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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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    Nancy Pelosi Caves To Joe Manchin On Biden's Economic Agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 169:09


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the problems with efficacy of the vaccines, Nancy Pelosi not challenging Manchin enough to get Biden's economic plan through, sentiments in Germany going into the election to replace Angela Merkel, and subpoenas coming from the January 6th Investigation Commission.Guests:Dr. Gene Olinger - Professor and principal science advisor for MRI Global Inc. | Differences In Vaccine Efficacy Between Pfizer and ModernaJoel Segal - Former Congressional Staffer and co-author of HR 676 | Manchin and Fossil Fuels Against the DemsMichelle Witte - Sputnik News analyst and Host of Political Misfits | German ElectionsLee Stranahan - Sputnik News analyst and Host of The Back Story | January 6th Commission Files Subpoenas In the first hour Dr. Gene Olinger joined the show to talk about the differences in efficacy between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. If we can divide the political attachments that have been assigned to this vaccine, we can seriously negate its effects on the world.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Joel Segal for a discussion on how Democrats can convince Joe Manchin into accepting their spending bill. Joel discussed how fossil fuel companies are backing Manchin trying to get him to stay strong against greener alternatives. Michelle Witte also joined the conversation to talk about the German elections and what the country will look like after Angela Merkel.In the third hour Lee Stranahan joined the conversation to talk about a subpoena filed by the commission looking into the January 6th riot. Lee also talked about how the media is covering this and their inability to admit when they are wrong.


    Tony Bobulinski: Joe Biden's a Liar and Here's the Proof

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 171:05

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the fallout from the AUKUS pact and the nuclear submarine deal, China's perspective on this same issue, the discovery of dark energy and its debate against dark matter, and updates on the Sussman indictment and Hunter Biden's laptop scandal.Guests:Mark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | The Future of NATOCarl Zha - Host of the Silk and Steel Podcast | AUKUS Nuclear Sub Deal & Potential For China in EuropeTarek Saab - Professor and expert in cosmology and particle astrophysics | Dark Matter vs Dark EnergyMichael Goodwin - Journalist and Columnist at The NY Post | Sussman Russiagate & New Book on Hunter Biden LaptopIn the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about the future of NATO with the infighting between the United States and France. Mark also talked about the United States' effort to distance themselves and the rest of Europe from China on many fronts.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Carl Zha for a discussion on China's perspective of the AUKUS deal. Carl also talked about the detriment of the Evergrande Group and their amassing debt. Tarek Saab also joined the show to discuss the scientific discovery of “Dark Energy”.In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about the numerous scandals Andrew Cuomo was involved in and just how hostile and violent his form of politics actually are. Michael also talked about the indictment of Michael Sussman for Russiagate, and the laptop evidence of Hunter Biden.

    Biden to UN: "We Are Not Seeking a New Cold War"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 168:31

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the absence of Kamala Harris on the border yet again, Joe Biden's promise of avoiding another Cold War, and the Taliban's plight to form a globally recognized government if they are even able to do so.Guests:Ted Rall - Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | Kamala Ignores the Border… AgainManila Chan - Veteran news anchor and host of RT America's daily news program In Question | Govt Shutdown Looming & Joe Biden UN General Assembly SpeechScott Ritter - Former U.N. weapons inspector and a Weapons of Mass Destruction Whistleblower | Taliban Wants To Address General Assembly & Divisions in the TalibanIn the first hour Ted Rall joined the show to talk about the plight of politicians to become celebrities in order to be elected, and some celebrities to become politicians. Ted also talked about the new governing in Afghanistan and if the Taliban is willing to fully eradicate oppositions in their country.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Manila Chan for a discussion on the remarks made by President Joe Biden at the United Nations General Assembly. Biden assures America and the world that the US will not enter into a new Cold War. How far are the Republicans willing to push legislation around the debt ceiling?In the third hour Scott Ritter joined the conversation to talk about the request of the Taliban to speak at the United Nations General Assembly. It is clear they would like to be treated like a legitimate governing power on the world stage. How will the Taliban deal with the infighting within their groups? Are they capable of forming a true government, or are they stuck in the ways of foot-soldiers?

    US To Lift Travel Ban, UN General Assembly Begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 165:56

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the results of the Duma election in Russia, the FDA committee not recommending boosters for the mass public, the growing migrant issue on America's southern border, how this issue started back in Haiti, and the Biden's goals with the United Nations General Assembly.Guests:Bryan MacDonald - Head of the Russia Desk at RT Online | Result of the Russia ElectionDr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Director at the George Washington Center | FDA Committee Deem Booster Not Needed in Most CasesSusan Pai - Worked at the internationally recognized UCLA Brain Mapping Lab | Haitian Migrants On Texas BorderDanny Shaw - International affairs analyst and professor | Long Standing Causes of the Haitian MigrationMichelle Witte - Sputnik News analyst and host of Political Misfits | United Nations General AssemblyIn the first hour Bryan MacDonald joined the show to talk about how Russia has evolved politically as showcased in this election, but also the security Putin has in his position of power. We were also joined by Dr. Mikhail Kogan to talk about the results of the FDA committee finding the Pfizer Booster not necessary for most people. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Susan Pai for a discussion on the massive migrant issue on the Texas border and the failings of the current administration on this. Many migrants do not have an asylum case due to their attempted settling in Central and South America. We were also joined by Danny Shaw to talk about the problems in Haiti causing these mass migrations, as well as an update on the assassination of president Jovenel Moïse.In the third hour Michelle Witte joined the conversation to talk about the general assembly by the United Nations. Can Biden repair the relationships with foreign powers he has tattered so far in his presidency?

    France Pushes Back Hard Against US-Australia Nuclear Submarine Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 169:37


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the beginnings of America's cultural imitation of China with a new lifestyle trend, as well as the massive shockwaves of last week's AUKUS submarine deal.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist, professor, consultant, marine and capitalist | China-like Worker ShortagePeter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | Effect of France's Break with the US For Europe & Germany After MerkelIn the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to talk about the push in the US to not return to work and how this seems like a resurgence of the same phenomena that occurred in China not long ago. Is this a model that the US commonfolk can handle in the long term?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Peter Oliver for a discussion on France withdrawing their ambassador from the United States and what Europe on a whole thinks of this move. Peter also talked about what Germany could look like when Angela Merkel steps down as chancellor of Germany.


    Indictment in the Durham Investigation; The Corrupt Case Against Donziger

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 170:25

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the indictment of an attorney in the John Durham investigation for lying to the FBI, the horrendous treatment of Steven Donziger for trying to protect people and the environment, and the possibility of having transgender athletes in modern sports.Guests:Daniel Lazare - Independent journalist and author | John Durham Investigation & Justice for January 6thSteven Donziger - American attorney who took on Chevron for illegal practices | The Corrupt Case Against DonzigerMallory McLaren - Former military and unapologetic transhumanist | Transexual Athletes & TranshumanismIn the first hour Daniel Lazare joined the show to talk about the John Durham investigation and the recent indictment of Michael Sussman for allegedly lying to the FBI about the connection between the Trump Organization and Russia.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Steven Donziger for a discussion on the terrible mishandling of his case and how one disgruntled company made Donziger's life a living hell.In the third hour Mallory McLaren joined the conversation to talk about transgender people and how they can enter athletic events without being segregated against. Mallory also goes into a definition of “Transhumanism” and what it means to her.

