This week: Updates on “yellow vests” spread to the United Kingdom; Jeffrey Pfeffer’s book Dying for a Paycheck; the “bail-in” scam; the gentrification of airplane seats and postal banking; a major discussion of needed and deserved tax reforms and gentrification as an injustice created by the market.
Economist Bill Black says the arrogance, incompetence, and ignorance by the elites was a major factor in pushing people to vote to leave the EU Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore, and welcome to this edition of the Bill Black Report. Bill’s been thinking […]
In Leeds, UK, dozens demanded an end to austerity and equal pay for equal work Story Transcript JAISAL NOOR: Around the world, thousands marked International Women’s Day by striking, marching, and rallying for equality. In Leeds in the United Kingdom, dozens rallied against austerity, and to demand women get equal pay for equal work, among […]
Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur, says the alarming rise of poverty in the UK is deliberate–and so too in the US Story Transcript PHILIP ALSTON: I think that whatever position one takes on Brexit, the two sides are at least agreed on the fact that they want a strong, proud, and socially coherent United Kingdom. […]
The British model since 2010, based on ‘austerity’ can be seen as a transfer of resources from the poor to the relatively wealthy, explains UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty & Human Rights, Philip Alston discussing his investigation into UK poverty. Story Transcript LYNN FRIES: It’s The Real News, I’m Lynn Fries. And this is […]
A U.K. judge’s ruling has spared Julian Assange for now, but advocates warn the court’s rejection of Assange’s free speech defense could stifle investigative journalism.
Poverty and destitution in the UK, even among those employed, and harsh government policy ‘solutions’ like punitive ‘job centers’ hit the most vulnerable hardest, including women and people with disabilities, explains UN Special Rapporteur, Philip Alston discussing his investigation into UK poverty. Story Transcript LYNN FRIES: It’s The Real News. I’m Lynn Fries. Independent human […]
Since Julian Assange is now an Ecuadorian citizen, President Moreno must protect his rights, says Alfred de Zayas, former UN independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Pieres, coming to you from Baltimore. The virtual six-year incarceration of WikiLeaks […]
Parliament rejected Theresa May’s latest Brexit deal by a vote of 391-242 just 17 days before Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union Story Transcript JOHN BERCOW, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS: The Ayes to the right, 242. The Nays to the left, 391. So the Nays have it; the Nays have it. […]
Shadow Wars author Andrew Feinstein discusses new research showing that the US sold 70 billion dollars worth of arms to the Saudi Coalition for its war in Yemen, currently the world’s worst humanitarian crisis Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: Welcome back to my conversation with Andrew Feinstein. He’s the executive director of Corruption Watch UK and […]