Sojournertruthradio 9-20-13 Roundtable Part 2 by sojournertruthradio published on 2013/09/20 15:40:57 +0000 Friday on our weekly roundtable: Heads of state from countries around the world will descend on NYC next week for the opening of the UN’s General Assembly. In focus at the GA: Syria, Iran, Israel. The Presidents of Iran and the US are having friendly exchanges. Iran wants peace, says it will never build a nuclear weapon and accuses Israel of destabilizing the region. And, the exposure of Syria’s chemical weapons has brought Israel’s chemical and nuclear weapons in focus, how will the US and the EU respond? And on the home front the Tea Party finally is in full control of the House GOP; will they take over the entire Republican Party or have they already done so? What impact will the Tea Party have on the Senate as they threaten to shut down the US government if the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare is not de-funded. Why are Congressional Democrats so gleeful and the general public so silent about these developments? Also, new data reveals that poverty is up in NYC. This news comes in the midst of a mayoral election in NYC city whose theme is “a tale of two cities”. And across the nation 48.8 million are living in poverty the vast majority are single mothers, children and the elderly. And related to poverty and wage levels, a look at the newly announced direction of the AFL-CIO: is Trumka on the right track? What will it take to revive and save organized labor in the US? Panelists are: Jackie Goldberg; Tom Hayden and Dr. Gerald Horne. Sojourner Truth, Friday September 20th.