executive

Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

March 13, 2014
Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security

JP Morgan Will Not Be Criminally Prosecuted for Its Role in Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme

January 7, 2014

JP Morgan served as the principal bank for Bernie Madoff, causing losses of $20 billion, yet they will pay only $2.6 billion in settlement charges

Wisconsin Recall

November 18, 2013
Wisconsin Republicans make a push to limit terms of recalls, after Republican Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election last year.

Toronto police confirm existence of crack cocaine video; mayor dismisses calls for his resignation

November 2, 2013

Police investigation finds video consistent with existing media reports and leads to extortion charge of mayor’s friend and driver, Sandro Lisi

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo on Whistleblowers

October 22, 2013
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: President Obama’s program encourages federal employees to report suspicious actions by their coworkers, creating a culture similar to the East German Statsi

Crisis in the Eurozone

October 10, 2013
Enno Schmidt of Switzerland’s Basic Income Initiative collected 100,000 signatures to provide every adult citizen with $2,800/month.

McDonald’s Employee Confronts Executive: I Can’t Afford Shoes For My Children

October 8, 2013

Mother of two arrested after confronting McDonald’s President about poverty wages. Nancy Salgado, 26 years old, is a cashier at McDonald's.  She is a single mother with two children.  Nancy earns $8.25 an hour working thirty to forty hours a week. She has worked for McDonald’s since she was 16 and has never had a…

Reality Asserts Itself - Vijay Prashad

August 11, 2013
In the final segment of Paul Jay’s interview with Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself, the subject is the undermining of international law and military interventions in the name of human rights.

Obama Climate Change Strategy: Politically Realistic or Strategy for Disaster?

July 25, 2013

Nafeez Ahmed and David Roberts discuss and debate the question “Are Obama’s policies pushing things as far as politically possible or is he failing to alert Americans to the urgent danger of climate change?” pt.1