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Your Retirement Solution Podcast
103. Why You Should Be Talking About Death and Taxes With Travis Johnson

Your Retirement Solution Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 29:14


It's a difficult situation for anyone when your spouse passes away, and you're suddenly on a deadline with the IRS to make plenty of financial decisions right away. In this episode, Travis Johnson is here to speak about why it's important to talk about death and taxes. Travis explains the tax deadline an individual is subjected to when their partner passes away, and how to deal with the deadline. Plus, key ways The Retirement Solution helps clients deal with organizing their particular situation.   Travis discusses: What you need to know about death and taxes How The Retirement Solution helps clients in particular situations Why you should have passwords to important accounts documented How to deal with suddenly needing to pay taxes to the IRS And more Connect With Travis Johnson travis@trsfamily.com  (425) 558-3700 Connect With The Retirement Solution: The Retirement Solution  (888) 500-5830 About Our Guest: Travis Johnson was raised in Redmond, Washington where he continues to reside. Subsequent to high school, he earned a degree in Business Administration at the University of Washington, graduating with a minor in Policy Studies and prestigious Cum Laude honors. In 2015, he began his financial career at Bank of America, first as a Relationship Manager in Sammamish before his promotion to Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch in Bellevue. In both roles, Travis enjoyed assisting clients in their pursuit of their goals, while educating them on options and strategic financial solutions that would enhance their ability to achieve their dreams. His passion to work with clients in the realization of their retirement dreams, both holistically and dynamically, is what ultimately spurred the transition to TRS in November of 2019. Outside of the office, Travis can be found volunteering with his local Kiwanis group, reading novels, enjoying his two energetic dogs, and either discovering the newest restaurant trend or creating a memorable new recipe with his family.

Yah Lah BUT...
#236 - Lawrence Wong discusses identity politics and tribalism & SG Army gets rid of 5BX

Yah Lah BUT...

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 64:54


In a speech about “identity” at the Institute of Policy Studies, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong acknowledged the struggles of marginalised groups and assured them that they were all part of the “Singapore family”. Does this truly signal an upcoming change in the status quo? We break down his speech and Q&A. Also, the SG Army announced that the traditional 5BX, the bane of every soldier's existence since the inception of NS, will soon be replaced by a more structured stretching regime. How will this affect the average soldier's morning routine?   Find us here! Our YLB Subreddit for detailed show notes and mindblowing discussions! YLB's own TikTok featuring 2 boom-llenials attempting to connect with Gen Z uwu Our YLB YouTube channel to watch videos of all our guest interviews! Our NEW YLB IG account run by our intern, Daras! FOLKLORY - Thinking of what gifts to get this holiday season? Record a personalized podcast as an audio gift for your loved ones! This is the baby we've been working on! We've launched the new edition of FOLKLORY.com, and can't wait to help you create a one-of-a-kind present that will be shared and cherished forever! Check it out now! #folklory   Lawrence Wong discusses identity politics and tribalism Concerns of all communities should be addressed, but politics cannot be based exclusively on identities or tribalism: Lawrence Wong [Lawrence Wong's Script] Managing the tensions of tribal politics Lawrence Wong outlines five strategies to prevent tribalism, identity politics taking root in Singapore Q&A with Minister Lawrence Wong at IPS-RSIS Conference on Identity   SG Army gets rid of 5BX Bye to 5BX for Singapore Army servicemen, and hello to PX and fewer injuries   One Shiok Comment Comment by actuallyjdchua   One Shiok Thing Web3/Metaverse Chat With Mark Zuckerberg Getting Cinematic Footage: Any Location, Every Time. - Mark Bone YouTube channel

New Books Network
Max Rashbrooke, "Too Much Money: How Wealth Disparities are Unbalancing Aotearoa New Zealand" (Bridget Williams Books, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 63:54


Today, someone in the wealthiest 1 per cent of adults – a club of some 40,000 people – has a net worth 68 times that of the average New Zealander. Too Much Money: How Wealth Disparities are Unbalancing Aotearoa New Zealand (Bridget Williams Books, 2021) is the story of how wealth inequality is changing Aotearoa New Zealand. Possessing wealth opens up opportunities to live in certain areas, get certain kinds of education, make certain kinds of social connections, exert certain kinds of power. And when access to these opportunities becomes alarmingly uneven, the implications are profound. This ground-breaking book provides a far-reaching and compelling account of the way that wealth – and its absence – is transforming our lives. Drawing on the latest research, personal interviews and previously unexplored data, Too Much Money reveals the way wealth is distributed across the peoples of Aotearoa. Max Rashbrooke's analysis arrives at a time of heightened concern for the division of wealth and what this means for our country's future. Max Rashbrooke is a journalist, author and academic based in Wellington. His books, led by the best-selling Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis (new edition 2018), have helped transform national understanding of income and wealth inequality. Max's journalism has appeared in publications worldwide, including The Guardian, The Economist Group and the New Zealand Herald, and he has twice received the Bruce Jesson Senior Journalism Award. He is also a research associate of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington and was a 2015 Winston Churchill Fellow and the 2020 J.D. Stout Fellow. His TED.com talk on renewing democracy has had over 1 million views. To explore Max's other work please visit: https://www.maxrashbrooke.net/ Ed Amon is a Master of Indigenous Studies Candidate at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, a columnist at his local paper: Hibiscus Matters, and a Stand-up Comedian. His main interests are indigenous studies, politics, history, and cricket. Follow him on twitter @edamoned or email him at edamonnz@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Sociology
Max Rashbrooke, "Too Much Money: How Wealth Disparities are Unbalancing Aotearoa New Zealand" (Bridget Williams Books, 2021)

New Books in Sociology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 63:54


Today, someone in the wealthiest 1 per cent of adults – a club of some 40,000 people – has a net worth 68 times that of the average New Zealander. Too Much Money: How Wealth Disparities are Unbalancing Aotearoa New Zealand (Bridget Williams Books, 2021) is the story of how wealth inequality is changing Aotearoa New Zealand. Possessing wealth opens up opportunities to live in certain areas, get certain kinds of education, make certain kinds of social connections, exert certain kinds of power. And when access to these opportunities becomes alarmingly uneven, the implications are profound. This ground-breaking book provides a far-reaching and compelling account of the way that wealth – and its absence – is transforming our lives. Drawing on the latest research, personal interviews and previously unexplored data, Too Much Money reveals the way wealth is distributed across the peoples of Aotearoa. Max Rashbrooke's analysis arrives at a time of heightened concern for the division of wealth and what this means for our country's future. Max Rashbrooke is a journalist, author and academic based in Wellington. His books, led by the best-selling Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis (new edition 2018), have helped transform national understanding of income and wealth inequality. Max's journalism has appeared in publications worldwide, including The Guardian, The Economist Group and the New Zealand Herald, and he has twice received the Bruce Jesson Senior Journalism Award. He is also a research associate of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington and was a 2015 Winston Churchill Fellow and the 2020 J.D. Stout Fellow. His TED.com talk on renewing democracy has had over 1 million views. To explore Max's other work please visit: https://www.maxrashbrooke.net/ Ed Amon is a Master of Indigenous Studies Candidate at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, a columnist at his local paper: Hibiscus Matters, and a Stand-up Comedian. His main interests are indigenous studies, politics, history, and cricket. Follow him on twitter @edamoned or email him at edamonnz@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

Walk With TFB
4.9 Bet On Yourself // Wayne Black

Walk With TFB

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 71:29


During this walk, Wayne tells us why it's important to always bet on yourself. An Indianapolis native, Wayne moved to Cincinnati and attended Mount St. Joseph's University as a wrestling college athlete. While at Mt. Saint Joseph's, our guest was a 3-year starter, set multiple school records, and earned his spot as a 2014 NCAA All-American. His leadership as team captain and president of the student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) prepared him well for his next steps as a MBA candidate and assistant wrestling coach at Mt. Saint Joe's before working as the Assistant Director for Career Services at UC. But his educational career was just beginning. Wayne is currently a PhD candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program at Kansas University. His research centers on college athletics and higher education. A quantitative methodologist, Wayne uses college impact, sociology, and organizational behavior theories to ground his work. Broadly, his current research agenda explores college esports, social justice in college sport, and higher education governance. He's dope af and if you are in a position to hire a tenure track faculty role, Wayne Black is your guy! When he's not reading or writing, you can find him drinking a local craft beer, building the latest lego set, or cheering on his Los Angeles Chargers. Is college sport really a business?! Is college sport research really necessary?! Let's talk about it! Wayne's Twitter: @WayneLBlack1 Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walkwithtfb/support

Haymarket Books Live
Grasping at the Root: White Supremacy and the So-Called “War on Terror”

