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​Orwell’s Kiev, warnings from BP employees, 4 years of corporate personhood

January 23, 2014 04:30

Kiev on January 23, 2014 (Reuters / David Mdzinarishvili)

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Abby Martin calls attention to ongoing protests in Ukraine, highlighting the recent ban on dissent and reports that many citizens in the vicinity of the protests received a mysterious threatening text. BP employees are growing disgruntled with the company’s cutting of employee pensions, as well as holding back compensation for the victims of the Gulf oil spill. We mark the anniversary of the ‘Citizens United’ ruling, discussing the effect 4 years of corporate personhood have had on America’s political landscape. TV show host Kevin O’Leary called out for his callous celebration of the latest Oxfam statistics on the widening gap between the world’s rich and poor. Finally, legislative representative for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Mike Dolan, talks about the growing public awareness of the dangers of turning the Trans Pacific Partnership into law, and the actions we can all take to ending the TPP once and for all.

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