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From Washington DC -- the capital of the divided states of America -- it's time for a show that brings you both sides of the issues that the country is talking about.

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    Democrats Attempt to Memorialize Jan. 6th... Will It Work?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 172:41

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the increasing social divide driven by partisan politics, Ghislaine Maxwell's conviction and what comes next, and the changing tone in mainstream media as leaders struggle to contain COVID-19 spread.Guests:Faran Fronczak - Anchor for RT America | Just the Tip of the Iceberg in Ghislaine Maxwell Case?Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Doctor | Narrative Shift as Leaders Struggle to Contain OmicronIn the first hour Jamarl and Shane talked about today's biggest stories, the increasing social divide driven by partisan politics, and took your calls.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Faran Fronczak for a discussion on the biggest stories of 2021, including latest tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Ghislaine Maxwell's conviction for involvement in Epstein's child sex ring, and January 6th commemorations. In the third hour Dr. Mikhail Kogan joined the conversation to talk about the decision schools face in whether or not to reopen in face of the highly contagious Omicron variant and the narrative shift as it's revealed many COVID hospitalizations in children are incidental.

    Biden's Done. What Could Have His Presidency Been?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 173:04

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the dire situation in post-war Afghanistan, Joe Manchin revealing why he really dropped BBB, and reflect on another year of Biden's presidency and what he could have accomplished.Guests:Mark Sleboda - International Relations Analyst | Afghanistan in Shambles; Militias Mobilizing in LibyaJim Kavanagh - Socialist Columnist | Manchin Reveals ‘Real' Reason He Rejected BBBPeter Coffin - Video Essayist | Biden's Done. What Could Have His Presidency Been?In the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about the situation in Afghanistan after the hurried U.S. exit left the economy in shambles and starvation running rampant. We also discussed escalating tensions in Libya as armed groups mobilize ahead of elections being held.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Jim Kavanagh for a discussion on Joe Manchin admitting the ‘real' reason he's rejecting Biden's trademark social spending bill, and how Biden should have negotiated differently.In the third hour Peter Coffin joined the conversation to talk about President Biden losing power as BBB gets buried, a year-in-review of his agenda, and what things could have looked like.

    Manchin Humiliates Democrats, Will They Learn Their Lesson?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 173:02

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Congressional progressives' misplaced anger at Manchin, what's next for Biden with his agenda officially done for, and what really happened on January 6th.Guests:Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist | What's Next for Biden With BBB Dead and Buried?Tyler Nixon - Legal Counsel to Roger Stone | Still No Investigation Into Suspected FBI Agent Provocateur In the first hour Jamarl and Shane talked about Congressional progressives' apoplectic anger at Joe Manchin and why perhaps they should be more angry with themselves.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall to talk about Joe Manchin formally strangling Biden's agenda, whether that signals a party switch for Manchin, and what the president's next move is. In the third hour Tyler Nixon joined the conversation to talk about the latest in the saga of Ray Epps and what really happened at the Capitol on January 6th.

    Kamala Asked Who the ‘Real' President Is As Manchin Kills Biden's Agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 173:53

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Russia pushing a new NATO agreement, Manchin delivering the final blow to Biden's agenda, the White House's new plan for truck drivers, and if the new Omicron variant should be welcome or feared. Guests:William Dunkerley - Author and Journalist | Putin's Strong Push for Formal NATO AgreementFaran Fronczak - Anchor for RT America | Kamala Asked Who the ‘Real' President Is As Manchin Kills Biden's AgendaStephen Oatley - CEO of Citizen Media Group | Biden's Plan for Truckers Misses the MarkDr. Mikhail Kogan - Physician | White House Warns of ‘Illness and Death' Over ‘Mild' Omicron VariantIn the first hour we talked to William Dunkerley to discuss Russia's new security proposal as a last ditch effort to ease tensions that may be too little and too late after the U.S. called demands ‘unacceptable.'In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Faran Fronczak to talk about Joe Manchin announcing that he's officially done with Biden's trademark Build Back Better legislation and Charlamagne Tha God pressing Kamala over who the ‘real' President is.In the third hour Stephen Oatley joined the conversation for an analysis on Biden's new plan to ease the trucker shortage. We were also joined by Dr. Mikhail Kogan to talk about the Omicron variant and if it's something to be scared of.

    Democrats Pivot to Failing on Filibuster Reform After Failing on BBB

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 170:59

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Democrats getting increasingly desperate to pass legislation before 2022, Trump slamming former Israel PM Netanyahu, and the state of San Francisco amid skyrocketing crime and homelessness.Guests:Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist | Democrats Pivot to Failing on Filibuster Reform After Failing on BBBKim Iversen - Independent Journalist | San Francisco's Mayor Decries Crime After Slashing Police BudgetIn the first hour Jamarl and Shane talked about today's top stories, San Francisco's mayor looking to get tough on crime, and took your calls.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall for a discussion on Trump's 'F--- him!' comment on former Israel PM Netanyahu and Democrats looking for legislation they can pass as it looks like Build Back Better will be delayed to after New Years.In the third hour Kim Iversen joined the conversation to talk about San Francisco's increasing 'smash-and-grab' flash mob robberies as Mayor London Breed launches a crime crackdown after slashing the city's police budget last year.

    Manchin and Sinema Nail Last Stake in Biden's Agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 172:27

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the latest diplomatic chaos between Germany and Russia, Manchin and Sinema continuing to block Biden's BBB, and private investments to curb immigration from Central America.Guests:Peter Oliver - RT Correspondent | Spies, Murder, and Expelled Diplomats in BerlinJim Kavanagh - Socialist Columnist | Manchin and Sinema Nail Last Stake in Biden's AgendaSusan Pai - Immigration Attorney | Kamala Harris Announces $1.2 Billion in Investments to Stem ImmigrationIn the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about the latest diplomatic chaos from Moscow and Berlin as two Russian diplomats have been expelled following the sentencing of a Russian man for a murder that courts say was ordered by the Kremlin.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Jim Kavanagh for a discussion on adversaries inside Biden's party becoming emboldened after the President's initial failure to get any legislation passed.In the third hour Susan Pai joined the conversation to talk about private investments in Central America that VP Harris hopes to reduce immigration from the region. We also talked about the Biden administration resuming Trump's 'remain in Mexico' border policy.

    Shocking Texts Reveals Republicans Urging Trump to Call Off Jan. 6th

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 172:36

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about record high inflation numbers, shocking texts from GOP officials and Fox anchors to Mark Meadows, and Putin's and Xi's virtual summit to resist efforts to wedge the two nations apart.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist | Rising Inflation As ‘Silent Tax' on Middle ClassTed Rall - Political Cartoonist | Shocking Texts Reveals Republicans Urging Trump to Call Off Jan. 6thMichelle Witte - Host of Political Misfits | Biden's Chaotic Foreign Policy After ‘Nice Guy' PromiseIn the first hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Frost to talk about how inflation acts as a silent tax to poor and working class earners and if any relief is laid out in Biden's ‘Build Back Better' plan.In the second hour we were joined by Ted Rall for a discussion on text messages that Ted says proves we live in an opposite world. We also talked about D.C. suing two far right groups, the Proud Boys and the Oathkeepers, for allegedly conspiring to terrorize the city on January 6th.In the third hour Michelle Witte joined the conversation to talk about the first statements coming out from the virtual summit between Russian and Chinese leaders. We also talk about Biden's chaotic foreign policy and compare it to what he promised voters when running against Trump.