    Simone Biles and Others Slam FBI for Botched Abuse Investigation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 169:39

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the Duma elections coming up in Russia, the new US deal with Australia for nuclear submarines, Chinese policy regarding the Taliban's control of Bagram airbase, how the FBI failed in handling the Larry Nassar abuse, and how to fix policing in America if its needed.Guests:Bryan Macdonald - Head of the Russia Desk at RT Online | Duma ElectionsCarl Zha - Host of the Silk and Steel podcast | Biden's Deal For Nuke Subs To Australia & Chinese Policy Towards Taliban and Bagram AirbaseColleen Rowley - Lawyer, retired FBI agent and former MPLS legal counsel | FBI Drops the Ball in Nassar InvestigationJoseph Blaettler - Former deputy chief of police and professor of criminal justice | Police PanelIn the first hour Bryan Macdonald joined the show to talk about the Russian Duma election. We also talked extensively about the abuse suffered by USA gymnasts at the hands of Larry Nassar, and the heart-wrenching testimony given by Simone Biles and Mckayla MaroneyIn the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Carl Zha for a discussion on America's deal with Australia for nuclear submarines, as well as what China could do regarding the Taliban's control of Bagram airbase. We were then joined by Colleen Rowley for an analysis on how the FBI handled the abuse claims by US gymnasts against Larry Nassar. This was an abhorrent dereliction of duty. In the third hour Joseph Blaettler and Garland Nixon joined the conversation on a brand new panel segment of Fault Lines. We discussed various events in America regarding policing and interactions between them and the general public.

    Gov. Newsom Survives Recall, Treasonous Statement From Gen. Milley

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 170:36

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the results and impact of the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple, the extremely controversial admittance of General Mark Milley on his conversations with China, and the infrastructure and reconciliation bills that are seemingly at the mercy of Joe Manchin.Guests:Professor - Specialist in antitrust and business crime | Epic Games vs AppleScott Ritter - Former U.N. weapons inspector and a Weapons of Mass Destruction Whistleblower | General Milley Assures China.Joel Segal - Former congressional staffer, co-author of HR 676 | 3.5 Trillion Infrastructure and Reconciliation BillIn the first hour a guest joined the show to talk about the results of the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple, now that Epic games is challenging the verdict with appeals. Jamarl and Shane also discussed what the none-recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom means for the rest of his governorship.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scott Ritter for a discussion on the controversial admittance by Gen. Mark Milley of his communications with a top Chinese general admitting that the US was not going to strike China. Were his communications treasonous in nature?In the third hour Joel Segal joined the conversation to talk about the 3.5 trillion dollar infrastructure and reconciliation bill and the war Joe Manchin is fighting against the other democrats. He has the power to possibly shoot down both bills.

    Polling Shows: America in Favor of COVID Vaccine Mandates

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 171:26

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the interests of Russia and China in a newly governed Afghanistan, the possible recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom, and an analysis on a massive report done by The Lancet on true needs of having Covid-19 booster shots.Guests:Mark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | Possible Stability in AfghanistanDr. Bill Honigman - Progressive healthcare activist and national outreach director | California Recall RaceGene Olinger - Professor at Boston University and the principal science advisor for MRI Global Inc | Considering COVID BoostersIn the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about the current state of Afghanistan. The Taliban is at an all-time high in power in the country and will defeat the major opposition group very soon. Other countries invested in Afghanistan like Russia and China are seeking stability more than anything else.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Dr. Bill Honigan for a discussion on the recall election in California. What did Gov. Newsom do so poorly to anger Californians this much, and would they really like to remove him?In the third hour Gene Olinger joined the conversation to talk about the effectiveness of Covid-19 booster shots. The recent report put out by The Lancet questions the need for all Americans to get a booster after originally being vaccinated.

    Fault Lines: Remembering 9/11

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 168:10


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about how the US will deal with long-term COVID-19 as the possibility of beating the virus dims, some personal accounts of the events of September 11th, 2001, and the brutal retaliation from the United States for those attacks.Guests:Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Director at the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine | Vaccine Mandate and Combating DeltaJohn Kiriakou - Former CIA officer, host of The Backstory on Radio Sputnik | US Foreign Policy Inciting 9/11 Ted Rall- Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | Retaliation from the United StatesIn the first hour Dr. Mikhail Kogan joined the show to talk about the future of Covid-19 in America. Dr. Kogan described a slow transition from “pandemic” into something more seasonal but never being eradicated. Could modern pollutants be contributing to declining immune system health?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by John Kiriakou for a discussion on the cause of the attacks on September 11th 2001. John then gave his personal account of the horrors of this attack, watching the Pentagon burn and what his responsibilities were immediately after the incident.In the third hour Ted Rall joined the conversation to talk about the terrifying response that the United States had to the terrorist attack on 9/11. How did the common folk respond to the retaliation by America in the middle east?


    13 US Marines and 95 Afghans Dead After Suicide Bombing In Kabul

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 167:28

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the very real fears of mega-intelligent super machines and learning algorithms, the increasing threat of ISIS-K, the overruling of the eviction ban by the Supreme Court, and the lasting political impact on the American failure of the Afghan withdrawal on Biden's record.Guests:Roman Yampolskiy - AI safety and security researcher and professor of computer science and engineering | Artificial Intelligence Garland Nixon - Sputnik political analyst and the host of The Critical Hour | The Narrative America Needs Against the Taliban Margaret Kimberly - Senior columnist and editor for Black Agenda Report | Can Biden Outlive Afghanistan?In the first hour Roman Yampolskiy joined the show to talk about the advancements of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and if people need to be worried about the safety of such smart computers.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Garland Nixon for a discussion on the benefit of pulling out of Afghanistan even after a strong display by ISIS-K in a double bombing outside the extremely packed Kabul airport. Garland also talked about the Supreme Court decision to contradict Biden's extension on the eviction ban.In the third hour Margaret Kimberly joined the conversation to talk about meta-politics behind the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. The discussion also brought up this withdrawal as a black spot on Biden's record, but is there still enough time in his presidency for it to be swept under the rug?

    Race to Leave Kabul Ramps Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 171:10


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the opposition to the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Russian evacuation from that country, the development of anti-satellite weaponry, a possible Space Race 2.0, the agenda of the progressives, and Nancy Pelosi's lasting legacy.Guests:Scott Ritter - Former U.N. weapons inspector and a weapons of mass destruction whistleblower | Taliban Resistance in Northern Afghanistan & Clandestine OperationsMark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | Putin Pulls Out Russian NationalsLauren Steiner - Show host and grassroots activist and organizer | Misanthropic Flat Earthers and Their Monied BackingIn the first hour Scott Ritter joined the show to talk about the resistance against the Taliban in Afghanistan gathering in the Panjshir province. Scott also talked about the delicate situation the US is in because the country is currently engaging in negotiations with the Taliban.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Sleboda for a discussion on the Russian evacuation from Afghanistan although they plan on keeping representatives in their embassy. Mark also talked about the development of anti-satellite weaponry and the possibility of another space race.In the third hour Lauren Steiner joined the conversation to talk about the budget reconciliation and other agenda items for the progressive left. Lauren also discussed the final push in Nancy Pelosi's career in creating a legacy by cutting child poverty.


