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Professor Richard D. Wolff. is one of the world's leading Marxian economists and is a professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, where he taught from 1973 to 2008. He is also currently currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York. He is also a founding member of the Green Party of New Haven Connecticut, is the host of Economic Update, at WBAI in New York City, and has co-authored 13 books, most recently "Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism" in 2012.

Do we have true capitalism? What exactly is Marxism, and why does it exist? Most Americans have a knee-jerk reaction against Marxism, but is it fully justified to not even speak of it? What political histories and structures are compatible with different economic systems? Is there a positive role Marxism has taken in national and world economies?

Avowed capitalist Cenk Uygur discusses these questions and much more with Professor Richard D. Wolff.

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/profwolff

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Kai Newkirk is the first person to video tape Supreme Court proceedings and post them online. He is now a progressive organizer and co-founded the 99Rise Movement. He helped lead the recent March for Democracy in California, which focused on addressing the corrosive influence of money in politics. He discusses his ideas for 99Rise moving forward, and expounds of the need for mass, nonviolent protest in reaffirming control over the political system.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 22, 2014. For more go to tytmembership.com

 

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Cenk hosting. The St. Louis Police Department releases a video of the shooting of Kajima Powell, showing that there were 9-10 shoots fired, with police on the scene handcuffing Powell after his death and another officer raising his gun on the deceased. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson states, “the officers did what I think you or I would do, they protected their life in a situation.” Attorney General Eric Holder goes to Ferguson, Missouri sharing sympathy with the family of Michael Brown and will stand with Ferguson, along with relating from his personal experiences saying, “I am the Attorney General of the United States, but I am also a black man.” Bank Of America has been required to pay a settlement of 16 billion dollars to the federal government becoming the largest corporate settlement in US history, for the sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities that fueled the 2008 financial crisis. Sean Hannity talks to Committeewoman Patricia Byrnes of Ferguson, MO with Sean on the side of the cops and being obnoxious towards Patricia saying, “you don’t know if it’s about police brutality.”

Gina Grad and Cenk hosting. William McDaniel of Montana felt like he got ripped off by a stripper and decided to call 911 to seek justice. 16 year old Alex Stone of Summerville, South Carolina got suspended from school and arrested by the cops for writing about shooting a pet dinosaur. Dr. Patrick Johnson, Director of Personhood in Ohio, claims that boobs of topless dancers from the Foxhole dance club causes homosexuality. Kevin Arcola of the American Family Association, has urged his followers not to participate in ice-bucket challenges for ALS claiming that it encourages abortions.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 21, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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The Young Turks - 08.20.14: Crazy Republican, Super Sperm, Twitter Ban, Super Bowl Halftime, & Orgasm Study

Cenk & Johnny Pie hosting today. Cenk reveals the “Amazing Fact Of The Day” on the first cop shooting in Iceland. Scientist Art Robinson from Oregon is running for US congress against Pete De Fazio and is requesting 1,000 urine samples from voters for a research study on aging. Citizens of Israel are requesting sperm samples from Israeli soldiers who have had combat experience for the Rambam Medical Center.

Cenk & Ana hosting. Twitter has suspended accounts that post the beheading of journalist James Foley by ISIS militants. The NFL is asking musicians to pay to play at the Super Bowl halftime show in order to cut production costs. The Kinsey Institute has released a study on which demographic experiences the most “orgasmic occurrence”.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 20, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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The Young Turks - 08.19.14: Militarized Police, Ferguson Uprising, Obama, Fat Kids & 10k Club

Cenk hosting today.  The program that gives military equipment to local police departments was ratcheted down after Alan Grayson tried to pass legislation to ban the handing down of huge war machines like aircraft and nuclear weapons.  The bill was overwhelmingly voted down.  One caucus member said that its too hard to vote on a bill without lobbyist recommendations, meaning he’d have to decide for himself without knowing if he’s stepping on the toes of his masters with the money.  President Obama’s responses to the situation in Ferguson have been highly criticized by Conservatives.  Video of Paul Ryan talking about how we need to take a deep breath and not try to take advantage of the situation in Missouri.  This is part of the setup to force Obama to do nothing to change.  Mashup of multiple talking heads claiming that Obama has jumped into the situation before he knows all of the facts and that he’s inserting racism and pushing for more violence.  After all of these warnings, Obama spoke last night and said he has to be very careful not to jump in too soon or prejudge the situation before all of the facts are revealed.  Cenko Unchained.  Cenk talks about how Obama has shown he can take on the issue of discrimination and race with eloquence, but refuses to do so when it doesn’t directly affect him.  Cenk dives into ways Obama could bring to light the things that affect all of us regarding race.  Democratic Senators that are fighting to get Obama’s judges and issues passed are growing weary of Obama’s disengaged energy and lack of fight.  His only objective is to be seen as above the fray, not a Democratic president that works with fellow Dems.  With this huge loss of allies, Cenk warns that when his enemies attack in the form of impeachment, he won’t have fellow Dems to back him up.  This same scenario is what helped end Nixon’s presidency.

Ana joins Cenk for SCS.  P.E. teachers are now putting heart monitors on their chests to make sure that they are being active.  Ana likes this idea, but Cenk is completely against it.  TYT Supreme Court is split, so a poll will be posted for the TYT Army to decide.  A tribe of outlaw Instagramers post pictures of their daredevil escapades on top of NYC buildings at night.  The shots they get are amazing.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 19, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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The Young Turks - 08.18.14: #JusticeForMikeBrown, Elderly Woman Arrested, Ebola & 3 Day Work Week

Cenk hosting. Latest on Ferguson, MO. The National Guard has been called in to calm the ongoing clashes. The anger was potentially ramped back up when a curfew was implemented. An independent autopsy was done after being commissioned by the Brown family, and showed that there were 6 bullet wounds in Brown’s body, with 2 in the head. The St. Louis medical examiner’s autopsy said that he was shot 6-8 times and had marijuana in his system. Some describe the weed aspect as a “bombshell.” It also said that Brown died about 35 feet from the police car, where the confrontation occurred. A neighbor that saw the shooting recorded some tape of the immediate aftermath.

Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Evansville, IN police raided the home of an elderly woman over some anti-police posts to an online forum. They tracked the IP address to her home and violently broke in. It turned out that the online threats never came from the home because someone used their internet since it wasn’t password protected. 17 suspected ebola patients in a quarantine center in Liberia have been taken out, presumably by family members that think the outbreak of the disease is a hoax. The FDA is failing to properly enforce oversight of the food industry, including chemical preservatives, flavorings, and thickening agents. Due to their failures, people are suffering from the side effects of consuming these chemicals. This system relies on the food industry to police themselves. The world’s 2nd wealthiest man, Carlos Slim has some plans for better financial success. One of his ideas is to have a 3 day work week, just longer hours, so that people will have more time for themselves and not become work robots.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 18, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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