    Biden's Approval Reaches New Low as Inflation Skyrockets

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 172:44

    Blackjack10:56 AM (15 minutes ago)to mindia.gavasheli, gabyarancibia91, Cordell, cpyburndc, Shane, Jamarl, m.bondarenko, v.rusakova, meBiden's Approval Reaches New Low as Inflation SkyrocketsOn this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about if China would back Russia on Ukraine, Trump pioneering a new form of social media, and the U.S scheme to drive Russia and China apart.Guests:Danny Haiphong - Author and Columnist | Would China Back Russia in a Ukraine Standoff?Faran Fronczak - Anchor for RT America | Trump Postures for 2024 with New Media PlatformJohn Kiriakou - Former CIA Officer | CIA Assignment to Drive Russia and China ApartIn the first hour Danny Haiphong joined the show to talk about the tightrope China is walking to stay supportive towards Russia while not appearing to interfere or collude with Ukraine as the U.S. threatens sanctions if the former Soviet country is invaded.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined in-studio by Faran Fronczak for a general discussion on domestic politics, Trump's new social media platform, and more.On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about if China would back Russia on Ukraine, Trump pioneering a new form of social media, and the U.S scheme to drive Russia and China apart.Guests:Danny Haiphong - Author and Columnist | Would China Back Russia in a Ukraine Standoff?Faran Fronczak - Anchor for RT America | Trump Postures for 2024 with New Media PlatformJohn Kiriakou - Former CIA Officer | CIA Assignment to Drive Russia and China ApartIn the first hour Danny Haiphong joined the show to talk about the tightrope China is walking to stay supportive towards Russia while not appearing to interfere or collude with Ukraine as the U.S. threatens sanctions if the former Soviet country is invaded.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined in-studio by Faran Fronczak for a general discussion on domestic politics, Trump's new social media platform, and more.In the third hour John Kiriakou joined the conversation to talk about the CIA seemingly shifting focus from counterintelligence operations to keeping their network of spies secured after reports of an increasing number of agents being killed on the field.

    U.S. Wins Appeal to Extradite Julian Assange

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 173:35

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about U.S. prosecutors winning their appeal to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Travis Scott's first words after the tragedy at his Astroworld concert, and take a closer look at Biden's so-called Democracy Summit.Guests:Misty Winston - #FreeAssange Activist | Ghastly Precedent Set in Assange Extradition CaseTyler Nixon - Legal Counsel for Roger Stone | Biden Hosts 'Democracy Summit' as Latest PR StuntIn the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Misty Winston for a discussion on the High Court ruling permitting Julian Assange to be extradited and the ghastly legal precedent it sets for international journalists exposing war crimes. We also were joined by Cordell Woodland to talk about Travis Scott's first interview after 10 died at his Astroworld event.In the third hour Tyler Nixon joined the conversation to talk about the latest move out of Biden's public relations playbook that has him hosting a 'Summit for Democracy' as the U.S. wins an appeal case allowing them to extradite and prosecute Julian Assange.

    Don't Rule Out Nuking Russia, GOP Senator Urges Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 171:45

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the new Omicron variant and if it can act as a natural vaccine, the White House's embarrassing meeting asking for better press, and the Senator asking Biden to not write off a first strike attack on Russia over Ukraine.Guests:Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Doctor | Is Omicron Variant Mild Enough to End COVID?Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist | White House Asks Media, 'Be Nice to Mr. Biden'Mark Sleboda - Security Analyst | Don't Rule Out Nuking Russia, GOP Senator Urges BidenIn the first hour Dr. Mikhail Kogan joined the show to talk about new information on the COVID-19 Omicron variant, efficacy of vaccines, and what you can do to keep healthy to protect against the virus.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall for a discussion on the White House meeting with media moguls, requesting more favorable coverage about the administration. We also talked about Jussie Smollett's strange legal strategy as his trial is underway.In the third hour Mark Sleboda joined the conversation to talk about Biden's and Putin's virtual summit and current moves on Ukraine. We also talked about Sen. Roger Wicker urging the president to not rule out a first strike nuclear attack on Russia.

    ‘Red Lines' and ‘Serious Consequences' Define Biden-Putin Summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 171:50

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about another blow for CNN as anchor Don Lemon is under fire for tipping off Jussie Smollett, the failure the current two party political paradigm produces, and the explosive Biden-Putin virtual summit.Guests:Daniel Lazare - Independent Journalist | Jussie Testifies He Was Tipped Off by Don Lemon Jim Kavanagh - Socialist Analyst | Reconcile This: Lessons From the Latest Legislative DebacleWilliam Dunkerly - Author, Analyst | Biden's and Putin's High Stakes Face Off Over UkraineIn the first hour Daniel Lazare joined the show to talk about CNN's credibility as a news agency after it was revealed TV anchor Don Lemon tipped off Jussie Smollett to police being suspicious of the former ‘Empire' actor.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Jim Kavanagh for a discussion on faults of the current two party paradigm that have been magnified after repeated struggles by Democrats to reach common ground on various social spending bills.In the third hour William Dunkerley joined the conversation to talk about the meeting between Biden and Putin and why the U.S. and allies have been perpetuating the lie about Russian troops amassing on the Ukrainian border.

    Trump Says Firing Comey Was Critical to Presidency

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 171:02

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Trump reflecting on his firing of FBI Director James Comey, the US refusing to send diplomats to the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, and the vaccine mandate in NYC marking one of Bill de Blasio's last moves as Mayor.Guests:Michael Goodwin - Columnist for NYPost | Businesses Furious Over Last Minute NYC Vax MandateIn the first hour, Jamarl and Shane talked about Trump's Sunday interview where he said firing then-FBI Director James Comey was crucial to helping him survive 4 years in the White HouseIn the second hour Jamarl and Shane discussed the US diplomatically boycotting the 2022 Olympics in Beijing as well as Trump's new social media endeavor where he named Rep. Devin Nunes as CEO.In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about the new vaccine mandate in NYC as de Blasio's last move as Mayor where he's likely setting up to run for Governor.

    Hunter Biden's Dirty Secrets Revealed in Laptop From Hell

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 170:05

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about failing JCPOA talks in Vienna, parents of the Oxford school shooter attempting to flee, secret dealings of the Biden family being revealed, and Myanmar's ousted leader being sentenced to prison after a military coup.Guests:Scott Ritter - Former U.N. Weapons Inspector | Biden Keeps War Machine Oiled and ReadyFaran Fronczak - Anchor for RT America | Oxford School Killer Parents ChargedMiranda Devine - Author of ‘Laptop From Hell' | Hunter Biden's Dirty Secrets Revealed in ‘Laptop From Hell'Carl Zha - Podcaster and Analyst | Ousted Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced to 4 YearsIn the first hour Scott Ritter joined the show to talk about the disappointing global posture review from an administration that feels like any action is good action, as well as talks over renewing JCPOA breaking down.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Faran Fronczak for a discussion on the Jussie Smollett case and how Michelle Obama initially got him off charges of faking a hate crime. We also talked about the parents of the Oxford school shooter being charged for involuntary manslaughter.In the third hour Miranda Devine joined the conversation to talk about the shady overseas business deals that Hunter Biden profited from using his father's influence. We were also joined by Carl Zha to discuss Nobel Peace winner and former leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi's conviction for incitement and breaking COVID-19 rules after the military seized power in February.

