On the new episode of Redacted Tonight, Lee explains why kittens must die in order for humans to live. Surveillance bill to pass soon, the Koch brothers gave a crazy interview and you won’t believe what they said, and comedian Judah Friedlander joins us to talk about his new book. Also – John F. O’Donnell explain why Marco Rubio may be the new GOP frontrunner.
Denver did something really cool recently. Volunteers built micro-homes for homeless residents – for free! Denver also did something really not cool recently. The Denver police department tore down the micro-homes and arrested the volunteers. Lee Camp explains on Redacted Tonight.
After Chevron covered the Amazon in toxic sludge, Ecuadorian locals sued them for obvious damages. In response, Chevron counter-sued the local Ecuadorians because it just seemed like the right thing to do. (Sarcasm.) But recently Chevron’s star witness has admitted lying and bribery. Lee Camp explains how Ecuadorians are fighting this counter-case and how awareness can stop companies like Chevron from dodging justice.
This past week Professor Sheldon Wolin, who coined the idea of “Inverted Totalitarianism,” passed away. In the same week, U.S. political prisoner Reverend Ed Pinkney had his phone privileges and contact with the outside world taken away. These may seem like two unrelated events, but they’re not. Lee Camp explains how Wolin and Pinkney are connected through “Inverted Totalitarianism.” New from Redacted Tonight.
On this week’s Redacted Tonight, Lee talks about Reverend Ed Pinkney – the political prisoner you’ve never heard of. He’s slated to be locked up for years because he got in the way of a major corporation. Denver police arrest volunteers building micro-homes for the homeless, Chevron sues Ecuadorians for suing Chevron over Amazon oil spill, and Carlos Delgado explains why robots are scarier than capitalism. Also – John F. O’Donnell reports from the second Republican Presidential debate in Colorado.
For the first time in the company’s history, the McDonald’s franchise has been shrinking. Add on to that, Monsanto’s 26% drop in stocks, and it’s quite the sticky situation. Not for the general public, but for two of the world’s most evil companies. Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp explains how public awareness and action causes giants like Monsanto and McDonald’s to struggle.
The Democratic presidential debate happened and, based on poll numbers, Bernie Sanders won the debate. According to CNN Hillary won the debate. This may be confusing, considering every poll after the debate gave concrete numbers showing Bernie’s victory. But when it comes to the media, numbers don’t matter – when you can report revisionist history. Redacted Tonight shows how the media is lying.
On this week’s Redacted Tonight, Lee explains why the public shouldn’t be complacent about the use of drone strikes. McDonald’s and Monsanto are struggling, and CNN is caught lying about Hilary’s campaign. Abby Feldman explains why happiness can’t be purchased. Also – John F. O’Donnell asks if criminal justice reform is here to stay or if it’s just a passing fad.
Recently, Iceland has prosecuted and jailed three more bankers involved in the Icelandic financial crash of 2008. This is great news, but Lee asks, why aren’t we doing the same? Lee follows up with shocking facts surrounding the number of U.S. bankers arrested and who we are willing to go after. From Redacted Tonight.
Watch as John asks hard hitting questions to reporters, wandering strangers, and maybe even a Presidential candidate? This and more on this week’s “Break Down!”
Lee explains how small starts can lead to big changes. A new Snowden has leaked “The Drone Papers” to the public, Americans celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, and GMO lobbyists seek to protect Big Agra by pushing the D.A.R.K Act. Abby Feldman explains why locally sourced food is gauche and tacky. Also – We sent John F. O’Donnell to cover this first Democratic Presidential Debate in Las Vegas, and he has much to report.
New York has a policy of, “If you see something, say something,” and now it’s not just limited to suspicious packages. A new whistleblower campaign has been launched, ENCOURAGING Wall Street bankers to blow the whistle on their bosses! Lee Camp explains.
A deal has been reached on the Trans Pacific Partnership and this secret agreement between the government and corporations will herald a new world order! Get set to pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of Walmart, or whichever corporation is running your country. Lee Camp explains why the TPP will change the world as we know it – for the worse.
A Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan was bombed over the weekend. This is a very rare instance of a Nobel Peace Prize winner bombing another Peace Prize Winner. In fact, it’s the first. Also – these doctors don’t just have ironic bombs to worry about, the TPP will make their jobs that much harder as well! Lee Camp explains.
TPP approval is imminent and Lee explains why this will create a New World Order. South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham asks for federal aid despite previously voting against hurricane Sandy aid, Wall Street whistleblowing is now being encouraged, and Doctors Without Borders was bombed over the weekend by the U.S. military. Also – Abby Feldman asks: if refugees weren’t Syrian, how would we treat them?