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    On Contact: Inverted totalitarianism

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 26:03


    Chris Hedges discusses the work of political philosopher Sheldon Wolin with Professor Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley, a student of Wolin's. Wolin, who died in 2015, is our most important contemporary political theorist, one who laid out in grim detail the unraveling of American democracy. In his books ‘Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism' and ‘Politics and Vision', a massive survey of Western political thought that his former student Cornel West calls “magisterial,” Wolin lays bare the causes behind the decline of American empire and the rise of a new and terrifying configuration of corporate power he calls “inverted totalitarianism.” Wolin throughout his scholarship charted the steady devolution of American democracy and in his last book, ‘Democracy Incorporated', wrote: “One cannot point to any national institution[s] that can accurately be described as democratic, surely not in the highly managed, money-saturated elections, the lobby-infested Congress, the imperial presidency, the class-biased judicial and penal system, or, least of all, the media.” He argued that America's system of inverted totalitarianism is different from classical forms of totalitarianism. It finds its expression in the faceless anonymity of the corporate state. Our inverted totalitarianism pays outward fealty to the facade of electoral politics, the Constitution, civil liberties, freedom of the press, the independence of the judiciary and the iconography, traditions and language of American patriotism, but it has effectively seized all of the mechanisms of power to render the citizen impotent.


    Worlds Apart: Foreordained & forsaken? Exec director of Afghan Women Skills Development Center

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 29:18

    There's a saying in the Koran attributed to the Prophet Mohammed that dreams are three-fold. Sometimes they represent divine guidance, sometimes sorrow from the devil, and sometimes they are about the conflicts of daily living and past events. This also applies to women's rights in Afghanistan today. Encouraged in the past to live out their dreams of being fully fledged human beings, Afghan women are now being told by the Taliban that this amounts to a Shaitanic possession. Who or what can they count on in this time of existential struggle? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Mahbouba Seraj, executive director of the Afghan Women Skills Development Center.

    Going Underground | Taliban spox. on 9/11 anniversary: We feel pride for ending the occupation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 28:14

    On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen. He discusses the significance of the 9/11 terror attacks, conducted by Osama Bin Laden's Al-Qaeda, for Afghanistan, the formation of a new government there and how several Taliban heads are still on FBI bounty lists, footage of journalists being beaten by the Taliban, PM Boris Johnson saying NATO forces should be proud of the legacy they left behind, and much more! Finally, we speak to former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters. He discusses the significance of the 9/11 attacks and his initial hope that Americans would wake up to US imperialism, how the global war on terror almost destroyed the war, Chile's 9/11: the CIA-backed coup which brought Augusto Pinochet to power in 1973, entrenched neoliberalism in Chile, protests against President Sebastian Pinera, and much more!

    Sputnik Orbiting the World: Guinea Coup and 9/11 Anniversary

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 28:17


    Once upon a time there was a scramble for Africa. The great European powers frantically seized colonies and looted them. In the new scramble, most of the competitors are not European – though France still tries – but the competition is just as fierce. Military bases, puppet governments and military coups provide a changing of the guards. One such change appears just to have happened in Guinea. So, the expert of experts, professor Stephen Chan of SOAS, joined Sputnik to help understand what is going on in this resource-rich and currently unstable country. Two decades ago today, the heartland of the United States came under sustained terrorist attack. Thousands of people were killed, landmark buildings toppled. The President George W. Bush had to take shelter and from then on a great 20 year war ensued on the other side of the world. To paraphrase Michael Moore's ‘Fahrenheit 9/11', “Was it all a dream?” So on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack we invited, from the front line in Kabul, RT's intrepid senior correspondent Murad Gazdiev.


    The Big Picture | 20 Years Later: 9/11 deniers remain dug in

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 27:00

    The world watched in horror live coverage of the 9/11 attacks, and 20 years later, deniers remain dug in despite evidence to the contrary. The Big Picture commemorates its 200th show by reflecting on the “stories of our lifetimes.”

