Primary corruption from DNC California, climate crisis, French strikes
The Democratic primary in 2016 was a dirty affair rife with voter suppression, DNC corruption, & corporate propaganda undermining Senator Sanders. 2020 is likely to be the same, so Lee goes over California's DNC scheme to stop progressives and independents from weighing in on their primary. In 'Taking The News From Behind' a new study finds that increasing the minimum wage significantly reduces suicide rates, the shocking scale of military spending on wars in the Middle East over the past two decades, how lies about Iran continue to fall apart, and more.
Naomi Karavani compares the French strike movement against the austerity politics of Emmanuel Macron to US homegrown strikes. The French have been engaged in a radical protest movement for over a year now and, despite multiple offers from their government, they refuse to stop. US labor can learn a lot from them. Natalie McGill finishes the show off with a report on how the FDA fast-tracked the opiate Dsuvia, which it rightly suspected would lead to deaths if it were rolled out.