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Prof. Richard Wolff - Here’s What Killed the Labor Movement...

Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work. The barbecues, beers and burgers are still around - but whatever happened to the labor movement that gave Labor Day its name?

Why Canada is Demanding US Drop "Right to Work" Laws

Bryan Pruitt, RedState & Doug Christian, Political Commentator. As part of the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation talks - Canada has called on the U.S. to ban right-to-work laws. The phrase "right-to-work" is also incredibly deceptive -- a more accurate term for these laws would be "right-to-work-for-less laws.” Workers in states with right-to-work- laws make around $6,000 less per year than workers in states that defend unions. So what the Canadians are objecting to here is the fact that their workers have to compete with third world-style labor market in the US. Is this what conservatives want - to turn America into a third world country that's effectively a colony for transnational corporations?

How Many More Lives Sacrificed For Profits for the Military Industrial Complex?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks with Phyllis Bennis, author of the book Ending the Us War in Afghanistan: A Primer, about President Trump’s “Strategy” for Afghanistan and what could be next for the nation’s longest running war. Then in the Big Picture Rumble, Thom is joined by Nick Givas of the Daily Caller and Alex Lawson from Social Security Works. They debate the Trump Administration’s war on the great outdoors and a reported new plan to shrink the size of four National Monuments including ‘Big Bear’ in Utah. Then if the Democrats want to win, should they start to feel the Bern? That’s what a new poll from Public Policy Polling says as it puts Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders ahead of President Trump in a hypothetical match up. Later, the Alt-Right cancels a rally after protesters pledge to leave them a stinky surprise.

How Do We End the War In Afghanistan?

Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies/Ending the Us War in Afghanistan: A Primer. Is Trump aiming for a political victory on Afghanistan or a permanent occupation?

How the Nuclear Industry is Still Poisoning Us

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks with Paul Gunter about why the nuclear industry fails when it comes to your health. Then he talks with Dave McCulloch and Eleanor Goldfield about the lethal new tactics from the alt-right, how Exxon lied about climate change, and Trump’s new not-so-good ‘fiduciary rule’.

Fukushima Releasing 770,000 Tons Of Radioactive Water Into Pacific

Paul Gunter, Reactor Oversight Project, Beyond Nuclear. As part of its cleanup efforts - the company that runs the crippled Fukushima power plant wants to dump almost 800,000 tons of radioactive material into the ocean. How can this possibly be safe?

It's Time To Execute Exxon

Big Picture Panel: Dave McCulloch, National GOP Strategist & Eleanor Goldfield, Act Out!-Occupy.com. A new study out of Harvard has confirmed that fossil fuel giant Exxon Mobil intentionally misled the public for decades about global warming. The study looked at Exxon's internal communications and public statements between 1977 and 2014 - and found a stark difference between the two, "While 80% of internal documents acknowledge that climate change is real and human-caused, yet only 12% of advertorials do so, with 81% instead expressing doubt.” Shouldn't we bring back the corporate death penalty for companies like Exxon?

How Much Longer Will Republicans Let the Trump Circus Last?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks to Charles Sauer of the Market Institute and Derrick Hollie of Reaching America about Trump’s rally in Phoenix, Arizona and a scam brewing in the Treasury Department that would help bankers and not the people. Then, Thom discusses a new documentary “We the People 2.0” with director Leila Conners.

The Second American Revolution w/Director Leila Conners

Leila Conners, We the People 2.0... The Second American Revolution. Fracking - pipelines - mountaintop removal coal mining - these are just a few of the threats facing the environment today. And while we usually think of these threats as "pollution" problems - a more accurate description would probably be "democracy” problems.

Trump's Fitness For Office in Question Now

Charles Sauer, The Market Institute & Derrick Hollie, Project 21. Donald Trump is never going to change. Even Republicans are starting to realize this. But are they actually going to to something about it? Or are they willing to accept an infnite amount of craziness just to give the oligarchs they serve another tax cut?

Dr. Richard Wolff - The Economic Crisis Looming...

Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work. Like thunder rumbling in the distance - the warning signs are growing. Are we heading towards another financial crisis?

Richard Wolff: Has the Economy Hit a New Crisis Milestone?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses the status of subprime auto loans and whether we’re headed towards a financial crisis with economist and professor Dr. Richard Wolff. Then, Thom talks to Ted Goodman of the Daily Caller and Isaiah Poole of People’s Action about Trump’s Afghanistan strategy and Trump considering a pardon for former sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Could One Condo Building Bring Trump Down?

Big Picture Interview: Greg Palast, Investigative Journalist. Could one condo building in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City bring down the entire Trump family?

Is Trump Sending More Troops to the Longest War Ever?

Big Picture Panel: Bryan Pruitt, Contributor-RedState & Valerie Ervin, Senior Adviser-Working Families Party. As Donald Trump prepares to announce his big new Afghanistan strategy, has he already betrayed his campaign promise of "no more stupid wars"?

The Myth of Free Speech...

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses the fallout from Charlottesville and the FBI’s response to a complaint with investigative journalist and filmmaker Greg Palast. Then, Thom talks to Bryan Pruitt of RedState and Valerie Ervin of the Working Families Party about Trump’s upcoming speech on Afghanistan strategy and thousands marching in Boston against white supremacy.

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How Did the America Media Miss the "Pro-Life" Movement Isn't about Saving Life - But - Is About Women Under the Thumbs of Men?

Thom plus logo Anti-abortion groups want you to believe they're all about saving "unborn" human lives, but a new poll shows that, for the majority of abortion rights opponents, that's a lie. The "pro-life" movement, it turns out, is fundamentally about keeping women down - a sentiment that's even shared by a majority of women who support forced pregnancies.
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