On the eve of nationwide protests of the treatment of immigrants at our southern border, we hear who’s making a profit off it. PLUS: major progressive wins signal WHAT about the future of the Democratic Party? John Nichols opines. PLUS: Janus does serious damage to unions. With host Kris Welch.
We’re told that the police are imperfect, but if we make the right reforms, the bad apples will be weeded out and aggressive behavior no longer tolerated. But, as David Correia argues, what if the police are not reformable? Resources: David Correia and Tyler Wall, Police: A Field Guide Verso, 2018
When you think of dictatorship, what comes to mind? Probably a repressive state controlling what we can say and do. But acclaimed political philosopher Elizabeth Anderson argues that the word describes the workplace. She discusses how we give up most of our rights when we take a job. Resources: Elizabeth Anderson, Private Government: How Employers … Continued
For the last forty years, unions and the left more broadly have been in decline. Clearly the business class went on the offensive during this time, but is that the whole story? Veteran organizer Jane McAlevey argues that the left abandoned deep organizing just at the moment when the right was organizing its grassroots, and … Continued
The left has been traditionally defined, in its most radical form, as a movement of the working class against capitalism. What changed over the last half century? Not only has the working class not been at the forefront of radical politics, but radical politics itself has waned. Why have resistance movements become more sporadic? And … Continued
DT’s appointment for the Department of Labor Andrew Putzer is opposed to the minimum wage, employee breaks, overtime, unions—What’s wrong with this picture???? David Bacon spells it out. PLUS: Joe Uelein adds his two cents. With host Kris Welch.
Opal Tometi, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, Black feminist writer, communications strategist and cultural organizer. She is the Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. And David Cay Johnston, American investigative journalist and author, specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting joins us to discuss taxes … Continued