corruption

While Activists Mobilize for Lula, Right-wing Extremist is Inaugurated in Brazil

While Activists Mobilize for Lula, Right-wing Extremist is Inaugurated in Brazil

January 2, 2019

January 1st was the inauguration of Brazil’s new right-wing extremist president Jair Bolsonaro. In his speech he promised to rid Brazil of socialism. Meanwhile, at a prison in Curitiba, thousands gathered in support of former Workers Party President Lula. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of November 26 and December 3, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of November 26 and December 3, 2018

December 11, 2018

Dharna Noor, Khalilah Harris and Eze Jackson talk about the new Brookings report that reveals $156 billion in property value denied to black communities. They also discuss Johns Hopkins’ nurses’ fight to unionize, Baltimore City Council’s proposal of income-based water billing, a young man’s dangerous experience with an undercover cop, and more

Pentagon Engaged in Unfathomable Financial Mismanagement

December 5, 2018

Around the same time that auditors declared that the Department of Defense’s finances are unauditable, The Nation published an extensive exposé of just how deliberately falsified and mismanaged the Pentagon’s accounts are. We speak to the report’s author, investigative journalist David Lindorff      

Antitrust and How Kleptocracy Corrupts What Markets are Supposed to do Well

Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism

November 23, 2018
Bert Foer, Senior Fellow at the American Antitrust Institute speaks at the forum, “Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism,” held in Washington DC, on October 19, 2018
Brazil's 'Slow Motion Coup' - General Admits Intimidating Court into Imprisoning Lula da Silva

Brazil’s ‘Slow Motion Coup’ – General Admits Intimidating Court into Imprisoning Lula da Silva

November 14, 2018

The latest revelation about Brazil’s slow motion coup, designed to ensure that the center-left remains out of power and the far-right takes control, involves a general who admitted that he threatened the Supreme Court so it would imprison presidential front-runner Lula da Silva. We discuss the development with Brian Mier

Haitians Rise Up Against Corruption, Austerity

Haitians Rise Up Against Corruption, Austerity

October 28, 2018

A corruption scandal in Haiti has ignited a massive protest and thrown the Haitian government into crisis. At issue is the misuse of nearly $2 billion from PetroCaribe, a Venezuela-sponsored program that was supposed to help rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. We speak to Jake Johnston of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Iraq’s protests: What you need to know

July 23, 2018

DW. Protests against corruption, poor services and unemployment are challenging the Shiite political class that since 2003 has pilfered the country’s resources. Demonstrations in Iraq are not new, but these are different. July has witnessed soaring temperatures in southern Iraq that have boiled over into popular mass mobilization against corruption, wretched services and unemployment. Mass…

Cop Shortage Called Into Question Amid Excessive Overtime Spending

July 18, 2018

A Baltimore city councilman is calling into question the narrative that overtime is driven by a shortage of patrol officers after obtaining detailed documents on staffing

Class and Corruption Take Center Stage in the Iraqi Election

Class and Corruption Take Center Stage in the Iraqi Election

May 15, 2018

Moqtada al-Sadr, the cleric known for organizing uprisings against the U.S. military and rejecting Iranian influence, led the Alliance of Revolutionaries for Reform to victory in Iraq. We speak to professor Sabah Alnasseri

How Central Bank Independence Led to Impunity in Latvia

April 25, 2018

Latvia’s extreme austerity and neoliberal experience has led it down the path of becoming a major hub for money laundering. Its Central Bank governor, Ilmars Rimsevics, is at the heart of the scandal, but enjoys the protection of central bank autonomy, explains former financial regulator Bill Black