A 5-min 3-times-per-week moment of clarity by comedian/activist/writer Lee Camp. This is not a placid meditation but a comedic confrontation taking on any all subjects. Get more at www.leecamp.net
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Lee Camp breaks down the dark secrets and failures of Capitalism. Then Lee reveals exactly how many people the police are ACTUALLY shooting. Plus a look at the new hit film 'Don't Look Up'.
Naomi Karavani opens the show on waste at the Pentagon. Congress have been bulking up the Pentagon's budgets for decades and it encourages the war industry to follow their weirdest dreams. Pascal Robert from Black Agenda Report and the host of the “This Is Revolution” podcast, reports new details on the assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse were searching for a list of drug kingpins when they raided his home.
Microwork is a rising form of labor exploitation being deployed by some of the world's wealthiest capitalists. It's online work where users are asked to perform menial, small tasks for pennies. Naomi Karavani takes on the phenomenon and shows us the victims of the industry. The low-paid work includes tasks like identifying the contents of images, translating, transcribing audio, or any task that someone on the site is willing to pay for. These tasks can become abusive where workers have been sexually harassed by the people setting the tasks. Jeff Bezos has a company called Mechanical Turk that competes for microwork jobs. Vulnerable people such as refugees and those living in occupied territories are the target worker for the microwork industry.
The Grayzone's Ben Norton joins Lee Camp to talk about US Propaganda against the legitimate elections in Nicaragua. Then Lee talks to Sean O'Brien about how the Pentagon is targeting activists especially if they support Julian Assange!
The U.S. Military were caught up in controversy this week when the New York Times reported that in 2019 the military covered up a bombing that killed 70 Syrian civilians. Reporting from Aaron Mate shows that the military went to extreme levels to cover up the mass murder. Li Jingjing is a reporter with the Chinese news group CGTN. The United States has entered a new era of provocation targeting China as its most significant global competitor for power.
The oil and gas industry has known that we're destroying the planet for a lot longer than you might believe according to new reporting from DeSmog Blog. They've been covering up the fact that their industry, left unchecked, would lead to serious climate change since at least 1959. Tara Reade is an author, podcaster, and one of Joe Biden's most vocal accusers of sexual assault. She joins Lee Camp on VIP for a wide-ranging interview.
The DNC's case for Russiagate was centered on unverified, and now debunked, claims from an IT contractor called “Crowdstrike” that was paid to make us to think that the DNC's emails were hacked by Russia. This narrative went the same way as the Steele Dossier and other laughable excuses for Hillary Clinton getting beaten by Donald Trump. Lee Camp takes a victory lap this week as the final pillar of the Russiagate conspiracy theory crumbles. Chris Hedges, the author and presenter of “On Contact” on RT, joins Lee Camp for a conversation around his latest book about teaching in American prisons. They also discuss corruption in the media and the U.S. System of Justice.
The capitalist system forces those living within it to absorb thousands of advertisements every day and it has a serious impact on how we view the world and ourselves. Lee Camp takes on the tireless parade of garbage that you might know better as consumerism. The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy is one of the US's most significant mysteries from the 20th Century. Lee Camp interviews Lisa Pease, the author of “A Lie Too Big To Fail,” to get a deeper view of the political killing.
Lee covers the wave of strikes that are happening in the country. Workers across industries from fast food to nurses to Hollywood are demanding that they receive the bare minimum. Journalist Michael Levitin joins Lee Camp on this episode of Redacted Tonight VIP to discuss his book “Generation Occupy.”
Julian Assange's father John Shipton joins Lee Camp for a special episode of Redacted Tonight VIP. Recent reporting has shed more light on the CIA's campaign to intimidate, silence, and potentially kill the founder of Wikileaks. Lee Camp goes into how two recent stories show how the US is on the road to fascism. Recent reporting from Yahoo News confirmed reporting from The Grayzone from over a year ago that the CIA had made plans to assassinate Julian Assange.
Lee Camp reports on a recent experiment in Iceland. The Nordic country decided to make a radical change in their national economy by trialing a 4-day work week without reducing pay. Lee interviews Jay Ponti, who is the author of the upcoming book "The Political Revolutionary's Handbook" and a proud participant in the global Occupy Movement.
As we approach the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall St., it's important to look at the lessons we learned from the movement. Lee Camp interviews Monty Pinger. He is one of the lead organizers of the campaign to free the climate activist Jessica Reznicek.
Lee Camp takes on military waste and horrific consequences of the US occupation of Afghanistan. The military lied to the American people throughout the occupation. Steven Donziger is our guest this week. He beat Chevron Oil in court and then the fossil fuel giant threw everything at him. Now he's a political prisoner in NYC.
Lee Camp is back! Lee breaks down the Afghanistan War! The Afghan people had horrific violence forced upon them at the hands of young Americans as part of a money-grab from the ruling class. Lee Camp speaks with Aidan Jonah, the editor-in-chief of "The Canada Files," for a discussion about how the US's northern neighbor contributes to the imperialist violence of the US Empire.
Naomi Karavani introduces viewers to a retro development in corporate totalitarian power. "Company Towns" were made famous by coal towns where the miners and their families would live in houses, shop at grocery stores, spend independent "scrip" currencies, and send their kids to schools owned by their employers. Modern corporations are trying to bring back this practice in towns across the US. Amanda Yee look into the propaganda surrounding Chinese athletes at the Olympics, the development of--and Western backlash to--China's Belt and Road Initiative, the reality about what's happening in Xinjiang and why the US is building a campaign around it, Edward Said's concept of Orientalism, and more.
