May 14 0 Leveling The Electoral Playing Field; The Indignants Make A Stand; Spain's Missing Historical Memory

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Part 1

We begin with the other face of Facebook and look into how the co-founder of the social network is avoiding 600 million in taxes. Ilyse Hogue, former Senior Advisor to Media Matters and Director of Political Advocacy and Communication at joins us to discuss this and how the 99% can level the electoral playing field as the 1% pour in millions to buy the 2012 elections.

ilyse hogue


Part 2

Then we look into increasing political tensions in Spain where youth unemployment is over 50% and mass demonstrations are expected to culminate tomorrow on the one year anniversary of the founding of the “Indignants” movement. Anthony Geist, a professor at the University of Washington who specializes in contemporary literature and culture of Spain joins us to discuss the political mood in a country that might soon join Greece as the next insolvent country in the Eurozone.


anthony geist


Part 3

Then we discuss the economic and political tensions in Spain further with Dr. Louisa-Elena Delgado, a professor of Spanish Studies at the University of Illinois-Urbana. We look into the Spanish national identity that has not been reconciled following the murderous reign of the Franco dictatorship, and the role of the disgraced King and the current conservative government who are imposing austerity while denying historical memory.

louisa delgado
  Music: The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love; Ray Charles - Busted; Willie Nelson - Spanish Eyes; Rodrigo y Gabriela - Diablo Rojo