    Jussie Smollett's Hate Crime Hoax Trial Begins With Damning Witness Testimony

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 170:51

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Lavrov meeting Blinken about Ukraine, Jussie Smollett's hate crime hoax trial, Kamala Harris losing key staff, and the future of Roe v. Wade.Guests:Mark Sleboda - Security Analyst | Lavrov Meets Blinken, Reiterates Russia's Red LinesManila Chan - Anchor for RT America | Jussie Smollett's Hate Crime Hoax Trial Begins With Damning Witness TestimonyTed Rall - Political Cartoonist | Politics of Roe v. Wade and Legitimacy of the Supreme CourtIn the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to discuss the meeting between Antony Blinken and Sergey Lavrov where interpretation of the Minsk agreement has become a sticking point.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Manila Chan to talk about the bizarre trial of accused hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett and the latest blows to Kamala Harris as her chief spokesperson exits the White House.In the third hour Ted Rall joined the conversation to talk about the political consequences for 2022 if Roe v. Wade is overturned and if the Supreme Court can maintain legitimacy while doing so.

    Russia Calls US Bluff on Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 170:57

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the Omicron variant and what we know about the strain, diplomatic clashes between Russia and the U.S over their intentions in Ukraine, and the Pentagon investigating a U.S. airstrike flagged as a possible war crime.Guests:Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Physician | Did Stock Market Overreact to 'Mild' Omicron Variant?Peter Oliver - RT Correspondent | Lavrov Warns 'Spectre of War' in Europe if U.S. Keeps Pushing RussiaScott Ritter - Former U.N. Weapons Inspector | Pentagon Orders Inquiry Into U.S. Airstrike in SyriaIn the first hour Dr. Mikhail Kogan joined the show to talk about what we know so far about the new COVID-19 Omicron variant and if we should be reacting to this strand differently.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Peter Oliver for a discussion on rising tensions in Europe as Blinken and Lavron meet in Stockholm to clarify intentions in the region.In the third hour Scott Ritter joined the conversation to talk about Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordering an investigation into a U.S. airstrike that killed dozens of civilians in Syria.

    End of Cuomo Dynasty as CNN Suspends Chris

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 168:20

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about CNN suspending primetime anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely, Twitter's new CEO Parag Argawal's stance on free speech, the approaching debt ceiling deadline, and Ghislaine Maxwell's trial as Jeffrey Epstein's co-predator.Guests:Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist | End of Cuomo Dynasty as CNN Suspends ChrisPeter Coffin - Video Essayist | New Twitter CEO Emphasizes Free Speech Isn't PriorityMark Frost - Economist | Economic Consequences of Raising the Debt CeilingWilliam Craddick - Political Analyst | Trump, Prince Andrew, and Bill Clinton Named in Ghislaine Maxwell TrialIn the first hour Ted Rall joined the show to talk about CNN indefinitely suspending Chris Cuomo in light of new information that the primetime anchor was more involved in the defense of his brother from sexual assault allegations than he previously let on.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Peter Coffin for a discussion on Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's departure from the company and what's going to change. We were also joined by Mark Frost for an analysis on what would happen if Congress chose to not raise the debt ceiling, and why they almost certainly will.In the third hour William Craddick joined the conversation to talk about the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, where witness testimony supports the prosecution's claim that Maxwell recruited and groomed underage girls for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

    Prosecutors Politely Ask Steve Bannon to Shut Up and Take It

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 172:16

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the ongoing legal battle between Steve Bannon and the DOJ over his refusal to testify to Congressional investigators, elections in Honduras, and Iran attempting to reboot their 2015 nuclear deal.Guests:Tyler Nixon - Legal Counsel for Roger Stone | House Investigators Not Taken Seriously After RussiagateWyatt Reed - Sputnik News Analyst | Hondurans Take to Streets Following Triumph of Xiomara CastroJohn Kiriakou - Host of The Backstory | Talks in Vienna To Resume JCPOAIn the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Tyler Nixon for a discussion on the DOJ accusing Steve Bannon of using public court filings and press releases as a form of witness tampering after he was indicted for refusing to testify to the House Committee investigating January 6th.In the third hour Wyatt Reed joined the conversation to talk about leftist Xiomara Castro's victory in Honduras, ending the corrupt rule of President Hernández. We were also joined by John Kiriakou for a conversation on Iran resuming talks with the U.S. and other world powers, hoping to salvage their 2015 nuclear deal.

    COVID-19 Omicron Variant Found in Canada, Spreading in Europe

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 169:01

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Biden considering whether or not to arm Ukraine and what response it would prompt from Russia, the new COVID-19 variant from South Africa, and Pentagon attempting to take ownership of UAP investigations from Congress.Guests:Mark Sleboda - Security Analyst | How Far Will Biden Go to 'Defend' Ukraine?Dr. Gene Olinger - Chief Scientist at MRIGlobal | Rise of New Covid Variant OmicronTom Whitmore - Senior Board Member at Mutual UFO Network | Pentagon Attempts to Usurp Congressional Oversight of UAPsIn the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about Biden's administration weighing sending military advisers and weapons to Ukraine after claims of Russian troops gathering at the border - something Obama specifically wanted to avoid during his term.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Gene Olinger for a discussion on the new COVID-19 Omicron variant and what we should expect, as well as taking your questions about the new strand.In the third hour Tom Whitmore joined the conversation to talk about the Pentagon taking responsibility for investigating unidentified aerial phenomena sighted near military bases after Senator Gillibrand introduced an amendment that would mandate unprecedented government transparency on UAP related investigations.

    New Era Of Germany Begins With Merkel On Her Way Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 172:03

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Germany's new coalition government and leader, Andrew Cuomo fighting off accusations of sexual misconduct, and Biden's fight to reinstate vaccine mandates for workers after OSHA rejected the plan.Guests:Peter Oliver - RT Correspondent | New Era Of Germany Begins With Merkel On Her Way OutTed Rall - Political Cartoonist | NY Assembly Reports "Excessive Evidence" of Cuomo's GuiltBob Schlehuber - Co-Host of Political Misfits | Ethiopians Catch Mainstream Media in LieKim Iversen - Host of The Kim Iversen Show | OSHA Shoots Down Biden's Vax MandateIn the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about the focuses of the new three party coalition government in Germany, lead by center-left Olaf Scholz.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall for a discussion on Cuomo's downfall after allegations of sexual misconduct. We were also joined by Bob Schlehuber to give an update on Ethiopia and how rebel insurgents got the media on their side.In the third hour Kim Iversen joined the conversation to give an analysis of Kyle Rittenhouse's verdict, how Biden got elected, and the legal battle happening over vaccine mandates.

