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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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.
The US today is a sick, broken society. Late-stage capitalism doesn't offer any real solutions to the problems that people are facing as the economy falls apart. Lee Camp looks at the false solutions that corporations and the US government offer to people instead of addressing the root causes of the real problems that we all face. System wide problems require systemic answers but unfortunately it's more profitable to allow those problems to persist while selling solutions to the symptoms.
Fox News have a comedy show to compete with Redacted Tonight now. Lee Camp takes on Greg Gutfeld's new show which is meant to make right-wingers laugh. As you might've guessed the intellectual credibility of Gutfeld's opinions are about as funny as the jokes he made to an unamused live audience. He pushes facts that Camp is able to take apart in minutes on this episode.
Lee Camp looks into the US's long history of oppressed people fighting back against their oppressors. The story goes back to the arrival of the Mayflower and continues today as our corporate overlords seek to invade the privacy of workers. The capitalist system continues to try and crush the human spirit and turn workers into automatons but we can continue the tradition of fighting back.
Lee Camp opens the show this week on a recent report released publicly by the intelligence community to prove how little they are willing to tolerate free speech. Their list of "domestic violence extremists" includes a wide array of groups to be targeted. Lee interviews the economics professor and author of "Debunking Economics," Steve Keen. Keen's scholarship gives insight into the ways that neoclassical economic models misunderstand climate change.
Medea Benjamin from CODEPINK talks about Peace Activism. Lee then interviews Misty Winston talks about fighting Twitter Trolls and Julian Assange. Alan McLeod from Mint Press News talks to Lee Camp about the plan to dump Herbicide on the people.
Lee Camp covers a solution to global water scarcity from the playbook of Peter Joseph. Water conflicts are predicted in the coming decades and their results could be devastating to the species. Corporations are intent on working out how they can use these conflicts to grow their power at the expense of the majority of people. But we can fight against the profit-driven impulse to leave most people in dust for the benefit of a few. It just takes some smart rethinking of how we operate as a society. PLUS, Justin Jackson talks about the inequalities in our society!
Lee interviews Dan Cohen about the new Cold War & the US' aggression towards China. PLUS breaking the myths about Clean Coal and how your relief checks will be going to corporations.
The corporate media focus on stories that make the US Empire look good and they ignore, reframe, or marginalize those that make the empire look like the barbaric entity it really is. Max Keiser is Lee Camp's guest this week for a conversation about Bitcoin. Keiser argues that Bitcoin has the potential to change the world in a progressive direction by replacing government-controlled fiat currencies and democratizing the economy.