Supreme Court legalizes bribery, GM’s criminality & BP’s Lake Michigan mess
Abby Martin remarks on the Supreme Court’s decision on the landmark case McCutcheon v FEC, which abolished aggregate individual contributions to political candidates, parties and super PACs. GM’s multi-million car recall after the company knew about a deadly ignition system defect, as well as the government’s severe lack of oversight of a company that taxpayers paid billions of dollars to bail out. Suha Najjar, a student at the University of Michigan, talks about a campaign to urge the school to disassociate from companies associated with Israeli occupation in Palestine. The anniversary of the US withdrawal from Vietnam, the unlearned lessons from the war and parallels to America’s recent conflicts. Finally, Steve Horn of desmogblog.com discusses the recent BP oil spill in Indiana, which resulted in over 1,000 gallons of oil poured into Lake Michigan, a source of drinking water for millions of people.
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