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 76:43


Join us for a discussion of white supremacy, the human rights crisis, and public policy in the twenty years since 9/11. The Institute for Policy Studies, Haymarket Books, and the Center for Constitutional Rights present “Grasping at the Root: White Supremacy and the so-called “War on Terror”, the second event of a 4-part series marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The conversation with scholars, lawyers and journalists is an invitation to reflect and interrogate the pillars of white supremacy upon which the U.S. constructed the last twenty years of policy. The post-9/11 human rights crisis is but the latest chapter in over half a millennium of colonialism, capitalism and war. Only in situating today's injustices within a history of U.S. domination, exceptionalism and impunity, can we begin to chart a new future rooted in accountability, solidarity and interdependence. To mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Haymarket Books and our partners are pleased to present a 4-part series, "Just Resistance: 20 years of global struggle against the post-9/11 human rights crisis." The series is an opportunity to bring together our colleagues and comrades from impacted communities across the world, to center stories of survival, and to contextualize the last two decades of U.S. policy within a history of imperialism, domination and impunity. Speakers: Nana Gyamfi is the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), the largest Black-led social justice organization representing the nearly 10 million Black immigrants, refugees, and families living in the U.S. A Movement attorney for the past 25 years, Nana is co-founder of Justice Warriors 4 Black Lives and Human Rights Advocacy, both dedicated to fighting for human rights and Black liberation. She is the current President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, and a member of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table. Nana is a former professor in the Pan African Studies Department at California State University Los Angeles, and has long been a sought after voice for legal and political insight into issues affecting Black communities. Tiara R. Na'puti is a Chamoru scholar (Guåhan/Guam) who focuses on issues of Indigenous movements, colonialism, and militarism in the Mariana Islands archipelago. She is currently a 2021 Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Fellow working with Independent Guåhan a community organization educating the island's public about sovereignty and addressing climate change as an urgent challenge brought about by the island's colonial political status. She is also a new faculty member in the Department of Global & International Studies at University of California Irvine. Dr. Maha Hilal is a researcher and writer on institutionalized Islamophobia and author of the forthcoming book Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11. Her writings have appeared in Vox, Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, Newsweek, Business Insider, and Truthout, She is also Co-Director of Justice for Muslims Collective where she focuses on political consciousness and narrative shifting programming. Dr. Hilal earned her doctorate in May 2014 from the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University in Washington, D.C. The title of her dissertation is “Too damn Muslim to be trusted: The War on Terror and the Muslim American response." Moderator: Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he researches and discusses the War on Terror, the militarization of borders, and the Palestinian freedom struggle. Khury is a student of Black internationalism, researches US militarization and resistance in the Pacific, and builds solidarity against US empire. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/WRhcwcJiuEk Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

By Any Means Necessary
Kyle Rittenhouse and The American Ethos of White Supremacist Violence

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 113:34


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Monica Cruz, labor reporter with BreakThrough News to discuss the whittled down infrastructure bill and the issues facing working and poor people that are not addressed in the bill, the corporate giveaways that the ambiguity of much of this bill will provide, why this bill fundamentally cannot and will not lead to real solutions for por and working people, and the need to organize a people's movement that pushes for real solutions.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Tina Landis, organizer and author of the book, ‘Climate Solutions: Beyond Capitalism' to discuss the greenwashing COP26 conference, the nonbinding and empty promises made at the COP26 climate conference, why Global North nations continue to demand emissions reductions from the Global South and how histories of colonialism and imperialism factor into climate, and how capitalism is the enemy of humanity in its driving of the climate crisis.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nnamdi Lumumba, Ujima People's Progress Party State Organizer to discuss a reparations commission on the ballot in Greenbelt, Maryland, the resurgence of interest in the question of reparations in the United States, the shortcomings that this and other municipal reparations initiatives have had, and what transformative reparations should look like.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by James Early, Former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies to discuss the trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and the killers of Ahmaud Arbery and their context in the American ethos of white supremacist violence, the anti-democratic nature of the criminal-legal system, the planned protests in Cuba that coincide with the reopening with the Cuban economy, and the active participation of the Cuban people in defense of the revolutionary process.

World Business Report
Barack Obama attends COP26

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 27:29


Former US president Barack Obama has been speaking at the UN climate summit in Glasgow. Jessica Shankleman of Bloomberg tells us about the debate ongoing at COP26 today about how much rich nations should give poorer nations to switch to green energy systems, and adapt to climate change. And Gajen Kandiah, chief executive of Hitachi Vantara, discusses the role that artificial intelligence may be able to play in preventing deforestation. Also in the programme, voters in a Twitter poll initiated by Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors, have urged him to sell 10% of his stake in the company in order to pay tax. Bob Lord is a tax lawyer and associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, and explains the implications of such a move.

Loving Liberty Radio Network
10-22-2021 Washington Watch Live with Tony Perkins

Loving Liberty Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 54:10


Rick Allen, U.S. Representative for the 12th District of Georgia, responds to President Biden's town hall message and shares the letter he signed to the Biden administration regarding the kidnapped American missionaries in Haiti. Katherine Johnson, FRC's Research Fellow for Legal and Policy Studies, gives an update on the Texas Heartbeat bill after the Supreme Court declined to block the law and agreed to hear oral arguments on November 1st. Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, discusses an email from the Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent that alerted the school board on the day of bathroom assault. David Closson, FRC's Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, responds to Vice President Kamala Harris' video sent to churches urging support for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/support

Haymarket Books Live
Not a Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, History w/ Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 86:02


Join Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Bill Fletcher Jr. for an urgent discussion of settler colonialism, white supremacy, and a history of exclusion Not “A Nation of Immigrants”: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion, a new book from Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, debunks the pervasive and self-congratulatory myth that our country is proudly founded by and for immigrants, and urges readers to embrace a more complex and honest history of the United States. Whether in political debates or discussions about immigration around the kitchen table, many Americans, regardless of party affiliation, will say proudly that we are a nation of immigrants. In this bold new book, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz asserts this ideology is harmful and dishonest because it serves to mask and diminish the US's history of settler colonialism, genocide, white supremacy, slavery, and structural inequality, all of which we still grapple with today. While some of us are immigrants or descendants of immigrants, others are descendants of white settlers who arrived as colonizers to displace those who were here since time immemorial, and still others are descendants of those who were kidnapped and forced here against their will. This paradigm shifting new book from the highly acclaimed author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States charges that we need to stop believing and perpetuating this simplistic and ahistorical idea and embrace the real (and often horrific) history of the United States. ——————————————————————————————————— Get the book, Not “A Nation of Immigrants” from Beacon Press: http://www.beacon.org/Not-A-Nation-of-Immigrants-P1641.aspx ——————————————————————————————————— Speakers: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a historian, writer, speaker, and professor emerita at California State University East Bay. She is author of numerous scholarly Indigenous related books and articles, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico and The Great Sioux Nation, as well as a memoir trilogy and is author of the award-winning book, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. Her book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment was published in 2018, and her new book, Not “A Nation of Immigrants”: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion is out now from Beacon Press. Bill Fletcher Jr is the former president of TransAfrica Forum; a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; and in the leadership of several other projects. Fletcher is the co-author (with Peter Agard) of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941; the co-author (with Dr. Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice, and the author of “They're Bankrupting Us!” And 20 Other Myths about Unions. Fletcher is a syndicated columnist and a regular media commentator on television, radio and the Web. This event is sponsored by Beacon Press and Haymarket Books. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/bNvn0jVWcfw Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

Political Misfits
The American Digital Divide; The Looting Of Cultural Artifacts; Book Censorship In Prisons

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 113:26


Esther Iverem, multidisciplinary author and independent journalist, host of "On The Ground: Voices of Resistance From the Nation's Capital" on Pacifica Radio, and founding member of DC Poets Against the War, joins us to talk about a couple of stories reflective on the state of policing in the country, with the case of Clifford Owensby, a paraplegic man who was pulled out of his car during a search under suspicion of drug possession in Ohio, and four Maryland police officers not being charged after a fatal shooting where the evidence does not exactly fit the officers' narratives. David Rosen is writer on media, tech, politics and sex whose books include “Sex, Sin & Subversion: The Transformation of 1950s New York's Forbidden into America's New Normal” and “Sex Scandal America: Politics & the Ritual of Public Shaming.” His most recent book is "Prohibition New York City: Speakeasy Queen Texas Guinan, Blind Pigs, Drag Balls and More.” He tells us about the growing digital divide in the U.S., why our internet is both so bad and so expensive, how we have fallen so far behind some other countries, how telecom giants are becoming a new cartel, and how community broadband networks could not just fill in gaps big internet providers won't cover, but also offer an alternative to those companies.James Early, former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies, joins hosts Michelle Witte and Bob Schlehuber to talk about the looting of cultural artifacts at a global scale after new revelations from the Pandora Papers, how not only collectors, but also recognized elite institutions engage in theft of priceless cultural items, and efforts underway to try to get stolen artifacts returned to their rightful homes.Sean Wilson, National Organizing Director for Dream Corps JUSTICE, talks to us about how hard it can be to access any books in prisons sometimes, what it's like trying to send books to people in prison, and how administrators engage in arbitrary censorship.

The Real News Podcast
There's more riding on Democrats' budget battle than you think

The Real News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 36:40


The media circus surrounding Democrats' internal battle over infrastructure spending and the Build Back Better Act can make us focus too intently on the individual representatives involved and ignore the bigger picture. But the fact of the matter is the lives of many Americans, our ability to seriously address the climate crisis, and the upcoming outcome of the midterm elections all hang in the balance. On this segment of The Marc Steiner Show, Marc is joined by a lively panel of guests—Max Sawicky, Karen Dolan, and Bill Fletcher Jr.—to discuss the drastic implications of the battle unfolding on Capitol Hill right now.Max Sawicky is an economist, writer, and senior research fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research; he has worked at the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, the Economic Policy Institute, and the Government Accountability Office. Karen Dolan is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and currently directs the Criminalization of Race and Poverty project; her public scholarship and activism focus on anti-poverty issues, juvenile justice, criminal justice reform, and transgender rights with a focus on race, gender, and gender identity. Bill Fletcher Jr. has been an activist since his teen years and previously served as a senior staff person in the national AFL-CIO; he is the former president of TransAfrica Forum, a senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, and the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including ‘They're Bankrupting Us!' And 20 Other Myths about Unions and The Man Who Fell from the Sky.Tune in for new episodes of The Marc Steiner Show every Tuesday on TRNN.