    Biden Does Not Extend Afghan Refugee Timeline

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 168:10

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about what to expect with the future of COVID in the United States and why it will be impossible to reach herd immunity, the contention to come in the Brazilian election, Biden's actions upsetting the European Nations, and how the Afghanistan withdrawal is worse than Saigon.Guests:Dr. Gene Olinger - Professor at Boston University and Principal Science advisor for MRI Global Inc | Lambda and Covid in KidsShobhan Saxena - Sao Paulo based journalist reporting on international issues, human rights, and more | Bolsonaro Backed by the MilitaryPeter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | Biden Angers G7In the first hour Dr. Gene Olinger joined the show to talk about the current spike of coronavirus cases in the United States. Dr. Olinger also talked about the transmissibility of the virus in children and what parents should be concerned about for return to schools.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Shobhan Saxena for a discussion on the push by Jair Bolsonaro to return to paper ballot for elections, and if they do not, he will not accept the results of the elections. Would Bolsonaro's actions be backed by the military?In the third hour Peter Oliver joined the conversation to talk about President Joe Biden's decision to not extend the August 31st deadline of leaving US troops in Afghanistan, directly against the recommendations of the G7 allies. Peter also talked about the freeze of US controlled Afghani in an effort to contain the Taliban.

    MSNBC Censorship and Lying Maddow's New Contract

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 168:46


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the effects of COVID-19 on children, the pandemic restrictions Australia imposed on their people, the end of Andrew Cuomo and the beginning of Kathy Hochul, and the new deal between Rachel Maddow and MSNBC and what this means for left-wing media.Guests:Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Director at the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine | Kids With CovidMaram Susli - Political commentator and geopolitical analyst | Australia LockdownsMichael Goodwin - Journalist and columnist at the NY Post | Hochul and Cuomo & Rachel MaddowIn the first hour Dr. Mikhail Kogan joined the show to talk about how Covid-19 is affecting children. There is a lot of new research saying that new variants and strains of the virus are hitting children much harder than ever before. Is there merit to these claims, or just hysteria and fear mongering?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Maram Susli for a discussion on the extreme reaches the Australian government is willing to go to in trying to quell COVID in their country. This is even opening the door for the government and police in the country to abuse their newfound power.In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about Kathy Hochul, the new governor of New York. The people of New York, especially Michael, are very optimistic about Hochul in this position. Michael also talked with the hosts about the new deal Rachel Maddow is getting with MSNBC.


    Taliban Steadfast on August 31st; Sha'Carri Richardson Finishes Last

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 167:25

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the Crimea Platform Summit, the Russian perspective on the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, China's interests in the future of Afghanistan, the terrible showing by Sha'Carri Richardson, and the true sentiments of Kabul natives on the Taliban returning to power.Guests:Bryan MacDonald - Head of the Russia Desk at RT Online | Crimea Platform SummitCarl Zha - Host of the Silk and Steel Podcast | China in Bed With the Taliban?Ted Rall - Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | How the US Let Down AfghanisIn the first hour Bryan MacDonald joined the show to talk about the Crimea Platform Summit, why it is or is not important, and why Russia opted not to attend. Bryan also talked about the Russian perspective on the American withdrawal from Afghanistan. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Carl Zha for a discussion on China's interests with the Taliban and Afghanistan. Does China want a stable nation under a Taliban government? Do they want a safe haven for terrorism to add pressure on the US? Is it a mix of both?In the third hour Ted Rall joined the conversation to talk about how the locals in Kabul wanted the Taliban back because of the corruption and lack of care the United States imposed in the city.

    Biden's Approval Plummets; Gets Slammed in Europe for Afghan Withdrawal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 169:59

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the original rule of the Taliban being a popular group, the opinions of other nations on the US for Biden's failures with pulling out of Afghanistan, who the Taliban will allow to leave and who must stay, and how Saigon was a better result than Afghanistan.Guests:Ted Rall - Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | Afghanistan Then vs NowPeter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | Biden Slammed in Europe for Afghan WithdrawalKim Iversen - Independent journalist and host of the Kim Iversen Show | Saigon Way Better Than AfghanistanIn the first hour Ted Rall joined the show to talk about how the Taliban ran Afghanistan in the past, why they became so popular from their inception, and how Afghanistan was different under US occupation. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Peter Oliver for a discussion on the condemnation of the American conduct when pulling out of Afghanistan. It is surely not as simple as the Afghan military not wanting to fight. Peter also talked about how German media is very upset over the handling of the evacuation of Afghanistan on their own front too.In the third hour Kim Iversen joined the conversation to talk about her predictions on who the Taliban will allow out of the country and who will be forced to stay. Kim also talked about the difference between Saigon as a messy but successful evacuation, and Afghanistan as a down right oversight and failure of the actual needs of the people there.

    Taliban Fire at Protestors in Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 169:55


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about accusations of bullying against Megan Rapinoe, the history of the Taliban and Afghanistan that is fueling an unsure future for the country, the steps Australia is taking to combat Covid-19, and the failure of President Biden in leaving Afghanistan the way he wanted.Guests:Cordell Woodland - Producer of Fault Lines on Radio Sputnik | Strife Among US Women's Soccer TeamVijay Prasad - Executive director of the Tricontinental | When Afghanistan Had Promise Maram Susli - Political commentator and geopolitical analyst | Australian Covid MeasuresMichael Goodwin - Journalist and Columnist at the NY Post | Afghanistan Withdrawal and Biden's ResponseIn the first hour producer Cordell Woodland joined the show to talk about the accusation by Hope Solo against Megan Rapinoe, saying she bullies her teammates into getting political and kneeling during the national anthem. Are Solo's claims legitimate, or is this just her way of pushing her agenda?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Vijay Prasad for a discussion on the two competing histories of the Taliban in Afghanistan and what that will mean for the future government from this group. Maram Susli also joined the show to talk about Covid-19 protection measures Australia is enacting to combat the new wave of the virus. In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about the key misstep of abandoning Bagram Air Base as the decision that allowed the Taliban to take over Afghanistan as fast and effective as they did. Michael then talked about the nursing home scandal in New York and how the fear of having enough space in the medical sphere helped contribute to the many elderly deaths.


    Taliban Pushes Towards a Modern Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 169:13


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the US practice of engaging in warfare without actually being in war, how the media portrays the actions of the Taliban, updates on Julian Assange, the backlash Biden gets versus Trump, and the speech by Barbara Lee opposite American involvement in Afghanistan.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist, professor, consultant, drummer, eagle scout and marine | Afghanistan: A War Without War Gareth Porter - Investigative journalist, author and policy analyst | Media's Take on Taliban Takeover Misty Winston - Political activist, organizer and podcast host | Assange and AfghanistanJoel Segal - Former congressional staffer and author of HR 676 | Barbara Lee After 9/11In the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to talk about the optimal amount of terrorist attacks a nation can face. Should the US have to declare war before military action on foreign soil.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Gareth Porter for a discussion on the media interpretation of the Taliban takeover and an analysis of Joe Biden's speech addressing the issues in Afghanistan. We were also joined by Misty Winston for updates around the Julian Assange case and how the United States has escalated their war on dangerous information.In the third hour Joel Segal joined the conversation to talk about the speech by Barbara Lee opposing the United States from entering Afghanistan at the very beginning directly after 9/11. Joel also discussed the difference in how the media portrays Biden versus Trump when it comes to handling Afghanistan and immigration.


