Obama the 1 percenter, degrowth movement & fast food strikers unite
President Obama called out for giving a speech against growing income inequality while surrounding his administration with Wall Street Bankers. Corporate media’s fake phenomenon of the ‘Knockout Game’, while ignoring real stories such as lobbying group ALEC’s fight against green energy. The NSA’s collection of 5 billion cell phone records and the UK government’s attempt to criminalize journalism by going after the editor of the Guardian. Charles Eisenstein, author and activist with the degrowth movement, which promotes an anti-consumerist economy and a rethinking of the modern money system, joins Abby. Gar Alperovitz, political economy professor at the University of Maryland about his social prescriptions for democratizing local economies, citing the benefits of credit unions and participatory budgets. Props to the fast food workers who are leading protests across the country for better wages and the right to unionize. Finally, a short tribute to revolutionary and peace activist Nelson Mandela, who just passed away at the age of 95.