    Jan. 6th Investigators Call In Trump Allies, Silent on FBI 'Agent Provocateurs'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 171:23

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about a new Taiwanese diplomatic office opening inside the EU, Biden's billing his 'BBB' act as a cure for inflation, investigations into Jan. 6th and if alleged FBI involvement will receive any spotlight.Guests:Peter Oliver - RT Correspondent | New Taiwanese 'Representative Office' in Lithuania Puts EU in Weird SpotSteve Grumbine - Progressive Activist | Biden Bills 'Build Back Better' as Boon for EconomyTyler Nixon - Attorney for Roger Stone | Roger Stone to Plead Fifth to Jan. 6th CommitteeIn the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about the diplomatic implications of a new Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania, a move that many officials in Brussels back but opens questions as the EU officially recognizes a One China policy.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Steve Grumbine for an analysis on what's inside Biden's trademark but skinnied down 'Build Back Better' bill that now faces the scrutiny of the Senate.In the third hour Tyler Nixon joined the conversation to talk about subpoenas issued by the House subcommittee investigating Jan. 6th to multiple Donald Trump allies, drawing parallels to earlier investigations into Russiagate.

    Ukraine Fears Russian Invasion After New Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 171:11

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Peng Shaui's reappearance after fishy stories from Chinese media had many fear for her safety, rumors of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Biden's problem with his Build Back Better bill, and the Rittenhouse verdict.Guests:Carl Zha - Podcaster, Analyst | Chinese Narrative Control Backfires as Peng Shaui SurfacesMark Sleboda - Security Analyst | Intelligence Sources Predict Attack on Ukraine, Is It Real?Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist | BBB Passes House, Now The Real Test... The SenateIn the first hour Carl Zha joined the show to give a recap of Peng Shaui's allegations of sexual misconduct against the former Chinese Vice Premier, and talk about how Chinese state censors sounded a false alarm for Western journalists.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Sleboda for a factcheck on rumors surrounding a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as a discussion of related stories in the region.In the third hour Ted Rall joined the conversation to talk about the challenges that Biden's long awaited Build Back Better plan will face as it goes to the Senate. We also got Ted's take on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict that came out on Friday.

    Kamala Insists She's "Not Frustrated" at 28% Approval

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 171:20

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Austria implementing vaccine mandates and lockdowns, Kamala covering up her frustration over low approval, Julian Assange's experience in prison, and the Rittenhouse trial.Guests:Peter Oliver - RT Correspondent | Austria Announces Nationwide LockdownMargaret Kimberly - Editor, Black Agenda Report | Kamala Walks Back Complaints About VP GigMisty Winston - Assange Activist | Assange Details Abuses in Belmarsh PrisonMichael Goodwin - NYPost Columnist | MSNBC Banned From Rittenhouse Trial After Following JurorsIn the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about Austria's new policies of mandatory vaccinations and a 10 day lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Margaret Kimberly for a discussion on contention between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the White House over record low approval polls. We were also joined by Misty Winston for an update on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange before he gets married in prison this weekend.In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about an NBC producer following the jury of the Kyle Rittenhouse case and whether this is standard practice by the media or dangerous to the judicial system.

    GOP Rep. Gosar Censured Over Violent Anime Video

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 169:44

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Press Sec. Jen Psaki getting confronted over what she said about inflation, the U.S. military cover up in the Middle East, Catholic bishops narrowly avoiding conflict with Biden, and Russiagate.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist | Press Sec. Psaki is Lying About InflationScott Ritter - Former UN Weapons Inspector | U.S. Military Covered Up Its War Crime in SyriaAustin Pelli - Producer for Political Misfits | Catholic Bishops Reject Vote to Condemn President BidenDaniel Lazare - Independent Journalist | How Did the Media Get Russiagate So Wrong?In the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to discuss what he calls a complete misunderstanding, or rather, a lie about the nature of inflation by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scott Ritter for a discussion on strikes in Syria and Iraq by U.S. bombers that killed mostly women and children after steps were skipped to save time and get more bombs down. We were also joined by Austin Pelli to talk about a decision Catholic bishops made on which Catholics can receive communion.In the third hour Daniel Lazare joined the conversation to talk about how mainstream media failed to snuff out the lies in the Steele dossier and also talked about the Kyle Rittenhouse case.

    Belarus Accused of 'Hybrid War' as Migrants Receive Housing on Border

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 171:25

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Biden's infrastructure bill that he signed into law after much delay, the crisis on the border of Belarus and Poland as Belarus authorities provide shelter for migrants, and EU's energy crisis.Guests:Jim Kavanagh- Socialist Writer | Stalled Infrastructure Bill Not EnoughPeter Oliver - RT Correspondent | Poland Ignores EU Asylum Rule As Belarus Claims Humanitarian ConcernsIn the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Jim Kavanagh who argues that President Biden's delayed infrastructure bill won't make things better for most Americans with an analysis of what this means for Biden's agenda.In the third hour Peter Oliver joined the conversation to talk about the developments on the border of Belarus and Poland including what could be a cold winter for many in Europe as Lukasheno's threats of cutting off gas echo.

    Xi Warns Biden Supporting Taiwan is "Playing With Fire"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 169:21

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discuss talks between the U.S. and China on Taiwan, Adam Schiff's new probes after Russiagate, combat on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan, and Eric Adam's controversial police reform in NYC.Guests:Carl Zha - Podcaster, Analyst | China Doubles Down on Taiwan To U.S.Tyler Nixon - Attorney | Adam Schiff Turns to Jan. 6th After Russiagate FlopsMark Sleboda - Security Analyst | Dozens of Armenian Soldiers Killed in Clash With AzerbaijanTed Rall - Political Cartoonist | NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Clashes With Black Lives MatterIn the first hour Carl Zha joined the show to talk about the virtual meeting between Biden and Xi on Monday where China warned the U.S. against encouraging Taiwanese independence saying "those who play with fire will get burned."In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Tyler Nixon for a discussion on Adam Schiff's new series of criminal probes targeting people close to Trump around the January 6th insurrection after his failed Russiagate investigations. We were also joined by Mark Sleboda to discuss Armenia turning to Russia for help in their fight on the border of Azerbaijan.In the third hour Ted Rall joined the conversation to talk about NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams saying he would reform the NYPD including reinstating plain clothes officers which sparked threats of riots from local Black Lives Matter activists.

    Wisconsin Braces for Rittenhouse Verdict, National Guard on Standby

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 168:56

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the conflict between Belarus and Poland as the EU steps in, the Kyle Rittenhouse case, and Biden and Xi's virtual meeting tonight.Guests:Peter Oliver - RT Correspondent | Belarus Raises Stakes in Border StandoffMark Sleboda - Security Analyst | Biden and Xi to Meet to Avoid 'Unintended Clashes'In the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about the escalating crisis on the border of Belarus and Poland as Belarusian leader Lukashenko threatens to cut off gas to the EU.In the second hour we talked about the Kyle Rittenhouse case and took your calls on how a jury will view Rittenhouse's actions as a verdict is expected later this week.In the third hour Mark Sleboda joined the conversation to talk about the virtual summit between Biden and Xi, where the focus will likely be on global supply chain issues as well as China's repeated military exercises near Taiwan.

