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Prabhat Patnaik – From Neoliberalism to Neofascism
01 Mar, 2021 | 0:57:03 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Neo is a Greek prefix meaning new. Fascism of the classic variety is associated with Germany, Italy and Japan. It ends at the conclusion of World War II. But in the recent years there has been the development of a different variety which is neofascism. From Modi’s India to Erdogan’s Turkey neofascist autocratic regimes have taken hold. There is a...
Eddie Glaude, Jr. & Cornel West - James Baldwin’s Legacy
22 Feb, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

James Baldwin was one of the most significant figures of the 20th century. In this moment of racial reckoning, his life and work are being discovered and rediscovered. He was born in 1924 and died in 1987. He graduated from high school in New York but was otherwise self-taught. He said, “I love America more than any other country in...
Michael Eric Dyson - Chaos or Community?
15 Feb, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

In his 1967 book Where Do We Go From Here? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr wrote these prophetic words: “A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today....
Jeff Cohen & Janine Jackson – Cutting Through Corporate Media BS
08 Feb, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

With few exceptions the corporate mainstream media operate within very narrow parameters. In one corner you have MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and in the other you have Fox’s Sean Hannity. And they do present contrasting views, but the boundaries of discussion are limited. Certain topics are taboo, such as U.S. imperialism or really existing capitalism, not the wonders of the free...
Angela Davis & Astra Taylor - Democracy: Theirs & Ours
01 Feb, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The term democracy is frequently invoked perhaps never more so than after the January 6th assault on the Capitol which was almost unanimously described as an attack on democracy. The Ancient Greeks coined the term, demos is people and kratia is power or rule. So ideally, rule of the people. The U.S. is the champion of democracy. But who benefits...
Howard Zinn - American Exceptionalism
25 Jan, 2021 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

In classic imperialist style the U.S. exempts itself from the standards that it applies to others. This is a fundamental tenet of American exceptionalism. International law applies to designated enemies, not for Washington and its vassals. Obey the master or face the consequences. Assassinations, sanctions, bombings, invasions and occupations are all tools of the empire to enforce its diktats. As...
Erica Chenoweth on Civil Resistance in the 21st Century
18 Jan, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The success and failure rates of civil resistance movements might seem like something studied at the U.S. Army War College. But social scientists and political activists always want to know why some tactics work, and some don’t. Boycotts, street protests, armed conflict, nonviolent and non-cooperation tactics, we’re seeing myriad forms of resistance as governments place greater restraints on freedom everywhere....
David Harvey - Smash the Mirror: Imagining a Different System
11 Jan, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The global health and economic crises are points of opportunity. Arundhati Roy, the great Indian intellectual and writer says, “Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the world to a halt like nothing else could. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built...
Kali Akuno & Richard Wolff - Capitalism, the Pandemic & the Two-Party Monopoly
04 Jan, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The pandemic has revealed a huge systemic failure in the ability of the U.S. to effectively attend to the well-being of millions of its citizens. World-class inequality has exacerbated the situation. You don’t need a degree from MIT to figure out the score. The rich get the gold and most of the rest of us get the shaft. Once the...
Noam Chomsky - Class Struggle or Get It in the Neck
28 Dec, 2020 | 0:56:59 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The ruling class, and there is such a thing, assiduously attends to its needs. That is to say, to maintain and expand its power and wealth. How does it do that? By manipulation, propaganda and political influence. It deploys divide and rule tactics to not only distract most people but goads them to turn on one another. The idea is...
Chris Hedges - Beyond the Politics of Despair
21 Dec, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Despair. We all experience it. It can lead to demoralization. What’s the antidote? Engagement. Finding kindred spirits and acting collectively. Building bonds of solidarity. Working toward the common good. John Lewis, long time Georgia Congress person and civil rights icon had this advice: “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not...
Diana Buttu & Ilan Pappe – Israel & Palestine: What’s Next?
14 Dec, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The decades-long one-sided Washington policy in favor of Israel reached new heights during the Trump regime. The peace process is a joke. The ever-expanding Jewish-only colonies, known euphemistically as settlements, have grown ever larger. The possibility of a sovereign, viable Palestinian state has dramatically receded. Yet, despite the occupation, the Palestinians practice, what is called in Arabic, al-sumud, steadfastness. They...
Noam Chomsky - Class Struggle or Get It in the Neck
07 Dec, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The ruling class, and there is such a thing, assiduously attends to its needs. That is to say, to maintain and expand its power and wealth. How does it do that? By manipulation, propaganda and political influence. It deploys divide and rule tactics to not only distract most people but goads them to turn on one another. The idea is...
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - An Indigenous People’s History
30 Nov, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The history of the U.S. is one of settler colonialism. The state was established on the basis of white male supremacy, slavery, land theft and genocide. “From sea to shining sea” the Native nations were decimated and dispossessed. The survivors herded into concentration camps. The genocidal policy reached its peak under President Andrew Jackson. Its ruthlessness was best articulated by...
Nader Hashemi & Trita Parsi – Retargeting Iran
23 Nov, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the JCPOA, the Iran Deal, was a major diplomatic accomplishment. By all accounts it was successful. However, it was unilaterally abandoned by the current president. The UK ambassador to the U.S. called Trump’s move “an act of diplomatic vandalism.” Biden indicates he may return to the deal. Iran and the U.S. have been locking...
Chris Hedges - Beyond the Politics of Despair
16 Nov, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Despair. We all experience it. It can lead to demoralization. What’s the antidote? Engagement. Finding kindred spirits and acting collectively. Building bonds of solidarity. Working toward the common good. John Lewis, long time Georgia Congress person and civil rights icon had this advice: “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not...
Robert Fisk – Chaos in the Middle East
09 Nov, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 is one of the great crimes in modern history. No one has been held to account. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have died, many more wounded and millions became refugees. Washington’s insane action unleashed a cascade of disasters across the Middle East from Syria to Libya and sparked the rise of jihadi groups....
Howard Zinn – Q&A in Albuquerque
02 Nov, 2020 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

This recording, recently discovered in the piles at AR, features the great radical historian talking with students at UNM. He is asked about getting past the culture of denial of the powerful. Drawing on his vast knowledge of history he says, “It always takes time and persistence. Every movement looks like it is hopeless in the beginning. It seems people...
Jason Stanley & Andy Zee - Resisting Fascism
26 Oct, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

As a political ideology, fascism developed in Mussolini’s Italy, a century ago. At its core, fascism conjures up a mythic past. There is nostalgia for a so-called purer time. Its advocates deploy a raw appeal to nationalism. Opponents are demonized. Politicians spew racist dog whistles. Minorities are scapegoated. Fascists use fear, one of the most powerful human emotions, to manipulate...
Noam Chomsky – The President, The Pandemic & the Election
19 Oct, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

We are in “unchartered territory,” as the media incessantly remind us. We are on the eve of an election amidst a pandemic. The president has declared in advance that the election is a “hoax,” it is “rigged.” He would not even commit to saying he would honor the outcome. “We’ll see what happens,” he says. He knew early on how...
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