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The People's Summit 2017

June 19, 2017
Rep. Gwen Moore tells Paul Jay of her journey from poverty to Congress, and how Bill Clinton’s welfare reforms and corporate Democrats refusal to deal with chronic poverty, has allowed the GOP to obstruct legislation that would bring millions out of deep poverty

Trump’s Food Aid Cuts Threaten ‘Suffering & Hunger’ Across U.S.

May 25, 2017

President Donald Trump’s new budget proposal targets food assistance across the United States and critical programs for public health, says Mike Lavender of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Food & Environment program

Trump Budget Slashes Vital Programs to Enrich the Wealthy

May 23, 2017

Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research says President Donald Trump’s new budget makes unprecedented cuts to already subpar levels of social assistance and “redistributes upward” to wealthy Americans.

TRNN Town Hall

June 27, 2014
Without dealing with chronic poverty there can be no end to the violence. Moderated by Jaisal Noor

Campaign Finance Reform

January 22, 2014
Briffault: Private wealth of individuals and spending by super PACs, not just for-profit corporations, are spending huge sums in electoral politics

Yousef Alhelou Reporting From Gaza

September 20, 2013
Egypt’s coup regime limits access to the Rafah border crossing, stranding thousands of patients, students and business people

Brazil Protests

July 17, 2013
The PT government has tried to please the financial elites and gradually reduce poverty, but with public services in crisis, right-wing parties are attempting to use the public’s discontent to their advantage

Social Security Reform

April 14, 2013
Joseph Minarik (former chief economist of the Office of Management and Budget for eight years during the Clinton Administration) and economist Richard Wolff take on President Obama’s proposed changes to Social Security