    Redacted Tonight: 10 years after Occupy Wall Street, Minnesota's pipeline fight

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 28:35

    The 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street is approaching. Lee Camp goes over the lessons learned from the paradigm-shifting protest movement that gave us the language of the 99% and brought inequality into the spotlight. Since it kicked off, many have learned about the issues of our capitalist society but the same ruling class is still in power. The banks still get away with theft, the government still abandons people to homelessness and poverty and the tinder remains for another protest movement to light up. Camp also reports on the end of expanded unemployment assistance that was saving lives during the pandemic, and the plans the rich are relying on to survive the climate crisis. Anders Lee takes on the fight against the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota. Protesters have been pushing hard across the country to stop the fossil fuel infrastructure project. In return, the fossil fuel industry has been coordinating with law enforcement and private security contractors to harass the water protectors. It's a fight that everyone concerned about the climate crisis should be concerned about. Jaffer Khan exposes how Homeland Security has been working with Amazon to automate the racist harassment of the immigrant community. The ATLAS software has raised red flags for advocacy groups across the country.

    The World According to Jesse: Bitcoin and El Salvador's economic sovereignty

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 23:26


    Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos discuss the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on US soil on September 11th, 2001, El Salvador's adoption of bitcoin as legal tender and the conventional missile race between North and South Korea. Robert J. Miller of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma talks about a Supreme Court ruling honoring Native American lands.


    Keiser Report: 20 Years of Big Home Security Profits

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 28:00

    In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at a report into the huge profits earned by the private security industry that sprouted up after the September 11th attacks 20 years ago. In the second half, Max continues his conversation with Dr. Michael Hudson about the third edition of his classic book, “Super Imperialism: The Origin and Fundamentals of US World Dominance,” as well as another new book to be published before the end of the year, “The Destiny of Civilization,” and whether or not the Thucydides Trap is real.

    Boom Bust: Xi, Biden hold talks & US economy after 9/11

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 25:21

    US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping have held their first high-level talks in nearly seven months to discuss pressing issues facing the two countries. Boom Bust's Ben Swann and Christy Ai are both on hand to discuss the conversation and what issues were on the table. Plus, we take a spin around the globe to see how international markets have fared over the past week. And 20 years after the gruesome September 11 terrorist attacks, how has the US economy changed in response? RT's Rick Sanchez offers his insight on the evolution of the economy and the nation at large.

    Eat the Press: 9/11 Mastermind To Go Free?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 25:21

    The twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough chooses to compare the heroism we saw on that day to Joe Biden's disastrous abandonment of Afghanistan. We'll show you more. Joe Biden gets heckled in New Jersey, and wait until you hear what he had to say about Tornados. He was the only 9-year-old when terrorists took his father, he also lost a cousin on 9/11. Joe Connor who is now an anti-terror advocate joins Steve to talk about the bombing of Fraunces Tavern. Plus, Joe Biden lies to Jewish leaders about visiting the site of a mass shooting terrorist attack in Pittsburgh. And there is even more that you have to hear.

    CrossTalk: War on terror 2.0?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 26:47

    For many of us the end of the American war in Afghanistan was inevitable. In the end the conflict was more about a massive grift than about nation-building and smart strategic thinking. Joe Biden says the US is done with remaking foreign countries through the use of force. There is no reason to take the American president at his word. CrossTalking with Joshua Landis, Scott Ritter, and Maxim Suchkov.

