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Sears Bankruptcy Engineered to Benefit Executives and Stiff Workers

Sears Bankruptcy Engineered to Benefit Executives and Stiff Workers

November 20, 2018

Executives of Sears stand to gain up to $1 million in bonuses, should Sears be liquidated, and $500,000 if it’s restructured. Meanwhile, ordinary workers at Sears are being laid off without severance payments. Bill Black talks about how US bankruptcy law is rigged to favor executives

Student Debt Dogs Millennials for a Lifetime and Drags Down the Economy

Student Debt Dogs Millennials for a Lifetime and Drags Down the Economy

October 31, 2018

The student debt problem is exploding, growing three times as fast as any other kind of debt, yet the Trump administration is making it more difficult for students to seek debt relief. Ellen Brown of the Public Banking Institute outlines the implications

Detroit Water Shutoffs on Pause, but Is It Enough?

July 25, 2014

Detroit Activist Abayomi Azikiwe discusses how the growing push for privatization has enriched Wall Street and left ordinary people behind, as more protests are scheduled to be underway

What to do with Detroit?

June 25, 2014
Emily Wurth and Tom Stephens say that the city is turning off residents’ water so that they are forced to pay their bills, thereby driving up the commercial value of the public water system in order to sell it to private investors

Should Ukraine and West Accept De Facto Crimea Joining Russia? (2/2)

March 18, 2014

Prof. Tarik Cyril Amar and Prof. Nicolai Petro say while the legalities of the Crimea referendum are dubious, the only way out of this crisis is to accept its results

Crimea Referendum: Self Determination or Big Power Manipulation? (1/2)

March 16, 2014

Professors Nicolai Petro & Tarik Cyril Amar give their reactions to Crimea voting overwhelmingly to join the Russian federation

Detroit's Bankruptcy

December 3, 2013
Some of the information provided in this interview was originally published in the 60- page report, “The Detroit Bankruptcy” authored by Wallace Turbeville, which can be downloaded from the “Demos” website: http://www.demos.org/publication/detroit-bankruptcy

Disastrous Rollout of Obamacare Should Shift Focus to Universal Healthcare pt 1

November 27, 2013

Wendell Potter: Though the media has wrongly focused on some of Obamacare’s shortcomings, the U.S. needs to make healthcare a human right

Disastrous Rollout of Obamacare Should Shift Focus to Universal Healthcare pt 2

November 27, 2013

As a new study finds most Americans want fundamental change in the US healthcare system, Wendall Potter discusses what concrete steps could improve it.

While Media Focuses on Obamacare Glitches, Hundreds in MD Call for Universal Healthcare

October 29, 2013

Hundreds march in Baltimore calling for the passage of a single-payer, universal healthcare system Protesters organized by Health Care is a Human Right – Maryland took to the streets in Baltimore demanding healthcare as a basic human right. “We didn't start a movement to be anti-Obamacare or to be anti-CareFirst or anti-Kaiser,” says Sergio Espana…