Today, Economist Ann Pettitfor (@AnnPettifor) on her book, 'The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers.' And for members, filmmaker Alex Gibney on his documentary, 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room' with Sam and Janeane on April 29, 2005
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Twitter and Facebook suspend social media accounts linked to a Chinese disinformation campaign targeting the Hong Kong protests. The White House is kicking around the idea of a payroll tax cut to avoid a recession before the 2020 election. Ilhan Omar urges her fellow Democrats to visit Israel and report on the “cruel reality” of the occupation. And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES: A group of students at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, gave a Nazi salute and sang a Nazi song during an awards ceremony last year, according to video reviewed by The Daily Beast. It’s the second such incident in the region in the year. Politico reports that Planned Parenthood has pulled out of the Title X federal family planning program rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule barring federally funded clinics from referring patients to abortion providers. From Reuters, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday shook up the leadership at the federal Bureau of Prisons, removing its acting chief following the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City jail. A Bernie Sanders softball game sparked a last-minute controversy after Bernie sent an email to supporters promoting the game between his campaign staff and members of the press corps. CNN and ABC News have since pulled out of the event, not wanting to be associated with a “campaign fundraising effort.” (Politico)
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: The DNC decides that the imminent collapse of planet Earth isn’t worth talking about for 2 hours. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders unleashes an ambitious $16 trillion plan to fight climate change as he calls for fossil fuel executives to be criminally prosecuted. And lastly, Bill Barr’s Justice Department sent its Immigration Judges an email linked to a White Nationalist blog post full of anti-semitic attacks. And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES: The intercept has a in depth piece from the Front Lines of Bolsonaro’s War on the Amazon rainforest, as Brazil’s forest communities fight against this climate catastrophe. Vanity Fair is reporting that Trump has been privately telling congressional Republicans that he thinks gutting Medicare could be a “fun second term project.” The American Prospect reports that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have returned campaign contributions from individuals employed at hedge funds that have investments in Puerto Rican debt, after an open letter from a coalition of progressive activist groups sent last week demanded that presidential candidates reject donations tied to the misery on the island.