RT America -- January 26, 2018

Universal basic income is coming

The mayor of Stockton, California is pushing for a universal basic income program. The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) project aims to distribute $500 per month to the “most vulnerable” citizens, no strings attached. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte reports.

The fate of Haitian refugees

After the devastating 2010 earthquake, thousands of Haitians were allowed into the US with temporary protected status. However, DHS has announced that this status will come to an end on July 22, 2019. The NAACP reacted by filing a lawsuit to block the move, arguing that it discriminates against immigrants of color. Immigration attorney Randy McGrorty discusses the controversy with RT America’s Ashlee Banks in this installment of “Race in America.”

Trump ‘pulling the mask off US policy’ on Palestine – Abunimah

President Donald Trump’s slashing of aid to UNRWA has caused the worst financial crisis in the organization’s history, forcing UNRWA to choose between educating and medically treating the Palestinians, RT America’s Dan Cohen reports. We also hear from co-founder of Electronic Intifada Ali Abunimah, who says Palestinians are in the midst of losing the last of their rights and sovereignty.