Naomi Karavani hosts Redacted Tonight this week. A few corporations have taken near-monopoly control over the foods we buy in grocery stores. Karavani exposes how these special interests have managed to win insane subsidies for their businesses and force processed food products on society. Mark Horvath is the founder and director of InvisiblePeople.tv. The non-profit organization was built to highlight the plight of people living on the streets in the US. Horvath had experienced homelessness and held a career in the TV industry in Los Angeles before the 2008 economic collapse.
Joe Biden announced this week that combat operations in Iraq were over. Lee Camp looks back at all of the times previous presidents made the same false declaration about the US's extended illegal occupation of the Middle Eastern nation. Lee also talks to Dennis Kucinich about the various times he narrowly escaped assassination attempts.
Lee Camp looks into a solution to humanity's widespread destruction of agricultural land. Hydroponic farming technologies offer society the ability to feed everyone using less land and water. Lee Camp sits down with investigative journalist Ann Garrison to learn about the U.S.'s imperialist goals in Ethiopia.
Lee Camp exposes the exploitation that holds the gig economy together. One-third of US citizens work within the gig economy and its practical impact is to increase the precarious situation of American workers. He reports on Cornel West's decision to leave Harvard, billionaire Richard Branson's trip to space, the FBI's role in spreading terrorism, and more. Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein joins Lee Camp on VIP this week. Stein is part of "Doctors For Assange."
Lee Camp looks into how Western notions of authoritarianism are disconnected from reality. The talking heads of imperialist propaganda will attack the enemies of US Empire-with or without evidence-for economic inequality, a lack of freedom, illegitimate elections, and whatever they think they can get away with saying. Lee Camp interviews Syria-born independent journalist Richard Medhurst on the situation in his home country and the US's role in making it worse.
Lee covers the new revelations that the State Department's Key Witness has lied about his testimony on Assange! PLUS Julian Assange's dad speaks in front of the DOJ, a new Leftist media site and much more!
Lee Camp looks into the fall of Reddit. The website was originally a bastion of free speech where antiestablishment viewpoints and news could be amplified over the corporate propaganda that people in the modern west are used to. The ruling class wouldn't allow that to stand. It's a sad story that has brought us to this point where the front page of Reddit acts as a repository for corporate and State Department propaganda.
Noam Chomsky came on the show to discuss his latest book, "Chomsky for Activists." Chomsky & Camp cover a broad array of topics in the interview. Lee Camp looks into the evidence for a Wuhan lab leak. He then goes back into the history of the US's experimentation on the public with biological weapons, hallucinogens, and more.
Years ago US diplomats in Cuba accused the Cuban government of using a high tech mystery weapon to give them slight headaches. Now the story has resurfaced and this time they're accusing the Russians of the same thing. Lee Camp reviews the corporate media's collective freakout over the sci-fi conspiracy theory. They see what they're calling "Havana Syndrome" as a gift for ratings now that Trump is gone and their viewership is falling.
Recently the remains of 215 indigenous children were found on the grounds of a Canadian boarding school. Lee Camp reports on the cultural genocide perpetrated against the indigenous people of North America. Lee Camp is joined by the rapper, journalist, and activist AWKWORD for an interview about the prison abolitionist program he co-founded. The program is named "Ten Demands For Justice: The Road To Abolition." They have a ten point plan that addresses police brutality, mass incarceration, reparations, and more.
McDonald's workers have filed a lawsuit against their employer and taken strike actions over low pay and mistreatment during this pandemic. Lee Camp looks into the fast food behemoth's exploitative business practices. From low wages, to their wage theft schemes, to using prison labor to make employee uniforms, to the factory farming that grows their meat, and the consumerist junk they use to market their Happy Meals the entire business model of McDonald's reflects the exploitative nature of the capitalist system it thrives in.
Israel is trying to deflect attention from their crimes in occupied Palestine with propaganda about anti-semitism. Lee tackles their claims. Lee Camp interviews the executive director of UnKoch My Campus Jasmine Banks. Banks takes us through the Koch agenda on college campuses across the country. The notorious oligarchs have used their billions of dollars to fund campus activists and academic departments with a view toward pushing free market principles and undermining social welfare policies. UnKoch My Campus exposes the work of the industrialists. They've achieved some significant victories but they still have a lot of work to do to kick Koch Industries out of academia in the US.
The corporate media are heavily pushing stories about child labor in China because they have a new Cold War to sell to us. Lee Camp brings you the slavery stories the propagandists won't tell you about. The corporate world is run on child labor from the precious metals that make our cell phones work to the chocolate that Nestlé delivers to the store shelves.
Lee Camp has a moral line and the sociopaths in politics crossed it a long time ago. He compares Joe Biden's rhetoric to his actions past and present. It's easy for people to believe that when the president uses progressive language that he means what he's saying but any investigation of what the president really stands for will unveil an imperialist and a monster. Maybe this world would be a better place if we were all more certain about what we are and aren't willing to condone.
Lee interviews Mike Prysner from Empire Files about what we have to do stop the expanding American Empire. Then Lee talks to Eynelys Garcia about the People's Party's search for a candidate!
People just assume that the US's system of mass incarceration has always been this way. Lee Camp looks into the truth about prisons in the US. Imprisoning huge chunks of society is neither necessary nor beneficial to society as a whole and the stories that Camp explores here will blow your mind. The system is a racist continuation of slavery and we all need to understand that better.