The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Karen Piper, the author of The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaosexplains why the United Nations didn't recognize water as a basic human right until 2010 and why Corporations came to support the water resolution. The South African corporate driven water crisis and the public health crisis it led to. Private water companies and why states and cities are beginning to water as money. The three reasons behind the decrease in clean water. Why the corporate sector likes water pollution and why climate change will create more salt water. California and the new strategy of "water banking". Water "rights" and the creepy inequality of the future. Why we need to redesign modern agriculture and promote organic food to help reverse the water crisis. Did the water crisis in the Middle East lead to the creation of ISIS? And why the corporate sector is excited to make money of water shortages.

On The Fun Half: President Obama pushes for Police to wear cameras as part of a larger package of smart policing reforms and Saint Louis Police claims the Rams VP Operations apologized to them for Rams players came out with the "hands up don't shoot" gesture and the VP denies it. Joe Scarborough makes an ass of himself talking about Michael Brown. The World Food Program is facing a sixty four million dollar shortfall in providing food vouchers for Syrian refugees, meanwhile billions were spent on Iraq's "ghost army" that included 50,000 people that didn't exist and your calls and IMs.

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The terror of being a black male in America, protesters rally at the Macy's Day Parade, local news covers the protest in the most stupid way possible, the Obama Cabinet meets on Ferguson, Saint Louis Rams players go out on the field with the "hands up don't shoot" gesture, Cops complain. We ask what part of right wing media will Darren Wilson end up in? Breaking down how absurd it is that Wilson wasn't charged with murder.  Cleveland Police shoot and kill thirteen year old Tamir Brown who was holding a toy gun. Rudy Giuliani wants us to put all of this killing "into context". Congress considers an awful tax deal and the White House kills it. Chuck Schumer is right on government, wrong on healthcare and shady on housing.

On The Fun Half: is New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's right to ban Horse drawn carriage rides in the city? Elizabeth Lauten fired from her job as a Communications Director for Congressman Steven Fincher fired for insulting Malia and Sasha Obama. Why wages are wages stagnate while job growth is increasing? and your calls and IMs.

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