On WPKN's Counterpoint
first appeared on WPKN 89.5fm
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Ben Beachy, Research Director with Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch discusses the major issues of jobs, lack of transparency and the role of corporate lobbyists in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement negotiations.
Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York City, is the author of the new book,"Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism," and "Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism." He examines the issues of class relating to Mitt Romney's secretly video taped comments denigrating 47% of the U.S. population during a private fundraiser with millionaires, and the critical conversations about class and the crisis in capitalism that neither party will talk about.
Jonathan Brater, counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, talks about his group's work on challenging voter suppression laws in states round the country, and the introduction of the Voter Empowerment Act legislation in both the House and U.S. Senate.
Jamal Abdi, Policy Director with the National Iranian American Council and former Congressional advisor assesses the rising tension between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netnayahu over questions on if and how the U.S. will respond to Iran's alleged effort to gain nuclear weapons capability.
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