    Prosecutors Blunder As Opinion Shifts on Rittenhouse Case

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 170:26

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the surprise climate deal between the U.S. and China, the media eating their own words on Russiagate, the government plan to pay illegal immigrants $450,000, and aliens.Guests:Paul Beckwith - Climate Scientist | U.S. and China Announce Surprise Deal at COP26Peter Coffin - Video Essayist | Media Eating Crow After RussiagateSusan Pai - Immigration Attorney | Biden Rejects Plan to Compensate Families Separated at BorderAvi Loeb - Professor of Science | Harvard Astrophysicists Start Project to Find AliensIn the first hour Paul Beckwith joined the show to give a wrap of the COP26 conference where the U.S. and China announced a surprise climate deal on Wednesday.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Peter Coffin for a discussion on the media aggressively backpedaling on the Russiagate story after arrests have been made. We were also joined by Susan Pai to talk about plans to compensate families who were separated while trying to illegally cross the border.In the third hour Avi Loeb joined the conversation to talk about the ongoing search for extraterrestrial life as Senator Kristin Gillibrand introduces an amendment to establish an office to investigate unidentified aerial phenomena.

    Biden Announces Plan for Supply Chain Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 171:28

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about President Biden's plan to solve the supply chain crisis, if vaccine mandates for children are going to find success, and the brewing migrant crisis on the border of Poland and Belarus.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist | Who Has Benefited During Supply Chain Crisis?Dr. Gene Olinger - Professor, Scientist | Risk Benefit Analysis of Vaccinating ChildrenMark Sleboda - Security Analyst | Poland and Belarus in Standoff Over BorderIn the first hour Mark Frost joined the show with an explanation of the supply chain breakdown as President Biden announces a plan to solve the crisis.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Dr. Gene Olinger for an analysis on vaccinating children against COVID-19. The FDA has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 5-11, but concerns remain about the risk of developing myocarditis.In the third hour Mark Sleboda joined the conversation to talk about the migrant crisis brewing in Europe after Poland accused Belarus of deliberately allowing migrants to cross into Poland as a means of destabilizing the EU.

    Biden Approval Reaches New Low

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 172:07

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the immigration crisis brewing in Poland, Biden's sinking approval ratings, Ethiopians being ignored by the media as they organize in D.C., and the Russiagate narrative collapsing as the media plays cleanup.Guests:Peter Oliver - Correspondent for RT | Belarus Says It Won't Stop Migrants Entering PolandTed Rall - Political Cartoonist | As Approval Ratings Sink, Is It Over for Biden?Bob Schlehuber - Co-Host of Political Misfits | Ethiopians Organize in D.C. as Mainstream News Puts on BlindersJohn Kiriakou - Former CIA Officer | Peter Strozk Doubles Down to Rachel Maddow on RussiagateIn the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about escalating tensions on the border of Poland and Belarus, after Polish officials accused their neighbor of helping move migrants towards the frontier.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall for a discussion on President Biden's administration one year post election as approval ratings fell to a record low. We were also joined by Bob Schlehuber to talk about how mainstream outlets are spreading misleading information about the nature of the Ethiopian invasion by leftist insurgents. In the third hour John Kiriakou joined the conversation to talk about the collapsing narrative of Russiagate as former FBI Agent Peter Strozk went on Rachel Maddow to play cleanup after a key Steele dossier source was arrested last week.

    Democrats Cut Bait On Their Over Promised Spending Bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 172:57

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Chinese military advancements, Democrats bleeding voters in rural areas, vaccine mandates, and elections in Nicaragua.Guests:Carl Zha - Podcaster, Analyst | Unprecedented Growth from Chinese Military Concerns U.S.Garland Nixon - Co-Host of The Critical Hour | Democrats Bottom Out in Rural AmericaLee Stranahan - Co-Host of The Backstory | Vaccine Arm Twisting Threatens Personal LibertyWyatt Reed - Sputnik News Analyst | U.S. Fearmongering During Nicaraguan ElectionIn the first hour Carl Zha joined the show to talk about various stories from China, as Gen. Milley fears a 'Sputnik' moment from hypersonic weapons.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Garland Nixon to discuss how Democrats continue to tank in small town America as rural and blue collar workers distance themselves from the party.In the third hour Lee Stranahan joined the conversation to talk about vaccine mandates as America opens their borders to international travelers. Also, we were joined by Wyatt Reed to give us a report on if the Nicaraguan elections are really going as poorly as the U.S. media claims.

    Steele Dossier Contributor Arrested for Lying to FBI

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 170:01

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Europe's worsening energy woes, a key Russiagate source being arrested, and the US drone strike that killed Afghani women and children.Guests:Peter Oliver - Correspondent for RT | EU's Self-Inflicted Energy CrisisJim Kavanagh - Socialist Writer | Dashenko Arrested in Latest Blow to Russiagate ConspiracyScott Ritter - Former U.N. Weapons Inspector | Pentagon Finds Drone Strike That Killed 7 Children 'Lawful'Wyatt Reed - Sputnik News Analyst | Incumbent Expected to Hold Power in NicaraguaIn the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about the European energy crisis that has been increasingly worsened by ambitious climate agendas and possible solutions.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Jim Kavanagh for a discussion on the indictment of a Russian man for lying to the FBI in connection with the Steele dossier - the document that sparked the Russiagate conspiracy theory. In the third hour Scott Ritter joined the conversation to talk about the ghastly aerial attack that killed predominantly women and children in Afghanistan. We were also joined by Wyatt Reed in Nicaragua to discuss elections taking place on Sunday.

    Chaos in Ethiopia as Rebels Advance Towards Capital

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 171:01

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the deteriorating situation in Ethiopia, more analysis on the Virginia gubernatorial election, and stories from the New York City mayoral race.Guests:Bob Schlehuber - Co-Host of Political Misfits | Violent Uprising by Former Ruling Party in EthiopiaTed Rall - Political Cartoonist | VA Gov Race Results: What Happened To Terry?Alex Vitale - Professor of Sociology | Minneapolis Voters Shoot Down Proposal to Replace Police DepartmentMichael Goodwin - Journalist and Columnist | NYC Mayor-Elect Causes Traffic Jam, Drives on Sidewalk to EvadeIn the first hour we talked with Bob Schlehuber who is currently in Ethiopia covering the violent uprising by the former leftist ruling party Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has declared to citizens that "dying for Ethiopia is a duty for all of us." In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall to discuss the missteps by Democrats and Democratic hopeful Terry McAuliffe after his loss in Virginia's gubernatorial race on Tuesday. Alex Vitale also discussed a proposal to replace the Minneapolis police department with a 'public safety' department that voters rejected.In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about the NYC mayoral race including the bizarre and hilarious story where mayor-elect Eric Adams violated multiple traffic laws on the day of the election.

    Trumpian Republican Youngkin Wins Virginia Governor Seat

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 172:14

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about how Democrats managed to lose in Virginia, what secrets JFK documents hide after 50 years, and the state of emergency in Ethiopia as rebels advance on the capital.Guests:Tyler Nixon - Attorney for Roger Stone | JFK Documents Still Withheld, But Why?Bob Schlehuber - Co-Host of Political Misfits | Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency as Rebels AdvanceDaniel Lazare - Independent Journalist | Is Youngkin Victory Referendum on Joe Biden?In the first hour we listened in to an interview with Roger Stone. The controversial political operative talked about voter fraud fears heading into midterm elections. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Tyler Nixon to discuss COVID news and what the CIA stands to gain from withholding JFK documents. Also, Bob Schlehuber joined us from Ethiopia as the African country tells citizens to prepare to defend the capital while fighters advance.In the third hour Daniel Lazare joined the conversation to talk about the mistakes Democrats made as Youngkin takes victory in Virginia, the first win for a Republican since 2009.

