Labor reporter David Bacon, author of "Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants," discusses Penny Pritzker's leadership in the movement against the Employee Free Choice Act and other issues. And financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts returns with the Community Business segment. Her topics include the cleansing of debts against the Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.
Jenka Soderberg interviews a newly-arrived immigrant from Gaza on his life in the Gaza Strip, and the difficulty of getting out of the besieged Occupied Territory. The Gaza Strip is one of the most crowded places on earth, where 1.5 million Palestinians - most of whom are 2nd and 3rd generation refugees from what is now Israel - live crowded together in extremely harsh and difficult conditions. The borders have been sealed by Israeli and Egyptian authorities since June 2007, leading many Gazans to call the Strip "the largest open-air prison on earth."
Thursday May 21: Jenka Soderberg interviews Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, a 23 year old peace activist who was killed on March 16, 2003 when she was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian doctor's home. Cindy and Craig Corrie were part of a protest against the recent conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington DC. They talk about their experience at that protest, and their recent trip to Gaza with the peace group Code Pink.
A special report on the appointment of former President Bill Clinton as a U.N. envoy to Haiti, an interview with the sister of death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis on an international day devoted to saving his life, and Laila Al Arian and Chris Hedges discuss their book "Collateral Damage.
Abe and Joe connect the torture dots back to ... (wait for it) Dick Cheney!
Abe and Joe examine new revelations in the ongoing U.S. torture scandal that lead directly to former Vice President Cheney. But we already knew that. Also, an LNG update and a look at the health care debate in Washington.
Remember, back in those nightmare years surrounding the initial invasion and occupation of Iraq? Remember when we would speculate, half in jest, that Dubya was an unhinged, end-times, Book-of-Revelation, whackjob war leader? That he was, ha-ha, doing God's work in smiting the infidels? That he was, snort, paving the way for the Apocalypse?