Stephen Vittoria, director of “Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary”, speaks with Mumia Abu-Jamal on: Edward Snowden; Mumia’s recent visit w/Chris Hedges, James Cone, and Cornel West; the release of “Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary” on DVD; and the forthcoming book “Murder Incorporated: Empire, Genocide, and Manifest Destiny” currently being written by Vittoria and Mumia.
Nearly 200,000 demonstrators took to the streets of eight cities in Brazil to protest the rising cost of public services and the government’s spending on next year’s World Cup. The protests originated in Sao Paulo where people showed their opposition to increased public transportation fare, but now that sentiment has spread across the country. Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research takes a closer look at the protests.
What do Takism Square, Google Glass, Trans Pacific Partnership and NSA have in common? Find out in this interview with Noam Chomsky.
On the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the pending trade deal critics are calling “NAFTA on steroids”:
These are patent rules so high, if they’d existed in 19th century the US would be an agricultural producer today… What we now call “piracy” is the way the rich countries developed. There’s a phrase for it in trade theory: kicking away the ladder. First you violate all the rules, then by the time you get rich you kick away the ladder so others can’t do it too and you preach about “free trade.”
This conversation was recorded backstage at the Left Forum in New York, June 8, 2013.