    Biden Stands By Afghanistan Withdrawal; "The Buck Stops With Me”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 170:58


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the struggles of Haiti just days after its worst earthquake on record, the mishandling of Afghanistan by the US over the years, the new government of Afghanistan enforced by the Taliban and whether or not America and the rest of the world will accept it.Guests:Jemima Pierre - Haiti-Americas coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace | 7.2 Earthquake in Haiti John Kiriakou - Author, former CIA officer and Co-Host of The Backstory on Radio Sputnik | Afghanistan: Set Up to FailMatthew Hoh - Former Marine and expert on America's wars especially in Iraq and Afghanistan | Afghanistan from 1973 to the PresentIn the first hour Jemima Pierre joined the show to talk about the devastation Haiti has seen from the 7.2 earthquake they endured recently. She also discussed the assassination of Jovenel Moïse and the political career of Jean-Bertrand Aristide.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by John Kiriakou for a discussion on the failures of the Afghan Military and government that was largely caused by mishandling by the USA. John also discussed the operations of the CIA and other intelligence agencies when handling Afghanistan and the Taliban, and how developed this new Taliban government might be.In the third hour Matthew Hoh joined the conversation to talk about his experience working in Afghanistan and Iraq in the past and the fact that this war was not about building up the country; so why did we stay in it for that cause? Will the locals and the rest of the world accept the Taliban government?


    The Taliban Takes Kabul As US Deploys More Troops

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 170:47

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the takeover of Kabul and greater Afghanistan by the Taliban, what this means for the official interference of the United States in that country, how European nations are preparing for a Taliban government, and the upcoming elections in Germany.Guests:Mark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | The Taliban Take Kabul Scott Ritter - Former U.N. weapons inspector and weapons of mass destruction whistleblower | US Officially Loses AfghanistanPeter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | European Reaction on TalibanIn the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about the Taliban overrunning Kabul, and the locals trying desperately to board the United States' planes to America. With the United States pulling out of Afghanistan combined with the toppling of the Afghan government, has America perfectly set up the Taliban for long-lasting governance over all of Afghanistan?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scott Ritter for a discussion on how the media is responsible for the facilitation of corruption and abuse of power when regarding the United States' operations in Afghanistan.In the third hour Peter Oliver joined the conversation to talk about the plans European nations are making in response to the Taliban control of Afghanistan. Then Peter talked about the upcoming election in Germany and the interesting fact that most people do not like their own candidate Armin Laschet.

    EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden's Childhood Friend Tells All About Stolen Sex Tape

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 171:40

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the indecisive democratic party, the significant drop in vaccine effectiveness against the Delta variant, a personal anecdote about Hunter Biden's antics, and the immunity of the President's son even though he was addicted to drugs and compromised US resources.Guests:Joel Segal - Former Congressional Staffer, co-author of HR 676 | Indecisive Dems Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Director at the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine | Significant Drop In Vaccine Effectiveness Tyler Nixon - Army infantry veteran, counselor-at-law, constitutionalist, advocate and writer | Hunter Biden Story and Mitch backed infrastructureGarland Nixon - Sputnik political analyst and the host of The Critical Hour | Censorship for Talking About Hunter BidenMichael Goodwin - Journalist and Columnist at the NY Post | Hunter Biden: The New Man of SteeleIn the first hour Joel Segal joined the show to talk about how he believes the modern republican party is the most dangerous group in politics. He then goes on to describe the Progressive party as highly educated and ultra organized, more than ever before.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Dr. Mikhail Kogan for a discussion on the mutating coronavirus and the decreasing effectiveness of the vaccines in fighting the new variants. Dr. Kogan also discussed the MRNA vaccines and how a booster shot might insert itself into the delicate dynamic between immune system and vaccine. Tyler Nixon also joined the show to tell of a personal story he had with Hunter Biden about a massive drug-induced bender the President's son went on.In the third hour Garland Nixon joined the conversation to talk about how he was banned on Facebook for posting about the correlation between the confession of Hunter Biden on him losing his third laptop to the Russians and the coverage of Donald Trump when the Steele dossier came up. Michael Goodwin also joined the show to discuss the invulnerability that Hunter Biden has, being addicted to cocaine and losing vital tech to foreign countries.

    Biden's Sham Eviction Moratorium

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 170:20


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the 10th provincial capital the Taliban has taken, the new and definitely not improved eviction moratorium, more on the Julian Assange case, and the recent claims of a third laptop of Hunter Biden that was taken by the Russians.Guests:Mark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | Taliban Takeover Tiana Caldwell - leader and Board President with KC Tenants | Biden's Eviction Moratorium is smoke & mirrors, evictions proceed at breakneck pace Misty Winston - Political Activist, Organizer and host of the Facts On The Ground | Updates Around AssangeIn the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about massive progress the Taliban is making in usurping control of Afghanistan for themselves. Will there be influence by foreign powers in dealing with Afghanistan, or do these countries have no interest in the land or people?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Tiana Caldwell for a discussion on the extended eviction moratorium being a failed social net that actually saves very few. We were also joined by Misty Winston who broke down the setbacks the United States is facing in the appeals for the extradition of Julian Assange.In the third hour Jamarl and Shane talk about the claims by Hunter Biden that a third laptop of his was stolen by the Russians. Will the democrats finally jump on Hunter for compromising letters and information about Joe Biden?


    All US Military Mandated To Be Vaccinated

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 168:19

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the super strains of Covid-19, the increasingly less effective vaccines, possible solutions for the crime waves in Chicago and Baltimore, the question of institutional racism and corruption in police departments, and the hypocrisy of Obama and his elite friends.Guests:Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Director at the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine | Super Strains and Vaccine Inefficiency Charles Key - Former lieutenant for the Baltimore Police Department | Chicago Crime WaveIn the first hour Dr. Mikhail Kogan joined the show to talk about the rising Covid-19 case count and the super strains that are emerging as a result of human petri dishes as the population struggles to go over 50% vaccination rate.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Charles Key for a discussion on the massive crime wave in major cities in America like Baltimore and Chicago. How can both legislators and civilians make their communities better by mutual cooperation? Then began a divisive conversation on the necessity of the police and the possibility of institutional corruption and racism among police departments.In the third hour Jamarl and Shane talked about the hypocritical elitism on full display at the 3 day birthday party of Barack Obama. While the guests embraced and danced with no restrictions, the staff were forced to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. They then moved onto the possible challenge of Chuck Schumer by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.

    Cuomo's Right-Hand Woman Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Investigation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 170:49


    On this episode of Fault Lines, host Shane Stranahan talks about the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, the treatment of the Uyghur people from the Chinese government, the raging wildfires all over the world, the nature of the Chinese Communist Party in practice, and the dangers and issues of extensive backpacking or hiking trips.Guests:Maram Susli - Political Commentator and Geopolitical Analyst | Afghanistan & Uyghur Twitter Ban Peter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | Fires in Greece and Turkey Mark Frost - Economist, professor, consultant, drummer, eagle scout and marine | Truth of the Chinese Communist PartyMichelle Witte - Sputnik News Analyst and Co-host of Political Misfits | BackpackingIn the first hour Maram Susli joined the show to talk about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the possibilities of the US working with a Taliban government. Maram also talked about her ban on Twitter for claiming that the treatment of the Uyghurs by the Chinese does not constitute genocide.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Peter Oliver for a discussion on the raging wildfires around the world. The dry, hot climate in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and California have constituted the perfect conditions for massive fires around the world. Mark Frost also joined the show to discuss what the practical nature of the Chinese Communist Party looks like in reality.In the third hour Michelle Witte joined the conversation to talk about backpacking across various trails in the United States. There are a lot of unaccounted for challenges to be dealt with when undertaking a massive hike or backpacking trip.


