General Motors

General Motors Held Responsible for Abuses in its Plant in Colombia

June 23, 2018

A protest at the annual GM shareholders’ meeting in Detroit called attention to the fact that GM in Colombia regularly fires injured workers and fails to provide them with compensation. Frank Hammer, who recently visited the GM worker’s protest in Colombia, organized by the ASOTRECOL union, reports on the shareholder meeting and what is going…

Will Trump’s Plan to Roll Back Fuel Economy Regulations Help American Autoworkers?

March 18, 2017

Retired General Motors employee Frank Hammer and Sierra Club’s Andrew Linhardt say that high efficiency standards lead to job creation while stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions from cars that contribute to climate change

Hammer: 'Moral Bankruptcy' Behind Massive GM Recall

March 16, 2014
Retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer says its unconscionable for GM to have waited until 2014 to recall a defective product it was aware of in 2001, which should prompt the public to examine the company’s practices in foreign assembly plants as well

Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself

January 27, 2014
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that the experience of Spain’s Mondragon, the world’s largest workers’ co-op, shows that workers’ ownership can go to scale, but on their own co-ops will not transform society or the economy

Reality Asserts Itself - Ralph Nader

December 18, 2013
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says McCarthy’s reign of terror made people seek empirical change, like seeking legislative reforms to make safer cars, to avoid being associated with socialism Consumer advocate and author Ralph Nader says that the anti-communist “reign of terror” inaugurated in the 1950’s by Senator Joe McCarthy intimidated…

Privatizing America

December 17, 2013
Journalist and author David Cay Johnston says that private federal contractors need better oversight and should be banned from contributing to election campaigns

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

Fossil Fuel Corporations Dominating the UN Climate Change Conference

November 13, 2013

Rachel Tansey: Civil society groups, green Polish groups and UN delegations from the global south working to push the UN to take action on climate change

Hydraulic Fracking

October 8, 2013
Greg Palast: Signs of radioactivity should be no surprise since Halliburton spent $25 Million to be excluded from Clean Water Act regulating fracking

Reality Asserts Itself - Frank Hammer

October 7, 2013
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer tells the story of his radicalization in the movement against the Vietnam War and turning his back on a professional career to take up working class activism