Monday, February 21, 2011

The Resident: The Mid East protests

The Resident: The Mid East protests



After the success of protestors in Egypt, the media has quickly shifted their focus to other areas of unrest. Do they even care about the outcome or just their next scoop?


Should Wisconsin drop unions?

Should Wisconsin drop unions?

As Wisconsin protestors continue to fight for their right to keep a collective bargaining agreement in place. If the agreement were slashed the state would save millions however teachers and other state workers would be left out in the cold. Radio Host and Author Rose Aguilar says people overseas without collective bargaining rights barely make 3 dollars a day, without collective bargaining people will not make a decent wage.

Both sides deadlocked in Wisconsin protests

Both sides deadlocked in Wisconsin protests

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in and around the Wisconsin state capital on Monday morning for a second week of protests to oppose the newly elected Republican Governor Scott Walker's budget proposals. Which in addition to reductions in union bargaining power include financial concessions. A panel of host of The Big Picture Thom Hartmann, Brave New Foundation Political Director Derrick Crowe and host of The Tony Katz Radio Spectacular Tony Katz join RT's Dina Gusovsky to discuss the protests.

Tom Morello to play for Wisconsin protesters

Tom Morello to play for Wisconsin protesters

Former Rage Against the Machine guitar player, Tom Morello with 3 other musicians announced a special performance at the Rally for Wisconsin Workers on February 21 at Capitol Square, Madison, WI. Watch RT's 11minute interview with Tom Morello.

Obama could hold Internet kill switch

Obama could hold Internet kill switch

There is a major debate over new legislation and the impact it could have on the Internet has people from the tech world and Capital Hill talking. There is a clause that will allow the President to pull the plug on the Internet and stop people from accessing it. CNET's Declan McCullagh joins RT's Kristine Frazao to discuss this and other hot web issues.

Is porn immune to the economy?

Is porn immune to the economy?

More people than ever are watching porn, and high demand is helping the industry grow. While the porn industry isn't immune to the recession, it's booming enough to keep lots of people employed and working at a time when California is battered by record unemployment. Gram Ponante says the reason the porn industry has taken a hit during the recession is because there is so much porn available it is driving the value down.

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