    Virginia Votes For Their Next Governor

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 171:19

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about international relations with the looming threat of aliens, what voters are most concerned with as Virginia decides on a new governor, and why millions are resigning during the pandemic.Guests:Mark Sleboda - Security Analyst | Would Russia or China Help If We Were Invaded By Space Aliens?Jim Kavanagh - Socialist Writer | Virginia Race Hinges on Critical Race TheoryJohn Logan - Professor, Labor Expert | What's Causing COVID Labor Shortage?In the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about Thomas Friedman's NYT opinion piece and how international relations could work if an extraterrestrial threat rears its head.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Jim Kavanagh for a discussion on Manchin's political tactics regarding the reconciliation bill and a deep dive into the issues Virginians will be voting on today.In the third hour John Logan joined the conversation to talk about the factors involving the lack of demand on both sides of the labor market and what it says about the future of the economy.

    Trumpian Republican vs. Moderate Democrat in VA. Gubernatorial Race

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 171:47

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the upcoming Virginia gubernatorial race, if President Biden was set to fail by progressive expectations, and climate conversations among world leaders in Glasgow.Guests:Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist | Biden Guts His Agenda, Polling CollapsesPaul Beckwith - Climate Scientist | Is It Too Late To Mitigate the Worst Effects of Climate Change?In the first hour Ted Rall joined the show to talk about the Virginia gubernatorial race and Democratic infighting between moderates and progressives that could sink the party heading into 2022.In the third hour Paul Beckwith joined us live on the ground in Scotland where the COP26 summit is taking place, with a discussion on if current efforts are enough to stop damage from climate change.

    Verdict on Julian Assange Expected Today

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 171:47

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about President Biden's gutted 'Build Back Better' plan, Julian Assange's fate as U.S. lawyers attempt to extradite the Wikileaks founder, and rising energy prices in Europe.Guests:Alex Sammon - Political Writer | Biden Guts His Agenda, Should The Left Murder The Bill?Misty Winston - Political Activist | Extradition Puts Assange At RiskPeter Oliver - Correspondent for RT International | EU's Energy CrisisIn the first hour producers Austin Pelli and Cordell Woodland joined the show to talk about President Biden's meeting with Pope Francis and the politics surrounding Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' possible bid for the Washington Football Team.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Alex Sammon for a discussion on Biden's reconciliation bill that progressive Democrats are expected to reject after paid family leave and lower drug prices were axed. We were also joined by Misty Winston to talk about American efforts to extradite whistleblower Julian Assange, for which a verdict is expected today.In the third hour Peter Oliver joined the conversation to talk about various European headlines including the EU's energy crisis, a post-Brexit fishing license dispute with France, and more.

    Family and Medical Paid Leave to Drop from Biden's Package

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 170:32

    Family and Medical Paid Leave to Drop from Biden's PackageOn this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Biden's trip to Europe to discuss climate change with world leaders, what Taiwan's fight for independence will look like as the U.S. stake their support, and the 'Build Back Better' campaign that has failed to build anything.Guests:Guy McPherson - Climate Scientist | COP26 Summit Scott Ritter - Former U.N. Weapons Inspector | NATO Expanding Budget And Imaginary DogmaMichael Goodwin - Journalist | Biden's 'Build Back Better' Hasn't Built AnythingIn the first hour Guy McPherson joined the show to talk about the COP26 climate change summit where the UN will discuss definitive ways to slow the overall warming of Earth. Guy has a plan to cover surfaces around the globe with a reflective material that would cool the planet ever so slightly.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scott Ritter for a discussion on Taiwan counting on the United States to defend them in a Chinese invasion. Scott says there is no resolve, in a war between China and the US, that will not achieve nuclear strikes.In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about the losses in Biden's Build Back Better Plan and the decrease in the budget for it as he nears Joe Manchin's original mark. Michael also talked about Letitia James' now running for New York Governor.

    Agent Provocateurs' at Capitol Riots, Chevron Foe Faces Prison

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 168:49

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about what arguments U.S. lawyers plan to make in bid to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Steven Donziger's sentencing in relation to battle with Chevron, and if the FBI was planting agents to incite violence at the January 6th riots.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist, Professor | What Stagflation Means for Your MoneyJohn Kiriakou - Former CIA Officer | Julian Assange Hearing and Promises by U.S.Chuck Modi - Justice Journalist | Howard U Students Protest Rats, Mold in Campus HousingTim Canova - Law Professor, Activist | Chevron Foe Steven Donziger Faces Prison for ContemptColeen Rowley - Retired FBI Agent | Did FBI Enflame January 6th Riots?In the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to talk about if U.S. markets are entering 'stagflation' - low growth combined with high inflation and high unemployment.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by John Kiriakou for a discussion on Julian Assange's future as American lawyers seek to extradite the whistleblower to the U.S.Also, journalist Chuck Modi goes over Howard University student demands as sit-ins enter their third week.In the third hour Tim Canova joined the conversation to talk about Steven Donziger's 6 month sentence for contempt in relation to his court battles with Chevron. We were also joined by former FBI Agent Coleen Rowley to discuss if the FBI was planting officers at the Capitol riots in January.

    In Sudan: Death and Injury Count Rise as Protestors are Shot in the Streets

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 169:52

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the crisis Sudan faces after the military seized power, Fauci shifting the definition of gain-of-function research to defend the NIH, and the PR tour that led the Facebook 'whistleblower' to the UK.Guests:Dr. Gene Olinger - Professor at Boston University | NIH Changes Gain-of-Function Research Definition, Thinks No One Will Notice?Mark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | Sudan Faces Chaos as Military Seizes PowerGarland Nixon - Co-Host of The Critical Hour | The Facebook Whistleblower That Wasn't A Whistleblower At AllIn the first hour Dr. Gene Olinger joined the show to talk about the clash between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Senator Rand Paul regarding if gain-of-function research was funded by the NIH, and the seemingly overnight change in the definition of gain-of-function research to help cover the Institute's public perception.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Sleboda for a discussion on the economic crisis that led up to the coup d'etat in Sudan and what it means for the United States push for democracy in the African country.In the third hour Garland Nixon joined the conversation to determine if Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is genuinely concerned with the social media giant as she petitions lawmakers to draft legislation around them.

    Dissolves

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 171:05

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about fallout around the Northern Ireland trade, the items that could be removed from Biden's Bill to get Manchin and Sinema on board, the reality of the trucking industry during a supply chain breakdown, and NASA directly recognizing the possibility of alien life.Guests:Peter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | UK and EU Still ‘far apart' on Northern Ireland tradeTed Rall - Political Cartoonist and Syndicated Columnist | Democrats Weight Ditching Medicare Expansion & Attack Ads Hit ManchinStephen Oatley - Founder and Editor of Freight Broker Live | Trucker Shortage is a Myth in the Supply Chain BreakdownTom Whitmore - Former Financial Analyst and currently, a Senior Board Member of MUFON | Administrator of NASA Bill Nelson's Eyebrow Raising Comments of UFOs In the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about the effects of Brexit creating controversy between Britain and Northern Ireland. Germany also seems unable to finalize a government for the country but are talking on key points that they are agreeing or disagreeing on.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall for a discussion on the attack ads targeted on Joe Manchin for his pushback against the Democrats' agenda. We were also joined by Stephen Oatley to talk about the trucking industry and the myth of a driver shortage that is running this supply chain break. In the third hour Tom Whitmore joined the conversation to talk about the head of NASA admitting to the media that there are some credible claims of alien activity on Earth. The Department of Defense has been sweeping information under the rug for decades around this information.