    On Contact: The age of manufactured ignorance

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 27:41


    On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the age of manufactured ignorance with the scholar Professor Henry A. Giroux. Education, Giroux writes, has increasingly become a tool of domination as right-wing pedagogical apparatuses controlled by the entrepreneurs of hate attack workers, the poor, people of color, refugees, immigrants from the south, and others considered disposable. A Republican Party dominated by the far right believes education should function as a tool of propaganda and pedagogy of oppression, rightly named “patriotic education.” Dissent is defiled as corrupting American values and any classroom that addresses racial injustice is viewed as antithetical to “a Christian and white supremacist world where black people ‘know their place.'” Banning instruction on “critical race theory” has become the new McCarthyism. Noam Chomsky argues that any reference to the history of slavery, systemic racism or racial injustice now replaces “communism and Islamic terror as the plague of the modern age.” Chomsky, Giroux argues, may not have gone far enough, since GOP extremists argue that the threat of communism has simply been expanded to include critical race theory, Black Lives Matter and other emerging protest groups, all connected and viewed as updated forms of Marxism and part of an international communist global conspiracy. The Red Scare, Giroux warns, is alive and well in America.


    Redacted Tonight: The campaign to free Jessica Reznicek, Walmart struggles to find workers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 27:41

    Lee Camp interviews Monty Pinger. He is one of the lead organizers of the campaign to free the climate activist Jessica Reznicek. Reznicek had admitted to destroying pipeline equipment being used to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. She committed her act of nonviolent civil disobedience in order to protect the land and water from industrial pollution and to stand in solidarity with the NODAPL resistance camps. She received an eight-year sentence under terrorism charges, in a chilling sign for the future of resistance to the fossil fuel industry. Naomi Karavani reports on Walmart's response to its inability to find enough workers. In the wake of the covid pandemic the corporate media focused on a "labor shortage" narrative that blamed unemployment benefits for workers' hesitance to return to low-wage jobs. Their narrative tried to hide that workers just didn't want to work for low wages. Well-paying jobs weren't generating the same labor issues, and now Walmart's owners have taken several, weak, steps to try to attract workers back into their soul-destroying stores.

    Boom Bust: Ukraine paves BTC path & American Airlines pilots threaten strike

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 25:11


    Ukraine is the latest nation to push the cause of cryptocurrency as the country is close to legalizing the financial technology. Boom Bust's Ben Swann and Christy Ai both offer their takes on the growing adoption of bitcoin technology. Plus, China is making ripples in the oil sector as the world's most-populous nation will delve into its reserves to ease prices. David McAlvany of McAlvany Financial Group is on hand to discuss the new moves by the Chinese government. Then we turn to the airline sector as an American Airlines pilots' union is prepping a labor strike at some hubs in response to tensions with management. Dennis Tajer of the Allied Pilots Association brings us an insider's look into the growing conflict.


    SophieCo. Visionaries | John Romero: Video games are the ultimate art

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 25:28

    As the virtual world increasingly becomes as vivid as the real one, the video games industry is poised to transform entertainment, education and social relations. We talk about this with legendary game designer and programmer, John Romero.

    Dennis Miller+1: Cesar Millan explains why it's important to train the human before training the dog

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 25:48


    Cesar Millan sits down with Dennis to discuss his new show 'Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog' and clears up the misconception that he is a dog trainer, explaining that he is a really a human trainer. Plus, what he thinks of traditionally "aggressive" breeds like pit bulls.


    The Alex Salmond Show: The Long-Covid aftershock

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 27:14


    As coronavirus sweeps through the UK, the four administrations comfort themselves that the vaccination programme has largely broken the link between high infection rates and hospitalisations, and severe acute illness. However, is “Long Covid” now emerging as an equivalent threat in human and economic terms, with an estimated million people already affected by this sustained debilitating condition? Alex asks Professor Danny Altmann of the Department of Immunology, Imperial College, and Dr Nathalie McDermott, herself a victim, to explain the consequences of the Long-Covid aftershock.


    America's Lawyer: Post-Afghanistan war hawks still want more military spending

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 26:19

    The EPA has reapproved the deadly pesticide Paraquat. The Afghanistan withdrawal won't stop lawmakers from increasing our military budget by $25 billion. The DOJ investigates Peloton over treadmills which caused the death of a child.

    Keiser Report: Zero Rates Causing Deflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 27:50

    In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss a recent economic report finding that the rich getting richer is causing low rates which, in turn, is causing the rich to get richer. In the second half, Max chats to Dr Michael Hudson about the third edition of his classic book, “Super Imperialism: The Origin and Fundamentals of US World Dominance” on how the US came to be the world's ‘most affluent' empire, despite being the largest debtor nation.

    Boom Bust: SEC takes aim at Coinbase & China's search for alternative aluminum

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 25:14

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has the Coinbase exchange in its crosshairs as the global clampdown on the cryptocurrency sector continues to heat up. Boom Bust's Christy Ai and Michele Schneider of MarketGauge.com discuss the increasingly hostile regulatory climate within the industry. Plus, Australia's top court has dealt a blow to Facebook by ruling that media companies can be held liable for their comment sections. Boom Bust's Ben Swann fills us in on the latest developments down under. And, in the wake of Guinea's unrest rocking aluminum markets, could we soon see China looking elsewhere for its supply? Professor Richard Wolff joins the program to discuss the possibility of a new era in relations with Australia.

    Dennis Miller+1: UFC Champion Randy Couture explains how fight scenes are choreographed in films

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 24:44


    UFC Champion Randy Couture discusses his new film 'The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre' and how he worked with the choreographers to get the fight scenes accurate in the film. He also remembers when he first fell in love with the cinema and why that propelled him to start a career in acting after retiring from mixed martial arts.


    Going Underground | John Pilger on Afghanistan withdrawal: US military is a killing machine!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 26:40


    On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and filmmaker John Pilger about the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban. He calls the US military a killing machine and discusses why the Afghanistan war must be viewed through the lens of Western imperialism, the scale of civilian casualties and destruction of Afghanistan by NATO countries, how the US created today's situation by supporting Afghan jihadist forces against the Soviet Union throughout the Cold War, the social progress and progressive reform lost to history with the fall of the Soviet-backed PDPA government in Afghanistan, and much more! Pilger also discusses the anniversary of the Pinochet coup in Chile and the trial of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.


    Boom Bust: BTC trial launches in El Salvador & aluminum price spike on Guinea coup

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 25:01

    The great bitcoin experiment is underway in El Salvador as the Central American nation adopts the cryptocurrency as a means of payment. Boom Bust's Ben Swann and Jeffrey Tucker of the Brownstone Institute analyze the most recent developments in the sector. Then we turn to the aluminum industry as prices are soaring in the wake of a coup in the West African nation of Guinea. And the Brexit fallout continues as the United Kingdom extends a key deadline for Northern Ireland. Hilary Fordwich of the British-American Business Association lends her analysis to the program.

    Dennis Miller+1: Paul Walter Hauser from the 'everyman' in Richard Jewell to new comedy 'Queenpins'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 24:59


    Paul Walter Hauser shot to fame for his portrayal of Richard Jewell in the Clint Eastwood film. He's exercising his acting chops by transitioning to a comedy role in the new film 'Queenpins' and discusses the fun nature of the film. Plus, he discusses his attempts to speak with Chris Farley's family to obtain the rights to tell the story of his childhood idol.


    I Don't Understand with William Shatner: What is Pando and why is it shrinking?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 27:10


    There is an area in Utah consisting of over 40,000 individual aspen trees spreading over 160 acres. It is believed to be the largest, most dense organism ever found at nearly 13 million pounds. It is called the Pando clone and specialists are concerned because the clone is showing signs of decline. What is the significance of Pando? What are the causes of the decline? And what can humans do to help it regenerate? Director at the Western Aspen Alliance Paul Rogers joins William Shatner on this week's episode of 'I Don't Understand' to explain Pando.


    Keiser Report: Bitcoin becomes legal tender in El Salvador

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 27:19

    On this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss bitcoin becoming legal tender in El Salvador. In the second half, Max continues his conversation with Mish Shedlock of MishTalk.com about the ‘Sink America Plan'.

    Renegade Inc.: The collapse of complex societies

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 27:49

    Hubris in The West today means we think we are so advanced that we can escape the collapse of complex societies. Our recent history has cemented an air of invincibility, but if you look closely, all the signs are present that the empire is far more vulnerable than we think. So, is our societal decline preordained, or will we be the first civilization to cheat the inevitable? Ross Ashcroft is joined by anthropologist and historian Dr. Joseph Tainter to discuss what we can learn from our past about how and why complex societies collapse.

    Worlds Apart: Progression or regression? T. Bordachev, programme director of Valdai Discussion Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 29:47

    For the most part, living in history for people has been a bit like swimming in water for fish – both species are by nature too far-sighted to comprehend what's immediately in front of them. But recently the speed and the scale of transformations have intensified so much that it's impossible not to notice the change, although the question of what to do about it still remains open. To try and unpack these changes, Oksana is joined by Timofei Bordachev, program director of the Valdai Discussion Club and author of ‘Europe, Russia and the Liberal World Order'.

    On Contact: The corporatization of science

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 25:53


    On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the corporatization and corruption of American science with the author Clifford D. Conner. Science in the United States almost exclusively serves the interests of corporate and military power. Science historian Clifford Conner writes that the corruption of scientific endeavor exploded with the 1942-1945 Manhattan Project, the first “big science” venture, in which the government spent massively on developing the atom bomb. Science, from this point forward, became big business. Scientists are employed in “hypothesis-driven” research to promote the interests of the food industry, the tobacco industry, and the fossil fuel industry, attacking or silencing scientific studies that cast doubt on the claims of these industries. The result is a society awash in lies, many of them buttressed by bogus scientific studies carried out to reach the conclusions demanded by those who pay for the studies. This corruption is now endemic in think tanks, scientific institutes, and universities, which accept corporate money to do corporate bidding. The public is provided with industry-sponsored hype rather than truth. Objective scientific research has all but vanished. The consequences for our health and our planet are catastrophic. ExxonMobil and Koch Industries fund climate-change denial studies. Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds produce findings minimizing the link between smoking and lung cancer. Purdue Pharma and Pfizer peddle highly addictive opioids as routine pain killers, triggering an opioid epidemic that since 1999 has seen 500,000 Americans die from an overdose involving an opioid. Coca-Cola and Kellogg hire nutrition scientists to tout the benefits of junk food. Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft pump billions into creating “machine intelligence.” This artificial intelligence is designed to serve private and military interests, not those of the public. Clifford D. Conner is author of the new book ‘The Tragedy of American Science: From Truman to Trump'.


    Sputnik Orbiting the World: Afghan crisis and Manchester joy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 23:38

    This week, a US drone killed six Afghan children in a house in Kabul, presumably not the putative suicide bombers indicated on the US computer. The child-killing didn't even make most news bulletins. If everything else has changed in Afghanistan, some things never change: the killing goes on. Widely recognized as the greatest of all Arab journalists, Abdel Bari Atwan has millions of followers online. In a long career he has seen it all, including interviewing Osama bin Laden in the mountains of Afghanistan. He joined Sputnik to discuss the ongoing crisis. After tense negotiations, news finally broke that Manchester's prodigal son, Cristiano Ronaldo, was returning to his spiritual football home. Arguably the greatest footballer in history, “the GOAT” returned at the ripe old age of 36. A snip at around £25 million or so, it's the wages that are a problem. Half a million a week at 36, when most players are hanging up their boots. Barry Silkman was a football star himself in England and in Israel, but he never earned more from kicking a ball than Ronaldo spends on breakfast. Now that he is a football agent he earns an undisclosed fee for negotiating serious money for his clients. So we invited him aboard Sputnik to share his football secrets.

    Redacted Tonight: Military waste in Afghanistan, hurricane Ida & CA governor recall debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 27:55

    Lee Camp takes on military waste and the horrific consequences of the US occupation of Afghanistan. The military lied to the American people throughout the occupation. They pretended they had control of regions they didn't, they paid the Taliban not to attack our troops and used the lack of attacks to make it look like there was progress, and they invented many more lies to convince the American people that the occupation was a good idea. Camp also reports on the impacts of Hurricane Ida, which has devastated communities across the country and once again proved that the US is incapable of defending its citizens. Naomi Karavani takes on the fight to give Wisconsin children at school a free lunch. One county's school board opted out of a free lunch program by arguing that it would spoil the kids. The school board overturned their outrageous policy after parents and children protested. Jaffer Khan and Anders Lee end the show with a new segment: ‘The Art Of Debate'. Khan and Lee debate the upcoming recall vote for California Governor Gavin Newsom.

    Keiser Report: Parabolic markets and transitory inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 27:12

    In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the first signs of an official social credit score arriving in Western economies as the nudge becomes a cudgel. In the second half, Max chats to Mish Shedlock of MishTalk.com about parabolic markets in the age of pandemic and ‘transitory' inflation.

    The Big Picture: Remote workers left behind?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 26:17

    Vaccine mandates continue to stir controversy in both the private and public sectors. Meanwhile, remote workers are reluctant to return to offices after spending over a year grinding it out from home. CEO of OperationsInc David Lewis cautions that these employees could fall behind their on-site counterparts. Plus: The pandemic-long surge in background checks and gun purchases triggers an ammunition shortage. And as worsening droughts and an ongoing labor shortage spell trouble for our food supply, engineer Nick Collins explains how controlled environment agriculture could be the solution, as growers turn to hydroponics and vertical farming. Plus a word of caution against problem gambling, after the Supreme Court permits states to legalize sports wagering.

    The World according to Jesse: US shifting military focus to China after Afghanistan?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 23:19


    Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos reveal Washington's plans for a new military base in Micronesia that will allow the US to counter China. They also discuss Hurricane Ida and why a judge revoked parental custody from a mother for choosing not to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Afghanistan war veteran Danny Sjursen reacts to the end of the 20-year occupation.


    Boom Bust: Suga steps down & GM, Ford scale back operations

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 25:24

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced that he does not intend to seek reelection in the nation's upcoming elections. Plus, the Eastern Economic Forum is underway in Russia as leaders from the region gather to discuss economic and security issues. RT's Yulia Shapovalova files a report on the summit. Boom Bust's Ben Swann joins the program to fill us in on the oversight changes that will soon be coming to Amazon Web Services. Global markets finished the week mixed as several factors weighed on the indices. And the global semiconductor chip shortage continues to wreak havoc on the auto sector, as GM and Ford are scaling back operations. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, lends her insight on the shake-up within the industry.

    Eat the Press: Biden's impeachable phone call

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 24:55


    Did Joe Biden pressure the former president of Afghanistan to lie about the situation with the Taliban in his country back in July? Could the U.S. have prevented the terrorist attack that killed 13 U.S. troops at Kabul airport? We have both stories the media has been avoiding. The Gold Star parents of some of those killed in Kabul lash out at President Biden, so why haven't you seen them all over TV news? Jeffrey Lord is here to discuss. Joe Biden refers to his black senior advisor as "My Boy" and the media couldn't care less. Horace Cooper will join us on that and more. For Dessert we have the story of a California teacher who makes her kids pledge allegiance to the Pride flag. Wait until you hear why. Plus, we tell you how the school district reacts.


    On Contact: The nature of satire with Joe Sacco

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 28:10


    On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the nature of satire with investigative reporter and cartoonist, Joe Sacco. Joe Sacco is one of the world's foremost cartoonists, his work translated into at least 14 languages. He invented the genre of graphic journalism where meticulous and rigorous reporting is wedded to illustrations, a process that can take years. He has written and drawn numerous masterpieces such as Palestine, Gorazde: A Safe Area, The Great War, and one of the finest books on the Palestine-Israel conflict, ‘Footnotes in Gaza', which took six years to complete and documents the Israeli massacres of Palestinians during the Israeli occupation of Gaza in 1956, a massacre all but written out of the history books. But Sacco is also a gifted satirist, and it is his satire, especially his underground comic Bumf – the British slang for bum fodder or toilet paper – we are going to explore. He turns his razor wit and scabrous illustrations to castigate the sadistic folly of American foreign policy and the vacuity of its political class, bringing Richard Nixon back to life where he wakes up in the White House in bed with Michelle Obama. Nixon, freed from the legal constraints that led to his impeachment, is overjoyed at the emergence of the surveillance state, the militarized drones that drop ordinance on whole groups of people, along with the license to kidnap, torture and assassinate supposed enemies of the state, even US citizens. Nixon is taken to another planet and, after all, if you are kidnapped, hooded, shackled, dressed in a diaper, sedated and flown thousands of miles in a CIA transport plane to a black site, it might as well be another planet, where everyone is naked and hooded. Reporters in this world have been domesticated, bought off to serve as shameless courtiers to power. Sacco assumes the role of the court lackey in the comic, writing drivel to amuse and entertain the masses in the dystopia that has become America. Sacco knows, as Hannah Arendt wrote, that “the greatest enemy of authority is contempt, and the surest way to undermine it is laughter.” Joe Sacco's graphic novel, ‘Bumf Vol. 1: I Buggered The Kaiser'.


    Boom Bust: US jobless claims hit pandemic low & Southwest Airlines faces pilot suit

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 24:49

    The US has logged the lowest number of jobless claims since the early days of the pandemic. Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital lends his insight on the numbers and the state of inflation. Google is facing yet another wave of antitrust efforts, as the Department of Justice has the firm's ad technology in its crosshairs. Boom Bust's Ben Swann fills us in on the latest measures in the tech regulation sector. Dennis Tajer of the Allied Pilots Association and former NTSB official Jamie Finch discuss the latest controversy at Southwest Airlines, and the issues still facing Boeing.

    Redacted Tonight: The lawyer who beat Chevron, OnlyFans controversy, assassination of RFK

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 27:33

    Lee Camp speaks with human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, who beat Chevron in court over intentionally dumping toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon and poisoning the local population. After his legal team won a $10bn pollution judgement against Chevron, the oil behemoth used a corrupt judge to undermine Donziger and eventually get him placed under house arrest. Chevron still refuses to pay up. Naomi Karavani reports on turbulence on the OnlyFans platform. Sellers were surprised by the app's announcement that it would stop hosting explicit content. That's all that the app does, so it didn't take long for them to reverse their stance. But the story shines a light on the troubles of sex workers in the US. Anders Lee dips into the history of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The official story is that a Palestinian militant named Sirhan Sirhan shot the presidential candidate over his support for Israel, but many people close to RFK suspect a deeper conspiracy.

    Dennis Miller+1: T.J. Lavin is living his dream as MTV host of ‘The Challenge'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 26:00


    T.J. Lavin, got his start as a BMX biker and tells Dennis Miller how he feels he manifested his dreams of becoming a host on MTV. Lavin is currently hosting the 37th season of MTV's competition show "The Challenge."


    The Alex Salmond Show: The forever wars

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 28:41


    Is the humiliating retreat from Kabul a turning point for American and NATO interventions? Colonel Laurence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to US Secretary of State General Colin Powell, explains to Alex why America went into Afghanistan and the consequences of its rapid withdrawal some two decades later. A man at the center of decision making 20 years ago explains the consequences of America's forever wars and warns of the clear and present danger of nuclear proliferation.


    America's Lawyer: 80+ US generals demand resignations over Afghanistan disaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 27:27

    After the botched Afghanistan exit, nearly 90 retired US generals have demanded resignations from Lloyd Austin and Mark Milley. SCOTUS strikes down the latest eviction moratorium. A 21-year-old hacks 50 million T-Mobile customers.

