February 2017 Catalyst: Politics and Culture Archives

Everyone sees big economic shifts due to digitalization and automation—-that displaces more and more people.  Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) (proposed by Rev. Martin Luther King in his fnal Poor People's Campaign and also by  President Richard Nixon in early 1970s) is the idea that everyone in society recieves a "floor" of $10,000 to $12,000 a year. Municipalities in various countries—including Canada—- and a national referndum for BIG in Switzerland, mean that Americans can see this concept in action.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH edition: As a new documentary film I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (directed by Raoul Peck and nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature)reignites interest in perhaps the greatest American essayist of the 20th century, JAMES BALDWIN, we remember his powerful speaking.

FRI. FEB. 17 edition of CATALYST:  Hear a conversation with AMIR MALIK of the MN chapter of Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) & JOHN KELLY of IMMIGRANT LAW CTR. MINNESOTA.

University of MInnesota Law SchoolProf.