RT
Going Underground: US political system captured by corporate interests

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 27:40


On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Chuck Collins, director of the program on inequality and the common good at the Institute for Policy Studies. He discusses the contents of the Pandora Papers which reveal the state of South Dakota to be a $367 billion tax haven, extreme income inequality in the United States and America's historical tolerance of inequality, the capture of the US political system by corporate interests, the trend by which most Americans side more with Bernie Sanders on addressing inequality than with corporate Democrats, the massive increase in billionaire wealth over the coronavirus pandemic, the propensity for violence as inequality worsens, and much more! Finally, we speak to Professor Jim Al-Khalili, the University of Surrey's distinguished chair in theoretical physics for World Space Week. He discusses the importance of including science in popular culture and broadening the understanding of ordinary citizens on the way science works, social media's amplification of anti-scientific conspiracy theories, the overwhelming benefit science has brought to the world despite nefarious uses such as in war, the Islamic world's pioneering of modern science in contrast to Boris Johnson's remarks that Islam put the Muslim world ‘centuries behind,' the study of quantum biology, and much more!

The Real News Podcast
Pandora Papers show the US has become its own tax haven for super-rich

The Real News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 24:18


There's been a lot of news this week—so much news, in fact, that one of the biggest global stories in recent memory has seemingly gotten buried under the deluge of headlines. Just days ago, as Brett Wilkins writes, “what's being called the ‘biggest-ever leak of offshore data'” involved the publication of “a cache of nearly 12 million documents” exposing “the hidden wealth, secret dealings, and corruption of hundreds of world leaders, billionaires, public officials, celebrities, and others.” Like the Panama Papers (2016) and the Paradise Papers (2017), the Pandora Papers leak provides definitive evidence that the super-rich are ripping all of us off, siphoning inordinate amounts of wealth away from our societies, stashing it for themselves, and using their power and influence to rig political and economic systems in their favor.In the second segment of this week's Marc Steiner Show, Marc and Chuck Collins from the Institute for Policy Studies walk listeners through the importance of the Pandora Papers leak, what the documents reveal, and what we can do to stop the pillaging of our societies by the super-rich. Chuck Collins is the director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he co-edits the IPS website Inequality.org. He is also the author of Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.

Democracy Nerd
Episode 41: How Dynastic Family Wealth Undermines Democracy w/ Chuck Collins

Democracy Nerd

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 35791394:07


Since 1983, the Forbes magazine list of the 50 wealthiest families in the United States have seen their wealth increase by an average of 1000% while the average American household has seen their wealth increase 93% during that same time. What do these wealthy families do with the wealth and power they've amassed during that time? Rig the rules for their own personal benefit. Chuck Collins, Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute of Policy Studies, returns to Democracy Nerd to discuss the new report "Silver Spoon Oligarchs: How America's 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality" and warns about acceding political power to Jeff Bezos' unborn grandchildren.

Bloomberg Westminster
Johnson: A Heseltine or Macmillan?

Bloomberg Westminster

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 24:16


Ahead of the Conservative Party conference, Dr Victoria Honeyman, associate professor of politics at Leeds University, tells Bloomberg Westminster's Caroline Hepker and Roger Hearing she does not think Boris Johnson has stamped the party with his moniker in the way that Margaret Thatcher did. Plus: Robert Colvile, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, raises more parallels between Johnson and the leaders of the past. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

By Any Means Necessary
Joe Manchin Holds Relief for Working and Poor People Hostage Again

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 114:15


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Sameena Rahman, staff writer for Breaking the Chains Magazine to discuss the so-called “heartbeat” bill in Texas and its effective banning of abortions, how poor and working class communities will bear the brunt of this law, and the resistance to these laws.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Tunde Osazua, the Coordinator of the U.S. Out of Africa Network, a project of the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the use of AFRICOM by the US to control African resources and its people, its fostering of genocidal conditions in some parts of Africa, and the movement to expel AFRICOM from the continent.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ivan Klepov, head of online RT DE to discuss the banning of two YouTube channels of RT Deutsch and the strange circumstances surrounding the ban, the stigmatization and targeting of Russian media, and the challenges that YouTube's vague community guidelines pose to alternative media.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by James Early, Former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies to discuss Joe Manchin's resistance to the already-compromised budget reconciliation bill, why working people need to organize outside of the political duopoly to demand that their needs are met, and the statement by the Cuban foreing minister on the US use of sanctions and its context in broader US imperialism.

The Perkins Platform
Bringing Historically Marginalized Parents Into the Fold

The Perkins Platform

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 34:00


Join us on Wednesday, September 29nd @ 6pm EST for an inspiring conversation with Dr. Jamel Adkins-Sharif, discussing his article “Beginning Again with Marginalized Parents” and the work he is doing nationally to highlight issues that have been frequently put on a back burner.  Dr. Sharif is the Director of Eskolta Boston, a high school research and redesign nonprofit committed to culturally sustaining school transformation. Jamel holds an EdD in Urban Education, Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. His research explores race, social justice, leadership, and equity in schools. Jamel has had a successful career as a special education teacher of history and mathematics in New York, and was founding principal of both an elementary charter and a district middle school in Massachusetts. An alum of Rutgers Law School, Dr. Adkins-Sharif is also Assistant Professor of Practice at Rutgers University Graduate School of  Education.

CODEPINK Radio
Episode 111: Climate Strike, Military Budget & Afghanistan Relief.

CODEPINK Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 55:01


In this episode, we hear the voices of youth at the Global Climate Strike and activist and author Winona LaDuke on stopping the Line 3 pipeline threatening to contaminate indigenous lands. We also go to the House floor for debate between AOC and Republicans on the military budget and Congressman Ro Khanna on his amendment to cut off funds for Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen. During the second half of our show, we turn to Afghanistan with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies on reparations and relief, also Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, on our new campaign: Pay the Afghan teachers.

The Real News Podcast
Biden's spending bill, infrastructure, and a looming government shutdown: What the hell is going on?

The Real News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 18:18


Even people who follow DC politics closely are struggling to keep up with this week's political drama. Between a looming government shutdown, the need to raise the debt ceiling by next month, and the Democrats' intra-party fight over infrastructure and the Build Back Better Act, a tangled political mess is unfolding on Capitol Hill—and the results will directly impact the lives of everyday people. In this installment of The Marc Steiner Show, Sarah Anderson of the Institute for Policy Studies joins Marc to break the situation down in clear terms and to tell listeners how to contact their senators and representatives to voice their opinions. Anderson directs the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and is a co-editor of the IPS web site Inequality.orgTune in for new segments of The Marc Steiner Show every Tuesday and Friday on TRNN.

Physical Activity Researcher
Physical Activity Vocabulary Needs New Words - Dr Charlie Foster (Pt2)

Physical Activity Researcher

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 26:59


Dr Foster has gone from being a PE teacher in a secondary school to one of the world's leading experts in the field, regularly advising the Government on how best to get the UK moving and in turn improve public health. Since joining the University of Bristol in 2017, his main research focus has been on leading scientific reviews to update the current UK national physical activity guidelines, working with over 50 UK and international academics and practitioners across all age groups. He's part of the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, in the School for Policy Studies, where he teaches on the MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health course. Dr Foster has published over 200 papers and is well-known for his ability to clearly communicate his research, often describing the promotion of physical activity as a blend of both art and science. Prior to joining the University of Bristol, Dr Foster worked as an academic and Deputy Director at the Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, University of Oxford. In 2015, he was appointed the Chair of UK Chief Medical Officers Expert Committee for Physical Activity, providing advice on physical activity promotion to the governments of the four nations in the UK. Dr Foster has global policy and advocacy experience through working with the World Health Organisation, the European Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US. His research has been recognised in awards from British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences, International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity and UK Department of Health. He serves on a number of funding boards for charities, including Cancer Research UK. ----------------------------------------- This podcast episode is sponsored by Fibion Inc. | The New Gold Standard for Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Activity Monitoring Learn more about Fibion: fibion.com/research --- Collect, store and manage SB and PA data easily and remotely - Discover new Fibion SENS Motion: https://sens.fibion.com/

The CGAI Podcast Network
Defence Deconstructed: 9/11 and Lessons Learned

The CGAI Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 37:40


In this new episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry talks Dick Fadden, Andrea Charron, and Eugene Lang about 9/11 and its influence on Canadian politics and policies over 2 decades. Defence Deconstructed is brought to you by Irving Shipbuilding and Boeing Participants' Bio: Mr. Richard B. Fadden was the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister from January 19, 2015 to March 31, 2016. Previously he was the Deputy Minister of National Defence starting in May 2013, he served as the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service from 2009 until 2013. https://www.cgai.ca/advisory_council#Fadden Dr. Andrea Charron  is now Director of the University of Manitoba's Centre for Defence and Security Studies and Associate Professor in Political Studies. She serves on the DND's Defence Advisory Board and has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. https://www.cgai.ca/andrea_charron Eugene Lang is Adjunct Professor in the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University (where he teaches core and elective courses in the M.P.A. program); and Special Advisor (Policy) to the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries.  https://www.cgai.ca/eugene_lang Host Bio: Dave Perry (host): Senior Analyst and Vice President with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (www.cgai.ca/david_perry) Read “Learning Lessons from Canada's Foreign (and Domestic Engagements: Time to get Serious” by Brett Boudreau, Howard Coombs, and George Petrolekas: https://www.cgai.ca/learning_lessons_from_canadas_foreign_and_domestic_engagements_time_to_get_serious Recording Date: 10 Sep 2021 Follow the Canadian Global Affairs Institute on Facebook, Twitter (@CAGlobalAffairs), or on LinkedIn. Head over to our website at www.cgai.ca for more commentary. Produced by Charlotte Duval-Lantoine. Music credits to Drew Phillips

EXALT Podcast
Robin Broad and John Cavanagh - Can local movements beat big companies?

