Afshin Rattansi speaks with UN Special Rapporteur on Poverty and Human Rights Olivier De Schutter. He discusses why the European Union is ‘ill-equipped’ to deal with poverty within its borders, how a decade of austerity across the EU has led to falling investment in social services and caused more poverty, how competition with the internal market keeps wages low in some countries, the effect of Coronavirus on poverty across the EU and much more.
The Jimmy Dore Show When Viktor Shokin, a former Prosecutor General of Ukraine and notable target of onetime Vice President Joe Biden, wrote a book about his experiences in office, there were powerful individuals within the U.S. Government who didn’t want people reading this book, or even becoming aware it existed. And that’s why government agents insisted Twitter censor accounts promoting Shokin’s book, along with countless others in the tsunami of demands for censorship from government agencies that were flooding into the social media company prior to the 2020 election. Guest host Aaron Maté and journalist Matt Taibbi discuss the very dangerous precedent established by this unseemly private-public censorial partnership.