Populist Dialogues

Populist Dialogues is Alliance for Democracy's 1/2 hour weekly cable public access program, interviewing individuals on topics such as corporate personhood, and single payer healthcare, money in politics and more. All from a populist progressive perspective.

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Populist Dialogues - 12-43 Austerity - Attack of the 2pct

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Guests Nicholas Caleb (government Professor at Concordia University in Portland) and Mike Losier (Media Spokesperson with Portland Action Lab) identify what austerity economic policy is, how it represents attacks on the services and functions of government around the world, how people have responded in Europe and the United States.  Lastly, they discuss efforts in the United States, specifically in Portland, to develop consciousness about austerity as a policy program of the elite and how we,the people, mobilize in opposition.

Populist Dialogues - 12-41 Trans Pacific Partnership

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Guest Elizabeth Swager is Asst Director of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign. She talks about her role in the enactment of Portland Oregon's sweat-free procurement ordinance, designed to protect foreign factory workers. She goes on to review past “free-trade agreements” (NAFTA, Panama, Columbia and So Korea) and their effects on American jobs losses, tax havens and challenges to laws and regulations as a result of investor protection clauses. The TransPacific Partnership is then discussed as as NAFTA on Steroids.