    Italy Follows Suite with 'COVID Green Pass'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 171:11

    On this episode of Fault Lines, host Shane Stranahan talks about the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the difficulty of finding a host country for the Olympics, the large steps New York City and Italy are taking for vaccine proof, and the outcomes the sexual assault claims and nursing home scandal against Andrew Cuomo.Guests:Mark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | Armenia and Azerbaijan Border Conflict Glenn Osten Anderson - Award-winning documentary director, producer and journalist | The Unwanted Games Garland Nixon - Sputnik political analyst and the co-host of The Critical Hour | Nina Turner's Loss & New York and Italy on Same PageMargaret Kimberly - Senior columnist and editor for Black Agenda Report | Cuomo's Foreseeable FutureMichael Goodwin - Journalist and columnist at the NY Post | Cuomo's Missteps In the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the highly disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Mark also talked about the modern history of the two countries and the Russian paternalism that helped usher in this strife.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Glenn Osten Anderson for a discussion on the decreasing diversity of the Olympic games. We were then joined by Garland Nixon to talk about the similarities and differences between New York and Italy in their handling of vaccination records.In the third hour Margaret Kimberly joined the conversation to talk about the sexual assault findings against NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo being the final straw that can push him out. We were also joined by Michael Goodwin who brought up the key importance that there was no conviction in the Cuomo allegations

    Crisis in Lebanon

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 171:25


    On this episode of Fault Lines, host Shane Stranahan talks about the PPP loans and their misallocations, the shadow war between Israel and Iran, the sentiment of New Yorkers after hearing that they will be required to show proof of vaccinations, and the rising importance of China on their plight to overthrow the US in power.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist, professor, consultant, drummer and eagle scout | PPP Loans Scott Ritter - Former U.N. weapons inspector and a weapons of mass destruction whistleblower | Shadow War Between Iran and Israel Richard Wolff - Professor of economics and author | China Stepping Up on World StageIn the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to talk about the PPP loans that were not properly allocated. Is this government money just assisting the wealthy to stay wealthy, or has it actually helped the impoverished?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scott Ritter for a discussion on the hostilities between Israel and Iran. The threats come after the drone strike on an oil tanker that Israel was very quick to blame on Iran.In the third hour Richard Wolff joined the conversation to talk about the personal response from New Yorkers about the proof of vaccine status in the state. Prof. Wolff also talked about the ascending power of China and how the United States might react if and when China overtakes them eventually.


    Attorney General Finds Cuomo Guilty of Sexual Assault

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 167:50

    On this episode of Fault Lines, host Jamarl Thomas talked about the outbreak of the Delta variant unproportionally throughout the United States, the findings by the attorney general on Cuomo's sexual assault allegations, Amazon's power hold over their works, and the drone attack on an oil tanker stirring up hostilities between countries.Guests:Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Director at the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine | MA Delta Variant Breakthrough Walker Bragman - Freelance journalist and cartoonist | Nina Turner Loses In OH, Cuomo In NYJohn Logan - Professor and Director of labor | Amazon Fake MailboxCaleb Maupin - Speaker, writer, journalist, political analyst, and author | Alleged Iranian Tanker AttackIn the first hour Dr. Mikhail Kogan joined the show to talk about the Delta variant breaking out in the US in hot pocket areas. He also discussed the transmissibility of the virus even in those that are fully vaccinated. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Walker Bragman for a discussion on the briefing by the Attorney General concluding that Governor Andrew Cuomo has been found guilty of multiple accounts sexual assault. Walker also discussed the history of gerrymandering in the United States, and why it might be abused very soon. John Logan also joined the show to talk about Amazon's interference with a union vote.In the third hour Caleb Maupin joined the conversation to talk about the drone attack on the MV Mercer Street oil tanker. The United States, United Kingdom and Israel are all blaming Iran for this attack, and Iran is warning if any of these nations decide to retaliate.

    US Hits Biden's Vaccine Goal As COVID Cases Rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 170:16

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the hostilities between China and the USA and why the media has played into this, the coup in Myanmar, China's new nuclear reactor technology, the Craig Murray case, and the state of New York and the possible Cuomo fourth term.Guests:Alan MacLeod - Senior staff writer for MintPress News and author | China & US Rivalry Carl Zha - Host of the Silk and Steel Podcast | Myanmar General Says Military Rule Until 2023Misty Winston - Political activist, organizer and show host | Craig MurrayTed Rall - Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | Cuomo Allegations and a 4th TermIn the first hour Alan MacLeod joined the show to talk about the American perception of China in the age of the ill feelings between the countries. Alan also talks about ways the news consumer can better avoid being duped by fake news.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Carl Zha to talk about the military junta in Myanmar and their retention of power after the coup. Carl also discussed the new nuclear reactor China pioneered using salt as a method of cooling instead of water, making processing energy much safer. Misty Winston also joined the show to discuss Jigsaw Identification in the Craig Murray case.In the third hour Ted Rall joined the conversation to talk about the borderline interrogation of Andrew Cuomo for 11 hours on the sexual assault allegations. Will Cuomo go for a 4th term?

    Simone Biles Makes Her Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 170:33


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the rapidly expiring rent hold placed by the CDC, the Nina Turner election in Ohio, the Occupy Congress movement, and the push to lead the DNC and Congress down a more progressive path.Guests:Joel Segal - Author and former Congressional staffer | Nina Turner's Ohio Election On Tuesday Mark Frost - Economist, professor, consultant, drummer, eagle scout and marine | Massive Homeless Spike About to HitLauren Steiner - Activist, organizer and Host of The Robust Opposition | Occupy Congress, Then and Now; Cori Bush FTV AmbushIn the first hour Joel Segal joined the show to talk about Nina Turner's election in Ohio and whether or not Nancy Pelosi wants Turner in Congress.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Frost to talk about the massive waves of people who could lose their housing as the rent postponement deadline is about to expire. In the third hour Lauren Steiner joined the conversation to talk about the push to move the Democratic party and Congress in a more progressive direction. Did the actions of one occupier kill the movement?


    Mask Mandates Reinstated Over the USA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 172:58

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discuss the reality behind the withdrawal of Simone Biles from the Olympics, the Galileo Project, lab-grown meat, and the effects of poverty on developing children.Guests:Emily Giambalvo - Sports writer for the Washington Post | Simone Biles ControversyAvi Loeb - Professor in plasma physics and member at the Institute for advanced study in Princeton | Galileo ProjectMallory McLaren - Attorney and bioethics professor | Lab-Grown MeatDr. Theopia Jackson - Clinical Psychologist and member of the association of of Black Psychologists | Pathway ForwardIn the first hour Emily Giambalvo joined the show to talk about the withdrawal of Simone Biles from the Olympics and the sheer difficulty of the stunts she performs. Is mental health a good enough reason to recuse yourself from this Olympic stage?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Avi Loeb to talk about the Galileo Project; an AI network of telescopes searching for extraterrestrial life and civilizations. We were then joined by Mallory McLaren to discuss stem cell technologies and 3D printing used to cultivate lab grown meat products.In the third hour Dr. Theopia Jackson joined the conversation for an analysis on the development of children in impoverished and/or violent communities.

