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Media Roundtable: The Gates Foundation’s Global Agenda & The Alabama Amazon Union Vote

  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing a new investigation by The Nation’s Tim Schwab called Bill Gates, Climate Warrior. And Super Emitter. He writes: when will the media realize, with Gates, you have to follow the money.

Later in the show, we'll discuss the historic unionization efforts by Amazon workers at a warehouse in Alabama. Mail-in balloting began on February 8. If workers vote yes, it will be the first Amazon warehouse in the US to unionize.

 

Guests:

Steven Greenhouse, labor journalist and author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor

Tim Schwab, freelance journalist

Web Resources:

The Nation: Bill Gates, Climate Warrior. And Super Emitter.

The Nation: Are Bill Gates’s Billions Distorting Public Health Data?

The Nation: While the Poor Get Sick, Bill Gates Just Gets Richer

Dissent: Will COVID-19 Spur a Wave of Unionization?

The New Republic: The Alabama Town That Could Defeat Jeff Bezos

The Christian Science Monitor: Workers organize biggest union push in Amazon's history

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTOxxCRqpLM&t=5s

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.