EXALT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 60:18


This month we were very fortunate to be joined by Robin Broad and John Cavanagh. Robin is a professor at the School of International Service at American University and John is a senior advisor and the former director of the Institute for Policy Studies. They joined us to talk about their recent released book The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country From Corporate Greed from Beacon Press. In this conversation we jump into the dangerous world of environmental activists trying to defend their communities and health against the incursions of international extractive corporations. We talk about how the fate of communities and lands can be impacted by decisions made in the shadowy and extremely pro-business ICSID courtroom. Robin and John spent a decade working closely with these water defenders in Northern El Salvador in their fight and victory against a global mining corporation. Links: Mining Watch Canada - https://miningwatch.ca/ The Institute for Policy Studies - https://ips-dc.org/ If you want to learn more, please check out Robin and John's book The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country From Corporate Greed. There were also some great recordings from their book launch events available online, for example this one in collaboration with Mining Watch Canada or this one from the American University SIS Office of Research. Robin will also be joining the October 2021 EXALT conference as a plenary speaker. Registration and attendance via Zoom are 100% free of charge! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/exalt-initiative/message

Physical Activity Researcher
Physical Activity Recommendations Are Not Here to Change Population Behaviour! Dr Charlie Foster (Pt1)

Physical Activity Researcher

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 25:24


Dr Foster has gone from being a PE teacher in a secondary school to one of the world's leading experts in the field, regularly advising the Government on how best to get the UK moving and in turn improve public health. Since joining the University of Bristol in 2017, his main research focus has been on leading scientific reviews to update the current UK national physical activity guidelines, working with over 50 UK and international academics and practitioners across all age groups. He's part of the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, in the School for Policy Studies, where he teaches on the MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health course. Dr Foster has published over 200 papers and is well-known for his ability to clearly communicate his research, often describing the promotion of physical activity as a blend of both art and science. Prior to joining the University of Bristol, Dr Foster worked as an academic and Deputy Director at the Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, University of Oxford. In 2015, he was appointed the Chair of UK Chief Medical Officers Expert Committee for Physical Activity, providing advice on physical activity promotion to the governments of the four nations in the UK. Dr Foster has global policy and advocacy experience through working with the World Health Organisation, the European Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US. His research has been recognised in awards from British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences, International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity and UK Department of Health. He serves on a number of funding boards for charities, including Cancer Research UK. ----------------------------------------- This podcast episode is sponsored by Fibion Inc. | The New Gold Standard for Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Activity Monitoring Learn more about Fibion: fibion.com/research --- Collect, store and manage SB and PA data easily and remotely - Discover new Fibion SENS Motion: https://sens.fibion.com/

Sojourner Truth Radio
Earth Minute: Attacks On Land & Environmental Defenders

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 1:21


Today on Sojourner Truth: Gavin Newsom beat Trumpster Larry Elder in the California gubernatorial recall election. What are the lessons learned and the broader implications? Bill Gallegos joins us to break all of this down. Bill is a longtime Chicano Liberation and Environmental Justice activist. Tax hikes and GOP resistance to President Biden's care economy agenda, as reflected in his Build Back Better plan. A bill is now under consideration in the House. What are the numbers? How are Democrats proposing to pay for this legislation? Who is objecting and why? Does the inflation argument against Build Back Better hold water? Our guest is Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. The movement for a universal guaranteed income grows. What has been the history of this demand? Where do basic income programs stand now? How is California leading the way? How is the Cash for People movement organizing itself? We speak with John Ma of Ground Game LA. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Sojourner Truth Radio: September 15, 2021 - Build Back Better, Newsom Victory, Basic Income

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 59:24


Today on Sojourner Truth: Gavin Newsom beat Trumpster Larry Elder in the California gubernatorial recall election. What are the lessons learned and the broader implications? Bill Gallegos joins us to break all of this down. Bill is a longtime Chicano Liberation and Environmental Justice activist. Tax hikes and GOP resistance to President Biden's care economy agenda, as reflected in his Build Back Better plan. A bill is now under consideration in the House. What are the numbers? How are Democrats proposing to pay for this legislation? Who is objecting and why? Does the inflation argument against Build Back Better hold water? Our guest is Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. The movement for a universal guaranteed income grows. What has been the history of this demand? Where do basic income programs stand now? How is California leading the way? How is the Cash for People movement organizing itself? We speak with John Ma of Ground Game LA. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.

Sojourner Truth Radio
News Headlines: September 15, 2021

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 5:14


Today on Sojourner Truth: Gavin Newsom beat Trumpster Larry Elder in the California gubernatorial recall election. What are the lessons learned and the broader implications? Bill Gallegos joins us to break all of this down. Bill is a longtime Chicano Liberation and Environmental Justice activist. Tax hikes and GOP resistance to President Biden's care economy agenda, as reflected in his Build Back Better plan. A bill is now under consideration in the House. What are the numbers? How are Democrats proposing to pay for this legislation? Who is objecting and why? Does the inflation argument against Build Back Better hold water? Our guest is Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. The movement for a universal guaranteed income grows. What has been the history of this demand? Where do basic income programs stand now? How is California leading the way? How is the Cash for People movement organizing itself? We speak with John Ma of Ground Game LA. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Bill Gallegos On Governor Gavin Newsom's Recall Election Victory

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 10:41


Today on Sojourner Truth: Gavin Newsom beat Trumpster Larry Elder in the California gubernatorial recall election. What are the lessons learned and the broader implications? Bill Gallegos joins us to break all of this down. Bill is a longtime Chicano Liberation and Environmental Justice activist. Tax hikes and GOP resistance to President Biden's care economy agenda, as reflected in his Build Back Better plan. A bill is now under consideration in the House. What are the numbers? How are Democrats proposing to pay for this legislation? Who is objecting and why? Does the inflation argument against Build Back Better hold water? Our guest is Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. The movement for a universal guaranteed income grows. What has been the history of this demand? Where do basic income programs stand now? How is California leading the way? How is the Cash for People movement organizing itself? We speak with John Ma of Ground Game LA. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Chuck Collins On Biden's Build Back Better Plan & Taxes

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 21:02


Today on Sojourner Truth: Gavin Newsom beat Trumpster Larry Elder in the California gubernatorial recall election. What are the lessons learned and the broader implications? Bill Gallegos joins us to break all of this down. Bill is a longtime Chicano Liberation and Environmental Justice activist. Tax hikes and GOP resistance to President Biden's care economy agenda, as reflected in his Build Back Better plan. A bill is now under consideration in the House. What are the numbers? How are Democrats proposing to pay for this legislation? Who is objecting and why? Does the inflation argument against Build Back Better hold water? Our guest is Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. The movement for a universal guaranteed income grows. What has been the history of this demand? Where do basic income programs stand now? How is California leading the way? How is the Cash for People movement organizing itself? We speak with John Ma of Ground Game LA. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.

Sojourner Truth Radio
John Ma On The Movement For Universal Guaranteed Income

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 16:02


Today on Sojourner Truth: Gavin Newsom beat Trumpster Larry Elder in the California gubernatorial recall election. What are the lessons learned and the broader implications? Bill Gallegos joins us to break all of this down. Bill is a longtime Chicano Liberation and Environmental Justice activist. Tax hikes and GOP resistance to President Biden's care economy agenda, as reflected in his Build Back Better plan. A bill is now under consideration in the House. What are the numbers? How are Democrats proposing to pay for this legislation? Who is objecting and why? Does the inflation argument against Build Back Better hold water? Our guest is Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. The movement for a universal guaranteed income grows. What has been the history of this demand? Where do basic income programs stand now? How is California leading the way? How is the Cash for People movement organizing itself? We speak with John Ma of Ground Game LA. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.

The Real News Podcast
Endless militarization has bled US society dry

The Real News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 31:04


It's been 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Since then, the US has channeled an unfathomable amount of its resources into the military-industrial complex, accelerating its metamorphosis into a nonstop engine of war and militarization with a decaying civil society attached to it. For the past 20 years, as the authors of a bombshell report by the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies have estimated, endless militarization since 9/11 has cost the US a staggering $21 trillion. In the first segment of this week's Marc Steiner Show, we talk with Lindsay Koshgarian, program director for the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and one of the co-authors of the report, which is titled State of Insecurity: The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11.Tune in for new segments of The Marc Steiner Show every Tuesday and Friday on TRNN.

