Economic imperialism

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/26/11

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Tue, 07/26/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Gerry Pollet of Heart of America NW joins Abe to discuss the latest on the Hanford nuclear site.

Since its birth during the Manhattan Project, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has left a toxic legacy in its wake, from displaced populations to groundwater contamination to radiation in the Columbia River. Now, the U.S Department of Energy has proposed a "cleanup plan" that abandons large amounts of plutonium and other toxins at the site, and is even proposing using Hanford as a nationwide toxics disposal site.

The Enemy is Washington: The Economy Crashed

program date: 
Mon, 07/25/2011

If you want to talk about wasteful Federal spending, you're have to look at where the money actually goes. Tom Becker reads Paul Craig-Roberts' essay, "The Enemy is Washington: the economy destroyed".

7:33 minutes (3.46 MB)

A Market Abolitionist Argues for Cap-&-Trade

program date: 
Mon, 07/25/2011

Bill and Robin Hahnel start by talking about why he opposes markets when central to economic systems, advocating participatory economic planning, even in the case of so-called market-socialism, which Bill succinctly c competetively extracting profits to work. Robin points out that markets reward people for working against one another (he calls it anti-solidaristic behavior). However, Robin thinks there's a case to be made for the market approach to addressing global warming known as "cap-and-trade" - capping carbon emissions and then trading the derivatives. One key element is revising the Kyoto protocols to put carbon-emission caps on ALL countries.

21:45 minutes (9.96 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour July 25th

program date: 
Mon, 07/25/2011

 

Denise Morris hosts today show and we hear:

57:45 minutes (26.44 MB)

Foreclosures and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session

program date: 
Wed, 07/20/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Economic Fairness Oregon's Communication Director, Saadia McConville updating us on the struggle by Tim Collette, a local soldier whose parents' home is being foreclosed, and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session.

56:45 minutes (25.98 MB)

Fight the Empire on 07/21/11

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Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 07/21/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Richard Wolff on the economy and the global capitalist crisis

Host Per Fagereng hosts a special one-hour Fight the Empire show with economist Richard Wolff on the economy and the global capitalist crisis. Your calls welcome at 503 231-8187.

Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan.

(Presswatch is on vacation for a few weeks.)

 

Talk Radio on 07/20/11

Air date: 
Wed, 07/20/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Foreclosures and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session

Economic Fairness Oregon's Saadia McConville updating us on the struggle by a local soldier whose parents' home is being foreclosed, and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session. Call in at 503 231-8187.

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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/19/11

Air date: 
Tue, 07/19/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Conservatism: the gnawing fear that someone, somewhere, might be having a good time.

In the 2010 elections, the GOP snatched up statehouses and state legislatures across the country. Predictably, an onslaught of regressive legislation has ensued -- against women, against minorities, against the environment, against voting rights.

Alternative Radio on 07/19/11

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/19/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Paul Cienfuegos speaks on Corporations vs. People

Paul Cienfuegos – Corporations vs. People (lecture)

The United Supreme Court decision gave corporations a green light to secretly funnel in as much money as they want to elect candidates. The justices in their supreme wisdom have once again privileged corporations over citizens.

The results have been dramatic. Even with a weak economy a record amount of cash has flooded political campaigns.

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