    Senate Begins Work on $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 171:54

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discuss the statements made by the Capitol police officers on January 6th, the massive crime rates in Chicago, and the broken family dynamic that America is fostering.Guests:Lee Stranahan - Sputnik News analyst and host of The Back Story | 1/6, Vote AuditVaughn Bryant - Executive Director at Metropolitan Peace Initiatives | Violence in ChicagoLaurie DeRose - Senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies and professor | Family Dynamic in AmericaIn the first hour Lee Stranahan joined the show to talk about the accounts of the January 6th riot given by the Capitol police officers. With all the footage captured that day, is it conceivable that racial slurs were being yelled though not caught on camera?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Vaughn Bryant to talk about the massive crime rates in Chicago and what it is like on a daily basis in the city. Vaughn attributes much of the crime to poverty and many individuals being overlooked by the government.In the third hour Laurie DeRose joined the conversation for an analysis on families and the family dynamic in America. Are government programs incentivizing couples to break marriages apart that otherwise would not have?

    CDC Reinstates Mask Guidance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 169:04


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discuss bad practices by the Federal Reserve System, the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines, the tampering of ShotSpotter by authorities, Simone Biles pulling out of the Olympics, and the sentencing of Daniel Hale for his role in leaking military documents.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist, professor, consultant, and capitalist | The Fed Feeds Inflation Teddy Fikre - Co-Founder and former editor of GhionJournal.com | COVID FactsBarrington Salmon- journalist, senior staff writer, and an investigative writer with Sputnik News | ShotSpotter Tampering John Kiriakou - Former CIA officer, and co-host of The Backstory on Radio Sputnik | Daniel Hale In the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to talk about the raging inflation occurring in America right now and why the Fed has printed money to combat the pandemic and as a result they also devalued the dollar.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Teddy Fikre to talk about the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines. Then we were joined by Barrington Salmon for a discussion on the controversial technology ShotSpotter and how some law enforcement are tampering with the results.In the third hour producer Cordell Woodland joined the conversation for an analysis on Simone Biles pulling out of the Olympics mid event. We were then joined by John Kiriakou to talk about the sentencing of Daniel Hale after he leaked information on drone technologies.


    Pelosi Assembles the Team; January 6th Riot

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 171:28


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Andrew Cuomo's governorship, the horrific explosion at a chemical plant in Germany, the history of the Olympics, the case against Chevron and the retaliation of the company against Steven Donzinger.Guests:Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist & Syndicated Columnist | Feds Drop InquiryGlenn Anderson - Professor and award winning documentary director, producer and journalist | History of the OlympicsPeter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | Explosion at Chemical Plant in Germany Steven Donzinger - American attorney specializing in corporate malfeasance and human rights abuses | Chevron Pollution CaseIn the first hour Ted Rall joined the show to discuss the ever present, undying determination of Andrew Cuomo to stay in the office of the Governor of New York as the Department of Justice drops their case against him.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Peter Oliver for live coverage of the explosion of a chemical plant in Germany. We were then joined by Glenn Anderson who broke down the history of the Olympics, its use as a propaganda tool, and how today's games will be written in history.In the third hour we were joined by Steven Donzinger after being convicted of contempt in his case against Chevron. He was charged criminally within a civil lawsuit and is currently fighting the case with appeals, all the while staring down jail time.


    US COVID Deaths Under 50, Afghanistan Civilians Killed in Record Numbers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 172:02


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about how the Olympics are kicking off, the government of Israel and the country's conflict with Palestine, and the FBI case against the Watchmen who attempted to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.Guests:Elijah Magnier - Veteran war correspondent | Palestinian AuthorityColeen Rowley - lawyer, Retired FBI agent and former MPLS Legal Counsel | Supposed FBI EntrapmentIn the first hour producers Austin Pelli and Cordell Woodland joined the show to discuss the state of the Olympics. How could the US team lose to France, and why did they allow a fencing alternate to compete after multiple sexual assault allogations.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Elijah Magnier for a conversation on the authority within Palestine and the new government of Israel. In the third hour we were joined by Coleen Rowley for an expert analysis on the kidnapping plot of Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer. She helped break down the differences between a sting operation and entrapment, and why the coercion is so important in these cases.


    Olympics to Begin as Tokyo Tries to Contain New COVID Surge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 173:52


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the state of the economy more well into a year of COVID-19, the deception of the housing market, the Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan, the increasing military power of Russia and China, and the case of the watchmen in their attempted kidnapping plot.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist, professor, consultant, and capitalist | Inflation & the Housing Market Scott Ritter - Former U.N. weapons inspector and a weapons of mass destruction whistleblower | Current- & Next-Gen Military Hardware & DoctrineBob Schlehuber - Host of Political Misfits here on Radio Sputnik | Biden Town Hall & Pelosi Jan 6th CommissionIn the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to discuss the reaction of the country to Covid-19 and what that did to the economy. Then Mark talked about the deceptive housing market and how it is primed for a crash very soon.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scott Ritter for a conversation on the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan and why this is such a failure and a defeat by the US. Scott also talked about what a war with China or Russia would look like and whether or not we should be worried about these superpowers having quite advanced technology.In the third hour we were joined by Bob Schlehuber to talk about the loyalty of the right to Donald Trump, and the ever growing issue of entrapment within the USA.


    COVID Outbreak in Tokyo Before Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 173:11


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the kidnapping plot against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the culpability of Donald Trump for the January 6th riot, the slap in the face to Amazon workers by Jeff Bezos, and the inner workings of the Nord Stream 2 deal between Germany and Russia.Guests:Daniel Lazare - Independent journalist and author | Watching the Watchmen Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist & Syndicated Columnist | More on January 6thChris Smalls - Activist and founder of The Congress of Essential Workers | Bezos' SpeechPeter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | Nord Stream 2 Deal & Mob PoliticsIn the first hour Daniel Lazare joined the show to discuss the failed plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year and if the FBI truly engaged in entrapment or not. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall for a conversation on the riot of January 6th on the Capitol building. If Donald Trump was to illegally take a second term, would the right back him? We were then joined by Chris Smalls to talk about the treatment of Amazon workers and why Jeff Bezos' post flight speech inherently affronts them.In the third hour we were joined by Peter Oliver who gave an analysis of the Nord Stream 2 deal. We looked at the intricate relationship between Ukraine and Russia in the fuel transportation space, and why America is injecting themselves into the conversation.


    New Variant Shows Up In Texas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 169:38

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the constant pushback against the Covid-19 vaccines, President Biden's similarities to FDR, the hack on Microsoft and the Biden administration blaming China, and the massive feats of Russian military Tech that is being debuted. Guests:Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Professor of medicine and medical director | Covid Vaccines Like the Flu? Joel Segal - Congressional staffer and author | The Politics of InfrastructureManilla Chan - News anchor and host of RT America's daily news program In Question | US Blames China on Microsoft Exchange HackMark Sleboda - International relations specialist and security analyst | Hypersonic Weapons in EuropeIn the first hour Dr. Mikhail Kogan joined the show to discuss Covid-19, why the variants are so worrisome, and the pushback against the vaccines. Could Covid turn into a yearly resurgence like the flu?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Joel Segal in a conversation about President Biden's method of governing and whether or not he fulfilled his new age FDR promise. We were then joined by Manila Chan to talk about the inability of congress to work together, and the Biden administration blaming China for the hack on Microsoft.In the third hour we were joined by Mark Sleboda to talk about the new military technologies coming out of Russia. Some of these technologies include a new stealth jet, unmanned drone, and a missile defense system. All of this comes after the successful testing of their new hypersonic missiles.

