Friday, July 22, 2005

  • Will the AFL-CIO Split? A Debate on the Future of Organized Labor


    As the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor organization, heads to its convention, we host a debate on the future of organized labor. We speak with Karen Ackerman, political director of the AFL-CIO, Chris Chafe, Chief of Staff at UNITE HERE as well as Kim Moody, co-founder of the rank and file newsletter Labor Notes and professor at Brooklyn College. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Great American Jobs Scam: Corporate Tax Dodging and the Myth of Job Creation


    We speak with Greg Leroy, author of the book "The Great American Jobs Scam: Corporate Tax Dodging and the Myth of Job Creation" that shows how–in case after case–false promises of good jobs and higher tax revenues by large corporations land them huge tax breaks and other subsidies from state and local governments. [includes rush transcript]

  • Pastors For Peace Caravan to Cuba Stopped at U.S.-Mexican Border


    Volunteers attempting to deliver tons of humanitarian aid and hurricane relief to Cuba were stopped at the U.S.–Mexican border Thursday. The volunteers are part of a Pastors for Peace caravan, a group which delivers shipments of humanitarian aid yearly to Latin American countries and Cuba. [includes rush transcript]

  • Remembering Farouk Abdel-Muhti: One Year Anniversary of Death of Palestinian Activist


    A vigil is being held today in New York to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Palestinian human rights activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti. He was jailed for two years without charge. He died last summer just three months after being released. We play an excerpt of the documentary, "Farouk Abdel-Muhti: Political Prisoner. [includes rush transcript]

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