April 15 - How Wal-Mart and the Waltons Avoid Billions on Tax Day; Why America's White Supremacists are Not Labelled Terrorists; Nigeria's Brazen Home Grown Insurgency

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We begin on this tax day and speak with Frank Clemente, the Executive Director and co-founder of Americans for Tax Fairness who is the lead author of a new report from Americans for Tax Fairness, “Wal-Mart on Tax Day: How Taxpayers Subsidize America’s Biggest Employer and Richest Family”. We discuss how America’s richest family, the heirs of the founder of Wal-Mart, avoid an estimated $607 million in taxes, and how Wal-Mart that had $15 billion in profits last year, receives an estimated $6.2 billion in taxpayer subsidies while avoiding an estimated $1 billion in federal taxes.

 

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Then on the anniversary of the Boston bombing terrorist attack, we examine why white so-called “Christians” who engage in murderous attacks against other religious groups in America are not labeled terrorists. Brian Levin, a criminologist, civil rights attorney, professor of criminal justice and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino, joins us to discuss the latest attack on a Jewish Community Center in Kansas in which three Christians were shot by a white supremacist who yelled “Heil Hitler”, a neo-Nazi who had previously organized a “Christian Army” with heavy weapons stolen from U.S. armories.  

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Then finally, following Monday’s bombing in Nigeria’s capital in which 71 died and 124 were injured, we will look into Tuesday’s abduction of over 100 schoolgirls in Nigeria by the same Islamist insurgent group responsible for the bombing, Boko Harum, which translated means “opposition to Western education.” Aneidi Okure, the executive director of Africa Faith and Justice Network who is a member of the Order of Preachers in the Dominican Province of St. Joseph the Worker in Nigeria, joins us to discuss the Nigerian government’s failure to deal with this increasingly dangerous and destructive home-grown terrorist organization. 

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