Margaret and Kevin speak about janitor strikes in Houston, TX and San Francisco, CA and Ralph Nader's campaign to raise the minimum wage to $10/hour through the "Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2012." http://www.timeforaraise.org/.
Russell Mokhiber, Corporate Crime Reporter, discusses two recent articles: http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/corporate-criminal-2012-donations-to-democrats-and-republicans-top-18-million/ and http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/08/03/ten-reasons-im-not-with-barack/. He questions why campaigns return donations from individuals when their crimes are exposed but the same does not happen to corporate criminals who have plead guilty. And he discusses the influence of donations on public policy. Robert Urie discusses two of his recent articles: http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/08/03/say-goodbye-to-social-security/ and http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/05/18/the-true-costs-of-bank-crises/. He describes externalized costs of Capitalism and coming austerity.