    The Pegasus Project; India's Death Toll Too Conservative

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 173:10


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan have a discussion on the malware scheme known as the Pegasus Project, the replacement of the Haitian prime minister, The influence of Cuba in America and vice versa, and the state of the rioting and looting in South Africa. Guests:Shobhan Saxena - Sao Paulo based journalist reporting on trade, culture and music | Israeli Based RSO Group & Indian Death Toll 10x Higher Than Estimates Danny Shaw - International affairs analyst and professor | Interim Haitian Prime Minister Steps Down & Cuba Propaganda In US MediaHeribert Adam - Author and professor specializing in ethnic conflict, human rights, comparative racism and much more | South African ConflictIn the first hour Shobhan Saxena joined the show to discuss the Pegasus Project and involuntary downloadable malware being used by the government to spy on their citizens. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Danny Shaw in a conversation about the assassination of Jovenel Moïse and the conflict in Cuban between the government and the revolutionaries.In the third hour we were joined by Heribert Adam to talk about South Africa. Why is the civil unrest so unruly there and what is the African National Congress doing about it?


    Climate Change Hits Around the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 173:35

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discussed the effects of severe weather in Germany and other European countries, the divisiveness of the left, and the reality of the vaccine statistics in the United States.Guests:Peter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | Raging Floods Across EuropeSteve Grumbine - Political, economic and social justice activist | Divisions On The Left, Biden's Plan is Not M4All So It SucksKim Iversen - Independent Journalist and Host of the Kim Iversen Show | Trump Biden Policy Similarities & Psaki on CensorshipIn the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to give a ground perspective on the flooding occurring in Germany and greater Europe. With 158 dead and many more missing, these floods are devastating European towns and cities.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Steve Grumbine who highlighted the division within the US and the democratic party, and why Biden's plan for his constituents is not enough.In the third hour we were joined by Kim Iversen who talked about who truly is not getting the vaccine in this America. Is social media to blame? Is FoxNews encouraging doubt for it?

    Raging Floods Claim 100s in Europe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 174:29


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about FoxNews and their responsibility to their listeners, questionable hiring practices by the Biden administration, and Covid-19 being an “intelligent” virus that has the ability to adapt. Guests:Michelle Witte - Sputnik News analyst and co-host of Political Misfits | Biden Administration Staff DiversityGene Olinger - Professor and principal science advisor | Delta Variant and Covid's Next SurgeIn the first hour Shane and Jamarl demonstrated what a typical FoxNews take on Covid-19 vaccines looks like. Jamarl even states, “Fox is responsible for killing their listeners”.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Michelle Witte to discuss corruption in the Biden administration; after promising to end the corruption from the Trump administration too. Michelle and the hosts of Fault Lines also discussed the meaning behind Hunter Biden's artwork. In the third hour we were joined by Gene Olinger who provided scientific information about Covid's newest Delta variant and voiced his concerns about potential factors that could cause this “intelligent” virus to worsen. He stressed that even vaccinated persons should do their part to protect everyone around them.


    Covid Lockdowns Reinstated, $30 Million Civil Rights Lawsuit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 171:39

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the $3.5 trillion aid package coming from President Biden and the democrats, Kamala Harris' take on the Texas democrats leaving the state, and the methods Andrew Cuomo might use to try and reinstate himself as New York's governor.Guests:Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist and Syndicated Columnist | 3.5 Trillion StimulusCaleb Maupin - Speaker, writer, journalist, political analyst, and author | Kamala Harris and Texas DemocratsMichael Goodwin - Journalist and Columnist at the New York Post | Cuomo for 4th TermIn the first hour Ted Rall joined the show to talk about the speech by Joe Biden addressing voting rights and the proposed legislation around them. Ted and Jamarl then took two different stances on whether or not Andrew Cuomo would be reinstated in New York.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Caleb Maupin to discuss the 2020 election results. Was there fraud by the democrats? Are the republicans out of line to attack this?In the third hour we were joined by Michael Goodwin to help determine how Andrew Cuomo is going to rally support for his reelection campaign, and why it just might work.

    Arrest Warrants Approved for Texas Democrats

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 171:37


    On this episode of Fault Lines, host Jamarl Thomas discusses a new sports segment with producer Cordell Woodland regarding the controversial words and apology of Stephen Smith, Jamarl also continued conversations around Cuba and Haiti, the current state of Afghanistan with the U.S. removal, and the relations between Russia and Ukraine.Guests:Leo Flores - Political Analyst and Latin America Campaign Coordinator at Code Pink | Frustrations in CubaMark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | Trouble with the Taliban & Putin's LetterIn the first hour, producer Cordell Woodland joined Jamarl Thomas for a discussion on the controversy around Stephen Smith's comments on Shohei Ohtani. Does the spokesman of a major sport in America have the responsibility to speak English. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Leo Flores to discuss how various administrations and moves by the United States have helped contribute to the economic collapse and civil unrest in Cuba. Flores also helped shine light on the assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.In the third hour we were joined by Mark Sleboda to talk about Afghanistan and Vladimir Putin. Has the military and public lost all faith in their own country to protect them from the Taliban? Is the Kremlin rewriting history to trick Ukraine into subservience?


    The Taliban Makes Demands, New FDA Warning on J&J

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 172:19


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the health of Tesla as a company in the Chinese market, how the unrest in Cuba got so bad and why their history contributes to that, and how the Green party is making strides in Germany.Guests:Ian Goodrum - Senior editor and columnist at China Daily | Tesla in ChinaBenito Albisa - Profesor at Universidad de La Habana and coordinador at Cuban Trails | Cuban History Before the RevolutionPeter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | The Green Party and the PESCOIn the first hour Ian Goodrum joined the show to talk about the commodities market in China, specifically regarding Tesla and the electric vehicular market. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Benito Albisa for a discussion on the unrest in Cuba currently. How have the history of the Cuban Revolution and the current civil condition contributed to the riots we are seeing today? In the third hour we were joined by Peter Oliver to talk about possible legislation taking away the soul of the German Autobahn, and a conversation on PESCO.


    South African President Jailed, Richard Branson First “Space Billionaire”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 170:34


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discuss the assertions of President Jair Bolsonaro about election fraud in Brazil, the detrimental rise in inflation in America, the tumultuous state of the new Israeli government, the DCCC attack on Nina Turner, and the newly emerged artist known as Hunter Biden.Guests:Shobhan Saxena - Journalist and former editor of The Times of India | Bolsonaro is Threatening a CoupMark Frost - Economist, consultant, professor, marine and capitalist | Inflation on the RiseRabbi Yaakov Shapiro - Speaker, author and rabbi | Can a Fragile New Government Survive and How will it Change Israel?Joel Segal - Author and former congressional staffer | DCCC Unleash Advertising Attack on Nina Turner & Hunter Biden's ArtIn the first hour Shobhan Saxena joined the show to talk about the threats and claims of Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, and the possibility that he will retaliate with a coup if he does not win the country's 2022 election. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Frost for a discussion on the holistic rise in prices across the United States. Then Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro came on the air to give insight into the frail state of the new Israeli government. In the third hour we were joined by Joel Segal to talk about the targeted advertising against Nina Turner and the rising artistic star of Hunter Biden.


