On Being with Krista Tippett
BY TRENT GILLISS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 – 10:15AM
A couple of weeks ago we posted Grace Lee Boggs’ first video in which she called on Occupy Wall Street participants to use this moment as a time for personal contemplation and reflection. Here is a follow-up video in which she challenges the 99% movement not to just “expose the enemy” but to become the solution by reinventing society, work, education, and culture.
Read More: Grace Lee Boggs Challenges Occupy Wall Street Protestors to Reinvent Society and Not Just “Expose the Enemy”
About the Program
Jeff Faux, founding president of the Economic Policy Institute, predicts a dark future for the middle class in the U.S. Says that by the mid-2020s, American workers will see a significant decrease in their incomes and have less opportunities for employment as service jobs move overseas. Hosted by AFL-CIO in Washington, DC.
About the Authors
Jeff Faux is a distinguished fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and the author of “The Global Class War.” His work has appeared in The American Prospect and The Nation.
Watch the video: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/307907-1
About the Program
In their latest book, the acclaimed investigative journalism team of Barlett and Steele argue that Washington and Wall Street have dismantled the foundations of America’s middle class through a series of actions over several decades. Chief among those destructive actions, they say, was deregulation of various industries and outsourcing of manufacturing jobs. They discuss the plight of the middle class with Juan Williams, columnist for The Hill and Fox News analyst.
About the Authors
Donald Barlett & James Steele
Donald Barlett and James Steele are former editors at large for Time magazine, and now work for Vanity Fair. The investigative journalism team has authored seven books including, “America: What Went Wrong?” They’ve won two Pulitzer Prizes for newspaper reporting and two National Magazine Awards. They began their collaborative work at the Philadelphia Inquirer in the early 1970s.
Watch the Program: http://www.booktv.org/Watch/13787/After+Words+Donald+Barlett+James+Steele+The+Betrayal+of+the+American+Dream+host+Juan+Williams+The+Hill.aspx
It’s Time to Move America Beyond Oil
Imagine a world with clean, abundant, affordable energy. One where climate disruption is a fading threat and American soldiers are never again deployed to defend oil fields. One where innovative green industries provide good jobs and supply 100 percent of our energy needs. Imagine a healthier America, with clean air and water, with pristine coasts and protected natural areas. A wealthier, more productive nation, whose leaders answer only to the citizens who elect them. This is America beyond oil.
A Video from Sierra Club: http://content.sierraclub.org/beyondoil/
Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 by RT
There is barely a corner of the globe that has not been touched by the current financial meltdown. But a senior sociology scholar at Yale University thinks the crisis is far wider than the economic crash – it is capitalism itself which is collapsing.
Immanuel Wallerstein explained his theory to RT.
Watch the Video: http://www.commondreams.org/video/2011/10/04
Friday, 26 August 2011 06:08
By Zaid Jilani, ThinkProgress | Report
Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was a featured speaker at the United Steel Workers 2011 conference in Las Vegas.
Sanders focused much of his speech on the Social Security system, blasting suggestions by Democrats and Republicans alike that, for example, we should adjust the cost of living adjustment to cut Social Security payments to working class Americans or raise the retirement age. “When [Social Security] was developed, 50 percent of seniors lived in poverty. Today, poverty among seniors is too high, but that number is ten percent. Social Security has done exactly what it was designed to do!” he thundered, defending the program. Watch it:
Today, Sanders announced that he will introduce legislation that would strengthen Social Security without cutting benefits to any of its beneficiaries. Sanders’ legislation would eliminate the income cap that currently exists in the payroll tax that does not tax income above $106,800: