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Max Blumenthal Reveals Surveillance Program in Yemen Run by Cambridge Analytica Parent Company SCL Group

June 1, 2018

Journalist Max Blumenthal published documents showing how Cambridge Analytica’s parent company SCL Group ran a secret counter-insurgency operation in Yemen on behalf of a US-based military contractor, called Project Titania. The UK government likely contracted it, exploiting NGOs and spying on populations in the Middle East

Trudeau Government Spends Billions to Acquire Tar Sands Pipeline in Canada

Trudeau Government Spends Billions to Acquire Tar Sands Pipeline in Canada

June 1, 2018

Adam Scott of Oil Change International says Trudeau’s Transmountain acquisition makes no economic or environmental sense, it is  “Incredibly Stupid”

Unemployment at the Heart of Italy's Economic Crisis

Unemployment at the Heart of Italy’s Economic Crisis

June 1, 2018

Italian President calls on Five Star and Lega to choose another Finance Minister if they wish to form a government.  Economist Bill Black and Mark Weisbrot discuss the political dynamics and the economic crisis

Kiragu-Beauttah

A Baltimore Teacher Uses Comedy to Reach Class Clowns

May 31, 2018

Kiragu Beauttah, a stand up comedian and teacher, has combined the two different facets of his life in the “Class Clowns” program at Frederick Douglass High School, where he uses comedy to teach creative writing.

Flood in Ellicott City

Overdevelopment and Climate Change Collide in Catastrophic Flood

May 29, 2018

Floods in Ellicott City over Memorial Day weekend killed a national guardsman and left many stranded. Residents say without dramatic policy changes, the town will not survive.

Reality Asserts Itself - Rana Foroohar

May 9, 2018
On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Foroohar says the legalization of stock buybacks in 1982 allowed companies like Apple to now spend only 15% of their investments on R&D, while the majority is spent on market manipulation; the Financial Times columnist and author of “Makers and Takers” says the move from traditional pensions to 401k’s makes everyone feel they benefit from finance, when the vast majority of profits go to the elites and most people’s living standards deteriorate – with host Paul Jay