Better Call Daddy
160. How To Be Smarter, Faster, And Harder To Kill Greg Williams and Brian Marren

Better Call Daddy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 62:28


Some things aren't always what they seem.  Greg Williams and Brian Marren teach people what they need to know about human behavior, pattern recognition, and analysis.  They stick to the basics about how we are wired.   We repeat patterns.  How do I leave my house and read what's not normal?  There has to be an explanation.  Find out  today how to be more aware of the lurkers.  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. Greg Williams is the President and Founder of Arcadia Cognerati, a consulting firm specializing in assessing, developing, and conducting training and education to address urgent safety and security needs in some of the most challenging environments on the planet. Prior to starting his own company, Greg was the former Director of Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis / Irregular Warfare for Orbis Operations in McLean, Virginia. Previous to that, Greg was the Director, Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis / Irregular Warfare for Cubic Applications in San Diego, California USA. Greg is a decorated, veteran urban law enforcement professional and a decorated, veteran former soldier with over 30 years of combined experience and expertise. He is an adjunct professor of Sociology and has done work for Western State University, San Diego State University and the University of Southern California as well as USC's Institute for Creative Technology. Greg is an industry expert in Irregular Warfare for the Defense Community. Greg has worked with the Drug Enforcement Administrations (DEA) Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) and the 5th Judicial District's Drug Task Force and Shooting Task Force in Colorado. Greg has held virtually every law enforcement position from patrol officer, shift supervisor, SWAT director, undercover Narcotics operations supervisor, Undersheriff and Interim Chief of Police.   Greg has a US Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret security clearance and has worked as a subject matter expert, contractor or consultant for many US DoD Agencies including the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO), Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) and the US Marine Corps Special Operations Training Group (SOTG) to name but a few.   Outside of the USA, Greg has worked with NATO Commands including Strategic Allied Command Transformation (Four Star Command), the Hungarian Defence Forces and the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center (NMIOTC). Greg has done work for the Ministry of Defense of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.     Greg has been a subject matter expert (SME) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) as well as for the future immersive training environment joint capability training demonstration (FITE JCTD).   Greg has trained every Tier One military force in the United States and much of the world. Greg has trained the DEA, FBI, ATF, CIA, DIA, and the US Department of Homeland Security, US Border Patrol, US Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC), US Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue team (BORSTAR), US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and many other agencies tasked with the protection of US Citizens domestically and abroad. Greg Williams created Combat Profiling and the Combat Profiling Program of Instruction (POI) and the USJFCOMs highly successful Border Hunter Program of Instruction (POI). Greg Williams was the architect of the world-renowned US Marine Corps' highly successful and lifesaving Combat Hunter program. In addition to the Combat Hunter program of instruction (POI); Greg Williams was instrumental in designing and refining the USMCs' Lioness and Law Enforcement Professionals programs for combat zones. Greg has developed programs for Private Security Firms, Delta Air Lines, numerous school systems, First Responders and Law Enforcement agencies. Greg has lectured at Universities in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Colorado and California. Greg was the co-author on two white papers for scientific journals. Greg has multi-conflict, full spectrum operational experience with conventional and special operations forces, law enforcement professionals, and other government agencies. The Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) General James Mattis referred to Greg Williams as “a National treasure”. Brian Marren is a decorated Marine, High Threat Protection security professional and Subject Matter Expert on Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis. He has spent the last eighteen years conducting both real world and training operations all over the United States, the Middle East and both Central and East Asia. Brian is a highly experienced, highly motivated professional that has the ability to adapt to any environment whether he is on the battlefield, in a classroom or at a board meeting. While in the Marine Corps, Brian served as a Marine Scout/Sniper with multiple combat deployments to the Al Anbar Province of Iraq during the height of counterinsurgency operations. As a Team Leader, he successfully led hundreds of both combat and training missions. During this time, Brian was meritoriously promoted ahead of his peers on three separate occasions due to his leadership capability and overall professionalism. After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Brian was hired by Cubic Applications to be a Tactics Analyst at the newly constructed Infantry Immersive Trainer (IIT) aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. During his time at the IIT Brian trained and advised thousands of Marines on how to make better tactical decisions during highly complex and chaotic live fire training exercises. Under his guidance, thousands of Marines became more adaptable and better at sense making during highly stressful situations. While working as an instructor, Brian assisted with a number of scientific studies conducted by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Pacific Science and Engineering (PSE) in order to help determine the efficacy of the Infantry Immersive Trainer and the Marine Corps Combat Hunter program. Brian also worked as a security contractor for the U.S. State Department High Threat Protection program. During this time, he was responsible for personally protecting hundreds of U.S. Government personnel in multiple high threat environments including Iraq and Afghanistan. Brian performed all major duties of a security detail to include leading numerous small teams on highly sensitive protection operations. Brian has trained and advised numerous Tier One military units, conventional forces, and private sector clients on the art and science of Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis. Brian has also trained and advised hundreds of Law Enforcement Professionals to include US Border Patrol, DEA, ICE, TSA, US Marshals and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Currently, Brian serves as the Vice President of Operations for Arcadia Cognerati, a service provider specializing in assessing, developing and conducting training and education to addressurgent safety and security needs in some of the most challenging environments in the world. Brian continues to serve the veteran community as an Ambassador for Carry The Load. Brian holds a Masters of Science in Applied Psychology from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University. The Left Of Greg Podcast https://linktr.ee/Left_Of_Greg   Me and my daddy would love to hear from you! ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy  

KZYX Public Affairs
Corporations and Democracy: Ashik Siddique of the Institute for Policy Studies

KZYX Public Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 56:08


September 9, 2021--Steve and Annie talk with Ashik Siddique of the Institute for Policy Studies. He co-authored a study on military spending, which is more holistic than the conventional studies. It reaches into Homeland Security, ICE, and other agencies that are actually quite militarized. If you look at it that way, the 6 trillion dollars we spend on military turns out to be more like 21 trillion. He also connects that militarized culture to current social divisions, the rise of white supremacists for example.

Friday Podcasts From ECSP and MHI
Episode 248: The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed: A Conversation with Co-authors Robin Broad and John Cavanagh

Friday Podcasts From ECSP and MHI

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 36:24


“Many people have watched fights between communities and big corporations around the world. The corporations usually win so those are the Goliath. The Davids usually lose,” says John Cavanagh, co-author of The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed. In this week's episode of Friday Podcasts, Cavanagh and co-author Robin Broad recount how local activists mobilized a global coalition of religious leaders, labor unions, and environmental activists to block an international corporation from opening a gold mine that threatened El Salvador's fragile water supply. “We had no choice but to begin the book with the horrifying realization that murder can be the cost of protecting the environment in many countries around the world,” said Broad. In 2009, three months before Cavanagh's organization, Institute for Policy Studies, was preparing to present its prestigious annual Human Rights Award to a group of El Salvadoran water defenders, they received news that one of the awardees, teacher and cultural worker, Marcelo Rivera, had been assassinated, his tortured body left at the bottom of a deep dry well. The Water Defenders tells the story of ordinary people coming together across national and political boundaries to resist powerful corporate interests. In the early 2000s, mineral prices were on the rise and the Pacific Rim mining company sought to set up new mining operations to tap into El Salvador's gold reserves, promising new jobs and one percent of their profits to the local government. While assurances of prosperity and profit by the mining company initially sounded inviting to Marcelo and the local community, “they visited a big mine in Honduras, and there they saw the horrible environmental damage that comes from the fact that gold is mined on a large scale, using cyanide to separate the gold from the rock [which is] highly toxic and very hard to contain,” says Cavanagh. In Honduras, cyanide-laced water flowed through the rivers, killing fish and causing skin diseases. The water defenders decided “that short term financial rewards for the few would be way offset by the environmental harms to the broader community,” says Cavanagh. To expand their coalition of support and raise awareness of the dangers of mining, “they did some of the most creative education and organizing that we've ever seen,” says Cavanagh. Marcelo organized with humor, leading marches of laughter where people wore clown noses and involved local community radio stations who performed skits on water. The water defenders expanded their coalition to the global level, creating a network of “international allies” and appealing to the two million Salvadoran diaspora in the United States, and environmental groups like the Sierra Club and the Global International Trade Union Confederation, says Cavanagh. Against all odds, the diverse coalition of actors succeeded in helping to convince the El Salvador legislature to institute the world's first ban on metal mining and influenced the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes to rule in favor of El Salvador in a lawsuit brought by the Pacific Rim mining corporation. Part of their success was the fact that even as their international support expanded, “the anchor was always the frontline communities. They were the ones who took the lead, and they were the ones who set the goals,” says Broad. They also framed their message around a positive goal. They didn't call themselves anti-miners; they called themselves the water defenders, says Broad. “This is a story about redefining progress in a way that hopefully works to the benefit of the majority of the population of the world, rather than just to an elite few,” says Broad. By sharing this unlikely success story, Broad and Cavanagh offer a practical playbook on effective grassroots, coalition-building to redefine development and to protect the environment in the face of powerful corporate interests.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 09.08.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 59:55


