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PBC News & Comment: Minimum Wage Workers Fleeced by Banks, Payday Lenders, Employers

Peter van Buren, the State Dept. whistleblower, publishes “Ghosts of Tom Joad” and depicts the plight of today’s disposable worker….Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

–in excerpt from our in-depth, exclusive first interview with Peter van Buren, he describes the ways that minimum wage workers lose money to financial giants

–Social Security suspends collection program aimed at “overpayments” from many years ago

–9/11 families claim FBI spying on Gitmo lawyers is “sabotage”

–NYPD disbands Muslim surveillance unit

–Lavabit loses appeal over contempt for refusing to reveal encryption keys to government

–Sebelius may run for Senate from Kansas

–rare, critical review of Hillary as Secretary of State in NY Times

–war drums get louder as Ukraine attempts to confront Russians

–cellphone makers agree to install “kill switch”, hoping to avoid new California law