving life sentences without parole for non-violent crime, calling out state laws that leave judges without options when setting these mandatory sentences.

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