Witch Hunts and Enclosures: Bodies, Land and Women How are witch hunts and Capitalist economies linked? Silvia Federici, wrote the groundbreaking book, Caliban and the Witch. In that book she argues that the witch hunts of the fifteenth century were a necessary pre-condition for Capitalism to flourish. Just as the enclosures of the middle ages created a population of landless peasants, women were experiencing a...
Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! This month marks the ten year anniversary of the stock market crash of 2018. And we commemorate the crash by looking at what’s changed in the world of banking and what hasn’t. Nomi Prins, former managing director at Goldman Sachs, discusses her new book, “Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World” She explains the history of...
Staying Rooted: Community Focused Economic Models, Cooperative Housing, and the New Economy Coalition
Collective housing, cultural co-ops, land trusts, community banks are community-rooted enterprises that empower those that have been excluded from traditional economic institutions. Solidarity economy models exercised throughout the country are becoming viable solutions towards sustainable and economically just living. Today we’re visiting community-rooted enterprises where people are rethinking power and participation in their...
Imagine paying almost nothing in taxessounds great doesnt it? Some of Americas biggest companies are doing just that and making millions or even billions in profits, thanks to loopholes and political influence On this edition, why does big business pay lower tax rates than the rest of us? And how activists have brought the issue into the spotlight.
We look back at the 2003 invasion of Iraq, 10 years later. For Iraqis, for the US military, and for the anti-war movement: how have things changed, and what has the world learned?
In dozens of countries, millions of people live beside militarized border walls, areas which can be quite dangerous. From Palestinian farmers to shootings at the US and Mexico border; living in the shadow of the wall.
As 2013 approaches, we look at some of the important issues we’ve covered in 2012: from domestic workers struggling for respect, to the consequences of climate change, todrone warfare. We’ll listen back to some highlights from those programs, and get updates on where those stories stand now.
Every summer, wildfires torch thousands of acres of land. The National Forest Service rushes to the rescue; to save lives, homes, and communities. But is the agency’s approach to fire doing more harm than good? Producer George Lavender takes a closer look at the “War on Fire.”
The global economic situation is causing more people to consider worker owned businesses. We go from Chicago, where workers are trying to take over the factory to save their jobs, to the Basque country in Spain, where an entire region has formed a massive co-operative society.
The Tea Party has come a long way, but who’s really behind it? On this edition: how some of America’s largest corporations are using grassroots movements to influence law makers. We hear excerpts from Taki Oldham’s documentary “The Billionaires’ Tea Party” and learn more about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).