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What Cellphone Taxes Say About Republican Hypocrisy
Posted on Nov 11, 2011
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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: David Lazarus tracks the cash from phone and bank fees; good news for unions; moving money out of big banks; anarchy in the USA, and “digital parasites.”
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Chloe Osmer helped organize the first car wash union in Southern California. These are some of the most exploited workers in the country. They often get paid only in tips and they have spent years fighting with their employers just to be treated like human beings.
If you’ve ever scrutinized your cellphone bill, you know that every month you’re charged fees and taxes that really add up. David Lazarus is a business columnist for the Los Angeles Times who says those fees and the services they pay for expose Republican hypocrisy.
Robert Levine is the former editor of Billboard and author of a new book that argues that cultural parasites threaten a creative apocalypse. Only the first half of this extended interview aired live on Truthdig Radio.
Z Magazine co-founder Michael Albert speaks to Leilani Albano about the Occupy movement, anarchism and what’s happening in Europe.
Kristen Christian is the mind behind Bank Transfer Day.
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