CATEGORY: EMPIRE, CORPORATIONS — 23.JUN.2014
Progressive Commentary Hour
Former World Bankster Exposes Neocon/Neoliberal Agenda —
Peter Koenig is a former economist and water resource specialist for the World Bank. He discusses the two sides of the global imperialist agenda: neocon (the "war without end" crowd) and the neoliberal (the Wall Street crowd). Topics include the false paradigm of private-public partnerships; GMOs and corporate control of seeds and food; public pushback against corporate control of water resources; bankster loans and the whipping stick that is "structural adjustment."
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Original Show Pub Date: 16.Jun.2014
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT, GLOBALIZATION — 19.MAY.2014
White House Trade Policies Undermining Clean Energy Goals —
Ben Lilliston of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy explains why White House policies promoting energy efficiency and renewables may be good rhetoric, but the broader goals for sustainable energy and a clean environment are undermined by White House trade policies.
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Original Show Pub Date: 16.May.2014
CATEGORY: CORPORATIONS, LABOR ISSUES — 16.MAY.2014
Walmart and Warehouse Contractor Settle Wage Theft Suit for $21M —
More than 1,800 workers in California have settled a major "wage theft" lawsuit against one of Walmart's largest warehouse contractors, agreeing to accept a $21 million payment. The workers had sued Walmart and Schneider Logistics, the partner company that owned and ran the warehouses, alleging that workers were often paid less than minimum wage and were not given legally required breaks or overtime compensation. We hear comments from attorney Theresa Traber, who represented the warehouse workers, and policy analyst Catherine Ruetschlin.
Original Show Pub Date: 15.May.2014
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