    Keiser Report: Bitcoin is the waffle house of money

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 27:23


    On this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the financial storms coming and why bitcoin may be the only money left afterwards. In the second half, Max continues his chat with David Morgan of the Morgan Report about gold, silver and US money supply.


    Dennis Miller+1: Actor O-T Fagbenle on ‘The Handmaid's Tale' Emmy nomination

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 25:38


    'The Handmaid's Tale' actor O-T Fagbenle sits down with Dennis Miller to discuss his Emmy nomination for his role in the dystopian drama and how the fact that it is uncomfortable to watch is what makes it so real. Plus, the amazing opportunity he had to write, direct, and star in the Hulu comedy 'Maxxx'.


    Boom Bust: Zelensky visits the White House & Biden touts end of ‘nation-building'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 26:12


    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is in Washington, DC as part of a visit to discuss the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with US leaders. Boom Bust's Ben Swann shares his insight on the visit and the issues being covered in the talks. The meeting comes just one day after President Biden announced that the US is done with nation-building. Professor Richard Wolff analyzes the fallout from the conflict and just how much the US has spent on the war. And OPEC+ members have convened virtually to discuss future moves by the cartel. Boom Bust's Christy Ai and David McAlvany of McAlvany Financial analyze the latest in the sector.


    Boom Bust: Afghan funds in flux & PayPal aims for retail trading sector

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 25:11

    Now that the Taliban has taken over the Afghan state, several international entities have frozen the nation's funds overseas. Jeffery Tucker of the Brownstone Institute lends his insight into the volatile economic situation in the Central Asian country. Bitcoin is on the verge of full tender implementation in the Central American nation of El Salvador, but the move has been met with some scrutiny. Boom Bust's Ben Swann and Christy Ai analyze the timeline for the measure. And payment firm PayPal is considering getting into the retail trading game as the sector continues to grow. Michele Schneider of MarketGauge.com discusses the impact that its potential entry could have on the industry.

    Dennis Miller+1: Chef Alex Guarnaschelli on the benefits of opening a 10-day restaurant experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 24:34


    Alex Guarnaschelli, who is the executive chef of the famed 'Butter' restaurant in New York City discusses why she decided to open a pop up restaurant during the PGA tour and the benefits of only opening for 10 days. Plus, her transition from in the kitchen to television.


    Wayne Dupree Show: SCOTUS stops Joe Biden from removing Trump ‘remain in Mexico' policy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 61:34

    The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied President Joe Biden's bid to rescind an immigration policy implemented by his predecessor, Donald Trump, that forced thousands of asylum seekers to stay in Mexico awaiting US hearings. The court, with three liberal justices dissenting, rejected the Biden administration's effort to block a Texas-based judge's ruling requiring the government to revive Trump's "remain in Mexico" policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program.

    Keiser Report: No toxic positivity

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 26:50


    In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the World Economic Forum encouraging people to embrace fear, anger and sadness and to reject ‘toxic positivity.' In the second half, Max chats to David Morgan of the Morgan Report about losing Kabul on the 50th anniversary of the Nixon Shock.


    Boom Bust: Oil output changes? & China clamps down on ‘sharing economy'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 24:48

    OPEC+ could soon be revising their output goals as the cartel meets to discuss policy this week. Octavio Marenzi of Opimas LLC offers his insight on the oil sector and what measures the group could take. Plus, we take you to the regulatory sector, where several nations in the Asia-Pacific region have clamped down on big business.

    Dennis Miller+1: Donny Osmond has a lot of exciting tricks up his sleeve for his new Las Vegas show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 26:41


    Famed entertainer Donny Osmond, who is getting ready to release his 65th studio album, talks about why he is so excited for his Las Vegas show and how he's going to get all his siblings involved, including sister Marie. Plus, how he stays grounded after almost 60 years in showbiz.


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