    20 Years of Government-Sponsored Tyranny: The Rise of the Security-Industrial Complex from 9/11 to COVID-19   By John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead September 7, 2021 “I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life.”—Osama bin Laden (October 2001), as reported by CNN What a strange and harrowing road we've walked since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties. We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of how to persuade a freedom-loving people to march in lockstep with a police state.   Our losses are mounting with every passing day.   What began with the post-9/11 passage of the USA Patriot Act  has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption and abuse.   The citizenry's unquestioning acquiescence to anything the government wants to do in exchange for the phantom promise of safety and security has resulted in a society where the nation has been locked down into a militarized, mechanized, hypersensitive, legalistic, self-righteous, goose-stepping antithesis of every principle upon which this nation was founded.   Set against a backdrop of government surveillance, militarized police, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, eminent domain, overcriminalization, armed surveillance drones, whole body scanners, stop and frisk searches, police violence and the like—all of which have been sanctioned by Congress, the White House and the courts—our constitutional freedoms have been steadily chipped away at, undermined, eroded, whittled down, and generally discarded.   The rights embodied in the Constitution, if not already eviscerated, are on life support.   Free speech, the right to protest, the right to challenge government wrongdoing, due process, a presumption of innocence, the right to self-defense, accountability and transparency in government, privacy, press, sovereignty, assembly, bodily integrity, representative government: all of these and more have become casualties in the government's war on the American people, a war that has grown more pronounced since 9/11.   Indeed, since the towers fell on 9/11, the U.S. government has posed a greater threat to our freedoms than any terrorist, extremist or foreign entity ever could.     While nearly 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government and its agents have easily killed at least ten times that number of civilians in the U.S. and abroad since 9/11 through its police shootings, SWAT team raids, drone strikes and profit-driven efforts to police the globe, sell weapons to foreign nations (which too often fall into the hands of terrorists), and foment civil unrest in order to keep the security industrial complex gainfully employed.   The American people have been treated like enemy combatants, to be spied on, tracked, scanned, frisked, searched, subjected to all manner of intrusions, intimidated, invaded, raided, manhandled, censored, silenced, shot at, locked up, denied due process, and killed.   In allowing ourselves to be distracted by terror drills, foreign wars, color-coded warnings, pandemic lockdowns and other carefully constructed exercises in propaganda, sleight of hand, and obfuscation, we failed to recognize that the U.S. government—the government that was supposed to be a “government of the people, by the people, for the people”—has become the enemy of the people.   Consider that the government's answer to every problem has been moregovernment—at taxpayer expense—and less individual liberty.   Every crisis—manufactured or otherwise—since the nation's early beginnings has become a make-work opportunity for the government to expand its reach and its power at taxpayer expense while limiting our freedoms at every turn: The Great Depression. The World Wars. The 9/11 terror attacks. The COVID-19 pandemic.   Viewed in this light, the history of the United States is a testament to the old adage that liberty decreases as government (and government bureaucracy) grows. Or, to put it another way, as government expands, liberty contracts.   This is how the emergency state operates, after all, and we should know: after all, we have spent the past 20 years in a state of emergency.   From 9/11 to COVID-19, “we the people” have acted the part of the helpless, gullible victims desperately in need of the government to save us from whatever danger threatens. In turn, the government has been all too accommodating and eager while also expanding its power and authority in the so-called name of national security.   This is a government that has grown so corrupt, greedy, power-hungry and tyrannical over the course of the past 240-plus years that our constitutional republic has since given way to idiocracy, and representative government has given way to a kleptocracy (a government ruled by thieves) and a kakistocracy (a government run by unprincipled career politicians, corporations and thieves that panders to the worst vices in our nature and has little regard for the rights of American citizens).   What this really amounts to is a war on the American people, fought on American soil, funded with taxpayer dollars, and waged with a single-minded determination to use national crises, manufactured or otherwise, in order to transform the American homeland into a battlefield.   Indeed, the government's (mis)management of various states of emergency in the past 20 years has spawned a massive security-industrial complex the likes of which have never been seen before. According to the National Priorities Project at the progressive Institute for Policy Studies, since 9/11, the United States has spent $21 trillion on “militarization, surveillance, and repression.”   Clearly, this is not a government that is a friend to freedom.   Rather, this is a government that, in conjunction with its corporate partners, views the citizenry as consumers and bits of data to be bought, sold and traded.   This is a government that spies on and treats its people as if they have no right to privacy, especially in their own homes while the freedom to be human is being erased.   This is a government that is laying the groundwork to weaponize the public's biomedical data as a convenient means by which to penalize certain “unacceptable” social behaviors. Incredibly, a new government agency HARPA (a healthcare counterpart to the Pentagon's research and development arm DARPA) will take the lead in identifying and targeting “signs” of mental illness or violent inclinations among the populace by using artificial intelligence to collect data from Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo and Google Home.   This is a government that routinely engages in taxation without representation, whose elected officials lobby for our votes only to ignore us once elected.   This is a government comprised of petty bureaucrats, vigilantes masquerading as cops, and faceless technicians.   This is a government that railroads taxpayers into financing government programs whose only purpose is to increase the power and wealth of the corporate elite.   This is a government—a warring empire—that forces its taxpayers to pay for wars abroad that serve no other purpose except to expand the reach of the military industrial complex.   This is a government that subjects its people to scans, searches, pat downs and other indignities by the TSA and VIPR raids on so-called “soft” targets like shopping malls and bus depots by black-clad, Darth Vader look-alikes.   This is a government that uses fusion centers, which represent the combined surveillance efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement, to track the citizenry's movements, record their conversations, and catalogue their transactions.   This is a government whose wall-to-wall surveillance has given rise to a suspect society in which the burden of proof has been reversed such that Americans are now assumed guilty until or unless they can prove their innocence.   This is a government that treats its people like second-class citizens who have no rights, and is working overtime to stigmatize and dehumanize any and all who do not fit with the government's plans for this country.   This is a government that uses free speech zones, roving bubble zones and trespass laws to silence, censor and marginalize Americans and restrict their First Amendment right to speak truth to power.   This is a government that persists in renewing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allows the president and the military to arrest and detain American citizens indefinitely based on the say-so of the government.   This is a government that saddled us with the Patriot Act, which opened the door to all manner of government abuses and intrusions on our privacy.   This is a government that, in direct opposition to the dire warnings of those who founded our country, has allowed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a standing army by way of programs that transfer surplus military hardware to local and state police.   This is a government that has militarized American's domestic police, equipping them with military weapons such as “tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; a million hollow-point bullets; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft,” in addition to armored vehicles, sound cannons and the like.   This is a government that has provided cover to police when they shoot and kill unarmed individuals just for standing a certain way, or moving a certain way, or holding something—anything—that police could misinterpret to be a gun, or igniting some trigger-centric fear in a police officer's mind that has nothing to do with an actual threat to their safety.   This is a government that has created a Constitution-free zone within 100 miles inland of the border around the United States, paving the way for Border Patrol agents to search people's homes, intimately probe their bodies, and rifle through their belongings, all without a warrant. Nearly 66% of Americans (2/3 of the U.S. population, 197.4 million people) now live within that 100-mile-deep, Constitution-free zone.   This is a government that treats public school students as if they were prison inmates, enforcing zero tolerance policies that criminalize childish behavior, and indoctrinating them with teaching that emphasizes rote memorization and test-taking over learning, synthesizing and critical thinking.   This is a government that is operating in the negative on every front: it's spending far more than what it makes (and takes from the American taxpayers) and it is borrowing heavily (from foreign governments and Social Security) to keep the government operating and keep funding its endless wars abroad. Meanwhile, the nation's sorely neglected infrastructure—railroads, water pipelines, ports, dams, bridges, airports and roads—is rapidly deteriorating.   This is a government that has empowered police departments to make a profit at the expense of those they have sworn to protect through the use of asset forfeiture laws, speed traps, and red light cameras.   This is a government whose gun violence—inflicted on unarmed individuals by battlefield-trained SWAT teams, militarized police, and bureaucratic government agents trained to shoot first and ask questions later—poses a greater threat to the safety and security of the nation than any mass shooter. There are now reportedly more bureaucratic (non-military) government agents armed with high-tech, deadly weapons than U.S. Marines.   This is a government that has allowed the presidency to become a dictatorship operating above and beyond the law, regardless of which party is in power.   This is a government that treats dissidents, whistleblowers and freedom fighters as enemies of the state.   This is a government that has in recent decades unleashed untold horrors upon the world—including its own citizenry—in the name of global conquest, the acquisition of greater wealth, scientific experimentation, and technological advances, all packaged in the guise of the greater good.   This is a government that allows its agents to break laws with immunity while average Americans get the book thrown at them.   This is a government that speaks in a language of force. What is this language of force? Militarized police. Riot squads. Camouflage gear. Black uniforms. Armored vehicles. Mass arrests. Pepper spray. Tear gas. Batons. Strip searches. Surveillance cameras. Kevlar vests. Drones. Lethal weapons. Less-than-lethal weapons unleashed with deadly force. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Stun grenades. Arrests of journalists. Crowd control tactics. Intimidation tactics. Brutality. Contempt of cop charges.   This is a government that justifies all manner of government tyranny and power grabs in the so-called name of national security, national crises and national emergencies.   This is a government that exports violence worldwide, with one of this country's most profitable exports being weapons. Indeed, the United States, the world's largest exporter of arms, has been selling violence to the world in order to prop up the military industrial complex and maintain its endless wars abroad.   This is a government that is consumed with squeezing every last penny out of the population and seemingly unconcerned if essential freedoms are trampled in the process.   This is a government that routinely undermines the Constitution and rides roughshod over the rights of the citizenry, eviscerating individual freedoms so that its own powers can be expanded.   This is a government that believes it has the authority to search, seize, strip, scan, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation, the Constitution be damned.

Classical Wisdom Speaks
Do States and Empires Die Differently? And What Can their Deaths Teach us Today?

Classical Wisdom Speaks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 83:19


Celebrated historians Niall Ferguson, James Hankins of Harvard University and renowned philosopher Angie Hobbs delve into the end of empires: How they meet their demise and what that means to us in the here and now. Hosted by Jack Visnjic of Ancient Greece Declassified Podcast, this conversation covers Ancient, Renaissance and the more modern state of states.   This discussion took place LIVE on Saturday, August 21st as part of Classical Wisdom's Symposium 2021: The End of Empires and the Fall of Nations. If you would like to watch all the recordings please go to: http://classicalwisdom.com/symposium or email us at info@classicalwisdom.com. About our Panelists: Niall Ferguson, MA, DPhil, FRSE, is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Pity of War, The House of Rothschild, Empire, Civilization and Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize.He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. In 2020 he joined Bloomberg Opinion as a columnist. In addition, he is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, a New York-based advisory firm, a co-founding board member of Ualá, a Latin American financial technology company, and a trustee of the New York Historical Society and the London-based Centre for Policy Studies. His most recent book, The Square and the Tower, was published in the U.S. in 2018, and was a New York Times bestseller. A three-part television adaptation, Niall Ferguson's Networld, aired on PBS in March 2020. His most recent book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, has just been published by Penguin.Angie Hobbs gained a degree in Classics and a PhD in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. After a Research Fellowship at Christ's College, Cambridge, she moved to the Philosophy Department at the University of Warwick; in 2012 she was appointed Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield, a position created for her. Her chief interests are in ancient philosophy and literature, and ethics and political theory from classical thought to the present, and she has published widely in these areas, including Plato and the Hero (C.U.P). Her most recent publication for the general public is Plato's Republic: a Ladybird Expert Book. She contributes regularly to radio and TV programmes and other media, including 22 appearances on In Our Time on Radio 4. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Houses of Parliament, the Scottish Parliament and Westminster Abbey and been the guest on Desert Island Discs, Private Passions and Test Match Special.She was a judge of the Man Booker International Prize 2019 and was on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council 2018-9 for Values, Ethics and Innovation.Dr. James Hankins, professor of History at Harvard University and an intellectual historian specializing in the Italian Renaissance. He is the general editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library, which publishes bilingual editions of important Latin works of the Renaissance as well as author of many books, including, Virtue Politics: Soulcraft and Statecraft.

By Any Means Necessary
Faith Must Be A Part of Anti-Imperialist and Anti-Capitalist Movements

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 111:52


US Massacres Family in Afghanistan, Hurricane Ida Exacerbated by Capitalism, Energy Company Tries to Get Around Using Union LaborText: In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by David Swanson, activist, journalist, radio host, Executive Director of World Beyond War and author of the new book “Leaving World War II Behind” to discuss the US drone strike that killed an Afghan family, the US role in destabilizing Afghanistan, and the high costs paid by the Afghan people for US imperialism.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Tina Landis, organizer and author of the book, ‘Climate Solutions: Beyond Capitalism' to discuss the destruction left behind by Hurricane Ida and how capitalism makes such destruction much more devastating, the inhumanity of capitalism and why the ruling class won't do anything to mitigate the suffering endured by poor and working people, and the need for a people's movement that forces systemic change and climate action.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Taft Mangas, organizer with Laborers local 329 in Lima, Ohio to discuss the replacement of union labor with non-unionized workers at the Cenovus energy refinery in Lima, how Cenovus is pitting workers against workers and its attempts at union-busting, and the implications of this move on the broader Lima community.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by James Early, Former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies to discuss the converging crises of capitalism and what it means for the US empire and the working class, how faith has historically played into the drive for empire, and the need to reclaim faith to build a working class movement.

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine (Broadcast-affiliate version)
3 Giant Corporation CEOs Earned $236 Million from Military Contracts in Just 5 Years

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine (Broadcast-affiliate version)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 29:00


Institute for Policy Studies' Sam Pizzigati: Afghanistan and the Long History of War ProfiteeringPeople For The American Way's Markus Batchelor: It's the 11th Hour to Protect U.S. Democracy From Coordinated GOP AttackJessica Reznicek Support Team's Alex Cohen: Activist Groups Demand 5-Year Terrorism Sentence Against Pipeline Resister be DroppedBob Nixon's Under-reported News SummaryHong Kong's largest teachers' union attacked in China's state mediaFederal judge rejects Trump era permits for major Alaska projectSecret IRS files reveal how much the ultrawealthy gained

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine (Broadcast-affiliate version)
Between The Lines (broadcast affiliate version) - Sept. 1, 2021

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine (Broadcast-affiliate version)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 29:00


Institute for Policy Studies' Sam Pizzigati: Afghanistan and the Long History of War ProfiteeringPeople For The American Way's Markus Batchelor: It's the 11th Hour to Protect U.S. Democracy From Coordinated GOP AttackJessica Reznicek Support Team's Alex Cohen: Activist Groups Demand 5-Year Terrorism Sentence Against Pipeline Resister be DroppedBob Nixon's Under-reported News SummaryHong Kong's largest teachers' union attacked in China's state mediaFederal judge rejects Trump era permits for major Alaska projectSecret IRS files reveal how much the ultrawealthy gained

WPKN Community Radio
Between The Lines - 9/1/21 @2021 Squeaky Wheel Productions. All Rights Reserved.

WPKN Community Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 29:00


*Afghanistan and the Long History of War Profiteering; Sam Pizzigati, author, and associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies; Producer: Scott Harris. *It's the 11th Hour to Protect US Democracy from Coordinated GOP Attack; Markus Batchelor, People for The American Way's deputy director of Leadership programs; Producer: Scott Harris, *The Activist Groups Demand 5 Year Terrorism Sentence Against Pipeline Resister is Dropped; Alex Cohen, a member of the Jessica Reznicek Support Team; Producer: Melinda Tuhus.

Get Down To Business with Shalom Klein
#WeAllServe - Episode #49 with Greg Williams and Brian Marren

Get Down To Business with Shalom Klein

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 49:45


Greg Williams is a decorated, veteran urban law enforcement professional and a decorated, veteran former soldier with over 45 years of combined experience and expertise. An adjunct professor of Sociology and an industry expert in human behavior pattern recognition and irregular Warfare for the Defense Community, Greg held virtually every law enforcement position from patrol officer, shift supervisor, SWAT director, undercover Narcotics operations supervisor, Undersheriff and Interim Chief of Police. He has worked with the DEA's Mobile Enforcement Team (MET), the 5th Judicial District's Drug Task Force, Shooting Task Force and has worked RICO racketeering influenced corrupt organizations cases and OCDETF Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force cases. Greg maintained a US Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret security clearance and worked as a subject matter expert, contractor or consultant for many US DoD Agencies including the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO), Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) and the US Marine Corps Special Operations Training Group (SOTG). Outside of the USA, Greg has worked with NATO Commands including Strategic Allied Command Transformation (Four Star Command), the Hungarian Defence Forces and the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center (NMIOTC). Greg built a number of highly successful programs for the DoD including Combat Hunter, Border Hunter, Advanced Situational Awareness training and their progeny, including programs targeting suicide and sexual harassment and assault. Brian Marren is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Arcadia Cognerati. Brian is a decorated Marine, High Threat Protection security professional, and Subject Matter Expert on Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis. Brian has spent the last eighteen years conducting both real world and training operations all over the United States, the Middle East, and both Central and East Asia supporting the U.S. Military, foreign partners, private industry, and local, state and federal agencies. Brian holds a Masters in Applied Psychology from the University of Southern California and he is an ambassador for Carry The Load, a non-profit organization that provides an active way to connect Americans to the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, first responders and their families.

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human

Air Date 8/28/2021 Today we take a look at our departure from Afghanistan, how the decisions were made to leave in this fashion and what we should go going forward to prevent similar foreign escapades in the future Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) BestOfTheLeft.com/Refer Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! OUR AFFILIATE LINKS: BestOfTheLeft.com/Descript CHECK OUT OUR FANCY PRODUCTION SOFTWARE! BestOfTheLeft.com/Blinkist GET KEY INSIGHTS FROM THOUSANDS OF BOOKS! BestOfTheLeft.com/Bookshop BotL BOOKSTORE BestOfTheLeft.com/Store BotL MERCHANDISE! BestOfTheLeft.com/Advertise Sponsor the show! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Afghans Try to Flee U.S.-Caused Crisis Part 1 - The Intercept - Air Date 8-18-21 The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, forcing the U.S.-backed Afghan government out. The Intercept Vanessa Gezari, who also reported from Afghanistan for years after the U.S. war began, breaks down the historical trajectory that led to this moment. Ch. 2: Phyllis Bennis on Afghanistan Withdrawal - CounterSpin - Air Date 8-20-21 We'll prepare ourselves with insights on Afghanistan from Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and from Matthew Hoh, senior fellow with the Center for International Policy. Ch. 3: Monday Morning Politics Afghanistan, Public Health Mandates, And More - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 8-23-21 Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, talks about the latest in national politics, including the Afghanistan withdrawal and the infrastructure and budget bills in the House. Ch. 4: Afghans Try to Flee U.S.-Caused Crisis Part 2 - The Intercept - Air Date 8-18-21 Ch. 5: America's Failed Mission In Afghanistan Intentions & Mistakes - Fresh Air - Air Date 8-19-21 The stunning collapse of the government of Afghanistan following President Biden's decision to remove U.S. troops from the country has led to chaotic scenes in Afghanistan, including at the airport in Kabul. Guest: New Yorker' staff writer Steve Coll. Ch. 6: When We Leave Afghanistan Tomorrow and Forever. - Unf*cking The Republic - Air Date 8-21-21 Today's episode explores our national amnesia, examines the Vietnam comparison, talks about what happens when our occupations end and questions the continuation of a wartime military budget. Ch. 7: Medea Benjamin Afghan War Is Cash Cow for Pentagon. Biden Must End Delusional China Rivalry - Democracy Now! - Air Date 8-25-21 We look at the situation in Afghanistan, and pressure on Biden to stay longer, with CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin, who for years has called for an end to the longest war in U.S. history. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 8: America's Failed Mission In Afghanistan Intentions & Mistakes Part 2 - Fresh Air - Air Date 8-19-21 Ch. 9: "Mayhem": Chaotic Scenes at Kabul Airport as Suicide Bombs Kill 110+ Afghans & U.S. Troops - Democracy Now - Air Date 8-27-21 The death toll from twin suicide bomb attack outside the airport has topped 110 people, including 13 U.S. troops. Ch. 10: Forever Wars Not Ending, Just Rebranding w/ Jacob Silverman - The Majority Report w Sam Seder - Air Date 8-16-21 VOICEMAILS Ch. 11: Term limits, revolving door and inexperience - Bud from Boise Ch. 12: Individual, collective, ceremony and thanks - Jeff from the Mountains of California FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 13: Final comments on the ups and downs of term limits and the benefits of a ceremony mindset MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world) Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1437 Afghanistan: The Long Road to Now (Remix)

