Europe’s in a panic. The central banks’ just lowered interest rates to record lows — but that, plus a bank bailout, hasn’t kept Spanish bond rates from pushing into the danger zone. Marxist Economist Richard Wolff discusses the roots of the crisis — who’s benefitted, and who’s lost, from creating a monetary union in Europe. … Continued
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Congressmember (and former California Insurance Commissioner) John Garamendi joins us to talk about the path to Single Payer; Greenlining Institute’s Sam Kang talks about impacts of the Supreme Court Decision in California; we look into the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States, and spend a full hour digging into this weekend’s … Continued
Can elections in this country produce progressive social change? Norman Solomon has just conceded his insurgent campaign for the congressional seat being vacated by Lynn Woolsey–where he seems to have lost the primary by less than 200 votes. He joins us in studio to reflect on the campaign, and lessons for people trying to make … Continued
Is Syria’s civil war about to go regional? Amr Al Azn joins us live. Plus: why does the city of Berkeley think it needs an armored personnel carrier? Investigative journalist GW Schultz and former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper discuss the militarization of police. And Chris Hedges joins us to talk about his latest book.
The decisison in Knox vs. SEIU could make it much much harder to unions to raise money for political campaigns. We’ll look at the impacts with legal scholar William Gould, former head of the National Labor Relations Board. Plus a forum: Has gay pride sold out? With Tommi Avicolli Mecca and members of OccuPride.
Thursday on UpFront: In this economy, more than 46 million americans are using food stamps — but the senate’s poised to approve a $2 billion dollar cut to that program. Journalist Christopher Cook (http://www.christopherdcook.com/) joins us in studio to dissect the massive farm bill being debated this week. Also, Sonali Kolhatkar discusses Burma’s long road … Continued