Parallels between the John Birch Society and the Tea Party & Walmart holds food drive for its own employees listen11/20/13 Robert Lorei
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Today on Radioactivity we look at the parallels between the John Birch Society and the Tea Party. In 1963 when he travelled to Dallas- President John Kennedy was heavily criticized by the John Birch Society which called him a traitor. In September of this year a citizen’s grand jury “indicted” President Obama and that same group- along with Tea Party groups and others held a rally yesterday calling for President Obama to be impeached.
Rob Lorei interviews expert, Claire Conner on the John Birch Society which was one of America’s leading far right groups beginning in the late 1950s and through the first half of the 1960s. She is author of the book WRAPPED IN THE FLAG. Her father was a national spokesperson for the John Birch Society and her mother was a leading activist within the party
Later the show explores why the employees of one of the wealthiest companies in the country-- Walmart, are in some cases facing food shortages? Other workers are eligible for public assistance. A Walmart in northeast Ohio is holding a holiday canned food drive — for its own underpaid employees. “Please Donate Food Items Here, so Associates in Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner,” a sign reads in the employee lounge of a Canton-area Walmart. Rob speaks with Derrick L. Plummer who works with the campaign Making Change at Walmart.
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