    US Will Defend Taiwan from China Militarily - Joe Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 170:58

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Biden stating that the US will use the military to defend Taiwan, the National Institute of Health admitting they funded research at the lab in Wuhan, and the break in the supply chain that has a lot to do with the trucking industry.Guests:Dr. Gene Olinger - Professor and principal science advisor for MRI Global Inc | NIH Confirms Gain of Function ResearchKim Iversen - Independent Journalist and Host of the Kim Iversen Show | The Policy of the Supply Chain BreakIn the first hour Jamarl and Shane talked about the statements of Joe Biden at the CNN town hall detailing how the US will defend Taiwan from China militarily. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Gene Olinger for a discussion on the National Institute of Health admitting they helped fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Lab of Virology, and the politicization of the kind of research they conduct that is both incredibly vital and incredibly dangerous.In the third hour Kim Iversen joined the conversation to talk about the supply chain breaking and the true nature of why this is the case right now. Kim sees this crisis as a failure of the trucking industry being far understaffed. Kim highlighted the distrust in big pharma the American public has and rightfully so.

    FDA Approves Mix-n-Match Vaccine Boosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 170:00

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the national debt and Biden's Build Back Better plan, the efficacy of the vaccine boosters and the practice of mix-n-matching them, lawsuits against the Trump organization, and Hunter Biden calling himself an expert in Russian businessmen.Guests:Jim Kavanaugh - Left socialist writer who's analysis and work can be found at thepolemicist.net | Biden Drops Provisions of His Build Back Better PlanDr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Director at the George Washington Center | Impacts of Mix-n-Match Vaccine BoostersMichael Goodwin - Journalist and Columnist at The NY Post | Trump Lawsuits & Hunter Biden Shenanigans In the first hour Jim Kavanaugh joined the show to talk about the inability of congress to pass the build back better plan as conversations move towards what will be struck from the plan. Jim also talked about the national debt being placed in the hands of the people.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Dr. Mikhail Kogan for a discussion on the practice of vaccinating children; while they do not have high morbidities, the goal is total immunity which cannot happen without children being vaccinated. Dr. Kogan also talked about the efficacy of the vaccine boosters.In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about the lawsuits against the Trump organization for frivolous claims by victims against the real estate company. New York officials are using this as a way to elevate their career by suing Trump. Michael also talked about Hunter Biden trying to pitch himself as an expert in pursuing Oleg Deripaska.

    President Jair Bolsonaro to be Charged with Crimes Against Humanity

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 168:59

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the constitutionality of qualified immunity, the possible genocide charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, the FBI raid on a Russian oligarch's mansion, Haitian kidnappings and deportations, and the supply chain break in America right now.Guests:Joseph Blaettler - Former Deputy Chief of Police and professor of criminology | Supreme Court Upholds Qualified ImmunityJoe Key - Former lieutenant for the Baltimore Police Department with over 25 years of experience | Supreme Court Upholds Qualified ImmunityPaulo Sotero - Retired fellow and former Director of the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute | Bolsonaro Could Face Homicide ChargesLee Stranahan - Sputnik News analyst and host of The Back Story | FBI Raids Russian Oligarch's Mansion in Washington DC & Virginia Governor RaceLeo Flores - Political Analyst and Latin America Campaign Coordinator at Code Pink | Haitian Kidnappings EscalateProf. Richard Wolff - Professor of economics Emeritus | Scale of Supply Chain Breaks & Looney Save A Buck Policy that Spawned It: 100 Ships Off the CoastIn the first hour Joseph Blaettler and Joe Key joined the show to talk about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold qualified Immunity. We had a conversation around the constitutionality of qualified immunity and if it should be eliminated as a right police officers have. Paulo Sotero also joined the show to talk about the possible charges of homicide, genocide and crimes against humanity that President Jair Bolsonaro could be charged with.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Lee Stranahan for a discussion on the FBI raid into Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska. Lee says this raid is a PR stunt so the FBI can use this as leverage in the future. Leo Flores also joined the conversation to talk about the surge in kidnappings in Haiti.In the third hour Professor Richard Wolff joined the conversation to talk about the supply chain break in America right now as 100 cargo ships are unable to return to port.

    Colin Powell's Life and Career -- Was Powell a War Criminal?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 169:43

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the energy crisis in Europe and Russia's involvement with this, the legacy of Colin Powell after his death October 18, Christopher Steele going on ABC defending his work in his dossier, and the horrid mishandling of the imprisonment of Daniel Hale for whistleblowing.Guests:Peter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | Is Russia Weaponizing Energy?Scott Ritter - Former U.N. weapons inspector and a Weapons of Mass Destruction Whistleblower | The Life and Career of Colin PowellDaniel Lazare - Independent journalist and author | Christopher Steele Defends His DossierJohn Kiriakou - Former CIA Officer, and host of The Backstory | CIA Pivot to China & Whistleblower Daniel Hale Treated Like a TerroristIn the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about the energy crisis across Europe and what factors caused the bloc to get there. Is Russia hoarding their gas supply as a means of controlling their neighbors? In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scott Ritter for a discussion on the life and career of Colin Powell. Scott also addressed the claims against Powell that he was a war criminal for his actions in an illegal war in Iraq. Daniel Lazare also came onto the show to talk about the Christopher Steele dossier and the work he stands behind.In the third hour John Kiriakou joined the conversation to talk about the treatment and trials of Daniel Hale. He has been convicted on multiple counts of espionage for his courageous work whistleblowing information on US drones.

    US Sec. Of State Colin Powell Passes Away From Covid-19 Complications

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 170:32

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about an aggressive Op-ed by Bernie Sanders and the Democrats to Joe Manchin, Russia cutting ties with NATO, the kidnapping of 17 Americans in Haiti by local gangs, and the passing away of the Colin Powell due to Covid-19 complications.Guests:Ted Rall - Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | Bernie and Manchin Open HostilitiesMark Sleboda - International relations and security analyst | Russia Suspends Ties with NATO & Russia Prevents US Warship from Entering Their WatersJemima Pierre - Haiti-Americas coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace | The Kidnappings in Haiti at a Terrifying RateManila Chan - News anchor and host of RT America's daily news program In Question | Biden's Shouts 'There Are Fewer Democracies', What's with This FramingIn the first hour Ted Rall joined the show to talk about the Op-ed piece Bernie Sanders created and published in West Virginia, slamming Joe Manchin for dragging his heels on the infrastructure bill. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Sleboda for a discussion on Moscow's announcement that they will be suspending their ties with NATO and shutting down the NATO information bureau in Moscow. This comes after Russian diplomats were suspended from the bloc for undisclosed espionage. Jemima Pierre also came onto the show to discuss the 17 Americans kidnapped in Haiti and the gang violence in the country.In the third hour Manila Chan joined the conversation to talk about the life and passing of Colin Powell from Covid-19 complications despite being fully vaccinated. Manila also talked about bold moves by Bernie Sanders and the Democratic party to try and coax Joe Manchin into signing off on the infrastructure bill.