    Biden Attacks Monopolies, Brazil's President; a Trumpian Refusal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 169:25

    Guests:Danny Shaw - International Affairs analyst and Professor of Latin American Studies | Bolsonaro Comment and HaitiJohn Wood Jr. - Leader of Braver Angels, former congressional nominee, former Vice-Chairman of the Republican party | Critical Race TheoryTed Rall - Syndicated Columnist and Political Cartoonist | Cuomo Too Much In the LimelightIn the first hour Jamarl discussed the Defund the Police movement, recent Kamala quotes, and many more on this clip compilation section of Fault Lines.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Danny Shaw who helped shed some light on the possible motivations behind the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Then John Wood Jr. joined the show to talk about Critical Race Theory and why the issue at heart is so important.In the third hour we were joined by Ted Rall for a discussion on Andrew Cuomo and the general consensus of New York on their gun violence.  Has Cuomo gone too far with dying on the hill of Defund the Police, or has he not picked a strong enough reelection campaign?

    Covid Claims 4 Million Lives Worldwide

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 171:26


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discuss the “Defund the Police” movement, what the election of Eric Adams truly means for New York, the update on the case and extradition of Julian Assange, and the pursuit by Erik Prince to establish a privatemilitary compound and manufacturer in the Ukraine.Guests:Misty Winston - Political activist, organizer and podcast host| UK Approval to Hear US Appeal of Julian AssangeLee Stranahan - Sputnik news analyst and host of The Backstory | Erik Prince Tries to Start Weapons Manufacturing in Ukraine.In the first hour Jamarl and Shane discussed the “Defund the Police” movement and how New York chose stability with their mayoral candidate selection. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Misty Winston for a discussion on Julian Assange, how he became a symbolic criminal, and how the US is trying to get him back on their land.In the third hour we were joined by Lee Stranahan for a discussion on Erik Prince and his attempt to set up a personal military compound in Ukraine.


    Delta and Lambda Variants Worry Experts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 171:23


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discuss the inner workings of New York City now that the next mayor has effectively been selected, the toxic nature of American exceptionalism and how it harms international relations, and an intricate look intothe tax system in America and how the wealthy try to fight it.Guests:Ted Rall -Political cartoonist & syndicated columnist| New York Reacts to Eric Adams' WinManila Chan - Veteran news anchor of RT America's daily news coverage In Question| American Exceptionalism Spills into International Relations Richard Wolff - Economist, author and professor of economics emeritus, Universityof Massachusetts Amherst | The Recurring Cycle of Tax Evasion by the Wealthy in AmericaIn the first hour Ted Rall joined the show to talk about the status of New York. What does the primary win by Eric Adams mean? Why and where is there crime in the city? What is the current state of Critical Race Theory, Defund the Police, and Black Lives Matter?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Manila Chan for a discussion on American exceptionalism and how this affects the foreign relations of other countries and the USA.In the third hour we were joined by Richard Wolff who broke down the dynamic between the IRS and the wealthy in the United States of America, as well as a deep analysis into taxes on major corporations.


    All-Out Retreat in Afghanistan as Taliban Surges

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 172:38

    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talked with guests and callers about UAPs, the fate of Afghanistan and the political ambitions of the Taliban, and the active infighting ongoing in the alternative left media space.Guests:Cordell Woodland - Sputnik News Producer | Sha'Carri Richardson Banned from 2021 OlympicsMark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | Afghanistan and the TalibanLauren Steiner - Grassroots Activist and Organizer | Alternative Left Infighting -- or Cleaning House?In our first hour we read between the lines of the UAP/UFO report released Friday before last, discussing why this report came now and talking about the logic of action underlying these disclosures.In our second hour we were joined by Mark Sleboda to talk about what kind of state the Taliban will form if (or when) they take control of enough territory to formally dethrone the current government of Afghanistan.In our third hour we were joined by Lauren Steiner to talk about the ongoing infighting between lefties on YouTube and Twitter, debating what's at play and measuring what's at stake.

    Trump Organization Charged, Withdrawal Out Of Afghanistan Ramps Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 172:38

    On this Episode of Fault Lines Hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about another potential European travel ban, the state of Germany after Angela Merkel leaves, the hostile environment American political staffers are consistently in, and the secret loyalties of Joe Manchin.Guests:Peter Oliver - European Union correspondent for RT International | Euro Travel Ban and the Future of Germany Post-Merkel Joel Segal - Former congressional staffer | America; the Hostile Work Environment Jordan Chariton - Investigative reporter and CEO of status Coup | Joe ‘F'ing' Manchin In the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show for discussions on a European travel ban after the increased spread of the coronavirus delta variant, as well as the future of Germany after the 18 year long run of Angela Merkel is disrupted. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Joel Segal for a talk about the work environment imposed by politicians' chief of staff and the American cycle of work volatility. In the third hour we were joined by Jordan Chariton to talk about Joe Manchin's refusal to side with his party. Is Manchin just holding out until environmental reforms on the bills are reversed?

    Trump Organization, CFO Indicted in Tax Investigation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 171:56


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talked with guests about Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin, and the future of leadership in Russia, also looking at the morbid legacy of Donald Rumsfeld and how leaks from inside Kamala Harris' camp show deep dysfunction.Guests:Bryan MacDonald - Head of the Russia Desk at RT Online | Navalny's Role in Russian Politics, Putin's Future, Naval Drills in the Black SeaScott Ritter - Former U.N. Weapons Inspector & WMD Whistleblower | Remembering Donald Rumsfeld & Understanding the Wars on Iraq and AfghanistanGuy McPherson - Speaker, Scientist | UN Getting More Pessimistic In Details Leaked from Climate ReportTed Rall - Political Cartoonist & Syndicated Columnist | The Prosecution of the Trump Organization, Biden/Harris Admin's Deep Internal ProblemsIn our first hour we were joined by Bryan MacDonald to take a look at Vladimir Putin's extended term limits, what he'd be looking for in a successor, and to debate whether or not the Americans would have declared war if Russia had taken out the British ship sailing too close to Crimea.In our second hour we were joined by Scott Ritter to review Donald Rumsfeld's life, work, and roles in the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, looking into Scott's run-ins with Rumsfeld and what they taught him about the recently deceased two-time Secretary of Defense. We then spoke with Guy McPherson about whether climate change is an existential threat or merely a humanitarian crisis.In our third hour we were joined by Ted Rall to talk about the charges brought against the Trump Organization, whether prosecutors can get Allen Weisselberg to flip on Trump, and to take a look at Biden's sagging support among Democrats and Kamala Harris' internal camp divisions, which don't shed a positive light on her capacity to unite an administration as prospective future president.


    Tucker Carlson Accuses NSA of Spying On Him

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 171:50


    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talked with guests about how much of a threat the new Delta variant poses, and Kamala Harris' lagging lack of leadership on the humanitarian crisis at America's southern border.Guests:Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Director at the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine | The Delta Variant Caleb Maupin - Speaker, Writer, Journalist, Political Analyst, and Author | Kamala's the Clinton WingIn our first hour we were joined by Dr. Mikhail Kogan to talk about the new Delta variant of COVID-19, what we can say about the new variant and whether it's cause for concern, and how the real culprit behind high death rates from COVID-19 is the general lack of health in our country, which COVID has aggravated to the tune of more than 600,000 deaths in the last year and a half.In our second hour we were joined by Caleb Maupin to talk about Kamala Harris' careerist political ambitions and the derelict migrant crisis she's ignored to her peril, as recent polls show the public's not fond of her lack of leadership.In our third hour we took calls and talked about COVID's origins, looking at how the hypothesis that the virus was leaked from a Chinese lab changes the narrative on culpability for the virus -- or doesn't!


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