The 2008 housing meltdown that effectively busted the American dream of homeownership has morphed into a new heist based on corporate rental empires with all the same culprits. The answer to the question of who these profiteers are is written out in the title of journalist Aaron Glantz’s book “Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream.” In the latest installment of Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer’s podcast, Glantz explains why he wanted to look at the root of the housing crisis that left so many American lives in tatters.
Maj. Danny Sjursen discusses the troubling U.S. response to the international criminal court’s decision to permit an investigation into the Afghanistan War.
Robert Scheer speaks with Tariq Ali, renowned British journalist and co-editor of the recent collection of essays, “In Defense of Julian Assange.”
Intelligence expert William Binney discusses the revelation that a widely used encryption service has been in government hands for decades.
As tensions between progressives and moderates boil over, former presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich offers an insider’s take on the party
“College Behind Bars” director Lynn Novick and former inmate Jule Hall examine how prison education can be used to combat recidivism.
Combat veteran Maj. Danny Sjursen reflects on the moral impact America’s longest war has had on its own people.
Activist Norman Solomon discusses how the class war that gave rise to Bernie Sanders’ campaign is the fault of a long line of corporate Democrats like Joe Biden.
A new book shows how the activist’s positions on issues like the Vietnam War and environmental justice helped move civil rights leaders left.
The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal reflects on his experience growing up with America’s most powerful family, the Sanders insurgency and more.