Mike Ludwig, Truthout: High demand on the mainland has made biotech corn and other seeds one of Hawaii’s top agricultural commodities. The state has become a flashpoint for the debate and a center of anti-GMO activism.
Chris Williams, Truthout: As the Conference of the Parties met in Warsaw for the 19th consecutive year of annual climate negotiations, prospects of a meaningful global treaty receded ever farther, while a train filled with activists demonstrated what kind of new world is possible.
Yana Kunichoff, Truthout: A new study by the National Women’s Law Center shows that, in the same full-time jobs as their male counterparts, women earn significantly less per year, while women of color earn less than men of the same race and white women.
Candice Bernd, Truthout: Truthout spoke with the Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three during an event at the University of North Texas, which screened a new documentary about the case, West of Memphis, directed by Amy Berg and produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh.
Michael Winship, Moyers & Company: “While many will recall the sound of muffled drums as Kennedy’s horse-drawn funeral caisson was moved through the streets of Washington, I’ll remember Friday, 2 p.m., and the echo of drums in a dark and empty school auditorium.”
Elizabeth Warren, Campaign for America’s Future: Warren places the debate about Social Security in the context of a broader “retirement crisis” for the American middle class and explains why, “We should be talking about expanding Social Security benefits – not cutting them.”
Zulfiqar Shah, Truthout: An investigator into the murder of three Hindus, the first reported episode of religious extremist terrorism in Sindh since Pakistan’s independence, believes rejection of his panel’s report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan suggests that the security establishment of Pakistan wants to Talibanize Sindh.
Richard D Wolff, Economic Update/Truthout: Updates on key economic causes of Obamacare difficulties, risks of global deflation, Madrid’s garbage strike, and the $13 billion settlement with J.P. Morgan Chase. Wolff interviews professor Sheila D. Collins on new book about lessons from the New Deal for today‘s crisis and responds to listeners on super PACs and issues of socialism.
In today‘s On the News segment: The Justice Department announced that J.P. Morgan has agreed to a $13 billion settlement over the fraudulent sale of mortgage-backed securities; Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller is trying to protect the internet; there is a lot of radiation activity today; and more.
Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: “Maybe I can somewhat package my attempts to debunk the Hellenization of our discourse by pointing out that the scare stories seem to involve invoking a related set of characters, the confidence gnomes.”
Todd Gitlin, TomDispatch: A movement to forestall the climate crisis must convince many more millions outside Bangladesh or the Pacific islands that what’s “out there” is not remote in time or geographically far away, but remarkably close at hand, already lapping at many shores.
Jaisal Noor, The Real News Network: Jaisal Noor speaks with Chicago journalist Kari Lydersen. She wrote Mayor 1% to explore what Rahm Emanuel’s leadership means for Chicago, including the way he has galvanized the city labor movement and fueled a debate about economic priorities.
Revolving Door Sham: J.P. Morgan CFO Admits $7 Billion of DOJ Settlement Is Tax-Deductible
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: J.P. Morgan Chase gets a $13 billion fine from the Department of Justice, but no one is being charged with a crime. Also, the fine is dramatically diminished by a likely tax cut and a multi-billion payment to Chase from the FDIC.
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