Thursday 12 January '12 show notes

Thursday 12 January '12 show notes

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Is America a nation in the midst of a class war?
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More Americans think the nation is in the grips of class warfare than ever before. According to a new Pew Research Center survey – two-thirds of the nation believes there are “strong” conflicts between the rich and the poor in America – that’s an increase of 19-points since 2009. Across all demographics – white, black, Hispanic – and across all political affiliations – Republican, Democrat, and Independents – as well as across all classes – poor, middle class, and rich – majorities of Americans believe there’s a strong conflict between classes. That might have something to do with wealth inequality in America – which now rivals a lot of third-world nations – and the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has brought many of these inequalities to the forefront. Even billionaire Warren Buffet admitted there’s class warfare in America – and he said that it’s his class – the rich class – that’s winning.
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Article: "Pirate Party Strikes Hosting Deal With Wikileaks" by Ernesto, August 17, 2010.
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Article: "Panetta Condemns Marine Video" by Justin Duckham.

Hour Three: Swedish/American politics
- Lasse Lundeberg, Journalist & expert commentator Twitter
Article: "Buchanan Blames MSNBC Absence on "Militant" Gays" by Abby Ohlheiser and Josh Voorhees.
Article: "Sweden Democrats".
Article: "Newt’s killer attack ad" by Politics Anonymous.
Article: "Buy American Act".
Article: "Obama unveils outsourcing attack against Romney" by Christi Parsons and Rick Pearson.
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Thom Hartmann on the News - January 12, 2012
Thom Hartmann on the News - January 12, 2012

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