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Speculators Are Buying Up Vacant Properties With Mixed Results For Cities

February 15, 2014

Bill Black: As private equity and investment firms purchase vacant properties, it’s leading to the restoration of homes and a decline in vacancy, but also causing a decline in tax revenue in some cities

Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges

December 5, 2013
On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their wealth will insulate them from the coming storms

Robert Wade: Hot Money & Cross Border Finance

November 18, 2013
The genesis of a perfect storm of collapse explained by political economist, Robert Wade

Peace In Colombia

November 3, 2013
Social justice activists face grave risks in Colombia, considered to have one of the worst human rights record in the Western Hemisphere

Latin America

September 14, 2013
In Colombia after 21 days of a nationwide strike by thousands of farmers, blocking more than 40 roads nationwide, protesting farmers forced the Colombian government to negotiate the rejection of a farm bill and the release of detained protesters.

Five Years After Lehman Brothers Fall, Big Banks Even Larger Pt. 2

September 12, 2013

In contrast to workers and homeowners, banks fully recover from the financial crisis.

Five Years After Lehman Brothers Fall, Big Banks Even Larger

September 12, 2013

In contrast to workers and homeowners, banks fully recover from the financial crisis.

Student Loan Debt

July 31, 2013
Alan Collinge: Student loan bill only perpetuates a system that preys on students

Jihan Hafiz Reporting from Cairo

July 10, 2013
TRNN Cairo correspondent Jihan Hafiz describes tense mood in Egypt after massacre, excessive force by military leaves many in denial of army’s past human rights record