    Virginia Public School Systems Promoting Porn In Classrooms For 12 Year Olds

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 168:28

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the closing window for the US to take military action against China, the firefight that occurred on the streets of Beirut yesterday, and horrifically graphic sex comic books featuring uncensored pornography being totally accessible to children in schools.Guests:Carl Zha- Host of the Silk and Steel Podcast | Is the USA Pivoting to War with China?Laith Marouf - Award winning multimedia producer and media policy and law consultant | Fighting Breaks Out on the Streets of BeirutLee Stranahan - Sputnik News analyst and host of The Back Story | Gay Sex School Curriculum For KidsIn the first hour Carl Zha joined the show to talk about the tensions rising between the US and China, and what it could take to bring the two countries to war with each other. Carl believes the US aggression is because there is a very narrow window that the US can use to take down China, otherwise they will out shadow the states within a couple decades.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Laith Marouf for a discussion on how the actions of a judge in Beirut has caused such a divide between people in Lebanon. The firing on an unarmed crowd in Beirut sparked a firefight that has the ability to grow into a greater Lebanon, and Middle Eastern problem.In the third hour Lee Stranahan joined the conversation to talk about the graphic, pornographic picture books allowed and promoted in Virginia public schools, available for children to view as young as 12 years old. Lee also talked about the differences between alt and mainstream media, especially regarding their coverage of Donald Trump and Julian Assange.

    Fighting Erupts in Beirut; Is This The Beginning Of A Lebanese Civil War?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 170:25

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Kyrie Irving's refusal to get a vaccine and what this could mean for his career and the NBA, the sudden fighting in Beirut that could erupt into a civil war, subpoenas coming from the January 6th committee, and the record low approval of Biden from Black Americans.Guests:Austin Pelli - Producer of Fault Lines | Kyrie Irving's Refusal to Get VaccinatedCordell Woodland - Producer of Fault Lines | Kyrie Irving's Refusal to Get VaccinatedDaniel Lazar - Independent journalist and author | Fighting in Beirut and More January 6th Repercussions Margaret Kimberly - Senior columnist and editor for Black Agenda Report | Biden Polling Among Blacks PlummetsIn the first hour Austin Pelli and Cordell Woodland joined the show to talk about Stephen A. Smith slamming Kyrie Irving for opposing the vaccine mandate for seemingly no reason. We also had a conversation on Dave Chappelle's new special The Closer and why the trans community is so outraged at it.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Daniel Lazare for a discussion on the borderline civil war that is erupting in Lebanon right now. How has the fragmented past and recent events caused this conflict to erupt in the country? Daniel also discussed the committee looking into January 6th making large leaps to convict high ranking Trump administration members.In the third hour Margaret Kimberly joined the conversation to talk about the approval rating of Joe Biden plummeting. Margaret also talked about the Trump vs Biden publicity in the modern sphere and how this might affect the next election.

    Department of Defense, Reveal What You Know About UFOs - Congress

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 168:44

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the rising inflation hitting America hard right now, the growing China-Taiwan-US conflict, the un-blacklisting of Victoria Nuland, and the push in Congress to get the Department of Defense to declassify UFO information.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist, professor, consultant, drummer, eagle scout, marine and capitalist | Inflation & UnemploymentMark Sleboda - International relations and security analyst | Victoria Nuland on Russia's BlacklistBob Plissken - Former intelligence analyst in the Marine Corps | NDAA & the New UAP Office In the DoD and How It'll Affect Space ForceIn the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to talk about the striking rate of inflation in this country. Mark also talked about the multitude of job postings there are, but companies not actually hiring.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Sleboda for a discussion on The United States interference in the conflict between China and Taiwan, Mark also talked about the un-blacklisting of Victoria Nuland for her trip to Russia.In the third hour Bob Plissken joined the show to talk about the conversation in Congress to force the Department of Defense to declassify information they have on UFOs. This is creating mechanisms to declassify information, a notoriously hard thing.

    Poland Challenges EU Authority; Polexit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 170:06

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the question of the authority of the European Union posed in a Polish court, the growing debt of the United States, and the ramping up of the shadow war the US and China are engaging in.Guests:Peter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | EU Authority Challenged, Poland & German Court Challenge EU SupremacyTed Rall - Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | McConnell Sends Letter To Biden, Won't Assist On Debt CeilingMark Sleboda - International relations and security analyst | Daniel Ellsberg on Milley, China and the Dangerous of Nuclear WarIn the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about the dispute between Poland and the European Union which is being manifested in Polish and German courts. Peter predicts this will have a larger impact over time for the politics of Poland and other European Union players.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall for a discussion on the credit of the United States, specifically regarding the value of the dollar. Ted also discussed Trump being thrown to the wolves whilst past presidents are protected.In the third hour Mark Sleboda joined the conversation to talk about the growing conflict between the United States and China over the independence of Taiwan. China and the US are both readying up for a possible nuclear outcome.

    Are Cannabis and CBD Healthy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 170:50

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the difference between the Trump and Biden administrations in practice, Dr. Kogan's new book discussing the health benefits of marijuana and cannabis byproducts, and the deplorable actions by the CIA in their treatment of intelligence sources.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist, professor, consultant, drummer, eagle scout and marine | What is the Government Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Bio | New Book, Medical Marijuana: Dr. Kogan's Evidence-Based Guide to Health Benefits of Cannabis and CBDJohn Kiriakou - Former CIA officer and host of The Backstory on Radio Sputnik | CIA Secret Memo On Informants Captured, Killed Or Compromised In the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to talk about the failures of the Biden administration and the difference between Trump's time in office and the current one. At its heart, what is the purpose of a government?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Dr. Mikhail Kogan for a discussion on his new book which describes the health benefits of controlled cannabis usage to treat various medical ailments. Surprisingly, there is very little research that suggests CBD actually assists in sleep patterns.In the third hour John Kiriakou joined the conversation to talk about the relationship the CIA has with their informants. He also described how “fake intelligence” is gathered by sources and attributed to prominent figures. There is also a stress on the amount of info gathered and not the quality.

    Biden's Best Friend = Trump's Title 42

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 172:50

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Biden's use of Title 42 as a mass deportation and migrant blockage system, how the current actions of Kyrsten Sinema reflect her professional future, and information released by the C.I.A. accounting how they lose far too many of their informants to capture or death.Guests:Susan Pai - Former employee at UCLA Brain Mapping Lab | Biden's Use of Title 42 to Deny Asylum ClaimsJim Kavanagh - Left socialist writer | What Is Kyrsten Sinema Doing Besides Failing Miserably?Scott Ritter - Former U.N. weapons inspector and a Weapons of Mass Destruction Whistleblower | CIA Secret Memo On Informants Killed, Captured or ConvertedIn the first hour Susan Pai joined the show to talk about the Biden administration's usage of Title 42 to block and deport migrants seeking asylum in America. Susan describes how migrants need to prove a plethora of criteria to even be considered, and many having settled in a different country have ruined their chances of getting in the US.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Jim Kavanagh for a discussion on the political practices of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema as Sinema's support reaches an all time low. Jim says Sen. Sinema may be using her steadfastness as a jumping off point into another career sector. In the third hour Scott Ritter joined the conversation to talk about the C.I.A. admitting to “losing” far too many of their foreign informants to being killed or captured. US agencies frequently put these informants in harm's way only to not protect them when they are in danger.

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