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42 Billion in Tax Breaks Favoring Corporations Extended

December 21, 2014

This is a Christmas present for the tax lobby and Washington insiders, hardly a way to encourage investments with tax incentives, says James Henry, Senior Economist for the Tax Justice Network

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

March 11, 2014
Nuclear power engineer Arnie Gunderson and journalist Chiho Kaneko discuss a lawsuit to hold General Electric and other reactor manufacturing companies responsible and the Japanese public’s attitude toward nuclear energy

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

Scandal Hits Canada’s Senate, Adding to Harper Government’s List of Corruption

October 31, 2013

Yves Engler: Three of Canada’s unelected Senators filed ineligible expense claims and have been told to repay $277,000 in wrongfully claimed expenses

Reality Asserts Itself - Max Blumenthal

October 30, 2013
In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal, author of Goliath – Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, looks at PM Netanyahu’s strategy of ethnic cleansing and negotiations without end

Columbus Day: Indigenous People of the Americas

October 13, 2013
Indigenous organizations protest in Brasilia, against the proposed Constitutional Reform PEC 215 to put the fate of Amazonian Forests in the hands of Congress; this motion was promoted by “Bancada Ruralista”, the Agribusiness’ lobby many years ago and it is being discussed now.

Past is present in Latin America

October 13, 2013
Indigenous organizations protest in Brasilia, against the proposed Constitutional Reform PEC 215 to put the fate of Amazonian Forests in the hands of Congress; this motion was promoted by “Bancada Ruralista”, the Agribusiness’ lobby many years ago and it is being discussed now.

Michigan Anti-Union Law Drafted by ALEC

August 6, 2013
Lisa Graves: ALEC is running a secretive, multi-million dollar slush fund for state lawmakers, looking to influence legislation on ‘right-to-work’, ‘stand your ground’ laws, and voter ID laws

Company Responsible for Deadly Oil Train Crash Says It Won’t Pay, TransCanada Pushes Pipeline Deal

August 1, 2013

Yves Engler: Tragedy in Canadian town turns into an opportunity for some to argue that pipeline transport is safer, when the real argument should be against an oil-driven economy