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 74:19


Air Date 8/25/2021 Today we take a look at the history of the war in Afghanistan. First of all, do you think that it's been going on for 20 years? Think again, it's been a lot longer than that. From British Empire Building to Cold War gamesmanship, Afghanistan has been a center of conflict since long before American citizens bothered to take notice. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) BestOfTheLeft.com/Refer Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! OUR AFFILIATE LINKS: BestOfTheLeft.com/Descript CHECK OUT OUR FANCY PRODUCTION SOFTWARE! BestOfTheLeft.com/Advertise Sponsor the show! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Afghans Try to Flee U.S.-Caused Crisis - The Intercept - Air Date 8-18-21 The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, forcing the U.S.-backed Afghan government out. The Intercept Vanessa Gezari, who also reported from Afghanistan for years after the U.S. war began, breaks down the historical trajectory that led to this moment. Ch. 2: Matthew Hoh on Afghanistan Withdrawal - CounterSpin - Air Date 8-20-21 We'll prepare ourselves with insights on Afghanistan from Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and from Matthew Hoh, senior fellow with the Center for International Policy. Ch. 3: The Afghan Pentagon Papers & An Illicit History Of The War - The Michael Brooks Show - Air Date 12-14-19 Michael Brooks breaks down the history of the modern military establishment. Ch. 4: War presidents - Rachel Maddow Show Ch. 5: The Afghanistan Papers Docs Show How Bush, Obama, Trump Lied About Brutality & Corruption of War - Democracy Now! - Air Date 8-19-21 We speak with Washington Post investigative reporter Craig Whitlock, author of the new book “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War,” which reveals how multiple U.S. presidents deceived the public about progress in the war. Ch. 6: The Pentagon Papers Of Our Time with Craig Whitlock - On the Media - Air Date 12-20-19 Bob Garfield talks with Craig Whitlock about the Afghanistan Papers and the comparison to the Pentagon Papers. Ch. 7: Spencer Ackerman Todays Crisis in Kabul Is Direct Result of Decades of U.S. War & Destabilization - Democracy Now! - Air Date 8-20-21 As thousands of Afghans try to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control, we look at the roots of the longest U.S. war in history and spend the hour with Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter Spencer Ackerman. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 8: 30,000 speech - The Daily Show President Obama channels George W. Bush in his speech announcing the deployment of an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. Ch. 9: The Afghanistan Papers with Steven Miles - News Beat with Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski - Air Date 12-23-19 We speak with Washington Post investigative reporter Craig Whitlock, author of the new book “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War,” which reveals how multiple U.S. presidents deceived the public about progress in the war. VOICEMAILS Ch. 10: No bipartisanship for now - Rich from Oregon FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 11: Final comments on questioning a theory of change before supporting an idea MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world) Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Listen Anywhere! BestOfTheLeft.com/Listen Listen Anywhere! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Democracy That Delivers
Democracy That Delivers #278: Co-regulating the Indonesian Digital Economy with Thomas Dewaranu, Researcher at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS)

Democracy That Delivers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 28:15


On this episode of Democracy that Delivers, our host Ken Jaques is joined by co-host Adam Sachs from CIPE's Global Team and Thomas Dewaranu, a researcher at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS). CIPE partnered with CIPS to engage in a digital economy advocacy pilot that examines the country's digital economy environment via interviews, public-private dialogues, and other awareness-raising activities. Thomas Dewaranu shares research recommendations that are captured in a policy paper titled, “Co-regulating the Indonesian Digital Economy”. One key takeaway from the report is to follow a co-regulation approach that relies on collaboration between government and private sector actors to foster a cooperative approach to regulatory design, implementation, and enforcement of digital laws.

The Hartmann Report
WEALTH HOARDERS

The Hartmann Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 57:59


Chuck Collins, scholar with the Center for Policy Studies has had his eye on the wealth of the super rich- how did they add over five trillion dollars to their assets during the pandemic? Why do we continue to allow the massive transfer of wealth to the very rich and away from the American middle class?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

AirGo
Black Freedom Convos Vol. 2 - Black & Palestinian Solidarities w/ Khury Petersen-Smith

AirGo

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 67:23


AirGo is partnering with friend of the show and self-appointed honorary cohost Eve Ewing to present Black Freedom Conversations, a suite featuring Eve in conversation with Black scholars toward collective Black liberation and learning. Each episode corresponds to lectures given by the featured scholar, which are available for free at https://www.blackfreedomlectures.org/. Episode two features Eve in conversation with Khury Peterson-Smith, who is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. He researches the US Empire, borders, and migration. He coauthored the 2015 "Black Solidarity with Palestine" statement, which was signed by more than 1,100 black activists, artists, and scholars. SHOW NOTES Follow the guest - twitter.com/kpyes Become an AirGo Amplifier - airgoradio.com/donate Rate and review AirGo - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091

Think 100%: The Coolest Show on Climate Change
S3 Ep 26: Africa Rising w/ Emira Woods

Think 100%: The Coolest Show on Climate Change

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 57:09


 Pan-Africanism is rooted in the connectivity and power of the Black/African diaspora. The continent of Africa is the epicenter of humanity--driving the future of not only the diaspora, but the world. Rev Yearwood speaks with Emira Woods, the senior advisor of Shine and associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. The two discuss the colonial and economic oppression of Africa, the power and potential of women, and liberation leaders of the past and future.  Support the Shine Campaign: https://theshinecampaign.org/ The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new episodes every Monday on environmental justice and how we solve the climate crisis. Listen and subscribe here or at TheCoolestShow.com! Follow @Think100Climate and @RevYearwood on Instagram, Twitter, and Instagram.

Ignite 2 Impact Podcast - Raise up and Inspire the Next Generation of Leaders
 Ep. 114 How to Motivate, Model, Mentor, Move as a Leader:The 4-M Model of Leadership

Ignite 2 Impact Podcast - Raise up and Inspire the Next Generation of Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 36:29


When you think of a good leader, what comes to mind? Leadership affects every aspect of our lives, from the workplace to our homes.  Meet Reverend Dr. Patricia Butler, respected clergy leader, and education expert who shares her innovative trademark approach to effective leadership. Through her educational career, teaching experience, and years of pastoring, Rev. Butler has developed a system of leadership known as the “4 M's”. Join us as she elaborates on the 4-M Model of Leadership process and shares tips on how you can implement effective leadership practices in your everyday life. As always, we bring you the best of the best here at Ignite 2 Impact!  KEY TAKEAWAYS  The importance of leading by example. How good leadership skills benefit our professional and personal lives.  QUOTES “Mentoring doesn't mean that you become me; mentoring means that you take what you need from me, to become a better you.” – Rev. Dr. Patricia Butler, 38:10 “Leave a legacy through your leadership.” – Rev. Dr. Patricia Butler, 41:50 “My best sermons are those that I act out, not speak out.” – Rev. Dr. Patricia Butler, 46:00     RESOURCES MENTIONED drgenevaspeaks.com   Rev. Butler is the pastor of St. Luke Tabernacle Community Church-Detroit. She also serves as Chair and President of the Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance Board, where she led an 84-member community group to implement a community revitalization plan to promote and secure resources  Her impressive educational background includes an Associate's of Science, Bachelor's of Science in Education, Master of Education in Instructional Technology, Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and an array of additional certifications qualifying her to teach children and young adults, including those with mental or physical impairments. 

By Any Means Necessary
Race & Revolution—Cubans Work To Bridge Divides As US Renews Attacks

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 114:55


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Tunde Osazua, Coordinator of the Black Alliance for Peace's U.S. Out of Africa Network, to discuss the recent drone strikes on Somalia by the US military under Joe Biden, the bizarre legal rationale of ‘collective self-defense' which AFRICOM employed in defense of the deadly attack despite a complete lack of evidence that US forces were under threat, and the consistency of US imperialism under both Democrats and Republicans.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by By Any Means Necessary producer Wyatt Reed to discuss the massive celebrations commemorating the 42nd anniversary of the Triumph of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, how the revolution—both in that country and in others on the continent—have their roots in Augusto Sandino's successful military campaign to end US occupation nearly a century ago, and the corporate media disinformation campaign in defense of opposition figures tied to the deadly US-backed coup in the socialist country. In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Mike Sampson, co-host of the RedSpin Sports podcast and Miguel Garcia, host and creator of the Sports As A Weapon Podcast, to discuss disturbing new details in the alleged sexual assault by Chicago Blackhawks video coach Bradley Aldrich of a former player, whether the issue may lead more athletes to re-evaluate the prevalence of rape culture in sports, and numerous protests already seen as the Olympic Games kick off in Tokyo. Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by James Early, Former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies, to discuss new sanctions the Biden administration unleashed on Cuba Thursday, a new letter signed by over 400 high-profile activists calling on the Biden administration to end the blockade and ‘Let Cuba Live,' and the complicated and contradictory questions surrounding race in revolutionary Cuba.

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No Plan to Stop COVID at the Border - Jessica Vaughan - 7.23.21 - HOUR 2

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Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 37:23


Grace is joined by Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies to discuss the worrisome number of cases of COVID in migrants coming over the southern border.