FROM Nate Rawlings
Powerful Unions Jump aboard 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement Even Ben Bernanke says he can't blame Occupy Wall Street , since the financial sector helped create America's current economic crisis. The Fed Chairman acknowledged that people are quite unhappy with the state of the economy and blame, "with some justification," the government's response. Today, a group of powerful unions planned to march from Foley Square near New York City Hall to Zuccotti Park in the Financial District, where a few hundred protesters have been camping out for more than two weeks. Nate Rawlings is covering developments for Time magazine.
Occupy Wall Street Catches On around the Country Friday, we discussed Occupy Wall Street and asked if two weeks of protests by a few hundred people might escalate into something more. Over the weekend, groups settled down outside City Hall in Los Angeles and planned to snarl rush-hour traffic in Chicago and Boston. They also appear to have found a central message. "We are the 99 percent" is a slogan now being repeated by protesters in several cities and circulated on the Internet, where the Tumbler blog shows pictures of hand written explanations. Nate Rawlings is covering the story for Time magazine.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.