BTS 5/7/10: UK Elections; Greek General Strike; Jobs Report; Connecting Crises

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Tonight, Paul Mason, Economics Editor of BBC’s Newsnight joins us for an analysis of Britain’s historic General Election which resulted in a hung parliament and left the David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown to try to cobble together a coalition government, decidedly continental in style and not British.

Savas Michael Matsas reports for us on Greece's General Strike of May 5, which Savas is calling the Greek Volcano, and like Iceland's volcano, this too will impact the entire Eurozone as well as the United States.

Max Fraad Wolff joins us for an analysis of the latest jobs report -- productivity is up, but wages aren't and the unemployment rate is increasing. We'll get his perspective.

And finally, Tom Hayden connects the dots of our multiple crises, environmental, economic, political and military. We'll ask him about the many blowbacks of Obama's drone war in Pakistan, the long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the oil deals that have exploded in the BP spill in the Gulf.

Read More for info on tonight's guests:

1. Paul Mason is BBC Newsnight's Economics Editor. His book Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed was published today by Verso. His blog on the financial crisis is www.meltdowntheendoftheageofgreed.com and he also blogs at Idle Scrawl. He is also the author of Live Working or Die Fighting, which was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

2. Savas Michael Matsas is an MD, philosopher, writer, and activist with the Greek Workers Revolutionary Party. He has written many books and articles, in English you can find his writing in Lenin Reloaded: Toward a Politics of Truth (Verso).

3. Max Fraad Wolff is an economist and free lance researcher/writer. His work regularly appears in the Asia Times, The Prudent Bear and many other international outlets. His work can also been seen regularly on his site www.GlobalMacroScope.com. Based in NYC, Max does contract research on international financial risks and opportunities while teaching in the New School University's Graduate Program in International Affairs.

4. Tom Hayden is a former State Senator and legislator, the Nation Institute’s Carey McWilliams Fellow, and an active leader for more than four decades in the student, anti-war and civil rights movements. From Port Huron to Chicago to California, Hayden’s impact on American politics has been and is still huge. He writes regularly for The Nation and the Huffington Post, and is the author of 13 books, the most recent including Ending the War in Iraq [2007] and Writing for a Democratic Society: the Tom Hayden Reader [2008].